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.

What Our Past Attendees Are Saying!

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“Excellent program and event! Great presentations and well-crafted agenda.”

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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 a pleasure to be part of your excellent conference.”

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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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“What a great event – thanks so much for having me – I enjoyed the audience and the other speakers tremendously.”

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

Registration

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.

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Anthea C. Stratigos

Co-founder & CEO

Outsell, Inc.

Networking Break

2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Outsell's Emerging Company Growth Tank

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 our annual Outlook at the event, 8 of which will be selected to present in the Emerging Company Growth Tank. This year, the audience gets to ask questions and provide invaluable feedback. Audience members will vote with their virtual wallets and choose to fund companies based on their pitches. The company with the most virtual funding dollars will receive Outsell’s Emerging Company of the Year award.

2:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. 

Growth Tank Case Study: Adbrain

Building New Marketing Solutions that Deliver the Power of Customer Identity Resolution

Adbrain

Gareth Davies

Founder & CEO

Adbrain

Growth Tank Case Study: AlphaSense, Inc.

Applying AI to Enhance the Performance of Knowledge Professionals

AlphaSense

Jack Kokko

Founder & CEO

AlphaSense, Inc. 

Growth Tank Case Study: Dawex Systems

Becoming a Commerce Platform and Marketplace

Dawex

Fabrice Tocco

Co-Founder

Dawex Systems 

Growth Tank Case Study: DISCERN Analytics, Inc.

Creating Alchemy through Data Agnosticism

DISCERN

Harry Blount

Founder & CEO

DISCERN Analytics, Inc.

Growth Tank Case Study: Kudos Innovation Ltd.

Connecting Stakeholders & Money through Platform and Workflow

Kudos

Melinda Kenneway

Executive Director

Kudos Innovation Ltd.

Growth Tank Case Study: ÜberResearch

Building a Global Database to Meet Unique Market Demands

UberR

Ashlea Higgs

Founder 

ÜberResearch 

Growth Tank Case Study: Visible Alpha, LLC.

Harnessing the Power of Extreme Aggregation

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Scott Rosen

CEO

Visible Alpha, LLC.

Growth Tank Case Study: Yewno, Inc.

When Search Gives Way to Discovery through Machine Learning and AI

Ruth Yewno

Ruth Pickering

Co-Founder / Chief BD and Strategy Officer

Yewno, Inc.

Annual Funding & M&A Outlook

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Wilma Jordan

Founder & CEO

JEGI

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.

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.

AntheaStratigos_Circle

Anthea C. Stratigos

Co-founder & CEO

Outsell, Inc.

The Global Economic Outlook

9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

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Chris Giles

Economics Editor

The Financial Times

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

9:45 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

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Ken Michaels

David Levin

CEO

McGraw-Hill Education

Ken Michaels

CEO

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

CEO

Truven Health Analytics

IBM Watson Health

Data Readiness at Scale

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lisa Hook

Lisa Hook

CEO

Neustar, Inc.

Attendee & OLC Member Problem Solving

The Talent Conundrum and Minding the Gap

12:05 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.

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Jay Hussey

CEO

SRiCheyenne

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 Analyst

CBS’s Hunted

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.

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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
Toby Green, PAC Chief Operating Officer. 

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Rob Barber

CEO

ATTOM Data Solutions 

Bill Carter

CEO

ALM

Andrew Reid

Chief Data Officer

Hanley Wood, Incorporated 

President 

Metrostudy

Toby Green

Public Affairs and Communications Directorate

OECD

Creating Prosperity in the Age of Algorithms

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

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John C. Havens

Executive Director

The IEEE Global AI Ethics Initiative 

Author, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines

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 8 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 our annual Outlook at the event, 8 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

Market runway and potential for revenue growth

CEOs from each company will discuss what makes their company unique while also presenting case studies that examine data-driven practices relevant to all sectors. Each presentation will end with a lesson for the industry from their unique point of view.

This year, the audience gets to ask questions and provide invaluable feedback. Audience members will vote with their virtual wallets and choose to fund companies based on their pitches. The company with the most virtual funding dollars will receive Outsell’s Emerging Company of the Year award.

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.

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.

Location

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.

Please contact Jeannine for hotel room availability.

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. Green Airport – 58.4 miles, 75 minutes by taxi

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

Amtrak South Station – 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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Outsell's Leadership Council

Complimentary

Emerging Company Investment

$995.00

Outsell and JEGI Client Investment

$1,950.00

Non-client Investment

$2,250.00

Co-Producer

Exclusive Event Sponsors

Emerging Company Growth Tank Sponsors