Tony Prophet is chief equality officer of Salesforce. He leads the company’s equality initiatives, focusing on gender, LGBTQ and racial equality to ensure that Salesforce reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. He is a member of the company’s executive committee, reporting to Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Prophet served as Microsoft's corporate vice president of Education Marketing, where he defined the Microsoft Education business model, channel and market strategy. He was co-executive sponsor of Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) and founding executive of BlackLight, an organization empowering black marketers at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, he led operations for HP’s Printing & Personal Systems business as a senior vice president. He also held executive positions at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Honeywell and was a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton. Prophet serves on the board of directors of Gannett and is chairman of the Transformation Committee.

Throughout his career, Prophet has worked as a champion for human rights and social justice, including protecting the rights of young workers, educating female workers on health issues in developing countries, improving schools for children of migrant workers and addressing the root causes of migratory worker flows. He is also passionate about community service, focusing on ensuring low-income teens get college educations, as well as improving health care for children and HIV-positive women in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

John Hernandez is COO of Salesforce’s Service Cloud. In this capacity, John is responsible for the business and product operations, as well as incubating key market adjacency solutions for Salesforce’s multi-billion dollar, customer care, Service Cloud business.

Previously, Mr. Hernandez served as Vice President and General Manager of IBM’s Collaboration business. In this capacity, John was responsible for driving IBM’s multi-billion dollar SaaS and Premise based Social, Mail, Meetings, Chat and Smarter Workforce businesses.

Prior to that role, Mr. Hernandez served as a Vice President and General Manager within Cisco’s Collaboration business. Initially, as the Customer Care business leader, where he created the Customer Collaboration strategy including mobile, hosted and Omni-channel solutions and led the business through a turnaround going from less than 5% market share to more than 30% in the US and 20% globally. Ultimately, leading the crucial responsibility of transitioning the overall collaboration business from predominately premise-based Unified Communications solutions to hybrid, cloud and mobile Collaboration solutions. At his departure, John’s model successfully grew Cisco’s multi-billion dollar collaboration business by 14% year over year.

A regular keynote speaker at corporate and industry events, Mr. Hernandez has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley, executing global initiatives, with extensive engagements in Asia, Europe and throughout the Americas. Before joining Cisco in December 2002, Mr. Hernandez held a variety of management positions at Genesys Telecommunications and Nortel Networks.

 

Peter Schwartz is an internationally renowned futurist and business strategist, specializing in scenario planning and working with corporations, governments, and institutions to create alternative perspectives of the future and develop robust strategies for a changing and uncertain world. As Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for Salesforce, he manages the organization’s ongoing strategic conversation. Peter leads the Salesforce Futures LAB – a collaboration between strategic thinkers at Salesforce and its customers around provocative ideas on the future of business.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Peter was co-founder and chairman of Global Business Network. He is the author of several works. His first book, The Art of the Long View, is considered a seminal publication on scenario planning. Peter has also served as a script consultant on the films "The Minority Report," "Deep Impact," "Sneakers," and "War Games." He received a B.S. in aeronautical engineering and astronautics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

 

Tiffani Bova is the global customer growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce, where as an industry thought leader, she watches overall market trends to uncover best practices on how to improve sales performance and enhance the overall customer experience.

Bova has extensive knowledge of go-to-market, sales and channel strategies. Prior to Salesforce, she spent 10 years at Gartner as a vice president, distinguished analyst and research fellow, covering sales transformation and indirect channel innovation. Over the past decade, she has worked with hundreds of technology companies to develop highly effective growth strategies and innovative go-to-market models. She won the Gartner Thought Leadership Award for her comprehensive body of work on the Future of Sales and has delivered more than 200 keynote presentations around the globe to over 250,000 people on sales transformation and business model innovation.

Before her time at Gartner, Bova spent 15 years in various sales and leadership positions, managing both start-up and Fortune 500 sales organizations, and she still considers herself a ‘recovering seller.’

Bova has been published in Forbes, Harvard Business Review and The Huffington Post. She was named one of the 50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in California in 2014 by the National Diversity Council, as well as Inc. Magazine’s 37 Sales Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter. Bova is a graduate of Arizona State University and The Executive Program at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Adam Seligman is the Executive Vice President and GM of Salesforce Platform at Salesforce and oversees the Salesforce Platform business unit. Prior to his current position, Adam was responsible for the company’s rapidly growing, 2.5+ million member developer and admin community including the Trailhead learning experience for users, admins, and developers.

Adam holds a Master’s in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Williams College.

 

Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She co-founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine to maximize students' life outcomes. Vivienne is also a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research in neuroprosthetics. 

In her free time, Vivienne has developed a predictive model of diabetes to better manage the glucose levels of her diabetic son and systems to predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers. She sits on the boards of The Palm Center, Emozia, Engender, and Genderis Inc., and is a Chief Science Advisor to Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, and Bayes Impact. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on issues of LGBT inclusion and gender in technology. Vivienne lives in Berkeley, CA, with her wife (and co-founder) and their two children.

 

Neelie Kroes is the former Vice President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Competition, and European Commission for Digital Agenda. Kroes served as Commissioner for Competition from 2004 to 2010 and as Vice President and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining the European Commission, Kroes served in the Dutch House of Representatives and as State Secretary and Cabinet Minister. 

Former Special Envoy of StartupDelta, a public/private partnership to establish a thriving ecosystem of startup companies in the Netherlands. Kroes previously served on the boards of Lucent Netherlands, AB Volvo, and McDonald’s Netherlands and was chairperson of Nyenrode University. She received her Masters of Science in Economics from Erasmus University.

Currently, Neelie is Member Board of Directors of Salesforce, Special Advisor Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Chair Public Policy Advisory Board of Uber.

 

Polly Sumner, Chief Adoption Officer, Salesforce As Chief Adoption Officer, Polly Sumner is responsible for customer success and ensuring that each and every customer gets maximum value from our products and services. Polly’s move to Salesforce in 2008 followed a 20-year career in executive management in the technology industry.

Before joining Salesforce, Polly was a consultant to Warburg Pincus focusing on the telecommunications, financial services and technology industries. Polly was president of global services at Telcordia. She also served as president and CEO of Alphablox an early pioneer in web based analytics for global enterprises. IBM purchased Alphablox in 2004.

Polly Sumner also held several different positions at Oracle from 1987 to 1999, including vice president and senior vice president roles in sales and alliances. Earlier in her 30-year technology career, Polly worked at McDonnell Douglas and IBM.

Polly Sumner holds a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Northern Arizona University and a master's degree from the American Graduate School of International Management. She is a frequent contributor to entrepreneurial programs at Stanford, Sloan and Fuqua Graduate School at Duke University and keynotes regularly. She is passionate about integrating philanthropy into our business culture and preserving small family ranches in Northern California.

 

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