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Channel your inner Zuckerberg at this exclusive tech conference

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 28, 2017 7:48 am 910

The highly-anticipated tech gathering, Traction Conference, is hitting Vancouver on May 31 and June 1.

As a participant you can learn how to attain, keep, and grow revenues, along with customers. You’ll get to listen to founders and growth leaders from some of the world’s fastest growing tech companies.

Taking place over two days, Traction will feature industry talks by representatives from LinkedIn, Trello, Twilo, WeWork, and AppDynamics. So, if you’re an entrepreneur or business owner, you’ll want to check out this engaging event.

Traction is supported by Launch Academy along with Boast Capital and the tech-filled two-day schedule has just been announced. 

Here are some of the things you can expect:

Wednesday, May 31

Traction Conference at SFU Conference Centre – 580 West Hastings Street

1 pm:

  • Traction Conference registration and Traction workshops

2 pm:

  • Hacking SEO with Clayton Wood, CEO of Identity Labs – how to get your websites ranked at the top of Google search quickly
  • Automated sales pipeline with Greg Pietruszynski, CEO of Growbots – how to generate $1 million in new pipeline every month
  • How I built a 10,000 person community with only $2,000. How I use content marketing to schedule 20 demos with industry leaders every month with Josh Fechter, growth evangelist at Autopilot

4 pm:

  • Driving engagement with humour – how to craft and deliver a story and content that your audience will want to listen to with David Nihill, founder of FunnyBizz
  • Beyond product-market fit – how to use analytics to optimize your product and grow your customer base with Dan Olsen, author of Lean Product Playbook
  • Leveraging Facebook to drive revenue – from targeting to engagement to metrics with Dennis Yu, CTO of BlitzMetrics

7 pm: 

  • Traction Conference opening reception at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall Street

Thursday, June 1

Traction Conference at Sheraton Wall Centre – Grand Ballroom, 1088 Burrard Street

8 am: 

  • Breakfast and registration

9 am:

  • Opening remarks
  • How Atlassian has grown its high-velocity, low-touch sales model into an automated growth-hacking machine with Jay Simons, president at Atlassian
  • How to build a product that everyone loves with Techcrunch writer Frederic Lardinois and Trello CEO, Michael Pryor

10 am: 

  • The power couple playbook – Sales and marketing alignment with Meagen Eisenberg, CMO of MongoDB
  • How to grow and scale an enterprise business with Chris Farinacci, head of business at Asana, and Techcrunch writer, Frederic Lardinois

11 am: 

  • Driving explosive growth from email with Scott Heimes, CMO at Sendgrid
  • Igniting data-driven growth with Jay Heglar, chief strategy ffficer at Domo
  • Building a community of half a billion with Aatif Awan, Vice President of growth and international products at LinkedIn

12 pm: 

  • Growth secrets from Kabam’s journey to $800 million exit with Holly Liu, founder of Kabam

1 pm:

  • From $0 to billion at breakneck speed with Bloomberg tech and telecom reporter, Gerrit De Vynck, and CEO of Credit Karma, Ken Lin
  • The best worst job you’ll ever have with Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz

2 pm:

  • The Art of Contagious – How to build products that get users hooked with Elliot Shmukler, Vice President of product at Instacart and John Koetsier, mobile economist/writer with Forbes, VentureBeat, and TUNE
  • How to make KPIs work for you with Elena Verna, SVP of growth at SurveyMonkey
  • Setting up your growth team for success with Naomi Pilosof Ionita Vice President of growth at Invoice2Go

3 pm:

  • How Duolingo got to 170 million users for free with Gina Gotthilf, Vice President of growth at Duolingo
  • The TIO story: From idea to $233 million exit to PayPal with Hamed Shahbazi CEO at TIO Networks
  • Speech by Jim Szafranski COO of Prezi

4 pm:

  • How to build and scale a marketplace with Brian Rothenberg, Vice President of Marketing at Eventbrite
  • Design Thinking – The ultimate growth tool with Zack Onisko, CEO of Dribbble

5 pm:

  • The AppDynamics story: From idea to $3.7 billion with Jyoti Bansal, founder of AppDynamics
  • Closing remarks
6 pm: 
  • Traction Conference closing reception – brews, bites, and networking
10 pm: 
  • Traction Conference after party – location TBD

Traction Conference

When: May 31 to June 1
Where: Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard St
Price: $449 early bird tickets, register online

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Traction Conf Vancouver


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