June 5 by Melissa Diver
With under two weeks and counting until Accelerate 2014, anticipation is building. The three-day summit will gather an exceptional network of esteemed companies, industry thought leaders and Apttus executives, all of whom are dedicated participants in the rapidly growing Quote-to-Cash community. The annual event will deliver a full-range of informative sessions and social networking opportunities, all located in the heart of beautiful San Francisco. Below are my three top reasons to attend Accelerate.
1. A Stellar Line-up of Keynote Speakers
- Vivek Kundra, salesforce.com EVP of Industries, and formerly the first CIO of the United States, will connect the global trends and strategies that are driving manufacturers to forge new paths
- Praveen Sengar, Principal Research Analyst at Gartner and CPQ solutions expert, will outline the top ten trends transforming customer engagement in the digital era
- Inspiring Speaker Captain Richard Phillips will detail his grueling five-day stand-off with Somalian pirates and rescue by Navy SEALs.
2. Sessions and Panels with Top Industry Influencers and Luminaries
- Sales effectiveness experts Josiane Feigon (Author of Smart Sales Manager), Anneke Seley (Author of Inside Sales Success), and David Taber (Author of Salesforce.com Secrets of Success)
- Top social selling bloggers Craig Rosenberg, Jill Rowley, Koka Sexton, and Matt Heinz
- Salesforce MVPs Mike Gerholdt from buttonclickadmin.com, Bryan Boroughf from MondayCall Solutions, and David Schach from X-Squared On Demand
- Leading Forrester analyst Kate Legget and speakers from DSV, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, FIS, Moody’s, PayPal, Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, and many more
3. Summits within the Summit
- The Manufacturing Summit, hosted by Salesforce, Apttus and Deloitte will feature market trends, best practices and a look at ‘Inquire-to-Order’, a new solution on the Salesforce1 Platform.
- The Supplier Relationship Management Summit will provide the latest insights and best practices to help companies reduce costs and supplier risk and improve the supply base.