October 5, 2016

Don’t Miss These Speakers at CO:LLABORATE 2016

Written by
Jessica Barrett Halcom

You’re probably aware that the large majority (more than 70 percent) of products and services throughout the world are now being marketed and sold through indirect sales channels. You may also know that investing in channel sales and marketing is key to business growth.

That’s why you cannot miss CO:LLABORATE 2016, November 2-3 at the Phoenix Convention Center. There are plenty of great reasons to attend, not least of all the hundreds of sales professionals like you coming together to network and learn new best practices.

CO:LLABORATE is the cradle of a global conversation about indirect sales channels, and that conversation is being facilitated by some of the brightest leaders in the industry. Here are just a few of the speakers you’ll hear:

Robert Herjavec, Herjavec Group

The conference’s keynote speaker, Robert Herjavec, is easily recognizable from his role as one of the “sharks” on ABC’s Shark Tank. Before launching Herjavec Group — a cyber security company now worth $125 million — in 2003,c he built and sold several other IT companies, some to major organizations like AT&T and Nokia. Herjavec has been awarded the prestigious Canadian “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” for technology, and has been presented with the Queen’s Jubilee Award for outstanding service. He is also the author of 10 books including, Driven, The Will to Win, and most recently, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark.

Tiffany Bova, Salesforce

Tiffany Bova joined Salesforce in March of this year as the Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist. Prior to this, she worked with Gartner, covering Sales Strategies and Channel Innovation. She has helped hundreds of technology companies define their growth strategies and go-to-market plans and earned several awards and honors, including being named one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women in California” and one of the “Top 50 sales and marketing influencers.” Bova’s work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and The Huffington Post.  She has also been featured in articles from Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Economist, Hoovers, and USA Today.

Nick Mehta, Gainsight

Nick Mehta is the CEO of Gainsight, a customer success software company. Prior to joining Gainsight, Mehta was the CEO of LiveOffice, and prior to that served as a Vice President at Veritas Software and Symantec. His business philosophy encourages people to apply the Golden Rule to their work and bring more compassion into interactions with others. Mehta attended Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and master’s in computer science.

Pedro Moya, Google

Pedro Moya serves as a head of performance marketing for Google, where he has spent over six years. Prior to his current role, Moya worked as the head of industry sales, manufacturing and distribution. Since so many of our modern sales and marketing strategies revolve around search engine optimization and paid search, it’s always a thrill to hear from someone with an “in” at Google. In addition to his Google cred, Moya is a West Point grad and a former U.S. Army captain.

Kelsey Tainsh, Professional Speaker

Kelsey Tainsh was born the smallest of a set of triplets and diagnosed with a brain tumor. After recovering from surgery and chemotherapy, Tainsh went on to become a world champion athlete who made regular appearances on national television shows and in movies. At age 15, her tumor returned, and the next surgery left the right side of her body paralyzed. Tainsh had to relearn everything, including walking and eating. Definitely the wild card of the speaker lineup, but you won’t want to miss the unique perspective Tainsh brings on life and the ability to succeed.


Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from these and many other amazing speakers. Join your sales and marketing comrades at CO:LLABORATE 2016 this November. Use code “technologyadvice15” to get 15 percent off your ticket price. In the mean time, check out #collaborate2016 and follow @goallbound on Twitter for updates.