Press Release: First Round of Speakers Announced for SAAS NORTH 2017!

OTTAWA, June 13, 2017 – SAAS NORTH announces the first round of it’s 2017 speakers, including SaaS stars from Shopify, Gainsight, Microsoft, Zapier, theBoardlist, Point Nine Capital, and Pipedrive to name a few.

We’re excited to have the best names in SaaS speaking at SAAS NORTH! We’re on a roll!

Some of our featured speakers:

Eron Kelly, Worldwide Productivity Sales, Microsoft

From traditional enterprise to SaaS: Microsoft’s transition has been a success, reporting a $23B Q3 revenue, led primarily by cloud services. Eron Kelly leads worldwide sales for enterprise productivity at Microsoft, a group that brings in $13B in annual sales for their SaaS offerings.


Wade Foster, CEO / Founder, Zapier

From 0 to 600,000+ users in three years, the democratisation of integrations, and a highly newsworthy decision to offer employees $10K to leave San Francisco. There’s a story to be told here and Zapier’s CEO and Founder, Wade Foster, is at SAAS NORTH to tell it.


Allison Pickens, Chief Customer Officer, Gainsight

In arms reach of unicorn status, Gainsight is likely to become the first billion-dollar startup in customer success. Who best to learn about their rise to the top of the world of customer success than their Chief Customer Officer, Allison Pickens.

Sukhinder Cassidy, Founder , Boardlist / Joyus

Named one of the Top 100 People in the Valley by Business Insider (2016, 2012); one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company (2017), a “Woman to Watch” by Forbes (2014), Fortune (2008) and Ad Age (2010); Techcrunch’s first General Management Fellow (2009); and one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley (2016, 2014, 2010). Need we say more? Oh, and she led Google’s APAC and LATAM expansion to 18 offices, in 103 countries, and a multi-billion dollar business.

Andrus Purde, CMO, PipeDrive

The Estonian Sales CRM company, Pipedrive, serves over 50,000 SMBs worldwide and is making a big push into global expansion with their latest round of funding. Their Chief Marketing Officer and Skype alumni, Andrus Purde will share their road to 50,000 customers.

Hunter Madeley, Chief Sales Officer, Hubspot

From $300k to $3M in six months, from $1M to $10M in less than five quarters, and a run rate of $200M plus, Hubspot is a sales powerhouse with Chief Sales Officer, Hunter Madeley at the helm.

Louis Coppey, VC, Point Nine Capital

16 successful exits, 2 IPOs and numerous global SaaS brands, including, Zendesk, Algolia, and Unbounce to name a few, Point Nine Capital is a SaaS powerhouse. An Associate at Point Nine Capital, Christoph Janz’ partner in SaaS, an engineer and an MIT trained business leader, Louis Coppey knows SaaS.

The rest of our amazing speakers:

Tope Awotona, CEO / Founder, CALENDLY

Janet Bannister, Partner, REAL VENTURES

Patrick Campbell, CEO / Founder, PRICE INTELLIGENTLY

Andrew Christensen, Partner, ARTHUR VENTURES

Bruce Croxon, Managing Partner, ROUND 13 Capital

Igor Faletski, CEO / Founder, Mobify

Jessica Galang, Editor, BETAKIT

Oli Gardner, Co-founder, UNBOUNCE


Jennifer Li, CEO, MUSEFIND

Amber Mac, Media Personality, BLOOMBERG / FAST COMPANY

Lincoln Murphy, Managing Partner, SIXTEEN VENTURES

David Priemer, SVP Sales, INFLUITIVE

Michael Serbinis, CEO, LEAGUE

Bob Vaez, CEO/ Founder, EVENTMOBI

Mike Woollatt, CEO, CVCA


Get your SAAS NORTH Super Early bird tickets at for $795 while quantities last.

SAAS NORTH is Canada’s SaaS Conference designed to connect the top SaaS professionals to learn, network and grow. Fueled by tactical, actionable content and impactful networking, SAAS NORTH is generating Canada’s playbook for scaling a SaaS company.

The only Canadian Incubator and Accelerator that focuses exclusively on Enterprise SaaS and cloud start-ups. With established relationships with the investment community at large, the goal is to support a deal flow of fundable Enterprise SaaS startup companies in Canada.

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Meena Sandhu

SAAS NORTH Conference Director