Profitability or Growth – Why Choose?

Join this exclusive Rimini Street SmartTM event for thought leadership learning, sharing, and collaborating with top experts, influential CXOs, and IT leaders of the Rimini Street community, followed by networking cocktails and dinner.

If you’re feeling pressured to keep costs under control while still supporting the company’s growth, you won’t want to miss this event. With the right strategies in place, you can make ROI-based decisions more confidently and maximize the value of your enterprise applications while remaining agile.

Event Details

Who Should Attend

  • IT, business, finance, and procurement leaders in the RSI client community
  • CIOs/CFOs who want to move IT to ROI-based decisions
  • IT leaders who need expert, unified support services

Why Attend

 Exchange views

Exchange views

and share proven solutions with other IT leaders
Get the latest insights

Get the latest insights

from our work with thousands of clients
Hear directly from successful clients

Hear directly from successful clients

about overcoming challenges
Network and have FUN!

Network and have FUN!

Enjoy cocktails, lunch and afternoon tea at the Ritz Paris


Seth Ravin
Seth Ravin
CEO, President & Chairman of the Board

Mr. Ravin is a 30-year enterprise software industry veteran who pioneered the independent enterprise software support industry. In 2005, The Enterprise Software Observer named Mr. Ravin one of the 25 next-generation leaders of the enterprise software industry. In 2010, Mr. Ravin was featured in Deal Architect CEO Vinnie Mirchandani’s new book, The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations, where he is credited with enacting a visionary, disruptive strategy for dramatically reducing the cost of information technology and ushering in a new era of customer choice.

In September 2005, Mr. Ravin launched Rimini Street, Inc. with a mission to redefine enterprise software support using innovative, next-generation support services delivered at more than a 50 percent savings in fees compared to a software vendor’s annual support program. Rimini Street currently offers support services for Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and other enterprise software.

Prior to his success launching independent maintenance and support programs, Mr. Ravin was an executive with PeopleSoft, Inc., where he served most recently as vice president of the customer sales division. Earlier in his PeopleSoft career, Mr. Ravin held several senior roles of increasing global responsibility, including corporate director of customer services and programs and corporate manager of upgrades and installations. Mr. Ravin’s PeopleSoft responsibilities included worldwide release support policy; release retirement programs; account management; Y2K software update and readiness program management for thousands of licensees; and development and delivery of special support programs for customers with unique needs. To meet the needs of customers who wanted to run a mature software release for many additional years beyond the official supported life span of a release without mandatory upgrades, Mr. Ravin successfully designed and launched the enterprise software industry’s first specialized extended support programs for Fortune 500, public sector and midmarket organizations.

Mr. Ravin also served as vice president of customer sales for Saba Software, Inc., worked in Russia on defense conversion programs, and worked in Washington, D.C. assisting the Clinton Administration with Congressional passage of the GATT global trade agreement in 1994.

Mr. Ravin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Emmanuelle Hose
Emmanuelle Hose
GVP & Theatre GM, EMEA

Emmanuelle Hose serves as GVP & Theatre GM, EMEA. In this role, she is responsible for leading the full business operations and fostering the company’s continued market expansion in the region.

Ms. Hose is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in IT and expertise in leading enterprise software sales, service, and development operations across Europe, North America, and Oceania. Ms. Hose relocated to France to lead Rimini Street’s expansion across EMEA.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Hose led the Australia and New Zealand team as its GVP & General manager, winning multiple awards along the way. She joined Rimini Street in 2014 as a senior account executive and became a sales director, leading business operations in the two countries and delivering exceptional client service, accelerating sales growth, and extending the leadership position of Rimini Street in the software support market across the region.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Hose served in executive roles with several global software companies.

Ms. Hose holds a Bachelor of Science degree (2/1) Hons (Upper Division) in information technologies from the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom.

Emma Hitzke
Emma Hitzke
VP, Portfolio Marketing
Dominique Guivarch
Dominique Guivarch
CIO Invivo group, ex CIO of Soufflet acquired by Invivo
Rami Baitieh
Rami Baitieh
Executive Director, France Carrefour
Valery BRO
Valery BRO
Head of the Support Functions Information Systems Department, Fondation de France
9:30 a.m.
Attendee Arrival & Welcome Drinks
10:10 a.m.
Keynote: Choose Both: Accelerated Growth and Improved Profitability
Seth Ravin, President & CEO – Rimini Street, Inc.
10:35 a.m.
Client Presentation: IT Strategic Planning – ERP & Innovation
Dominique Guivarch, CIO – Invivo Group
10:55 a.m.
Expert Panel Discussion
11:25 a.m.
Attendee Q & A
11:40 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Client Presentation
Rami Baitieh, Executive Director, France Carrefour
12:20 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Innovation, Creation and Growth!
Nina Métayer, Pastry Chef
12:45 p.m.
Cocktails & Networking
1:15 p.m.
Idea-sharing Lunch