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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

REBROADCAST: GXS Europe 2020 Virtual

Jul 9, 2020



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


Corum Group

Nina Seghatoleslami

Senior Vice President

Project - A

Anton Waitz



Petrus Pennanen

CEO & Founder

Sonae IM

Miguel Bagulho

Head of Retail Tech Invesments

Hoxton Ventures

Hussein Kanji


Bizview Systems

Erik Lidman


Corum Group

Bruce Milne

Founder & CEO


Andrew Binstead

VP, Group M&A & Strategy


Benoit Junique

M&A, Corp Dev Lead

Navora Capital

Shawn McMorran

Founding Partner

The Riverside Company

Thomas Seddon

Principal, Origination

Corum Group

Timothy Goddard

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategies

InfoVest Systempartner

Arne Bergby

Former CEO & Owner

Draper Esprit

Vinoth Jayakumar



Daniel Keiper-Knorr


Corum Group

Jaber Tannay

Senior Vice President

Nice Systems

Hadar Keren

Dir. of Corp Dev.

Butterfly Ventures

Matti Kanninen

Managing Partner

Corum Group

Joel Espelien

Executive Director - Client Services

Corum Group

Richard Harris

Vice President


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