Upcoming Alliance Roundtables

The core of the Alliance will always be our private, invitation-only Alliance groups which meet regularly throughout Northern California. In addition to our private groups, the Alliance created a series of Alliance Roundtables to enable Alliance members to meet other Alliance members who share something in common – such as their industry, their executive roles, phase of business (high-growth, transitions, etc.) or a topic of interest. You can check out our upcoming Alliance Roundtables below. If you would like to be invited, contact us.

Roundtable:  Alliance Software Companies
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Automation Anywhere, San Jose

The Alliance brings leaders of software companies together in our Alliance Software Roundtable. Members in this sector are invited to discuss their challenges in high-level, direct, candid discussions.

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Roundtable:  Alliance Family Businesses
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: R. F. MacDonald Company, Hayward

The Alliance brings leaders who run companies which include more than one family member together in our Alliance "Family Business" Roundtable. Members in this sector are invited to discuss their challenges in high-level, direct, candid discussions.

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Alliance Roundtable: How to Use Innovative Pricing Models as a Strategic Lever
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Sharks Sports & Entertainment, San Jose

Powerhouse companies are using innovative pricing models as a strategic lever, and you should consider it too. Learn the inside story of how the San Jose Sharks made seat pricing dynamic and digitized the Shark Tank. Hear how top Amazon sellers captured the “buy box” by adjusting price several times each hour. Get the inside scoop on how Amazon introduced predictive inventory to have high-demand products and price them to make money. 

You’ve seen this all around you. Airline and hotel pricing is dynamic. Airlines broke out value elements and now charge for them (baggage, seat choice and more). Uber rates shift with local supply and demand. How could you think differently about not just your pricing levels, but how often you can reprice your products and services? Gain insights from peers about pricing in your own company.  We're bringing together Alliance executives who are at the forefront of many of the hottest technology trends for a closed-door panel followed by our private roundtable discussions. Our panel is just part of the expertise in the room - many of our Alliance Members are leaders in a wide range of cutting-edge technologies as well. Our panelists include:

  • John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer of the San Jose Sharks will talk about their recent shift to digital ticketing and the newly digitized SAP Stadium, allowing for dynamic ticket pricing. Hear about the results first hand.
  • Neda Tabatabaie, VP Business Intelligence, San Jose Sharks.  In her third season with the Sharks, Neda is responsible for devising, developing, implementing and guiding the overall business strategy initiatives for the organization through the use of data and analytics.
  • Brian Elliott, General Manager of Google Express, is an expert in online marketplaces and marketplace pricing models. At Monsoon, Brian offered a dynamic pricing tool which helped large merchants win the Amazon buy box on key pages. He has deep knowledge of marketplace pricing strategies, used by Amazon, Google, eBay and others.
  • Sean Moran, CRO for Curbside has worked with leading retailers over 25 years as they developed digital media programs, ecommerce capabilities and mobile click & collect programs. Sean has worked with Amazon on a predictive inventory program, Walmart on in-store media programs and Disney on personalized shopping.

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