The Twittersphere lit up today thanks to an amazing series of talks from business leaders in the finance, industrial services, and retail industries during the Ariba LIVE general session. And the Twitter conversations continued throughout the day from our breakout sessions. A common theme we noticed was the enthusiasm and insights shared during the first day at Ariba LIVE.


Executives from SAP, Deutsche Bank, and MSC Industrial delivered revealing overviews of their business journeys backed up by powerful practices. Here’s a sample of the audience’s takeaways:



Life is good CEO and co-founder, Bert Jacobs, gave an electrifying talk on the importance of optimism and community engagement that literally had the crowd on its feet. It’s not often that a keynote speaker tosses Frisbees into audience and the Ariba LIVE attendees loved it.



The energy from Bert Jacobs’ keynote served as a great catalyst for a day of sharing that took place during the Ariba LIVE breakout sessions. Ariba customers, sellers, business partners, and industry analysts gave compelling examples and statistics on the transformative nature of business networks.




Day two at Ariba LIVE promises to be filled with another round of collaborative conversations. Whether you’ve joined us in Vegas or tuning in online, share your thoughts on Twitter using the #AribaLIVE hashtag.