Wrike Announces Full Event Agenda Featuring New Customer Speakers; Appoints New President and CRO

October 19, 2023

Leading work management platform brings customer voices to life with packed Collaborate 2023 conference agenda

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 19, 2023 - Wrike, the most powerful work management platform, is expanding its executive leadership team and, in addition, announced new customer speakers on its Collaborate 2023 event agenda, including spokespeople from Visa Acceptance Solutions, Minnesota Vikings, MilliporeSigma, and Syneos Health. Wrike’s conference for modern work efficiency is designed to help teams deliver exceptional outcomes in a challenging macroeconomic environment, and will offer attendees insights and best practices from organizations that use Wrike every day. 

Wrike research found that 80% of employees say a single source of truth will improve cross-team collaboration and their efficiency at work. Collaborate attendees will hear directly from Wrike customers across a wide range of industries who already rely on collaborative work management technology to reduce wasted efforts, increase visibility and alignment, and drive business outcomes.

Wrike customers will tell their stories through a variety of presentation formats, including a customer panel, a one-on-one fireside chat, and breakout sessions. Recently added sessions include: 

  • Customer Fireside Chat with Kasey Schmidt, Marketing Technology Lead, Visa Acceptance Solutions:  As a driver of marketing operations, technology implementations, and more at Visa Acceptance Solutions, Kasey has an insightful story to share on Visa’s implementation of Wrike and how it’s prioritizing technologies in a time of efficiency. Join her and Jessica Wooding to unveil the remarkable accomplishments Visa achieved with Wrike’s power.
  • The Power of Collaborative Flexibility for Marketing Teams: Explode into creative action with Caitlin Henry, Project Manager at Minnesota Vikings, to learn how they’ve scaled using Wrike. In a conversation with Kate Sessoms, Caitlin will discuss everything from automating complex project kickoffs to collaborating cross-departmentally, highlighting the countless ways this football team depends on Wrike every day. 
  • Customer Panel: Embracing Efficiency for the Road Ahead: Cross the Collaborate finish line with George Kuruvilla as he steers an exhilarating conversation between Sherrie Besecker of Syneos Health, Kevin Thalacker of MilliporeSigma, and Richard Blatcher of Wrike. Together, they will explore unparalleled stories of cross-functional deployment, insights on macroeconomic trends, methods for long-term efficiency, and more!  

Attendees will also hear directly from leaders at Wrike, including recently appointed President and CRO, Brian Nourani. Leading the Sales and CSO department, Brian is regularly engaged with some of Wrike’s largest customers. Prior to his current role, Brian was CRO at Khoros, a digital customer engagement platform, and formerly SVP of Global Sales at Wrike. This has granted him a deep understanding of modern work challenges and how digital workplace solutions can address those challenges for customers. Brian will take the stage alongside Wrike CMO, Esther Flammer, to discuss how organizations are leveraging Wrike to dramatically improve efficiency, new and upcoming work management and AI innovations, and how these innovations will shape modern work.

“Organizations are facing immense pressure to demonstrate results and increase operational efficiency,” said Nourani. “But despite economic uncertainties, IT budgets are on the rise, and there is an increased appetite to combat visibility challenges. The time is truly now for collaborative work management. I’m excited to be returning to Wrike, speaking at Collaborate, and helping more teams get up and running on the platform.” 

Collaborate 2023 takes place from November 8-9, 2023. Register here for this virtual event and to view the full event agenda. 

About Wrike

Wrike is the most powerful work management platform. Built for teams and organizations looking to collaborate, create, and exceed every day, Wrike brings everyone and all work into a single place to remove complexity, increase productivity, and free people up to focus on their most purposeful work. With unmatched power, versatility, and intuitiveness, Wrike is the only work management solution an organization will ever need to scale, optimize, and move fast in a competitive world. More than 20,000 happy customers power their future and come together in Wrike, including The Estée Lauder Companies, Hootsuite, Nielsen, Ogilvy, Siemens, and Tiffany & Co. Wrike is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit www.wrike.com.