Savings-as-a-Service Leader brings together area executives to share how they drive business agility

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 26, 2015–

Coupa Software, the leader in cloud-based spend management, will host its 12th global thought-leadership meeting in Chicago for chief information officers and IT executives to share experiences around leveraging cloud solutions and strategies to drive business agility for their growing enterprises.

The roundtable meeting is part of Coupa’s global event series dubbed, CoupaCONNECT 2015, which brings together industry leaders from the procurement, finance, IT and AP sector to participate in discussions about spend optimization trends and best practices. Featured speakers from companies such as The Hackett Group, Spend Matters, Marketo and Grupo Herdez will focus on real topics facing the spend management sector today.

This year, the CoupaCONNECT global tour will visit three continents, five countries and 18 cities over a three-month span between September and November. After Chicago, the 13th stop will be Nov. 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Confirmed dates and full details for all events are available here:

In Chicago, the roundtable is set for 7 a.m.-10 a.m. CST on Thursday, October 29th at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, a municipality located immediately northwest of Chicago. Kendra Von Esh, executive strategic advisor at Coupa, will moderate the panel and roundtable discussion.

“We’re honored to host such an outstanding group. Providing value to our customers is our number one goal at Coupa, and providing IT thought leaders with a platform to discuss their own experiences in deploying cloud solutions will help other organizations collaborate and understand the importance of these technologies,” said Rob Bernshteyn, CEO at Coupa. “Kendra is a fantastic strategic advisor, and we’re looking forward to an outstanding event.”

The roundtable is an acknowledgement that CIOs are busier than ever and could benefit from an intimate platform that encourages them to share how they are increasingly becoming more responsible for driving revenue opportunities within their organizations, in addition to achieving higher levels of performance.

“We are committed to engaging with and growing the conversation around trends the CIO faces today,” Von Esh said. “Coupa is partnering with strategic CIOs and seeking advice and feedback that will drive today, the next generation solutions of tomorrow.”

Von Esh, a former CIO at Veolia, joined Coupa this year to leverage her experience and active involvement in CIO communities and industry boards to create inspiring dialogue and change strategies with internal and external IT communities.

Chicago CIO Roundtable Agenda:

7:00am-7:45am – Guest Arrival/Networking/Buffet Breakfast
7:45am-8:00am – Guest Seating & Welcome by Coupa
8:00am-8:45am – Featured Guest Presentations
8:45am-10:00am – Roundtable Discussion

For more information on the event and to RSVP, please visit:

About Coupa Software

Coupa Software enables businesses everywhere to recognize bottom-line financial success via Savings-as-a-Service. More than 500 customers doing business in over 100 countries use Coupa to support business agility and reduce costs. Only Coupa provides an organic suite of true cloud applications including accounts payable, procurement, expense management, sourcing and inventory, allowing customers to realize a return on investment that starts within a few months and grows continually. Learn more at Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

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