Cleo Connect 2019: Evolve

We had a fantastic Cleo Connect 2019!  Over 140 customer, prospect, and partner attendees came together to experience 45 sessions of content.  We had 7 customer/partner speakers, 3 keynotes, and 5 networking events.

Our attendees walked away with enhanced product knowledge, new relationships within the Cleo ecosystem, and being more equipped to get a higher ROI out of their Cleo Integration Cloud investments.

Cleo Connect 2019 Logo

Cleo Connect 2019 Recap

• Three days of learning, networking and thought leadership

• New experiences, fun gatherings, and much more

Keynote Speakers:

Sam Hinkie: Former President and GM, Philadelphia 76ers

In 2013 Hinkie took over as the steward of the Philadelphia 76ers and repositioned the franchise's future in just three seasons by acquiring record numbers of talented young players and draft picks. The innovative Sixers front office was named by ESPN as the top team in professional sports for their use of analytics. Today, Hinkie is a Lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where he co-teaches several courses.

Sam Hinkie Will be a keynote speaker at Cleo Connect 2019

Charles Araujo: Principal Analyst, Intellyx

Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He is a regular contributor to and has been quoted or published in Time, InformationWeek, CIO Insight, NetworkWorld, Computerworld, USA Today, and Forbes.

Charles Araujo is a keynote speaker at Cleo Connect 2019

Mahesh Rajasekharan, Cleo President & CEO

In his annual update for customers and partners, Rajasekharan spoke to his marketplace vision for ecosystem integration and explained how Cleo is helping companies leverage Cleo Integration Cloud to evolve their businesses and stay competitive in the era of digital transformation.  As companies mature and modernize their IT strategies, Cleo’s playbook for success is helping guide them every step of the way.  How do you assess where you are today? What capabilities are needed to achieve the business outcomes you strive for?  And where do you need to be in the future?  Simply put, no matter where you are in your evolution, Cleo has the solutions and expertise to guide you forward.

Mahesh Rajasekharan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleo
A Summary of Cleo Connect Events

Monday, October 7 – Welcome Reception

We officially kicked off this year’s event at our Welcome Reception on Monday evening. It was an evening of great food, drinks, and networking.

Cleo Connect Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 8 – Special Event

We spent Tuesday evening in the Florida wilderness at Wild Florida, a Wildlife Park in the Headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Here, we enjoyed dinner, private airboat tours, animal meet and greets, and more!

Cleo Connect Special Event

Wednesday, October 9 – Free Night

Our last night was open for guests to spend however they pleased. Some relaxed at the pool or played golf, & others took the resort shuttle to one of the Disney Parks, which was just a few miles away.

Cleo Connect Free Night

"Cleo Connect is a great opportunity for me as a Cleo user to learn more about the platform and the roadmap, and to bounce ideas off other customers and learn how they’re using it. It’s a well-run event that’s worth the time, and we really learned a lot about what ecosystem integration means and its value to businesses like ours."

Chip Gaetano

IT Director, Cleo Connect 2018 attendee and panelist, Evenflo