Get to know London’s SaaS A-List at #SaaSGrowth2018

One of my missions when I started Sales Confidence, was to promote London as a centre of SaaS. Silicon Valley gets all the coverage, but we’ve got some amazing talent here.

On June 21st we’re staging our first ever all-day live event, #SaaSGrowth2018. It’s taking place at Here East, part of London’s Olympic Park. We’ve managed to assemble a roster of London’s brightest SaaS stars, primed to share their knowledge and insights with you. If you haven’t got your ticket already, what are you waiting for? Click here to secure your spot.

Here are some of the SaaS luminaries you can catch.

Neil Ryland — CRO, Peakon

Neil is one of London’s great SaaS sales leaders, thoughtful and pioneering in the way he manages teams. We’ve had Neil speak at our events before on team management before, and he always brings the house down.

Neil was part of the founding commercial team at Huddle. He helped take them from a UK basement to a global force. As CRO, Neil assembled sales teams all over the world.

Now, Neil is VP of Sales at Peakon, changing the game in employee engagement. He is leading go-to-market strategy at Peakon, with teams in London, Copenhagen, Raleigh, Berlin and Auckland. With revenues growing 600% year-on-year, he must be doing something right!

Catch Neil at #SaaSGrowth2018 on our panel talking about ‘How to hire, onboard, coach and develop successful sales teams’. You do not want to miss it.

Dan Hughes — The Negotiating Guru

We’re lucky enough to welcome a real-life guru to #SaasGrowth2018. Dan Hughes is The Negotiating Guru, one of the world’s leading authorities on negotiation.

Dan built a business training some of the world’s biggest companies on the art of negotiation, including Tesco, BBC Worldwide, Unilever, even some Premier League football clubs.

Dan has also built an impressive media career in parallel. He made a programme for Channel 4’s Dispatches on how to negotiate a pay rise. He has also appeared on BBC Breakfast’s newspaper review.

Perhaps most importantly, Dan has recently been training some of the Brexit negotiating team.

Don’t miss Dan Hughes at #SaaSGrowth 2018. Catch him on our panel, talking about ‘How to successfully navigate and sell to FTSE 100 and enterprise accounts’. There are sure to be fireworks.

Flavia Richardson — Portfolio Manager, London Co-Investment Fund, Funding London

At Sales Confidence, we love to have VCs speaking at our events. It’s important to get opinions from all sides of the SaaS industry. For that reason, I can’t wait to introduce Flavia Richardson to the stage at #SaaSGrowth2018.

Flavia is one of London’s top SaaS portfolio managers, looking after a basket of more than 100 early-stage and growth companies in the tech, digital and science sectors. She aims to always build close relationships with the companies in her portfolio, tracking their growth and supporting them on the road to success.

Flavia is great at creating business development opportunities within the portfolio, collaborating with London & Partners growth programmes, late-stage VCs, and multinational organisations.

Flavia will be part of our panel on ‘Investor and Founders on raising capital, managing and accelerating SaaS businesses, and what future SaaS Opportunities exist in the UK and Europe’. Make sure you’re there.

Ben Kiziltug — Regional Director, Stack Overflow

I’m thrilled to welcome Ben Kiziltug to our speaking team at #SaaSGrowth2018. He’s someone has been there, seen it and done it when it comes to sales.

Ben was the No2 employee in Europe at Stack Overflow, joining in 2012. During these 6 years, Ben has overseen the company as it has grown from 2 to 70+ people across the UK, Germany and France.

Ben’s passion is team-building. He’s an advocate of the Agile approach to sales. I can’t wait to hear what he has to say at #SaaSGrowth2018.

Andy Ingham — VP Sales EMEA APAC, Bullhorn

Andy is one of the most experienced SaaS sales leaders in London, and it’s a pleasure to welcome him to #SaaSGrowth2018.

Andy has been leading sales teams for more than a decade. He’s an expert in the use of technology to operational efficiency and growth. Now, at Bullhorn, he’s responsible for growing sales and running teams across the EMEA and APAC regions.

Andy will be joining Neil Ryland on our ‘How to hire, onboard, coach and develop successful sales teams’ panel. Don’t miss your chance to hear him.

You can find the full agenda for #SaaSGrowth2018 by clicking here.

If reading this has whetted your appetite, don’t hang around. Get your tickets for #SaasGrowth2018 here.

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