PROS to Host Special Guest Isis Anchalee
(NYSE: PRO), a big data software company, today announced that a member
of its data science team, Ezgi Eren, Ph.D., will deliver an address at
Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, the world’s
largest gathering of women technologists. The event, scheduled for Oct.
14-16, will be held in Houston.
Eren will make her presentation on Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Titled “Optimization
and Big Data: An Application from Car Rental Pricing,” she will
discuss the computational challenges of using large scale,
multi-dimensional data that enabled a large U.S.-wide car rental network
to make daily pricing updates.
BLAZE, the PROS women’s network, also announced plans to host as its
special conference guest Isis
Anchalee, a San Francisco software engineer whose hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer
was popularized following her Bay-Area company’s recruiting campaign.
Anchalee will also deliver remarks at a PROS BLAZE-sponsored after-hours
reception honoring Grace Hopper participants on Oct. 15. To register for
the reception, visit the event site here.
“The Grace Hopper Conference is the most prestigious gathering of women
in technology, featuring some of the industry’s most high-profile
thought leaders,” said PROS Chief Operating Officer and BLAZE executive
Crump. “PROS is a great destination for women who are pursuing
technology careers, and looking to deliver a material and measurable
business impact for customers. We are proud to have Ezgi Eren, a highly
regarded member of the PROS data science team, as a featured speaker at
this important industry event.”
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 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 cloud
solutions to optimize sales, pricing, quoting, rebates and revenue
management across more than 40 industries. PROS has completed over 800
implementations of its solutions in more than 55 countries. The PROS
team comprises more than 1,000 professionals around the world. To learn
more, visit www.pros.com.
About PROS BLAZE
BLAZE: The Women’s Network @ PROS is an employee-led organization
invested in the development of women at PROS by providing them with
opportunities for skill-building and leadership in business and
technology. BLAZE strives to empower women to take action in pursuing
successful and fulfilling careers. BLAZE endeavors to support women even
beyond the walls of PROS through their community efforts serving women
in need at the Women’s Home or encouragement of young girls through
About the Grace Hopper Conference
The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing is the world’s
largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by the Anita
Borg Institute and presented in partnership with the Association of
Computing Machinery (ACM). Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle
Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray
Hopper, Anita Borg Institute’s GHC is designed to bring the research and
career interests of women in computing to the forefront.