“Business Value Through Rapid Analytics” panel – MicroStrategy Symposium Oct. 14, 2016

A big thanks to everybody who came to visit our booth and participate in our “Business Value Through Rapid Analytics” panel last Friday at MicroStrategy Symposium Toronto! We’d also like to extend an extra special thank you to our customer panelists: 407 ETR: Connor

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