Everything to Know About Sage Transform 2024: Keynote Speakers, Event Agenda, and More

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The upcoming Sage Transform conference is an exciting event for the Sage Intacct community, including customers, partners, and industry experts. It’s not just a time to come together, it’s a time for deep learning, networking, and expanding our knowledge of the Sage Intacct platform. 

This blog dives into everything you need to know about the upcoming Sage Transform conference, including: event logistics, keynote speakers and top sessions, and where to find Centime at the event. Without further ado, let’s jump right in. 

Event Logistics for Sage Transform 2024

Sage Transform 2024 is set to take place on February 26-29 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exclusive event is open to all Sage Intacct customers, prospective customers, and partners and requires registration. 

Sage Intacct customers and prospects can kick off the event early with pre-conference training courses starting mid-day on Sunday, February 25th. The conference officially kicks off on Tuesday, February 27th and runs through Thursday, February 29th.

Meet Centime at Sage Transform 

Centime’s new integration with Sage Intacct marks a significant milestone for us, and what better way to celebrate than by joining the vibrant community at Sage Transform this year? 

As a proud Silver Sponsor, we’re excited to welcome you at booth #94 in the expo hall, or what Sage charmingly refers to as its “Neighborhood.” It's the perfect spot to meet, greet, and dive deep into how Centime and Sage Intacct work seamlessly together to streamline your financial processes.

Our dynamic team is eager to meet you in person. Leading the way will be Devon Clarke, our Director of Demand Generation, who's all about creating connections and understanding your needs to drive mutual growth. Jackson Paisley, our Director of Market Development, is the perfect person to discuss your business goals and how Centime can empower your finance operations through automation and AI, reducing operational costs and optimizing cash flow. For a deeper dive into the Centime solution, Sophia Yu, Centime’s Customer Success Manager, is our resident expert on Centime’s Sage Intacct integration. She’s your go-to person for experiencing a demo of Centime’s platform, showcasing features like forecasting, collections, invoicing, payments, credit, and reporting.

And there's more – our very own BC Krishna was the latest guest on the Sage Thought Leadership Podcast. Listening to BC’s episode offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into the visionary mind behind Centime and the ethos that propels us forward.

So, are you ready to connect? Visit us at booth #94, share your stories, challenges, and discover how we can elevate your financial operations together. We look forward to seeing you at Sage Transform!

Sage Transform Keynote Speakers and Agenda 

Ready to learn from the best at this year’s conference? The 2024 Sage Transform keynote speakers are sure not to disappoint. Here’s a list of who to expect on the keynote stage later this month. 

Sage Transform Agenda

According to the Sage Transform website, they’re still making final tweaks to the conference agenda. But in the meantime, check out the photo below for a list of what to expect for the three-day conference. You can find the most up-to-date agenda on Sage’s website. 

Sage Transform Session Catalog

Now that we’ve covered the event basics, it’s time to dive into the fun part: the sessions! With nearly 250 sessions planned, this year’s Sage Transform promises a wealth of insights and learning opportunities.

Remember, you can earn CPE credits for attending pre-conference training classes and specific in-person sessions during the Sage Transform conference. Just make sure to scan your badge upon entering and leaving each eligible session and also complete the conference session surveys. You’ll get your CPE certificates delivered via email 4-6 weeks after the event. It’s important to note that customer panel sessions and Partner Day sessions are not eligible for CPE credits.

Here’s a quick list and description of the various different types of session formats offered by this year’s event.

Sage Transform Session Types

  • Breakout sessions: Sessions on a variety of topics including product updates, case studies, and best practices.
  • Panel discussions: Hear from your peers, product, and industry experts as they share their stories, discuss top trends, and best practices.
  • Hands-on labs: Get hands-on experience as you follow along with our instructors taking a deep-dive into product functionality. (Bring your laptop.)
  • Roundtable/peer discussions: Join a group discussion on a particular topic to network and discuss common challenges. Limited capacity.
  • Ask me anything: Bring your questions to an open Q&A on a specific topic with key product or industry experts.
  • Tech talks theater sessions: Come learn about solutions offered by Sage or our Sage Transform sponsors in these short, 20-minute sessions held in our Neighborhood theaters.

Sage Transform Keynotes 

Keep reading for a brief overview of the three main keynotes at this year’s Sage Transform. 

Impact and Innovation – what to expect from Sage in 2024 [ST1282]

Dive into Sage's strategic vision for 2024 with CEO Steve Hare, exploring the expansive growth opportunities within the Sage ecosystem. Also joined by Dan Miller, EVP Financials & ERP, this session will spotlight Sage's forefront position in AI-driven finance technology.  President for North America, Aziz Benmalek, will also join to share how Sage’s advancements are poised to redefine customer experiences and operational scalability.

Elevating human work, powered by technology [ST1283]

Join CTO Aaron Harris as he unfolds Sage's transformative technology vision, aimed at revolutionizing the accounting sector. The focus will be on transcending traditional cycles and limitations, paving the way for an industry that consistently delivers strategic insights and adds continuous value.

Instinct vs Insights, Empowering Better Business Decisions [ST1284]

Concluding Sage Transform, this keynote merges the realms of sports and business, with distinguished figures discussing the delicate equilibrium between instinct and analytical insight in decision-making. Highlighted by ESPN's Jessica Mendoza, the session will delve into how the synergy of data and gut feeling can lead to triumphant outcomes.

Sage Transform Panel Discussion - Our 3 Favorites

As our team gears up for this year's Sage Transform conference, we can't help but get excited about the line up of panel discussions. Centime is focused around using technology to reshape and improve finance, so here’s a quick rundown of our top three sessions that promise to offer invaluable insights. 

Automation empowered accounting: What are finance teams doing now? [NFP1127]

The looming accounting labor shortage has thrust automation and AI into the spotlight for many organizations. This panel, featuring finance leaders like Bobby Barber from the Institute for Shipboard Education and Katie McCloskey from Sage, is set to dive into how companies are leveraging technology to enhance efficiency. If you’re looking for practical tips on how to integrate AI and automation to streamline operations, this session should be right up your alley.

It takes a village: Financial perspectives by role [NFP1126]

Understanding the diverse applications of Sage Intacct across different organizational roles is crucial for maximizing its potential. This discussion, with insights from a variety of perspectives including CFOs and IT directors, promises to shed light on leveraging Sage Intacct to drive value. 

Ways to optimize and control spend: Make every cent count [CF1224]

In the current economic climate, managing and controlling spend has never been more critical. This session, featuring Linda Pinion from Sage and Betsy Ekelof from Hamilton County Tourism, Inc., aims to explore strategies for optimizing Sage Intacct for better spend management. 

Each of these discussions promises to offer a wealth of knowledge and practical advice for navigating the evolving landscape of finance and technology. Whether you're a seasoned Sage Intacct user or just starting to explore the possibilities of automation in finance, these panels are sure to provide valuable insights and strategies to enhance your operations.

Sage Transform: Our Top 3 Breakout Session Recommendations

We’re equally thrilled about the breakout sessions at this year's Sage Transform conference, particularly those that delve into the intricacies of cybersecurity, data transparency, and the art of data storytelling. 

Here's a sneak peek into the sessions we’re most excited about - and don’t forget, they count towards your CPE credit! 

Crimestoppers: Ensuring cybersecurity and fraud risk management [NFP1134]

In today's digital age, safeguarding financial data against escalating cyber threats is paramount. This session, led by Julie Raskin from WMHT Educational Telecommunications and Keven Truhler of CLA, promises to arm us with effective strategies to combat fraud and manage risks. 

Culture of transparency: Sharing financial insight across the organization [NFP1130]

Fostering a culture where financial insights are shared openly can significantly enhance decision-making across all levels of an organization. Cheryl R. Olson from Clark Nuber PS and Janet Bresson of First Baptist Church Frisco will guide us through techniques to disseminate financial data effectively, ensuring it reaches the right people in an understandable format. 

Storytelling with numbers: The tools that will have stakeholders hooked [RPT1086]

Data has a story to tell, and Sage Intacct's tools are the perfect narrators. In this session, Linda Pinion will introduce us to Emma, a Revenue Manager who leverages Sage Intacct to transform raw data into compelling narratives for her sales team. 

These breakout sessions promise to be a treasure trove of knowledge, offering fresh perspectives on protecting, sharing, and presenting financial data. 

See You Soon at Sage Transform

As we wrap up our journey through the ins and outs of the upcoming Sage Transform 2024, it's clear this event is more than just a conference; it's a special opportunity for innovation and community building within the Sage Intacct ecosystem. 

So, as we count down the days to Sage Transform 2024, let's gear up to soak in every moment of learning and networking. The Cen-team can't wait to meet many of you at booth #94, share insights, and explore new possibilities together. Here's to making the most of this incredible opportunity to grow, connect, and transform our approach to finance and technology. See you in Las Vegas!

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