About Collaborate

In 2019, almost 1,000 attendees joined Wrike in Nashville and London to share top workplace management frameworks to grow businesses and inspire teams. This year, we're bringing industry luminaries, breakout workshops, real-world strategies, and game-changing networking opportunities directly to you. Learn how you can bring versatility and velocity to your team's project and work management. Check out some highlights from Collaborate 2019.
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Agenda for the U.S.


Tuesday, October 20

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST
    Welcome Keynote
    Andrew Filev, Founder & CEO, Wrike
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PST
    Customer panel
    Abhay Rajaram, CCO, Wrike
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST
    Birds of a Feather roundtable discussions on:
    - Education
    - PMO
    - Entertainment
    - Healthcare and Life Sciences
    - Financial Services
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
    Customer Panel with live Q&A
    Abhay Rajaram, CCO, Wrike
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST
    Virtual games in the Collaborate Expo
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PST
    Live Ask the Experts Q&A Session
    Matt Williams, Regional Head of Customer Success, Wrike

Wednesday, October 21

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PST
    Product Keynote
    Andrew Filev, Founder & CEO, Wrike
    Alexey Korotich, VP of Product, Wrike
    With live Q&A and audience polling!
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST
    Live Ask the Experts Q&A Session
    Renee Thomas, Regional Head of Customer Success, Wrike
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
    Customer panel and live Q&A session
    Abhay Rajaram, CCO, Wrike
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST
    Virtual games in the Collaborate Expo
  • 1:00 p.m. PST
    Release of on-demand breakout sessions
  • Project Planning
  • Workflow Management
  • Collaboration
  • Work Visibility
  • Configurability

The Best News?

Collaborate 2020 is free for you!
You can become a part of our Collaboration Nation at no cost to your organization.
Product Training for US Attendees (fees apply)
We'll be offering our popular product training with several new courses for you to choose from. Click here for more information.

Our 2019 Sponsors

Want to be a sponsor? Click on the link below to apply!


When is Collaborate?

This year, Virtual Collaborate will be held in three local timezones:
Collaborate U.S., Oct 20-22, 2020
Collaborate Asia, Oct 21-22, 2020
Collaborate Europe, Oct 21-22, 2020

Who attends Collaborate?

You'll join members of the Wrike community including customers, partners, and Wrike experts representing various departments, company sizes, and industries.

Andrew Filev

Founder and CEO,

Andrew founded Wrike in 2006 after realizing the challenges organizations faced in scaling due to the limitations of collaborating through email and spreadsheets. He had a vision to provide modern work teams with collaboration tools that make them more productive than they thought possible. Andrew has led Wrike from budding startup to one of the fastest-growing providers of collaboration and project management solutions. Wrike has been consistently recognized for its excellent product, tremendous growth, and top-rated work environment. In 2017, Wrike was named one of the fastest-growing tech companies in North America by Deloitte for the third consecutive year and was also designated a top workplace by the Bay Area News Group for the third consecutive year. In 2016, Wrike was named a leader in Enterprise Collaborative Work Management by Forrester Research.

As a business leader, Andrew's insights on entrepreneurship, productivity, and the future of work have been featured in leading business publications including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, and The New York Times. He is also an accomplished speaker, having led talks at numerous business and tech conferences including the Project Management Institute Global Conference, Web Summit, CeBIT, and Montgomery Summit.

Saranya Babu

Senior Vice President of Marketing,

Saranya Babu is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Wrike. Babu oversees all aspects of marketing, including demand generation strategy, product marketing, and communications. She has held various leadership roles in marketing at several technology companies. This experience has provided her with the opportunity to hone her diverse skills in enterprise go-to-market strategy development, demand generation, marketing operations, field marketing, and more. Before joining Wrike, Babu was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Instapage where she grew revenue and valuation by 4X, customer base by 3X, and annual contract value by 30X. She previously held roles at ChargePoint, Inc., BDNA (acquired by Flexera), Dell, and NetApp. Babu earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of New York at Buffalo, and a Bachelor in Engineering from the College of Engineering in Guindy, India.

Alexey Korotich

Vice President of Product,

Alexey Korotich heads Wrike's product organization. Alexey has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software design, security, product development and management. His ability to define the long-term vision and management requirements for new, category-defining enterprise solutions has led to numerous successful go-to-market plans and launches.

Abhay Rajaram

Chief Customer Officer,
Abhay Rajaram is Wrike's Chief Customer Officer. Abhay has a passion for building great businesses and delivering memorable customer outcomes. Prior to Wrike, he headed up all post-sales services at Hearsay, a SaaS digital marketing platform for global financial services organizations. Previously, Abhay built the customer success organization at YouSendIt / Hightail from the ground up. He also managed product operations, strategy, pricing, and training for Cisco's security business, and held product, marketing, and engineering management positions at IronPort Systems, 3Com Corporation, and and Wipro Technologies. Abhay holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology, India.

Matt Williams

Regional Head of Customer Success,

Matt Williams is a leader of customer success organizations and has over 10 years of experience working at and with SasS companies across the world. With a focus on customer-centricity and delivering operational excellence, Matt has lead operationally transformative projects with multiple fortune 500 companies, including Airbnb, Western Union, iHeartMedia, and more. Matt currently leads Wrike's customer success team and is here to share some of the incredible learnings Wrike has learned from its over 20,000 customers!

Renee Thomas

Regional Head of Customer Success,

As a Regional Head of Customer Success at Wrike, Renee leads a global team of talented CSMs. Renee has a passion for helping both employees and customers unlock their potential through personal and organizational development. She brings expertise in change management, global team leadership, marketing operations, and project management automation. Renee's experiences as a retail operations manager, head of business development, and now a manager of a CS team help her partner with clients to implement solutions and achieve their organizational goals of increasing efficiency, visibility, and collaboration.

Marcus Manderson

Supervisor of Audiovisual Operations,
National Geographic Society

Marcus Manderson is the Supervisor of Audiovisual Operations for the National Geographic Society. Before assuming that role in 2016, Marcus was an Audiovisual Technician for National Geographic. He has been responsible for assisting in the maintenance and operation of the audio recording facilities, conference rooms, presentation software, and formal presentation spaces, including a 400-seat auditorium, executive suites, and board room spaces.
Marcus plays a key role in providing training materials such as knowledge articles, in-person (or virtual) classes, and online videos that assist with onboarding staff to various technology platforms. He also continues to develop and maintain strategic relationships with partners, clients, vendors, and others, ensuring the ability to quickly adapt to the increasing technological needs of an international non-profit organization.
Marcus earned a Master of Science in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University, where he was the Valedictorian, and a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Keyboards and Music Industry, Cum Laude. He also has earned an ITIL Foundations certification and an AVIXA CTS certification.

Stephanie Wilson

Project Manager, Collections & Interpretation,
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Stephanie Wilson is the Project Manager, Collections & Interpretation at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Stephanie engages Curatorial, Education and Interpretation, Research Collections and Services, and Historic Properties to ensure division and department projects are successful. She oversees exhibition installations, graphic material production, contractors, and project budgets. Stephanie also assesses team capacity and efficiency, and manages cross-departmental communications and grant administration. Stephanie has managed projects for Georgia O'Keeffe Museum since 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and a Master of Business Administration in International Management from the University of New Mexico. She is passionate about project management and using tools that work smarter, not harder.

Mary Ellen Grom

Executive Director, Marketing Communications,

Mary Ellen Grom leads AFL’s internal and external strategic marketing communications efforts. She is responsible for defining and implementing a strategic marketing vision across AFL’s core markets,geographies, and business units to drive awareness, relationships, and reputation. Prior to AFL, she spent 25 years in distribution/channel marketing at SYNNEX Corporation, ScanSource, Inc., and a division of Arrow Electronics. She is an active diabetes advocate for the Carolinas chapter of JDRF and currently serves on the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation board of directors.

Frank Tramble

Senior Director, Strategic Communications & Operations,
Georgetown University

Frank Tramble is a marketing and communications expert with 13 years of experience in higher education. He serves as the Senior Director of Strategic Communications & Operations for the office of advancement — a $200+ million dollar a year fundraising department — and oversees a communications team of 26 individuals whose expertise spans across designers, writers, digital channel strategists, multimedia, user experience, and project management experts. This high-performing team executes nearly 500 projects each fiscal year using the Wrike platform.
Frank holds a BA in advertising from Michigan State University, a Master's in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University, and an Executive Leadership in Business Certificate from Georgetown University. He has three years of Wrike experience and is known around the department for causing co-workers to preface all project questions with "Don't worry. I'll put it in Wrike" prior to asking their questions. Frank is also an avid runner and created a fitness organization in Washington D.C., called DC Run Crew that has engaged more than 3,000 runners and partners with brands such as Nike, New Balance, Potomac River Running, and many more — and, yes, he uses Wrike to manage all projects there as well. Frank attended Wrike Collaborate 2019 in Nashville and enjoys championing many other institutions to join the Wrike family and experience the great efficiencies it offers.

Jeff Hartlieb

Director of Production & Project Management, Pacific Rim,

Jeff is the Director of Production & Project Management, Pacific Rim for Nickelodeon Experience Design. In his role, Jeff manages all aspects from concept to opening of large-scale themed attractions and exhibits ensuring that the Nickelodeon brand and IP are brought to life with the greatest value possible.

Jeff’s early theater design training and extensive production experience have allowed him to develop a broad understanding of how systems and teams work together. As the Nickelodeon creative operations team began transitioning from a traditional model to a more Agile environment, they implemented Wrike as the backbone for collaboration. Jeff works with the creative and project management team, helping them be more efficient and conversant in Wrike.

Jeff spent his early career in performing arts production and all aspects of design for the performing arts (IATSE & USA scenic design affiliated) and migrated to a producer/director role in themed experiences and attractions worldwide. Having a broad experience in how complicated projects are mounted from conception to opening, Jeff has always been looking to refine processes and procedures to better manage projects and make the overall experience more enjoyable for everyone.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts from Whitman College and Masters in Design for the Performing Arts from California Institute of the Arts.

Kate Collins

Digital Project Manager,

Kate Collins is the Digital Project Manager at Postali, leading the planning efforts for all new client projects. In addition to day-to-day team and resource management, she focuses on improving internal project organization and efficiencies.
Kate has a background in communications, with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Journalism at Kent State University. With experience in leading projects of all sizes and industries, she combines her Type A organization with her Type B ideation to help guide client goals to completion.
Kate joined Postali in May 2019 after several years of account and project management at a boutique public relations and marketing firm in Columbus. As a self-proclaimed extrovert, she is excited to be at an actionable and strategic company, performing a role where she can focus on supporting the Postali team.

Miron Mizrahi

Solutions Architect,

Miron Mizrahi is a seasoned technologist with 20+ years in the software industry, specializing in consulting, strategic presales, product/solution marketing, and portfolio management. He has had a successful track record in helping customers solve complex problems through technology and is now a Solutions Architect with Wrike, focusing on complex deployments and integrations.

Taylor Cotter

Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Customer Experience (CX) Department,

Taylor Cotter is the Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Customer Experience (CX) Department at Datto, Inc. Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut with over 20 locations worldwide, Datto empowers the world’s small and medium businesses to thrive by offering unified continuity, networking, and business management solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs).
As a Strategic Initiatives Manager, Taylor collaborates with the CX Leadership team to develop and execute projects supporting improvement to the partner experience. She helps drive strategic initiatives by creating tactical paths of execution, including project plan outlines and milestone development, along with task and risk management. In addition, Taylor helps manage, plan, and execute strategic leadership offsite meetings and team building sessions.
Some of Taylor’s most notable initiatives include Datto’s launch of the Net Promoter Score (NPS), refining the onboarding process for new buying partners, and launching a new Datto Certification Program and learning management system for partners.
Taylor graduated with her Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPA) from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor of Arts as a dual major in Political Science and Communication Studies from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Outside of her profession, Taylor enjoys running with her Golden Retriever and spending time on Loon Lake in Wayland, New York, where her parents reside.

Mitchell Bausch

Marketing Coordinator for Enrollment & Academic Services,
Texas A&M University

Mitchell Bausch serves as the Project Manager for the Enrollment Marketing team at the university with the largest enrollment in the nation. A graduate of Texas A&M’s Business School, Mitchell came into this role as the university was shifting to support the enrollment management model. Having gotten familiar with Wrike while working at a marketing agency in Fort Worth, Mitchell was able to help his team maximize efficiency and output. A self-proclaimed Wrike nerd, you can usually find workflows mapped out on giant sticky notes in his office. For the second time since starting his role, his team has had to transition to a remote work environment and doesn’t miss a beat.

Michael Michalak

Senior Business Process Analyst,
Thomson Reuters

Michael started with Thomson Reuters immediately after high school in their manufacturing department producing law books. Over 16 years, he has held many positions with the company. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a design degree, he made the transition to the website division with FindLaw and has been a Business Process Analyst for 5 years now.
He leads a team of Wrike admins serving 600+ users of Wrike with 4,000 active projects and counting! He is very passionate about empowering Wrike users. Michael currently leads a local group of Wrike power users where 30 companies collaborate constantly to better serve our customers and business partners.

Shaun Carlson

Director of R&D and Continuous Innovation,

Shaun Carlson is the Director of R&D and Continuous Innovation for Arvig. He has been with Arvig since 2011 and in the Telecommunications industry for almost 20 years. On the side, he is a Major in the North Dakota Air National Guard, which he's been a member of for 23 years. Over the years he has served his communities as a Church Youth Leader, Church Music Leader, Volunteer Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, and a board member for the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Mary and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from North Dakota State University.

Amory Borromeo

Head of Technology Operations,

Amory Borromeo has nearly 2 decades' worth of experience working with start-ups and global corporations. She has spent most of her career leading others in operations and product management inside of tech companies, while taking every opportunity to speak at events and share her passion for growth, diversity and inclusion, and operational excellence.
Amory is currently the Head of Technology Operations at Carvana, an online car buying platform. In her current role, she is responsible for defining the operational approach that Carvana’s technology teams use to reach all new levels of excellence. While she encourages the use of tooling and processes, her approach is people-centric and her mission is to empower everyone to be the best, most efficient versions of themselves.
Prior to joining Carvana 2 years ago, Amory ran her own consulting company and worked for a digital transformation agency, which helped her develop a design eye and fall in love with product management. She is passionate about learning and has an insatiable curiosity. Amory uses her free time to read and write as much as possible when she isn’t running around after her toddler or enjoying music with her husband.

George Evano

Director of Alumni and Development Communication,
University of Oregon

George Evano is the Director of Alumni and Development Communications for the University of Oregon. He oversees a team of writer-producers who create content that inspires donations, strengthens relationships among alumni, celebrates university patrons, and advances the University of Oregon’s teaching mission. He’s a member of the cross-campus team that designs and deploys a Wrike installation that serves 300 licensed users and 700 collaborators within and outside of the university. George has won numerous industry awards, and sharpens his creative edge by playing tenor sax at Eugene-area jazz clubs.


Monday, October 19

Pre-conference training