March 5-8, 2018 | Snowbird Resort, Utah
Executive business content and networking, where business leaders learn exactly what’s working NOW 
 
"I love what you've done with the summit format. It's an intimate gathering of top sales and marketing leaders."
 
Matt Dixon, Co-Author, The Challenger Sale, The Challenger Customer and The Effortless Experience, CEB
What To Expect at Accelerate
Growth is the oxygen for business
 
Business growth is vital. What has worked in the past isn’t a guarantee for the future. The introduction of complex data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) into business is transforming the way savvy business leaders manage their organization’s growth.

Accelerate is a new type of executive experience. We believe business executives are best served when they focus and learn from their peers. That's why we bring together the best of the best in one room to network, collaborate, and share WHAT'S WORKING NOW to accelerate business growth. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s Accelerate:
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KEYNOTES AND PRESENTATIONS
We despise boring keynotes and panels along with the typical "bland" sessions that define most events and instead opt for up-to-date, actionable sessions delivered by real practitioners who have proven strategies and tactics that work. Think focused, crisp, “TED Talks” for business leaders. In addition to industry peers and experts, you will hear from marquee speakers Michael Lewis and Sugar Ray Leonard on their experiences that range from Wall Street to politics, to what it means to be a champion and not just a contender.
 
Valuable Connections
Attendees range from sales and marketing executives at established brands, chief customer officers at international organizations and startup founders who are working to build the brands of the future. This mix creates unique networking opportunities you just can’t find anywhere else.
 
Unique Experiences
Accelerate is a unique combination of focused work and focused play that will provide transformative business insights and connections at the incomparable Snowbird Resort that Forbes Magazine ranked as one of the “Top Ten Ski Resorts in North America”. Be our guest and enjoy the powder on the slopes or time at the spa as you finish your Accelerate experience.
 
Accelerate is the only growth conference exclusively for business executives
 
Join us to find out what's working now in THE WORLD'S TOP COMPANIES 
Marquee Speakers
 
Michael Lewis
 
Financial Journalist and best-selling author
 
Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published sixteen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Three of his most popular releases, The Blind Side, The Big Short and Moneyball, have been produced into Oscar-nominated films. 

Mr. Lewis is a columnist for Bloomberg News and a contributing writer to Vanity Fair. His articles have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Gourmet, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs, and Poetry Magazine.
 
Sugar Ray Leonard
 
Legendary Sports Icon
 
Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the legendary sports icons of the 20th century whose very name epitomizes boxing and conjures the image of a champion. Blinding speed, tremendous power, and great charm turned Leonard into an immediate media favorite. The late Howard Cosell called Leonard the "new Muhammed Ali." 

Leonard's sincere, charismatic personality coupled with his ring experience led to a successful career as a television broadcaster for NBC, ABC, HBO and ESPN. In 2011, Leonard published his first autobiography entitled THE BIG FIGHT: My Life In and Out of the Ring.
 
Michael Lewis
FINANCIAL JOURNALIST AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published sixteen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Three of his most popular releases, The Blind Side, The Big Short and Moneyball, have been produced into Oscar-nominated films. 

Mr. Lewis is a columnist for Bloomberg News and a contributing writer to Vanity Fair. His articles have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Gourmet, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs, and Poetry Magazine.

 
Sugar Ray Leonard
LEGENDARY SPORTS ICON

Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the legendary sports icons of the 20th century whose very name epitomizes boxing and conjures the image of a champion. Blinding speed, tremendous power and great charm turned Leonard into an immediate media favorite. The late Howard Cosell called Leonard the "new Muhammed Ali." 

Leonard's sincere, charismatic personality coupled with his ring experience led to a successful career as a television broadcaster for NBC, ABC, HBO and ESPN. In 2011, Leonard published his first autobiography entitled THE BIG FIGHT: My Life In and Out of the Ring.

 
Executive and Keynote Speakers 
 
 
Hayden E. Stafford
VP, Microsoft Business Applications
Microsoft
Steve Young
NFL Quarterback
Co-Founder & Managing Director
HGGC
Brandi Ellis
SVP, VIP Marketing
Caesars Entertainment
Yousuf Khan
CIO
PureStorage
Vernon Irvin
President Government, Education, Medium and Small Business 
CenturyLink
Jon Hall
Chief Global Growth Officer
Kodak
Bonnie Hyun 
Head of Enterprise Technology 
Capital Markets
New York Stock Exchange
Matt Dixon
Korn Ferry Hay Group
Senior Partner
Anil Somaney
SVP - Global Sales Development
Lifesize
Jonathan Blood
Vice President Direct to Business and Indirect @work
T-Mobile
Christopher Carrington
CEO
ServiceSource
Josh James
CEO
Domo
Thomas Lin
Corporate Vice President of Sales
AvePoint
Damon Joshua
Vice President of Commercial MarketSource
Jill Rowley
Chief Growth Advisor
Marketo
Philip Andersen
Partner and Managing Director
BCG
Robert Summers
Managing Partner
Vertical Relevance
Anneke Sealey 
CEO
Reality Works
Amy Appleyard
VP Sales
LogMeIn
Sid Kumar
Global Head of Inside Sales
CA Technologies
Trey McCall
VP of Inside Sales & Demand Generation
Ten-X
Kelly Mark
AVP Sales
West
Dafina Toncheva
Partner
U.S. Venture Partners
Rob Higgins
VP Global Business Services
Informatica
Dr. Frank Bond
Director
Institute of Management Studies
GoldSmith University
Chris Fris
VP, Global Sales Strategy & Operations
Ryder Systems
Alli Gentile
VP Sales, General Manager
Pearson
Don Fluckinger
Executive Editor
Tech Target
Mark Ralls
Managing Director of Business Analytics and Applications
Vista
Scott Berg
Managing Director, Sr. Research Analyst
Needham & Company
Alex Shootman
CEO
Workfront
Justin Lindsey
Chief Analytics Officer
BAMTECH Media
Agenda
 
March 5th 
5:00 PM
 
OPENING RECEPTION
7:30 PM
 
OPENING Keynote
March 6th
8:30 AM
KEYNOTES/panels
 
12:00 PM
Lunch
 
1:00 PM
KEYNOTES/PANELS
 
4:00 PM
MICHAEL LEWIS
 
6:00 PM
SUMMIT PARTY
 
March 7th
8:30 AM
KEYNOTES/PANELS
 
12:00 PM
Lunch
 
1:00 PM
KEYNOTES/PANELS
 
4:00 PM
SUGAR RAY LEONARD
 
6:00 PM
Club Accelerate
 
March 8th
8:30 AM
Ski/Spa Day
 
*Agenda is subject to change.
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Venue and Lodging
 
Accelerate18 Executive Summit will be held at the beautiful Snowbird Ski Resort nestled in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Our Accelerate mountain village is 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airpot and easily accessible despite its remote location
 
 There are several lodging options to choose from at the resort. BOOK YOUR LODGING ONLINE to take full advantage of our special negotiated room rates. You may also contact Snowbird directly by calling 800.453.3000 (don't forget to mention InsideSales.com and Accelerate18) - space is limited so reserve your place today. Come early and stay late to enjoy Utah's greatest snow on earth.
 
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