Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software To Speak with Other Industry Leaders at Technology Leadership Summit in New York
Event to Focus on Trends, Strategies and Proven Applications Necessary to Achieve Mission-Critical Business Objectives
LANHAM, Md., November 04, 2008 - Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software today announced it will work with Microsoft at the Technology Leadership Summit, “Emerging Connections,” Wednesday, November 5, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the American Conference Center in New York City. The event is co-sponsored by both companies and will feature a keynote address from Gartner Research Director Pete Basiliere.
Business leaders are finding new ways to increase ROI on existing technologies to cut costs, improve control and strengthen the overall customer experience. Experts from Gartner, Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software and Microsoft will offer insight into the emerging trends, top strategies and proven applications that can make a difference in business. In his keynote presentation, “Dynamic Multi-Channel Communication,” Basiliere will address how companies expect CIOs to deliver solutions that make a difference to their business strategies, and how IT can enable the dynamic, multi-channel campaigns that will grow an enterprise.
“We continue to build on our efforts with Microsoft and look forward to sharing our thoughts on IT’s role in business success at this innovative summit,” said Michael Cooper, vice president and general manager at Pitney Bowes Software. “Attendees will discover how to leverage their organization’s existing IT systems to achieve today’s mission critical business objectives.”
“Microsoft is honored to take part in the Leadership Summit and looks forward to continuing a valued strategic alliance with Pitney Bowes,” said Eddie Amos, general manager for Worldwide Partner Evangelism at Microsoft. “With an impressive speaker line-up, this event focuses on ways to assist business leaders achieve more from their existing technologies and communication channels.”
Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software recently announced support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Enterprise customers utilizing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as their data platform and Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software’s new Communications Intelligence (CI) Platform can make the two products work together for a great user experience, including address and mail management. The CI Platform optimizes client-customer communications throughout the mailstream while improving business efficiencies.
Pitney Bowes was named a finalist in Microsoft’s Global ISV Technology Innovation Partner of the Year Special Recognition Award. Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software will continue working with Microsoft to deliver solutions that have a major impact on mutual customers’ operations.
- Michael Cooper, vice president and general manager, Pitney Bowes Software
- Doug Gordon, director of strategy and industry management, Pitney Bowes Software
- Bob Ellsworth, director enterprise platform modernization, Microsoft
- Dee Hester, solution specialist core infrastructure, Microsoft
About the Keynote Speaker
Pete Basiliere is Gartner’s research director for print markets and management, conducting research and providing advice on best practices, market strategies and technology trends. Basiliere assists technology providers and end users with practical insight relating to Gartner's Automated Document Factory 2.0, trans-promo and customer relationship management printing strategies, and operations and security matters.
Basiliere has 30 years of industry experience, including roles as operations manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, purchasing manager for PVA-EPVA, and engineering manager for NEBS. The National Association for Print Leadership (NAPL) published his two books: Diversifying with Mail and Fulfillment Services: Unlocking Hidden Profit Potential and Successful Print Buying: A Guide to the Cost-Effective Procurement of Printing.
About Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software
Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software, part of Pitney Bowes, Inc. (NYSE: PBI), provides innovative software solutions that help more than 3,000 organizations maximize the value of customer data to improve profitability, increase effectiveness, strengthen customer relationships and streamline mailroom operations. Its comprehensive Customer Data Management (CDM), Customer Communication Management (CCM), and Mailing Efficiency solutions span from database to delivery, adding value to every aspect of communication. Industry leaders - Entergy, ING, L.L. Bean, MapQuest, Microsoft, Safeco Insurance, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo - rely on the company's solutions. Visit www.g1.com and www.pb.com for more information.
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