SaaS Connect

Where SaaS partnership leaders
meet to connect the market.

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March 26-27, 2019, San Francisco

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What is SaaS Connect?

Since 2011, we've hosted the conference for SaaS partnership leaders.

We are the single event for SaaS companies, platforms, API services, channels, distributors, resellers, app stores, and investors.

SaaS

Make cloud software and looking for partnerships?

Channels

Do you distribute or resell cloud software?

Platforms & API

Are you building an ecosystem of cloud integrations?

Investors

Do you invest in cloud software?

Why come to SaaS Connect?

Focused on SaaS partnerships.
We only talk partnerships, platforms, and distribution.
Your instant partnership network.
Connect with 400 SaaS partnership leaders in one retreat.
Negotiate, deal, win.
Close game changing distribution, integrations, and acquisitions!
Learn industry secrets.
Hear the honest truth from your peers' real experience.

Dear manager,

I need to go to SaaS Connect. It's the one conference by and for SaaS partnership executives. Everyone I need to know is there.

For the cost of one trip, I'll meet over 200 partner teams from Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Shopify, Intercom, Hubspot, TalkDesk, FreshWorks, you name it.

You were wondering how to scale our channel reseller program? You were wondering which integrations we should build? That's what they talk about.

It's an instant professional network. I'll leave this conference knowing everyone; they will make introductions for me.

And it's in San Francisco. I can book all my other meetings while I'm there.

The SaaS partnership conference

It's an instant professional network of the key people you need to know.

Why did Harvey Grasty, LogMeIn come to SaaS Connect?



At the end of the day, people come to SaaS Connect to meet partnership teams from around the industy. As partnership professionals, this event saves you a ton of time, money, and pain building your network and pipeline. Don't take our word for it.

Molly Siems
Director of Business Development
JustWorks
Scott Pollack
Vice President, Services & Business Development
WeWork
Jacob Burkhardt
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Kabbage

Who's speaking?

Sachin Agarwal
Principal Product Manager
LaunchDarkly
Katya Akudovich
Head of Strategic Alliances
PandaDoc
Paul Arnautoff
Head of Sales and Business Development
Inter / Stellar
Blair Beckwith
Director of Business Development
ShoGun
Mike Benayoun
Global Director of Channel Sales
Copper
Atlee Clark
Director, App & Partner Platform
Shopify
Sue Fernand
System Integrator Partner Manager
Nexmo, the Vonage API Company
Jeff Gardner
Head of Platform Partnerships
Intercom
Lindsey Grossman
Head of EMEA and Americas Partner Engagement, Member Acquisition
Netflix
Anneka Gupta
President
LiveRamp
Kyle Jenke
Global Platform & Partnerships
Intuit (TSheets)
Adam Johnson
Senior Vice President of Sales
ActiveCampaign
Craig Klemp
Sr. Director of Global Partnerships
Evernote
David Kubick
Vice President Sales, Channels, Business Development
LogMein
George Kyriakis
Sr. Director, Business Development & Partnerships
FreshBooks
Ty Lingley
Strategic Partnerships
Unbounce
Hana Mandapat
Salesforce
Clate Mask
CEO
Keap
Bob Moore
CEO
Crossbeam
Mark Morgan
Vice President Corporate Development
ScanSource
Alexandra Orfao
Conversational Marketing Manager
Drift
Pascal Pettinicchio
Chief Business Development Officer
Smooch
Kevin Raheja
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Hubspot
Rajiv Ramanan
Head of Marketplace Business and Tech partnerships
Freshworks
Manoj Ramnani
Founder and CEO
SalesIntel.io
Tom Richardson
VP, Strategic Partnerships
Acquia
Avanish Sahai
Global VP, ISV and Technology Alliances
ServiceNow
Daniel Saks
President & Co-CEO
AppDirect
Sunir Shah
President
Cloud Software Association
Sandeep Srinivasan
Senior Manager, Partner Enablement
TalkDesk
Naresh Venkat
Head of Machine Learning partnerships
Google

Brought to you by...

The Cloud Software Association and SaaS Connect is organized by SaaS partnership leaders like yourself.

Interested in joining the executive? Let us know.

President
Sunir Shah
President
Bibdex
Chair
Jake Wallace
Strategic Partnerships Manager
AWeber
Director + Treasurer
Steven Larsen
Head of Partnerships & Alliances
Sisense
Director + Secretary
Dina Moskowitz
CEO
SaaSMAX
Director
Randy Fahrbach
Sr. Manager, Channel Development
LogMeIn
Director
Dwight Foster
Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Nimble
Director
Chris Generalis
Sr. Director, Alliances and Business Development
Celigo
Director
Richard Gilbert
Director, SME Partnerships & Business Development
Payoneer
Director
Tyrone Lingley
Strategic Partnerships
Unbounce
Director
Naomi Mbakwe
Head of Alliances
AppDirect
Director
Gretchen O'Hara
Vice President, Go-To-Market Strategy - US One Commercial Partner
Microsoft
Director
Manvinder Singh
Strategic Partnerships and Business Development
Google Cloud
Vice President, Mentorship
Kevin O'Brien
VP Business Development
Vidyard
Vice President, Strategic Advisors
Glenton Davis
Global Product Marketing Manager
Microsoft
Vice President, Public Relations
Chris Lucas
Vice President
BLASTmedia

Thank our sponsors!

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Who's coming?

Want to connect with these partnership teams?

Want to book meetings with these companies? Most attendees opt-in to sharing their contact information with other attendees. But you have to register to get the list!

99starts
Acquia
Acronis
ActiveCampaign
Alteryx
Amplifinity
AP Intego
AppDirect
Avalara
AWeber
Bee
Bench Accounting
Box
Burkland Associates
ChargeBee
Checkr
CircleBack
Commerce Sync
Coterie Insurance
Crossbeam
DataFox
Deputy
Drift
Evernote
Fiind
Filmik
Formstack
FreshBooks
Freshworks
Gannett
Google
Gusto
Hubspot
Infusionsoft
Inter / Stellar
Intercom
Intuit (TSheets)
JazzHR
Keap
LastPass
LaunchDarkly
LeftHook
LiveRamp
LogMeIn
Magento
Microsoft
MINDbody
Netflix
Nexmo, the Vonage API Company
OneSaas
PandaDoc
Pono.io
Pushpay
Rainforest
Ripl
SaaSMAX
Salesforce
SalesIntel.io
ScanSource
ServiceNow
ShipSoundly
Shivaami Cloud Services
ShoGun
Shopify
Smooch
Software Executive Magazine
TalkDesk
Theta Lake
Thinkific
ThoughtSpot
Traction Consulting
Typeform
Unbounce
Uptime Robot
Virence Health
Webgility
Wepay
Zapier
Zignal Labs
Zylo

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Our Powerful Agenda

We're raising the bar in 2019

Our mission: Meet and share experience with SaaS partnership executives to build the market for SaaS distribution.

Tuesday, March 26

Keynote
9:00am

Welcome

Sunir Shah
President
Cloud Software Association
Keynote
9:45am

Life happens in the transitions: Partnership career evolution from Intuit and Stripe to Netflix

Lindsey Grossman
Head of EMEA and Americas Partner Engagement, Member Acquisition
Netflix
Keynote
10:45am

The next change for the digital economy

Daniel Saks
President & Co-CEO
AppDirect
Keynote
11:15am

What we've learnt at the Shopify App Store

Atlee Clark
Director, App & Partner Platform
Shopify
Future of Partnerships
1:30pm

A revolution is coming to your partner program

Bob Moore
CEO
Crossbeam
Growth and scaling
1:30pm

How to actually acquire new customers from partnerships

Kyle Jenke
Global Platform & Partnerships
Intuit (TSheets)
Growth and scaling
2:00pm

Is there a future for cloud distribution?

Mark Morgan
Vice President Corporate Development
ScanSource
Growth and scaling
2:00pm

Scaling an enterprise channel

Sue Fernand
System Integrator Partner Manager
Nexmo, the Vonage API Company
Channel distribution
2:30pm

I'm launching a new channel program, so where do I start?

Mike Benayoun
Global Director of Channel Sales
Copper
Strategic stories
2:30pm

Blockchain: what does it look like in partnerships land?

Paul Arnautoff
Head of Sales and Business Development
Inter / Stellar
Channel distribution
3:00pm

Building a Channel while Driving a $1 Billion Direct Selling Machine

David Kubick
Vice President Sales, Channels, Business Development
LogMein
Strategic stories
3:00pm

Partnerships as a key global driver for growth

Rajiv Ramanan
Head of Marketplace Business and Tech partnerships
Freshworks
Channel distribution
3:30pm

10 ways you could BLOW UP your partner program (and how to avoid them)

Tom Richardson
VP, Strategic Partnerships
Acquia
Strategic stories
3:30pm

The journey to success is never a straight line

Manoj Ramnani
Founder and CEO
SalesIntel.io
Channel distribution
4:00pm

Launching and managing international partnerships

Craig Klemp
Sr. Director of Global Partnerships
Evernote
Strategic stories
4:00pm

Growing an industry from under the hood

Pascal Pettinicchio
Chief Business Development Officer
Smooch
Keynote
4:30pm

Keap's partner journey: The 5 things I wish I had known at the start

Clate Mask
CEO
Keap

Wednesday, March 27

Keynote
9:30am

Welcome

Sunir Shah
President
Cloud Software Association
Keynote
9:45am

How Hubspot built its ecosystem

Kevin Raheja
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Hubspot
Keynote
10:15am

From PR to partnerships: What I've learned working on the AppExchange

Hana Mandapat
Salesforce
Keynote
10:45am

Supercharge your SaaS with AI from Google

Naresh Venkat
Head of Machine Learning partnerships
Google
Keynote
11:15am

From startup engineer to President: 8 years at a fast-growing SaaS company

Anneka Gupta
President
LiveRamp
Aligning with leadership
1:30pm

How do you know if you should build a partner integration strategy?

George Kyriakis
Sr. Director, Business Development & Partnerships
FreshBooks
Integration marketing
1:30pm

Can you make sales reps actually care about your strategic partnership?

Alexandra Orfao
Conversational Marketing Manager
Drift
Aligning with leadership
2:00pm

How you create the internal buy-in you need

Ty Lingley
Strategic Partnerships
Unbounce
Integration marketing
2:00pm

My decade of building platform ecosystems: from Salesforce to ServiceNow

Avanish Sahai
Global VP, ISV and Technology Alliances
ServiceNow
Aligning with leadership
2:30pm

Getting your professional services to break even

Sandeep Srinivasan
Senior Manager, Partner Enablement
TalkDesk
Integration marketing
2:30pm

Picking the right integration to maximize value

Katya Akudovich
Head of Strategic Alliances
PandaDoc
Partnership careers
3:00pm

I went from building to participating in app ecosystems

Blair Beckwith
Director of Business Development
ShoGun
Platform engineering
3:00pm

The right partnerships at the right time

Sachin Agarwal
Principal Product Manager
LaunchDarkly
Partnership careers
3:30pm

Making the transition from a product company to a platform company

Jeff Gardner
Head of Platform Partnerships
Intercom
Platform engineering
3:30pm

No blank slates: Giving partners pre-built stacks

Adam Johnson
Senior Vice President of Sales
ActiveCampaign

There’s only one way to get there.

San Francisco, March 26-27, 2019

Register today!

Where is SaaS Connect

It's at Bespoke Eventspace, 4th floor of the Westfield Center, downtown San Francisco near Powell station.

Westfield San Francisco Center
835 Market Street, Suite 450
San Francisco


Before 10am use 835 Market Street entrance

Enter at the 835 Market Street Westfield entrance [street view], which is between Walgreens and Timberland. Take elevators to 4th floor.

Bespoke is at the other end of the 4th floor.

Hotel

We recommend Hotel Zetta at 55 5th St, San Francisco, CA

Zetta full? Try their sister hotel named Hotel Zelos a block away at 12 4th St., San Francisco, CA

One block in the other direction we recommend the Park Central Hotel 50 Third St. San Francisco, CA (A Starwood hotel - for the frequent travelers among us)

It's amazing. Take their word for it.

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Timesheets.com
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WePay
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Ordoro
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Jazz.co
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OneSaas
SaaS Connect is one of the most productive and fun event I've attended this year. It's a great venue to meet up with current and new partners in the small business app ecosystem.
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Datanyze
SaaS Connect provides a highly intimate setting for SMB professionals to share best practices and learn from some of the best minds in B2B tech.
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Santiago Uribe
AppSheet
SaaS Connect is the right place to gain insights from your peers and to build meaningful connections that can truly help you drive your business.
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FreshBooks
SaaS Connect is a rare opportunity to meet industry specialists in a casual, candid environment. The diverse crowd and collective experiences of the attendees provide a wealth of knowledge that's hard to find elsewhere in this competitive SMB space.
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Todd Eccles
Kickserv
I had a fantastic SaaS Connect reconnecting to old contacts and making new ones. I made some great strides in developing a new plan to open channels and partnerships. This SaaS Connect should be attended by anyone who runs or helps to run a SaaS company.
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SFS Capital
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edocr.com
After visiting San Francisco for a week and attending Small Business Web 2011 Conference, my tech company at the time, edocr.com grew by 250% in the following year, all thanks to the relationships developed during the Visit.

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