Day 1
10A - 10:50A EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Kison Patel, CEO of DealRoom
Dr. Karl-Michael Popp, Senior Director Corporate Business Development and Ecosystem at SAP

The Future of M&A

11A-11:50A EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Ben Sutton, Senior Manager - Corporate Development at NCR Corporation
Scott Kaeser, Executive VP Corporate Development - US Security Services at GardaWorld
Sean Corcoran, SVP of Corporate Development & M&A at Neustar, Inc.

Aligning Strategy with your M&A Process

12P - 12:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Stacy Hendricks, Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal
Carlos Cesta, Vice President Corporate Development at Presidio
Javid Moosaji, Global Head of Partner Channels | Partner Solutions & Platform Transformation at Travelex

Leading M&A with Integration

1P - 1:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Rima Franklin, President at Franklin Consulting Services
Russ Hartz, VP of Corporate Development at ANSYS, Inc
Dan Menge, Sr Director/Head of M&A Integration at Xilinx

Standing-up a Corporate Development Function

2P - 2:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
PJ Patel, Co-CEO & Senior Managing Director at Valuation Research Corporation (VRC)
Brian Buchert, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and M&A at Church & Dwight

Avoiding Valuation Surprises in Accounting for M&A Transactions

3P - 3:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Kison Patel, CEO and Founder of DealRoom
Devorah Bertucci, Director Corporate Development at Microsoft
Kim Jones, Sr HR M&A Manager at Microsoft

Bridging the Gap between Corporate Development and Integration

4P - 4:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Jonathan Shiery, Director at Guidehouse
Bill Clarkin, Head, Mergers & Acquisitions at BMO Financial Group

How to Modernize IMO / Building a Synergy Plan that Actually Delivers

5P - 5:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Jill Harrison, VP of Silverline Ventures
Cole Breidenbach, Head of M&A Integration at Okta
Josh Olson, Head of Experience Solutions Sales - Americas at VMware
Amy Gannaway, Vice President, Global Compensation, Benefits and HRIS at VMware

Positive Employee Experience is Key to Successful M&A

6P - ?
Topic:
Moderator:
Anish Mitra

Comedy Show - M&A Bloopers

Anish Mitra stand-up comedian and ex-Goldman Sachs banker leads happy hour with a comedy show followed by an open mic about M&A's biggest bloopers. The open mic segment will not be recorded.

Carlos Cesta, PJ Patel, Klint Kendrick, Sallie Cunningham, Jill Harrison, Scott Kaeser, Sean Corcoran
Day 2
10A - 10:50A EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Zoe Bogan, M&A Integration Professional, Diversity & Inclusion Champion
Ben de Haldevang, Partner at The Agile Gorilla
David Boyd, Partner at The Agile Gorilla

Why Everything You’ve ever been told about Integration is Wrong

11A - 11:50A EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Valeria Strappa, Managing Director, Healthcare Integration Leader at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jonathan Shiery, Director at Guidehouse

21 Dimensions to Cultural Integration

12P - 12:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Galina Wolinetz, Managing Director at Virtas Partners M&A Integration | Separations
Josh Beggs, Field CTO at Dell Technologies
Jillian Kaebel-Sisk, HR - Global Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Manager at Caterpillar Inc
Nitin Kumar, Chief Executive Officer at Appnomic

Lessons Learned from Large Scale Divestitures

1P - 1:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Laura Lane, GTM Strategy and Execution | Chief of Staff | M&A
Kimberly Baird, Corporate Development Integration Lead at Cisco
Dawn White, Manager, M&A Integration - Corporate Development at Corning Incorporated

Virtualizing the People Experience during Integration

2P - 2:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Kison Patel, CEO and Founder of DealRoom
Christina Amiry, Head of M&A Strategic Operations, Integration at Atlassian
Steve Elliott, Head of Jira Align at Atlassian

Making Integration Successful from Both Sides of the Deal

3P- 3:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Klint C. Kendrick, Director, Mergers & Acquistions at Oracle
Sallie Cunningham, HR Executive, Integration Leader at Cytiva (formerly GE Life Sciences)
Keith Dunbar, Managing Partner at JKD Talent Solutions

Tone at the Top - Intersection of Leadership and Culture in M&A

4P - 4:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Kison Patel, CEO and Founder of DealRoom
Toby Tester, Senior Consultant & Project Manager at BTD

Post Merger Innovation: Don't Just Integrate, Innovate!

5P - 5:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Gwen Pope, Go-to-Market M&A Lead at Google
James Harris, Principal, Corporate Development Integration at Google
Kash Ahuja, Senior Program Manager, M&A Integration at Google

Keeping Teams Aligned during M&A Integration

6P - ?
Topic:
Moderator:
Steve Coghlan,VP of Corporate Development at Flex
Jim Ackerman, VP of Corporate Development at Flex

M&A War Stories (Chatham House Rules)

Steve Coghlan and Jim Ackerman lead this open mic story telling session about some of the wild, crazy and unique surprises that come up during M&A. This session will not be recorded.

Carlos Cesta, Al Ansari, Galina Wolinetz, PJ Patel, Justin Goldman, Isaac Lund, Peter Clyne, Rima Franklin, Kevin Robbins, Michael Frankel, Sallie Cunningham
10A - 10:50A EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Zoe Bogan, M&A Integration Professional, Diversity & Inclusion Champion
Ben de Haldevang, Partner at The Agile Gorilla
David Boyd, Partner at The Agile Gorilla

Why Everything You’ve ever been told about Integration is Wrong

11A - 11:50A EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Valeria Strappa, Managing Director, Healthcare Integration Leader at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jonathan Shiery, Director at Guidehouse

21 Dimensions to Cultural Integration

12P - 12:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Galina Wolinetz, Managing Director at Virtas Partners M&A Integration | Separations
Josh Beggs, Field CTO at Dell Technologies
Jillian Kaebel-Sisk, HR - Global Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Manager at Caterpillar Inc
Nitin Kumar, Chief Executive Officer at Appnomic

Lessons Learned from Large Scale Divestitures

1P - 1:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Laura Lane, GTM Strategy and Execution | Chief of Staff | M&A
Kimberly Baird, Corporate Development Integration Lead at Cisco
Dawn White, Manager, M&A Integration - Corporate Development at Corning Incorporated

Virtualizing the People Experience during Integration

2P - 2:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Kison Patel, CEO and Founder of DealRoom
Christina Amiry, Head of M&A Strategic Operations, Integration at Atlassian
Steve Elliott, Head of Jira Align at Atlassian

Making Integration Successful from Both Sides of the Deal

3P- 3:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Klint C. Kendrick, Director, Mergers & Acquistions at Oracle
Sallie Cunningham, HR Executive, Integration Leader at Cytiva (formerly GE Life Sciences)
Keith Dunbar, Managing Partner at JKD Talent Solutions

Tone at the Top - Intersection of Leadership and Culture in M&A

4P - 4:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Kison Patel, CEO and Founder of DealRoom
Toby Tester, Senior Consultant & Project Manager at BTD

Post Merger Innovation: Don't Just Integrate, Innovate!

5P - 5:50P EST
Topic:
Moderator:
Gwen Pope, Go-to-Market M&A Lead at Google
James Harris, Principal, Corporate Development Integration at Google
Kash Ahuja, Senior Program Manager, M&A Integration at Google

Keeping Teams Aligned during M&A Integration

6P - ?
Topic:
Moderator:
Steve Coghlan,VP of Corporate Development at Flex
Jim Ackerman, VP of Corporate Development at Flex

M&A War Stories (Chatham House Rules)

Virtualizing the People Experience during Integration

Laura Lane
Kimberly Baird
Dawn White
11A - 11:50A