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Accenture Salesforce Executive Forum

Loews Chicago Hotel | Chicago | April 20, 2017


Maximize the benefits of Salesforce technology

The 3rd annual Accenture Salesforce Executive Forum is an exclusive, invitation only event that brings together a select group of executives across multiple industries to share their stories and viewpoints on how they are using Salesforce to empower and inspire their people to innovate in this digital world.

This event is designed for clients at all stages of Salesforce maturity and focuses on how organizations are working with Accenture to drive real innovation and value and maximize the benefits of Salesforce technology. This one-day event includes exposure to top Salesforce and Accenture leadership, stories from client peers, smaller breakout discussions by industry and a unique, fun evening networking event.


The sessions will feature visionary keynotes and innovative breakout sessions surrounding the role Salesforce plays in enterprise transformation.

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Saideep Raj, Senior Managing Director, Cloud First Applications Global Lead, Accenture

Fireside Chat: Success Models for Innovating in the Age of Digital Transformation:

  • Polly Sumner, Chief Adoption Officer, Salesforce
  • Saideep Raj, Senior Managing Director, Cloud First Applications Global Lead, Accenture

If You're Not in a Hurry, You're Probably Too Late!:

  • Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871

Serving Everyone – Entergy’s Use of Salesforce to Meet Diverse Customer Needs:

  • Tracie Boutte, VP of Customer Experience, Entergy
  • Peter Persson, Director, Digital Customer Initiatives, Entergy

How the New Era of Customer Expectations and Digital Transformation is Changing Business Models:

  • Olof Schybergson, CEO and Co-Founder Fjord – Design and Innovation, Accenture Interactive
  • Simon Mulcahy, CMO, Salesforce

Investment Services Going Digital to Enhance the Adviser and Customer Experience in a Fast-Changing Regulatory Environment:

  • Veronica Rink Schenkelberg, SVP Projects & Transformation, BBVA Securities
  • Stephanie Sadowski, Managing Director, Accenture

Keynote: Simplify to Create a Clear Path to Innovation:

  • Lisa Bodell, CEO, futurethink
  • Annette Rippert, Senior Managing Director, North America Technology Lead, Accenture

Breakout Sessions:

Emerging Trends in Retail: Reexamining Your Business Models to Reflect Today’s Consumers:

  • Al Sambar, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy & Dawn Anderson, Managing Director, Accenture Consulting

The New Face of Quote-to-Cash:

  • Brice Rey-Herme, Managing Director, Accenture

Smart CRM with Analytics and AI:

  • John Cosgrove, Technology Innovation, Principal Director, Accenture

Nokia’s Single CRM System Transforms New Post-Merger Organization:

  • Rob Janek, IT Program Manager for Sales and Operations, Nokia

How Disruptive Technologies are Changing the Enterprise:

  • Peter Doolan, Executive Vice President, Digital Transformation & Innovation, Salesforce
  • John Fremont, Managing Director, AI North America Go To Market Lead, Accenture

Concluding Remarks:

  • Saideep Raj, Senior Managing Director, Cloud First Applications Global Lead, Accenture

Private Yacht Cruise

Join us for an evening aboard a private yacht as it cruises the Lake Michigan shoreline. The three-level yacht provides both outdoor and indoor areas all providing spectacular views of downtown Chicago with its renowned architecture. Enjoy cocktails and a light dinner in what is sure to be a unique Chicago experience. The yacht sails from Navy Pier and transportation to the pier will be provided. 

Approximate cruise time of one hour.

Featured Speakers

Solution Showcase

Smart CRM: Driven by Analytics and AI

Platform Solutions: Using Lightning, Bolt and DevOps to Pivot to the New

Industry Solutions: Fullforce Certified



Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel
455 N. Park Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Hotel reservations and changes

Accenture will make hotel reservations for participants based upon the information provided in the online registration form. To make changes to your reservations, please contact Jamie Wright at +1 678 657 6161 or Please do not contact the hotel directly for reservations or changes.

Hotel payment

The Loews Chicago Hotel accepts all major credit cards. Accenture has secured a nightly room rate of $249 USD plus tax 17.4% = $292. Complimentary fitness center access and guest room internet is included.


The Loews Chicago Hotel is located 18 miles by car or taxi from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and 13 miles from Midway International Airport.

Ground Transportation

The best way to get to and from the airports (O'Hare and Midway) is by Taxi/Uber/Lift.

Conference attire

The dress code is business casual for all conference sessions and evening events.


Chicago's weather is variable in April with potential rain showers and average temperatures ranging from a low of 44°F to a high of 58°F. Please check the Chicago weather forecast and conditions before you arrive.

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