SaaStr: Why You Should Attend (& Apply to Speak at the Event)!

I have attended SaaStr for the past two years (2016 & 2017) and can’t recommend it enough for anyone starting a company, thinking about starting a company or who simply wants to learn how successful leaders are building their teams.

If you are interested in speaking and sharing your success story and tips at the event, it may be too late for 2018 but you should definitely apply for 2019!

I had the opportunity to speak on a panel about the “Secrets of Negative Net Churn.”Here is the Transcript of the session with myself, Nick Mehta of Gainsight, Catherine Blackmore of Oracle, and Maria Pergolino of Anaplan.

It was not only a learning experience, (they offered excellent coaching on speaking in front of large audiences), but also a fun way to network and meet people from all over the world who have the same hunger and drive to build, scale, lead, fail and try again.

The event has grown year-over-year and 2018 is surely not to disappoint. You can find out more about the San Francisco, February 6-8, event here. Some great speakers lined up!

See you at SaaStrAnnual?

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Published by Customer Growth Advisor

Emilia D'Anzica is the founder of Customer Growth Advisors. The company was acquired by Winning By Design in December 2018. She is a senior technology business leader with nearly 20 years of delivering customer outcomes. Leveraging extensive comprehension of and talent for customer success transformation, Emilia is a valuable asset for tech, e-retail, recruitment, HR, communications, and telecom industries seeking expert assistance with digital transformation, building a customer success team from scratch, customizing professional services, creating exceptional company cultures, and establishing scalable operations and processes. Prior to launching her own consulting firm, she was the Vice President of Customer Engagement at WalkMe™ for three years where she built the customer success team and customer marketing team across four global locations. The team won a 2016 Customer Service Award from Stevie's as a result of her transformational work. Previously, Emilia served as a Director of Customer Success for both BrightEdge and Jobvite, scaling programs and teams globally. Emilia has been recognized as one of the “Top-25 Customer Success Influencers” and a 'Top 100 Customer Success Strategists' by Mindtouch. She was also recently named as one of the '7 most influential women in Customer Sucess'. Emilia has served as public school board member and part of a Parent Action Coalition in San Francisco, making a lifetime commitment to supporting public schools because it was those teachers who had the largest impact on her future. In addition, Emilia served on two SaaS advisory boards, Crowdvocate, and Catalyst, and has been on other boards over the past decade. Emilia holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), with Honors Distinction, from Saint Mary’s College of California. She focused on global strategy and competition. She attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Canadian Studies Major, and a Social History Minor, from the University of British Columbia. You can contact Emilia at

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