Sage Summit 2012 Opry Event Night – best of the Twitter Pics
There were plenty of pictures sent out on Twitter last night under the hashtag #SageSummit. These photos were primarily of the Sage North America Grand Ole Opry Event featuring Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Diamond Rio, and Jake Owen.
It’s not easy to get good pictures in a darkened theater. Here is a compilation of the clearest pictures publicly tweeted during Sage’s Grand Ole Opry event night 8/15/12.
The detailed conference schedule is due to go live on March 8, 2011 and today (February 7, 2011) is the day by when users submissions for teaching sessions will be decided upon (expect to hear whether you’re presenting by mid-February).
Sage Summit 2011 Learning Tracks
This high level overview (click the image above for a more readable view) provides a better idea of the types of sessions that will be offered during this 5 day joint customer and partner conference starting July 11, 2011 in Washington DC.
Sue Swenson is President and CEO of Sage North America, part of the Sage Group plc.
She has over 20 years’ experience in both the fixed line and wireless telecommunications industry and almost 10 years in start-up companies where she managed periods of rapid growth and industry change. She spent part of her career with Pacific Telesis (Pacific Bell) where she held a number of senior management positions in all parts of the business and was the President and Chief Operating Officer of PacTel Cellular (which became AirTouch Communications). She subsequently became President & CEO of Cellular One, the mobile telephone joint venture with Vodafone AirTouch and AT&T Wireless, followed by positions as Chief Operating Officer with Leap Wireless International and T-Mobile (Deutsche Telecom). She was most recently Chief Operating Officer of New Motion, Inc. (now Atrinsic, Inc.), one of the largest digital media entertainment content providers.
Ms Swenson previously sat on the Board of T–Mobile International and currently serves on the Board of Wells Fargo. Ms Swenson is a member of Sage’s Executive Management Committee.
The Distinguished Speaker Series brings together executives from different industries to share leadership perspectives, ethical frameworks, decision making processes and insights.
The event draws approximately 350 corporate professionals, community leaders, MBA students, faculty members and campus staff.
Tickets are $50 per event. UCI Students and Employees are free (proper identification and secret University handshake knowledge required).
Business attire is required. For more information call Shaheen Husain at 949-824-7311.
Sage North America have just announced that their annual business partner conference (Insights) will occur just before their annual customer conference (Summit) beginning with the combining of the two conferences in July 2011 at the Gaylord Convention Center in Washington DC.
As both conferences merge, the new name going forward will be Sage Summit.
Sage Summit 2011 will be held July 10 – 15, 2011 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. Partner focused tracks will be held July 10 – 13, and customer tracks will be conducted July 13 – 15.
The final Sage Insights conference will be held this May in Denver, CO.
Full Press Release From Sage:
Sage Summit, our annual North America customer conference, wrapped up a month ago in Atlanta and was a hit with customers. For the first time all parts of our business participated: Sage Business Solutions, Sage Payment Solutions, and our healthcare customers.
Many customers and partners have been asking what our plan is for the next Sage Summit. I’m happy to tell you that planning for the next Summit is already well underway, and we’re making changes to add even more value to our customers. We’re also shifting the event to July, which customers tell us works better for their business cycles. For the first time, we’re also linking Insights, our business partner conference, to Summit to create even more opportunity for our entire business community to work together.
To support those changes, our final standalone Insights partner conference will occur in May 2010 in Denver. Our first combined Sage Summit will be held July 10-15, 2011, at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C., with partner-focused tracks July 10-13, and customer tracks July 13-15.
Between now and the first combined Summit, Sage will continue to help our customers learn and network through our support of customer communities, our participation in local customer events, and our emphasis on learning through Sage University. Summit, and all of these other opportunities we’re building to support our customers, continues our commitment to delivering a great customer experience.
Thanks again for all you do to deliver a great experience for our customers. I look forward to your support in making our next Summit a tremendous success.