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
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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