What is Signature Event?

Outsell’s Signature Event, now in its 11th year, is always a game-changer for CEO, COOs, Presidents, and Managing Directors in the global information industry. This year's theme, Driving Growth in the Data Economy gets down to brass tacks with topics and takeaways that every CEO needs to know. We’re bringing the best minds together to address what’s on every CEOs mind and promise to leave you inspired, energized and with new perspectives.

This year's Emerging Company Growth Tank will display a disruptive series of the top performing startup companies in the industry. Take a front row seat to the action and participate as founders present to a panel of thought leaders, discussing challenges, strategy and growth prospects for each company.

Why Attend?

Aside from powerful industry networking, sharing insights with the best in the business, meeting new people, and doing deals with fresh and familiar faces, the event is an escape from the demands of daily business. Allowing you to slow down to speed up and recharged with views on how to handle what's essential in 2018.

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“I just wanted to thank you so very much for Outsell’s Signature Event in London, by far the best conference I have ever attended. The speeches were fantastic and very inspiring, and I very much enjoyed the networking sessions with the extremely open atmosphere you have created.”

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“It was great to see you at the Outsell event in London – I thoroughly enjoyed it and took so much away. A credit to you and the team.”

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Outsell's Signature Event 2017 Program

We've entered a post-convergence world where data is the new gold, the new crude oil, the new means by which the economy will run. At the heart of this new world are data and information businesses, and there’s no better place to explore the important strategies Driving Growth in the Data Economy than with the CEOs, COOs, Managing Directors and Presidents who run companies that provide this fuel. Today, modern data and information companies use data to run their own operations, and they use it to help customers run theirs. This year, we're using a new formula for Outsell’s Signature Event that takes us on a journey of what it means to drive growth. Last year at our 10th-anniversary event, all of our 15 keynotes focused on the critical success factors in our industry. This year, we'll peel away at several of them to focus on thriving and succeeding in a data-driven world. Join us for a memorable event, one that will leave you with an array of practices to put to use back at the office. You'll get deals done, meet new leaders, and leave prepared for 2018.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Outsell's Annual Outlook

The Growth Journey

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Anthea C. Stratigos

Co-founder & CEO

Outsell, Inc.

Outsell's Emerging Company Growth Tank

The next 10 speakers represent a combination of case studies about data-driven practices and companies that are relevant to all sectors while demonstrating the leading edge in our industry. These 10 speakers have been nominated from a list of 250 companies that we ranked into a top 30. From there the top 10 were chosen to speak. Our panel of judges and you will vote on two winners based on innovativeness and growth prospects. We’ll announce our two winners after dinner.

2:00 p.m.

Growth Tank Case Study: Nominee 1

2:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Growth Tank Case Study: Nominee 2

2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Growth Tank Case Study: Nominee 3

2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Growth Tank Case Study: Nominee 4

2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Growth Tank Case Study: Nominee 5

2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Growth Tank Case Study: Nominee 6

3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Growth Tank Case Study: Nominee 7

3:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Growth Tank Case Study: Nominee 8

3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Growth Tank Case Study: Nominee 9

4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Growth Tank Case Study: Nominee 10

4:10 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Annual Funding & M&A Outlook

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Wilma Jordan

Founder & CEO


Afternoon Adjourns

5:00 p.m.

A View From The Top

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Jim Smith

Jim Smith

President & CEO

Thomson Reuters

Opening Cocktail Reception

6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Opening Dinner

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Presentation of Emerging Company Growth Tank Awards & After Dinner Networking

9:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

OLC Member Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

The Journey Continues

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.


Anthea C. Stratigos

Co-founder & CEO

Outsell, Inc.

The Global Economic Outlook

9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


Chris Giles

Economics Editor

The Financial Times

When Markets Break: Moving from One-to-Many to Building One-to-One Data-Driven Solutions

9:45 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

David Levin copy
Ken Michaels

David Levin


McGraw-Hill Education

Ken Michaels


Macmillan Learning

Networking Break

10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Moving Beyond Content, Software & Services - Machine Learning & AI Solutions

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Mike Boswood

Mike Boswood


Truven Health Analytics

IBM Watson Health

Diversifying Revenue & Meeting The Data Readiness Challenge

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lisa Hook

Lisa Hook



Attendee & OLC Member Problem Solving

The Talent Conundrum and Minding the Gap

12:05 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

Driving Growth in New Geographies

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wolters Kluwer

Corinne Saunders

CEO, Emerging & Developing Markets 

Wolters Kluwer

Meeting The Global Security Challenge

2:35 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Myke Cole

Myke Cole

Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst


Organizing Product Management for Your Platform Business Execution

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Michael Balsam

Michael Balsam

VP & Practice Leader

Platforms & Data Businesses

Outsell, Inc.

Optimizing Sales Performance

3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.


Don Best

VP & Practice Leader

Sales Performance

Outsell, Inc.

Stretch Break

3:50 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.

Readiness In The Corner Office - Leaders & Their Data-Driven Business Models

4:05 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

ROb Barber
Bill Carter
Andy Reid

Rob Barber


ATTOM Data Solutions 

Bill Carter



Andrew Reid

President – Metrostudy & Chief Data Officer

Hanley Wood

Closing Keynote

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Adjourn

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Join Us For An Informal Networking Cocktail Reception

5:30 p.m.

Outsell's Emerging Company Growth Tank

250 of the top companies to watch, narrowed down to 10 presentations.

Outsell’s Emerging Company Growth Tank makes for a can’t-miss afternoon. We’ve taken more than 250 nominations from our analysts, OLC members, incubators and venture firms we are close with. The Outsell 250 is pared to our annual 30 to Watch, launched in out annual Outlook at the event, 10 of which will be selected to present in the Emerging Company Growth Tank. All companies have been screened to meet the following criteria:

Company is in the data or information solutions space

Revenue is under $3 million and/or founded in the last 5 years

Uniqueness of approach with an innovative business model

Modest market runway with potential for revenue growth

Each CEO will have an opportunity to present his or her business in a short sprint as well as one "block." Their blocks, and getting guidance on their growth prospects overall, will be the TWO things our expert panelists made up of an exciting cross-section of leaders, and you, growth tank attendees, will address. Two winners will be announced one selected by our panelist of thought leaders and one selected by participant polling.

Don’t miss what promises to be an action-packed, fast-paced afternoon. Meet the emerging companies that are shaping the future of our industry and represent next-generation solutions and examples of the leading edge in action. This is an amazing networking opportunity, a chance to meet strategic partners, and a forum to learn what’s on the cutting edge.

Meet leaders demonstrating the art of the possible. Help their company grow, tackle their biggest block, and meet prospective strategics. Learn new things, meet new people, and get deals done.

The Boston Harbor Hotel

Elegantly situated on one of the nation’s oldest wharfs, and located in the heart of Boston, the Boston Harbor Hotel offers an unmatched blend of luxury, comfort, and style.


Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Reservation Information

Outsell and Boston Harbor Hotel have partnered to offer an exclusive room rate of $460 per night, plus tax, single and double occupancy. Reservations must be made by Thursday, August 31, 2017, to receive this exclusive rate. Space is limited, so please make your reservations as soon as possible.

Reserve online or call toll-free for reservations +1 800.752.7077. Remember to mention Outsell to receive the exclusive rate.

Airport & Train Information

For planning purposes, here are travel times from airports and train stations.

Boston Logan International Airport – 3.9 miles, 10 minutes by taxi

Worcester Regional Airport – 52.3 miles, 56 minutes by taxi

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport – 54.5 miles, 60 minutes by taxi

T. F. Geen Airport – 58.4 miles, 75 minutes by taxi

MBTA Blue Line Station – 2.5 miles, 12 minutes by taxi

Amtrak South Sation – 0.3 miles, 5 minutes by taxi

Sponsorship Oportunities

Become one of our leading-edge sponsors for this exclusive, off-the-record event.

Outsell’s Signature Event is by-invitation-only for CEOs, COOs, Presidents, and Managing Directors in the global information industry.  This must-attend event for C-suite leaders draws the brightest minds in the industry together for powerful networking, learning and doing deals. Event sponsors have the opportunity to build relationships with current customers and raise visibility with prospects.

Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • On-site Signage

  • Exposure in marketing materials

  • Increased visibility before, during, and after the event

  • Complimentary event invitations

  • CEO seat on the judging panel for the Emerging Company Growth Tank

  • Thought-leadership opportunities

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