Nate Silver to Keynote at PROS Outperform 2014, The Big Data Event for
Pricing and Sales Effectiveness
New York Stock Exchange, the Venue for Outperformers
PROS Outperform 2014
HOUSTON -- February 4, 2014
PROS^® (NYSE: PRO), a big data software company, today announced that noted
big data authority, celebrated statistician and former political reporter Nate
Silver will deliver the keynote address at its Outperform 2014 conference,
scheduled for February 19-20 at the New York Stock Exchange.
Deemed a ‘spreadsheet psychic’ ‘number-crunching prodigy’ and a ‘master of
prediction,’ Silver is the author of New York Times’ best seller The Signal
and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t. Silver established
his credentials as an analyst of baseball statistics, developing a widely
acclaimed system called PECOTA – Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization
Test Algorithm – which predicts player performance, career development, and
seasonal winners and losers. A former New York Times political reporter,
Silver’s approach to thinking probabilistically using big data and analytics
has established him as one today’s foremost prognosticators.
“Outperform provides exceptional opportunities for pricing and sales leaders
to share how big data can create competitive advantages in their businesses,”
said PROS Chief Marketing Officer Tim Girgenti. “Nate Silver adds an exciting
dimension to our conference. As a high-profile expert on the value of data
across a number of industries, we look forward to his insights in the realm of
predictive and prescriptive analytics.”
“In today’s competitive markets where many companies operate on razor-thin
margins, organizations are beginning to understand that big data and analytics
provide a compelling business advantage,” said Silver. “I look forward to
meeting business executives who have learned firsthand how to better serve
their customers and compete more effectively using their big data as a
differentiator for improving performance.”
The two-day event features an impressive speaker line-up of PROS customers and
industry experts who will share their insights and experiences of using big
data to sell better.
To learn more about Outperform 2014, or to register, visit the website at
About Nate Silver
Nate Silver has written for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Slate, New York Sun and
The New York Times. His work has been reported in publications including The
New York Times, Newsweek, The Huffington Post and Vanity Fair. Silver is now
partnering with ESPN to launch a new blog -- FiveThirtyEight.com – which will
cover a wider range of areas, including big data, sports, politics and more.
He has been honored with a series of accolades. Most recently, Fast Company
named him number one on its 2013 list of the most creative people in business;
Creativity magazine listed him in its Creativity 50 2013.
PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO) is a big data software company that helps
customers outperform in their markets by using big data to sell more
effectively. We apply 28 years of data science experience to unlock buying
patterns and preferences within transaction data to reveal which opportunities
are most likely to close, which offers are most likely to sell and which
prices are most likely to win. PROS offers big data solutions to optimize
sales, pricing, quoting, rebates and revenue management across more than 30
industries. PROS has completed over 600 implementations of its solutions in
more than 50 countries. The PROS team comprises more than 700 professionals
around the world. To learn more, visit www.pros.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements
about the functionality and benefits of PROS pricing and big data software.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon
PROS historical experience with pricing and big data software, and its current
expectations of the benefits of pricing and big data software for
organizations that implement and utilize such software. Additional information
relating to the uncertainty affecting the PROS business is contained in PROS
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking
statements represent PROS expectations as of the date of this press release.
Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and PROS disclaims
any obligations to update or alter these forward-looking statements in the
future, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
PROS Holdings, Inc.
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