Community Summit North America is thrilled to welcome some incredible speakers, thinkers and difference makers to the keynote stage in 2023! In a celebration of diversity, innovation, inclusion and the strength of community, this year your keynote is not delivered by one person telling their story, instead we have multiple folks sharing their tales of inspiration!
Check out the amazing line up below and be ready to experience what makes this community unlike any other!
Microsoft put a flag in the ground in early 2023 that AI would become the new computing platform, and the pace of innovation to make that prophecy true has been mind-numbing. The investment into OpenAI that has brought ChatGPT to the forefront of Dynamics, D365, Power Platform, and more as Copilot is redefining the modern workplace in front of our eyes. Join us as Alfredo Ramirez explains “Why Now is the Time for AI” to transform how we work, engage with customers, and streamline the processes that run our businesses.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Marilan Logan is in her 21st year with the Houston Texans and serves as the franchise's senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, managing all aspects of financial matters and payroll services for the Texans, Houston Texans Foundation and Lone Star Sports & Entertainment.
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Jeff Schmitz is entering his 19th season with the Houston Texans in 2020 and currently serves as vice president and chief information officer.
Schmitz, who joined McNair Interests in March 1997, held positions in the treasury and accounting departments before moving into the IT department as manager of information technology in 2001.
Senior Director Corporate IT
Bio: David Spencer has more than 27 years of experience with Mattress Firm spanning sales, loss prevention, franchising, operations, IT project management and now IT Support. David now utilizes his cross functional experience and relationships to support Mattress Firm HR, Real Estate, Marketing, Finance and Accounting departments with process and software optimization. He recently provided oversight to final Accounting conversion efforts from AX 2012 to Dynamics 365 in addition to implementation of SignUp Software’s ExFlow AP Automation Solution.
Quote: "The partnership with SignUp Software has allowed Mattress Firm to implement a web approval format and to greatly improve our large multi-line invoice processing performance. We anticipate further process improvements and optimization now that we have stabilized our F&O and AP Automation conversion(s)."
Bio: Olof Hedin has been Chief Executive Officer of SignUp Software since 2021. He joined SignUp initially as Executive Chairman and has previous experience in leading roles in various management settings at companies such as Permobil, Quant, Acado and Knowit.
About SignUp and ExFlow
Almost nine out of every ten finance leaders feel challenged by the lack of automation tools needed to alleviate repetitive tasks, according to Microsoft’s 2023 Future of Finance Trends report. Olof will discuss how ExFlow, the AP Automation Solution from SignUp Software, addresses this challenge for its customers on Microsoft Dynamics 365 FO and BC by automating daily Accounts Payable (AP) tasks.
Experienced Leader of Cross Functional Teams, Excels Translating Strategy into Action, Optimizing Systems, Implementing Technology, Managing Change, Solving Problems & Continuous Improvement
The keynote kicks off by introducing a new initiative called the “Community Summit Scholarship” in partnership with TechFluent where you will be introduced to 13 scholarship winners joining us at Summit this year to start their “user” journey.