Transforming Sage Intacct Advantage 2020
As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, we have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and other health authorities. Given the current uncertainty around travel and social gatherings, we will not be going ahead with Advantage 2020 in its format from prior years. As a precautionary measure, putting the safety and well-being of our customers, partners, vendors, and colleagues as our top priority, we have made the decision to focus Sage Intacct Advantage on virtual experiences in October.
While we don’t yet know what things will look like in six months, we also understand that it may take a while to “get back to normal”. Even if restrictions are not in place in October, many of you may not yet feel ready to travel. We want to make sure that all our customers and partners who want to participate in the conference can do so without worrying about COVID-19 impacts.
Advantage has always been a highlight of the year and a special opportunity to come together with our community to share successes, be inspired, learn what’s new and connect with new and long-time friends. By making this decision early, we will have plenty of time to reimagine Advantage and the way we share information and engage with each other.
Our pre-conference Partner Summit and partner training sessions will be cancelled with information being distributed through other channels and further updates to be provided during our Partner Summit event in Spring 2021.
We are excited to plan and shape Advantage 2020 to bring fun, innovative and educational virtual experiences to our dedicated community of customers, partners and colleagues. We are looking forward to connecting again face-to-face in 2021.
Marc Linden has more than 30 years of finance, business strategy, and general management experience. As EVP and General Manager, Medium Segment Native Cloud Solutions, Marc leads both the Sage Intacct and Sage People organizations – Sage’s native cloud solutions. One of Sage Intacct’s longest tenured leaders with more than 10 years of service, he was the CFO of Intacct prior to the acquisition by Sage. Prior to Sage Intacct, Marc spent four years as CFO for Mirapoint, Inc., a leader in secure appliance solutions for messaging. He served as general manager of Openwave's messaging business unit. Marc came to Openwave from the unified messaging company Onebox, where he was CFO, and was instrumental in the sale of Onebox to Phone.com for $850M. He has held positions in corporate development and planning at Octel, served as vice president of business development and CFO for Global Village / OneWorld. His career began in technology practice at McKinsey & Company. Marc holds an economics degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.