Elevate 2014 Change Your View

September 24-26, 2014

Verian’s Annual Customer Conference
Hilton Charlotte Center City

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About Elevate 2014

Elevate 2014 promises to be a can’t miss Verian event with an amazing agenda full of customer case studies, engaging breakout sessions, tips and tricks, hands-on demos, and much more. Join us in Charlotte this September - it could be the best investment you make all year! Follow us on Twitter for the latest news - #VerianELEVATE

What You'll Experience...

Elevate session formats will be a mixture of expert presentations, peer round tables, client case studies, training, and more. Please note that the conference agenda is subject to change.

Tuesday Sep 23
  • 2:00-8:00 pm - Registration Open
  • 6:00-8:00 pm - Welcome Reception

    The ELEVATE 2014 Welcome Reception will be held on the Clock Tower Terrace in downtown Charlotte NC. Surrounded by some of Charlotte’s tallest buildings, grab a drink and some hors d’ oeuvres, mingle with your peers and the Verian team and enjoy local jazz band, Black Coffee Trio.

Wednesday Sep 24
  • 8:00-9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 9:00-12:00 pm - General Session

    Including CEO Address, Verian 14 Launch and Updates from the 2014 Strategic Advisory Board

  • 12:00-1:30 pm - Lunch
  • 1:45-2:45 pm - Breakout Sessions
    Sponsorship Hall and Genius Bar Open

    Saas Solutions Security Implications for Your Business Data
    Presented by Brian Vandervort, Infrastructure Manager, Verian

    Panel: Policies & Procedures / User Adoption
    Moderated by Valerie Gaither, Vice President of Procurement and Fleet Administration, Envision Healthcare. Panelists include Angela Watts, Purchasing Manager, Goodyear Commercial Tire and Heidi Murphy, Director of Procurement, YMCA Twin Cities.

    Intro to 14.0
    Presented by Hadi Chemaly, Senior Product Manager, Verian, Zac Coleman, Business Analyst, Verian, Pramod Prabhu, Solution Architect, Verian and Matt Rust, Software Engineer, Verian.

  • 2:45-3:00 pm - Afternoon Snack Break
  • 3:00-4:00 pm - Breakout Sessions
    Sponsorship Hall and Genius Bar Open

    Using Dashboards & Benchmarks
    Presented by Tommy Benston, Client Executive & Director of Business Partnerships, Verian and Bhavin Shah, Partner & Director of Product Strategy, Verian.

    Integrating Sustainable Acquisition in Your Purchasing System
    Presented by Melissa Brice, Contracts Administrator, Jacobs Technology.

    Materials Transfer for Oil & Gas
    Presented by Kevin Zirkle, Regional Sales Manager, Verian

  • 4:00-4:15 pm - Break
  • 4:30-5:30 pm - Breakout Sessions
    Sponsorship Hall and Genius Bar Open

    Focus Group – Verian 14’s New User Interface

    Preparing to Migrate to the Cloud
    Presented by Shawn Galligan, Purchasing Manager, Cornell Scott Hill-Health Center and Nathan Bradley, Implementation Consultant, Verian

    Focus Group – Invoice Manager & Reporting Manager

  • 6:30-10:00 pm - ELEVATE Party

    Join us for a night out at the EpiCentre! Verian’s ELEVATE Party will be hosted at Studio Movie Grill where dinner, cocktails and Charlotte’s best microbrews will be served. This will be a fun-filled evening with a DJ, billiards, corn hole, a photo booth and more. We’ll also announce our 2014 Verian Innovator Awards (VIA) and celebrate the winners!

Thursday Sep 25
  • 8:00-9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:30 am - General Session
  • 9:45-10:45 am - Breakout Sessions
    Sponsorship Hall Open

    Hands On 14.0
    Presented by Hadi Chemaly, Senior Product Manager, Verian, Zac Coleman, Business Analyst, Verian, Pramod Prabhu, Solution Architect, Verian, and Matt Rust, Software Engineer, Verian. *Please bring your laptops

    Strategic Benefits of Automation
    Presented by Stormy Smelcer, Vice President of Procurement Operations, First Horizon National Corporation.

    The Verian Health Check
    Presented by Greg Davis, Principal Consultant, Verian.

  • 11:00-12:00 pm - Breakout Sessions

    Hands On 14.0
    Presented by Hadi Chemaly, Senior Product Manager, Verian, Zac Coleman, Business Analyst, Verian, Pramod Prabhu, Solution Architect, Verian, and Matt Rust, Software Engineer, Verian. *Please bring your laptop

    Best Practices for Using Notes & Attachments for Accountability & Internal Communication
    Presented by Tim Murphy, Vice President, Privatin.

    Tips & Tricks (Before 12.0)
    Presented by Sean Murphy, Technical Support Lead, Verian, Bret McDermitt, Lead Technical Consultant, Verian and Mike Pierson, Implementation Consultant, Verian.

  • 12:15-1:45 pm - Lunch
    Sponsorship Hall and Genius Bar Open
  • 2:00-3:00 pm - Breakout Sessions
    Sponsorship Hall and Genius Bar Open

    Focus Group – Assets & Inventory

    Customer E-Voicing & Demo
    Presented by Ben Gold, Senior Account Executive, Patterson Pope.

    Hands On: Spend Manager Analytics
    Presented by Bilal Soylu, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Verian. *Please bring your laptop

  • 3:00-3:15 pm - Afternoon Snack Break
  • 3:15-4:15 pm - Breakout Sessions
    Sponsorship Hall and Genius Bar Open

    Focus Group – Supplier Enablement

    Asset Management
    Presented by Bhavin Shah, Partner & Director of Product Strategy, Verian.

    Hands On: New Age Reporting – Part 1
    Presented by Nathan Bradley, Implementation Consultant, Verian and Mike Pierson, Implementation Consultant, Verian. *Please bring your laptop

  • 4:30-5:30 pm - Breakout Sessions
    Sponsorship Hall and Genius Bar Open

    Focus Group – Spend Manager

    Speed Networking: Meet Your Client Care Team
    Presented by the Client Care Team: Brandon Cox, Adoum Namde, Prina Patel, John Haskell, Gabe Sprinkle, Abe Sterling, Sean Murphy, Nisha Nikharge, Tom Pennella, Matt Tolly, Vish Konijeti, Udaya Samudrapu, Urmil Mehta, and Shelby Sharp.

    Hands On: New Age Reporting – Part 2
    Presented by Nathan Bradley, Implementation Consultant, Verian and Mike Pierson, Implementation Consultant, Verian. *Please bring your laptop

  • 6:00-9:00 pm - Verian Innovator Awards Dinner

    The 2014 VIA Winners are invited to join Verian executives for special dinner at Bentley’s on 27. What better way to ‘Change Your View’ than on the 27th floor of the Charlotte Plaza?

Friday Sep 26
  • 8:00-9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:30 am - Verian Fast Forward: Product Roadmap

    Presented by Tommy Benston, Client Executive & Director of Business Partnerships, Verian, Bhavin Shah, Partner & Director of Product Strategy, Verian, and Hadi Chemaly, Senior Product Manager, Verian

  • 10:45-11:45 am - Shaping the Future: Live Polling & Input on Product Direction

    Presented by Dana Saylors, Vice President of Marketing & Product Strategy, Verian

  • 12:00-12:30 pm - Closing Remarks

    Presented by Tehseen Ali Dahya, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Verian

  • 12:30-1:00 pm - Grab-and-Go Lunch

What 2013 Attendees are Saying...

What You'll Learn...

ELEVATE 2014 is a fast-paced, high-impact customer event dedicated to helping Verian users maximize their results from Verian’s suite of purchase to pay solutions. The theme of this year’s event is CHANGE YOUR VIEW, derived from Verian’s proven See-Manage-Save™ implementation methodology that “elevates” purchasing and payables operations from tactical to strategic by helping organizations bring every pocket of their spend under management.

  1. Discover the latest trends for maximizing efficiency, visibility, control and savings.
    Learn first-hand how leading companies are utilizing Verian to see over their spend horizon.
  2. Get inside information on boosting your ROI from Verian software.
    Hear from Verian's best and brightest on how to ensure you're getting the maximum return on your Verian software.
  3. Learn Verian best practices, tips, and tricks to make your job easier.
    Participate in engaging workshops with Verian specialists giving live demonstrations designed to help you identify, understand and utilize dozens of time-saving techniques.
  4. Network and learn from informative breakout sessions with other Verian users.
    Get quality face-time with Verian users from various industry segments during scheduled group interactions.
  5. Gain insight on how your peers are solving their most pressing problems.
    Benefit from fresh perspectives and innovative approaches that are helping your peers overcome challenges and reach their objectives for purchasing and payables.
  6. Get the inside scoop on upcoming Verian software enhancements.
    Meet the developers behind Verian's software solutions and hear directly from them what features are soon to debut!

Where You'll Stay...

Enjoy the beautiful downtown location and superior amenities of the Hilton Charlotte Center City, directly across from the Charlotte Convention Center. Relax in a comfortable guest room featuring the latest GuestLINK™ technology, allowing you to connect to MP3, DVD, cameras and laptops. Dine at Coastal Kitchen, located on the Plaza level of the hotel, featuring the best in Low Country cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unwind after a busy day with complimentary access to the connected Childress Klein YMCA Health Club offering an Olympic-size indoor pool and a wide selection of exercise equipment.

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Discounted Verian ELEVATE room rates range from $185-$229 depending on hotel availability and are only guaranteed up until September 2, 2014. Rooms are limited so book early for the best rates and availability! To take advantage of this special conference rate, please make your reservations through the link below. Even if you reserve a room through this hotel link, you must still register separately for the Conference. You may also make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 888-370-0980, or 704-377-1500.

Please use the code Verian Technologies Meeting to receive the discounted rate. The Verian group rate is based on availability and applies to check-ins September 23 through check-outs September 26, 2014. To avoid a one night room and tax charge to your credit card, cancellations must be communicated to the hotel at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled check-in.

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Registration includes conference attendance, conference material and food and beverage during conference hours. This also includes the evening events hosted by Verian. To qualify for advance registration, you must submit your registration form and full payment on or before the advance registration deadline. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration along with an invoice for payment. Please indicate the invoice number on your check when paying so we may apply the payment to the correct registration. Please note that by submitting the completed registration form, you are agreeing to pay all registration fees. There is a discounted rate for those organizations that wish to send more than one attendee. Guest registrations are permitted for those guests who are not in an industry-related occupation. Guest passes allow access to the selected events only. Cost is $100. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Check-in will take place the Verian registration desk on outside Mecklenburg Ballroom. You can also pick up your conference material during the Welcome Reception. All attendees must check in before the Conference and pick up their name badge and Conference materials. You may not pick up Conference materials for another person. All registration/materials fees must be paid in full before receiving Conference materials.

Cancellations received on or before June 15, 2014, will be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations received between June 16, 2014 and August 1, 2014, will be eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations received after August 2, 2014, will not be eligible for a refund. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Verian Refunds and will not be given for no-shows to the Conference. Refunds will be processed 6-8 weeks after the Conference. Please check with the hotel for its cancellation policy. If you are unable to attend the Conference and have already registered, someone may attend in your place. Please submit substitution changes in writing to Verian.

Conference badges must be worn at all times. Attendees will be required to wear a badge for admission to general sessions, breakout rooms, and demonstration/meeting rooms. Your badge will be required for admittance to all meal/event functions. Badge sharing is prohibited.

Verian will be glad to help you with any special needs (i.e. physical, dietary). Please complete the special section on the registration form to indicate any special assistance requirements.

The recommended attire for all Conference functions is business casual.

Venue

Hilton Charlotte Center City

Event Location

  • Hilton Charlotte Center City
    222 East Third Street
    Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202

    Discounted ELEVATE room rates range from $185-$229 depending on hotel availability and are only guaranteed up until September 2, 2014. Rooms are limited so book early for the best rates and availability!
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    elevate@verian.com

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2014 Conference Fees:

Standard Registration (June 2 – September 9)
First Attendee: $995
Additional Attendees: $845

Late Registration (begins September 10)
First Attendee: $1295
Additional Attendees: $1195

2014 Hotel Fees:

Deadline for Hotel Discount (September 2)
Conference Rate: $185-$229