ALPHARETTA, GA—Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that baseball’s “Iron Man” Cal Ripken, Jr. will be a guest speaker at the upcoming Inspire User Conference and Executive Summit, hosted annually by Agilysys. The industry-leading event designed to help attendees build guest loyalty, grow revenue and learn how to protect their technology investment with new Agilysys products and capabilities, is always popular with Agilysys customers.
Cal Ripken, Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-games-played record of 2,131 games by more than 500 and shattered many other professional baseball records during his 21 seasons. He will deliver a presentation filled with stories from his career showing how perseverance, endurance, and everyday work ethic are essential elements in the business world as well as on the baseball field. As one of the most popular athletes of his generations, Cal Ripken, Jr. inspires audiences everywhere to achieve their own brand of success.
The three-day event will feature a wide variety of interactive and educational sessions, covering how customers can gain a competitive advantage using technology solutions that help transform, manage and grow their business. Hospitality professionals and industry thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds will share their insight on how to increase revenue and create stronger connections with guests and partners. The event will also include an Executive Summit, a golf event on Sunday, January 28, and a series of pre-conference product training sessions for Agilysys users.
“We are excited to have a sports icon of Cal Ripken, Jr.’s caliber as a guest speaker at Inspire,” said Robert Shecterle, Director of Marketing at Agilysys. “Cal truly is the personification of leadership, commitment and excellence, and we believe he will deliver an inspirational and thought-provoking presentation to our audience. His keys to success are based on personal experiences and founded in an uncompromised work ethic, and he will be a wonderful addition to our event.”
In addition to his world-famous baseball career, Ripken authored several books on sports and parenting and his autobiography is a New York Times bestseller. He visited tsunami- and earthquake-ravaged towns and ran baseball camps using baseball as a good will bridge. Cal has also promoted teamwork and cross-cultural communication to Japan, resulting in him being named as a special envoy for the U.S. State Department. Cal Ripken Jr. will deliver his presentation on Tuesday, January 30th of Inspire 2018 at 11 a.m. P.T.