Highlights from Sage Summit 2016

By August 2, 2016News, Sage Summit

If you attended Sage Summit this year, you had the opportunity to attend some amazing sessions and take part in fun activities. If you didn’t, here’s what you missed.

KEYNOTES

The conference started off with the keynote address by the Sage executives, leading to a conversation between Sage CEO Stephen Kelly and Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group. What stood out to me the most in the conversation was the story of how Richard Branson started his own airline. He was on his way to meet a beautiful woman in the Virgin Islands when the airline he was on cancelled his flight. He chartered a plane, went to the group of people who were also on the cancelled flight, and offered to fly them to the Virgin Islands for $39. Of course they all took him up on the offer and he was able to meet his friend who he just happened to marry. What a great story!

Other keynote speakers were Gwyneth Paltrow, Zooey Deschanel, Ashton Kutcher, and Yancey Strickler. Sage didn’t know what they were in for as Ashton and Yancey took off running and stole the show. All the keynote sessions were inspiring and fun.

TRADESHOW AND CONTEST

The tradeshow floor was open for all three days so vendors were able to showcase their solutions. SWK Technologies and MAPADOC shared a booth that was busy all day long, every day. Was it our sparkling personalities or perhaps the GIANT Connect 4 game inviting visitors to play for a $1,000 prize? Check out the tournament pics at #connect4cash on Twitter.

IN CONCLUSION

Sage Summit finished with a great concert on Northerly Island featuring The Killers—a great end to a great conference that was fun for all!