March 18, 2010 15:13 ET

SDForum Presents: "The Analytics Revolution" Conference

Experts Showcase How Analytics Are Shaping the New Economy Leaders

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) -  SDForum, Silicon Valley's leading source of information and education in the technology community, today announced it will host a full day conference titled "The Analytics Revolution." The event is being hosted by Microsoft on Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. PT in Mountain View, CA. Experts, investors and executives including Ronny Kohavi of Microsoft and Peter Norvig of Google will share their insights into how analytics are reshaping businesses in the new economic reality.

Advanced analytics are creating new business models, giving rise to innovative startups and reinventing long-standing companies and industries. Innovative companies leverage analytics to differentiate themselves from competitors and identify breakthroughs to accelerate growth in the economic rebound. In turn this is fueling the significant role and pace of innovation in analytics. Attendees will hear from industry experts, hot companies and trendsetters using analytics to transform their business.

According to Kevin Efrusy, Partner at Accel Partners, "We are big believers in how the next generation of applications is causing a data explosion. This is disrupting the traditional data and analytics stacks. SDForum has assembled a wonderful collection of these leading disruptors for their conference and I am excited to participate."

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

"Having analytics to go from insight to action in real-time, is radically changing the way our customers do business. We're seeing significant interest in our BI, analytics, performance management and risk solutions which is driving our market-leadership in this segment. We look forward to sharing with the attendees of SDForum, the type of advances we are seeing in the market and among our customers," said Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM of Business User and LoB Solutions, SAP.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with business executives, startups and investors and share insights in the analytics market as they participate in a series of panels and keynotes.

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

Speakers include:

  • Amr Awadalla, Cloudera
  • Stacey Curry Bishop, Scale Ventures
  • Asheem Chandna, Greylock
  • Jie Cheng, Acxiom
  • Kevin Efrusy, Accel
  • Jeff Kreulen, IBM
  • Ronny Kohavi, Microsoft
  • DJ Patil, LinkedIn
  • Lars Leckie, Hummer Winblad
  • Peter Norvig, Google
  • Sanjay Poonen, SAP
  • Ken Rudin, Zynga
  • Joydeep Sen Sarma, Facebook
  • Neel Sundaresen, Ebay

Price & Registration

The online pricing for this event is $115 for Non-Members, $95 SDForum Members, and $25 more at the door.

Media are invited to attend. For media registration, please contact Julie Welch at

Location: Microsoft Campus, Mountain View, CA.

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