At SuiteWorld 2013, you will hear from some of the brightest and most innovative cloud experts. And as always, you can expect some surprise guest speakers. Suite!
Chief Executive Officer, NetSuite Inc.
Zach Nelson has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, where he has held a variety of executive positions spanning marketing, sales, product development and business strategy with leading companies including Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and McAfee/Network Associates. Nelson has been CEO of NetSuite since 2002. He was listed as one of the top 10 visionary CEOs in the Silicon Valley and was named to Fortune magazine's Businessperson of the Year list and CRN’s 25 Most Influential Executives in 2012. Nelson led NetSuite's successful IPO in 2007 and its rise from start-up to the industry's cloud ERP leader. Under his leadership, NetSuite has become the leading provider of cloud computing business management software suites in the world. Nelson holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.
Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board, NetSuite Inc.
Evan Goldberg spent eight years at Oracle Corporation, where he served as a vice president. He was involved in a variety of projects, all focused on making powerful database technology more accessible to users. When he left Oracle, he started mBED Software and built groundbreaking website technology. He founded NetSuite in 1998. Goldberg holds a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
Chief Operating Officer
Jim McGeever is responsible for many of NetSuite's internal operations including sales, services, support and administration, and spearheads NetSuite's industry and customer satisfaction programs. He joined NetSuite in 2000 and, as chief financial officer, rapidly built a global financial organization across seven countries and was a driving force behind NetSuite's successful IPO in 2007. Previously, McGeever was director of finance for Clontech Laboratories, the corporate controller at Photon Dynamics, and a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young. He holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and in 2007 was named the Bay Area CFO of the Year.
Managing Principal, The 56 Group
Paul Greenberg is the #1 thought leader in CRM and social CRM, and the author of the best-selling CRM at the Speed of Light: Essential Customer Strategies for the 21st Century.He is also President of The 56 Group, LLC, a customer strategy consulting firm, focused on cutting edge CRM strategic services. Paul lends his expertise to CRM programs at Rutgers University, the University of Toronto and Baylor University. He is the Executive Vice President of the CRM Association and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for American Progress, the leading policy think tank in Washington D.C. Paul has won multiple awards for his blogs PGreenblog and Social CRM: The Conversation on ZDnet.
Editor, Internet Retailer
Allison Enright is editor of Internet Retailer, the leading business magazine and web site serving the needs of e-commerce professionals. Previously, Allison was a reporter and managing editor at Marketing News magazine, where her beats included emerging technologies, campaign measurement and ROI analytics, and marketing trends in the consumer packaged goods and retail marketing space. She is a graduate of Drake University.
Editor-in-Chief, Retail TouchPoints
In her role as Editor-in-Chief, Debbie manages the multi-media components of Retail TouchPoints, including a weekly newsletter with an audience of more than 24,000 retail executives. She has worked as an editorial manager, writer and editor in various industries for more than 25 years. Debbie has served as the Managing Editor for Retail Information Systems News, the Chief Content Editor for Parentgiving.com, and a Project Manager and Copy Editor for a Lexis Nexis web site called lexisONE.com. In her spare time she runs marathons.
Dennis Howlett has been taking the buyer's perspective in analyzing application vendor offerings for more than 22 years following a 20 year successful career in IT and finance related roles. 'Never knowingly under opinionated,' Howlett takes strong positions in the interests of getting to the truth of what drives customer value.
Predrag (PJ) Jakovljevic
Principal Analyst, TEC
Predrag (PJ) Jakovljevic has over 20 years of industrial experience within the discrete manufacturing sector and with system selections and implementations. As principal analyst at TEC he has extensive knowledge of leading enterprise application software vendors, products, and market trends. Jakovljevic has served as a senior consultant in the package-based solutions group of CAP Gemini and holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Belgrade in Serbia, has been certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) and integrated resources management (CIRM), and is an Association for Operations Management (APICS)-certified supply chain professional (CSCP).
Owner and CEO, DVA Inc.
In 1991, Brad Kugler joined DVA Inc. and worked across the company before ultimately becoming the owner and CEO in 2005. It is now the fastest-growing, privately held wholesaler of excess inventory and overstocks, Brad's foresight and expertise were critical in the successful launch of DVA's websites, www.dvacloseouts.com, www.dva.com, www.closeoutvideo.com and www.dvaspecial.com and he and Ryan Kugler built DVA, Inc. up to over $20 million in revenue annually. Brad also serves as a Board member of St. Petersburg's Sunscreen Film Festival, lending his experience and relationships in the film industry to support the Tampa Bay cultural landscape.
Founder, Deal Architect
CEO of Deal Architect, a top advisory boutique recognized in The Black Book of Outsourcing, author of a widely praised book on technology enabled innovation, The New Polymath, prolific blogger, writing about technology-enabled innovation at New Florence, New Renaissance and about waste in technology at Deal Architect. Previously Analyst at Gartner, Partner with PwC Consulting. Keynoted at many business and technology conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, CIO Magazine, and other executive and technology publications.
Managing Partner, RSR Research
Steve Rowen is RSR's emerging markets specialist. As a founding member at RSR, he covers all areas of the retail landscape, with particular interest in such topics as mobile, eCommerce, environmental sustainability, cross-channel and store technologies. He is also active in much of RSR's annual merchandising and workforce management research. Prior to his work as an analyst, Steve served as senior editor for multiple retail publications, including Extended Retail Industry Journal, Top of the Net, and Retail Systems Alert Monthly.
Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group
Brian Solis is a principal analyst at Altimeter Group. He is also an award-winning author, prominent blogger, and keynote speaker. Solis works with enterprise organizations and technology vendors to research the state and direction of markets, competitors, and customer behavior. Through the use of proven frameworks and best practices, Solis analyzes trends, opportunities, capabilities, and areas for improvement to align digital initiatives with business priorities and customer expectations.
For more than a decade, Phil Wainewright has been a trusted thought leader in cloud computing, as an analyst, consultant and author. He maintains a popular blog on software-as-a-service on ZDNet and serves as vice-president of EuroCloud, a pan-European business network promoting best practice in the cloud. He is also CEO of strategic consulting group Procullux Ventures, where he advises top cloud vendors on messaging and go-to-market. His forthcoming book, Frictionless Enterprise, describes how forward-looking enterprises are harnessing the cloud for business transformation, redefining best practice for successful organizations in the 21st century.
CEO, Constellation Research
R "Ray" Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO at Constellation Research, Inc. He's also the author of the popular enterprise software blog "A Software Insider’s Point of View". With viewership in the millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models impact the enterprise. Ray's a prominent key note speaker and research analyst working with clients on engagement strategies, social business, customer experience, and decision management. He advises Global 2000 companies on business strategy and technology selection. Ray is quoted regularly in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, IDG News Service, and other media outlets around the world.