by Jeff Young
Around the WEX Health offices, we’ve got all hands on deck to prepare for next week, when our go-to industry event Partner Conference 2018 will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, from April 30 – May 2. Once again, we anticipate record-breaking attendance from our WEX Health Partners.
As our Partners, you help us connect WEX Health to more than 300,000 employers and more than 25 million consumers across the U.S. and Canada. Because you work tirelessly with us to reduce costs and simplify the business of healthcare, we’re committed to providing a superior value proposition for you in multiple ways. One of these is through Partner Conference, which gives our Partners the opportunity to come together for an intense agenda of learning, networking and celebrating. Here are some of the good things to look forward to this year:
A motivational keynote message will be delivered by two-time New York Times best-selling author Sally Hogshead, the creator of Fascination Advantage®, the first communication assessment that measures how others perceive you.
I’ll also be speaking at the conference, as will these keynote speakers:
- Jeff Bakke, chief strategy officer, WEX Health
- Chris Byrd, executive vice president and corporate development officer, WEX Health
- Matt Dallahan, senior vice president, WEX Health
- Sarah Gordon, chief strategy officer, Center for Financial Services Innovation
- Brad Holmes, managing vice president, Gartner
This year’s conference will also include concurrent breakout sessions, innovation demo stage presentations, spotlight sessions, hands-on labs and partner panels. Additionally, there will be numerous networking opportunities, a sponsor expo and the annual Partner Awards dinner and program.
And as Partners, you will get a sneak peek of the exciting new features and functionality in the upcoming WEX Health Cloud June 2018 release, which will include user interface refreshes and mobile payments for COBRA.
You will also hear about upcoming WEX Health 2018 Marketing & Sales Bootcamps planned for June 12-13 in Buffalo, New York, and July 17-18 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Find the full agenda here.
We look forward to hosting you, and encourage you to share your Partner Conference 2018 experience in real time via Twitter #WEXPC2018.
President, Health | WEX Inc.
Jeff joined WEX in 2014 when the company acquired Evolution1 to expand its healthcare payments business. He spearheads the company’s efforts to simplify the business of consumer-driven healthcare and is responsible for WEX’s growing healthcare business, with a focus on industry-leading technology and a strong partner network. Before joining Evolution 1 as CEO and chairman in 2008, Jeff was the vice president of business applications at Microsoft Corporation in the U.S., and prior to that, he held senior leadership positions at Great Plains Software, helping lead Great Plains through its successful IPO and eventual sale to Microsoft for more than $1 billion. A graduate of the University of Jamestown (N.D.), Jeff serves on the boards of Bell Bank in Fargo and West Fargo (N.D.) Baseball.