SOURCE: BigMachines


October 04, 2011 09:00 ET

BigMachines to Bring Together Innovative Thought Leaders and Industry Experts for Its Seventh Annual BigIdeas Chicago Conference

Keynote Speakers Include Innovative Leaders From Fast Company, Oracle, and Okta

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - BigMachines, Inc., the global leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generator and B2B ecommerce, today announced the featured speakers for its BigIdeas Chicago 2011 customer and cloud conference, which will be held October 23 to 25, 2011 at the Swissôtel Chicago. BigIdeas has become one of the largest cloud innovation conferences where attendees share and learn best practices for increasing productivity and generating high value by streamlining their sales processes.

BigIdeas will feature the following keynote speakers:

  • David Bonnette, President, BigMachines, discussing the pillars of customer success
  • Kaihan Krippendorff, a blogger for Fast Company who has been featured in Business Week and Harvard Business Review, and is the author of three business strategy books, speaking on how to out-think the competition
  • Justin Shriber, Region Vice President, Oracle SaaS Applications Group, sharing lessons for sales teams to deliver strong results, even when times are tough
  • Peter Gaylord, Director of Product Marketing, Sales Cloud,, discussing how a Social Enterprise approach can improve your sales results -- and your bottom line
  • Frederic Kerrest, President and Co-Founder, Okta, sharing best practices for companies who are expanding their use of cloud apps within their organizations

"Delivering unmatched customer success is the mission for BigMachines. Period. This principle will resonate throughout our BigIdeas conference," said David Bonnette. "Many of our conference sessions will spotlight our customers' innovation and success in three core areas: driving and accelerating adoption of our solutions; increasing productivity; and generating valuable results. BigIdeas is a great opportunity to learn, share and take away insights that you can use to make an immediate impact on your business growth."

The BigIdeas Chicago conference will feature interactive sessions focused on solutions for B2B eCommerce, channel sales, product configuration, and proposal and contract generation, among other topics. In addition, a variety of training and certification opportunities are available to customers and partners of all skill levels. Conference attendees are also invited to a gala celebration at the House of Blues Chicago.

Conference sponsors will showcase their services and solutions in the BigIdeas Sponsor Expo and during conference sessions.

  • Platinum sponsors include Okta, Oracle and
  • Gold sponsors include Channelinsight, IBM, InsideView, PROS, Vendavo and Xactly.
  • Silver sponsors include Accenture, Cloud9, DocuSign, EDL Consulting, Lumographics and Pierce Washington.

Additional information about BigIdeas for attendees, media, and sponsors can be found at

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About BigMachines
BigMachines is the global leader in enabling B2B sales, helping companies sell more and sell faster. BigMachines' award-winning on-demand configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce software solutions empower sales across customers' channels by streamlining their sales processes from opportunity to order. Using BigMachines software, sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes and proposals, manage complex pricing, generate legal contracts, and manage orders. BigMachines offers extensive reporting capabilities and easily integrates to leading CRM and ERP systems, including those from, Oracle, Microsoft and SAP. BigMachines' rapidly growing customer base includes global leaders such as Kodak's GCG, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, and NTT Communications, as well as innovative growth companies such as Acme Packet. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Will Wiegler
    Vice President of Marketing
    BigMachines, Inc.
    Email Contact
    Phone: 224-515-3261

    Emily Trevallion
    PAN Communications
    Email Contact
    Phone: 617-502-4300