May 13 by Courtney Ogawa
The four Somalian pirates, who had climbed aboard the Maersk Alabama, barge into the vessel’s bridegroom and point their assault rifles at the frightened crew. Their leader looks at Tom Hanks’s character, beats his chest and proclaims “I am the captain now!” It’s a really poignant scene in the Oscar nominated film “Captain Phillips.”
But on April 8, 2009, there was no Tom Hanks, or cameras rolling when the band of pirates overtook the cargo ship. There was just Captain Richard Phillips’ heroism and perseverance to outlast the horrific 5 day stand-off, until SEAL Team 6 snipers put the nightmare to rest.
The real Captain Phillips will be a featured keynote speaker at Apttus’s Accelerate, the Quote-to-Cash event of the year, June 16-18 at the prestigious Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Other noteworthy keynotes include salesforce.com’s Vivek Kundra, who was appointed as the first United States Chief Information Officer by President Obama, Praveen Sengar, the Principal Research Analyst for Gartner, and our very own Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe.
In addition to the stellar keynote lineup, over 30 of the world’s leading Quote-to-Cash and industry luminaries will lead individual breakout sessions. The three day event will consist of expansive knowledge sharing, product presentations and fun social events, all within an influential networking environment. To register, follow the link to the Accelerate website. If you register before May 16, you will save up to $500.
Other highlights of Accelerate 2014 include an extravagant evening gala, done Apttus-style, at the new San Francisco Exploratorium where attendees will experience hands-on exhibits showcasing the new Human Phenomena.
For Apttus customers, valuable interactive training sessions will be held, designed to maximize your Apttus investment, and expand user adoption. The sessions are limited to 25 attendees per room, and are filling up quickly.
Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to get Quote-to-Cash certified and earn an electronic badge for their LinkedIn profile. But you don’t have to wait until June to complete your certification. All five modules and a comprehensive study guide are available on-demand on the Quote-to-Cash Certification site. Those who earn their certification before May 15 will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE pass to Accelerate 2014.
Don’t miss out on the Quote-to-Cash event of the year. Be sure to register today!
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