We’re thrilled to announce Clari is hosting EXCEED, the first event dedicated to Sales Ops, on May 4-5 at the home of Super Bowl 50, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
Why does Sales Ops need their own event?
If you’re in sales, you’re feeling the tidal wave of data. New sources — email and meeting flows, call logs, social media — deliver insights we've never had. And sometimes, never imagined. Sales teams can either get drenched… or get on the wave and ride.
For those who embrace the harvest of rich information, the quality of sales decisions skyrockets — from which prospects to work to which deals are real to which reps need coaching. Along the way, execs feel more confident. We become smarter, quicker, more confident versions of ourselves.
And sales ops and sales enablement will lead the way. Who else would do it? The Sales VP already looks to ops for the big initiatives. And every other member of our sales team has a quota to hit. Getting our team smarter about using data to forecast and sell is on us. That's why EXCEED is the first event dedicated to Sales Ops and Sales Enablement.
It's about all of us sharing ideas and inventing the future of our profession.
Rethinking the Conference Model
You hear about “rethinking” conferences all the time. Let me tell you exactly what I mean and how we’re creating an event you’ll be talking about for months.
Typical conferences are a one-way street. A monologue. That makes no sense when you’ve got the top sales ops people in the world in one room. EXCEED focuses on facilitating meaty discussions powered by staggering experience. Discussion about what we can implement today and in the future to help sales ops exceed the expectations of their orgs. You’ll build deep, lasting relationships with peers — not in BS “networking events,” but by tackling problems together.
No dull presentations. No vendors hawking products. No rubber chicken. No thinking “I’ll never get that hour of my life back.”
Think Davos, not Dreamforce. (Don’t get me wrong, we love Dreamforce, but EXCEED is different.)
New Event for a New Generation of Ops Leaders
This is a roll-up-your-sleeves event for a small, select group. You and your peers will share ideas to improve selling and invent the future of sales ops. You’ll collaborate with inspiring colleagues who share your vision for making sales ops a strategic and data-driven force.
You’ll spend time with folks like Chris Klapprott, reflecting on his team’s success boosting close rates at Aruba/HP. And Jeff McKittrick at Cisco, who is perfecting the art of instantly dissecting data so his leadership team can make better decisions. You’ll hang out with masters in other fields too, like Brent Jones, a three-time Super Bowl champion with the 49ers, sharing thoughts on what it takes to build a world-leading team. And if you’re the type to want to know who’s at the party before you decide about going, how about joining execs from Juniper, Nimble Storage, Five 9, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, and Blue Coat? Pretty good, hmm?
When you leave, you'll be armed to take your sales team into a new, data-driven era. Plus, you'll have the support of a new network of colleagues you'll know you can trust because you'll have seen them in action.
A Remarkable Location for a Remarkable Group
Did I mention we’re meeting at the beautiful new Levi's Stadium, home of Super Bowl 50? Turns out $1.2 billion can build a pretty nice place.
Registration for EXCEED is now open and you can submit your application on the website. Please move quickly because when I say “small,” I mean it. We’re limiting attendance to about 100 sales and sales ops leaders to make sure ideas flow and relationships can be real.
Join us! Let’s share a drink, dig into the topics that matter to us most, and strategize on how we can build the future of sales, together.
I can’t wait.