Strategy Execution

Desert Retreat

October 23-25, 2023 | Scottsdale AZ

The 7th edition of the Accelerate Conference™

Meet your strategy execution peers, learn from industry experts, and participate in main stage and breakout sessions to advance your organization’s achievements and your own.

We’ll convene in the beautiful desert in Scottsdale, Arizona, so you can zoom out with time to think clearly under warm, clear skies — and bring back ideas and knowledge that supercharge results!

Highlights from Accelerate Conference #6

Agenda at a glance

Monday, October 23

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome reception

Tuesday, October 24

8:00am - 9:00pm

Full day agenda including optional morning activity, all meals and evening reception

Wednesday, October 25

9:00am - 2:00pm

Half-day agenda, including keynote with Bain

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Post event networking and happy hour


Deidre Paknad

Strategy Execution in the AI Era

Deidre Paknad
CEO and co-founder

Darren Johnson

OKRs and the Next-Gen Management System

Darren Johnson
Expert Partner

Speaker Sessions:

  • Accelerating strategy execution with OKRs
  • Intersection of long-range strategy and OKRs
  • Using communities to improve alignment, measurement, and achievement
  • The role of business reviews and scorecards to accelerate results and de-risk achievement
  • Accelerating digital product value delivery by aligning outcomes and resolving dependencies
  • Mastering Communications that Mobilize People
  • Driving with Headlights - the role of lead/lag measures in improving business outcomes
  • Beyond Launch: Improving your impact and your results continuously
  • Driving Transformation and ESG strategies with OKRs and WorkBoard

Confirmed speakers from:

Intel, Albermarle
VMware, Juniper

Intimate Conversations

Join very small group conversations on specific topics like tactics to improve KR integrity, creating a user group, chiefs of staff role in operating cadence, using OKR coaches, building a new-hire onramp to OKRs and WorkBoard.

WoBo Labs

Get hands on with the newest WorkBoard capabilities and learn how to take fullest advantage of the platform! Learn from other customers and the WorkBoard product team how to use and benefit from WoBo Strategy, scorecards and business reviews, workstreams and project management, integrations, and more.

Ideal for Executives & Strategy Execution Leaders

Whether you lead a business, drive the strategy or spearhead strategy operations, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn and benchmark with peers.

As you face a trifecta of imperatives — transformation, growth, and efficiency — the wisdom of this crowd can help you break through.

“The quality of the speakers, the organization of the event itself, and the high levels of interactivity with us as participants is simply stellar.”

— Anthony C., IBM

“This was phenomenal!”

— Yolanda B.

“Fantastic sessions and I love hearing the continuation of each company’s journey.”

— Denise K., Cisco

Past Speakers:

Former president - Google Americas

CIO: Strategy, Planning & Regulatory - National Grid

Chief Digital Officer - T-Mobile

SVP, Public Affairs - Poly, an HP company

Global Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence Operations & Product Strategy - Accenture

VP Execution and Transformation, Office of the CEO - VMware

Senior Director, Transformation, Strategy & Performance - AstraZeneca

Senior EVP and Member, Chairman’s Office - Reliance Industries Limited

VP Digital Product & Business Management - T-Mobile

CIO and SVP Operations - Zendesk

VP Strategic Initiatives, Office of the CEO - DataRobot

Director Strategy & Business Operations - VMware

Transformation Leader and OKR Guru - Cisco

GM & COO of US Cloud & Enterprise Business - Microsoft

Senior Director of Product Security - Avalara

Chief Operating Officer - Iterable

Strategic Program Manager - VMware

Chief of Staff, Sr. Director of Operations - Intel

Director of Product Management - Cisco

Vice President - IBM

Chief of Staff - IBM

Senior Director, Results Management Office - Intel

Sr. Director, Strategy and Operations - Akamai

Typical Attendee Titles:



Chief Digital Officer

Chief Operations Officer

Chief Transformation Officer


Managing Director

SVP Strategy

SVP, Product

VP, Efficiency

VP, Execution & Transformation

VP, Product

VP, Strategy

Chief of Staff

Sr, Director, Innovation & Agile

Sr. Director, Strategic Operations

Sr. Director, Business Operations

Director, Strategy Execution

Director, Corporate Strategy

Director, Results Management Office

Director, Strategy & Planning

Innovation Portfolio Director

Business Transformation & Strategy Lead

OKR Lead

PMO, Enterprise Transformation

Don’t miss this desert retreat! It’s the perfect place to reflect, learn and make real connections with your peers.

The Andaz Scottsdale Resort is an exceptional destination recognized by Sunset Travel 2022, USA Today 10 Best 2022 and Open Table 2022.

We’ve arranged a special room rate of $489/night for Accelerate attendees at our host venue from October 23rd-25th.

Bring your team and take results to the next level!

Early-bird pricing through June 30th
$199 Individuals
$249 Bring a peer (2 tickets)

Pricing July 1st onward
$299 Individuals
$449 Bring a peer (2 tickets)

Space is limited. Fee includes light meal at reception Oct 23, all meals Oct 24, breakfast and lunch Oct 25, and conference materials.


October 23-25, 2023 | Scottsdale, AZ