SOURCE: Kalido


September 21, 2009 11:40 ET

Kalido Connect 2009 to Deliver Innovation, Networking and Best Practices for Enterprise Data Governance to Customers

Virtual Conference Gains Momentum With More Customer Presenters, Partner Sponsors and New Product Showcases Scheduled

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) -

  • Kalido, a leading provider of information management software for enterprise data governance, today unveiled further details about Kalido Connect 2009, the company's annual conference, which will be held on October 6, 2009.

  • Organizations have consistently delivered exceptional results -- in terms of business value, project time-to-value and cost -- with their Kalido-based projects. At Kalido Connect, these trailblazers can identify additional ways to deliver value to their businesses, particularly as more organizations seek advice on how to implement a focused enterprise data governance program.

  • Every year, Kalido customers rave about the ability to network with their peers. Kalido Connect 2009 gives those customers a single venue to improve their skills and network with and among a much wider group of knowledgeable customers, implementers and industry thought leaders from the comfort of their offices, saving time and travel costs.

  • Attendees will also hear directly from Kalido customers about their implementations, Kalido partner sponsors about best practices and Kalido executives about the increasing importance of data governance. In addition, Kalido's product roadmap will be showcased -- including a new software release that will support the growing needs of data governance and master data management initiatives.

  • Free registration is available at

Actionable Content, Tailored to Your Needs.

  • Designed to meet the needs of both current and future projects, the Kalido Connect agenda features a wide variety of both strategic and tactical content, with offerings suitable for both business and IT professionals.

  • The keynote presentation, delivered by Kalido President and CEO Bill Hewitt, will focus on "Driving the need for data governance across the enterprise."

  • Kalido will devote a special session to review exciting new product release details and the product roadmap for 2010. Attendees will also hear more about the recently announced Kalido KONA Information Appliance, the only end-to-end analytics and reporting solution with completely integrated master data management (MDM) capabilities.

  • Kalido customers, including Eisai, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices EMEA and Post Office Limited, will present on the business value of their Kalido implementations in areas such as retail sales management and reporting, pharmaceutical sales and marketing, data governance and master data management.

  • Conference content will also feature:

    • Business-level discussions about data governance

    • Technical breakout sessions to derive maximum value from the Kalido® Information Engine™ and increase your own market value with enhanced skills

    • InfoShare, a unique opportunity to help shape Kalido's product direction

    • Numerous networking opportunities

Broader Audience. Better Access. No Travel.

  • Kalido Connect will be online and produced on a rich-media, virtual event platform.

  • By eliminating the cost, time and hassles of travel, more team members around the world will be able to participate, increasing opportunities to network and learn from your peers.

  • Already, registrations exceed last year's attendance by more than 300 percent and are expected to increase significantly in the days leading up to the conference.

  • Kalido's Virtual Conference Center will feature:

    • Exhibit Hall -- Interact with sponsors and Kalido experts

    • Auditorium -- View presentations and interact with speakers and participants

    • Resource Center -- Download white papers, podcasts and other content

    • Lounge -- Network with attendees and build new relationships

  • In addition, Kalido partner sponsors will be on hand to provide information, advice and knowledge-sharing.

    • Platinum sponsors include Axis Group, Netezza, Project Performance Corporation and QlikTech

    • Gold sponsors include Baseline Consulting and Logica

    • Silver sponsors include Broadstreet Data, Emunio Consulting and Streebo


Tim Milovich, chief operating officer, Baseline Consulting said:

  • "At Baseline Consulting, we have long believed that data governance is critical to the success of many business-led initiatives. In working together with Kalido -- a clear pioneer in data governance -- at Kalido Connect and other venues, we can continue to evangelize the importance of data governance to business and IT decision makers who are immersed in improving and controlling corporate information. That's why we enthusiastically sponsor Kalido Connect and partner with Kalido."

Bill Coleman, chief operating officer and general manager of Broadstreet Data, said:

  • "This is our first time sponsoring Kalido Connect and with the outstanding attendance expected, it looks like we picked the perfect time. As a new partner to Kalido, we view this event as an excellent opportunity for organizations that are seeking advice on how to implement a focused enterprise data governance program. We look forward to sharing our best practices and networking with an exceptional list of customers, industry experts and partners. The whole team at Broadstreet Data is excited to be part of the action."

Bill Hewitt, president and CEO of Kalido, said:

  • "The Kalido community has grown dramatically in recent years. By holding a virtual conference, our customers, partners and employees will have the opportunity to reach a much larger group of other members of the Kalido Community without the red tape and hassle of traveling. This is particularly important as data governance requires involvement from business and IT people alike -- a virtual conference provides the best opportunity to easily connect with both of these important groups."

About Kalido

Kalido delivers industry leading solutions for turning bad data into meaningful business information. Developed through years of successful best practice implementations, Kalido's robust, business-model driven information management engine governs data across the enterprise and automatically feeds information to industry standard BI platforms. Kalido software is implemented at over 250 locations in more than 100 countries with market leading companies. More information about Kalido can be found at:

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