JDA FocusConnect 2013 to Feature More Than 90 Sessions


PRLog (Press Release)[1] - Sep. 17, 2013 - Scottsdale, Ariz. – September 17, 2013 – JDA®Software Group, Inc. (http://www.jda.com/File_bin/PR/JDA_CatMan_MA_Final.pdf) (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced that JDA FocusConnect 2013 (http://www.jda.com/focusconnect/), JDA Software’s annual conference, is scheduled for Nov. 4-7, 2013 at the Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel in the United Kingdom. The event is expected to attract more than 450 supply chain and retail professionals from throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and will showcase leading practices in supply chain, manufacturing, retail, transportation and pricing excellence.

JDA FocusConnect offers a unique opportunity for attendees to network with peers and participate in group discussions about industry challenges and effective solutions.

As a result of the December 2012 merger of JDA and RedPrairie, this year, RedShift – the RedPrairie user conference – is merging with JDA FocusConnect to offer attendees the opportunity to see how the two companies’ solution portfolios have integrated to create an unprecedented powerhouse in supply chain planning and execution.

Compelling Keynotes and General Session Presentations

FocusConnect 2013 General Session keynote presentations will feature Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Ocado and former chairman of Marks & Spencer. Sir Stuart has been involved in retail for over 40 years and will talk about the impact of change and innovation in a rapidly changing environment. Additional general session speakers include EVP Supply Chain, Planning & Allocation from DSW Inc, Hamish Brewer, CEO of JDA Software, Razat Gaurav, SVP International of JDA Software.

Event to Showcase Customer Excellence and Strategies that Deliver Bottom-Line Results

FocusConnect 2013 will feature industry sessions, best practices workshops and special interest group sessions. Furthermore, the exhibition area offers conference attendees networking opportunities with industry peers, partners and JDA solution experts. Attendees can spend time in the JDA demo area to experience firsthand the latest innovations to maximize the value of their JDA investment.

Companies presenting at the conference span the discrete and process manufacturing, transportation, retail and wholesale distribution, cargo and tour operator industries from the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. A sample of companies presenting at this year’s conference include: American Eagle Outfitters, B&Q, Cathay Pacific, DSW Inc, Dimar, Epson, Expedia, Infineon, Kuoni, Marks & Spencer, Mars, Massdiscounters, SAS Cargo, Shell, Super Retail Group, Tata Steel and TEC Energy to name a few. Visit www.jda.com/focusconnect[3] for the latest FocusConnect 2013 program agenda.

Key sponsors for FocusConnect 2013 include REPL Consulting, this year’s Diamond sponsor. Gold sponsors include Capgemini, CHAINalytics, Microsoft, Motorola, Strategix and Vocollect.

Still Time to Register

To register today and learn more about this event, please visit www.jda.com/focusconnect

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About JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the standard for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors. To learn more, visit jda.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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