SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 — FirstRain, the leader in big data analytics for enterprise sales and marketing teams, today announced that its CEO Penny Herscher will speak on the role of women in technological advancements in manufacturing at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. In existence for nearly 20 years, the Grace Hopper Conference is the largest technical conference for women and is designed to support and showcase contributions of women in computing. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. This year’s event will be held on October 2-5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Conference and presentation details:
Who: Penny Herscher, CEO, FirstRain
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), Room 200 D-G
When: 3:45 – 4:45 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2013
What: ”The New Industrial Revolution: How Advanced Manufacturing is Creating Disruptive Opportunities for Women.” This panel will discuss and explore the effects of exciting new technologies—from 3D printing to desktop design and fabrication—that have the potential to enable a new generation of female entrepreneurs. The panel will explore how these innovations have already begun changing the world of inventing and manufacturing, impacting the evolution and democratization of global manufacturing, and defining the new role these technologies can play in the economic empowerment of women. Herscher will be joined by panelists Christine Furstoss (GE), Jennifer Lawton (MakerBot) and Kristen Turner (Ponoko).
FirstRain is a pioneer and leader in customer insights solutions for the enterprise. FirstRain’s cross-platform solutions provide sales, marketing and finance professionals analytics tuned to their specific company strategy and allow them to deeply understand their customer’s business and their markets. FirstRain’s patented, advanced analytics technology finds business-focused Web and social media and then integrates it seamlessly into the world’s premier CRM and social enterprise platforms, including Salesforce.com, Chatter, Cisco WebEx Social, Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics, Jive and Yammer. This intelligence is similarly incorporated into leading research platforms such as Fidelity.com, Interactive Data and Mergent. Based in San Mateo, California, FirstRain also has offices in New York and Gurgaon, India.
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