Together we rocked at Talend’s epic sales kickoff, Engage

By Talend Team
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Engageapalooza 2023, Talend’s annual SKO, got the band back together with chart-topping results. Talendians, partners, and customers from around the world stole the spotlight at Nashville’s Gaylord resort with 3 days of learning, laughing, and a little line dancing, too. 

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The event's theme, “Together we rock” embodied the value of teamwork while also playing into the host city’s moniker, Music City. From presentations decks to site signage to festival-themed swag, every detail kept the vibe rocking. Even senior leadership seized the moment, enjoying photo ops with guitars. 

Talend toolkit for 2023 

Enageapalooza was packed with presentations to enable sales success. Attendees were treated to an exciting look at Talend’s product roadmap in the Product and Services jam session. Other presentations were geared towards professional development, like a session on the role of empathy in sales. The knowledge — and the team spirit — left attendees amped. 

“What an amazing week at #talendengage in Nashville!” exclaimed Tom Walles, Sales Director – MidMarket at Talend. “All of the sessions, speakers, and partners were phenomenal. But the best part was meeting the Talend team face-to-face. At the risk of sounding cliché, it really felt like being surrounded by family.“ 

Even those brand new to the Talend family felt welcomed and inspired. “Great event! Great people! Great products! What a PERFECT WAY to start at a new job!” raved Diogo Assis, Lead Customer Success Manager at Talend. 

Partners and customers share the stage 

“Together, we rock” extended to more than just the Talendians in attendance. In a nod to the value of additional viewpoints for sales success, nearly three dozen partners and a quartet of customers rounded out the lineup with compelling content. Sharing their unique successes and experiences added another layer of insight for Talendians to inform their efforts in the upcoming year. It was also an ideal opportunity for Talend’s partners to learn how to ensure a solid 2023 together. 

I don't think I'll ever take for granted the magic of getting people together to learn, laugh, and strategize. This has been an invigorating week with some really fun, really smart people, and I'm looking forward to building on the momentum. Thanks to Talend for an unforgettable kickoff.
— Carolyn Fernald, Head of Marketing, Passerelle

Pride in performance: The Revies 

Engageapalooza closed with The Revies, Talend’s annual sales awards program. Offering respect and recognition for hard work from both Talendians and valued partners, the high-spirited evening was a hit with all who attended. Talend top performers were thrilled with the honor, while their teammates cheered and vowed to join them on the stage next year. And recipients of Talend’s annual Partner Awards lit up social media following the event, expressing their pride in winning. 

At Talend, the teamwork, support, and fun aren’t limited to a 3-day offsite. As one attendee asked, “Is it even work when you like your teammates this much?” If you're a sales, product, or CS professional with a passion for data, we’d love hear from you. Browse and apply for available positions on our website