CO-CHAIRS

Vanessa Candela

Chief Legal and Risk Officer

Celonis

Sai Sriskandarajah

General Counsel

LaunchDarkly

KEYNOTE

PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR of “Empire of Pain”

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Jessica Collins

SVP, GENERAL COUNSEL & CORPORATE SECRETARY

ATHENAHEALTH

Omesh Agam

​​CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER

CHAINALYSIS

Landon Edmond

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

KLAVIYO

Jung-Kyu McCann

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

GREENHOUSE SOFTWARE

Chad Skinner

VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL

CLOUDFLARE

Shanti Ariker

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

 

JFROG

Colleen Lam

GENERAL COUNSEL

SYSDIG

Chad Skinner

VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL

Shanti Ariker

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

JFROG

Venue

1 Hotel South Beach

2341 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL

Agenda

**Subject to change

Wednesday, April 17

5:00-6:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Meet your peers and embark on your Offsite journey over sunset drinks and panoramic ocean views. Welcome remarks by:

– Sai Sriskandarajah, General Counsel @ LaunchDarkly

– Vanessa Candela, Chief Legal and Risk Officer @ Celonis

6:00-8:00 pm

Opening Dinner

Join your fellow SaaS GCs for a curated dinner under the stars at The 1 Hotel South Beach!

8:00 pm

After Dinner Drinks

Take some time for further bonding with new acquaintances.

Thursday, April 18

7:00-9:00 am

Breakfast

Fuel up for a day packed with content, connection and a range of exhilarating to relaxing activities.

9:00-9:30 am

Day 1 | Opening Remarks

Morning kick-off with our Co-Chairs as they share their vision for the next two days

– Sai Sriskandarajah, General Counsel @ LaunchDarkly

– Vanessa Candela, Chief Legal and Risk Officer @ Celonis

9:30-10:20 am

Mainstage 1 | Please Locate Your Nearest Exit: Exit Opportunities in 2024

We start with the end – given the current environment, what is the exit today? Our panel will overview exit options including what it takes to go public, navigating M&A, and fundraising dynamics for SaaS companies in today’s market.

10:30-11:00 am

Mainstage 2 | Double Click IPO

What does going public in the current market environment look like? How can the legal team best prepare the company for this path? After surveying the status of exit opportunities, we’ll double click into IPOs and hear from Chad Skinner (VP and General Counsel @ Cloudflare) on Cloudfare’s journey to becoming a publicly traded SaaS company.

11:10-11:40 am

Mainstage 3 | Double Click: M&A

If an IPO feels like IP-no, is strategic M&A an option? Given recent regulatory hurdles, what does the M&A landscape currently look like for SaaS companies? Our last session of Day 2 will highlight how GCs can best position their orgs for an M&A transaction within the current environment.

11:40 pm

Co-Chair Closing Remarks

– Sai Sriskandarajah, General Counsel @ LaunchDarkly

– Vanessa Candela, Chief Legal and Risk Officer @ Celonis

12:00-12:50 pm

Roundtable: Running a Lean and Effective Legal Team

Explore the intricacies of building and empowering teams amidst resource constraints, navigating the delicate balance of motivation in a challenging environment.

1:10-2:10pm

Lunch at Hotel

Join us for a group lunch and refuel before an afternoon of fun, social activities!

2:30-4:30 pm

Activity Time!

Enjoy an afternoon of activities around Miami!

4:30-6:00 pm

Free Time

Take this time to catch-up on work, relax by the pool and get ready for your GC Session followed by dinner Off-site.

6:00-6:30 pm

Cozy Drinks

Re-group with your peers for drinks and nibbles before joining your GC Only Session.

6:30-7:15 pm

GC Only Session

7:45-10:30 pm

Small Group Dinners around Miami

These small group dinners are designed to bring you closer to a cluster of your peers with shared interests. Dive deep on topics that you care about.

10:15 pm

Digestifs

Pour some ‘spirited’ discussions into your night with a digestif and deep conversations.

-Sponsored by Latham & Watkins-

Friday, April 19

7:00-9:00 am

Breakfast

Get ready for a day of learning & connecting, followed by some relaxing time at the cabanas!

9:00-9:15 am

Day 2 | Opening Remarks

\Opening remarks with our Co-Chairs.

-Sai Sriskandarajah, General Counsel @ LaunchDarkly

– Vanessa Candela, Chief Legal and Risk Officer @ Celonis

9:15-10:00 am

Keynote Address |
Ethics Unveiled: Corporate Responsibility in the GC Role

Join us for a keynote address by Patrick Radden Keefe, New York Times Bestselling Author of “Empire of Pain.” We’ll explore corporate responsibility, ethics, and the pivotal role of General Counsels in navigating complex legal landscapes. How can GCsidentify red flags, foster ethical practices, and steer their organization towards responsible decision-making in the face of challenging circumstances?

10:10-11:00 am

Mainstage 4 | The State of Security in SaaS

Many data-driven SaaS companies host massive amounts of data that is often highly regulated. Consequently, the biggest security risks and biggest focuses of negotiation can center around the management of that data. In light of this, what are the biggest security risks that we are seeing today? How can the legal team work with other business units to protect their org?

11:10-12:00 pm

Mainstage 5 | Responsible AI / AI: Is it Blockchain or GDPR?

It seems like AI and machine learning have quickly crept into our daily lives as well as our organizations’ daily operations – bringing a host of legal issues with them. With a landscape that is changing daily, how can legal teams address AI right now? Is it possible to incorporate AI responsibly, leaving internal teams, vendors, and customers comfortable?

12:00 pm

Closing Remarks by Co-Chairs

All good things must come to an end. We hope you rest & hold onto your new learnings!

12:00-5:00 pm

Cabana Co-Working Wrap Party with our friends at Cooley!

Stay a little longer and end your experience in a private cabana surrounded by your fellow SaaS GCs, a pristine pool, food and drinks! Co-work or just join for the fun and SaaS banter!

-Sponsored by Cooley-

CLE Information

We expect this program to be eligible for up to 6.0 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states and 5.0 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. This course is appropriate for experienced attorneys only. TechGC has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board and the State Bar of California as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education. Additionally, we will seek CLE accreditation in IL, WA, FL, TX, PA, CO, GA, and any of the other 50 states upon specific request from an attendee.

Accommodations

This Offsite will take place at The 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami, Florida.

We have negotiated a discounted nightly rate of $499 +tax +resort fee (Usually $1000++).

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, you’ll receive a $100 deduction from your final hotel bill.

Extend your stay! We’ve secured special rates for three nights before and after the Offsite (subject to hotel availability). Take advantage of the weekend and join us on Friday from 1-5PM for our Cabana Co-working Wrap Party with our friends from Cooley!

The room block will either close on March 13 or when sold out, whichever happens first. Availability of rooms is limited, so we recommend securing your spot as soon as possible.

**Kindly refrain from sharing your invitation, hotel booking link, or RSVP confirmation email with others.

**This is an invite only Offsite

Travel

Getting to & from 1 Hotel South Beach, Miami

There is one major airport a short drive from The 1 Hotel South Beach

– MIA, Miami International Airport

If you’re flying in from out of town, we recommend flying into/out of MIA, just a 20 minute drive from 1 Hotel. Ubers and Lyfts are a fast and budget friendly form of transport to and from the airport.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Frequently
Asked
Questions

Who is this offsite for?

This Offsite is intended for GCs and CLOs of late-stage, B2B SaaS companies, by invitation only. Please note, we will be hosting the TechGC Fintech Offsite the three days prior to this event. If you think your organization is more aligned with that retreat, please reach out to Justyn Hintze at justyn@techgc.co for more information. At this time, the Offsites have a limited number of spots. In order to allow as many members to attend as possible, we are not able to accommodate members attending both the Fintech and SaaS Offsites.

What are my next steps to join this Offsite?

This offsite is invite only and you will be tapped with an invite from our co-chairs or TechGCs founders.

I have received an invite to the Offsite, am I guaranteed a spot?

An invitation does not guarantee you a spot at the Offsite. We suggest you RSVP as soon as possible to secure your place. As spots are limited, please only RSVP if you intend to come for the entire three days.

What time should I be at the hotel on April 17?

Please be at The 1 Hotel by or before 4:00PM.

What time should I plan on leaving on Friday the 19th?

Content should wrap by or before 12PM, however, we are hosting a wrap party where we will be relaxing in private Cabanas and co-working for the afternoon from 12-5 PM, we’d love to see you there! -Sponsored by Cooley-

Can I arrive earlier or stay later at the hotel?

YES! We have secured our heavily discounted rates 3 days pre and post this Offsite and we would love to see our members take advantage of this!

What is covered?

All meals & activities from Wednesday, April 17, 5PM to Friday’s Co-Working and Cabana Wrap Party ending at 5PM.

I’ve RSVP’d what is next?

Please follow the steps in your RSVP confirmation email

What is the $100 hotel bill reduction?

Enjoy a $100 deduction on your final hotel bill, courtesy of our sponsors. Use it for a spa treatment, cocktails, or apply it to your room cost. No action required; the discount will be applied automatically at check-out.

ABOUT TECHGC

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