SILICON SLOPES, Utah — March 10, 2015 — XANT, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, will be hosting IS Accelerate ’15, the sales acceleration event of the year from March 16-20 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event will feature some of the most prominent industry leaders across a variety of professional arenas, including sales acceleration, sports media, workplace culture, and business and technology, discussing the power of predictive analytics to optimize sales performance.
Speakers at IS Accelerate ’15 comprise a series of high-caliber individuals, including Steve Young former NFL quarterback, now managing partner and co-founder of HGGC, and Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of the FiveThirtyEight blog launched in partnership with ESPN. Author of Under the Hood and workplace culture expert Stan Slap, will also be addressing this year’s attendees, as well as several XANT executives.
XANT’s recently appointed President of Worldwide Sales and Chief Customer Officer, Jim Steele, will also be giving a keynote speech, marking Steele’s first address to the company’s customer base. His participation in this year’s IS Accelerate reflects XANT’s continued focus on the enterprise, expansion on a global scale, and the company’s commitment to long-term, meaningful customer success.
Another speaker at IS Accelerate ’15 will be Brian Millham, president of commercial sales at Salesforce.com, who will be discussing XANT’s exclusive partnership with Salesforce.com’s ISVForce Partner Program.
Lindsey Armstrong, recently appointed as XANT’s Senior Vice President of International Strategy, will also deliver a keynote session about women in technology.
IS Accelerate ’15 will span two days of keynote addresses on March 18 and 19, will offer unparalleled networking opportunities to meet the best sales and marketing leaders in the world, and also features breakthrough sessions on the science behind predictive analytics for sales acceleration. Additional certification and training will be held on March 16 and 17, and an optional skiing event will be offered on March 20. IS Accelerate will focus on increasing revenue by utilizing next-generation predictive analytics for prioritizing leads, gamification to increase sales rep engagement, and communications for a smart and instantaneous customer response, so that attendees can unlock the revenue potential of their businesses. Customers such as ADP, Experian, Groupon, Microsoft and ServiceNow will be in attendance, and more than 600 are expected to participate. Additionally, market support for the conference is outstanding with high profile companies including Apple, ADP, Citrix, Dell, GE, Goldman Sachs, Google, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley to attend as well.
“We are incredibly excited to host the world’s premier sales acceleration conference, IS Accelerate, in our home state of Utah,” said Dave Elkington, XANT CEO and co-founder. “Our team can’t wait to inspire this year’s attendees with fresh ideas to fire up their sales reps and boost profits. We look forward to collaborating with industry leaders on the future of sales acceleration and can’t wait to share some of the new technologies that XANT has been developing.”
Along with a world-class list of keynote speakers, XANT’s IS Accelerate ’15 will also feature live entertainment from Platinum-selling American rock band Collective Soul and ski accelerating sessions on the powdery slopes of Park City, Utah.
Sponsors of the event encompass top players in business and technology. Salesforce.com is the Titanium sponsor of the event, and additional sponsors include Bluewolf, Docusign, Domo, LinkedIn and Microsoft.
XANT offers the industry’s leading sales acceleration platform built on Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine that drives revenue growth by delivering an optimized experience for both salesperson and buyer. The platform fuels sales rep performance and provides buyer personalization with breakthrough innovations in predictive sales communications, gamification and hiring. XANT has received numerous accolades for its technology and has been named as one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. XANT enterprise customers include Microsoft, Groupon and Marketo.