23 World Class Leaders Speaking at Accelerate 2018
World class sales and marketing leaders have announced their TED-style talks at the Accelerate Business Summit, sponsored by XANT, the sales acceleration company. Growth is the word of the year, and for the 2018 Accelerate conference in March, these business execs have incredible stories to help you learn what’s working today in business growth strategy.
Leaders from companies like CenturyLink, West, Kodak and Caesars Entertainment will be sharing their advice on business growth strategy at the Accelerate Business Growth Summit. The Summit takes place this year at the Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah, March 5-8, and will be an exclusive gathering of 350+ executives.
The two keynote speeches of the conference will be given by best-selling author Michael Lewis and legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. Join the conference to learn about subjects that range from winning in politics and Wall Street, to being a champion inside and outside of the ring.
Accelerate Business Summit Speakers
In addition, experienced sales leaders are going to take the stage to talk about business growth strategy:
AVP Sales – West Corporation
Kelly is a dynamic, successful Area Vice President of Sales specializing in selling cloud-based communication services to SmB and large Enterprise companies. She has years of experience in the IT Communications space and has seen amazing evolution of technology around the field of unifying communications.
Global Head of Inside Sales – CA Technologies
Sid Kumar is the Global Head of Digital Sales at CA Technologies, where he leads a team of 300 sales and pre sales professionals. He is an accomplished executive in the enterprise technology sector with extensive general management, operating and finance experience across businesses ranging from $100 million to $2.5 billion. Sid has a background in technology venture capital, private equity and investment banking and has been involved with M&A and financing transactions with an aggregate value of nearly $30 billion.
Co-Founder & Managing Director of HGGC
Partner and Managing Director – BCG
Philip is partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group, with over a decade of experience helping tech & media executives transform their businesses.
SVP, VIP Marketing – Caesars Entertainment
Brandi Ellis is a highly experienced, influential VIP marketing leader who has managed diverse teams of sales and service professionals. She has more than 20 years of hands-on experience in VIP marketing. Brandi transforms traditional service providers into motivated sales professionals using the latest in technology, analytics, diverse thinking and streamlined efficiencies.
CIO – PureStorage
Yousuf is an experienced technology leader with a successful career in applications, infrastructure and project/program management at a global level. PureStorage provides all-flash enterprise storage solutions and is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid State Arrays.
President Government, Education, Medium and Small Business – CenturyLink
Vernon leads a national team of 1,000 sales and marketing professionals who are charged with growing the business through a portfolio of data, voice, hosting, cloud computing, managed and IT services.
Chief Global Growth Officer – Kodak
John is one of the best door openers in business, with follow up and focus on Sales, Marketing, New Business Development, Board Advisory, Fund Raising and Investment. He has extensive experience in Media, Technology, Motorsport, Private Equity, and Companies with a truly global footprint.
Head of Enterprise Technology – New York Stock Exchange
Bonnie Hyun specializes on emerging growth industry focus covering corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, public accounting, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), operations finance, investor relations, treasury.
Global Head of Salesforce Effectiveness Solutions – Korn Ferry Hay Group
Matt is co-author of The Challenger Sale, The Challenger Customer and The Effortless Experience. He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, and an experienced advisor to senior executives on sales, service and customer experience.
Corporate Vice President of Sales – AvePoint
Thomas is responsible for recruiting, training, and managing commercial and public sector sales teams covering US, Canada, LATAM and Western Europe territories at Ave Point. A two-time Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winner, AvePoint has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 six times and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ five times.
SVP Sales – MarketSource Inc
Experienced Executive Leader with a demonstrated history working in the technology, software, and insurance industries. Skilled in Executive Development, Coaching, Sales, Go-to-market Strategy,Channel and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
Chief Growth Advisor – Marketo
After 6 years in Management consulting and 52 quarters in software sales, Jill is helping companies with Social Selling, Digital Sales Transformation, Marketing and Sales Alignment, and Sales Enablement. She is passionate about elevating the profession of Sales and Sales Enablement and is determined to inspire more Colleges and Universities to offer Professional Selling curriculum and degrees.
SVP of Global Sales Development – Lifesize
Anil has started and grown Business Development and Inside Sales teams from the ground up in various world class companies. He has cultivated top performing teams with leading technology companies across growing markets. Anil also has a strategic ability to translate corporate goals and objectives to tactical execution and results.
Managing Partner – Vertical Relevance
Robert has extensive experience in the SaaS space, as well as CRM management and business development. He has years of experience as a sales leader.
CEO – Reality Works
Anneke helps businesses, nonprofits, teams and individuals achieve financial success – and other measurable results by pioneering measurable and predictable B2B inside sales integrated with traditional (field) sales models that are supported by marketing and technology.
VP Sales – LogMeIn
Experienced, strategic Sales leader with demonstrated success overseeing cross-functional teams to improve the customer experience, drive sales and increase retention in both Distribution as well as SaaS-based sales organizations. Passionate about managing and motivating others, and working in high-pressure, fast-paced collaborative environments.
VP of Insidesales & Demand Gen – Ten-X
Trey has ample experience growing sales and new business development in highly competitive market segments. He works by building strategic partner relationships, analyzing the market and customer data and trends and leading creative multi-customer events.
VP Global Business Services – Informatica
Rob has over 15 years experience in the SaaS sales operations, and has had an incredible career working on life-changing technology at HP, Cisco, Riverbed Technology and Informatica.
Director of the Institute of Management Studies – GoldSmith University
VP, Global Sales Strategy & Operations – Ryder Systems
Chris is an exceptional leader with a passion and dedication for driving results. He has had proven success in developing organizational strategies and tactical execution, specializing in sales strategy, sales effectiveness, mergers & acquisitions.
VP Sales, General Manager – Pearson
Alli has experience in the technology / SaaS/ e-Learning solutions sales, leadership and management, global business development, strategic partnership management, and product development. She recruits, coaches, and inspires high-performing sales teams that deliver results.
Partner – U.S. Venture Partners
Dafina is a partner at U.S. Venture Partners, a group for high-technology venture investing, and a board member of XANT. She has extensive experience in the venture capital world.
Register For The Accelerate Business Summit
Attendees to the Business Accelerate Summit will be able to make valuable connections among top executives, learn what works today in the market and enjoy the snow at one of North America’s most beautiful ski resorts – the Snowbird Ski Resort nestled in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. The Accelerate mountain village is 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
The conference offers TED-talk style speaker panels – and allows sales professionals to learn, connect and play with the world’s most respected executive leaders.