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Cloud9 Releases Agenda for Upcoming Summit

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 17 — Cloud9, the leader in cloud business intelligence for sales, today announced the agenda for its Customer Summit, as well as the details about the breakout sessions it will host during an upcoming cloud computing and enterprise technology conference.

“Providing sales teams with superior analytics solutions and an understanding of the science behind the art of sales is essential in improving any organization’s top-line results,” said Jim Burleigh, CEO of Cloud9. “At this year’s Customer Summit and during our Dreamforce breakout sessions, the Cloud9 team and our esteemed stable of customers will underscore the value of advanced BI solutions at every level of a sales organization – from the front lines to the corner office.”

Cloud9 2012 Customer Summit Details

The Cloud9 Customer Summit is an annual gathering of Cloud9 customers to share best practices and network with executives, industry influencers and fellow users. Registration is at record levels, with several hundred attendees expected.

This year’s event will include dual tracks for sales executives and sales operations professionals, customer panels featuring top executives from companies including EMC, Extole, MarkLogic, Stanley Black & Decker and Sykes and special guest speaker, Jim Dickie, managing partner of CSO Insights, who will discuss the seven cornerstones of Sales Management 2.0.

Event Details:

When: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. PDT, Sept. 18, 2012
Where: The St. Regis Hotel, 125 3rd St., San Francisco

Additional Information:

Register for the Cloud9 Customer Summit:
Follow @Cloud9Analytics on Twitter (#C9Summit):

Conference Details

Where: Dreamforce 2012, Booth No. 500
Moscone Center North, South and West
747 Howard St., San Francisco

Booth Highlights:

  • Demonstration of Cloud9 solutions for increased sales performance
  • Top 10 Unsolved Formulas for Sales
  • Chance to win an “Adventure in the Clouds”

Cloud9 Breakout Sessions Details:

Modernizing the Sales Forecasting Process

Where: Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate A
55 Fourth St., San Francisco

Noon – 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

During this breakout session, Cloud9 customer Earle Schweizer, vice president of EMC’s sales operations backup and recovery systems division, will explain how to tackle the forecasting challenges sales operations teams face. Attendees will learn how the backup and recovery systems (BRS) division of $20 billion EMC is improving and modernizing its entire sales forecasting process – resulting in improved forecast accuracy, better visibility into pipeline risk and, ultimately, higher win rates.

With more than 70 sales managers driving growth and overseeing hundreds of monthly opportunities, EMC’s sales operations team is spearheading the transformation from forecasting on spreadsheets, to using a powerful combination of Salesforce and a cloud business intelligence application for sales from Cloud9.

Registration for this session is nearly at capacity – register today!

Partner Theater Session: Top Metrics for Sales Operations

Where: Moscone Center
747 Howard St., San Francisco
Expo Hall - Partner Theater 1

2:30 – 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Sales Cloud: Dashboards How Top Companies are Transforming Their Business

Where: Moscone Center
747 Howard St., San Francisco
Expo Hall - Partner Theater 1

10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

What are the best and brightest companies doing to transform their businesses with dashboards? Join a panel of esteemed experts – including Cloud9’s own chief marketing executive Tracy Eiler – and see a customer-driven rapid-fire showcase of 10 effective dashboards that your peers and colleagues have deployed to make business better.


  • Sascha Gartenbach, manager of sales engineering at


  • Tim Barber, vice president of marketing at Decisionpoint Systems, Inc.
  • Tracy Eiler, chief marketing officer of Cloud9
  • Jennifer Wobser, administrator / business systems analyst at FFF Enterprises Inc.
  • Amy Mildren, manager of CRM applications at Plantronics Inc.

Additional Information:

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About Cloud9

Cloud9 is the leader in cloud business intelligence for sales. With Cloud9, customers have the power to optimize sales performance – going beyond CRM applications and standard cloud BI tools. Cloud9 delivers sales reports and dashboards, analytics, and intelligent sales forecasting.

The result? The ability to focus on key deals, quickly see pipeline risk, more effectively coach sales teams, and increase forecast accuracy. Cloud9 customers include Avaya, BMC Software, CA Technologies, EMC2, Jive, LinkedIn, Pandora, Progress Software, Siemens, Splunk, Stanley Black & Decker, and Thomson Reuters.


Source: Cloud9

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