How do you manage your tech company and pursue tech M&A in uncertain times?
The flagship WFS Tech Conference for CEOs, founders, and investors of software and IT companies, covering Tech M&A: investment, growth, strategy, buyouts, sales, and mergers. Insights from: private equity, VC, angels, strategic buyers, M&A advisors, and CEOs who’ve had a successful exit.
GXS ANZ: Managing, Growing and Selling in Uncertain Times
Aug 5, 2020
Growth & Exit Strategies for Software & IT Companies
Australia & New Zealand
Managing, Growing, and Selling in Uncertain Times
Live from Sydney – August 6th, 2020 – 12pm-5pm AEST
Virtual Live Webinar
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Conference Chair: Dan Bernstein, Corum Group (Platinum Sponsor)
12:05 – 12:25
2020 Top Ten Disruptive Technology Trends: Will they put you out of business?
Tim Goddard, Corum Group
12:25 – 1:25
Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?
Adam Kossak, Founding Partner, Aequora Capital
Richard Lin, Investor, AirTree
Ben Henseman, Senior Associate, Square Peg Capital
Anne-Marie Birkill, Co-Founder, Director, OneVentures
Moderator: Andy Hill, ANZ M&A Regional Advisor
1:30 – 1:55
Tech Valuations & COVID19: What is your company worth?
Joel Espelien, Executive Director, Corum Group
1:55 – 2:05
Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?
Bob Hayward, Principal, Deloitte APAC Consulting
Kurt Pilecki, Vice President, Bison
Nick Hare, President, Hexagon Mining
Utkarsh Bahadur, VP & Head-Strat, Trans. & Strat. Partnerships, SAP APAC
Kirsten Porter, Principal, Rubicon Technology Partners
Eric Winsborrow, EVP Corp Strategy, Hitachi Wenco Mining Systems
Moderator: Mark White, VP, Corum Group
Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who’ve sold & how to prepare for an exit
John Owen, Chair, QSR International
Luc Pettet, Founder, Telescope.co
Dean Rosenhain, (Past) Director, Planet Software
Moderator: Dan Bernstein, EVP, Corum Group
4:20 – 4:45
Succession Planning: Selling During Troubled Times
Bruce Milne, CEO, Corum Group
Dan Bernstein, EVP, Corum Group