CenturyLink, LogMeIn and CA Technologies Executives to Speak at Accelerate 2018

Seasoned executives Vernon Irvin of CenturyLink, Amy Appleyard of LogMeIn and Sid Kumar of CA Technologies are scheduled to speak at Accelerate 2018, March 5-8 at Snowbird Resort in Utah. Accelerate is the only growth conference exclusively for business executives using complex data and AI to manage their organization’s growth.

“Accelerate sits at the intersection of transformational technology and thought leadership,” said Dave Elkington, CEO of XANT, according to a company press release.

“This is where C-level executives from our nation’s top companies come to learn how to use complex data and AI—explained at a high-level through real examples—to direct and manage their organization’s growth. These three speakers from CenturyLink, LogMeIn and CA Technologies will join the growing list of executives sharing their unique experiences with data-driven sales and their lessons learned along the path to success.”


CenturyLink is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers and strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections.

Vernon Irvin CenturyLink - Accelerate Business Summit“In today’s business environment, companies must ‘accelerate’ how they embrace and utilize new technologies to successfully engage and grow their customer base,” said Vernon Irvin, president, government, education, medium and small business, CenturyLink.

“Events like the Accelerate conference are unique because they allow top executives to engage in meaningful conversation around not only the technologies, but the business practices that are driving market success today.”


One of the world’s top 10 public SaaS companies, Boston-based LogMeIn, Inc. simplifies how people connect with each other and the world around them to drive meaningful interactions, deepen relationships, and create better outcomes for individuals and businesses.

Amy Appleyard at LogMeIn uses technology to simplify the way inside and hybrid sales teams communicate with their prospects and customers.

amy appleyard“The technology must work every time and then get out of our way to let our sales teams do what they do best. The opportunity to meet other like-minded executives at Accelerate to learn how they’re driving better outcomes in selling to mid-market and enterprise companies is why attending this conference is one of the highlights of my year professionally,” said Amy Appleyard, vice president of sales at LogMeIn.

CA Technologies

New York City-based CA Technologies creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Sid Kumar, global head of business development at CA Technologies, leads a team of 300 sales and pre sales reps around the globe and has an impressive  background in technology venture capital, private equity and investment banking.

sid kumar profile - CA technologies - accelerate business summit speakers“What I like about Accelerate is that it’s more about the strategies than the tools; it gives me the chance to compare our CA sales model with those of other companies and industries—to eventually help us drive greater volume and velocity of inbound and outbound demand generation and sales across all of our channels,” said Sid Kumar, global head of digital business development at CA Technologies.


More About Accelerate

Accelerate in an exclusive event for business executives to learn from their peers and enrich their business growth strategies.

To learn more about Accelerate—and see if you qualify to attend, please visit the Accelerate website.


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