Meeting of The Minds 2017 - Connections

San Diego CA

Feb 23 - 26, 2017

90 Minds Mission: To Provide 90 Minds Members with Quality Opportunities to Learn, Share, and Grow.

Our 6th Annual Meeting of the Minds - Making Connections!!

As in the past, we will be having two tracks (technical and business). Here are some of the possible sessions that are being considered:

  • Road Ahead
    • Sage 100/100c
    • Acumatica
    • xTuple
  • Consulting Strategies
    • Is it Sales Consulting or Business Consulting?
    • How do we stay relevant as consultants?
    • Where are things headed and how do we adapt?
  • Sage Payroll Deep Dive
  • Contracts, Clauses and Common Legal Mistakes
  • SQL Server Management Studio - Tips & Tricks
  • SQL vs. Providex?
  • Dynamics 365
  • SalesForce Overview

 Proposed Events:

  • Thursday Night Meet & Greet at the hotel 5:30 to 7:30 on the bay
  • Breakfast at 6:30am  Acqua Restaurant
  • Friday Sessions 8:00 to 5:00
  • Friday Night Luau with after Dinner Show. Cocktails start at 6:30pm 
  • Breakfast at 6:30am  Acqua Restaurant
  • Saturday Sessions 8:00 to 5:00
  • Saturday Night Dinner in Old Town, transportation provided leaving from hotel at 6:15pm

Pre-Conference Events:

  • Strategic Leadership Association: 4 Disciplines of the Professional Practitioner - with Carl Gould
    • February 22-23, 2017, 9-5 Day 1; 9-2 Day 2
    • For more information, please contact: Angela Talano, Executive Director (920) 268-1220, 
  • Acumatica: How does it compare to Sage 100/100c?
      • February 23, 2017, 1-5 PM 
      • Session Title: Join us to learn more about Acumatica!
      • Description: If you’ve been hearing a lot about Acumatica recently from your peers, attend this session to learn what all the buzz is about. We’ve put together a great agenda in anticipation of what would be of greatest interest to the 90 Minds members!
      • Competitive Landscape: Acumatica differentiators compared to other products including Sage 100, Intacct, and NetSuite
      • Product Demo: See what’s new in Acumatica 6 and what sets us apart from the other products
      • Technology Overview: If you do any development, don’t miss the xRP platform overview including mobile app development capabilities
      • Partner Program: Acumatica differentiators relative to our business model, program benefits/requirements, generous margins, enablement and support
      • Transforming your Practice: Best practices for transitioning from an on-prem to a subscription-based model
      • Partner Panel: Hear from your peers during a lively and interactive panel discussion and Q & A session


We are offering Early Bird rates on tickets until mid-December (12/16/16). After that, ticket prices will be increased. See above Ticket Price window.

  • MOTM Conference fees include lunches during conference and admission to the events on Friday and Saturday.
  • Breakfast vouchers will be provided for hotel guests
  • There are guest tickets available for evening events for guests not attending the conference but want to join us for evening activities. The price is $200 for both nights.



Cancellation Policy:

Admission is non-transferable except to another attendee from a 90 Minds member firm. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the event entitled to a full refund minus $250 administration fee. No cancellations accepted within 30 days of the event. No refunds or credit allowed for no shows. If 90 Minds cancels the event, we will provide a full refund. In no event will we be responsible for airfare or hotel due to cancellation.

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Joni Girardi

CEO, DataSelf Analytics

Bio: DataSelf Analytics is an enterprise-level analytics platform designed for every business intelligence user. We start with mature technology, such as Tableau for data discovery and visualization, DataSelf’s own data warehouse, and Microsoft BI for the back-end. Then we simplify where necessary, and we amplify by integrating everything and adding our 5000-plus templates for reports, dashboards, and KPIs. DataSelf has preconfigured solutions for system such as Acumatica and several other mId-market ERP and CRM systems. For more information:

Tom Costa

Partner Enablement & Presales Specialist, Acumatica

Bio: Tom Costa is a business management software expert with more than 30 years of industry experience. He has worked for SAP, INFOR, SAGE and Great Plains Software, specializing in solutions for small to midsized enterprises. He continually works with partners to assist them in presenting solutions to their prospects.

Wayne Schulz

Consultant, Schulz Consulting

Bio: I consult on Sage 100 + Sage 100cloud, write about related news and tech topics on my blog which was seen by 72,000 people last year, manage a 4,800+ member Sage 100 LinkedIn group, publish a weekly Sage 100 email newsletter to 1,050+ users.

Alnoor Cassim

Director of Programming and Technical Services, xkzero

Cody Smith

National Account Manager, Scanco

Darcy Boerio

Channel Development Manager, Website Pipeline

Dawn Jaeger

Director Partner Recruiting, Acumatica

Diane Coffman

Business Analyst for Sage 100 ERP, Sage

Don Martin

National Partner Manager/Director of Channel Development, Website Pipeline

Elena Bello

Sr. Sage ERP Consultant, Arxis Technology

Eric Anderson

Director, Dynamics CRM at QuantaCRM, QuantaCRM

Hans Hendershot

Principal, Eide Bailly LLP

Jeff Schwenk

President, Bottomline Software, Inc.

Jerry Norman

CEO, SmartBridge Partners

Jim Woodhead

Event Director, 90 Minds Consulting Group

John Hoyt

Partner, Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP

Johnny Pabian

Owner, Pabian Partners, Inc

Kent Mackall

Principal Software Engineer, Sage

Marc Palombo

ISV Partner Alliance Manager, AvidXchange, Inc.

Mark Rastovac

Director of Enterprise Solutions, MicroAccounting

Miah Green

Principal, Vault Integrated Payments

Michelle Taylor

ERP Consulting Manager, CS3 Technology

Moira Goggin

Exec Director, 90 Minds

MOTM Planning Team

MOTM 2017 Planning Team

Bio: Jim Woodhead - Chairman, Moira Goggin, Therese Logeais, Jeff Schwenk, Jerry Norman, Robert Wood, John Hoyt, Michelle Taylor

Patty Benitez

Director, Channel Sales, American Payment Solutions

Paul Ziliak

co-founder, xkzero

Robert Wood

Owner/Consultant, DDF Consulting

Santiago de la Lama

Channel Sales Manager, AvidXchange

Steve Iwanowski

Partner, NextStep (DSD Lancaster)

Ted Phlegar


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