Momentum 2018: The Top 10 Moments from Day 1

The business acceleration event of the year kicked off today at the San Francisco Union Square Hilton. Docusign Momentum 2018 drew attendees from across the globe seeking inspiration and insight on all that’s possible with Docusign. From an opening keynote revealing our vision to modernize Systems of Agreement, to 75 breakout sessions, to The Dome partner and technology experience, #momentum18 didn’t disappoint.

With day one now has wrapped, we’re counting down the Top 10 moments from the conference. Let’s dive in.

#10 All the Social

The socialsphere lit up all day long with updates, comments, retweets, stories, and more from #momentum18 attendees. Below are some of our favorite moments heard on the social street during Day 1. Want to join the conversation? Chime in with the #momentum18 hashtag.

Pro tip for tomorrow’s attendees: While we can’t make any promises -- if you swing by one of our social spots (marked with a yellow circular rug), you might snag some popsockets or phone wallets.

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#9 Innovation Showdown

Would it really be a proper tech conference without a technology showdown? Today, we highlighted a group of successful independent software vendors with vertical or process-specific Docusign integrations.

Procore Product Manager, Nyasha Gutsa, MoxiWorks Director of Moxi Cloud Partnerships & Integrations, Kylah Searing, General Networks Corporation President, Todd Withers , and Nintex Technical Evangelist, Ryan O'Leary faced off against one another in a series of demos featuring their innovations. The judging panel consisted of Docusign VP of Developer Programs and Evangelism, Marie Huwe, Docusign Chief Product Officer, Ron Hirson, SVP of Engineering, Tom Casey, and VP of Global Partner Solutions, Ryan Cox. While the competition was tight, Procore walked away with first place.

#8 Networking Reception

At Docusign, one of our most important priorities is harnessing the dedication and drive of our employees for social good through our Docusign IMPACT Foundation.

This afternoon, we held a #momentum18 networking reception featuring City Year, an education nonprofit and Hack-for-Good partner. City Year’s mission is to support the academic and social-emotional development of students in high-need communities across the U.S. by providing them with tutors, mentors, and role models.

Michael Brown, co-founder and CEO of City Year, attended the reception, alongside a group of students who shared their mission to close gaps in high-need schools.

#6 and #7 Augmented Reality + Behind-the-Scenes with Cyrene Q, and Award-Winning Storytelling from Carlos Gil

We figure if you’re going to do a channel takeover, you better recruit the best. We were delighted to hand over the keys to our Instagram and Snapchat accounts to none other than award-winning storyteller, Carlos Gil, and Snapchat aficionado and influencer, Cyrene Q.

Gil ed us along his #momentum18 journey via Instagram stories, capturing the breadth and depth of the conference through real-time still images and video. He kicked off his story in the opening keynote in the Grand Ballroom, then moved to The Dome, where he featured 1:1 interviews with Docusign experts and partners, before rounding out the day with conference attendees on why they love Docusign.

Want to see it for yourself? Follow the Docusign Instagram handle here.

Influencer, artist, and lens creator, Cyrene Q. kicked off day one via Snapchat with behind-the-scenes coverage of all things #momentum18. From a peek at the calm before the opening keynote storm, to a look backstage, to key clips from our speakers, Cyrene Q. captured it all-- with the added flair of augmented reality. Want to see what we mean? Take a look at Cyrene’s work by following our Snapchat channel here.

#5 Docusign 2018 Partner of the Year Awards Winners

During the Partner Executive Kickoff session today, Mark Register, SVP of Business Development and Channels at Docusign, announced the annual Partner of the Year Award winners. There were 11 award winners this year. Docusign has a large partner ecosystem, from the largest multinational partners to the smallest specialists. The winners represent some of Docusign’s best and brightest partners from this past year, and they were selected based on their positive impact with our mutual customers.

Please join us in congratulating the winners:

#4 Luminary Strategist Geoffrey Moore

Acclaimed author of Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore, took to the keynote stage to share his insights on why leaders can benefit from modernizing their Systems of Agreement - and pointing out why this is a long-overdue category that will help carry companies into the future.

Moore also co-authored “The Rise of Modern Systems of Agreement” white paper which covers the concept, strategy and execution in more detail.

#3 Opening Keynote

This morning, more than 1000 attendees filled the Hilton’s Grand Ballroom to attend the opening keynote. Docusign’s President of Worldwide Field Operations, Neil Hudspith, opened the session, with company

Dan Springer, Scott Olrich and Ron Hirson telling the modern Systems of Agreement story, sharing exciting new product demos, and hearing from customers like T-Mobile, Salesforce, Blockparty and many others.

Couldn’t be at #momentum18? Check out the video of our opening keynote here.

#2 The Dome Experience

We’re firm believers in the adage, “show -- don’t tell.” At Momentum 2018 our priority is to go beyond discussing ideas and provide attendees with hands-on learning experiences, customized business advice, and live demos. Today, some of Docusign’s most innovative partners gathered under a 40 X 40 foot dome to do just that.

Experts from Nintex, Intelledox, Seal Software, eOriginal, and others stood by at our customer success booths to show attendees how to leverage product integrations, while Docusign employees answered questions on product features such as Bulk Send, Comments, Payments and more.

Didn’t have a chance to swing by The Dome today? Stop by tomorrow anytime from 10AM-3:45PM.

#1 The Docusign System of Agreement Strategy

Today, at the opening keynote, we unveiled our vision for enabling modern Systems of Agreement.

The expanded vision is to modernize the world’s Systems of Agreement: the technologies and processes companies use to prepare, sign, act on and manage agreements. This vision builds on the foundation of our leading e-signature technology, broadening the Docusign platform to automate and connect what happens before, during and after an e-signature is executed. So, if you like what we did with e-signature, you’ll love what we’re doing for the rest of the agreement process. To learn more, visit our System of Agreement Platform page.

We’re off to our customer event tonight featuring musical guest Michael Franti and Spearhead. See you bright and early tomorrow morning for Momentum Day 2!

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