PROVO – June 14, 2013 – XANT today announced a world-class lineup of 62 sales experts who will share their insights with their colleagues at the 2013 Inside Sales Virtual Summit. As many as 15,000 participants from the global sales community will tune in remotely to the all-day Web forum on June 20, 2013 to glean sales knowledge from the industry’s most respected authors, sales gurus and executives.
“This summit is a tremendous opportunity to tap the minds of the most forward-thinking individuals in our field,” said XANT CEO and founder David Elkington. “We are continually enhancing the ever-growing techniques and technology of the inside sales industry and our Virtual Summit is no exception. Our summit employs ON24’s virtual platform as our professional community thrives on the efficiency of modern tools.”
Among the speakers taking to the digital lectern are:
- Guy Kawasaki – author, venture capitalist and technologist
- Michael Bosworth – author of Solution Selling and What Great Salespeople Do
- Jim Steele – Chief Customer Officer over Worldwide Sales of salesforce.com
- Matt Dixon – co-author of The Challenger Sales
- Jeffrey Gitomer – author of The Little Red Book of Selling
- Josh James – CEO of Domo
- Bob Perkins, founder of the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals
- Executives from LinkedIn, Marketo, Act-On and many others
Guinness World Records will officially observe the gathering, which will likely earn the distinction as the largest online sales event in the world. Participants of the virtual summit just register to attend the event much like any other expo via ON24‘s innovative Virtual Environment technology, which replicates the physical layout of a live tradeshow, complete with virtual booths, rooms and lecture halls.
In addition to the seminars and workshops, the summit will provide a forum for discussing the current state — and near future — of the burgeoning inside sales field, with David Elkington kicking the day off with a market update.
“Inside sales is professional sales done remotely,” says President Ken Krogue, the second founder of XANT. “It was web conferencing technology and the telephone that built the inside sales profession. We decided to launch the world’s largest online trade show to take it to the next level. We are highlighting the great thought leaders that helped the sales, marketing, social media and inside sales industries work together to accelerate revenue growth.”
Krogue will present the latest in lead generation methodology and other research.
This will also be the debut of newly appointed chief marketing officer, Mick Hollison. Joining XANT with executive experience at IBM, Microsoft and, most recently, Citrix, a $2.6 billion company, Hollison will lend his vast expertise to the flourishing sales tech sector.
The event is available on demand from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Eastern Time. To register, experience a full schedule of world-class presentations and help set a new world record, go to www.www.insidesales.com/summit.
About XANT, Inc.
XANT is the worldwide leader in cloud-based, sales acceleration technology and predictive analytics for inside sales professionals, the highest growth segment of sales and marketing. The company’s PowerDialer for Salesforce has been one of the most popular applications on the salesforce.com AppExchange for over five years. The company has been touted for its innovation and rapid growth in The Harvard Business Review, Inc., Forbes and Fast Company. Enterprise customers of XANT include Dell, Inc., Marketo, ON24, Seagate, Groupon, NEC, Jive and more. To try XANT’s technology with your sales team, visit www.www.insidesales.com.