SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI), a leading provider of cloud-based business automation solutions, thanks attendees for another highly successful NextLevel 2013 conference. More than 650 attendees from nearly 300 organizations participated in the three-day conference, which took place at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country last week. Attendance was up 20 percent from last year, and featured representatives from major brands such as Eastman Chemical, John Deere, Dell, IBM, Molson Coors, ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation) and Harvard.
This year’s conference featured the most diverse line-up of topics with sessions focusing on supplier management, accounts payable, strategic sourcing, spend analysis and contract management. Participants also had a unique opportunity to network with their peers and hear first-hand about success stories and emerging trends.
SciQuest also spotlighted its customers’ achievements during the “Questies” award dinner on Tuesday night. Organizations and individuals were recognized for their efforts in collaborative purchasing as well as overall innovation. The 2013 Questie winners are:
- Cuyahoga Community College, Rookie of the Year
- University of Southern California, Rookie of the Year
- Pitney Bowes, Technical Innovator
- University of Southern California – San Diego (UCSD), Continued Solid Performance
- OptumHealth, Continued Solid Performance
- Beth Faber from Eastman Chemical, Industry Influencer
- Sandy Hicks from University of Colorado, Industry Influencer
- Deloitte, Partner
“Our customers are truly trailblazers, breaking new ground in purchasing consortiums, strategic spending and contract negotiations and management,” said Stephen Wiehe, president and CEO, SciQuest. “NextLevel continues to attract industry visionaries who are passionate about transforming business processes in their organizations and sharing their knowledge and insights with their peers. It is this collaboration and sense of community that makes NextLevel such a successful event year after year.”