Interactive, discussion-oriented sessions on business/operational topics, during which subject matter experts will share experiences and guide lively conversations aimed at exchanging insights and best practices. Attendees will choose one topic per round.
Facilitators: Beau Laskey, Managing Director of SVB Capital, Silicon Valley Bank; Andreas Weiskam, Managing Director, SAP Ventures
What does globalization mean in today’s world? How do you plan for it? When is it right to expand to new markets with teams and offices? This session will explore the importance of an international strategy, what’s required to execute effectively and how to adeptly navigate regulatory issues in new markets.
Scaling To Success
Facilitators: Steve Collins, Former CFO, ExactTarget; Karen Richardson, Board Member; Jai Das, Managing Director, SAP Ventures
Knowing when and how to approach an exit, understanding what management wants and planning accordingly are not always straightforward. Moreover, your board plays a critical role in this process, and building the right board can make all the difference for your company's future growth. This session will delve into the ins and outs of riding the exit roller coaster, including the role of professional boards, and spark dialogue on the steps to a successful exit.
Winning The War For Talent
Facilitators: Arnnon Geshuri, Vice President of Human Resources, Tesla Motors; David Hartwig, Managing Director, SAP Ventures
Today’s war for talent is all about competing for people who will help you generate growth and thrive in a crowded, fast-changing economic and technological landscape. Hear from HR trailblazer Arnnon Geshuri about advanced recruiting and talent acquisition strategies, share your own lessons and discuss methods to engage, win and retain the very best people for your company.