We are hard at work putting together A stellar speaker line up featuring industry leaders and trailblazers in the spend optimization space.  check out our growing list of speakers below.


inspire '16 speakers


Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group

Sir Richard Branson is Founder of the Virgin Group. Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world's most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including mobile telephony, travel & transportation, financial services, leisure & entertainment and health & wellness. Virgin has created more than 400 branded companies worldwide and employs more than 60,000 people, operating in over 50 countries. Global branded revenues of £15bn ($24bn) in 2012.  Sir Richard has challenged himself with many record breaking adventures, including the fastest ever Atlantic Ocean crossing, a series of hot air balloon journeys and kitesurfing across the Channel.


Rob Bernshteyn, CEO, Coupa Software

Rob is the CEO of Coupa, and drives the company’s strategy and execution. Since 2009, Rob has led Coupa to a 100% revenue growth and 95%+ customer renewal rate for six consecutive years.  Rob has over two decades experience in the business software industry. He came to Coupa from SuccessFactors, where he ran Global Product Marketing & Management, as a member of the executive management team; as the company scaled from an early start up to a successful public company. 


Sam Branson, Founder & Chairman, Sundog Pictures Ltd.

Sam is the son of Richard and Joan Branson.  In 2012 Sam founded Sundog Pictures, a production company created with the specific ambition to deliver challenging, entertaining and informative content, to tell stories that matter and bring new audiences to important topics.  Sam sees his team at Sundog as problem solvers, and hopes that their bold and thought-provoking outlook will encourage people to see the world differently, giving people the tools and knowledge to have a more positive impact in their own lives.  Sam has an active interest in Virgin and has recently joined Virgin Management - helping to tell the story of Virgin as a force for good in the world and supporting Virgin Unite and Virgin Disruptors.  


Kiley McKinnon, Olympic Athlete, Freestyle Skier

Connecticut native Kiley McKinnon has only been competing in aerials for a few years, but she has already racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. After being introduced to aerials by her teammate Mac, McKinnon showed early promise, finishing fifth in her very first competition, which happened to be 2011 U.S. National Championships.  McKinnon went through rehab and came back in 2015 better than ever, scoring her first world cup podium at the season opener in Beijing. She never looked back, landing on the podium four more times and jumping to a silver medal at the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships.