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WELLESLEY, MA and PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/12 -- THINKstrategies and Trainer Communications today announced the two firms have developed a partnership to collaborate in the promotion of THINKstrategies' trio of 2012 Cloud Innovators Summit Conferences: the Cloud Analytics Summit, the Cloud Management Summit and the Cloud Channel Summit.

The Cloud Analytics Summit, on Wednesday, April 25 will be the first of the three Cloud Innovators Summits in 2012. The purpose of the Cloud Analytics Summit is to provide a forum for corporate decision-makers to learn about the latest cloud solutions aimed at addressing their business intelligence (BI) and analytics needs, so they can harness their big data sources and integrate their systems and applications into a more productive enterprise-wide resource to satisfy business requirements.

Speakers at the Cloud Analytics Summit include:

  • Anjul Bhambhri, Vice President, Big Data Products, IBM
  • Jane Griffin, Americas Leader, Deloitte Analytics
  • Ju-kay Kwek, Product Manager, Google's Big Data Initiative
  • Doug Harr, CIO, Splunk
  • Ken Rudin, Vice President of Analytics and Platform Technologies, Zynga

"Given the synergy between our two companies, it made perfect business sense to partner with Trainer Communications," said Jeff Kaplan, managing director, THINKstrategies. "As a highly respected, award-winning agency in Silicon Valley, Trainer has its finger on the pulse of top technology trends and industry-leading companies. In fact, we share mutual clients and most importantly, share a passion for evangelizing cloud innovations. They are celebrating their 17th anniversary this month, and their knowledge and work with clients in cloud computing dovetail nicely with the laser focus of THINKstrategies."

"It is an absolute honor to work side-by-side with an industry luminary like Jeff Kaplan and his strategic consulting company, THINKstrategies, to promote this important series of executive forums focused on three of the critical topics that are shaping the cloud computing marketplace," said Ross Perich, vice president of client operations, Trainer Communications. "As a respected analyst and consultant with more than 25 years of industry experience, Jeff is also an excellent sounding board and strategic resource for Trainer in its due diligence process as we continue to grow our premiere portfolio of top-tier technology companies."

About the Cloud Analytics Summit
The Cloud Analytics Summit is a part of the 2012 Cloud Innovators Summit executive forum series aimed at helping corporate decision-makers better understand how they can leverage the latest cloud innovations to satisfy their business requirements and achieve their business objectives. The other forums include the Cloud Management Summit on June 19 and the second annual Cloud Channel Summit on November 5. All of the events will be held at the Computer History Museum.

About THINKstrategies
THINKstrategies is a strategic consulting company, founded in 2001, to help clients capitalize on the migration of the technology industry from a product-centric to a services-driven business model. Click here to listen to a brief overview of THINKstrategies' unique consulting services, capabilities and benefits. THINKstrategies is the only consulting firm dedicated to helping enterprises make better sourcing decisions, IT solution providers make better marketing decisions, and venture investors make better investment decisions to capitalize on the business benefits of today's on-demand services, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud computing and managed services. Click here to learn more about us.

About Trainer Communications
Trainer Communications is the premier provider of integrated marketing and high-tech public relations services. Specializing in technology, the agency offers deep domain expertise across data infrastructure, information security, telecommunications, enterprise software, networking, and consumer industries. Trainer represents industry leaders and high-growth technology companies that recognize visibility is critical to meet business objectives. Trainer is the only agency that guarantees quantifiable results with its Metrics Matter™ methodology. Established in 1995, Trainer has represented more than 250 companies. Based in Silicon Valley with worldwide coverage, the agency has received numerous prestigious national awards, including Bulldog Awards, the PRSA Silver Anvil and Bronze Anvil Awards, the MarCom Gold Awards, the Iron Sabre Award, the National Videographer Awards, and the Iron Sabre Certificate of Excellence for Product of the Year. For more information, visit

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Trainer Communications
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