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JDA FocusConnect 2012 to Feature More Than 60 Sessions Providing Strategies and Best Practices for Supply Chain Excellence

Annual industry conference to showcase proven solutions and leading practices in supply chain, manufacturing, retail, and transportation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JDA®Software Group, Inc. (NAS: JDAS) , The Supply Chain Company®, today announced that JDA FocusConnect 2012, JDA Software's annual industry conference, is scheduled for Nov. 5-7, 2012 at the Hotel Arts Barcelona, Spain. Tailored for customers and prospects throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the event will showcase leading practices in supply chain, manufacturing, retail, and transportation excellence.

FocusConnect 2012: Winning profitably in a changing world

The theme for JDA FocusConnect 2012 - Winning profitably in a changing world - reflects the sense of urgency companies need, and the opportunity they have to lead in a changing world with a newly empowered and 'always-on' consumer. The theme also underscores JDA's commitment to innovation, ensuring that its solutions continue to provide companies with unmatched value and bottom-line results.

Hundreds of professionals and industry experts from the retail, manufacturing and transportation industries will share insights, innovations, and best practices in more than 60 sessions across three days.

Compelling Keynotes and General Session Presentations

FocusConnect 2012 General Session keynote presentations will feature JDA leaders as well as highly regarded executives from some of the world's leading companies. The presenters include:

  • Hamish Brewer, president and CEO, JDA Software
    As president and chief executive officer of JDA, Hamish Brewer leads a dynamic team of professionals who possess a unique understanding of supply chain obstacles and opportunities, helping companies around the world transform their supply chains into a competitive advantage.

  • Razat Gaurav, senior vice president, EMEA, JDA Software
    As senior vice president, EMEA, Razat Gaurav manages sales and marketing teams responsible for optimizing business performance and delivering differentiated supply chain solutions to companies throughout the EMEA region.

  • Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco (1997-2011)
    As the recently retired CEO of Tesco (1997-2011), Sir Terry Leahy is one of the most admired business leaders in the world. Knighted in 2002 for his services to food retailing, he is well known for successfully turning around Tesco to become the largest chain in Britain, transforming the country's supermarket industry and disrupting the businesses of its competitors. Experts credit Leahy's success to his hands-on style and marketing prowess, while Leahy places focus on experience and low-key leadership.

  • Ajit Sivadasan, head of global web sales and marketing, Lenovo Corporation
    As head of global web sales and marketing, Ajit Sivadasan manages Lenovo's extensive web presence and strategy across 70 countries for their B2B and B2C customers. Ajit's primary areas of interest and experience include user experience management based on customer preferences from a behavioral and psychological standpoint, developing best of class web capabilities utilizing the latest technologies and leading cutting-edge concepts in the web space.

  • Didier Delmotte, director Western Europe product supply operations, P&G
    As director Western Europe product supply operations, Didier Delmotte is responsible for the Finished Products Supply Chain Operations in Western Europe. His responsibility covers over 50 large Distribution Centers and 60 Customization Centers. His organization is also working with more than 200 haulers, transporting P&G's finished products over 200 million kilometers every year in Western Europe.

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

FocusConnect 2012 will feature special interest group (SIG) sessions, an exhibition area where conference attendees can network, one-on-one meetings with partners and JDA solution experts, as well as opportunities to gain additional knowledge of leading solutions and services. Attendees can spend time in the JDA demo area to experience firsthand the latest innovations to maximize the value of their JDA investment. Numerous breakout sessions will be offered in the areas of retail, wholesale, consumer industries, pharmaceutical and life science, high-tech, metals, automotive, transportation and network design, as well as a number of sessions on specific JDA solutions.

Key sponsors for FocusConnect 2012 include Accenture and Capgemini, this year's Platinum sponsors. Gold sponsors include Strategix and HCL. Silver sponsors include: Agora, Everis, and Athena Retail Consulting. Event sponsor is HP.

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. (NAS: JDAS) , The Supply Chain Company®, is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA's multiple service options, delivered via the JDA® Private Cloud, provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise. To learn more, visit www.jda.com or e-mail info@jda.com.

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