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Video Summit

Recession Proofing Your Software Business

Thursday, September 29, 2022

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Significant headwinds have arrived for software companies - from economic inflation to rising interest rates, and the impact of geopolitical conflicts and supply chain disruptions. Combine these with the fact that investor enthusiasm for software and SaaS companies has waned from its heyday last year. In a post-pandemic era with changing buyer preferences and uncertain growth that cannot be achieved at all costs, software businesses are being challenged to establish their position and withstand the challenges of a cooling economy.

Our panel will feature executives from leading software companies sharing insights on what best practices they are implementing to meet customer and investor expectations. How can businesses in the sector evolve their playbook and establish a path to profitable growth for the foreseeable future?

About the speakers:

  • Anu Bharadwaj is the Chief Operating Officer of Atlassian where she leads transformative projects across product lines at Atlassian, including the enterprise business, cloud platform teams and operations. An accomplished executive with a track record of growing $1B+ businesses, building great teams and shipping blockbuster products, Anu joined Atlassian in 2014 as the Head of Product for Jira, and has held a variety of roles at the company during her tenure.
  • Lara Caimi serves as the Chief Customer and Partner Officer at ServiceNow, leading an organization that includes customer outcomes, customer experience, alliances, and channel ecosystem. She joined the company in December 2017 as the Chief Strategy Officer, following a 17-year career at Bain & Company.
  • Prem Ananthakrishnan is a Managing Director who serves as the industry lead for Software and SaaS at Accenture. In this global role, he is responsible for driving the firm’s industry practice and growth agenda by partnering with world’s leading software companies. Before joining Accenture, Prem spent over 18 years leading hypergrowth SaaS startups and Fortune 500 high-tech companies. 
  • Kevin McLaughlin joined The Information in 2016 after 11 years covering enterprise technology and cloud computing at CRN, a technology trade industry publication. Previously, he was a technical writer for France Telecom’s R&D division and a reporter at Business 2.0.
This event has passed.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Zoom Webinar. Link to be sent prior to the event.

Anu Bharadwaj
Lara Caimi
Chief Customer & Partner Officer,

Prem Ananthakrishnan
Managing Director,

Kevin McLaughlin
The Information

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