Cloud Summit Accelerate 2018

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LEARN. NETWORK. GROW.

Join us at the event of the year! Discover ways to accelerate your cloud journey at the annual SherWeb Cloud Summit.


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LEARN FROM INDUSTRY INNOVATORS

Transform your sales and marketing strategies with some of the most influential leaders in the industry. Designed to accelerate their cloud journey, attendees can expect to learn the latest trends, opportunities and tactics through various interactive workshops and training sessions. Attendees will also get exposure to the most innovative products on the market, including Microsoft, and learn how they can make them profitable for their business.


BOOST YOUR SHERWEB KNOWLEDGE

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to speak with SherWeb executives about how you can leverage our expertise and product offering to accelerate your cloud business. There will also be an exclusive look at what’s next for SherWeb. This event is open to all, whether you are a SherWeb partner or not.


CONNECT & NETWORK

Touch base and connect with your peers, SherWeb experts and SherWeb partners in a casual setting designed to encourage open discussion on anything from best practices, cutting-edge IT solutions or key learning experiences.

I want to be a speaker for the 2018 event!

We are always recruiting for speakers who have unique, innovative, impactful experiences in the technology industry. Speaker submissions are reviewed and selected based on product and industry relevance, level of content, and best fit for attendees.

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Speakers 2018

We bring you the best and brightest minds all packed into one great event.


Peter Cassar Co-Founder & CEO
SherWeb


Biography When Peter founded SherWeb in 1998 with his brother Matthew...
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Peter Cassar Co-Founder & CEO
SherWeb

When Peter founded SherWeb in 1998 with his brother Matthew, they correctly envisioned that the Internet would play a key role in how businesses and professionals communicate. Since that time, they have been able to grow SherWeb from a small basement operation to a market leader with more than 40,000 customers in over 100 countries. The company’s dot-com survival is a testimony to their innovative approach and willingness to break boundaries. Peter has been involved in the information technology industry for over 20 years, and his technical and business knowledge of the industry allows SherWeb to stand out in a highly-competitive field.

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Matthew CassarCo-Founder and President
SherWeb


Biography Matthew co-founded SherWeb with his brother...

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Matthew Cassar, Co-Founder and President
SherWeb

Matthew co-founded SherWeb with his brother Peter in 1998. Twenty years later, he still sees the Internet as a revolutionizing medium that will replace traditional enterprise software technology with on-demand software offered as a service.

Matthew provides the dynamism and vision that has helped position SherWeb as a market leader in cloud services. He holds a law degree and an MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke.

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Joanne CharleyChief Marketing Officer
Neural Impact Inc.


Biography Joanne Charley is the Chief Marketing Officer for Neural Impact Inc...
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Joanne Charley, Chief Marketing Officer Neural Impact Inc.

Joanne Charley is the Chief Marketing Officer for Neural Impact Inc., who works exclusively with industry focused technology companies to accelerate their customer acquisition and growth strategies through a better understanding of neuroscience, emotional engagement and tribal behavior. Joanne has over 30 years of international experience, directing major financial services and information technology industries across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. She has worked to create and execute both regional and global go-to market strategies, focusing on customer retention and transformational readiness.

Joanne is a University Professor of marketing and strategic management and has taught international, digital and behavioral marketing at the University of British Columbia. She has extensive experience working with Hambros Bank, National Mutual Royal Bank and Howard Smith Ltd, Crystal Decisions, SAP Canada, Borland Corporation, Class Software, Fincentric Corporation, and ACL Services. Joanne was also a senior strategist for a leading Australian marketing agency.

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Mark StuytFounder and Chief Engagement Officer
Neural Impact Inc.

Biography Mark Stuyt is the Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Neural Impact... [Read More]

Mark Stuyt Founder and Chief Engagement Officer
Neural Impact Inc.

Mark Stuyt is the Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Neural Impact, a sales and marketing consulting agency that applies behavioral economics, neuroscience and persuasion psychology to help Microsoft and its partners radically improve their cloud product development, GTM and customer acquisition strategies.

As the primary content architect for many of Microsoft’s global cloud initiatives (Cloud SureStep, Road to Repeatability), Mark has been deeply involved in partner business model change and cloud transformation from the very beginning. Having worked onsite with hundreds of Microsoft partners globally, Mark brings a wealth of real-world experience and insight into how to adjust customer acquisition strategies and tactics to align with a radically different set of customer buying behaviors.

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Karl W. Palachuk Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Community Leader in the SMB IT Network

Biography Karl Palachuk has been an IT Consultant since 1995 and...
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Karl W. Palachuk Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Community Leader in the SMB IT Network

Karl Palachuk has been an IT Consultant since 1995 and is one of the pioneers of the managed services business model. He has built and sold two successful managed service businesses in Sacramento, CA. He is the author of seventeen books, including Managed Services in a Month and the four-volume Managed Services Operations Manual.

Karl now provides training, coaching, and consulting services to IT professionals of all sizes. He is the host of the SMB Community Podcast and maintains four blogs, including the popular Small Biz Thoughts blog at blog.smallbizthoughts.com.

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Marc-André FontaineVice President, Sales & Marketing
SherWeb

Biography Marc-André has long been at the core of SherWeb’s success...
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Marc-André Fontaine Vice President, Sales & Marketing
SherWeb

Marc-André has long been at the core of SherWeb’s success, initially as VP of Product Development, and now as VP of Sales and Marketing. His outstanding leadership skills and considerable knowledge of SherWeb’s product line make him the perfect person to drive the company’s continued growth and success and strengthen its position as a world leader in cloud services.

Prior to joining SherWeb, Marc-André was vice president and co-founder of an international software design firm specializing in commercial real estate. He holds a bachelor degree in computer engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke.

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Jason Brown Vice President, Products
SherWeb


Biography Jason has spearheaded SherWeb’s global product strategy...
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Jason Brown Vice President, Products
SherWeb

Jason has spearheaded SherWeb’s global product strategy, specifically for products such as VOIP and Office 365. Drawing on his solid background in product, marketing and channel operations, he has been very successful in creating products and services for SherWeb’s partners and direct customer channels. It was largely through Jason’s efforts that SherWeb was able to increase sales and position itself among the best partners in North America for Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program. Prior to joining SherWeb, Jason was a Product Manager at Melbourne IT, Australia’s largest hosting provider. He has more than 17 years’ experience in IT and online services and holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

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Cyril CourréeProduct Manager, Dynamics 365
SherWeb

Biography Cyril has more than 10 years of IT experience for multinational companies...
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Cyril CourréeProduct Manager, Dynamics 365
SherWeb

Cyril has more than 10 years of IT experience for multinational companies such as Dell and HP. He has held several roles including Product Manager, Presales Consultant, SysAdmin and Support Engineer. He has a Master’s Degree in IT and holds several certifications in various technologies and project management.

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Danny Brown Director of Business Development & Channel Sales
SherWeb

Biography Danny is dedicated to helping SherWeb’s channel partners accelerate...
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Danny Brown Director of Business Development & Channel Sales
SherWeb

Danny is dedicated to helping SherWeb’s channel partners accelerate their business development west of the Mississippi. He has worked in the IT industry since 1998 and has held various roles in sales and marketing. Since 2004, he has built his strong expertise selling Microsoft products and services with IBM and Dell. Before joining SherWeb, he was VP of sales and marketing at a hosting company and director of worldwide sales and partner programs for a virtualization software company.

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Nicolas LerouxProduct Director, IaaS
SherWeb


Biography Nicolas specializes in IaaS technologies at SherWeb. His passion for...
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Nicolas Leroux, Product Director, IaaS
SherWeb

Nicolas specializes in IaaS technologies at SherWeb. His passion for technology started from an early age growing up in the French territory of New Caledonia in the South Pacific. He has built his career connecting people worldwide with technological innovation. Since moving to Canada nearly 10 years ago, he has held a variety of roles in IT management and network administration, which has given him an edge in leveraging cloud technologies to reshape business value and productivity. Before coming to SherWeb, Nicolas has been successful in developing and helping several Canadian startups get off the ground.

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Mathieu Leblanc Director, Partner Success
SherWeb


Biography Mathieu has participated in the expansion of one of the most important...
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Mathieu Leblanc Director, Partner Success
SherWeb

Mathieu has participated in the expansion of one of the most important Cloud reseller networks in Canada. SherWeb’s partner network now has more than 5,000 partners around the world. Mathieu has implemented numerous programs that allow partners with different business models to build a winning cloud strategy. His vision and knowledge of the channel has helped SherWeb win several awards and recognitions such as the Microsoft Global Cloud Partner of the Year Award in 2013 and Finalist in 2014.

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Guillaume Boisvert Product Director, Security & Compliance
SherWeb

Biography Guillaume currently heads SherWeb’s Security & Compliance...
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Guillaume Boisvert Product Director, Security & Compliance
SherWeb

Guillaume currently heads SherWeb’s security and compliance product portfolio, and was instrumental in commercializing the company’s public and private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions. With over 15 years of experience in developing and marketing web services for both B2B and B2C platforms, he has an extensive background in all things IT. Guillaume willingly shares his practical knowledge and experience of the industry in his own unique straightforward style infused with a wry sense of humor. He holds a degree in CIS and has business training from McGill University.

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François Laflamme Product Director, VoIP
SherWeb


Biography François leads SherWeb's Cloud PBX line of products...
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François Laflamme Product Director, VoIP
SherWeb

François leads SherWeb's Cloud PBX line of products, and is the go-to man for anything related to Unified Communications and VoIP. He has 25 years experience in deploying UC environments through Tier1 and Tier2 carriers in Europe and South America.

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It could be you Accelerate Cloud Summit 2018



Become a speaker We are always recruiting for speakers who have unique, innovative, impactful experiences in the technology industry. [Find out more here]

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It could be you Accelerate Cloud Summit 2018

Become a speakerWe are always recruiting for speakers. We are looking for speakers who have unique, innovative, impactful experiences in the technology industry. [Find out more here]

MORE SPEAKERS TO COME!

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Networking Opportunities

Business over Breakfast
Kick start your day on a positive note! Connect with other attendees in a casual setting designed to encourage focused dialogues on anything from business trends, cutting-edge IT solutions or key learning experiences. Fuel yourself for the day ahead.

Exhibit Hall
Between sessions, touch base with colleagues, SherWeb experts and SherWeb partners to discover great opportunities to grow your business.

Social Media

Any questions or thoughts you want to share?
Start a discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #accelerate18.

Share the key takeaways from your favorite sessions and connect with your peers before and during the conference!

2017 Summit Sessions

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The agenda is subject to change

8:00 - 9:00

Welcome and Registrations

9:00 - 9:45

SherWeb Keynote Session

Sessions and Workshop

Rick McCutcheon Dynamics 365 CRM MVP and Sales Process Expert

CRM is one of the fastest growing sectors of technology today. The latest enterprise software forecast from Gartner shows CRM increasing to a $36.5B worldwide market by 2017. In this session, you will learn about the opportunities and benefits of Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. This is a non-technical session designed for business owners and practice leads on how to plan and develop a successful CRM practice.

Key takeaway: How to make your CRM practice profitable.

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12:00 - 13:00

Lunch and Exhibit Hour
Sessions and Workshop

Happy Hour

Party

SHUTTLE BUSES WILL BE PROVIDED FROM 18:30 TO TRANSPORT YOU TO AND FROM THE HOTEL AND VENUE. DINNER IS INCLUDED.


8:00 - 9:00

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote

Sessions and Workshop

Rick McCutcheon Dynamics 365 CRM MVP and Sales Process Expert

CRM is one of the fastest growing sectors of technology today. The latest enterprise software forecast from Gartner shows CRM increasing to a $36.5B worldwide market by 2017. In this session, you will learn about the opportunities and benefits of Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. This is a non-technical session designed for business owners and practice leads on how to plan and develop a successful CRM practice.

Key takeaway: How to make your CRM practice profitable.

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12:00 - 13:00

Lunch and Exhibit Hour
Sessions and Workshop

Conclusion

Monday - 19:00

Party

Shuttle buses will be provided to transport you to and from the hotel and venue.
The Rec Room - Toronto Roundhouse

FAQ

TICKET REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

IS MY RESERVATION TRANSFERABLE?

Yes. If necessary send us a message at accelerate@sherweb.com


WHICH PAYMENT TYPES ARE ACCEPTED FOR THE CONFERENCE FEE?

You can pay by credit card.


WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

No refund.

CAN I BRING A GUEST?

You are welcome to bring a guest to the attendee party. The cost of a guest ticket is CAD $75 and will be covered in the total cost of your ticket.

TRAVEL QUESTIONS

ABOUT THE VENUE

Hyatt Regency Montreal is centrally located in downtown Montreal, in the heart of the vibrant entertainment district. The hotel is conveniently connected to Complexe Desjardins featuring over 100 boutiques and restaurants. One of the most appreciated locations providing easy access by foot to the best Montreal has to offer.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Click here to book your hotel reservations.

The SherWeb group rate is CAD $239 + taxes per night. Please keep in mind that it's first come first served. We have limited rooms reserved.


TRANSPORTATION

Hyatt Regency Montreal is centrally located in downtown Montreal, easily accessible from Montréal-Trudeau airport.


MONTRÉAL-TRUDEAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (YUL)

Travel time between the airport and hotel is approximately 25 minutes. Taxi, bus and rental car services are also available from Montréal-Trudeau airport.


Driving to the conference?

Get directions to the venue here.


WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY SPECIFIC DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?

Please get in touch with us if you have any specific requirements.


WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

Business casual during the day, and casual for the attendee party on the Thursday evening. October in Montreal can be pretty chilly, and meeting room temperatures may vary, so we suggest you wear layered clothing and bring a suitable jacket.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHO DO I SPEAK TO ABOUT SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES?

Any questions you may have can be sent to our events team: accelerate@sherweb.com


WHAT IF I LOSE MY BADGE?

Don’t worry if you lose your badge and need to have a second printed, just head to the registration check-in to ask to have another printed. There will be a $50 fee and you may need to show photo identification


WHAT IS THE EVENT HASHTAG?

#accelerate18

What to see in Montreal

The beautiful city of Montreal seduces its visitors all year round, but autumn truly brings the richness of fall colors and picturesque sights. What is there not to see? Labeled as one of the best cities in North America, Montreal charms with its French cultural mix, European flair, architecture and thriving culinary scene. Get lost in the old town, explore the Underground City, fall in love with the nightlife, and so much more!

https://www.mtl.org/en/what-to-do
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Location

Hyatt Regency Montreal 1255 Jeanne-Mance St.  Montreal, QC. H5B 1E5

Hyatt Regency Montreal is centrally located in downtown Montreal, in the heart of the vibrant entertainment district. The hotel is conveniently connected to Complexe Desjardins featuring over 100 boutiques and restaurants. One of the most appreciated locations providing easy access by foot to the best Montreal has to offer.

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Party

The Montreal Forum 2313 Sainte-Catherine W.  Montreal, QC. H3H 1N2

From its early beginnings as a skating rink to being called "the most storied building in hockey history." The Montreal Forum site has gone through a lifetime of reinvention to become the multi-use center that it is today. The Forum also houses a sports bar, restaurants, boutiques, pool tables, and bowling alleys.

SPONSORS


2018 SPONSORS
  • Microsoft
  • Comptia

2017 SPONSORS

Want the opportunity to strengthen your visibility? Engage with your brand’s target audience? Connect with potential partners? Become a sponsor of Accelerate and do all of that! Space is limited, so send us an email to find out how you can make the most of this chance to boost your business.

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Nerdio

Nerdio for Azure, specifically designed for MSPs, provides ridiculously simple provisioning, management, and optimization of complete IT environments in the Microsoft Cloud. It addresses critical MSP operational challenges, with such game-changing functionality as the ability to migrate clients to Azure with just a few clicks and in under two hours.

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Veeam

Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility.

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