We’re just finishing up day 2 of a fantastic Host Analytics World 2016, with over 800 people gathered together in San Francisco to talk about enterprise performance management (EPM). Here are a few pictures to give you a feel for the event.
Here’s 49ers football legend Steve Young delivering his keynote address:
Here’s me delivering my keynote on EPM in fair weather and foul.
Here’s an artsy shot of someone taking a picture during my keynote.
And, of course, here are our mascots, Tick and Tie, stuffing bags for Project Night Night, the philanthropic activity we had at the conference cosponsored by Host Analytics and our amazing customer, Thrivent Financial.
The conference has been superb and I want to thank everyone — customers, prospective customers, analysts, journalists, pundits, and partners — for being a part of this great event.
I find it amazing that at such a great time to be in the cloud EPM market that we have competitors more focused on business intelligence (BI), predictive analytics, and functional performance management than on core EPM itself. At Host Analytics, we know who we want to be: the best vendor in cloud EPM, serving the fat middle 80% market. More importantly, perhaps, we know who we don’t want to be: we don’t want to be a visual analytics vendor, a social collaboration vendor, or a sales performance management vendor — hence our partnerships with Qlik, Socialcast, and Xactly.
We serve finance, we speak finance, and we’re proud of that. Oh, and yes, our customers, finance leaders, care about the whole enterprise so we offer not only solutions to automate core finance processes but also tools to model the entire enterprise and align finance and operations.
I’ve had trouble figuring out how to embed the video of my keynote, so I’ll just link to a video of my keynote address here.
Finally, remember to SAVE THE DATE for Host Analytics World 2017 — May 16 through 19, 2017.
(Cross-posted @ Kellblog)