SaaS will get its second within the highlight in two weeks, from February 5-7, 2019, at SaaStr Annual 2019. The convention takes place in San Jose, and it options over 300 of the brightest minds in SaaS in the present day.
We’re so enthusiastic about this yr’s lineup of founders, entrepreneurs and executives that we couldn’t match all our favorites right into a single listing. Listed here are 14 extra must-see audio system at SaaStr 2019.
- 1 Aaron Ross, co-CEO of Predictable Income, Inc.
- 2 Allison Wooden, CEO of Digital camera IQ
- 3 Ashley Brucker Stepien, VP Demand Advertising at Pendo.io
- 4 Invoice Clerico, CEO & Cofounder of WePay
- 5 Christelle Flahaux, CMO of Host Analytics
- 6 Christian Lanng, CEO and Cofounder of Tradeshift
- 7 Dannie Herzberg, Head of Mid-Market Gross sales for Slack
- 8 Deon Nicholas, Founding father of Forethought
- 9 Henry Ward, CEO and Founding father of Carta
- 10 Mathilde Collin, CEO and Cofounder of Entrance
- 11 Pat Poels, Senior VP of Platform at Eventbrite
- 12 Robert Hohman, CEO and cofounder of Glassdoor
- 13 Ruzwana Bashir, CEO of Peek
- 14 Weiping Peng, Software program Architect at Salesforce
- 15 Mallun Yen, COO and Cofounder of SaaStr
Aaron Ross, co-CEO of Predictable Income, Inc.
Along with operating Predictable Income, Inc., Aaron Ross is the writer of “From Inconceivable to Inevitable” and “Predictable Income”, the latter touted because the “gross sales bible of Silicon Valley.” He additionally helps SaaS corporations flip outbound gross sales challenges into alternatives, whereas preserving to a 25-hour workweek.
Have questions? Ross hosts an Ask Me Something session on Thursday, February 7, beginning at 10:05 a.m.
Allison Wooden, CEO of Digital camera IQ
Digital camera IQ is the primary AR platform for deploying digital camera experiences at scale, which signifies that CEO Allison Wooden and her companion Sonia Tsao needed to create a marketplace for their imaginative and prescient along with creating the software program and repair capabilities. “Digital camera advertising hasn’t existed prior to now,” Wooden says. “Once we have been first fundraising, individuals would say ‘we’ve by no means considered a camera-first future.’”
Studying to speak your imaginative and prescient is as essential as discovering a imaginative and prescient value pursuing. Wooden discusses “Execs & Cons of Changing Incumbent Distributors Versus Making a New Market” on Thursday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Ashley Brucker Stepien, VP Demand Advertising at Pendo.io
Scaling (whether or not advertising groups, practices or progress) is a elementary talent in Ashley Brucker Stepien’s toolkit. A pacesetter of the skilled providers staff answerable for transformational advertising automation deployments at Marketo, Brucker Stepien later joined Appirio, constructing the corporate’s advertising cloud apply earlier than turning into Vice President of Advertising. Presently, she focuses on demand era and gross sales alignment at Pendo.
Brucker Stepien supplies recommendation on “Constructing a Extra Numerous Workforce: Scaling Outdoors the Bay Space” on Tuesday, February 5 at 2:15 p.m.
Invoice Clerico, CEO & Cofounder of WePay
“WePay happened as a result of two associates couldn’t discover a trendy answer to assist them cut up the price of a ski home rental,” the corporate’s web site explains. These two pals, Invoice Clerico and Wealthy Aberman, based WePay in 2008 to be able to spearhead the rise of safe peer to see monetary transactions. In 2017, the corporate was acquired by JPMorgan Chase.
Clerico talks about his journey on Thursday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m. in a session titled “WePay: Easy methods to Purchase at World-Class $400B Firm.”
Christelle Flahaux, CMO of Host Analytics
Christelle Flahaux brings over 17 years of selling expertise to SaaStr 2019. She has served because the vice chairman of buyer area advertising at Domo and has lent her expertise to tasks at corporations together with Ariba, Taleo and Marketo. In 2017, Flahaux joined Host Analytics, the place she drives the corporate’s go-to-market technique and works collaboratively with its regional groups to develop artistic gross sales and advertising packages.
With a lot expertise throughout a broad subject of corporations, Flahaux is certain to deliver a perspective value listening to. We will’t wait to listen to what she has to say.
Christian Lanng, CEO and Cofounder of Tradeshift
Christian Lanng has been beginning know-how corporations since he was 19 years previous. He has additionally served because the youngest-ever Head of Division within the Danish authorities’s Nationwide IT and Telecom Company. At present, Lanng leads Tradeshift, which works with Fortune 5000 corporations to rework their enterprise by way of the instruments offered by Tradeshift’s platform.
On Thursday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m., Lanng discusses “How Founders Can Take Management of Their Future” — a must-know matter for any entrepreneur.
Dannie Herzberg, Head of Mid-Market Gross sales for Slack
Slack’s Dannie Herzberg oversees mid-market and BDR gross sales organizations for the corporate all through North America. Earlier than becoming a member of Slack, Herzberg spent 5 years serving to HubSpot develop from 100 to 1200 staff and launch its IPO.
On Tuesday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m., Herzberg discusses how she and her colleagues went “From Freemium to Enterprise With Slack.”
Deon Nicholas, Founding father of Forethought
“I’m an outlier,” Deon Nicholas declares. “So naturally, I take into consideration find out how to generate extra outliers.” A two-time world finalist on the Worldwide Collegiate Programming Competitors, former hacker at Fb, Palantir, Dropbox and Pure Storage, and present head of Forethought, Nicholas has risen to stardom on a mixture of expertise, grit, and alternative — the identical elements that drive so many entrepreneurs’ success.
Nicholas discusses “How I Gained TechCrunch Battlefield and What Occurred After” on Thursday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m.
Henry Ward, CEO and Founding father of Carta
Carta emerged in 2012 as a software program platform for founders, buyers and staff to handle their fairness and possession. Since then, Carta has helped handle tons of of billions of dollars in fairness for corporations similar to Slack, Coinbase, and August Capital. Earlier than launching Carta, Henry Ward based Secondsight, a portfolio optimization platform for retail buyers, and in addition helped lead corporations like Reddwerks Inc. and BetweenMarkets.
Ward shares his expertise in a session titled “Tips on how to Increase a $42m Collection C and Reinvent a Area” on Thursday, February 7 at 11:20 a.m.
Mathilde Collin, CEO and Cofounder of Entrance
Entrance seeks to reinvent the inbox, permitting individuals to perform extra. CEO and cofounder Mathilde Collin divides her time between main Entrance and mentoring entrepreneurs by means of All Increase’s Feminine Founders Workplace Hours and the Pioneer Fund.
Collin has been acknowledged in Forbes’s 30 Underneath 30: Enterprise Tech 2017 and Inc’s Rising Stars 2018. We will’t wait to listen to what she plans to share with us at SaaStr 2019.
Pat Poels, Senior VP of Platform at Eventbrite
Pat Poels presently serves because the senior vice chairman of platform at Eventbrite, the place he leads a world-class, international engineering group. But many individuals are extra conversant in his work as vice chairman of software program improvement at Ticketmaster, the place he wrote a lot of the reserved seating stock system that Ticketmaster makes use of to today.
Whereas the time, date and matter of Pat Poels’ contribution to SaaStr 2019 hasn’t been revealed but, we’re sure that his perception and expertise will create a must-see presentation.
Robert Hohman, CEO and cofounder of Glassdoor
Since Glassdoor’s start in 2007, the location has develop into one of many largest and fastest-growing job and recruiting websites on the planet, because of the management of Robert Hohman. Hohman has additionally served as president of Hotwire, is among the unique group members at Expedia, and labored as a software program developer at Microsoft within the Home windows 95 period.
On Wednesday, February 6 at 9:35 a.m., Hohman will present perception into his firm’s success in a presentation titled “Glassdoor: The $1.2 Billion Story of Bringing Transparency to Certainly one of Life’s Most Necessary Selections—The place to Work.”
Ruzwana Bashir, CEO of Peek
“What I went via rising up ready me nicely for entrepreneurship,” Ruzwana Bashir advised Fortune journal in 2016. “I needed to struggle for lots of issues and I developed a grit that has actually paid off.” It’s definitely paid off within the creation of Peek. Launched in 2011, Peek’s aim is to make it straightforward to guide excursions and actions anyplace on the planet.
On Wednesday, February 6 at 1:40 p.m., Ruzwana Bashir is scheduled to share her knowledge with SaaStr audiences. We will’t wait to see the place she focuses her remarks.
Weiping Peng, Software program Architect at Salesforce
Salesforce has taken the SaaS world by storm, and it’s carried out so partially because of the talents of Weiping Peng, a software program architect with over 20 years’ expertise. Earlier than becoming a member of Salesforce in 2010, Peng labored with Yahoo, constructing the corporate’s advert engine.
Study extra about SaaS from a developer’s perspective by attending her speak on Tuesday, February 5 at 10:30 a.m., titled “Constructing a Stellar Engineering Group: Classes from Databrix and Salesforce.”
Mallun Yen, COO and Cofounder of SaaStr
Lastly, we will’t wait to listen to from Mallun Yen, the Chief Working Officer and cofounder of SaaStr. Yen focuses on serving to corporations launch novel services, turning imaginative and prescient into actuality by leveraging knowledge and know-how to vary behaviors and expectations.
Yen provides us two possibilities to study from her expertise. On Tuesday, February 5 at three:30 p.m., she’s talking on “Doing It Once more, However With Happiness As a Mission: The Secrets and techniques of Zoom.” On Thursday, February 7 at 10:45 a.m., she covers “Operational Excellence: 10 Classes from Scaling Stripe to $20b and Past.”
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