MicroStrategy to host Business Intelligence Symposium in Los Angeles

Event to Feature Customer Speakers from Bank of America, Con-way Freight, GUESS?, Inc., Nygard International, and

McLean, Va., April 10, 2008 – MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that it will host a Business Intelligence Symposium, April 22-23, 2008 in Los Angeles. The Symposium, which will be held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, will offer a content-rich agenda with informative technical tracks, customer best practice presentations, and networking opportunities to exchange ideas with peers and technical experts.

The Symposium will feature real-world case studies from MicroStrategy customers who have successfully deployed enterprise BI applications to improve business performance. Some of the companies scheduled to present include Bank of America, one of the world's largest financial institutions; Con-way Freight, a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics services company; GUESS?, Inc., a $1.7 billion global brand with 373 retail stores in North America and 579 freestanding stores worldwide; Nygard International, a leading apparel manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer in North America; and, an eBay company and one of the fastest growing shopping destinations on the Internet.

Symposium participants can choose from dozens of educational sessions providing valuable technical information on BI application usage, administration, and performance. MicroStrategy product managers and engineers will demonstrate advanced BI development techniques and the latest advances in the MicroStrategy platform, including MicroStrategy Dynamic Enterprise Dashboards™, MicroStrategy Mobile™, and MicroStrategy Integrity Manager™. In addition, participants can schedule a one-hour consultation, at no charge, with a member of the MicroStrategy Technical Advisory Services Team.

“MicroStrategy’s Symposia give attendees the opportunity to engage in lively discussions on their most pressing business intelligence questions,” said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy COO. “This is the ideal venue to learn the latest BI strategies, hear first-hand BI experiences from industry leaders, and exchange ideas with peers and technical experts."

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Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at

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