The Top Five Tweetable Moments from 2015 Summit Europe: Day Two
- The day opened with SiriusDecisions’ own Meta Karagianni and Julian Archer presenting the European Programmes of the Year
- Siemens, Concur, Alcatel Lucent and Symantec all took home well-deserved wins
- If you weren’t able to make it to Summit Europe this year, we hope these takeaways give you plenty of reason to come next year
After a whirlwind day packed from morning to night with the premier in B2B best practices, there’s nothing like kicking back with a neon green cocktail, excellent live music, a cutthroat game of pool with your colleagues and a sushi-festooned dragon sculpted out of ice. And where else other than the SiriusDecisions Green Tie Gala would you be able to experience all that and so much more in just one evening? After an unforgettable night of relaxing and reconnecting (and partying) with colleagues, Day Two of Summit Europe opened with the attendees refreshed, refocused and ready to Outperform. Here are just some of the great takeaways that this year’s Summit-goers were talking about as yet another information-packed Summit drew to a close:
The day opened with SiriusDecisions’ own Meta Karagianni and Julian Archer presenting the European Programmes of the Year. Siemens, Concur, Alcatel Lucent and Symantec all took home well-deserved wins.
POY winner @Concur uses small, focused Executive events to cement last mile deals and avoid 11th hour jitters #SDSummit
— Isabel Montesdeoca (@mimdeoca) October 20, 2015
Agile Marketing Index from @symantec allows rapid assessment of security event business impact and definition of desired response #SDSummit
— Megan Heuer (@megheuer) October 20, 2015
After an excellent keynote from Xerox’s Mark Eldred and Valerie Thomassin about their company’s business transformation for the modern world, attendees moved on to the Syndicate Sessions where they were able to be wowed by SiriusDecisions’ dream team of research directors and analysts. At this point, the revelatory tweets from the crowd were fast and furious – here are just some of the highlights:
Most if not all #B2B companies will have/be on the way to their own Demand Centres in the next 2-3 years https://t.co/GsTWXb0Z7Q via @LB_DGA
— Ledger Bennett DGA (@LB_DGA) October 20, 2015
Phases of #martech adoption according to @JayFamico #SDSummit. About 70% of us are sitting in Phase II pic.twitter.com/6GOWyDcEwA
— Greg Wilson (@_gregw) October 20, 2015
Every hour of a #b2b sales rep’s day has an opportunity cost attached to it, for both the rep and the organization @JNinivaggi #SDSummit
— Marisa Kopec (@Marisa_Kopec) October 20, 2015
A refreshingly modern approach to event management. Thoroughly enjoyed @JulianArcher‘s presentation. #SDSummit pic.twitter.com/OCeP6YHxOs
— Sylvia Jensen (@smajensen) October 20, 2015
As Summit 2015 Europe began to wind down, it was time for Bruno Delahaye and Bertrand Sicot, Sr. of Dassault Systemes to take their place on stage to share their journey to sales and marketing alignment, as well as a heartfelt exchange of appreciation from both sides.
On stage at the #SDSummit @bdelahaye and @BertrandSicot talking about #3dexperience pic.twitter.com/vCUbPsGGj4
— Michael Brueckmann (@mibrueckmann) October 20, 2015
#SDSummit “Agree to disagree” between Sales and Marketing at Dassault Systemes @bdelahaye to transform the organisation
— Metaxia Karagianni (@MetaxiaKara) October 20, 2015
#SDSummit sales & marketing alignment is as simple as playing in the same playground & agreeing to disagree! https://t.co/tuMD5ZTwO9
— Teri Donovan (@teridonovan24) October 20, 2015
Even as the Summit drew to a close, both the main room and the Marketplace remained packed – and one lucky attendee took home an Apple Watch courtesy of Showpad!
Ending the #SDSummit in style. Congrats to the winner of the Showpad Apple Watch! pic.twitter.com/W4hZB19fQG
— Showpad (@showpad) October 20, 2015
It was then time for just one more framework and to talk digital transformation with show closer Gil Canare.
25 yrs ago it was illegal for companies to be on the Internet. It was for governments & education! #Technology #SDSummit
— Allocadia (@allocadia) October 20, 2015
A 3-step program for overcoming the “shiny object” syndrome that afflicts so many #b2b orgs… Dr @GCanare is writing scrips! #SDSummit
— Jason Hekl (@the_hekler) October 20, 2015
Brilliant presentation about type of digital organization: Love this one – licence to print money #sdsummit
— Nina Van Driel (@ninavdbennett) October 20, 2015
Senior VP and Chief Research Officer Tony Jaros took to the stage one final time for a fond farewell and thanks and with that, yet another transformative Summit Europe was in the books!
@siriusdecisions thank you for such a professional event with outstanding content #SDSummit
— Bertrand Sicot (@BertrandSicot) October 20, 2015
It’s been a great SD EMEA Summit 2015 and meeting with clients, prospects and friends. Thanks #SDSummit @siriusdecisions @televerde
— raykemper (@raykemper) October 20, 2015
If you weren’t able to make it to Summit Europe this year, we hope these tweetable takeaways give you plenty of reason to be one of our Early Bird bookers in 2016. Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees, and we can’t wait to see you next year!