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Kirk Krappe

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Apttus

Kirk Krappe is a veteran of Enterprise Software, having been involved in the very first instances of the internet and enterprise applications. Kirk has extensive experience marketing, selling and delivering enterprise solutions to organizations, worldwide. In 2006, Kirk co-founded the SaaS company, Apttus. Apttus is the category-defining Quote-to-Cash software company that drives the vital business process between the buyer’s interest in a purchase and the realization of revenue.

David Blaine

Magician

Described by Howard Stern as the greatest magician that ever lived, David Blaine single-handedly redefined magic after producing and directing his original television special Street Magic when he was just twenty-three, which Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller called “the best TV magic special ever done.” The New York Times noted that Blaine has “taken a craft that’s been around for hundreds of years and done something unique and fresh with it,” whilst The New Yorker claimed “he saved magic.”

The English Beat

English Band

The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band’s unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world.

Jeff Ma

AUTHOR AND ENTREPRENEUR

As a member of the infamous MIT Blackjack Team, Jeff Ma created an ingenious method for counting cards—using talent, creativity, math, and teamwork to win millions in Las Vegas. (Card-counting, by the way, is not illegal; casinos just don’t like it). Ma was the inspiration for the best-selling book Bringing Down the House and the hit movie, 21, which topped the box office in its first two weeks. He has since helped start four different companies including CircleLending (sold to Virgin) and Citizen Sports (sold to Yahoo) and become a sought-after corporate speaker.

GuruGanesha Khalsa

CEO
SANDLER TRAINING

Thousands of successful high tech sales professionals worldwide consider their days spent in training with Ganesh as seminal. His extensive client list contains many of the top tech companies in the world including Salesforce.com, LinkedIn, Dell, Dropbox, and BrightEdge. He also specializes in training emerging/ pre-IPO firms. In fact, one major high tech venture capital firm insists that Ganesh be retained as a prerequisite for funding.

Andy Hoar

VICE PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL ANALYST SERVING EBUSINESS & CHANNEL STRATEGY PROFESSIONALS
FORRESTER

Andy serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. He focuses primarily on B2B and B2B2C eCommerce, as well as issues related to enabling channel partner businesses for manufacturers. Andy is the author of Forrester’s B2B eCommerce playbook and is a leading authority on B2B eCommerce business and strategy.

Andrew Bartels

VICE PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL ANALYST SERVING CIOs
FORRESTER

CIO- Andrew Bartels primarily contributes to Forrester’s offerings for the CIO. As an analyst, he is a leading expert on tech market trends and sizing, cloud and smart computing technologies, tech budget benchmarks and processes, and tech’s impact on business operations. He also researches the growing customization of tech systems for industry-specific solutions for utilities, energy, government, education, and professional services sectors. He is a thought leader in buy-side technologies and business networks. Andy has been with Forrester for 15 years, starting with Giga Information Group which Forrester acquired in 2003.

Andrew Dailey

MANAGING DIRECTOR
MGI RESEARCH

Andrew Dailey is a Managing Director of MGI Research. Mr. Dailey has over twenty years of diversified technology and financial services experience. Prior to MGI Research, Dailey was a partner at the Jetstream Group, a management consulting firm advising Fortune 500 CIOs on software procurement negotiations, enterprise applications strategies and outsourcing/offshoring strategies. In this role, Mr. Dailey advised clients such as British Petroleum, Applied Materials, JPMorganChase, McDonald’s, McKesson, Nissan, Sun Microsystems, and Tetra Pak. His report on BPO, call centers and outsourcing was featured in cover stories by BusinessWeek and Time magazine.

Craig Rosenberg

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF ANALYST
TOPO

Craig Rosenberg is the Chief Analyst and Co-founder of Topo, a research and advisory firm that helps sales and marketing organizations adopt the patterns and plays used by the world’s fastest growing companies. Craig is also well-known for his work as the editor of the very popular sales and marketing blog, the Funnelholic.

Ari Kaplan

AUTHOR AND LEGAL INDUSTRY ANALYST
ARI KAPLAN ADVISORS

Ari Kaplan, a leading legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree and a finalist for ILTA’s 2015 Thought Leader of the Year award. His most recent book, Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace, was released in Japanese, and Thomson Reuters is publishing the second edition of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development in 2016.

Kamal Ahluwalia

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
APTTUS

Kamal is an established industry leader, and has a tremendous history of success developing long-term productive relationships with large global brands. His leadership and contributions are widely recognized as instrumental to not only Apttus partners, customers, and the organization itself, but also to the Quote-to-Cash category overall. As Chief Revenue Officer, Kamal has global responsibility for accelerating growth and establishing Apttus’ Quote-to-Cash footprint as a critical pillar of modern business.

John Fremont

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GO-TO-MARKET LEAD

John Frémont is the AI Go-To-Market Lead for North America. He is responsible for driving AI strategy in North America to help Accenture grow our AI footprint. John joined Accenture in 2015 as part of Accenture Interactive’s acquisition of Chaotic Moon, where he was the Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Partner. He became the Global Lead of Fjord, the design and innovation unit of Accenture Interactive. John lives in Austin with his wife and four children.

Chris Weber

CORPORATE VP, WORLDWIDE EPG and sms&P
MICROSOFT

What does Digital Transformation mean to you? To your customers? Hear Microsoft’s perspective on what it means to be a Digital business and get inspired by how customers are transforming all over the world.

Moira Smalley

ANALYST
NUCLEUS RESEARCH

Moira is a research analyst at Nucleus Research focused on marketing automation, customer relationship management (CRM), and related cloud applications. Prior to joining the team, Moira worked in business in the technology and video game development industries, and as an analyst in the oil and energy sector.

Franco Finn

Emcee

Franco is in his 12th Season as the In-Arena MC and TV Personality for the Golden State Warriors. Known as the “Warriors Hype Man” at Oracle Arena by twenty-thousand plus fans each night, Franco’s job is to energize and entertain the crowds and his responsibilities include introducing the team’s starting lineup, hosting the pre-game show “Warriors TV” and conducting all the contests and promos at the Arena. In his 8th season, Franco freelances as an MC/host for the San Francisco Giants for their special events. Franco has covered many sporting events around the Bay Area and across the country from NASCAR to Red Bull’s extreme sports events, etc. He continues to work many special events as a broadcaster, personality and professional MC.

Garlan Adams

Garlan Adams

VP, General Counsel

AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS

Michael Adsitt

Michael Adsitt

Senior Manager

DUFF & PHELPS

Ankur Ahlowalia

Ankur Ahlowalia

VP, Sales Operations

APTTUS

Jane Aldridge

Jane Aldridge

Manager of Client Relations

APPNEXUS

Ben Allen

Ben Allen

GM, Quote-to-Cash

APTTUS

Matt Amundson

Matt Amundson

VP of Sales Development & Field Marketing

EVERSTRING

Michelle Asselin

Michelle Asselin

Director of Deal & Contract Management

ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS

Tom Banton

Tom Banton

Director of NA Business Transformation

APTTUS

David Bayer

David Bayer

VP, Text Analytics

ABBY

Neil Belstock

Neil Belstock

Engagement Manager

AMIND

Andrew Binnie

Andrew Binnie

Sales and Marketing Automation Manager

SPARK DIGITAL

Charlotte Blank

Charlotte Blank

Executive Director

MARITZ INSTITUTE

Brad Blickstein

Brad Blickstein

Principal

BLICKSTEIN GROUP

Jack Borland

Jack Borland

Sales Operations Manager

WOLTERS KLUWER

Kyle Bouchard

Kyle Bouchard

AVP Sales

APTTUS

Meighan Brodkey

Meighan Brodkey

Technical Architect

7SUMMITS

Todd Browning

Todd Browning

VP and General Manager

APTTUS

John Bruno

John Bruno

Analyst

FORRESTER RESEARCH

Vince Bryden

Vince Bryden

Vince Bryden

MICROSOFT

Stefanie Causey

Stefanie Causey

Director, IS Solutions Delivery

ASPECT SOFTWARE

Deb Calvert

Deb Calvert

CEO

PEOPLE FIRST PRODUCTIVITY SOLUTIONS

Mauro Caputi

Mauro Caputi

Partner

MAINSPRING CONSULTING GROUP

Sydney Carey

Sydney Carey

Chief Financial Officer

APTTUS

Andy Chang

Andy Chang

Director of Product Marketing

KUKA

Jane Chen

Jane Chen

CEO

EMBRACE

Linda Chuan

Linda Chuan

Sr. Director of Strategic Sourcing

SALESFORCE

Nelson Cicchitto

Nelson Cicchitto

Chairman & CEO

AVATIER

Wendy Close

Wendy Close

VP of Product Marketing

APTTUS

Elay Cohen

Elay Cohen

CEO

SALESHOOD

Louis Columbus

Louis Columbus

Contributor

FORBES MAGAZINE

Lorene Conner

Lorene Conner

Senior Change Manager

LUCID INFOSYSTEMS

Mark David

Mark David

Director, Industry Strategy

WORKDAY

Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis

Consultant

Denielle DeWynter

Denielle DeWynter

Chief Financial Officer

HEARST BUSINESS MEDIA

Jim Dillon

Jim Dillon

Operational Sales & Marketing Executive

Ginger Dolgow

Ginger Dolgow

Sr. Manager, WW Contract Management & Services

NETAPP

Pablo Dominguez

Pablo Dominguez

VP, Global Business Operations

APPNEXUS

Michelle Dotson

Michelle Dotson

Director of Sales Operations

APTTUS

Prashant Dubey

Prashant Dubey

President & CEO

SUMATI GROUP

Sheila DuBrow

Sheila DuBrow

Sr. Organizational Change Consultant

LUCID INFOSYSTEMS

Michael Dunne

Michael Dunne

Director of Product Marketing

APTTUS

Craig Eiter

Craig Eiter

VP, Sales Enablement

THOMSON REUTERS

Machell Enke

Machell Enke

Manager Partner

OPMENTORS

Jules Ehrlich

Jules Ehrlich

VP and GM of Advanced Solutions

APTTUS

Jocelyn Fennwald

Jocelyn Fennwald

Managing Partner

OPMENTORS

Jennifer Freeman

Jennifer Freeman

VP of Finance

MCG HEALTH

Dan Frohnen

Dan Frohnen

VP of Marketing

APTTUS

Paul Gallucci

Paul Gallucci

Director of Global Operations

ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS

Neehar Giri

Neehar Giri

President and Chief Solutions Architect

APTTUS

Brian Goldberg

Brian Goldberg

Customer Success Manager

APTTUS

John Graf

John Graf

Business Process Director

WORLD WATER WORKS

David Green

David Green

Sr. Director, IT Enterprise Applications

GENOMIC HEALTH

Nana Gregg

Nana Gregg

Salesforce Administrator

JONES LANG LASALLE INC.

Lauryn Haake

Lauryn Haake

Managing Director, CLM

HBR CONSULTING

Peter Haldeman

Peter Haldeman

Senior Product Marketing Manager

ADOBE

Marilyn Hardy

Marilyn Hardy

Director, Revenue Management

BNSF RAILWAY

Rita Hartman

Rita Hartman

Sr. Pricing Analyst

SUPERION

Wim Haverhals

Wim Haverhals

Sr. Director of Worldwide Industry Solutions

APTTUS

Erich Hilkemeyer

Erich Hilkemeyer

VP of Information Technology

APTTUS

Bonny Hinners

Bonny Hinners

Salesforce Architect

REALTELEPHONY

Neil Hughes

Neil Hughes

Contributor

INC. MAGAZINE

Annie Inglis

Annie Inglis

VP, Global Commercial Operations

GENOMIC HEALTH

Vishaal Jayaswal

Vishaal Jayaswal

VP, Pricing and Value Management

COX AUTOMOTIVE

Aaron Kahlow

Aaron Kahlow

Managing Partner, Chief Product Officer

CONSCIOUS COMPANY MEDIA

Jerret Kasper

Jerret Kasper

Manager of Sales Engineering

APTTUS

Colin Kent

Colin Kent

Director of Corporate Sales

DOMO

Gaurav Kheterpal

Gaurav Kheterpal

VP of Mobility

METACUBE

Brad Koontz

Brad Koontz

VP of Industry Solutions

HITACHI SOLUTIONS

Stephen Kretchman

Stephen Kretchman

VP of Business Transformation

APTTUS

Ken Krogue

Ken Krogue

Founder & President

INSIDESALES.COM

Brendan Landers

Brendan Landers

VP of Consulting

SONOMA PARTNERS

Noelle LaRocca

Noelle LaRocca

Sr. Business Analyst

APPNEXUS

Gabe Larsen

Gabe Larsen

Momentum Strategy Team Manager

INSIDESALES.COM

Joseph Le

Joseph Le

Manager, Contracts

AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS

Frank Lee

Frank Lee

President

WORKOPIA

Bert Legrand

Bert Legrand

Sr. Director of Product Management

APTTUS

Jason Lemkin

Jason Lemkin

Founder and Advisor

SAASTR

Jason Loh

Jason Loh

Director of Business Solutions, Behaviors

APTTUS

Missy Longshore

Missy Longshore

Consultant

LONGSHORE CONSULTING

Kevin Louie

Kevin Louie

Manager, Sales Systems

TWILIO

Tamara Lucero

Tamara Lucero

Sr Manager, Customer Sales Logistics

SYNAPTICS

Jessica Ma

Jessica Ma

RVP, E-Commerce & CPQ Solutions

APTTUS

Angela Mahoney

Angela Mahoney

Salesforce Solutions Consultant

MAHONEY GROUP

Alan Manuel

Alan Manuel

VP and GM, Microsoft Platform

APTTUS

Tyler Marion

Tyler Marion

Managing Director

DUFF & PHELPS

Sylvia McCorriston

Sylvia McCorriston

Business Systems Analyst, Legal Operations

WORKDAY

Nick McCoy

Nick McCoy

AVP, Sales Engineering

APTTUS

Greg McLaughlin

Greg McLaughlin

VP of Sales Operations

GETTY IMAGES

Gautam Mehra

Gautam Mehra

Sr. Manager, Quote-to-Cash

ACCENTURE

Bing Mei

Bing Mei

Sr. Manager, Quote-to-Cash

ACCENTURE

Jon Miller

Jon Miller

CEO

ENGAGIO

Scott Moore

Scott Moore

Chief Financial Officer

INTERGRAPH

Christopher Mortonson

Christopher Mortonson

Director of NA Business Transformation

APTTUS

David Mosher

David Mosher

Chief Salesforce Architect

LUCID INFOSYSTEMS

Christopher Moyle

Christopher Moyle

Managing Partner

SIX VERTICAL

Protik Mukhopadhyay

Protik Mukhopadhyay

Principal

STANDAV GLOBAL SERVICES

Thomas Murtaugh

Thomas Murtaugh

Sr. Director, Global Business Operations

APPNEXUS

John Narbaitz

John Narbaitz

VP, Commercial Sales

PRYSM

Nancy Nardin

Nancy Nardin

Founder & Editor

SMART SELLING TOOLS

Adam Olshansky

Adam Olshansky

Salesforce Developer

ETOUCH SYSTEMS

Gretchen Opferkew

Gretchen Opferkew

Director of Education

POWEROBJECTS HCL

Scott Ottman

Scott Ottman

VP of Inside Sales & Sales

LENOVO

Zeya Ottomone

Zeya Ottomone

Head of Global CRM

ABB

Leela Parvathaneni

Leela Parvathaneni

Director, Customer Facing Applications

ALIGN TECH

Guillermo Pedroni

Guillermo Pedroni

Sr. CRM Applications Manager

TELOGIS INC.

Maria Pergolino

Maria Pergolino

SVP, Global Marketing

APTTUS

Kent Perkocha

Kent Perkocha

Chief Customer Officer

APTTUS

Molly Perry

Molly Perry

Chief Operating Officer

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE

Erin Peterson

Erin Peterson

VP of Customer Success

MINTIGO

Michael Pisias

Michael Pisias

Operations Manager

HEWLETT-PACKARD ENTERPRISE

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

EWEEK

Ranjit Prithviraj

Ranjit Prithviraj

Managing Director of IT

FITCH RATINGS

Syed Qasim

Syed Qasim

Sr. Systems Analyst

SUMATI GROUP

Gopkiran V. Rao

Gopkiran V. Rao

SVP, Product Management & Verticals

APTTUS

Varun Ravichandran

Varun Ravichandran

Manager of Industries and Strategic Markets

APTTUS

Mick Rejniak

Mick Rejniak

Associate Director of Global Sales Operations

CORNERSTONE ONDEMAND

Denise Restauri

Denise Restauri

Founder

GIRLQUAKE

Javier Reynaldos

Javier Reynaldos

Principal Sales Engineer

APTTUS

Barbara Rogan

Barbara Rogan

Associate General Counsel

CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS

Mark Ross

Mark Ross

Global Head of Legal Process Outsourcing

INTEGREON

Jill Rowley

Jill Rowley

Startup Advisor and Strategist

#SOCIALSELLING

Avanish Sahai

Avanish Sahai

VP Worldwide ISV/Store Alliances

SERVICENOW

Steve Sanders

Steve Sanders

Regional Sales Manager, Enterprise Relationship Management

LINKEDIN

Blake Scarlavai

Blake Scarlavai

Sr. Developer, MVP

SONOMA PARTNERS

Derek Schoettle

Derek Schoettle

GM, Analytics Platform & Cloud Data Services

IBM

Jon Schreiber

Jon Schreiber

Solution Consultant

ADOBE

Brion Schweers

Brion Schweers

General Manager, CPQ

APTTUS

Pranav Shah

Pranav Shah

Director of Advanced Solutions

APTTUS

Saaj Shah

Saaj Shah

Sr. Manager, Pricing

SYNAPTICS

Tibor Shanto

Tibor Shanto

Principal

RENBOR SALES SOLUTIONS

Lin Shearer

Lin Shearer

Director of Product Marketing, E-Commerce

APTTUS

Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain

CEO

LET IT RIPPLE FILM STUDIO

Lalit Singh

Lalit Singh

Chief Operations Officer

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE

Amy Slater

Amy Slater

Founder & Author

AMY SLATER CONSULTING

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Sr. Director and Legal Counsel

APTTUS

Frank Sohn

Frank Sohn

President & CEO

NOVUS CPQ

Michael Stevens

Michael Stevens

Managing Director

DUFF & PHELPS

Hassan Syed

Hassan Syed

Director

WIPRO

Kingman Tang

Kingman Tang

Sr. Director of Solution Marketing

APTTUS

Duncan Taylor

Duncan Taylor

Director, ISV Industry Solutions

MICROSOFT

Ravi Thota

Ravi Thota

Sr. Director, IT Business Applications

TIVO

Peter Toundaian

Peter Toundaian

Partner

MAINSPRING CONSULTING GROUP

Sarah Van Caster

Sarah Van Caster

Director of Product Marketing, Incentive Compensation

APTTUS

Michelle Vazzana

Michelle Vazzana

Partner

VANTAGE POINT PERFORMANCE

John Webb

John Webb

VP, Industry Strategy & Alliances

WORKDAY

Harold Wiseman

Harold Wiseman

Technical Business Analyst

MCG HEALTH

Darra Wray

Darra Wray

Chief Financial Officer

HEALTHWISE, INC.

Andrea Wykman

Andrea Wykman

Divisional Counsel

HUNTSMAN

Karan Yadav

Karan Yadav

Strategic Technology Industry Advisor

WORKDAY

Elliot Yama

Elliot Yama

AVP, Center for Excellence

APTTUS

Paola Zamora

Paola Zamora

Manager, Global Business Operations

APPNEXUS

Monica Zent

Monica Zent

CEO

FOXWORDY, INC.

Rod Beauprie

Rod Beauprie

Director of Information Systems

ROSS VIDEO

Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett

Legal Operations Manager

GILEAD SCIENCES

Deepak Bhasin

Deepak Bhasin

VP of Product Management

APTTUS

Eric Carrasquilla

Eric Carrasquilla

SVP of Product Management

APTTUS

Mike Carrell

Mike Carrell

Director of Product Marketing

APTTUS

Dan Cochran

Dan Cochran

VP Sales and Business Development

ESPLINE

Julien Gattoni

Julien Gattoni

Chief Financial Officer

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Mike Gustafson

Mike Gustafson

Principal IT Solutions Architect

ITRON

Leah Quartano Bowling

Leah Quartano Bowling

Industry Product Manager

HITACHI SOLUTIONS

Laura Richardson

Laura Richardson

VP of Sales & Business Development

CONTENEO

Katy Rudd

Katy Rudd

Principal Sales Engineer

APTTUS

Robin Snasdell

Robin Snasdell

Managing Director

CONSILIO

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