History

The Enterprise Software CEO Roundtable (ESR) was formed by Rick Crandall in 1995 and has been chaired by Rick ever since. The ESR consists of the CEO’s or the most senior executive associated with enterprise software and services of the 50 largest and/or most innovative companies that create, license and/or sell-as-a-service computer software to the enterprise.

Members meet twice yearly in person alternating between San Francisco and New York City. Topics
are chosen by the members and guests are invited who are prominent in the fields relevant to the
chosen topics.

 

Mission

To be the definitive periodic gathering place and forum where software industry leaders can meet
with their peers to:

  • Network among peers to stay current with the changing leadership of the software industry
  • Discuss, debate and assimilate new trends, impacts and perspectives on issues most relevant
    to the enterprise software business, its markets, its technology changes and its customers.