Who is...Vala Afshar?

by Ella, on 11 October, 2018

Vala Afshar is a Chief digital evangelist, author and Twitter storyteller. He contributes weekly technology, business and leadership articles to a variety of publications, as well as co-hosting a weekly video show DisrupTV.


Why we love him

Vala Afshar is a digital marketing evangelist for SalesForce. He writes articles for renowned publications such as Huffington Post and INC magazine. Plus he has a weekly video show DisrupTV, interviewing Fortune 1000 business executives, startup founders, venture capitalists and tech and media personalities, covering business, technology and leadership topics.


    • University of Massachusetts Lowell, Electrical Engineering 
    • Previously CMO and Chief Customer Officer, Enterasys Networks
    • Previously Chief Marketing Officer, Extreme Networks
    • Currently Chief Digital Evangelist, Salesforce

Fun facts

  • In March 2018, Vala sponsored the Vatican's first ever hackathon, participated by over 120 students from around the world
  • Vala is a two-time Stevie Award winner stemming from his experience as CMO for Enterasys and Extreme Networks

Where to find out more

  • Salesforce.com: Vala has written various blogs and pieces of content for the Salesforce platform
  • Huffington post:  Vala's articles and blogs for the publication
  • DisrupTV: weekly Web series Vala co-hosts with R "Ray" Wang
  • Why not check out his book, The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence

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