Pictures From The Inaugural B2SMB Summit: A Big, Bold Event

My co-chair Dave Walker and I would like to thank 250 + attendees, 38 speakers, 25 sponsors and our two venues –1871 Chicago and Revel Fulton Market — for making the inaugural B2SMB Summit last week a great happening. Based on the initial feedback, we’ve hit a chord as we look for unique new ways to understand and strategize the $500 Billion B2SMB marketplace.

I’d like to call out a special thanks to Pete Ryan at Moon Valley Software and to the good folks at Mono Solutions for that wonderful party at The House of Blues.

We are just starting our new journey! Watch this space, and The B2SMB Summit Blog, for coverage as we review the speaker decks, and for next steps.

Day 1 at 1871
Keynote from Yext’s Jonathan Cherins
Opening Superforum Panel
Tours of 1871 with attendees
With Keynoter Erik Day, VP and GM of Dell’s SMB Division

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