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 Solutions, Marc leads Sage's teams focused on medium-sized businesses across the globe--including Sage Intacct, Sage People, and Sage X3, among others. Previously, Marc spent 10 years as the CFO of Intacct prior to its acquisition by Sage. Prior to Intacct, Marc spent time in senior roles at Mirapoint, Inc., Openwave, Onebox, Octel, and 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.