ROUND ROCK, Texas, May 15, 2014 – Dell Software today announced that CloudNOW, the executive consortium for the leading women in cloud and converging technologies, has named Kimberly Gress, director of Client Services at Dell Boomi, as one of the Top 10 Women in Cloud and a finalist for the Top Woman in Cloud Innovations Award.
Gress will be invited along with the nine other finalists to compete in a pitch-style event June 17, 2014, at the Wyndham, Union Square San Francisco, where she will present the project that earned her a spot on the CloudNOW Top 10 list.
“CloudNOW is delighted to count Kimberly Gress among the Top 10 Women in Cloud,” said Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW. “Her contributions, accomplishments, and thought leadership have made her a critical voice in cloud. We are excited this year to be adding the element of a pitch competition and having Kimberly join us in San Francisco to present her work.”
“Kimberly has been recognized for her leadership in the development of our Predictive Assistance technology, which helps customers utilize our integration platform to its fullest potential,” said Chris McNabb, general manager of Dell Boomi. “Dell Boomi has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,589,207 related to Predictive Assistance. Our ongoing use of this technology is directly responsible for increasing the Dell Boomi AtomSphere® customer renewal rate to 94 percent, well above the industry average of 90 percent.”
Predictive Assistance integrates near-real-time customer usage metrics with Dell Boomi’s customer relationship management system, enabling the Dell Boomi Client Services team to proactively reach out to customers whose usage metrics indicate that an engagement can optimize their use of the Boomi integration platform.
The complete list of this year’s finalists for the Top Ten Women in Cloud Award can be found here.
CloudNOW (cloud-now.org) is a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and economic growth. CloudNOW offers members the opportunity to creatively approach the technological challenges of cloud today, working in partnership with the tech industry, and cloud thought leaders. CloudNOW is sponsored by Dell, IBM, Cisco, HP, GreenQloud, and member support. To join CloudNOW go to: http://cloud-now.org/cloudnow/register.php. For media inquiries, contact Jocelyn DeGance Graham: Jocelyn@cloud-now.org
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