MicroStrategy to Host Free, Half-Day Event Featuring the Latest Advances in Business Intelligence

May 05, 2011 (05:05 PM EDT)

MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Forum Offered in Major Cities Worldwide

VIENNA, Va., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that it will host a free, half-day Business Intelligence Forum, starting in San Francisco on May 10, 2011 and continuing in major cities worldwide throughout May and June 2011.

The MicroStrategy BI Forum will feature the latest enhancements in MicroStrategy 9.2, including Visual Insight, a faster and easier way for business people to get answers to their questions.  In less than 30 minutes, business people can uncover insights that lay buried in tabular data by using highly interactive data visualizations, without any support from their Information Technology (IT) teams. According to industry analyst Wayne Eckerson, Founder and Director, BI Leadership Forum, "The latest in data visualization capabilities, such as those provided by MicroStrategy's Visual Insight, radically shorten the time it takes for business people to uncover insights. More and more business people want the ability to explore data on their own, and to quickly create the specific data views they need to work more efficiently."

MicroStrategy BI Forum participants will also see how to build mobile BI apps using MicroStrategy Mobile for the iPad and iPhone, hear BI best practices from MicroStrategy customers, and interact with peers and MicroStrategy product experts. This event is designed for BI project managers, report developers, mobile app developers, IT specialists, and business users.

The locations and dates of the upcoming MicroStrategy BI Forum events are:

  • San Francisco, May 10
  • Los Angeles, May 12
  • Montreal, May 12
  • Charlotte, May 17
  • Chicago, May 17
  • Washington, D.C., May 17
  • Sao Paulo, May 19
  • Atlanta, May 24
  • Brasilia, May 24
  • New York City, May 24  
  • Toronto, May 26
  • Singapore, May 27
  • Boston, June 2
  • Rio de Janeiro, June 7
  • Phoenix, June 9
  • Melbourne, June 15
  • Sydney, June 22

"The MicroStrategy BI Forum will provide attendees with a content-rich agenda and practical tools to enhance their business intelligence performance," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy Chief Operating Officer. "This is an ideal venue to see the latest advances in BI and learn more about the new features in MicroStrategy 9.2, including a simple, powerful, and faster way to analyze data with Visual Insight."

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About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy software enables leading organizations worldwide to analyze the vast amounts of data stored across their enterprises to make better business decisions. The MicroStrategy platform delivers actionable information to business users via the web and mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone, and BlackBerry.  Companies choose MicroStrategy for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy offers free reporting software that can be downloaded from its Website, To learn more about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR), visit and follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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