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

Monday

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 big sales to Fortune 500 and Global 500 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 salesforce.com for $2.5 billion.

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

Tuesday

A panel of four successful entrepreneurs share their secrets of  how to make your idea more likely to receive funding

Wednesday

A panel of four successful entrepreneurs share their secrets of how to profitably grow your business.

Thursday

A panel of four successful entrepreneurs share how to sustain your growth in challenging times

Friday

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