"Moneyball" Inspiration and Oakland Athletics Executive Vice
President Billy Beane to Present Keynote
TYSONS CORNER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise
analytics and mobility software, today announced that it will host its 21st
annual user conference, MicroStrategy
World™ 2018, from January 15 to January 17 at The Cosmopolitan of
Las Vegas. To register for our upcoming conference, click here.
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"MicroStrategy is thrilled to be back in Las Vegas for MicroStrategy
World 2018, one of the industry's most anticipated analytics events of
the year," said Mark Gambill, CMO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "This
year's incredible speaker lineup and curated events make this a
must-attend celebration of our customers and their success."
Billy Beane, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and
minority owner of the Oakland Athletics, will present the keynote on the
value analytics plays in driving the way a business is run. He will
discuss why leaders and managers, regardless of their industry, should
empower all of their employees with analytics and make it a critical
part of their organization's DNA. Billy Beane will hold a Q&A session
following his keynote in the Visionary Voices track and will also be
available for a book signing in the Exhibit hall.
Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst, Boris Evelson, will give
a presentation on Artificial Intelligence (AI), including 2018-forward
expectations, current adoption rates and examples of enterprises using
AI in analytics and business intelligence (BI) today. He will also
provide industry insights for 2018, and share enterprise strategies for
adopting and optimizing the industry's popular trends as they evolve.
The conference will showcase MicroStrategy advancements that are shaping
the future of enterprise analytics. Attendees will see, live and
in-person, the latest features of the MicroStrategy 10™ platform,
including the new Dossier™ feature, receive hands-on technical training,
and experience interactive demos.
More than 150 presentations will explore innovative uses of enterprise
analytics and mobility and how these technologies can be applied to
drive business success. Topics include AI and machine learning, AWS, big
data and Hadoop technologies, including Spark and Cloudera, custom and
D3 visualizations, enterprise adoption, IoT, mobile analytics apps for
iPad® and Android™ devices, Natural Language Generation, R
and advanced analytics, and security. Sessions will also showcase key
analytics and mobility business solutions for a wide range of industries
and functions, including retail, finance and healthcare.
World 2018 attendees have numerous opportunities to get involved,
compete, network and celebrate. They include:
MicroStrategy Datathon 2018: Sign up for the MicroStrategy
Datathon 2018, which will take place during the first two days of
the conference. With the aid of MicroStrategy professionals and
specialists, select teams will face off and compete using the
MicroStrategy platform to create innovative solutions. The winning
team will win $10,000. The deadline to register is December 22, 2017.
MicroStrategy 2018 Customer Awards Contest: Apply for a Customer
Award in one of three categories: Innovative, Impactful and
Interesting. The award winners will be announced during the keynote
and receive a free pass to attend MicroStrategy World 2018.
MicroStrategy 2018 Partner Awards Contest: Apply for a Partner
Award in one of three categories: Solution, Product and Project.
The award winners will be announced on Partner Day on January 15 and
receive a free pass to attend MicroStrategy World 2018. Winners will
also be recognized during the keynote. The deadline to apply is
December 1, 2017.
MicroStrategy Dossier Contest: Enter the MicroStrategy
Dossier Contest and create a powerful dossier with engaging data
visualizations that makes your organization's complex information easy
to analyze and consume. Entrants with the three best dossiers based on
business value, information presentation, analytical workflow, and
creativity and design will be selected for special recognition during
the conference. The first-place winner will receive an iPhone® X,
and two semi-finalists will each win an Apple Watch®. The
deadline to register is January 10, 2018.
Special Networking Events: Explore our special
networking events taking place throughout the event. Attendees
will have the opportunity to mingle with peers and hear from
inspirational female leaders at our women's networking event. Attend
Day on January 15 to learn about the new sales and marketing tools
and programs designed to support the success of our channel partners.
Sign up for an "Urban Fun Run," sponsored by Datastrong, in support of STEM
for Her, a nonprofit committed to building awareness, excitement,
and opportunities for girls and young women to pursue tech-related
Our impressive lineup of customer speakers will highlight how they use
MicroStrategy to extract value out of their business systems, build
enterprise-class applications, and drive analytics adoption across the
enterprise. Among the companies scheduled to present are ABN AMRO Bank
N.V., AllianceBernstein, Aristocrat Technologies, Cisco, Constellation
Brands, Fiesta Restaurant Group, Freddie Mac, KFC, LivePerson,
LottoLand, Nedbank, The Northwest Georgia Regional Educational Services
Agency, Omega World Travel, Practical Data Solutions, Reynolds American,
Road Scholar, Standard Chartered Bank, thyssenkrupp Elevator, United Way
of Metropolitan Dallas, Virginia Tech, and Wunderman Health.
MicroStrategy's broad collection of strategic partners makes up an
extensive ecosystem of organizations dedicated to helping our customers
realize the full potential of their MicroStrategy investments. During Partner
Day, our strategic partners will learn about the new MicroStrategy
Partner Program and how they can develop, market, sell and deliver
industry-leading solutions with MicroStrategy. Throughout the
conference, attendees will hear from Automated Insights, DataFactZ,
DataFusion Technologies, Data Meaning, Datastrong, FactGem, InfoCepts,
Mighty Wizards Technologies, Nexus BI, Obase, Project X, Sense Corp,
Smartbridge, Snowflake, Southport, Teradata, Third I and Vitara.
"More than a conference, it's a giant collaboration of visionaries,
change agents, industry leaders, and practitioners learning about the
latest analytics breakthroughs so that they can make information
everywhere a reality in their organizations," added Mr. Gambill.
"Monitor the MicroStrategy World website as we continue to add more
speakers, sessions and special events."
today to attend MicroStrategy World 2018, and join the conversation
on Twitter with the hashtag #analytics18. Members of the press can RSVP
to attend the conference here.
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a worldwide leader in enterprise
analytics and mobility software. A pioneer in the BI and analytics
space, MicroStrategy delivers innovative software that empowers people
to make better decisions and transform the way they do business. We
provide our enterprise customers with world-class software and expert
services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To learn
more, visit MicroStrategy
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