image I wanted to bump up the promotion of an upcoming web cast, "Driving Retail Profit with Visualization Technology" that would be interesting to folks in the retail vertical. The idea is that mapping (ehem, Virtual Earth mapping) is becoming more prevalent in the things people do and geospatial data analysis and visualization is coming to the forefront in identifying areas of interest for plotting your locations, connecting locally and extending your reach into the market. So, if you're in the retail industry and have an interest in learning about how mapping is playing an important role, tune into the web cast. Paula and Deena will be giving the presentation, but I'll sitting there with them in case someone pipes in with a technical question...you know who you are! This is a business focused web cast, so you techies who read my blog, pass this on to the suits.

Here are the PR details:

Driving Retail Profit with Visualization Technology

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Time: 2 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. PDT

Retail is better up here: Profit from a bird’s eye view.

See your retail business from a new perspective. Today’s mapping technology can help you improve connections with customers. Get the right information and the right products into your customers’ hands and help your profits soar.

See more. Make more.

Join retail analyst Paula Rosenblum, Managing Partner of Retail Systems Research, who has 20 years’ experience as a retail technology executive and CIO, and Deena Amato-McCoy, Senior Editor of Chain Store Age, for an informative Web cast on how today’s location-based solutions provide insight to help improve profits and customer satisfaction.

Find out how companies like Starbucks, FedEx Kinko’s and Harley Davidson use mapping technology to connect with customers:

Attend the Web cast and get the free analyst report, “The Business Benefits of Visualization Technologies.”

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