Zilliant Executive to Present on Price and Revenue Optimization in the Rental Industry

November 10, 2014

Dr. Hossam Zaki will speak at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 10, 2014 – Zilliant, an optimization company that helps businesses make better pricing and sales decisions, today announced that Dr. Hossam Zaki, Zilliant’s vice president of pricing science, will deliver a presentation entitled Price and Revenue Optimization in the Rental Industry, on Nov. 11 at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Dr. Zaki will illustrate the differences and challenges of revenue management models between business-to-consumer industries, such as the airline industry, and the rental equipment industry, and further highlight differences in these models between one-way truck rentals and rental equipment. His presentation will explore the opportunities for optimization models to solve several industry challenges, including fleet repositioning to maximize revenue and how to determine the optimal price for each rental transaction to maximize the expected revenue.

“There is a significant opportunity for revenue lift in the rental industry that can be captured with sophisticated modeling and actionable analytics,” said Dr. Zaki, who has more than 20 years of experience designing and deploying science-based technology across a variety of industries, and holds a single-author U.S. patent, a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University.
The presentation will take place from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. PST on Nov. 11, at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel in the Embarcadero room.

About Zilliant 
Zilliant provides B2B companies with data-driven guidance, enabling better pricing and sales decisions to help businesses make their numbers. The Zilliant Optimization Platform uses advanced science in its price optimization, cross-sell and retention applications to enable companies to overcome the massive complexity in their businesses. Our flexible SaaS model allows customers to quickly and confidently improve their financial performance by integrating into existing systems and processes. Learn more about how Zilliant helps companies price more profitably and sell more effectively at www.zilliant.com.

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