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Coupa Executive Strategic Advisor to present at an event sponsored by the Society for Information

Discussion to Highlight Winning Approaches for Application Rationalization and Business Agility in a Cloud Services Environment

SAN MATEO — December 7, 2015 — Coupa Software, the leading provider of cloud-based spend management solutions, announced that Kendra Von Esh, executive strategic advisor for Coupa, will present at the Society for Information Management (SIM) in the Suburbs Breakfast event in Chicago, Illinois on December 10, 2015.

Von Esh will lead a discussion on application rationalization and business agility in today’s rapidly maturing cloud services environment. She’ll leverage her experiences as a CIO and Executive Strategic Advisor to lead a discussion around the following questions:

  • How does your IT organization quickly and effectively enable your business changes?
  • How do you choose where to invest and where to consider cloud solutions for which processes/applications?
  • What impact does this choice have on your business and IT? What are the benefits and risks?

Von Esh, a former CIO at Veolia, has been a trusted advisor and CIO for the past decade developing value added strategies and solutions transforming businesses with technology. She has experience merging multiple lines of business and rationalizing application portfolios leveraging cloud strategies and solutions, thereby enabling IT to be agile enough to support a constantly changing business landscape. Von Esh 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.

The Chicago chapter of the SIM is one of the largest chapters in the association with more than 200 members. SIM Chicago provides a unique opportunity to interact with thought leaders throughout the technology and business fields and to join peers in giving back to the industry and community.

When: Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM CT

Where: The Clubhouse Oak Brook – 298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523

SIM in the Suburbs Chicago Agenda:
7:00am – 8:00am Networking
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:30am – 9:15am Topic Presentation and Discussion
9:15am – 9:20am Closing remarks

The cost to attend SIM in the Suburbs is $30 for Chicago SIM members and $45 for guests accompanied by a SIM member, and includes breakfast. To learn more or register for SIM in the Suburbs Breakfast, please visit the event page:

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 at our company blog, Making Cents or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

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