At SuiteWorld 2014, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the brightest and most innovative cloud experts. And as always, you can expect some surprise guest speakers. Suite!

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  • Keynote Speakers

    Zach Nelson

    President and Chief Executive Officer, NetSuite

    Zach Nelson is an accomplished software industry executive and visionary with more than 20 years of leadership experience. His career began with executive positions in marketing, sales, product development and business strategy at some of the most influential and innovative technology companies, including Oracle, Sun Microsystems and McAfee/Network Associates.

    CEO of NetSuite since 2002, Nelson led the company's successful IPO in 2007 and its rise from startup to a slate of over 6,600 active customers. Under Nelson's leadership, NetSuite has grown substantially year-over-year to become one of the industry's leading cloud computing companies. He was named one of the 10 Visionary CEOs of 2008 by

    Nelson holds a patent in the field of application integration, and has several others pending approval. He holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.

    Evan Goldberg

    Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board, NetSuite

    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 web site technology. He founded NetSuite in 1998. Mr. Goldberg holds a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in applied mathematics from Harvard University.

    Jim McGeever

    Chief Operating Officer, NetSuite

    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.S. from the London School of Economics and in 2007 was named the Bay Area CFO of the Year.

  • Industry Influencers

    Debbie Hauss

    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 28,000 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, and a Project Manager and Copy Editor for a Lexis Nexis web site called In her spare time she runs marathons.

    Ben Kepes

    Founder and Principal, Diversity Limited

    Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

    Michael Krigsman

    Analyst, ZDNet and CxOTalk

    Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and blogger. For CIOs and IT leadership, he addresses issues such as innovation, business transformation, project-related business objectives and strategy, and vendor planning. For enterprise software vendors and venture-funded startups, Michael offers advisory services on marketing, positioning, and influencer strategy. Michael started the influential web-based video show, CxOTalk, which brings together the top CIOs, CMOs, and Chief Digital Officers in the world for insightful conversation. He is often a judge in prestigious industry contests such as the CIO100 contest (CIO Magazine) and CRM Idol.

    Stuart Lauchlan

    Co-founder and Editor, diginomica

    Often describing his 24 year career in tech journalism as an accident from which he is still attempting to recover Stuart Lauchlan has acquired a formidable reputation for enticing interviewees into telling sometimes inconvenient truths. Stuart has worked on both sides of the Pond, covering the developments within the software industry, most recently focusing on providing detailed coverage of the cloud computing industry. He was the founder of Europe's first dedicated cloud computing web site, ran the successful Business Cloud Summit in London for four years and is a columnist in CloudPro. He's currently one of the founders and editors of diginomica (, a pioneering new approach to coverage and analysis of the enterprise software market and the emerging digital economy.

    Matt Pillar

    Editor in Chief – Integrated Solutions for Retailers & Retail Solutions Online

    Matt Pillar has been writing on retail technology trends and operations since 2000, when he began covering retail technology for Business Solutions magazine. Later that year, he joined Integrated Solutions for Retailers magazine as Editor In Chief, helping to grow the title from a quarterly insert to a successful monthly publication. More recently, Pillar helped orchestrate the merger of Integrated Solutions for Retailers and tech sourcing site Retail Solutions Online. Today he serves as Editor In Chief of both titles. In this capacity he has authored thousands of case studies, trends articles, and opinion columns on retail technology and operations.

    Denis Pombriant

    Managing Principal, Beagle Research Group

    Denis is a well-known front office analyst and thought leader.  He is the founder and managing principal of Beagle Research Group, LLC and the Bullpen Group, LLC working with Paul Greenberg, Esteban Kolsky and Brent Leary on major research projects.  Pombriant’s work appears in most major CRM publications both in print and online, in both North America and Europe.  His new research on social media adoption and benefits with Esteban Kolsky was published in August 2012.  His new book, “The Subscription Economy — How Subscriptions Improve Business” is available on Amazon.  Pombriant is always working on a book and he maintains an active research, writing and speaking calendar. 

    Joe Skorupa

    Editor-in-Chief, RIS News

    Before becoming group editor-in-chief of RIS News, Joe was editor of Hospitality Technology, Consumer Goods Technology and VSR magazines. All are media franchises of Edgell Communications, which Joe joined in 2001. In 2002, the American Business Press judged a series of columns Joe wrote to be one of the three best regularly featured columns in the country. Joe is a frequently quoted interview source for USA Today, American Public Media (NPR), Washington Post and others. He is also a frequent speaker at retail conferences and in 2013 was named one of the top 50 Influencers in Retail.

    Brian Solis

    Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group

    Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth.

    Jeanne Urich

    Principal and Managing Director, Service Performance Insight (SPI) Research

    Jeanne Urich has been both a professional service executive for more than twenty-five years as well as a management consultant specializing in business optimization and transformation for companies engaged in delivering services. Her focus areas include: Strategy, Finance and Operations, Human Capital Alignment, Service Execution and Client Relationships, Service Sales, Marketing and Alliances. She is a world-renowned thought-leader, speaker and author on all aspects of Professional Services. Ms. Urich holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She also graduated from the Stanford and Brown University Executive Management programs in Marketing and Financial Services.

    Stefany Zaroban

    Associate Director, Research, Internet Retailer

    Stefany Moore oversees data gathering, product development and analysis for the company’s North American research products, including The Top 500 Guide, known as the “Bible of E-Commerce”—now in its 11th year—and the Second 500, which covers the up and comers of the industry. She also speaks regularly at industry events and writes e-commerce news and analysis stories for Internet Retailer magazine, and In previous lives, she covered renewable energy for the investment community, the industrial construction industry, the crime beat for The Boston Globe and national politics for United Press International.

  • Guest Speakers

    Brent Copen, CFO
    AACI, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
    Shannon Gilbertson, Operations Managing Director
    Lance Speck, General Manager, Cloud
    James Mattison, Global NetSuite Practice Lead
    Gerson Rodriguez, Manager, Corporate Information Systems
    ADP AdvancedMD
    Jason Balk, CFO
    David Jarrell, VP, Corporate Information Systems
    Advantage Sign & Graphic Solutions
    Justin Stevens, Director, Domestic Operations
    Alton Lane
    Brian Roepke, Director, PLM & PDM
    Autodesk Inc.
    Evan Trimble, Financial Systems Admin
    Grant Miller, VP, Information Systems
    c3controls, Inc.
    Shamyo Chatterjee, CIO
    Chris McDivitt, VP
    Greg Dos Santos, CFO
    Cardinal Path
    David Reichenbacher, Sr. Director, Operations
    Cardinal Path
    JP Foerster, Director, Product
    Celigo, Inc.
    Phoebe Zhang, Managing Director
    Circus World Displays
    Kristin Dormuth, Internet Developer
    Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
    Laura Gonzalez, Operations - Field Technical Services
    Eric Luehmann, Financial Systems Manager
    Lester Vergara, Sr. Business Development Manager
    Dell Boomi
    Eric Abramo, Sr. Business Analyst, Business Systems Engineering
    Randall Esber, Sr. Director, Sales Operations and Training
    Neal Kolber, Director, Global Systems
    Emergo Group
    Bjarke Ormstrup, VP, IT
    Jay Goel, Engineer
    Grace Dolan, Head of BrandLab Activation
    Stephen Baumer, CTO
    David Southwick, Manager, Tax & Accounting
    Imagine Learning, Inc.
    Will Spendlove, VP, Product Marketing
    Lucas Vear, General Manager
    Klugo Pty Limited
    Dennis Malinis, Mastery Level IT Project Manager
    Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Todd Stabenow, Director, IT, International and M&A
    Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Carl Cox, EVP, Operations and CFO
    Lightspeed Technologies, Inc.
    Koka Sexton, Sr. Social Marketing Manager
    Steven Poessnecker, Director, Business Operations
    Jillian Mood, Director, Corporate Culture and Talent Acquisition
    Tom Heideman, Director, IT
    Mastergraphics Inc
    Robert Cratch, Manager
    McGladrey LLP
    Larry LeBlanc, International Tax Services
    McGladrey LLP
    Matt Kenney, National NetSuite Leader
    McGladrey LLP
    Meir Tsinman, President
    Medical Supply Depot
    Rick Bradley, Sr. Director, IT
    Sharif Bayyari, VP, Strategic Partnership
    Merchant e-Solutions
    Sudheer Yerabati, Director, Business Systems & Integration
    Kyle Gosnell, VP, IT
    Catherine Adamson, CRM Administrator
    Derek Edwards, Manager, Sales Productivity
    Troy Smith, Senior Director, Marketing
    Oakland Athletics
    Peter Isermann, CFO
    Patriot Outfitters
    Kris Koeller, COO
    Matt Grimm, Director, E-Commerce
    RST Brands
    Jaya Jaware, Corporate Controller
    Service Max, Inc.
    Allen Stephens, Manager, IS Strategic Planning
    Shaw Industries Group Inc.
    Justin Harvey, Director, Accounting
    Sirius Computer Solutions
    Brian Dougherty, Director, Enterprise Architecture
    Paul Dell, President
    David Novak, Executive VP, Business Development
    SPS Commerce
    Tom Kelly, Managing Director
    T-Edward, Inc
    Brett Hills, CFO
    Teton Gravity Research
    Bob Roscoe, CEO
    That's Great News
    Crystal Mandler, Director, Business Systems
    The Foundation Center
    Robert Yaeger, VP, Finance and Administration
    The Foundation Center
    Jessica Vogt, CPA, VP and Controller
    USMD Holdings, Inc.
    Rob Bogan, VP, International Systems 
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc.