Vala Afshar is an award-winning inventor and sought after expert in digital business transformation, digital marketing and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality. As Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce, Vala collaborates with C-suite executives, industry analysts and thought leaders from around the world on opportunities for digital change.
Named as the top influencer to CMOs on Twitter by Fortune Magazine, Vala has a significant online and industry presence, he contributes weekly technology, business and leadership articles to Huffington Post, INC Magazine, and other publications. He also hosts a weekly video show on Disrupt TV, where he speaks with the top business executives in the world covering the topics of digital marketing, information technology, and the changing role of CIOs, CMOs and CDOs.
What you might not know, is that Vala spent the 12 years leading up to his current role, as a Salesforce customer. As an early adopter, he leveraged Salesforce and innovated with the platform for years before making the transition to join the Salesforce team.