MicroStrategy to Host 11th Annual User Conference, January 14-17, 2008 in Miami

Published on December 19, 2007 in Computer & Electronics, Computer Software, Internet, Technology


Expanded Program to Offer More Than 120 Business and Technology Sessions

McLean, Va., (December 19, 2007) –

MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that it will host its 11th annual user conference, MicroStrategy World 2008, January 14-17 at the InterContinental Miami Hotel in Miami, Florida. The event will feature customer speakers from industry-leading organizations, more than 120 educational sessions, and an exhibit hall showcasing MicroStrategy business partners.

MicroStrategy World 2008 will feature keynote presentations from MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor and Yahoo! Vice President Amr Awadallah, as well as a CTO Exchange with the Chief Technology Officers from MicroStrategy, Teradata, and Informatica. In addition, the Technology Futures half-day session will outline MicroStrategy’s technology vision and future product enhancements.

Executives from more than 25 companies will present case studies illustrating how they use MicroStrategy software to improve operations, reduce inefficiencies, and enhance business performance. Some of the companies scheduled to present at MicroStrategy World 2008 include Bluegreen Corporation, Catalina Marketing, Con-way Freight, Corporate Express, Darden Restaurants, Gucci, H&R Block Financial Advisors, Lowe’s Companies, Meredith Corporation, Metcash Australia, MetLife, Nordstrom, Nygard International, The University of Miami, XM Satellite Radio, and Yum! Brands, Inc.

MicroStrategy World 2008 will offer a wide range of business and technical tracks with tutorials, discussions, demonstrations, and case studies geared to every level of BI experience. Several new tracks have been added for 2008, and the technical sessions will cover topics including Reporting, Analysis, and Monitoring; Dashboarding and Advanced Visualizations; Customizing the User Experience; Driving Application Efficiency and Returns; and Integrating MicroStrategy with Enterprise Applications.

Participants will learn about complementary solutions and services from many of MicroStrategy’s technology partners and event sponsors, including Microsoft, Pitney Bowes MapInfo, HP, Research In Motion, Sybase, Teradata, Netezza, SPSS, Ab Initio, GoldenGate, Greenplum, iOLAP, WhereScape, Avnet Technology Solutions, Carpio Solutions, DataFactZ, KXEN, Longview Solutions, QuantiSense, Southport Services Group, Syncsort, and Visual Crossing.

“This is an exciting time in the business intelligence industry,” said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy COO. “The marketplace has dramatically changed since last year’s annual user conference. Our expanded program this year offers attendees more business and technology sessions, with an impressive line-up of customer speakers who will share best practices and successful methodologies used in their MicroStrategy deployments.” Registration information and a preliminary agenda for MicroStrategy World 2008 are available at http://www.microstrategy.com/World08.

About MicroStrategy
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at www.microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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