GXS Europe 2020 Virtual

Jun 25, 2020

GXS Europe 2020 Virtual

6:00 PM

11:00 PM


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.

2020 Top Ten Disruptive Tech Trends

VC Panel: Will your strategy get funded?

Tech Valuation Metrics: What are you worth?

Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?

Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who've sold.

Succession Planning: Selling during troubled times



CEO & Founder

Petrus Pennanen

Vice President

Richard Harris

Founding Partner

Shawn McMorran

Principal, Origination

Thomas Seddon

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategies

Timothy Goddard


Vinoth Jayakumar

Managing Partner

Matti Kanninen

Head of Retail Tech Invesments

Miguel Bagulho

Senior Vice President

Nina Seghatoleslami


Erik Lidman

Dir. of Corp Dev.

Hadar Keren


Hussein Kanji

Senior Vice President

Jaber Tannay

Executive Director - Client Services

Joel Espelien

VP, Group M&A & Strategy

Andrew Binstead


Anton Waitz

Former CEO & Owner

Arne Bergby

M&A, Corp Dev Lead

Benoit Junique

Founder & CEO

Bruce Milne


Daniel Keiper-Knorr




Login Grace Period


Welcome & Opening Remarks

         WFS: Barbara Momboeuf

       Conference Chair: Jon Scott, Corum Group (Platinum Sponsor)


2020 Top Ten Disruptive Technology Trends: Will they put you out of business?

        Jaber Tannay, Corum Group


VC Panel: Will your strategy get funded?

Matti Kanninen, Managing Partner – Butterfly Ventures

Vinoth Jayakumar, Partner – Draper Esprit

Hussein Kanji, Partner – Hoxton Ventures

Miguel Bagulho, Head of Retail Tech Investments – Sonae IM

Anton Waitz, Partner, Project-A

Daniel Keiper-Kerr, Partner - Speedinvest

         Moderator: Nina Seghatoleslami, SVP, Corum Group


Tech Valuations & COVID19: What is your company worth?

         Joel Espelien, Exec. Director, Corum Group


Short Break


Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?

Andrew Binstead, VP, Group M&A & Strategy - IFS

Shawn McMorran, Founding Partner - Navora Capital

Hadar Keren, Director, Corp. Dev. – Nice Systems

Thomas Seddon, Principal, Origination – Riverside Europe Partners LLP

Benoit Junique, M&A/Corp Dev Lead, Accenture

         Moderator: Richard Harris, Vice President, Corum Group


Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who’ve sold & how to prepare for an exit

Arne Bergby, Former CEO & Owner - InfoVest Systempartner

Erik Lidman, GM –  Bizview Systems AB acquired by insightsoftware

Petrus Pennanen, CEO - Leiki acquired by DoubleVerify

          Moderator: Julius Telaranta, Sr. Vice President, Corum Group


Succession Planning: Selling During Troubled Times

Bruce Milne, CEO, Corum Group

Daniel Bernstein, EVP, Corum Group