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San Diego Software Industry Council Presents 'Forum on Analytics' Conference Exploring Analytics in Healthcare, Web 3.0 and Social Networking

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 General News J E 4
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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 2 The San Diego Software Industry Council (SDSIC) will present its third annual "Forum on Analytics" conference on Thursday, November 12 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Del Mar Marriott. Wayne Peacock, former vice president of Business Intelligence, Netflix, and founder and principal consultant, Inevit, will give the keynote address "Business Intelligence and the Netflix Story."

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The conference will highlight analytics, one of the fastest growing segments in the software industry, by presenting new career and revenue opportunities, networking, and panel discussions for investors, software developers, software executives, marketing professionals, and job seekers. Speakers include executives from IBM, Intuit, Microsoft, Accelrys, Illumina, ID Analytics, Covario and Newsforce.

The conference will also feature three panels:

San Diego has become a hub for the analytics field, growing exponentially with innovations in technology. As more organizations mine the Internet and Website data to determine customer behaviors and needs, they create new revenue opportunities for analytics companies to critically evaluate the data. San Diego's well-integrated ecosystem of companies, universities, VCs and service providers provides a robust environment for analytics talent and investment growth.

"Analytics is a major piece of business intelligence strategies, it's the reason Netflix and companies like it are so successful," said Wayne Peacock, former vice president of Business Intelligence, Netflix, and founder and principal consultant, Inevit. "San Diego's analytics community is at the forefront, enhancing customer experiences across the globe with innovations developed right here. The SDSIC's 2009 "Forum on Analytics" provides education, peer networking and career opportunities to continue that growth."

The "Forum on Analytics" is produced in association with the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, and will feature student poster presentations.

Sponsors: Ernst & Young, Teradata, Intuit, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, DLA Piper, Certona, San Diego Economic Development Corporation, ID Analytics, Covario, Ehrman Marketing Group, Silicon Valley Bank and webPRpro.com.

Cost: SDSIC member, $45 with pre-registration. Non member, $60 with pre-registration.

Exhibit cost: $3,000.

Register: http://www.sdsic.org or (858) 793-6655.

About San Diego Software Industry Council

San Diego Software Industry Council (SDSIC), founded in 1994, is a non-profit trade association that promotes and develops the software industry in the San Diego region. It provides networking, employment opportunities with tech companies, and educational events for organizations and individuals in the software and IT industries. SDSIC serves entrepreneurs, high-tech startups and software companies, as well as investors, professional service providers and bankers in San Diego. It offers dozens of seminars, annual forums, a member-to-member marketplace, sponsorships and programs including such popular events as monthly Business Interest Group meetings and SDSIC Annual "Forum on Analytics" conference. SDSIC partners and sponsors include Teradata, Intuit, Qualcomm, Websense and SONY Computer Entertainment America. SDSIC also works with UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering and UCSD Rady School of Management. For more information call 858.793.6655 or email sdsic@sdsic.org. On the Net: www.sdsic.org.

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SOURCE San Diego Software Industry Council (SDSIC)
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