Polar Explorer Ben Saunders to Keynote at Adaptive Insights User Conference

Leads ‘Journey to Insights’ at Adaptive Live 2016

Feb 16, 2016

Adaptive Insights, the leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM) for the biggest brands and the hottest companies, today announced that world record-breaking polar explorer and repeat TED Speaker, Ben Saunders, will deliver the guest keynote at its upcoming Adaptive Live 2016 user conference taking place April 25-28 at the San Jose Convention Center. Titled “Journey to the Arctic: A Story of Fulfilling Boundless Potential," the keynote will take place during a morning session on Wednesday, April 27.

A speaker at the 2005, 2012, and 2014 TED conferences, Saunders has been labeled “a master story teller” by TED as he combines the allure and nostalgia of 20th century explorers with the ingenuity of today’s modern adventurers. He relies on meticulous planning and technology to both prepare for and survive each of his adventures.

“Ben’s success where others have failed has required thoughtful planning and consideration of every possible risk and outcome he might encounter under some of the most extreme environmental conditions on Earth,” said Tom Bogan, CEO of Adaptive Insights. “We’re excited to host a true explorer of limits who will undoubtedly inspire our customers to unleash their own boundless potential and achieve goals they may have never previously imagined.” 

Ben Saunders, world record-breaking polar explorer and repeat TED Speaker, will deliver the guest keynote at Adaptive Live 2016.

Ben Saunders, world record-breaking polar explorer and repeat TED Speaker, will deliver the guest keynote at Adaptive Live 2016.

About Ben Saunders
Polar explorer and adventurer Ben Saunders is a man who is making history. He is a five-time North Pole explorer, was the youngest man to reach the North Pole, and holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton. Since 2001 he has logged a record-breaking 3,730 miles (or 142 marathons) on skis in the Polar regions—a feat that requires both physical and mental fortitude, as well as comprehensive planning and innovation.

Best known for leading The Scott Expedition Saunders successfully completed the longest human-powered polar journey from Antarctica to the South Pole and back again. It was an ambitious 105-day, 1,800-mile trek on foot to retrace the expedition that defeated Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Earnest Shackleton during their ill-fated, early 20th-century journey to the South Pole—equivalent to running 69 marathons back to back.

About Adaptive Live
This year’s Adaptive Live "Journey to Insights" conference expects to attract nearly 1,500 finance professionals who will gather to learn how to optimize their business performance through the use of the Adaptive Suite. During the conference, users will share stories of implementing the industry’s most pervasive cloud-based CPM software to successfully transform their businesses and reveal insights that can lead to growth and value creation for their companies. Adaptive Insights tools are in use at over 3,000 companies in 85 countries across the globe.

This year’s Adaptive Live conference will feature:

  • Two days of pre-conference training (April 25-26), including a new Tips & Tricks Theater
  • Hands-on training for all skill levels
  • Case studies and transformation tips from dozens of users
  • Networking opportunities with fellow finance professionals

Those interested in attending can take advantage of early bird registration, which provides discount prices until Feb. 19. Visit our event page for more details on the conference.

About Adaptive Insights

Adaptive Insights is the leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM). Via its software as a service (SaaS) platform, the company offers capabilities for budgeting, forecasting, reporting, consolidation, dashboards, and analytics that empower finance, sales, and other business leaders with insight to drive true competitive advantage. The Adaptive Suite is sold direct or is available through Adaptive’s robust cloud CPM channel ecosystem of 200+ partners, including Accenture, Armanino, BDO, Cohn Reznick, Intacct, KPMG, McGladrey, and Plex Systems. NetSuite also offers Adaptive Insights as its NetSuite Financial Planning Module.

More than 3,000 companies in 85 countries use Adaptive Insights. These range from mid-sized companies and nonprofits to large corporations, including AAA, Boston Scientific, CORT, Epcor, Konica Minolta, NetSuite, Philips, P.F. Chang's, and Siemens. Adaptive Insights is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit www.adaptiveplanning.com, the Adaptive Insights Blog, and follow Adaptive on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.