Life is Good Co-Founder Bert Jacobs to Deliver Keynote at Perform 2018, Host Analytics Cloud EPM Event of the Year Entrepreneur’s Keynote Highlights How Optimistic Thinking Positively Affects Business Outcomes Addition of Speakers and Sessions, Offers Enhanced Learning Options and Expanded Networking Opportunities Redwood City, CA - May 9, 2018 - Host Analytics, the leading innovator of cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions, today announced Bert Jacobs, co-founder and CEO of Life Is Good as keynote speaker, and the addition of more panelists, speakers, and topics to the schedule for Perform 2018, the cloud EPM event of the year. Bert Jacobs bills himself as Chief Executive Optimist at Life is Good and is expected to deliver a rousing and motivational keynote at Host Analytics Perform 2018. Mr. Jacobs is known for spreading the power of optimism and will discuss how having a positive outlook creates an entrepreneurial drive that helps business leaders be more successful. Studies consistently show that entrepreneurial optimism pays off by helping people generate better ideas, deal more effectively with setbacks, and make faster decisions. Attendees will learn how to take a more optimistic view of business situations, combine it with innovative technologies and techniques, and apply it daily to build more effective business strategies. The theme for Perform 2018, “Connect and Collaborate,” will focus on the need for companies to break down departmental walls, align data and systems, and bring together all aspects of business and financial planning. Host Analytics CEO, Dave Kellogg, one of the leading thinkers in the EPM space and driver of the company’s overall vision, will also take the main stage at Perform 2018 to share his thoughts on the future of EPM and advancements that will empower finance teams to outperform competitors. “Perform is a fantastic opportunity to network with other Host Analytics customers and learn how they are using the technology in new and exciting ways,” said Jean Dane, Financial Planning and Reporting Manager, Room & Board. “Being able to have face-to-face conversations with Host engineers, product managers, and executives is invaluable.” Perform 2018 takes place May 21-24 in Dallas and brings together leading minds in finance to advance EPM through leading innovation. Organizations as diverse as Bose Corporation, Old Republic Title, Room & Board, Pennsylvania College and LT Apparel and professionals from all levels, from practitioner to executive, will be on hand to lead discussions and participate in thought-provoking conversations. Host Analytics customer advocates will also be honored at the second annual Cloud EPM “EPMMY” Awards. Host Analytics’ EPM mascots, Tick & Tie, will be present throughout Perform 2018 to help attendees navigate the event with their charming mascot skills. “Perform2018 will, once again, be the EPM event of the year. We will be celebrating our customers and their successes, creating an open forum to share ideas and learn new strategies, and showcasing upcoming innovations that will take this industry to new heights,” said Christelle Flahaux, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Host Analytics. UHY Hacker Young is the Platinum sponsor for the event. Gold sponsors include, Bakerfield Solutions, CFO Solutions, WG Consulting, Workiva and AFP, Blue Line, Cogenics, Formos Consulting, Keen Vision, Prevedere and RSM are Silver sponsors. To register and be the “LIFO” the party at Perform 2018, click here.