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MagicDraw® Plugin Boosts Productivity & Enhances Collaboration –
Easily Model Concepts Via Simplified Ontology Approach

Allen, Texas (September 2, 2015) – No Magic, the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation and analysis services and solutions announced today the release of its Cameo Concept Modeler Plugin (CCM), the latest addition to the company's expanding Cameo® Suite solution portfolio. Cameo Concept Modeler leads the industry in providing a user-friendly bridge between modeling and ontology, allowing users to quickly and easily model concepts without extensive training in formal description logic.

The new solution is designed for enterprise and system architects, ontologists, analysts, knowledge engineers, modelers and subject matter experts.

"CCM is a different breed of modeling tool for these users," said Enrique Krajmalnik, No Magic's CTO. "It takes the power and ease-of-use of our award-winning MagicDraw platform and extends it to solve the problem of business vocabulary ambiguity, exacerbated by the complexity of ontology tools and a lack of trained ontologists. Using simple, easy to use and understand models of real world concepts, CCM helps coalesce systems of people, process, and information," added Enrique.

Cameo Concept Modeler is unique in that it provides all the value of ontologies, yet goes beyond with its appealing graphics and plain English glossaries, employing an intuitive drag and drop interface. As a result, modelers can create meaningful model elements with a single keystroke. This enables users to focus on the iterative process of developing and analyzing models.

Other key benefits of Cameo Concept Modeler include:

  • Consultant-proven, subject matter expert friendly graphical notation
  • Integrates with any UML® model or UML-based standard, such as UPDM, DoDAF, or NIEM-UML
  • Ideal for Architects to create new models of information from one overarching concept model

"With the introduction of our new Cameo Concept Modeler, the industry gets a highly innovative visual tool that allows a concept model to be part of the UML ecosystem, allowing ease of integration with our Cameo solution Suite," said Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic. "In addition CCM unifies all kinds of models, such as models of requirements, data, business processes, systems, ontologies, database schemata, message schemata and object-oriented software," added Duncanson.

For advanced users, such as Architects, the Cameo Concept Modeler Plugin allows these users to create and realize new models of information from one concept model, as well as connect existing models of information to concept models. Architects can also "cherry pick" concepts and properties to create a closed-world information model for schemata and code generation.

In addition, analysts and knowledge engineers find CCM highly useful and intuitive as they use UML to work with subject matter experts to model any and all real-world concepts and properties of a business in the specific language of that business.

Company Announces an Enhanced Management Team To Help Support Continued Growth

Allen, Texas (May 18, 2015) – No Magic Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation, and analysis services and solutions announced changes to its executive leadership team that will accelerate its growth into 2016 and beyond. Changes include several executive promotions, title changes and new roles, all part of the company's commitment to continued growth as it begins its 21st year of excellence. Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic announced the following changes reflecting further advancement of strong leadership throughout the company:

Enrique Krajmalnik has been appointed Chief Technology Officer and will guide and direct the company's technical resources. He is responsible for the company's technical strategy, direction and product vision. Before joining No Magic in 2014, Enrique co-founded several technology companies ranging from software development to IT services and cloud/SAAS delivery platforms. A veteran of the IT services industry, Enrique has over 25 years of experience providing technical solutions for business. Enrique is responsible for managing the No Magic development teams in each of the company's development centers located in Allen, Texas, Asia and Europe. He holds a Bachelors' degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and studied Mechanical Engineering at Duke University.

Jana K. Diamond has been promoted to Senior Director, Product Management. In this role Jana will ensure that all product development initiatives are executed according to the company's strategy in order to deliver the highest quality solutions. Jana is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over ten years experience in project management. Jana's background includes leading multi-million dollar projects for the DoD in the missiles and space arena. Jana holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Colorado and has completed a Masters level program in Homeland Defense.

Charles Galey joins No Magic as Senior Director of Software Engineering. In this role Charles will be responsible for overall software development, including the building, releasing and maintaining of No Magic solutions. The position will oversee Engineering, DevOps and QA. Charles is a former Systems Engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he participated in development of futuristic spacecraft concepts. Charles has a Bachelors' degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Satellite Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Jim Logan has been promoted to Principal Architect and Product Manager, for Cameo Concept Modeler. Jim is responsible for developing and evangelizing No Magic's newest solution, Cameo Concept Modeler, designed to provide UML-based representations of complex systems and business processes including ontologies. Jim is an accomplished enterprise architect and system architect with over 30 years of experience bringing commercial software to market and consulting to the US Government. He applies cutting-edge standards and innovative methodologies and tools to produce operational systems, specializing in Model Driven Architecture / Development approaches. Mr. Logan has extensive modeling experience spanning business, requirements, services, ontologies, information, information exchanges, and systems.

"These changes are an excellent example of our ongoing commitment to evolving as one of the IT Industry's thought leaders, as demonstrated by our Gartner positioning," said Gary Duncanson, No Magic's President and CEO and Object Management Group Board Member. "The executive level promotions and staff additions, as well as our newly created Senior Director of Software Engineering position will help us continue our great reputation for quality and innovation," said Mr. Duncanson. "Leadership changes such as these, demonstrate our confidence in each of these individuals and their strong track record of global leadership, performance and facilitating change at No Magic," he said. "I'm proud to work with the best management team in the industry. We're uniquely positioned to execute on our strategy and grow the company's award-winning solutions for the long-term," said Mr. Duncanson.

New Orleans, LA (May 18, 2015) - Today, No Magic Inc. and nMeta announced a Strategic Agreement, which will enable nMeta to introduce No Magic tooling and applications into major federal and commercial research, projects and applied technology efforts, thus expanding No Magic's already large footprint in these industries. The announcement was made by Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic Inc and Chris Galliano, President and CEO of nMeta.

nMeta's Co-founder, Kent Laursen, has been a longtime advocate and known expert for modeling in the federal sector. Mr. Laursen emphasizes that "No Magic's tooling suite provides federal programs with a modeling tool suite unlike anything else on the market. Our agreement with No Magic will enhance our ability to increase the success of this important technology across the DoD client base."

Duncanson said, "The agreement between No Magic and nMeta leverages our combined strengths. In addition, the new research and projects that nMeta addresses will greatly enhance our nation's defenses.We are delighted to be the best in class vendor to supply their teams and the research community with our model tooling and solutions. This represents another great opportunity to utilize our position within the industry to enter new markets and increase adoption within a growing modeling community. Mr. Laursen has a passion for helping craft solutions that will help our country's readiness and advance our research capabilities."

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Jack Hughes (left) and Gary Duncanson shown with Mr. Hughes 2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation

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Gary Duncanson remarks during the Congressional Veteran Commendation for Jack Hughes

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Gary Duncanson (center) congratulating Jack Hughes (left) during the Congressional Veteran Commendation ceremony. Congressman Sam Johnson on far right.

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Recipients of the Congressional Veteran Commendation

Congressman Sam Johnson Event Honors Hometown Heroes, Veterans For Their Dedication and Service to Country

Allen, Texas (November 11, 2014) – Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic and a distinguished Member of the Congressional Veteran Commendation Selection Board, joined Congressman Sam Johnson and other CVC Board members in honoring hometown heroes and veterans at the 2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation event held November first in Plano, Texas. The CVC board is comprised of impressive individuals dedicated to serving as leaders in their communities and country.

The CVC ceremony is an opportunity to highlight and bring honor to those who have faithfully served our nation. The program runs in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress. Congressman Sam Johnson, as a lawmaker and veteran, works tirelessly on behalf of U.S. military personnel and veterans and has nominated a distinguished selection board, which serves as advisors to assist with nominations and the selection of commendation recipients.

Mr. Duncanson presented one of the nine commendation awards during the ceremony to Jack Hughes, an outstanding military veteran, community leader, and exemplary American from the Third District of Texas for his service to community and country. Following Mr. Duncanson's commendation remarks from the House of Representatives Congressional Record, Jack Hughes was presented with the formal commendation and framed flag presented by Congressman Sam Johnson.

"I am humbled and proud to be part of the CVC board and to be serving along side Congressman Sam Johnson and the other distinguished board members in the Congressional Veteran Commendation initiative which recognizes our veterans and community heroes," said Gary Duncanson. "It is truly an absolute privilege for me to continue my family's legacy of giving, which honors my father and brother for their lifetime of public service on behalf of our veterans, troops and nation," he added.

During the ceremony, nine recipients were presented with the Congressional Veterans commendation: Judge Don Stevenson, Jack Hughes, Gil Benoit, Donald Sams, Cliff Sosamon, Christopher DeBord, James Knabel, Mike Martin and Robert Paulk.

Mr. Duncanson is president and CEO of No Magic, a veteran-owned software firm in Allen, Texas. In 2012, Mr. Duncanson received the prestigious Patriot Award in recognition of his support of the U.S. Military and for hiring veterans. A son of a veteran, Mr. Duncanson has consistently gone above and beyond to support veterans and their families. He also worked for the U.S. Military in the Naval Warfare Assessment Center and currently works with the Department of Defense.

iic member logo 225x108Joins Other Technology Leaders With Powerful Modeling Systems and Interoperability Enabling Platforms

Allen,Texas (October 7, 2014) – No Magic, Inc. the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation and analysis solutions and services has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium along side founding members General Electric, Intel, IBM, Cisco and AT&T.

The Industrial Internet Consortium is an open membership group formed to accelerate growth and adoption of the Internet of Things. The IIC defines requirements for open interoperability standards and at the same time develops common architectures to connect machines, smart devices, people, processes and data. No Magic, the most standards compliant solution provider in the industry, has a wide range of software solutions and platforms, as well as extensive experience in solving mission critical data interoperability issues, vitally important to enabling the Internet of Things and key to the ongoing mission of the Industrial Internet Consortium.

"Interoperability is one of the many Internet of Things enabling solutions from No Magic which we call the Cameo® Suite Platform, facilitating our vast array of interoperability solutions," said Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic, and OMG Board member. "We are delighted to be part of the IIC distinguished membership at this important time. For more than 20 years No Magic has been at the forefront of modeling and simulating systems, data interoperability, Big Data and ontology, bringing this highly relevant experience to the consortium. No Magic's ongoing innovation in these areas provides industry-leading enabling technology that allows enterprises to fully leverage the Internet of Things," added Duncanson.

"We're excited to have No Magic join the IIC," said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium. "No Magic has been a longtime member of OMG – which manages the Industrial Internet Consortium. By joining the IIC, No Magic continues to show its dedication to forwarding technological innovations. Their expertise in modeling systems will play an important role in the development of the Industrial Internet space."

Joining the Industrial Internet Consortium is another way in which No Magic reflects its commitment to helping clients leverage the digital transformation taking place within their industry by embracing the global use of interconnected devices and the Internet of Things. The company's broad customer base which spans financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, telecom and academia is testament to No Magic's ability to facilitate and enable improved productivity, cost reduction and enhanced collaboration across the spectrum of represented IIC industries.

2013 Winners Recognized at Annual No Magic World Conference

No Magic honors NMWC winnersNo Magic Honored Technology Leaders at its Cameo Awards Ceremony Monday May 5th, 2014
(Left to right): Gary Duncanson (President & CEO No Magic), Kent Laursen (Formerly SRC, now CTO No Magic), Stephan Prinzkosky (E2E), Larry Ferguson (CACI), Brian Hulbert (AFRL/LinQuest), Monte Porter (PEO Missiles and Space), Randy Coleman accepting for Dennis Wisnosky (Wizdom Technologies/FIBO), Justin Schmidt (Hospira), Nerijus Jankevicius (No Magic), Chris Henn (E2E), Nikolai Mansourov (KDM Analytics), Sandy Friedenthal (Friedenthal Consulting)

Allen, Texas - No Magic Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation, and analysis services and solutions, honored a wide range of technology companies at its Cameo Awards ceremony during the No Magic World Conference held at the iconic Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, May 5th in Allen, Texas. The Cameo Awards recognize companies, which have demonstrated technical innovation as well as measureable success using No Magic's Cameo Suite of applications. The Cameo Awards are an annual event, which coincide with the company's World Conference event.

"We are honoring the 'Best of 2013 and showing the world that modeling, simulation and analysis are critical to success in today's highly competitive economic environment," said Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic, Inc. "Those receiving the Cameo Awards represent world-class organizations making major innovations in defense, banking, insurance and government technologies that taxpayers and consumers will see in the future. Modeling is key to simplifying the complexity of today's world," added Duncanson.

Project of the Year in Financial Services 2013
Winner: Dennis Wisnosky, Wizdom Technologies/FIBO
For championing the Financial Industry Business Ontology Standard (FIBO)

Best Use of MBSE/SysML With Cameo Suite, Commercial, 2013
Winner: Justin Schmidt, Hospira

Best Use of MBSE/SysML With Cameo Suite, Federal, 2013
Winner: Brian Hulbert, AFRL/LinQuest
For research on the Verification and Validation (V&V) of complex, autonomous systems and cooperative UAV teaming

Most Creative Use of UML/BPMN With MagicDraw, 2013
Winner: Marcel Rassinger, E2E
Incorporating MagicDraw and Cameo Business Modeler within the E2E ecosystem

Project of the Year in UPDM/Enterprise Architecture, 2013
Winner: Monte Porter, PEO Missiles and Space
Pioneered methodology for partitioning and synchronizing UPDM compliant modules between a program office and its prime contractors

Project of the Year in UPDM/Enterprise Architecture, 2013
Winner: Kent Laursen, SRC
For his work in supporting Navy C4ISR architectures

Most Influential Technology Partner, 2013
Winner: Stephan Prinzkosky, E2E
For E2E's work with No Magic in launching the Cameo E2E Bridge in North America

Best Extension to Cameo Suite, Federal, 2013
Winner: Larry Ferguson, CACI
Combining CACI's model-driven design and implementation (MDDI) approach to software design and integration with No Magic's Cameo® tool suite

Industry Impact: MagicDraw Extension With Greatest Industry Impact, 2013
Winner: Djenana Campara, KDM Analytics
For development of the Cameo Risk Analyzer

Best Extension to Cameo Suite, Commercial, 2013
Winner: Dr. Dirk Zwemer, InterCAX
For development of the SLIM plugin to MagicDraw, enabling the creation and management of the Total System Model (TSM) for any complex system

Company/Individual Most Responsible for Improving the State of the Practice of MS&A, 2013
Winner: Sandy Friedenthal
For his ongoing and dedicated contribution to the field of MBSE, model-based systems engineering

Powerful Integration With MagicDraw® Makes Visual Ontology Modeler a Unique Diagram-based Semantic Technology Authoring Tool

Allen, Texas and New York, NY. (May 4, 2014) -- Thematix Partners, LLC, a semantic technology solutions provider, and No Magic Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation, and analysis services and solutions, today announced the general availability of the Visual Ontology Modeler ("VOM") -- the first and only ontology editor to use UML's well known graphical notation for building component-based ontologies.

VOM is a UML-based graphical user interface, delivered as a plug-in to No Magic MagicDraw, that enables drag-and-drop ontology creation and a visual "audit" of complex relationships. It is a multi-user and network-based environment for ontology creation, with ontology authoring wizards for creating and maintaining required UML® model elements, as well as extensive import/export support for RDF, RDFS and OWL – the W3C standard languages for expressing semantics on the web.

VOM enables faster, more reliable ontology creation, editing and review, making new kinds of semantic projects feasible. Because of its unique graphical approach to ontology creation, VOM provides a critical bridge in understanding between the software architect and the subject matter expert – critical for developing ontologies that properly model the real world. VOM models can leverage existing UML and MOF accessible business information, and can be linked to other UML-based models (e.g., SysML), providing a semantic overlay that can be used to reason about these models or to express model constraints that can be validated using OWL-DL reasoners.

"After an extensive and successful beta period, we are pleased to finally be able to make VOM available to the general public," said Elisa Kendall, Thematix partner and the creator of VOM – "MagicDraw is an ideal environment for VOM because of its comprehensive and longstanding support for UML." Kendall stated that she is "very proud to join the Cameo® Suite of solutions, providing a truly visual, round-trip tool for ontology modeling and development."

"Semantic technology is crossing the chasm from an academic research vision to a powerful business tool for representing the concepts and rules that business people deal with every day," said Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic. "We are pleased to be among the first in the market with a tool that enables the system architect to work with the business subject matter expert to author systems that enable machines to understand real-world concepts."

A beta version of VOM is already in use within some of the largest financial institutions in the United States, and it has been used extensively by the Enterprise Data Management Council to create a new standard issued by the Object Management Group (OMG®) – the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO). In addition, a wide variety of academics in universities from across the globe are currently using VOM in their research endeavors.

As a plug-in to MagicDraw, it is available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

No Magic and Model Drivers Partnership to Provide Organizational Efficiency, Reduce Risk & Cost

Allen, Texas and London, England (February 14, 2014) – No Magic Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation, and analysis services and solutions and Model Drivers, provider of Model DR, today announced a technology partnership to provide model-driven XBRL solutions to improve business reporting for businesses and regulators.

The partnership is an extension of the successful development of Model DR, which combines the power of Data Point Modeling, RDF, NoSQL technology and the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) with the award-winning features and functionality of No Magic's Cameo®/MagicDraw modeling suite.

Model DR is one of the first tools to leverage the XBRL Abstract Model developed by XBRL International (XII), the global consortium that created and maintains the XBRL standard. The Abstract Model gives developers and analysts a strong foundation for implementing XBRL solutions.

"We at No Magic have enthusiastically supported XBRL International and their efforts to take XBRL to the next level of efficiency and effectiveness with their abstract model and data comparability initiatives," said Gary Duncanson President and CEO of No Magic and Object Management Group (OMG) Board Member. "We are delighted to see a member of the XBRL community bring these kinds of powerful, innovative business outcomes to the XBRL user base," added Mr. Duncanson.

"This new technology reflects what we believe are the big ideas to industrializing the business reporting process," commented Greg Soulsby, Director at Model Drivers. "Understanding your data, mapping your business data to your reporting and analysis requirements and driving reporting and analytics through automation and new technology are key," said Soulsby.

As part of the development process, XII is currently seeking implementation examples of the XBRL Abstract Model to better meet the needs of the market. "XII is grateful for the contribution of Model Drivers and No Magic for both their use of the Abstract Model in the creation of Model DR and for the valuable feedback it will provide to our ongoing efforts," said John Turner, CEO of XBRL International. "We hope the news of this partnership will inspire others to make similar contributions."

Model DR empowers business analysts, IT architects, enterprise architects and compliance officers with a tool to implement XBRL with greater speed and confidence, achieving faster, more efficient and far less costly regulatory reporting.

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