April 1 by Russell Banzon
As we countdown the days to Accelerate 2016, the Quote-to-Cash event of the year, that will take place at Pier 48 in San Francisco on April 12-14, we will be highlighting different aspects of the event every week in a series we call The Road to Accelerate. Each week we will cover various topics ranging from how to prepare for the conference, what to expect, and more. Last week, we touched on the notable sessions that you can’t miss from each track. Next week, we will go over final tips and advice to get the most out of your Accelerate experience before the big event is here.
We’re less than 2 weeks away from #AccelerateQTC! There is a ton that will happen at Accelerate this year: live music, food trucks, cupcakes, Giants trophies, amazing sessions, and more. Possibly more important than all of that (yes, even more important than the cupcakes) is getting to network with the community. In order to get you kickstarted on these conversations, we’re bringing you the ultimate Twitter list of people to follow before the event.
1. Jay Leno, Acclaimed Late Night TV Show Host
Why should you follow? The cars, the comedy, the fact that he’s our special guest at this year’s Accelerate, what’s not to love?
2. Josiane Feigon, Founder, TeleSmart Communications
Why should you follow? If you need to know anything about inside sales, then Josiane will probably have a blog or e-book already published about it. Don’t miss out on any of the great content she shares!
3. Mark Redgrave, Head of Marketing, Spark Digital
Why should you follow? One of our favorite New Zealanders constantly shares cars, jokes, and some of the best New Zealand views you can find.
4. Amy Slater, SVP WW Sales Operations, Rovi Corporation
Why should you follow? Amy is a sales thought leader who is sure to have one of the best sessions at Accelerate. Don’t miss out on her thoughts on automation in the sales process.
5. Nancy Nardin, Founder, Smart Selling Tools
Why should you follow? Inherent in her Twitter handle, @sellingtools, Nancy brings the best in sales tool analysis and tips.
6. Michael Farrington, Sr. Salesforce Architect, Domo
Why should you follow? Not only is Michael a Salesforce MVP who will be sharing a lot of great Salesforce content, but he’s also the class clown (per his Twitter description). But I mean, come on, he’s got a cigar in his profile photo!
7. Chris Duarte, Editor-in-Chief, Trailhead, Salesforce
Why should you follow? Chris is the champ for all things training for Salesforce. Not sure if there is a badge for following her though.
8. Geraldine Grey, CEO, Endiem
Why should you follow? Another Salesforce MVP makes our list of top people to follow because not only does she solve Salesforce problems on the daily, but she’s also known to post a cute baby or two every now and then.
9. Carlos Gil, Head of Social Media Marketing, BMC
Why should you follow? Carlos is a social media mastermind (if his 50K+ followers wasn’t already a clear indicator). He’s constantly sharing ways for you to take your social media to the next level.
10. Craig Rosenberg, Chief Analyst, TOPO
Why should you follow? Not only is Craig a master of driving sales down the funnel, but he also shares overall great business content. You can always count on him to share an article that will cause you to sit down and read for a bit.
11. Maria Pergolino, SVP, Marketing, Apttus
Why should you follow? If you’re a fan of great marketing, then Maria should be your go-to Twitter feed. She’s always sharing marketing that she thinks is awesome. You may also catch the occasional funny drunk tweet as well.
12. Jocelyn Fennewal, Managing Partner, Opmentors
Why should you follow? Jocelyn is always at a Salesforce conference sharing good tidbits to make you feel like you’re there live. She’s also one of my favorite Apttus All Stars!
13. Ari Kaplan, Founder, Kaplan Advisors
Why should you follow? One of the major thought leaders in legal technology, law accountability, and more. Always being quoted in different articles, Ari will help you find some of the best content for legal luminaries!
14. Tom Taulli, Forbes Blogger and Founder of Bizdeductor.com
Why should you follow? Not only has Tom founded his own company, bizdeductor.com, but he’s also constantly interviewing different executives, sharing his insights on tech, and more for Forbes.
15. Kara Haspel Lind, President, Kara’s Cupcakes
Why should you follow? The infamous founder of the cupcakes we all love.Even her tweets are sweet.