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Walter Cronkite to present keynote at RedPrairie’s RedShift 2007 conference in Florida

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RedPrairie Corporation , the world’s leading consumer driven optimisation company, has released that Walter Cronkite will keynote RedShift 2007, RedPrairie’s tenth annual user conference at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, ChampionsGate, Florida, April 30 – May 3, 2007.

By attending RedShift: 2007 Winning the Race - End-to-End, companies will learn how to meet the needs of their end-to-end (E2eTM) business from world-class companies, who are leading the way.

According to RedPrairie, Walter Cronkite has held the world’s attention during many historical events, including World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Iran hostage crisis. Walter Cronkite was often cited in viewer opinion polls as the trusted man in America. In a world of troubled times and partisan journalism, RedPrairie is honoured to host Walter Cronkite, who gave a rich, trusted and balanced view of important historical events as they unfolded.

Walter Cronkite has covered virtually every news event during his more than 65 years in journalism. Affectionately nicknamed Old Iron Pants for his unflappability under pressure, Cronkite's accomplishments, both on-air and off, have won him acclaim and trust from journalism colleagues, and the American public alike.

Cronkite was the only journalist to be voted among the top ten most influential decision-makers in America, in surveys conducted by the United States News and World Report, and also was named the most influential person in broadcasting. In a nationwide viewer opinion survey conducted as recently as 1995, more than a decade after leaving the CBS anchor desk, he again was voted Most Trusted Man in Television News.

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri on November 4, 1916, Cronkite began his career in journalism as a campus correspondent at The Houston Post during high school and his freshman year at college. It was as a United Press correspondent that Cronkite covered World War II, landing with the invading Allied troops in North Africa, covering the battle of the North Atlantic in 1942, taking part in the Normandy beachhead assaults in 1944, and participating as one of the first newsmen in B-17 raids over Germany.

In July 1950, Cronkite joined CBS News in Washington as a correspondent, and was anchorman for their political convention and election coverage from 1952 to 1980. Cronkite assumed his duties on the CBS Evening News on April 16, 1962.

About RedShift: 2007 Winning the Race – end to end

Each year, RedPrairie hosts a meeting of the minds with business leaders from the world’s successful companies to push the envelope of strategy and technology in retail and supply chain management.

RedShift 2007, RedPrairie’s tenth annual user conference is scheduled for April 30 – May 3, 2007, at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, ChampionsGate, Florida. The conference will feature a keynote presentation by Walter Cronkite, and breakout presentations by industry leaders.

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