It was my please to attend the first Sage Sessions at the Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure. This was the first of 10 Sage North America events 6 US cities and 4 Canadian cities.
The single day events focus was on Sage partners, customers and solutions, with powerful keynotes, networking opportunities, product demos, and more. These events replaced the previous mega conferences called Summit located in one city over a week-long period.
#SageSessions was a fun informative breath of fresh air from our perspective as a longtime Sage Business Partner. It was close in at Los Angeles, so we had the chance to invite many of our local customers in the Southern California area and being only one day it was very easy to attend.
The hosts from Sage were Dave Faupel @davezamazing VP Field Marketing, and Nancy Harris @SageNancyHarris Managing Director Sage North America @SageNAmerica. The opening message from Nancy was “We are all about customers and we are interested in your success.” We loved that message.
The keynote was John Garrett @RecoveringCPA TheRecoveringCPA.com. John gave an incredible talk about being relatable and real and “Don’t let your professionalism suffocate your personality.
After the initial keynotes there were technical content and business development sessions focused on real issues customers are facing in todays world as well as several updates on new Sage Products. One of the sessions I attended and really loved was Sage 100c tips and tricks done by Johnnie Woodward @JohnnieWoodward Sage Field Sales Engineer – Sage 100 & Sage CRM from Sage. There were several new features presented that most people in the room could really benefit from.
There was a section of the conference dedicated to products demo from many of the sponsors, Sage and ISV’s that provide a wealth of information to our customers.
All in all, #SageSessions was an absolute great investment of our and our customers time.
Below is a list of upcoming sessions:
Chicago, IL April 24 Location
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
Toronto, ON May 8 Location
One Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6
Austin, TX May
Atlanta, GA June
Montreal, QC June 26 Location
Hyatt Regency Montreal
1255 Jeanne Mance St.
Montreal, QC H5B 1E5
Edmonton, AB July
New York, NY July
Seattle, WA August 7 Location
300 112th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004