Notable Speakers and Entertainers

Check out this playlist of featured guests at Workiva Amplify.

Watch Now

Keynote Speaker

Sal Khan

Founder
Khan Academy

Sal Khan

Founder, Khan Academy

Sal Khan is the founder of Khan Academy, a nonprofit with a mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Sal is also the founder of Khan Lab School, a nonprofit laboratory school in Mountain View, California, where he teaches seminars in the humanities and sciences. Today, more than 70 million registered users access Khan Academy in 30 languages across 190 countries. Khan has been profiled by 60 Minutes, featured on the cover of Forbes, and recognized as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Notable Speakers

marty vanderploeg headshot

Marty Vanderploeg

Chief Executive Officer and President
Workiva

Marty Vanderploeg

Chief Executive Officer and President, Workiva

Prior to cofounding Workiva in 2008, Marty was a cofounder of Engineering Animation, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAII) and served as the company’s Chief Technology Officer of EAI from 1989 to 1999 and as its Executive Vice President from 1993 to 2000, when it was acquired by Unigraphics Solutions (now part of Siemens USA). Marty has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.

Yasser Mahmud

Vice President of Marketing
Workiva

Yasser Mahmud

Vice President of Marketing, Workiva

Yasser is Vice President of Marketing at Workiva. Prior to Workiva, Yasser spent over 20 years in leadership positions across multiple disciplines ranging from strategy, marketing, and business development to consulting, engineering, and product management at companies including Oracle, Primavera Systems, Infor, Manhattan Associates, Motorola, and Toshiba. Yasser holds dual bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and industrial systems engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
stuart miller headshot

Stuart Miller

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Workiva

Stuart Miller

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Workiva

Prior to Workiva, Stuart was a Managing Director of Colonnade Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm that he founded in 1999. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Department of J.P. Morgan. Stuart joined J.P. Morgan from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he had worked in the Investment Banking Department. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mitz Banarjee

Executive Vice President of Global Operations
Workiva

Mitz Banarjee

Executive Vice President of Global Operations, Workiva

Prior to Workiva, Mitz was Director of Client Services at Yodle (acquired by Web.com in 2016). Previously, he managed customer relationship teams at AT&T and AOL. He has a B.A. in Information Systems from the University of Lincoln in England, UK.

Notable Entertainers

X Ambassadors

Rock band

X Ambassadors

Rock band

Famed for their debut album VHS, which debuted at Number 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and spawned the platinum-selling “Renegades,” X Ambassadors brings "bombastic rock...leavened by big-tent pop hooks and a hint of hip-hop swagger," per Rolling Stone. They've performed at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and other festivals, and have been nominated for an iHeartRadio Music Award, two Billboard Music awards, and an American Music award.

  • The closing reception and keynote speaker were incredible. They were above and beyond my expectations. This was such a high-quality event, and I definitely plan to attend in the coming years!

  • A key aspect of this conference is that it covers more than just the Wdesk product. Light users can come and learn about industry trends and SEC developments. That's a selling point to senior leadership at my company.

  • The overall atmosphere was inspiring and motivating. General session speakers were informative and entertaining. The sessions provide relevant and timely information that can improve how we use Wdesk.

Conference Overview

Explore the Program

Sessions and Topic Tracks

Browse Sessions

Learning and Networking

View Opportunities