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Coupa Inspire '16 Pushes Industry Boundaries to 'Rethink the Possible'

This week’s event will host nearly 2,000 guests

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 11, 2016 – Coupa Software, a leader in cloud-based spend management, kicks off its largest customer event today at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Drawing nearly 2,000 Coupa customers, partners, prospects and employees, Inspire ’16 is one of the fastest growing spend management industry events in the world.

The event kicks off this morning with a keynote from Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn, scheduled from 8:15 – 9 a.m. PST. Bernshteyn’s keynote will highlight the industry’s opportunity to “Rethink the Possible” and deliver measurable business value to customers and stakeholders. The keynote will be live streamed at

“We are excited every year to host our customers and industry leaders at one of the largest industry events,” said Bernshteyn. “Inspire ’16 is the place where our customers are featured examples of how Savings-as-a-Service is not just a catch phrase to us. It is a reality. We’re looking forward to celebrating their successes.”

Also taking the stage at this year’s event are a host of expert speakers including industry thought leaders and analysts such as Jason Busch of Azul Partners, Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions, Duncan Jones of Forrester Research, Teran Andes of KPMG LLP, Teresa Liptak of McKinsey & Company, R “Ray” Wang of Constellation Research and Jerald O’Dwyer of Deloitte Consulting.

In addition to the roster of notable customer brands and speakers at Inspire ’16, top industry partners are once again joining this year as event sponsors, including KPMG and Deloitte as Platinum sponsors, The Shelby Group and American Express as Gold sponsors, and a dozen more Silver and Coupa Advantage sponsors.

Notable speakers and programming at Inspire ’16 include:

  • Industry titans and featured keynote speakers, Sir Richard Branson and his son, Sam Branson. They will take the stage on Thursday, May 12, at 9 a.m. PST, to discuss their passion for disruptive innovation. More details on their inspirational keynote can be found here.
  • Executive advisory board members including Mike Jacobs of Staples, Ron Pachura of Fiserv, Bob Warrall of Juniper Networks and David Hearn of CPO Advisement Services, LLC. They will join a C-level panel on Wednesday, May 11, at 9 a.m. to offer best practices to attendees, hosted by Kendra Von Esh, executive strategic advisor at Coupa. More details on the executive advisory board can be found here.
  • Customers including Avalon Health Care, Concentrix, Service Corporate International (SCI), Staples, Greif, H&R Block, Swiss Re and many more. These customers and dozens of others will speak and/or share video testimonials and case studies with attendees. More details on customer presenters can be found here

Not only can attendees join sessions throughout each day covering a broad range of spend management industry topics, they will also be able to participate in more than 30 hyper-focused workshops.
Inspire kicked off on May 10th with a Welcome Reception in Union Square and will be followed by a lineup of product announcements during the three day conference,  giving attendees a firsthand look at the latest innovations that the company has in store.

In addition, advanced copies of Bernshteyn’s forthcoming book on Value-as-a-Service are available for Inspire ’16 attendees. Scheduled for official release in August 2016, Bernshteyn’s book examines how businesses are rapidly gravitating towards products that provide a quantifiable value to customers.

At the conclusion of Inspire on Thursday evening, Coupa will host customers and attendees at a closing party in San Francisco’s Union Square. The themed party – “Classic Elegant with a Twist of the Future” - will afford Inspire attendees the opportunity to conclude their experience in style, to network and to celebrate their success with Coupa.

To follow along with the latest announcements released at the event, check back regularly at the Coupa Press Releases page here.

For a complete agenda, please visit the Coupa Inspire page here.

About Coupa Software
Coupa Software, a leader in cloud-based spend management, enables businesses everywhere to recognize bottom-line financial success via Savings-as-a-Service. Customers – small, medium and large – representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC rely on Coupa to support business agility and reduce costs. Only Coupa provides an organic suite of true cloud spend management applications, including invoicing, procurement, expense management, sourcing and inventory, allowing customers to realize a return on investment that can start within a few months and grow continually. Learn more at


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