SENIOR DIRECTOR, PLATFORM PARTNERSHIPS
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.
NOT IMPOSSIBLE LABS
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.
DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL T&E MANAGEMENT SERVICES
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
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.
FOUNDER & CEO
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.
Supervisor of Expense AP, Concur Expense, and Employee Corporate Card Services
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.
Supervisor of Global Expense & Card Support
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.