Tipalti Presents: the Inaugural Illuminate Conference!

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This October, Tipalti will be premiering its very first annual Illuminate Conference. For two days, growth-minded finance leaders will learn how to streamline their finance operations, empower their teams, and optimize their organizations for a global scale.

These financial leaders know that analysis is the catalyst for decision-making and is critical for your business’s success. Illuminate will give you the firepower to scale at the executive level and enhance your finance persona. We’re excited to collaborate with our industry partners at Illuminate and follow your organization’s growth and success.

As you navigate through the inaugural event, take note of our holistic approach to finance that will help you gain new levels of efficiency and success.

Here’s what you’ll experience:


The future of finance encompasses thoughtful strategic leaders who have their fingers on the pulse of modern technology. They’re forecasting for the future with robust tech stacks and streamlining work complexities into one automatic central hub. But how do they know which products to trust and which ones will truly modernize their finance function?

Our Illuminate keynote speakers have dynamic backgrounds. From unique journeys and perspectives—such as competing at Wimbledon to building a business empire—these keynote speakers will share their stories and wisdom to inspire you to reach new heights in your business.

Venus Williams—Venus Williams has worn many hats in her illustrious career: tennis professional, fashion designer, interior designer, NFL Miami Dolphins co-owner, and author. A true renaissance woman, Williams has gained invaluable knowledge in her various business ventures and pursuits.

Robert Mazur—As a former federal undercover agent, Robert Mazur earned international acclaim as one of the world’s leading experts on the financial schemes of the underworld. He has first-hand knowledge of money laundering and businesses that cater to illegal activity.

Tuesday, October 13, 2021

Day 1 Opening Keynote—8:00 AM–9:00 AM PST

Tipalti CEO Chen Amit with Special Guests Matt Skaruppa, CFO of Duolingo & Assaf Ben Ami, CFO of ironSource

Day 1 Closing Keynote Speakers—12:45 PM–1:45 PM PST

Venus Williams & Chris McKendry

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Day 2 Opening Keynote—8:00 AM–9:00 AM PST

Product Vision with Roby Baruch, Chief Product Officer of Tipalti

Day 2 Closing Keynote—1:15 PM–2:15 PM PST

Robert Mazur

Inspiration + Education 

Financial leaders will provide insights on mission-critical approaches to modernizing the finance function. You’ll learn how to conquer the challenges finance professionals face when working towards hyper-growth status while optimizing finance operations in a disruptive ecosystem.

Take part in workshops, breakout sessions, and discussion groups where you’ll receive insights into growing and scaling your business. With industry and product-focused roundtables, 1:1 meetings, and product demos, you’ll have the tools you’ll need to supercharge your operations and tech stack.

You can access four CPE credits for CPAs in the field study,  Management Services. CPAacademy.org, a sponsor of continuing professional education with NASBA, is issuing these credits—keep a lookout for these credits in our breakout sessions.

Our speakers have the rare experience of witnessing the impact modern technology has on business. They’ve seen companies grow and scale with robust tech stacks, and they’re going to give you the tools to accelerate your thriving organization.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Breakout Sessions—9:00 AM–2:30 PM PST

  • The Strategic Vision for Global Payables (Eligible for CPE credit)
  • How to Maximize Global Payables for your Multi-Subsidiary Business
  • How to Build the Ultimate Financial Tech Stack
  • Establishing Communities of Influence: How the Creator Economy Affects Business Operations
  • The Future of the Finance Team
  • How to Gain Control & Visibility Over Corporate Spend

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Breakout Sessions—9:00 AM–3:15 PM PST

  • The Evolving Role of the CFO—Architect, Catalyst, & Strategist
  • Fireside Chat: Women Leaders in Finance
  • The Building Blocks of a Successful IPO (Eligible for CPE credit)
  • Best Practices in Accounts Payable Tax Compliance with KPMG (Eligible for CPE credit)
  • Creating a Culture of Cash Flow Excellence & Business Resiliency (Eligible for CPE credit)


Enjoy extracurricular ventures by mingling with finance experts at our regional networking event. Decompress at Illuminate’s yoga sessions, or try performing arts at an improv workshop.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Network Break—9:45 AM–10:00 AM PST

Network Break—10:45 AM–11:00 AM PST

Network Break—11:45 PM–12:00 PM PST

The Second City Improv—2:30 PM–3:30 PM PST

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Virtual Yoga with YogaWorks—7:30 AM–8:00 AM PST

Network Break—9:45 AM–10:00 AM PST

Network Break—12:00 PM–12:15 PM PST

We look forward to connecting with you at Tipalti Illuminate!

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