We had a blast welcoming more than 800 EPM rockstars to the event this year and making every attendee’s experience the best it could be. Months and months of preparation all led to an amazing event packed full of highlights, insights, customer interactions and many takeaways – not to mention the much needed foot massage for me at the close of the event.
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Markets are volatile. As of Friday morning, the S&P 500 stock index had inched up less than 1% for the year, after diving in January. U.S. economic growth had also slowed to less than 1% over the past six months and job growth had fallen below the average. Finance teams are under pressure to keep cash flowing to the right departments to take advantage of the best opportunities.
CEO Dave Kellogg
Andre Lafayette, Host Analytics Senior Director of Strategic Marketing, moderated the panel of experts that included:
In his quest to find out what makes for a finance rockstar, Lafayette peppered the panel with questions while asking
Young spent most of his hour-long talk explaining what he'd done to overcome humbling moments in the early days of what would become a storied NFL career.
"There were days when I thought I should have gone back to law school," Young says about his first seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He'd felt the weight of tens of thousands of disappointed fans who he says wanted to see Joe Montana throwing the football to Jerry Rice. Young
After beginning with a kickoff keynote from CEO Dave Kellogg that covered everything from Kardashian companies to finding inspiration in Full Metal Jacket to the value of Enterprise Performance Management in both fair and foul weather markets, day 1 of Host Analytics World 2016 ended with Ron Baden, Senior Vice President of Services, moderating a fireside chat with a panel of Host Analytics customers. The customer panel
CEO Dave Kellogg kicked off Host Analytics World 2016 earlier this morning at a packed ballroom at the Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown San Francisco. Over 800 people attended this year, showing up to hear about navigating change at a time of maximum chaos.
"The first thing you'll hear me say at this conference is thanks for being our customers. It's also the last thing you'll hear me say," Dave said in a play on words from the Oscar-nominated film Full Metal Jacket.
No one who's seen Dave speak will be surprised to read that. Funny and animated, his theatrics on stage -- including a