Planview Announces Agenda for Horizons Virtual User Conference, October 6-8, 2009

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Guy Kawasaki to Keynote Interactive User Conference Featuring Global Customer Presentations, Best Practices, and Industry Discussions

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Planview, the leading independent provider of enterprise-wide portfolio management solutions, today announced the agenda for the 2009 Planview Horizons User Conference on October 6-8. The lineup of featured speakers for the 2009 conference includes prominent keynote speaker Guy Kawasaki and an extensive list of Planview customers, including The University of Utah, Shure, Crédit Agricole Belgium and Carestream Health.

Horizons 2009 will deliver the high-quality content attendees have come to expect from the annual user conference via an innovative, convenient and fully interactive virtual platform. This information-rich conference will offer attendees:

  •     Horizons Live and On-Demand sessions, showcasing presentations from Planview customers and executives
  •     Horizons Interactive, including roundtables and one-to-one Meet the Expert sessions
  •     Horizons Community, featuring networking lounges for interacting with peers and Planview personnel
  •     Horizons Expo, with more opportunities to meet Planview experts, see demos, and learn about exciting offerings from Planview partners, including Microsoft, Blue Star Infotech America and Pervasive

Renowned keynote speaker Guy Kawasaki will present on "The Art of Innovation," an especially relevant topic for the portfolio management community as organizations increasingly turn to PPM solutions to support innovation initiatives with strategic guidance based on transparency into project costs, resources and assets. In 2009, organizations around the globe and across all markets have been forced to tighten their belts while also finding ways to stay relevant and competitive by driving innovation more vigorously than ever before. As such, Kawasaki's keynote presentation will provide attendees with actionable advice based on his deep experience fostering innovation within countless startups and enterprises.

Sessions at this year's conference will cover topics ranging from unique applications of portfolio management to solve challenges, implementation success stories, dashboards and reporting, and organizational adoption of PPM methodologies. Given the distinctive challenges facing businesses this year, Horizons will also offer new tracks on ideation and product development, as well as sessions covering agile development within a PPM framework and strategies to improve transparency of service costs.

Representative customer presentations include:

  •     The University of Utah: "Parallel Strategy: The Right People, the Right Time, the Right Things"
  •     Crédit Agricole Belgium: "Aligning and Prioritizing IT with Business Strategies"
  •     Discount Tire Company: "Using Planview Enterprise For Release Management With Agile"
  •     Carphone Warehouse: "Planview Enterprise Insight Analytics: A Case Study"
  •     Compassion International: "Gaining Transparency Into Asset And Service Costs Using Planview Enterprise SPM"

The virtual, Web-based format will enable Planview's global customer base to network, interact, and share insights from across the globe in real-time. The format will also make it possible for Planview to offer customers a wider breadth of sessions, content and best practices, while also extending the availability of the information far beyond the three days of the conference. Customers registered for Horizons 2009 will have access to all of the presentations and materials until the end of the year so they can reference the content at their convenience.    

More information and a full agenda for the Planview Horizons User Conference can be viewed at http://www.planview.com/horizons/.

About Planview:
For 20 years, Planview has been advancing the discipline of portfolio management, helping our customers change the way they manage people and money to make better business decisions. With a singular focus on portfolio management, Planview is the only company that combines customer-driven software, unmatched domain expertise, and proven best practices to solve each customer's unique business problems.

Planview Enterprise®, a market-leading portfolio management application suite, with Planview PRISMS®, the knowledge base for accelerating organizational change, delivers measurable business results for IT management, product development organizations and throughout the enterprise. As an independent, trusted partner, Planview is committed to interoperability with key management systems through the Planview OpenSuiteā„¢ integration product line. Industry leaders such as Citi, BP, and EDF, rely on Planview to drive revenue, mitigate risk, cut costs, create efficiencies, and ultimately give their businesses a competitive advantage. Privately held and consistently profitable, Planview is headquartered in Austin, Texas. With offices across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, the company supports customers in virtually every industry around the world. For more information, visit http://www.planview.com.

Planview, Planview Enterprise, Planview OpenSuite, Planview PRISMS, and the Planview logo mark are trademarks or registered trademarks of Planview, Inc. All other product and company names may or may not be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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