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McKinsey's Head of Design to Keynote Model N Rainmaker 2018


Dave Hoffer joins industry leaders in Life Sciences, High Tech and Manufacturing in speaker line-up

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Model N, Inc. (NYSE: MODN), the leading provider of revenue management solutions for the life sciences, high tech and manufacturing industries, will welcome Dave Hoffer, Head of Design for New Ventures at McKinsey & Company, as the guest keynote speaker for its 14th annual conference. Rainmaker, the premier revenue management conference, will be held February 12-14, 2018 at the Omni La Costa Resort.

Hoffer's keynote "Design Consciousness" will draw upon his experience leading McKinsey's design work in digital transformation, focusing on how to design the customer experience and new business models. Hoffer will share a design maturity model brought to life by real-world customer examples. Rainmaker attendees will leave this keynote with a more urgent need to "up their game" around how to design the customer experience as part of their digital reinvention.

Hoffer has more than 20 years' design experience, most recently at McKinsey for the past three years. Prior to McKinsey, he's designed experiences for Amazon, HP, AT&T, Cisco, Disney and Roche, in addition to several start-ups. Hoffer has worked across disciplines including visual and brand design, but has focused primarily on interaction design and user research.

Attendees will benefit from breakout sessions in the life sciences, high tech, manufacturing and technical tracks. Additional noteworthy industry speakers and sessions at Rainmaker 2018 include:

  • "Pharmaceutical Regulatory Outlook 2018" with John Shakow, partner at King and Spalding
  • "Reflecting Reality: How You Measure Up from Your Customer's Perspective" with Kristi Naidech, COO at SCM Connections, and Michael Schiller, senior director of supply chain at the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management
  • "Digital Reinvention of Channels and its Implications on Incentives and Pricing" panel discussion

"Rainmaker provides equal parts vision, strategy, and execution for digital reinvention," said Zack Rinat, founder, executive chairman and CEO of Model N. "McKinsey is a thought leader on digital reinvention and we are thrilled to have Dave Hoffer share his expertise in designing customer experiences and new business models."

Bringing together Model N's customers, partners, industry experts, thought leaders and employees, Rainmaker 2018 is focused on designing, discovering, and demonstrating digital reinvention strategies. Attendees will garner insights on how to reinvent their businesses and grow revenue from a compelling range of sessions on global market access, value-based contracting, pricing accuracy, and best practices and solutions to address key revenue management challenges. The full speaker agenda for Rainmaker 2018 is available at

About Model N

Model N is the leader in Revenue Management solutions. Driving mission-critical business processes such as configure, price and quote (CPQ), contract and rebate management, business intelligence, and regulatory compliance, Model N solutions transform the revenue lifecycle from a series of disjointed operations into a strategic end-to-end process. With deep industry expertise, Model N supports the complex business needs of the world's leading brands in life sciences, technology and manufacturing across more than 100 countries, including Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Microchip Technology and ON Semiconductor. For more information, visit Model N is a registered trademark of Model N, Inc. Any other company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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