This year’s conference theme focuses on how an organization transforms internally and leads externally to create and capture value in a changing environment. The content will address how executive management and strategic account management program leadership can initiate and lead transformation, both internally and inside strategic customers; how and why organizational change is essential and feasible; and, most importantly, the human capabilities needed to spearhead this transformation.
SAMA’s annual conference provides the foundational, best and next practices for attendees to build upon and enhance their capabilities to execute transformation within their own organizations and at their customers. Areas of focus include:
What you can expect? 2016's Annual Conference in Chicago was a great success, with more than 40 practitioner-led sessions, dynamic keynotes and more than 700 SAM professionals engaged in pushing the envelope in strategic account management. Click here for highlights from last year’s conference.
President, Otis Elevator
Philippe Delpech leads the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. The company’s equipment and people are responsible for moving more than 2 billion people each day – the equivalent of the world population every three days. Mr. Delpech has a vision and strategy that are not only transforming his company, but will transform the industry Otis started more than 160 years ago.
Former Google Executive and Head of Social Innovation at Warby Parker
Anjali Kumar is a former Google executive and the Founding General Counsel and Head of Social Innovation at Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand offering designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses. Prior to joining Warby Parker, Kumar was Senior Counsel at Google, where she was a commercial and product attorney on areas ranging from Google X to advertising technology to YouTube. Kumar discusses innovation, social responsibility and “transforming the norm,” sharing the lessons she learned on making an impact while working for two of the most disruptive companies of the past decade.
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, UCB Biopharma
As UCB's Chief Marketing Officer, Bharat heads the Global Marketing and Market Access Practice and is a member of the Executive Committee of UCB. Mr. Tewarie joined UCB in 2015 with more than 25 years of experience in the pharma and biotech industry. He has acquired impressive world-wide expertise while leading global business franchises to great success. His past experience in domains such as immunology and neurology are a great match to UCB's core focus areas. His knowledge of markets around the world is also key to helping UCB prepare for future product launches.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
This spectacular waterfront resort, with a stunning 19-story glass atrium and sweeping views of the Potomac River, is steps from National Harbor’s premier entertainment and shopping district and only 8 miles south of the nation’s capital.
Group Rate: $259.00
Deadline: May 1, 2017