Cleo Connect 2018

Join us at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville from Oct. 16-19.

Cleo Connect 2018

Cleo Connect is a chance for customers to collaborate with peers and Cleo integration experts to share best practices and tips for meeting emerging integration requirements.

During this event, you will learn about features in the latest Cleo software updates, insights on scaling integration use cases, and get a sneak peak of the future of the Cleo Integration Cloud and how it will enhance the way you do business.

What you’ll experience at Cleo Connect 2018:

  • Technical sessions that cover a wide range of tips for Cleo integration products
  • One-on-one workshops with Cleo product, services and engineering teams
  • Customer round-table perspectives
  • Networking opportunities with peers, Cleo executives and staff

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Cleo Connect

Oct. 16-19, 2018

Featured Keynote Speakers

Billy Beane
Billy Beane

Moneyball in Business — Winning with Data Analytics

Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Billy Beane has molded the Oakland Athletics into one of professional baseball’s most consistent winners since taking over as General Manager following the 1997 season.

Beane shattered traditional MLB beliefs that big payrolls equated wins by implementing a statistical methodology that led the Oakland A’s, one of the worst teams in baseball with one of the lowest payrolls, to six American League West Division Titles.

That strategic methodology has come to be known as the Moneyball philosophy, named for the bestselling book and Oscar nominated film chronicling Beane’s journey from General Manager to hero to celebrated management genius. Most recently, Beane was named Major League Baseball Executive of the Year for the second time by Baseball America in 2013 (first earned in 2002).

Today, Billy Beane’s “Moneyball” philosophy has been adopted by organizations of all sizes, across all industries, as a way to more effectively, efficiently, and profitably manage their assets, talent, and resources. He has helped to shape the way modern businesses view and leverage big data and employ analytics for long-term success.

Beane conveys his innovative, winning style of management and leadership, which involves utilizing analytics to identify undervalued assets to create and sustain a competitive advantage. By striking parallels between baseball and business, Beane inspires audiences across industries (including healthcare, insurance, finance, etc.) with his unforgettable winning underdog story.

There will be a Meet and Greet opportunity with Mr. Beane directly after his keynote session on Wednesday afternoon.

Keith Guttridge
Keith Guttridge

Gartner Analyst – Keith Guttridge

Keith Guttridge is a Research Director in the Application Architecture, Infrastructure and Integration group. Mr. Guttridge’s focus for integration technologies is on-premises ESB suites, message-oriented middleware (MOM) and integration platform as a service (iPaaS) for integrating packaged applications such as CRM, ERP and SaaS, as well as custom applications such as web and mobile. From an architecture perspective, he focuses on MASA, SOA and EDA. He also covers organizational issues for integration, including integration competency centers (ICCs), integration strategy groups (ISGs) and centers of excellence (COEs).

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Guttridge was responsible for the middleware technology strategy and roadmap at Visa Europe. He also worked as an integration architect on a large number of high-volume, card processing systems. Prior to that, he worked at IBM, initially as a developer on IBM integration products and finally as a consultant for the full IBM integration suite.

Mr. Guttridge holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from University of Hull, as well as a P.G.Dip. in Software Engineering from Oxford University

Cleo Connect Events

Tuesday, October 16

Welcome Reception

We will officially kick off this year’s event at our Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening. Please join us for an evening of great food, drinks, and live music.

Wednesday, October 17

Special Dinner Event

On Wednesday evening, we’re giving you a taste of the south in a private party at Jack Daniels Pub, located within the Gaylord Opryland. Our menu will feature a buffet of Southern favorites, a whiskey tasting, and, of course, more live music.

Thursday, October 18

Free Night

Our last night is open for you to spend however you choose. You might want to explore all that Opryland has to offer, or maybe you want to check out downtown Nashville. Cleo will be providing shuttle transportation to and from Broadway, Nashville’s entertainment district, throughout the evening.


What did customers think of past events?

“Fantastic experience with great resources and knowledge available.”

— Stuart M.

“I felt the event was very well produced and executed. The staff on hand was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. It was very helpful to meet many of the people we have only met by voice over the telephone. That helped increase the value of our relationship with the company.”

— Scott H.

“Very well done. I enjoyed the conference and the topics and the outings that were planned for the week.”

— Beverly R.


Cleo would like to thank this year’s sponsors.

Travel Information

Hotel info and registration

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive

Nashville, TN 37214

Google Map

Nearest Airport: Nashville International Airport — 9 miles

Map, Transportation and Parking: Click here to see more

The Gaylord Opryland


High-level agenda

Below is a high-level overview of the Cleo Connect agenda. All times below are subject to change.

Tuesday, October 16th

Time Event
6-9 p.m. Welcome reception

Wednesday, October 17th

Time Event
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Breakout sessions
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1-5 p.m. Breakout sessions
6-9 p.m. Special event

Thursday, October 18th

Time Event
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Breakout sessions
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1-5 p.m. Breakout sessions

Friday, October 19th

Time Event
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Breakout sessions
11:30 – 12 p.m. Lunch
12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Breakout sessions


Cleo Connect 2018 schedule of events

Click here to view the schedule. Keep checking back for more info to be added as we get closer to the event.


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