COMING AGAIN, OCTOBER 2018

WHAT IS GROWTH17

Businesses in growth mode can no longer be guided by instincts, internal politics, hunches, or executives’ gut feeling. It is the time to ensure that strategic vision translates into profitable operations. It’s time to come to the table to define your purpose, and then find, hire and develop the right people, iterate on a process, continue to innovate on the product AND make money.  But how?  And what are the next steps?  

WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND

This conference gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the best of the best in Boston tech.  Our speakers are with us for the day to share the lessons learned from success and failure along the way.  You’ll have the opportunity to interact and discuss with our experts the following:  

  • Scaling and aligning teams
  • Forecasting 
  • Defining markets and roadmaps
  • Easing inflection points
  • Operationalizing an organization to run efficiently and profitably

WHO WILL BE THERE

250+ people from across the organization – from CEOs and founders, to sales and marketing, product professionals, people operations and the venture community.

OUR 2017 SPEAKERS

 (See Full Agenda Below)

2017 AGENDA

8:30-9:00

Registration and Networking

9:00-9:15

Welcome

9:20-10:05

Venture Capitalists Share War Stories : Structuring for Growth
- Pamela Aldsworth, Silicon Valley Bank (moderator)
- Michael Brown, Battery Ventures
- Eric Paley, Founder's Collective
- Nicole Stata, Boston Seed Capital
- Adam Valkin, General Catalyst

10:15-11:00

The CEO Point of View: Easing the Inflection Points
- Mohamad Ali, CEO, Carbonite
- Chris Gahagan, CEO, Symbotic
- Trynka Shineman, CEO, Vistaprint
- Michael Skok, Founding Partner, Underscore VC (moderator)
- Tracey Zhen, President, Zipcar

11:15-12:00

A. Forecasting Today's New World - The Science and The Art
- Larry D'Angelo, SVP of Sales, LogMeIn

B. Growth Going Global, Charting the Path
- Christian Cerda, COO, iRobot
- Mel Wolfgang, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

C. How to Drive Growth through a Diverse Workforce
- Meredith Haviland, Partner, Foley Hoag (moderator)
- Debbie Dean, Vice President, Dassault Systemes Americas General Counsel
- Betsy Myers, Author, Leadership expert and advocate for diversity in the workplace
- Aida Sabo, VP of Diversity, PAREXEL

12:20-12:40

Fast Pitch Lunch : 6 MA-based Startups that Fuel Growth

12:50-1:35

Lunch Keynote: Alignment – The Key to High Growth
- John Neeson, Managing Director, SiriusDecisions

1:50-2:35

A. Radical Alignment: Culture, strategy and acquisition execution for out-sized growth
- Andrew Burton, COO, Rapid7
- Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer, Rapid7

B. Product Roadmapping : How to Bridge Agile and Company Objectives
- Sam Clemens, Chief Product Officer and Founder, InsightSquared

C. Smarketing: How Sales and Marketing Alignment Can Supercharge Growth
- Andrew Byron, CRO, Cybereason
- Mike Volpe, CMO, Cybereason

2:45-3:30

A. Evolution of a Marketing Team
- Elana Anderson, CMO, Vidyo (former SVP of Marketing at Demandware)
- Kathie Johnson, Vice President, Marketing, Salesforce Commerce Cloud

B. Designing your Product Encore
- Christopher Stone, Chief Product Officer, Acquia

3:40-4:30

Closing Session: Blunder, Bloopers and the Path to Recovery
- Peter Bauer, CEO, Mimecast
- George Bell, Advisor, Entrepreneur and overall really good moderator
- Steve Fredette, CEO, Toast
- Joe Kinsella, CTO and Founder, CloudHealth Technologies

4:30-5:30

Share your own blunders and bloopers over Friday afternoon cocktails brought to you by Mimecast!

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