Condoleezza Rice to Keynote JDA FOCUS 2012
Condoleezza Rice to Keynote JDA FOCUS 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JDA® 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 Group.
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 to opportunities.”
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.
JDA® 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 technical support and expertise. To learn more, visit www.jda.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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