Blaze, the PROS women’s network, to host invitation-only reception
(NYSE: PRO), the revenue and profit realization company, today announced
its participation in the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing.
The event, which will be held in Houston for the second consecutive
year, is scheduled for Oct. 19-21 at the city’s George R. Brown
Convention Center. The conference is the world’s largest gathering of
women technologists, with more than 15,000 expected to participate.
“PROS is a destination company for women in technology who are
passionate about making a material and measurable impact for customers
around the world,” said PROS President and CEO Andres
Reiner. “It’s a great honor to have three members of BLAZE, the PROS
women’s network, representing the company as speakers at the Grace
“As a gold sponsor, we’ll have BLAZE members available to meet with
conference participants at our booth to hear firsthand about PROS, our
culture and their experiences of working for Houston’s largest publicly
traded cloud company,” said PROS Vice President, Strategic Consulting,
Tonya DeWeese. “Our reception also offers opportunities for guests to
speak with an expanded PROS team. We encourage participants interested
in learning more about the company to join us.”
Three BLAZE members will deliver presentations at the conference:
Setareh Mardan, Ph.D., a member of the company’s science team, will
deliver a poster presentation titled “How to Identify Customers
Likely to Churn,” based on her research and PROS patent-pending
technology. Her case study illuminates the challenges of a medical
equipment distributor with hundreds of thousands of products and
customers. Mardan will showcase how PROS predictive analytics combine
churn analysis and customer buying patterns to identify the most
valuable, at-risk customers. She will reveal the investment result
that could save the company $3-$8 million if a conservative percentage
of the flagged customers were saved from churning.
PROS Content Strategist Emily Zinsitz and co-presenter Samantha O’Dell
of Salesforce.com will deliver six round-table presentations in the
Student Opportunity Lab. They will share the fundamentals of their
work as technical writers who manage at ground zero for product
knowledge. The two will showcase the diverse skills and connections
developed through this trade that can super-charge careers on the
business or technical sides of the industry.
PROS Senior Software Engineer Karis Ng will join forces with Aon
Hewitt’s Vanessa Hernandez and Melissa Koch, director of content and
curriculum with the Anita Borg Institute. Together they will provide
career-building guidance with local leaders and women technologists.
BLAZE will co-host an opening night reception with Sapient Global
Markets on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. in downtown Houston
near the convention center. To participate, visit the website.
PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO) is a revenue and profit realization
company that helps B2B and B2C customers realize their potential through
the blend of simplicity and data science. PROS offers cloud solutions to
help accelerate sales, formulate winning pricing strategies and align
product, demand and availability. PROS revenue and profit realization
solutions are designed to allow customers to experience meaningful
revenue growth, sustained profitability and modernized business
processes. To learn more, visit pros.com.
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statements about the functionality and benefits of revenue and profit
realization software to organizations generally as well as the
functionality and benefits of PROS software products. The
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profit realization software for organizations that implement and utilize
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materially from those described herein include the addressability of an
organization’s revenue and profit realization software needs, the risks
associated with PROS developing and enhancing products with the
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