Experience InTheBlack Live: Right Where You Are

InTheBlack is one of the most anticipated events of the year for the BlackLine community. We understand that not everyone can make it to LA for the conference, so we’ve decided to bring all BlackLine users together for a unique, live event.

We are excited to announce that for the very first time, we will be live streaming select keynotes from InTheBlack. You can now join us from wherever you are and be part of the conference on Thursday, November 16 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm PST.

BlackLine Founder and CEO Therese Tucker will kick it off with her keynote, “The Thriving Age of Automation”. Disruption is becoming the new normal for the accounting and finance industry, and it’s improving the way work gets done. We will explore these exciting―and sometimes frightening―changes, and help you move from surviving to thriving.

Disruption will also be a key theme in the keynote address from Todd McElhatton, Chief Financial Officer, SAP North America. He will tackle the three challenges that are top of mind for F&A professionals, in the context of our constantly changing landscape: the need to attract and maintain accounting and finance talent, automate standard processes, and gain real-time insights into the business.

Over the last two years, Isaac Tucker, Vice President of Product Management at BlackLine, has shown us the process and technological innovations that are driving the shift to Continuous Accounting. This year, he will explore what this means for the people who are leading future innovations, and why humans are critical in this era of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

We will end the morning with an inspiring conversation between two highly passionate entrepreneurs. Therese will interview former professional basketball player and current president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

After playing point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons, Magic Johnson has gone on to become a thriving entrepreneur. You don’t want to miss this conversation about what it takes to succeed.

Register for the live stream today and get ready to be inspired, challenged, and equipped to thrive in our ever-changing finance landscape.

Your InTheBlack experience doesn’t have to end here. We will be live blogging many of the sessions right here on the BlackLine blog, beginning on Wednesday, November 15, and our social feeds will buzz with activity throughout the conference. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to be part of the conversation.

Written by

Mario directs BlackLine’s strategic vision and initiatives globally. He is responsible for developing partnerships and building out an ecosystem of key strategic alliances worldwide. Mario has worked alongside CEO Therese Tucker since 2004 and headed up the company’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) operations, launched in London in 2013, for many years. Mario also led the company’s expansion into France and Germany with the opening of the BlackLine Paris office in 2015 and BlackLine Frankfurt in 2016. Under his direction, the BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions became an SAP-endorsed business solution, joining the ranks of fewer than 40 other software offerings globally across all industries and categories.