March 04, 2011 11:30 ET

SDForum Presents: "Analytics: The Next Wave" Conference

Experts Showcase How Analytics Deliver Better Outcomes to the Bottom Line

Friday, March 25, 2011, Stanford, CA

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2011) - SDForum, Silicon Valley's leading source of information and education in the technology community, today announced it will host a full-day 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. Experts, investors and executives including Sanjay Poonen of SAP and Bill Schlough of the San Francisco Giants will share their insights into how analytics drive business performance in the new economic reality.

This one-day conference will explore increasing the bottom line through new sources of data and uses, new deployment and data architecture models, and consumer targeting derived from big data intelligence.

According to Ping Li, Partner, Accel Partners, "Big data has become mainstream. Regardless of the vertical, enterprises are grappling with an unprecedented volume and disparate types of data. The organizations that can efficiently and smartly harness big data will prove to be the winners. These future big data technologies will derive from internet/cloud data centers instead of legacy enterprise technologies. SDForum, which brings together the Silicon Valley technology community, will discuss Big Data in the upcoming conference, Analytics: The Next Wave."

"Analytics is empowering organizations to make smarter, strategic decisions at every level -- and new business models are sprouting up daily," said Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO of SDForum. "The strong market growth makes it a highly attractive space for entrepreneurs and investors alike."

"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."

"Data, and the analytics to make sense of that data, are rapidly transforming how the best businesses are competing and winning in the accelerating digital markets in which we must now all participate. This conference presented by SDForum will help you understand how embracing analytics will transform your business," said Ted Shelton, Co-founder & CEO, Open-First.

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.

Speakers include:

  • Eileen Boerger, Agilis Solutions
  • Scott Burke, Yahoo!
  • Asheem Chandra, Greylock Partners
  • Ralph Clark, ShotSpotter
  • Phil Davis, RapLeaf
  • John Fraser, Accenture
  • Tim Guleri, Sierra Ventures
  • Anant Jhingran, IBM
  • Simon Khalaf, Flurry
  • Lars Leckie, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
  • Ping Li, Accel Partners
  • Tom Peck, Levi Strauss
  • Eric Peterson, Web Analytics Demystified
  • Sanjay Poonen, SAP
  • Omid Razavi, Clever Sense
  • Bill Schlough, San Francisco Giants
  • Ted Shelton, Open-First
  • Sharon Wienbar, Scale Venture Partners
  • Harold Yu, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Zia Yusuf, Streetline

Price & Registration
Discount online pricing through March 13 is $120 for SDForum members, $140 for Non-members and Limited number of SAP fellowships available for Students.

For more information, visit

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

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About SDForum
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