Overview

Simon-Kucher welcomes you to the first-ever TopLine Executive Summit.

This one-day summit is designed for busy executives who want to explore successful strategies to increase revenue, generate sustainable profits, and implement growth.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas! 

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Featured Speakers
Vivek Sunder
Chief Executive Officer
Cuemath
Vivek Sunder
Chief Executive Officer
Cuemath

Vivek is currently leading Cuemath as CEO since Oct 2021, aiming to take the business to scale globally. Before this he led Swiggy’s business operations as COO and prior to that, he led P&G’s business as CEO in East Africa based out of Nairobi. He had been with Procter and Gamble for 20 years in various capacities across developing markets (India, Africa) as well as developed markets (UK, Singapore, Korea) and hybrid markets (China, Thailand, Malaysia).

In Swiggy he led the effort to scale the company across cities (Swiggy added 500+ cities in 18 months!), and he is also leading the effort to bring economies of scale to bear on the core business – the path to profitability. He has also led the effort to pivot, repurpose and re-scale the business during various parts of the Covid pandemic induced lockdown and phases of the unlock. Swiggy today is a leaner, better business as it completed the recovery of the business back to pre-covid levels.

Vivek is passionate about building organizational capability and has a long track record of creating better business results via more capable teams (the slower but better approach!). He has done so in diverse teams spanning >20 nationalities and has done so in diverse roles (internal consulting assignments, new country startups as well as traditional business unit jobs). He also loves to play at the intersection of technology and business and has been an early adopter and innovator of big data/ analytics across many sales & marketing roles. He is equally wary of the pitfalls of reliance on quantitative data without understanding behavioural psychology and cognitive biases and he has infused some of this thinking into the core parts of the business – both product and operations.

Vivek is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, and prior to that studied Computer Engineering from Delhi University. He is a regular guest lecturer at his alma mater IIM-C, as well at other premier B-schools across the world where he teaches and shares business expertise. He has a good view on cross-cultural working which he honed via working abroad and learning 3 foreign languages in addition to the 3 he learnt growing up in India. His passion for photography led to his work being featured and recognised by various media outlets globally (Natgeo, BBC, ET).

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Tien Tzuo
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Zuora
Tien Tzuo
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Zuora

Tien Tzuo is the founder and CEO of Zuora (NYSE: ZUO).

Beginning in 2007, Tzuo evangelized the shift to subscription-based business models coining the phrase “Subscription Economy.” In an effort to empower this new economy, Tzuo built a patented and award-winning subscription management platform capable of powering any subscription business.

Tzuo was one of the 'original forces' at Salesforce, joining as employee number 11 where he built its original billing system, later serving as chief marketing officer and chief strategy officer. He is the author of the best selling book “SUBSCRIBED: Why the Subscription Model Will be Your Company's Future - and What to Do About It,” which has been published in 13 languages and reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, LA Times and USA Today.

Tzuo has been featured in Forbes and Fortune, and interviewed on CNBC, Mad Money and Sky TV. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) in 2021, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by EY in 2016, CEO of the Year by The Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2018, and a CMO of the Year finalist by the CMO Council and BusinessWeek Magazine.

Tzuo holds a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell and an MBA from Stanford and is currently on the Board of Directors for Network for Good and Vonage.

 

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Simon
Honorary Chairman and Founder
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Simon
Honorary Chairman and Founder
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Hermann Simon is the Founder and Honorary Chairman of Simon-Kucher & Partners. He is an expert in strategy, marketing and pricing. He has an extensive global range of clients. He is the only German in the Thinkers50 list of the most influential international management thinkers in the world. In German-speaking countries he has been continuously voted the most influential living management thinker since 2005. In China, a business school has been named after him.

Before committing himself entirely to management consulting, Simon was a professor of business administration and marketing at the Universities of Mainz (1989-1995) and Bielefeld (1979-1989). He was also a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, Stanford, London Business School, INSEAD, Keio University in Tokyo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1995 to 2009 he was CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners. His Hirsch-Index is 52.

Professor Simon has published over 35 books in 26 languages, including the worldwide bestsellers Hidden Champions (Boston 1996, cover story of BusinessWeek in 2004) and Power Pricing (New York 1997), as well as Manage for Profit, Not for Market Share (Boston 2006). His book Hidden Champions of the 21st Century, Success Strategies of Unknown World Market Leaders (New York 2009) investigates the strategies of little known market leaders. His book Confessions of the Pricing Man was published by Springer, New York in October 2015. Price Management, the US version of his leading German textbook, will be published in 2018.

Simon was and is a member of the editorial boards of numerous business journals, including the International Journal of Research in Marketing, Management Science, Recherche et Applications en Marketing, Décisions Marketing, European Management Journal as well as several German journals. For several decades he regularly wrote columns for the German business monthly Manager Magazin. As a board member of numerous foundations and corporations, Professor Simon has gained substantial experience in corporate governance. From 1984 to 1986 he was the president of the European Marketing Academy (EMAC). Simon is co-founder of the first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) listed on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, which acquired Exceet Group S.E. in July 2011.

A native of Germany, he studied economics and business administration at the universities of Bonn and Cologne. He received his diploma (1973) and his doctorate (1976) from the University of Bonn. Simon has received numerous international awards and holds honorary doctorates from IEDC Business School of Bled (Slovenia), from the University of Siegen (Germany) and from Kozminski University Warsaw (Poland). He is a honorary professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.

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Mark Billige
Chief Executive Officer
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Mark Billige
Chief Executive Officer
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Mark Billige is CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners, elected to lead the consultancy with Andreas von der Gathen in 2019. During his 15-year career with the company, he grew the UK business as Managing Partner and served on the company’s global board.

Mark joined Simon-Kucher in 2006 in the firm’s London office. In 2010, he was elected into the partnership and was appointed UK Managing Partner one year later. Mark has gone on to be one of the world’s leading experts in pricing and monetization strategy, advising the CEOs and boards of UK businesses as well as the value creation teams of leading private equity firms. He is a regular commentator in the press and broadcast media on these topics as well as a guest lecturer for MBA programs at the world’s top business schools.

Mark started his career in the Telecoms, Media and Technology practice at PwC Consulting while qualifying as a chartered management accountant (ACMA). He subsequently moved into the telecoms industry, joining the corporate finance team at FLAG Telecom/Reliance Communications and eventually taking over as pricing manager.

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Agenda
September 14, 2022
September 15, 2022
Time PST Title Speaker
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Check in, Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Welcome & Executive Introduction
Mark Billige, Chief Executive Officer, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Joshua Bloom, Executive Vice President, Simon-Kucher & Partners
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Monetization Best Practices for a Business Model Transformation
Tien Tzuo, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zuora
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Unlocking Growth: Breakthrough Pricing Strategies to Acquire, Monetize and Retain Customers
Madhavan Ramanujam, Executive Vice President and Senior Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Eddie Hartman, Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:45 AM
The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Chris McChesney, Author, 'The 4 Disciplines of Execution’
11:45 - 12:30 PM
True Profit! No Company Ever Went Broke Turning a Profit
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Simon, Honorary Chairman and Founder, Simon-Kucher & Partners
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Networking Lunch
2:00 - 2:30 PM
Industry Breakout: Software, Internet & Media/B2B, Industrials/Consumer Goods & Retail/Financial Services
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Industry Breakout: Software, Internet & Media/B2B, Industrials/Consumer Goods & Retail/Financial Services
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Unlocking Growth: Life Lessons from a CEO
Hilary Schneider, CEO, Shutterfly
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Daymond John’s 5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life
Daymond John, Founder & CEO, FUBU and TV Personality on ABC's Shark Tank
4:45 - 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
5:00 - 5:30 PM
Meet & Greet with Daymond John
Daymond John, Founder & CEO, FUBU and TV Personality on ABC's Shark Tank
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception
Hotel information

Location: ARIA Resort & Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158

 +1 866 359 7757
Call to book our group discount hotel rate of $119 per night.
To book online click here.
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Registration

Ticket Pricing – You will be asked for payment during the registration process.
General Admission (Present – September 14, 2022) - $1,499

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