We’ll be announcing our final round of speaker additions later this week for The B2SMB Summit, which takes place in Chicago Oct. 3-4. The B2SMB Summit already has 50+ B2SMB brands slated to attend a program featuring more than 30 B2SMB leaders, representing more than 20 million worldwide SMB client accounts.
The national event is spread over two locations in Chicago’s dynamic West Loop district: 1871 at the Merchandise Mart on Day 1, and the Revel Fulton Market on Day 2. It is set to uniquely focus on the latest innovations and best practices for big enterprise companies looking to engage, win, retain and “scale” small business customers.
New and recent additions to the speaker lineup include:
• Janet Schijns, Senior Vice President of Services at Office Depot
• Pete Steger, Head of Business Development, Kabbage
• Michael Griffiths, VP, Pitney Bowes
• Christal Bemont, SVP, Global SMB, Concur
• Jerome Pache, Principal GPM, O365 for SMB, Microsoft
• Raj Mukherjee, SVP, Product Development, Indeed
Office Depot SVP Janet Schijns is set to deliver Day 2’s Opening Keynote. Her division runs Print, Copy and Technology for the office and business solutions giant, and serves millions of small-business customers. Schijns joined Office Depot after nearly a decade of driving global channel strategies for enterprise solutions at Verizon.
Schijns joins a lineup of top-notch B2SMB keynoters, including Erik Day, VP and GM, North America Small Business, Dell Technologies; Jonathan Cherins, EVP, Small Business and Partner, Yext; and Brett Tolbert, VP of SMB Marketing and Data Science, Comcast Business. The complete speaker lineup can be viewed online here. (LocalOnliner readers: Use my discount code, “PeterVIP”, to save $199.