Forbes’ Top Data Scientist, along with Sealed Air CEO, to Spotlight the Value of Big Data for Sales & Pricing Optimization at Vendavo Profit Summit 2014

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Vendavo, the leading provider of revenue and price optimization and management solutions, today announced that DJ Patil, data scientist in residence at Greylock Partners, will headline the Vendavo Profit Summit 2014 along with Jerome Peribere, CEO of Sealed Air. The summit will be held at the Eden Roc in Miami, Florida, from March 25 to 27, 2014. Delegates from all over the world will join industry experts and professionals, as well as Vendavo customers in sessions about using enterprise Big Data for pricing and sales effectiveness in real-world implementations.

DJ Patil, who co-coined the term “data scientist,” was ranked No. 2 data scientist in the world (behind Google co-founder Larry Page) by Forbes magazine. He was also former chief scientist, chief security officer, and head of the analytics team at LinkedIn.

Jerome Peribere is the CEO of Sealed Air, a global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection with revenue of $7.6 billion in 2012. Peribere is a 35-year-veteran of The Dow Chemical Company and has also held various leadership positions at the firm worldwide.

“As the economy toughens and buyers become more sophisticated, it is more vital than ever for companies not only to close deals, but to close deals profitably,” said Joe Boissy, Chief Marketing Officer of Vendavo. “At the Vendavo Profit Summit, we will share the latest technologies and best practices to help companies stop leaving money on the table and adapt quickly to market changes.”

Also speaking at the summit is Michael Hedges, Vice President and CIO of Medtronic, Inc. Neil Lustig, CEO of Vendavo, will kick off the Profit Summit on March 25 with Vendavo’s vision and how the company helps customers transform data into a competitive advantage and consistently improve the bottom line with informed decision-making.

Delegates will hear from leading companies including 3M, Tessco, Siemens, Sealed Air, Emerson, Henkel and SAP; experience product demonstrations; and see more than 30 breakout sessions on a spectrum of Big Data and analytics solutions for pricing and sales teams. Some topics that will be covered at the Vendavo Profit Summit 2014 include:     The Basics of Opportunity Identification – Where is the Value?     Integrating Big Data into the B2B Context     Five Proven Steps to Optimizing B2B Pricing     Building a Business Case for Profit Optimization     Getting Executive Buy-In and the Right People for Your Price Optimization Project

Registration details for the Vendavo Profit Summit are available here.

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About Vendavo Vendavo harnesses the power of Big Data to generate actionable insights that enable businesses to sell more profitably. Our price optimization and management solutions help global customers make better data-driven decisions for pricing and sales effectiveness. Using cutting-edge analytics and deep industry expertise, Vendavo boasts the largest number of implementations for B2B enterprises in the industry, having helped more than 300 company divisions dramatically increase revenue, improve profit margins and maximize shareholder value. The Silicon Valley firm has on-premises, hybrid, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings available for different customer needs and requirements. Located across the globe, Vendavo is the solution of choice for Fortune 500 companies in industries such as chemicals and process industries, consumer packaged goods, wholesale distribution, energy and utilities, technology, industrial manufacturing, and medical devices and consumables. Learn how you can increase frontline responsiveness and effectiveness at


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