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“Sorry ladies, I’m not Brad Pitt.”

July 23, 2012

I wonder if Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane opens his corporate keynote addresses with a line like that. Since Mr. Pitt played Mr. Beane in “Moneyball,” most people’s image of the Oakland GM is personified by the Hollywood heartthrob. That’s not a bad thing, of course. I’m pretty certain when Mr. Beane was informed of the casting decision, he felt pretty good about it. What guy wouldn’t want to hear, “We’re casting Brad Pitt to play you.” “Uhhh, OK…”

So I’m looking forward to hearing Billy Beane as Billy Beane as the keynote speaker at KronosWorks 2012. The conference is November 11-14 at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. In addition to Mr. Beane, and in the spirit of “Moneyball,” there will be sessions and educational workshops devoted to making the most of your workforce management data. Here are just a few examples:

I’m also presenting a session this year, The ROI and Benefits of Kronos Cloud Services. With the growth of everything-cloud in the industry at large, and a growing number of Kronos customers migrating to the cloud, this session will summarize the research findings of analysts like Forrester and Aberdeen, so you’ll have some sabermetrics about cloud services for Workforce Central to take home.

“The search for objective knowledge about baseball.”
– Sabermetrics, defined by the pioneer of the analytic practice, Bill James

Oh, and sadly, I’ll be playing myself.

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