Join us in Washington, D.C. for a half-day of buy-side executive interaction with your CPO, CFO, CIO, BPO lead, HR executive, In-house Counsel (and/or their direct report) executive peers. We will kick off the day with two concurrent topic-based breakout sessions, proceed into an executive roundtable luncheon with a keynote presentation, continue with two more concurrent topic-based breakout sessions and conclude with a networking reception. During our day, participants will discuss top-of-mind, current issues that are keeping you up at night!
TUESDAY, 27 MARCH, 2018
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM, OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL
10: 30 AM – Welcome and Introductions
10:45 AM – Keynote presentation by Steve Ford, Son of former President Gerald R. Ford, Actor and Inspirational Speaker
11:15 AM – Topic based discussion # 1
11:45 AM – Topic based discussion # 2
12:15 PM – Executive Luncheon
1:00 PM – Topic based discussion # 3
1:30 PM – Keynote presentation by Gabe Perez, Coupa
2:00 PM – Closing Remarks
2:30 PM – Networking Reception
3:30 PM – Adjourn to Speed Networking
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In 1974, when Gerald Ford became the 38th President of the United States, Steve Ford suddenly assumed the role of “First Son” which gave him a unique outlook on life and taught him leadership lessons that he has incorporated into his speaking and acting careers. Steve is a highly-sought motivational speaker and is also an accomplished actor. With a long history on the Emmy Award-winning show The Young and The Restless, as well as appearances in more than 30 feature films including Black Hawk Down, Contact, Armageddon and When Harry Met Sally, Steve has shown longevity in Hollywood. Before becoming an actor in 1979, Steve worked on the professional rodeo circuit as a team roper. Steve was involved in the thoroughbred race horse industry for years during the 1980s and 90s as an owner, breeder, racing manager and race track executive.
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As General Manager of Power Applications, Gabe Perez has global responsibilities for go-to- market strategies across Coupa's Power Applications (Sourcing, Sourcing Optimization [Formerly known as Trade Extensions], Supplier Information Management, Contract Lifecycle Management, Inventory, Analytics, AI Classify [Formerly known as Spend360] and Coupa Risk Aware).
Gabe helps people see the bigger picture of how Value-as-a-Service is changing the way companies do business and how Coupa leads the market in that area. It is not simply a replacement for current software. Like many software upstarts, it helps companies address areas of inefficiency that legacy software has left untouched.
Gabe has deep knowledge of Coupa’s products and the customer consideration process, and he combines the two to speak directly, authentically and compellingly to their needs and concerns as they make what for many is a bold decision—purchasing cloud software from a relative newcomer to the enterprise space. He is a futuristic thinker willing to challenge the status quo, and skilled at emboldening others to do the same. He is good at rooting out the hidden assumptions and unstated fears that prevent organizations from moving forward with positive change.
Gabe is well positioned to help people see the bigger picture of how Software-as-a-Service is changing the way companies do business and how Coupa fits into that picture. It is not simply a replacement for current software. Like many software upstarts, it helps companies address areas of inefficiency that legacy software has left untouched.
Gabe has been at Coupa for more than 6 years. He has held a many roles, from being a project manager to running our presales team globally, prior to that he worked at Ariba where he participated in many global rollouts of their software.