Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Xenia von Wedel, Sanjay Zalavadia, Elizabeth White, Dana Gardner, Kevin Benedict

News Feed Item

Subscribed 2014 Line Up Unveiled: Global Enterprises, Disruptive Start-Ups to Share Secrets for Winning in Today’s Subscription Economy

Zuora, the subscription billing, commerce and finance leader, today announced the return of Subscribed in San Francisco, the only conference uniquely designed to help leaders in finance, IT, marketing, operations and sales embrace subscription models to transform and modernize their businesses. Now in its third year, Subscribed brings together more than 1,000 leaders from across the globe to discuss everything from the best ways to launch and grow a subscription business to practical tips for enterprises as they move toward subscription-based offerings and look for new ways to build trust and deepen relationships with customers.

This year’s theme is The Disruption of Everything and will showcase the dramatic shift in the way both consumers and companies want to do business. Today, people prefer to subscribe to a service rather simply buy a product. It's happening everywhere and this shift is being felt across all industries and market segments, impacting everything from music to transportation to hospitality to healthcare to education and beyond.

This is the only event on the planet where attendees will walk away with innovative pricing strategies, the secrets of customer acquisition and retention, a new set of financial metrics to run a business, and tools to automate subscription operations.

Notable speakers include:

  • David Wadhwani, senior vice-president and general manager with Adobe, who will be on hand to share lessons learned from the company’s recent shift toward a subscription-based business model.
  • Mike Kail, CIO of Netflix, who will discuss the strategies, challenges and pay-offs of embracing an all-cloud strategy to accelerate innovation within a fast-growing entertainment industry disrupter.
  • JB Wood, CEO of Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), will talk about the changing relationship between vendors and customers and tips for thriving in this new world.
  • Alan Parsons of The Alan Parsons Project talking about the democratization and disruption of the music industry.

André Pimentel, VP Operations with Demandforce, an Intuit Company said about the event, “We run our business on Zuora. It's critical we have our entire team attend this event."

For the first-time ever, Subscribed 2014 will feature a track for Enterprises which are looking to make the move to subscriptions. Accenture, Deloitte and PWC are just some of the names who will discuss issues and practical advice for Enterprises as they transform their business through subscriptions. For more details on this track, please see: http://www.subscribed.com/enterprise-track-sf/

Sessions will cover: innovative pricing strategies, the secrets of customer acquisition and retention, implementing a new set of financial metrics to run your business, and tools to automate your subscription operations.

Subscribed 2014 will take place June 2-4, 2014 at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA.

Other featured speakers include:

  • Tien Tzuo, CEO & Founder, Zuora
  • Andy McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Elias Dayah, Senior Director of Business Operations, Motorola

Commentary from past attendees:

“Energy was amazing!!! Most events are boring, this was well worth it and content was spot on. I just wish I could attend all the sessions.“
- Merav Munz, Director of BroadCasting and Publishing, Rogers *

“I never thought that the export business could monetize via a subscription service. That’s amazing and we could literally subscribe to anything.”
-Attendee, Borderfree breakout session *

“My business is exploding aka double digits in the past two years due to Zuora.”
- Keith Fox, President, Cloudware Connections *

“Wow, very impressive and I know I made the right choice by coming to Zuora.”
- Winston Morton, Vice President, Technology Link Bermuda *

“In five to ten years, every company will be a subscription company, part of a $500 billion market opportunity. Subscribed has become a can’t-miss event that brings together people of all walks of life to share best practices and practical tips about the unique issues and challenges of the Subscription Economy,” said Tien Tzuo, CEO & Founder, Zuora.

Subscribed San Francisco is part of Zuora’s global conference series for companies that have joined the massive shift to the Subscription Economy. Subscribed Europe will take place September 24, 2014 in London UK.

Resources:

About Zuora, Inc.

Zuora is the global leader in subscription commerce and billing, helping companies in every industry transition to the Subscription Economy. Enterprise leaders and high-growth companies alike use Zuora's multi-tenant cloud platform to launch, scale, and monetize their subscription services. Zuora's applications work where traditional ERP applications fail: Subscription pricing, quoting, orders, billing, payments, and renewals. Built from the ground up by SaaS industry veterans from salesforce.com, PayPal, and Netsuite, Zuora services innovative customers like Informatica, Tata Communications, Box, Xplornet, Ustream and Reed Business Information. To learn more about Zuora, please visit zuora.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Connected devices and the industrial internet are growing exponentially every year with Cisco expecting 50 billion devices to be in operation by 2020. In this period of growth, location-based insights are becoming invaluable to many businesses as they adopt new connected technologies. Knowing when and where these devices connect from is critical for a number of scenarios in supply chain management, disaster management, emergency response, M2M, location marketing and more. In his session at @Th...
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his Day 2 Keynote at @ThingsExpo, Henrik Kenani Dahlgren, Portfolio Marketing Manager at Ericsson, discussed how to plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change t...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ReadyTalk, a leading provider of online conferencing and webinar services, has been named Vendor Presentation Sponsor at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that inspire collaboration and enable the Future of Work for today’s increasingly digital and mobile workforce. By combining intuitive, innovative tec...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
industrial company for a multi-year contract initially valued at over $4.0 million. In addition to DataV software, Bsquare will also provide comprehensive systems integration, support and maintenance services. DataV leverages advanced data analytics, predictive reasoning, data-driven diagnostics, and automated orchestration of remediation actions in order to improve asset uptime while reducing service and warranty costs.
Vidyo, Inc., has joined the Alliance for Open Media. The Alliance for Open Media is a non-profit organization working to define and develop media technologies that address the need for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web. As a member of the Alliance, Vidyo will collaborate with industry leaders in pursuit of an open and royalty-free AOMedia Video codec, AV1. Vidyo’s contributions to the organization will bring to bear its long history of expertise in codec technolo...