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Next Step is a team of 40 seasoned professionals who each bring hands-on experience in sales, marketing or people and management development to our clients.


Next Step was founded in 1997 by Jennifer Vessels to maximize clients’ profitability and growth.

Next Step frequently provides speakers for conferences, trade shows, webinars, workshops and other events. Our upcoming engagements are listed below.

If you are interested in booking a Next Step speaker please contact our event coordinator to
inquire about topics and availability.


Tuesday, 28th | 8:30 – 10:00 am

Digitalization: The Path to Relevance in Changing World

In 2015, IDC predicted that 30% of the top companies in any industry would be overtaken by a ‘new competitor’ by 2017. Due to the ubiquity of technology combined with new business models, changes in demographics and global buyer behaviors, the reality is every business today must transform or face possible extinction.

Location: Cisco Systems Lysaker Norway

Date: Tuesday, February 28th | 8:30 – 10:00 am


Wednesday, 15th | 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Digitalization for Relevance: Three Key Tips for Success

In 2015, IDC predicted that 30% of the top companies in any industry would be overtaken by a ‘new competitor’ by 2017. Technology, innovative market approaches combined with increasing customer expectations have accelerated the need for all businesses to ‘digitalize’ and transform to stay ahead.

Location: WeWork Moorgate London

Date: Wednesday, March 15th | 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday, 21st

The Dream: Scalability from Ground Up

As an entrepreneur, you have a dream for impact and growth. As market leaders Spotify, Adobe, AirBnB and many others have demonstrated, a great idea, implemented at the right time with a scalable commercial model leads to a dream come true.

Location: Bergen Norway

Date: Tuesday, March 21st |


Saturday, 1st

Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA)

Growth of revenue through new business models made possible by digitalization (using technology to enhance customer interaction, create new revenue streams and drive greater company value) is critical to success. Successful companies are championing new business models, services and use of technology to create incremental revenue streams and enhanced customer experience within their accounts.

Date: Saturday, April 1st |

Wednesday, 12th | 6:00 pm

Leading in Digitalized World

The ubiquitous use of technology, from apps such as Uber, artificial intelligence by Facebook through robotics in all industries is driving change in the way company’s view and utilize ‘human resources’. For employees, ‘digitialization’ ie use of technology to create, deliver, service a company’s offerings and manage internal operations, can be threatening or exciting.

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Date: Wednesday, April 12th | 6:00 pm


Wednesday, 3rd

Maximizing Revenue for Business Value

Artic Startup May 3-4, Helsinki Finland

Details to be available March 2017. Contact Next Step on for more conference information.

Location: Helsinki Finland

Date: Wednesday, May 3rd |

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