Below is information on the keynote speakers and panel discussions for this year’s Innovation Rodeo.


Learn how to develop a sales and marketing system that scouts, hunts and harvests Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies with business development expert, Barbara Weaver Smith.

Barbara Weaver Smith, from Scottsdale, Arizona, is the Founder and CEO of The Whale Hunters.

For over 20 years Barbara has helped many small and mid-sized B2B companies grow faster by making bigger sales to larger companies.

As a result, some of her past customers have been acquired for billions of dollars including Ariba to SAP for $4.3 billion and Exact Target to for $2.5 billion.

Barbara is the co-author of Whale Hunting and author of Whale Hunting with Global Accounts, the “Large Account Sales Expert” for the Sales Experts Channel on BrightTalk, a contributor to Top Sales World, and member of Women Sales Pros.


A panel of four successful entrepreneurs share their experiences of buying and selling a business.


A panel of four successful entrepreneurs share their secrets of how to get new customers faster.


A panel of four successful entrepreneurs share how to successfully export your products or services.


A special guest speaker (TBA) will share the secrets of how they grow their business into a large established company.