Jeff Trom

CTO Workiva

Keynote: The challenges of growing a B2B software company from startup to public

Abstract:
What does it take to go from a startup to a public software company? Technology, culture, vision, execution and grit … learn from our few successes and many mistakes.

Bio:
Jeff Trom is a co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Workiva Inc, a publicly traded enterprise software company. In the early 1990s, Trom co-founded another public software company, called Engineering Animation, Inc., and was its Chief Technology Officer until the company was sold in 2000. Trom has also been a technical consultant for various other software firms. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.