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Washington State Convention Center

Seattle, WA | March 13th-16th, 2018

Registration will open late fall 2017!

Concur Fusion is our annual conference that brings together clients, partners, and staff to connect, collaborate, and inspire. From daily keynotes to educational sessions, product trainings to exhibitor networking, immerse yourself in countless opportunities to help run your business better and take your travel, invoice, and spend management to the next level.

Speak at Fusion


The Concur Fusion 2018 Call for Speakers and Call for Papers is now open.


Our clients tell our story better than we ever could. This year, we are not only looking for speakers, but also providing the opportunity to take a step further by co-developing and hosting an educational session. Concur Fusion attendees are eager to hear from peers about unique use cases, best practices, and lessons learned. If you have a topic that would add valuable content to our conference agenda, we want to hear about it.


Interested in speaking or co-developing and hosting an educational session? Please click the buttons below to learn more and submit your nomination.


If you have questions, please email us at eventcontent@concur.com.


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2017 Keynote speakers

Mr. Eberhard joined Concur in 2003 and was named President of the company in November 2016. In his role, Mr. Eberhard is responsible for setting the vision and executing against the operating plan for Concur. Mr. Eberhard has more than 25 years of global sales and executive management experience in high-tech and has been instrumental in developing the vision for Concur in business travel since 2006. His previous roles at Concur include President of Global Distribution, in which he oversaw more than 1,800 sales and marketing professionals; EVP and General Manager, Global Accounts; EVP and General Manager, Asia Pacific; and EVP, Worldwide Sales & Business Development. Prior to Concur, Mr. Eberhard was VP, Worldwide Sales at Xign; VP and General Manager for Ariba; and VP and General Manager, Education & Government at PeopleSoft.
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Mr. Singh has served as Concur's Chief Executive Officer since 1996 and was named to the SAP Global Managing Board in January 2015. Mr. Singh leads the SAP Business Network Group, which brings together the teams from Ariba, Fieldglass and Concur. He currently serves on the boards of directors for Cleartrip.com and ModuMetal. In addition, Mr. Singh serves as a strategic director at the Madrona Venture Group, a director at the Washington Roundtable, a member of the Washington Board of Trustees for the Nature Conservancy, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Prior to Concur, Mr. Singh served as the General Manager of the Contact Management Division at Symantec Corporation.
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Mr. Nelson joined Concur as its Chief Technology Officer in December 2013. Prior to joining Concur, Mr. Nelson spent 17 years at Oracle Corporation where his last role was Vice President and Architect responsible for Oracle’s cloud infrastructure, including its Infrastructure as a Service, Java Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure for Fusion Applications SaaS offerings. Prior to Oracle, Mr. Nelson held engineering positions at Informix Software and AT&T Network Systems.
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Mr. Lucier’s passion for driving sustainable organizational growth is supported by his commitment to customer-driven centricity – connecting Concur goals with customer needs. Jim was appointed Chief Revenue Officer, North America, in January 2017, while maintaining previous responsibilities as Chief Services Officer. In his role as Chief Revenue Officer, Jim is responsible for leading Enterprise and SMN markets in the United States and Canada and Global Operations for the Concur Distribution organization. As Chief Services Officer, Jim oversees the Services, Support and Customer Experience teams, who are focused on securing trust and advocacy with Concur customers. Jim’s journey with Concur began in 2008 as SVP, and in 2011 he became General Manager for the Federal Government Business Unit. Jim’s previous industry experience included senior leadership positions at JPMorgan Chase, Xign, Etensity and Gnossos Software.
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Mr. MacDonald leads the company’s T&E Cloud initiatives such as fostering an ecosystem of partners to create value for clients, their employees and the travel suppliers who support them as well as developing Concur's data science capability and product offering. Mr. MacDonald’s travel industry experience prior to Concur includes senior vice president & general manager of Expedia US, chairman and president of luxury travel provider Classic Vacations and vice president of product management at Hotwire.
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Jessica Pankov joined Concur in 2011. As one of the original team members in our Platform group, she’s helped to create a thriving ecosystem of partners who build innovative applications integrated to Concur using our APIs. Jessica oversees application development, product strategy, partner management and marketing for the Concur App Center program. Prior to Concur, Jessica held Product Management and Business Development positions at Sage Software while based in Dublin, Ireland.
A recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, a two-time South by Southwest Innovation Award Winner, one of Wired magazine’s “Agents of Change,” and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling is a film, television, and commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur, and public speaker who has won every major creative and advertising award. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs and philanthropists, he is the CEO of Not Impossible Labs, a multiple-award-winning social innovation lab and production company whose mission is to develop creative solutions to real-world problems. Named one of Ad Age’s “Top 50 Most Creative People,” Ebeling’s mantra of “Commit, then figure it out” allows him to convene, connect, and empower a team of thinkers, dreamers, hackers, and doers to change the world. Working with a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies, Ebeling shares the important message of creating “Technology for the Sake of Humanity,” and encourages others to do the same.
Cathy Sharpe is Director of Global Travel and Expense Management Services for ITW. In this capacity, she is responsible for management of customer satisfaction, procurement, vendor relationships, and all service delivery governing ITW’s global travel programs, corporate card programs, and electronic expense solution. Cathy’s team is focused on uncovering new opportunities to drive efficiencies, satisfaction and savings through our travel and entertainment (T&E) solutions. Cathy joined ITW in 2006 and has held a range of management positions within the travel industry over the past 25 years. Previous to her current role, she was Director of Account Management for TQ3 Navigant, and President of Heritage Travel. ITW is a Global Diversified Manufacturing Company with operations in +50 countries, +55k employees and roughly 20k travelers.
Dan Ruch is the Founder & CEO of Rocketrip, the leading tech platform for reducing corporate travel costs. Rocketrip motivates below policy spending by giving employees data-based trip budgets and letting them keep half of what they save. Venture-backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Genacast Ventures, and Y Combinator, Rocketrip helps clients including GE, Edmunds, and Twitter create a positive culture around spend management.
Amber Starkey is Supervisor of Expense AP, Concur Expense, and Employee Corporate Card Services for Cardinal Health. In this capacity, she is responsible for management of the Global deployment for Concur Expense, owns the corporate card program and supervises indirect Accounts Payable for Cardinal. Amber's team is focused on streamlining the expense process for employees around the world as well as providing excellent customer service to employees when issues arise. Amber joined Cardinal Health in 2013. Cardinal Health is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospital systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide. Cardinal Health more than 37,000 employees in nearly 60 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500.
Rhonda Pense is Supervisor of Global Expense & Card Support which oversees a program of 45,000 plus users. She is responsible for developing and driving process standardization and improvements globally for expense solutions and corporate card programs. This includes defining process controls and mechanisms to monitor and ensure compliance as well as establish, monitor and report enterprise and business partner health metrics. Rhonda assesses opportunities to leverage existing platforms to expand and enhance efficiencies and cost savings. Rhonda has been with Chevron for 29 years and in her current role for the past 8 years.