March 15, 2011 15:28 ET

SDForum New Speakers Confirmed for: "Analytics: The Next Wave" Conference Friday, March 25, 2011 Stanford, CA

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - SDForum, Silicon Valley's leading source of information and education in the technology community, today announced the new speakers at the conference titled "Analytics: The Next Wave." The event is being held at Stanford University, Tressider Union on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8:15 a.m. PT in Stanford, CA.

Bill Schlough of the SF Giants says, "I will be the closing keynote speaker for SDForum's Analytics Conference at Stanford. I will talk a little bit about the role analytics plays in our business here. Everything from putting the best possible product on the field as we did last year to maximizing out the ticket revenue through dynamic pricing. Hope you can come out and check the conference on March 25."

Recently confirmed speakers are Josh McFarland of TellApart and Ilen Zazueta-Hall of Enphase Energy. Sanjay Poonen, President, Global Solutions and Go-to-Market, SAP, will also be holding a fireside chat with Tom Peck, Senior Vice President and CIO, Levi Strauss & Co.

"As the market leader in Business Analytics, SAP's mission is to make all our customers Run Better and Run Smarter," said Sanjay Poonen, President, Global Solutions & Go-to-Market, SAP. "As our customers look to deliver breakthrough results, they are constantly looking at accelerated innovation and improved ROI of their IT projects to meet the shifting business demands. As such, analytics creates competitive advantages for many customers. During the SDForum's Analytics Conference, we'll explore how our customers make trusted and fast decisions to respond to change and complex market pressures."

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with business executives, startups and investors and share insights on the next wave of analytics through a series of panels and keynotes.

Visit SDForum's website at for the full agenda and registration.

Other Speakers include:

  • Scott Burke, Yahoo!
  • Asheem Chandra, Greylock Partners
  • John Fraser, Accenture
  • Anant Jhingran, IBM
  • Ping Li, Accel Partners
  • Eric Peterson, Web Analytics Demystified
  • Zia Yusuf, Streetline

Price & Registration
Online Price through March 24: $150 Non-members, $130 members, $90 Platinum Pass, $65 Students.
Door Price: $165 Non-members, $145 members, $100 Platinum Pass, $75 Students
Limited number of SAP scholarships available for Students.

For more information visit

Location: Stanford University, Tressider Union, Oak Lounge, 459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA

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