Our panel of executives shared insights into how they build communities of impact to deliver consistent business results. 

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Leaders deliver results when they work smarter together, and align business goals and objectives. Our panel of executives will discuss leadership strategies and how they work together across functional boundaries to deliver consistent results.  Discussions will cover different perspectives on how these leaders are thriving in today’s current climate and how resilience is about shifting mindsets, understanding cultural needs, expanding  communication styles and embracing the needs of your workforce and customers.

Patricia Grant

Patricia Grant

VP, IT Strategy, Planning and
Business Operations


Patricia is a transformational business leader driving change at ServiceNow. She joined ServiceNow in March 2017 reporting directly to the CIO, driving digital transformation across the company demonstrating real quantifiable outcomes. She built the Now on Now program which showcases how ServiceNow uses the Now PlatformTM. Drives quarterly Customer Zero meetings with Chief Product Officer organization to provide feedback. Patricia is also responsible for creating a world class PMO organization increasing the velocity of IT.

Stacey Taylor

Senior Vice President Chief Procurement Officer

MGM Resorts International

Stacey Taylor joined MGM Resorts International in October 2015 as Senior Vice President Chief Procurement Officer. She provides leadership and strategic vision to Global Procurement and is implementing a Companywide procurement program inclusive of sourcing, purchasing, program management and supplier management to optimize financial savings impact and improve associated processes to drive efficiency.

Michele O’Connor 

Chief Accounting Officer

Veeva Systems

Michele O’Connor is the Chief Accounting Officer at Veeva Systems where she is responsible for the global accounting operations, including revenue recognition, external financial reporting, tax and compliance. Michele has more than 22 years of experience in finance and accounting across the medical device and technology industries. Over the course of the last eight years at Veeva, Michele has built a global finance and accounting function to support the company’s incredible journey starting with their IPO in October 2013 to becoming one of the fastest SaaS company to reach a $1B in revenue. Michele received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from Cal Poly University – San Luis Obispo and holds a California CPA license.

Sheryl Chamberlain

Event Moderator and Coupa Empower Global Lead


Sheryl joined Coupa in January of 2020 as Director of Alliance. As a global technology executive, she has driven businesses to success, cultivated forward strategies, and aligned business goals. She's a leader who is able to revolutionize practices and change the paradigms of business. A key business asset in numerous major technology moves, strategies, and programs, she has built a reputation as an instrumental business partner and asset.

Beyond her executive influences and impactful strategies, Sheryl is an advocate for social impact and change and leads Coupa Empower's Board.