Manjula Talreja is a seasoned IT-industry veteran and a successful go-to-market leader. Possessing over 27 years of experience, Manjula is a proven business strategist and operational executive with a track record of transforming new businesses into major lines of revenue. She is an expert at delivering business results, working with customers across multiple verticals, based on cloud, social, mobile and analytics. Manjula serves as Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Salesforce, the fourth largest enterprise software company in the world. In her current role, she helps drive digital transformation for Salesforce’s customers across multiple industries, leveraging the company’s cloud platform. Her focus is both across high-touch enterprise customers to tech touch and predictive analytics with commercial and SMB customers.
Manjula had a 22-year tenure at Cisco. Until October 2015, she was Vice President at Cisco Consulting Services, the company’s business and IT technology-consulting arm. Talreja ran the Global Service Provider group in which she helped customers accelerate successful business outcomes by readying their operations for digital transitions. From 2009 to 2013, Manjula played a pivotal role in launching VCE (a partnership between Cisco, EMC and VMware) and Cisco Intercloud - both new business models and partnerships in the growing cloud business.
Manjula is a highly sought-after industry thought-leader, and was named “The Top 25 Most Influential Women in Cloud” 2015, CableFax “Top Minority Women in Cable” 2014 and 2015, “Most Powerful Women in Cable” 2012 and 2014, and CloudNOW “Top Ten Women in Cloud” 2013. She is a regular keynote speaker in global forums, including Pacific Telecommunication Council Conference (PTC), Mobile World Congress (MWC), Women in Cable Technology (WICT), Cloud Expo New York, and UC Berkeley Innovation Forum to name a few.
Rishi is a partner in PwC’s Technology Practice in Silicon Valley and has 25+ years of public accounting, investment banking, and business experience, 20 of which have been in Silicon Valley. During his time working with large multinational and start-up companies in the technology sector, Rishi helps companies and boards navigate through complex transactions, compliance and governance matters, including audits, IPO’s, M&A transactions, and investigations. Rishi is a California CPA and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Rishi graduated from Kingston University in the U.K. with a degree in Finance & Accounting and lives with his family in Mountain View, California.