SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

May 30, 2007 13:00 ET

Pentaho Chairman Andre Boisvert to Speak at The 451 Group Software Business Transformation Summit

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - May 30, 2007) - Pentaho Corp., creator of the world's most popular open source business intelligence (BI) suite, today announced that Pentaho Chairman Andre Boisvert will represent Pentaho as a speaker at The 451 Group's Software Business Transformation Summit, June 4-6 in San Francisco, CA.

Boisvert has been in the technology field for nearly 30 years. He started his career with IBM in 1976, and since then has held senior management positions at Oracle Corporation, Cognos, SAS Institute, and Sagent. In October 2004, Boisvert co-founded Pentaho Corporation, and has played an instrumental role in Pentaho's emergence as the world's most popular open source BI suite.

The 2007 Software Business Transformation Summit provides software industry executives and senior enterprise IT strategists with an opportunity for contextual dialogue about the fundamental transformation that is occurring within the software business model.

The theme of the conference is "Parallel Evolution -- Software to Services and Channels to Ecosystems." Since its inception, Pentaho has brought similar transformative dynamics to the traditional BI market by using a professional open source model. Rather than charging huge up-front software licensing fees, Pentaho makes its software freely available to users without licensing fees, offering a set of services including professional support and indemnification to allow users to deploy open source BI with confidence and security in production, strategic, and mission-critical applications. This model eliminates the software lock-in issues associated with proprietary BI software, while delivering far better customer value.

To kick off the evening networking event, Brenon Daly of The 451 Group will interview Mr. Boisvert to get some of his insights on the current and future state of the technology business. Mr. Boisvert brings the perspective of someone with broad and deep industry experience, a visionary approach to driving market evolution, and the experience of helping to found and drive the first professional open source BI company at Pentaho.

For more information on The 451 Group Software Transformation Business Summit, please see: www.swbizsummit.com.

About Pentaho

Pentaho provides a full spectrum of open source Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities including reporting, analysis, dashboards, data mining, data integration, and a BI platform that have made it the world's most popular open source BI suite. Formed by a highly experienced team of industry veterans, Pentaho's mission is to bring innovative, high quality technology and professional support to the BI market. Pentaho uses a revolutionary approach to development, distribution and support made possible by an open source business model. Pentaho is the primary sponsor and owner of popular open source projects including JFreeReport, Kettle, Mondrian, and Weka. Pentaho's technologies support a wide range of business initiatives from sales and profitability analysis, customer analysis, HR reporting, Financial reporting, KPI dashboards, Supply Chain analytics, and operational reporting.

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