5 Things to Expect at Forecast 2015


Forecast is less than a week away. That means you only have to wait a few more days before the sales conference of the year kicks into full gear! And while it’s true that good things come to those who wait we don’t want to just leave you wondering. We know you’re excited to see what we have in store for you, so here’s a little teaser of five things you can expect to see at Forecast. 

1. Screw the buzz, we’re talking real sales productivity

Sales productivity seems to be the buzzword every exec loves to throw around. Yet no one has ever analyzed the tools behind the words, until Forecast. Our panel of top sales leaders from Yesware, Datanyze, Mixpanel and Clearslide are ready to talk about what sales productivity tools and technologies will mean for the future of sales as we know it.

2. The inside scoop on Hubspot’s 0-100 transformation

Does The Sales Acceleration Formula ring a bell? If you’re in sales, it better. Mark Roberge is going to be giving a fantastic presentation on the formula that he engineered to catapult Hubspot to success. From hiring and training to leading a sales team, Mark is going to peel back the layers of his sales formula and dissect the science of sales. Be prepared to geek out.

3. The blueprint to building a sales machine

Every sales leader from the top down wants to know one thing: how on earth do you build a sales machine? It’s not an easy task – far from it – but it’s not impossible. We’ve got Parker Conrad, co-founder and CEO of Zenefits, and VC Mamoon Hamid lined up for an exciting fireside chat that will peel back the many layers involved in building a sales machine. And that’s not all. Expect even more insights from the VP Sales panel as they talk about building a sales machine from inside the trenches. This panel will include top execs from Marketo, Twilio, Expensify, and Xactly.

4. In-depth money talks

Money makes the world go round, and a company’s lifeline is their funding. What makes the world’s leading Venture Capitalists invest in a sales driven company? Where is the sales category headed and why are sales productivity tools the hottest companies to invest in right now? There are tons of questions and we want answers just like you. Hear from the people who know it best in a panel of leading VCs from Battery Ventures, Google Capital, Scale Partner Ventures and Origin Ventures.

5. CEO words of wisdom

Reading about how to scale a sales team is great, but sometimes you just need to hear it from the captain of the ship. Watch in awe (and take notes) as our CEO panel, including Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight, and Steve Walske, former CEO of PTC, discuss the challenges and triumphs of scaling a sales teams. If you’re looking for insider knowledge on what it takes to successfully scale your sales team, then this is the panel you need to be at.

We’ve got a lot more planned for the big day, including activities and experiences that you’ll just have to see for yourself. If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, shame on you (kidding…). There’s a limited number of tickets left so head over to forecast2015.com to reserve your spot!



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