Patrick Stokes - General Manager, Platform
Patrick Stokes is EVP & GM of Platform at Salesforce where he is responsible for driving innovation and adoption of Salesforce’s cross-cloud services including Einstein, Lightning, Identity, Blockchain and Customer 360 Truth.
Patrick joined Salesforce in 2012 through the acquisition of Buddy Media where he served as CPO and quickly partnered with the Radian6 team to deliver Social Studio, the first product in what eventually became Salesforce Marketing Cloud. After numerous expanding leadership roles in Marketing Cloud, Patrick spearheaded the Customer 360 project and Salesforce’s multi-cloud integration strategy. Customer 360 is now a primary differentiator of the Salesforce platform and has transformed the way customers deploy Salesforce products and achieve a single view of their customer.
Throughout his career, he has worked in product leadership roles in both start-ups and industry incumbents. Patrick studied Computer Science and Information Technology at Marist College, and is based in New York.