Condoleezza Rice to Keynote JDA FOCUS 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today announced that former
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, widely considered one of the
most influential and powerful people in the world, will keynote JDA
FOCUS, April 29 – May 2, at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Dr.
Rice’s keynote is scheduled for Tuesday morning, May 1, 2012.
Rice pioneered a policy of transformational diplomacy and heralded the
formation of new global governments based on democratic principles as
the 66th Secretary of State of the United States. She held the post from
January 2005-2009, becoming the second woman and first African-American
woman to do so. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant
to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security
Advisor) from January 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position.
Rice served as Stanford University’s Provost from 1993-1999, during
which she was the institution’s chief budget and academic officer. She
is currently a professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of
Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public
Policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of Political Science at
Stanford University. Rice is also a founding partner of The Rice Hadley
The Extraordinary Opportunity for Global Economies
Supply chain management is vital to global competitiveness. It can free
up capital to support strategic investments that drive value and create
jobs. At the same time, interconnectedness among the world’s supply
chains has made them more vulnerable to disruptions from natural
disasters, political instability or terrorism. Rice’s presentation will
explore how companies can take advantage of our global
interconnectedness to find greater efficiencies, become more sustainable
and rebuild our struggling world economy.
“Condoleezza Rice is a remarkable leader with a unique perspective on
global events and how they shape our world today. We are honored to
welcome her to JDA FOCUS 2012,” said JDA Software President and CEO
Hamish Brewer. “We look forward to hearing her views on our shared
global challenges and the leadership and vision it takes to turn those
FOCUS 2012: It’s Now. Think New.
The theme for FOCUS 2012 – It’s Now. Think New. – reflects the sense of
urgency companies need and the opportunity they have to lead in the
global economic recovery through smart, innovative supply chain
management. The theme also underscores JDA’s commitment to innovation,
ensuring that its solutions continue to provide companies with unmatched
value and bottom-line results.
FOCUS 2012 will feature more than 250 content-rich sessions including
customer-led presentations, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings,
product discussions and hands-on workshops. FOCUS is designed to offer
attendees best-practice knowledge, one-on-one training from JDA solution
experts, and the opportunity to network with industry peers, supply
chain experts, technology partners and more. Recipients of the 2012 Real
Results Award will also be recognized.
To register today and learn more about FOCUS 2012, please visit www.jda.com/focus.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®,
is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management,
merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA empowers
more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that
improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and
process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail
and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that
spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA
leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market
leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®,
E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s
multiple service options, delivered via the JDA® Private
Cloud, provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid
time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership, and 24/7 functional and
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