Sage Summit: CEO Stephen Kelly ignites passion at partner keynote

On the 25th July, Sage CEO Stephen Kelly kicked off the start of the 2016 Sage Summit at McCormick Place in Chicago. Kelly welcomed over 2,000 partners from around the world in a private morning keynote session.

He reaffirmed Sage’s commitment to its partners and revealed what’s to come in 2017. Partners were encouraged to ignite their passion and immerse themselves in the next few days at Sage Summit.

“We have a very clear vision: to become the clear leader in cloud accounting,” declared Kelly, who went on to outline the five pillars that underpin Sage’s strategy, including how to bring Sage employees and customers closer together.

Kelly also revealed Sage’s new partnership programme, the Sage CEO Circle, inviting 50 partner CEOs from around the world to join him in February 2017 on a private retreat in Costa Rica. Partner CEOs will spend four days with Stephen Kelly.

During Sage Summit, over 15,000 customers and prospects came to McCormick Place to hear inspiring sessions from celebrities and thought leaders and network.

Sage Summit is the biggest and best event for entrepreneurs around the world. Missed Sage Summit? Watch all the videos again here, and see and hear international celebrities and brilliant entrepreneurs deliver the following keynote presentations:

  • Sir Richard Branson: The magical Virgin business model applied: Architecting a brand that’s built to last
  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Zooey Deschanel: The giving economy: Why doing good is great for business
  • Robert Herjavec and Daymond John: Sink or swim: Surviving the sharks at the investment pitch
  • Ashton Kutcher and Yancey Strickler: Start-up to scale-up: Growing a purpose-driven business