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Most see Change as a villain. You sought it for its promise. Most cry 'why me' when you ask 'What does it make possible?' Most avoid it as an inconvenience. You champion it as an opportunity.
The Champions of Change Summit celebrates free-thinkers like you who move our world forward. Join us to learn, share, and keep championing change!
Stories from
Meet our Champions of Change
02 Days | 10 Sessions
12 Speakers
Day 1
May 19th
07:30 am - 8:10 am PT
Building a High-Performance Culture
Patty McCord has spent 14 years at Netflix as Chief Talent Officer experimenting with new ways to work and was instrumental in creating the Netflix Culture Deck. Patty's approach to talent and culture is deceptively simple: it's derived from 'common sense'. In an age where the way we work and interact has been disrupted beyond recognition, her approach is perhaps more timely than ever for us to learn from. Tune in to listen to Patty narrate her experience on building a high-performance culture.
May 19th
08:15 am - 8:55 am PT
Scaling with Empathy
Lauren Vaccarello is an award-winning marketing executive with a track record of accelerating revenue growth for the fastest growing SaaS companies in Silicon Valley & has held executive leadership roles at Box, AdRoll and Salesforce. While she excels at building scalable integrated campaigns that leverage cutting edge marketing techniques, Lauren admits the cornerstone of her success as a leader is being able to navigate the trials and tribulations of a scaleup journey with empathy. Join us for a refreshingly candid commentary on how to lead change with empathy in practice.
May 19th
09:00 am - 09:40 am PT
Diving into the mindset of the Modern CFO
Scaling from a startup family to a high-performing growth business is tricky. It requires a modern CFO who is strategic, tactical and operational, someone who can effect and communicate change within a business and with investors. A growth leader who integrates go-to-market and funding strategy with growth planning, and creates a company culture centered on customer and people data. Join in to listen to Joyce talk about the Modern CFO, someone who is global-minded and experienced in delivering quick time-to-value, just like a delightful SaaS solution.
May 19th
09:45 am - 10:25 am PT
Building Moats through Communities
Move over pens and swords; Belief is here. Businesses that are able to bring together a market by underlining a shared sense of purpose and belief, create communities. And those are often the strongest moats a business can have. Creating one, let alone nurturing one, can be daunting though. Tune in to our panel of experts to learn how they created communities, ground up, that vouch for your brand because of their shared belief in your raison d'ĂȘtre.
May 19th
10:30 am - 11:15 am PT
Changing for Scale
Having previously donned leadership roles at Digital Ocean and Influitive, Emmanuelle Skala is currently the SVP of Customer Success at Toast Inc.. As an advisor to multiple startups and a regular industry speaker, Emmanuelle advocates building for the future and planning ahead, ensuring to stay ahead of the curve. Listen to her spill the beans on common mistakes most hyper-growth companies commit and how she has managed to champion change at scale.
Day 2
May 20th
07:30 am - 7:55 am PT
Rethinking the Product Roadmap
Detailed plans for the future, while important, has never really helped teams be agile in a situation that calls for transformation. But few product leaders build roadmaps without waiting for external change to improve their offering. This prepares teams and businesses to focus on what lies ahead and brings in flexibility & freedom. All while ensuring alignment. Our panel of champions are here to share first-hand experiences on embracing change, building pivots in their plans and reimagining the future of SaaS products in the world of disruption.
Day 2
May 20th
08:00 am - 08:25 am PT
Change Breeds Opportunity
In the ever- changing world of customer experiences and demands, the customer always holds centerstage. As the CMO of Survey Monkey and from her previous roles at Lever, OpenTable and Linkedin, Leela knows that change drives the need for many things in the market - from building strong internal teams to serving evolving customer needs. She is here to share her anecdotes from her journey.
May 20th
08:30 am - 08:55 am PT
Customer Success for All Seasons
As the former COO at Gainsight, Allison Pickens scaled the company from infancy to a multi-product platform, creating the category of customer success software. She is the host of The Customer Success Podcast and a thought leader on go-to-market strategy for SaaS companies, having coached thousands of CEOs and executives at both Fortune 500 companies and born-in-the-cloud SaaS ventures. Join Allison to hear her story of championing change across various stages of a business - startup, scaleup, unicorn and beyond.
May 20th
09:00 am - 09:40 am PT
Leveraging Change as a Growth Accelerator
Mandy Cole is the founder of RiSE Accelerator, that helps sales organizations scale thoughtfully and maximize revenue. Having built and scaled organizations including the likes of Zenefits and LivingSocial to $750M+, Mandy specializes in GTM and customer lifecycle strategy for long term retention and growth. Listen to Mandy speak about the biggest challenges businesses face in their startup journey and how to turn those into opportunities to grow.
May 20th
09:45 am - 10:00 am PT
Closing Notes & Announcements
Having interacted with Champions of Change at close quarters, it seems pertinent that we learn more about their unique mindset and evolve as champions ourselves. Come join Vikram as he talks about how we can welcome more such champions as frequent visitors & how you can take the concept of change into your lives beyond the virtual world.