|By Business Wire
|May 15, 2014 12:01 PM EDT
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
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
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
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
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
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
-Attendee, Borderfree breakout session *
“My business is exploding aka double digits in the past two years due to
- Keith Fox, President, Cloudware Connections *
“Wow, very impressive and I know I made the right choice by coming to
- 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,
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.
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,
Business Information. To learn more about Zuora, please visit zuora.com.
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