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PROS Data Scientist to Deliver Address at Grace Hopper Conference

PROS to Host Special Guest Isis Anchalee

HOUSTON, Oct. 8, 2015 – PROS® (NYSE: PRO), a big data software company, today announced that a member of its data science team, Ezgi Eren, Ph.D., will deliver an address at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. The event, scheduled for Oct. 14-16, will be held in Houston.

Eren will make her presentation on Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Titled “Optimization and Big Data: An Application from Car Rental Pricing,” she will discuss the computational challenges of using large scale, multi-dimensional data that enabled a large U.S.-wide car rental network to make daily pricing updates.

BLAZE, the PROS women’s network, also announced plans to host as its special conference guest Isis Anchalee, a San Francisco software engineer whose hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer was popularized following her Bay-Area company’s recruiting campaign. Anchalee will also deliver remarks at a PROS BLAZE-sponsored after-hours reception honoring Grace Hopper participants on Oct. 15. To register for the reception, visit the event site here.

“The Grace Hopper Conference is the most prestigious gathering of women in technology, featuring some of the industry’s most high-profile thought leaders,” said PROS Chief Operating Officer and BLAZE executive sponsor Blair Crump. “PROS is a great destination for women who are pursuing technology careers, and looking to deliver a material and measurable business impact for customers. We are proud to have Ezgi Eren, a highly regarded member of the PROS data science team, as a featured speaker at this important industry event.”

To learn more about PROS, visit the website at www.pros.com or follow PROS on Twitter at @PROS_Inc.

About PROS
PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO) is a big data software company that helps customers outperform in their markets by using big data to sell more effectively. We apply years of data science experience to unlock buying patterns and preferences within transaction data to reveal which opportunities are most likely to close, which offers are most likely to sell and which prices are most likely to win. PROS offers cloud solutions to optimize sales, pricing, quoting, rebates and revenue management across more than 40 industries. PROS has completed over 800 implementations of its solutions in more than 55 countries. The PROS team comprises more than 1,000 professionals around the world. To learn more, visit www.pros.com.

About PROS BLAZE
BLAZE: The Women’s Network @ PROS is an employee-led organization invested in the development of women at PROS by providing them with opportunities for skill-building and leadership in business and technology.  BLAZE strives to empower women to take action in pursuing successful and fulfilling careers. BLAZE endeavors to support women even beyond the walls of PROS through their community efforts serving women in need at the Women’s Home or encouragement of young girls through Citizen Schools.

About the Grace Hopper Conference
The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Anita Borg Institute’s GHC is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.

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Media Contacts: 

James Garber
pros@marchcomms.com
617-960-9875

Sheila Watson
swatson@pros.com
713.335.5287

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