Profitability or Growth — Why Choose?

Faced with economic uncertainty, IT talent shortages, global supply chain constraints, and shrinking margins, you don’t have to choose between focusing on profitability OR pursuing growth.

You can do both.

Join our exclusive client events to learn these winning how-to strategies:

  • Maximize investments by shifting to ROI-based decisions
  • Accelerate growth by innovating around the edges
  • Manage complex IT environments with end-to-end IT services

Watch the event video to see how we bring the Rimini Street community together in an atmosphere where connections happen, ideas spark, and vision grows.

Join the excitement!

There are two formats for our client events. An in-depth Street Smart forum or an intimate Street Light roundtable. Attend any or all events.

Street Smart is a periodic, regional forum for Rimini Street clients and guests that brings together IT, business, finance, and procurement leaders to share and discuss visions, ideas, insights, experiences, best practices, and innovation in a confidential and safe environment. Each four-hour event includes presentations, interactive dialogue between speakers and attendees, a networking session, and discussions continued over lunch or dinner.

You’ll be inspired and informed by your executive peers, industry and thought leaders, luminaries, and analysts with actionable knowledge that can help you achieve strategic and operational goals, improve competitive advantage, and support growth.

Street Light is an intimate, peer-to-peer collaboration event for select CXOs and IT and procurement leaders to discuss key challenges and opportunities. Each two-hour event includes a networking cocktail reception and a 30-minute discussion of a key topic continued over lunch or dinner.

At the roundtable, you’ll directly engage with fellow leaders in a casual, collaborative setting, gain insights from your peers, share experiences and challenges, and learn strategies you can start using right away to drive growth and profitability.

100%: Percentage of participants who would attend again

“…Really good dialog…very impressed by the perspective of the CEO and CTO.”

Participant, Street Light Boston, 7/26/23
100%: Percentage of participants who would attend again

“Talking through different challenges that we are all facing, and how we either leverage your company services today or how we could leverage them in the future was extremely valuable.”

Participant, Street Light Boston, 7/26/23

Find an event near you

Save the date for the location nearest you and make sure to register for updates as new dates and locations are announced. We can't wait to see you there!

Chicago, IL — Street Light

April 18, 2023 – Completed!

Cleveland, OH — Street Light

May 24, 2023 – Completed!

Scottsdale, AZ — Street Light

June 8, 2023 – Completed!

New York, NY — Street Light

June 21, 2023 – Completed!

Dallas, TX — Street Light

July 13, 2023 – Completed!

Boston, MA — Street Light

July 26, 2023 – Completed!

Sao Paulo, Brazil — Street Smart

August 15, 2023 – Completed!

Bellevue, WA — Street Light

August 16, 2023 – Completed!

Calgary, AB — Street Light

August 30, 2023 – Completed!

Arlington, VA — Street Light

September 13, 2023 – Completed!

Philadelphia, PA — Street Light

September 27, 2023 – Details

Detroit, MI — Street Light

October 5, 2023 – Details

Denver, CO — Street Light

November 1, 2023 – Details

Miami, FL — Street Light

November 8, 2023 – Details

Houston, TX — Street Light

November 15, 2023 – Details

Mexico City, MX — Street Light

November 16, 2023 – Details

Nashville, TN — Street Light

December 5, 2023 – Details

Dubai, UAE — Street Light

May 25, 2023 – Completed!

Paris, France — Street Smart

June 14, 2023 – Details – Completed!

London, UK — Street Smart

June 22, 2023 – Completed!

Tel Aviv, Israel — Street Smart

November 30, 2023
– Details Coming

Tokyo, Japan — Street Smart

May 12, 2023 – Completed!

Auckland, New Zealand — Street Light

June 15, 2023 – Completed!

Manila, Philippines — Street Light

July 18, 2023 – Completed!

Taiwan, Taipei — Street Light

July 20, 2023 – Completed!

Brisbane, Australia — Street Light

July 20, 2023 – Completed!

Taiwan, Taipei — Street Smart

October 23, 2023 – Details

Osaka, Japan — Street Smart

October 25, 2023 – Details

Seoul, Korea — Street Smart

October 28, 2023 – Details

Sydney, Australia — Street Smart

October 31, 2023 – Details

Melbourne, Australia — Street Light

November 2, 2023 – Details

Why you should attend

Clients come back every year for the community atmosphere, exciting speakers, and deep insights to drive their businesses forward. Whether you attend a Street Smart or a Street Light event, relax and have fun.

Don’t miss the opportunity to:



Connect and collaborate with other IT leaders


Discover the latest IT best practices and learn about new solutions


Hear proven solutions from successful clients

Street Smart Alumni

Past IT and business leaders who’ve graced the Street Smart stage:

Christina Shuffield
Christina Shuffield
Vice President, Enterprise Applications

Christina is Vice President of Enterprise Applications for Ansira Partners, a privately-held marketing technology company. Christina has experience in other industries including telecommunications, staffing, oil and gas, and title insurance. 

Christina was responsible for leading ERP and enterprise applications for an S&P 500 company through a period of transformational change, modernization of software, and maturing organizational standards. She has a 15-year career in upstream oil and gas spanning periods of organic growth and 5 mergers and acquisition, and developed her skills for financial synergies, talent selection, application consolidation, and modernization throughout.  

Christina also previously organized the product development teams utilizing an agile methodology to redesign customer-facing applications for the largest U.S. title insurance company. 

Christina holds a MS with a major in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems from University of North Texas. 

Alicia Peters Keene
Alicia Peters Keene
Supervisor Technology

Alicia serves as Supervisor Technology for GAMS – Global Payroll. In this role she is responsible for the staff that supports Payroll/HR/Benefits for SAP and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. In addition, she works closely with the business and IT to help provide process solutions and oversees the management of all Rimini resources.  

She has over 25 years of experience in Payroll, Tax and Accounting as well as over 5 years’ experience in IT with 15+ years in the Oil and Gas and Construction industries.  

Prior to joining McDermott, Alicia was an IT Business Analyst supporting Payroll/HR/Benefits for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne for Granite Construction/Layne Christensen Company.  She was involved with two upgrades from versions 9.0 to 9.2 and was the lead in setting up Prevailing Wage in E1.  In fact, she co-presented at the Oracle Collaborate convention with her presentation being “How to Prevail with Prevailing Wage”. 

Previously, she was Accounting Manager at Southern Rock Restaurants.  A franchise owner of McAlister’s Deli with over 130 locations in the southern US. 

Earlier in her career, she held roles at Nabors Drilling as well as a locally owned Engineering firm, Construction company and Land Surveying company. 

Stacey Moses
Stacey Moses
Manager IT Procurement
CenterPoint Energy

Stacey brings almost 10 years of experience in Procurement for both domestic and international corporations.

At CenterPoint, she serves as Manager, IT Procurement, responsible for overseeing end-to-end strategic, tactical, and transactional category management activities.

Before her successful track record at CenterPoint, she was responsible for Indirect Procurement and Global Travel at McDermott, leading both teams during a historic merger. Stacey also spent nine years at Atwood Oceanics, an offshore drilling contractor, where she served in both Procurement and Internal Audit roles. Her previous experience also includes roles at KPMG and Halliburton.  She holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree is Accountancy from the University of Houston, as well as a CPA license in the State of Texas.

Richard Tsai
Richard Tsai
Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly
Head of IT Operations, UTS
Lucas Blanco Bertanholi
Lucas Blanco Bertanholi
Head de TI
Faber-Castell Brasil

Com mais de 20 anos de experiência profissional, desenvolvendo carreira ascendente na área de Tecnologia da Informação, em inovação, governança, análise e desenvolvimento, gestão de processos e projetos, infraestrutura, segurança da informação, suporte e telecomunicações.  

Carreira construída em grandes empresas, onde as entregas foram grandes e complexos projetos de Transformação de Tecnologia e Digital. Através de imersão no Vale do Silício, encorporou a cultura inovadora, produtiva, colaborativa e ágil das startups e também com as iniciativas disruptivas de negócios e tecnologia. Além de sólida experiência em projetos de implantação de ERP. 

Helio Matsumoto
Helio Matsumoto
Grupo Fleury

Diretor Executivo do Grupo Fleury, com 20 anos de experiência liderando áreas de TI, estratégia e transformações digitais em grandes empresas e indústrias da América do Sul como Serviços Financeiros, Varejo, Startups, Ecommerce, entre outros. Encabeçou projetos envolvendo modernização de TI, transformação digital, estratégia de nuvem, análise avançada, aprendizado de máquina, canais digitais e implementação ágil.

Erik Looi
Erik Looi
Chief Information Officer, ACM

Mr. Looi is the Chief Information Officer of the AllianceCorp Manufacturing group of companies headquartered in Penang, Malaysia (ACM). With a career spanning three decades in the industry, Erik has helped ACM grow from a single business entity in Penang to a group with six manufacturing locations across the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.

As CIO, Erik is responsible for overseeing the IT strategy and policies of ACM. He drives innovation and organizational transformation, while managing the corporate IT division. With extensive experience in both IT and non-IT projects, ranging from system implementations to global expansion, he is focused on enabling efficiency, connectivity, communication, collaboration, and effective enterprise management. He is passionate about new technologies and innovations.

Trisha Kent
Trisha Kent
Principal Director, Vendor Contract & Cost Optimization Research
Info-Tech Research Group

Trisha is focused on negotiation support for IT executives and sourcing/procurement professionals achieving significant hard-dollar savings on enterprise-level IT deals. Areas of expertise include Software, Hardware, and Audits.  

Trisha Kent is a business leader with dynamic experience that includes more than a decade within IT operations as well as a decade as a partner to Fortune 500 clients, respectively. Throughout her career, Mrs. Kent has demonstrated her cross-functional leadership abilities while driving multimillion-dollar revenue growth and savings through strategic planning, complex negotiations, and cost avoidance program creation.  

Global Procurement Director of Business Services, where she played an instrumental role in delivering 160% of a savings target while leading a large cross-functional team with tact and diplomacy to maximize alignment on organizational objectives and long-term goals. 

Mrs. Kent functioned as a Global Director for IT Vendor Management involving adept relationship building and partnership development while leading critical negotiations to achieve financial targets. During this period, she was able to negotiate best in class agreements with major software providers; SAP, Oracle, MSFT, Salesforce and ServiceNow, spearhead the implementation for a center of excellence, and enable operational scaling, License Management and governance structure design. 

Mrs. Kent prides herself on the relationships that she has built with clientele, vendors, and employees at all levels of an organization, and her commitment to people leadership and development has been a hallmark of her professional career.  

Prior to joining the team at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Mrs. Kent oversaw high-level account management at Gartner Inc. where she consistently drove explosive year-over-year revenue generation and market share capture. 

Itai Anghel
Itai Anghel
Correspondent and Documentary Filmmaker

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Itai Anghel was a war correspondent in some of the world’s most war-torn regions. As the only Israeli journalist to cover the Islamic State from within, his work in Afghanistan, Iraq and Rwanda placed him in scenarios that could have cost him his life.

During his career, Anghel covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Haiti, Indonesia, Chechnya, Rwanda, Kenya, Congo (DRC), South Africa, Lebanon, Gaza, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq and Syria.

He received a Cutting Edge prize from the International Council for Press and Broadcasting for his analysis and reporting in the Middle East, and in 2017 won the Sokolov Award, the highest award for journalism in Israel.

Anghel works for Israeli TV Channel 2 on the documentary and current affairs program Uvda, which has been awarded the “Best TV Documentary” award five times in the past seven years by the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum.

In addition to journalistic work, Anghel also founded a humanitarian project that set up clinics in rural East Congo, where Israeli gynecologists provide ongoing guidance to local personnel aiding women who have become victims of sexual assault in the civil war. Anghel is a lecturer on world conflicts at Tel Aviv University and has been a guest lecturer at universities all over the world.

In the past year he was a fellow in the University of Michigan at the Knight-Wallace fellowship. He is among 18 journalists awarded this fellowship from all over the world.

Seong Yeon Park
Seong Yeon Park
Director, ERP IT Team
Korean Air
Vijay Dayinde
Vijay Dayinde
CIO, IT Delivery
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

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