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DisrupTV: Brian Solis Joins Ray Wang and Vala Afshar to Explore the Rise of the Novel Economy in a Global Pandemic

DisrupTV: Brian Solis Joins Ray Wang and Vala Afshar to Explore the Rise of the Novel Economy in a Global Pandemic

When COVID-19 started to shut down the world and rock humanity to its core, the world was left without a defense mechanism or a playbook. Suddenly, everything was thrust into a “new normal” and with organizations and leaders alike scrambling to respond, to find stability, and ensure business continuity. In his research at Salesforce, Brian Solis focused on how customers (and employees) were evolving as a result of pandemic disruption and how businesses could use these real-time insights to guide…

The Rise of the ‘Novel Economy’ and the Three Phases to Thrive Against COVID-19 Disruption

The Rise of the ‘Novel Economy’ and the Three Phases to Thrive Against COVID-19 Disruption

I joined Salesforce as Global Innovation Evangelist just as the global pandemic was soaring. The world was unified in its sudden devastation and its urgency to respond to COVID-19 across multiple, critical fronts. As the innovation “evangelist” for one of the most innovative companies in the world, during a worldwide disruptive event, my work seemed inconsequential. It’s been said to never let a crisis go to waste. The only way forward was to start anew. My most pressing agenda was…

Digital transformation: Inventing the Future We Want

Digital transformation: Inventing the Future We Want

Karen Roby is a long-time friend and also a reporter for TechRepublic/CBS Interactive. Every now and then, we spend time together exploring the future of digital transformation and innovation. After I joined Salesforce, she invited me on her show to talk about my new areas of research and thought leadership. I wanted to share our conversation with you here. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talked with analyst Brian Solis about the impact of COVID-19 on digital transformation. The following is an edited…

Appirio Hosts Fireside Chat with Salesforce Global Innovation Evangelist Brian Soils, Appirio CMO Gurvinder Sahni and Constellation Research’s Ray Wang

Appirio Hosts Fireside Chat with Salesforce Global Innovation Evangelist Brian Soils, Appirio CMO Gurvinder Sahni and Constellation Research’s Ray Wang

Tune in to watch this compelling fireside chat with three industry thought leaders, Appirio CMO Gurvinder Sahni, Salesforce Global Innovation Evangelist Brian Solis, and Constellation Research Principal Analyst Ray Wang. They’ll discuss strategies for navigating and leading in this new norm while sharing real-world examples of the digital transformations happening all around us. Please register here (post event video available).

Salesforce Hires Brian Solis as Global Innovation Evangelist

Salesforce Hires Brian Solis as Global Innovation Evangelist

Amit Chowdhry at Pulse 2.0 covered the big news! Brian Solis officially joined Salesforce as Global Innovation Evangelist. Renowned keynote speaker and digital evangelist Brian Solis announced he has been hired as Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce. Solis is known for studying global digital trends in order to understand their impact on market dynamics and identifying opportunities for innovation. Solis researches digital transformation, innovation, customer experience, disruption, and digital commerce. And as a “digital anthropologist,” he also observes the evolution…

Align Digital Transformation with Business Modernization to Compete for the Future

Align Digital Transformation with Business Modernization to Compete for the Future

Digital transformation is more important now than ever, but some organizations are more difficult to change than others. I love it whenI get to join Karen Roby on her TechRepublic show. Each time, we discuss leading business technology news and trends and I honestly geek out each time. In our latest episode, we explore the hurdles facing organizations and how to overcome them as they go through digital transformation. We also explore some highlights from the Salesforce Dreamforce 2019 event….

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby Interviews Brian Solis About Hurdles To Overcome In Digital Transformation

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby Interviews Brian Solis About Hurdles To Overcome In Digital Transformation

In an article titled “Digital transformation: Business modernization requires a new mindset,” Karen Roby of TechRepublic interviews Brian Solis (described as a “futurist”) about the hurdles that companies must overcome while working through a digital transformation. A video of the nine-and-a-half minute interview appears atop the page, followed by an edited transcript. Some highlights from Solis: “Digital transformation means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I’ve been covering it for the better part of a…

Every Company is a Cloud Company: The Relationship Between Technology and the Future of Business

Every Company is a Cloud Company: The Relationship Between Technology and the Future of Business

People first. That’s where this discussion begins. My guest on this episode of Revolution is NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson. For running one of the leading companies in the cloud business software game, Nelson is among the more grounded and sincere technology executives I’ve sat down with in quite a while. We didn’t discuss innovation, speeds and feeds or key differentiators of NetSuite versus other companies, instead we looked at people, why and how they run businesses, and how technology enables…

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