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CallidusCloud Announces Leading Industry Analyst Speakers at C3 2012 -- CallidusCloud Customer Connections

(January 26, 2012)

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/26/12 -- Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in sales effectiveness and cloud computing, today announced its leading industry analyst lineup for C3 2012 (CallidusCloud Customer Connections), its annual conference of customers, partners, and industry thought leaders, held May 6-8, 2012, at the Aria Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The exciting lineup of featured C3 industry presenters includes:

  • Peter Ostrow, Vice President and Group Director, Sales Effectiveness at the Aberdeen Group. Mr. Ostrow is the author of "Sales Performance Management: How the Best in Class Optimize the Front Line to Grow the Bottom Line," December 2011. Download a copy of Mr. Ostrow's report.
  • Patrick Stakenas, Research Director, Sales Performance Management, Gartner. Mr. Stakenas has more than 14 years of experience in the IT and application software industry and is focused on sales performance management and mobile.
  • Steven Leigh, Principal Research Analyst, Insurance Industry Advisory Services, Gartner. Mr. Leigh is the author of "2011 Gartner MarketScope for Insurance Incentive Compensation Management Applications," December 2011. Download a copy of Mr. Leigh's report.

"We are really excited to have experts such as Mr. Ostrow, Mr. Stakenas, and Mr. Leigh headline our general session at our annual conference," said Lorna Heynike, Senior Vice President, Marketing, CallidusCloud. "With this lineup, C3 attendees will be treated to the industry's foremost experts on sales effectiveness, and will learn about the latest cloud, mobile, and social practices that underpin today's most successful sales effectiveness missions. These speakers strengthen what is already shaping up to be the largest cloud sales effectiveness conference in the world."

About Featured Speakers
-- Peter Ostrow is the Vice President & Research Group Director for the Customer Management research practice, and Principal Analyst, Sales Effectiveness, at the Aberdeen Group, a leading provider of fact-based research focused on the global technology-driven value chain. At Aberdeen, Peter oversees research consumed by end-users in Marketing, Sales and Service management roles. He also leads the Sales Effectiveness practice, covering the technology, service and consulting enablers that enterprise sales forces deploy to become best-in-class organizations. His research is widely publicized and covers topics such as sales training, sales intelligence, CRM/SFA, sales performance management and integrating technologies around customer acquisition and retention.

-- Patrick Stakenas is a Research Director at Gartner Research. His primary focus is on sales performance management (SPM) and mobile. Mr. Stakenas has extensive expertise in SPM, CRM, SaaS and cloud computing models. He has application expertise in SPM, incentive compensation, sales force automation and performance management analytic tools.

-- Steven Leigh is a Principal Research Analyst at Gartner in the Insurance Industry Advisory Services. His coverage is in the life/pension and annuity segment of insurance. His research topics include front-office technologies for life and annuity products, workflow, product development, product rollout, vendor management and distribution models.

About C3 2012 Global Conference

C3 -- CallidusCloud Customer Connections -- is the number one Sales Performance Management user conference of 2012, bringing together the top technical and industry leaders to help companies transform their sales organizations with the latest cloud, mobile, and social technologies driving the most successful sales effectiveness missions across the globe.

Join the Sales Revolution and experience CallidusCloud first-hand at our annual user conference: C3 2012. Learn more about C3.

About Callidus Software

Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD) is the market and technology leader in sales effectiveness and cloud computing. Our customers gain a competitive advantage by maximizing sales cost efficiencies and driving improvements in sales effectiveness. CallidusCloud's award-winning multi-tenant SaaS applications set the standard for performance management of a company's sales force and channel partners. Over 2.5 million users rely on our solutions to power their performance. For more information, please visit

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