Pivot to Tech: Four leaders share how to shift Industries and Careers

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Event Date:  April 7th, 2022
Event Time: 5:30 p.m. GMT+1 (London)

Breaking into a new industry can be a confusing or daunting journey. Salesforce is here to help.

Join Salesforce’s panel of trailblazing leaders as they share tips on how to shift into the tech industry and grow your career. 

You’ll hear about their personal experiences of pivoting to various roles in tech, how reality compared with their expectations, strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome, and how you can apply their insights to your own professional journey.

3 Key takeaways: 

  • Get inspired by career lessons from three leaders who share their journey into technology
  • Discover tips, tricks, and best practices for breaking into a new industry
  • Network with our team and learn about opportunities at Salesforce

Meet The Speakers

Olivier Bertogal 

Title: Director of BDR (Marketing Cloud and EMEA South, Public Sector)

Bio: +20 years experience as a Sales Leader (SaaS & CPaaS) managing SDR/BDR & Account Management teams across EMEA. He’s passionate about Diversity, Equality & Inclusion, as a result, he co-launched the 1st Employee Resource Group (ERG) @ Vonage weeks after George Floyd’s death. Outside of his working hours, he created an exclusive support group for Sales Development, Business Development, Inside Sales Leaders from leading Tech companies, where he provides 1:1 and group coaching sessions on best practices. He’s competitive, driven, and focused on reaching goals, Olivier is a former semi-professional athlete (2x French Long Jump National champion) and served as a Master Corporal in the army. His favourite quote comes from Dr. Myles Munroe: “Preparation + Opportunity = Success“.

Linkedin Profile:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivierbertogal/

Aden Habte 

Title: Event Administrator

Bio: Meet Aden, a Project Management apprentice currently working as an Event Administrator at Salesforce. Aden is a member of the Ohana Events Team in London, which focuses on creating an experience that is equal, engaging, and personalised for all. Additionally, Aden is involved in both the BOLDforce & AbilityForce leadership board. In Aden’s free time, she enjoys learning new skills – whether it’s practicing a new language; attempting a new recipe or just exploring what’s out there. Her favourite quote is Einstein’s – “The more I learn, the less I know”. This encourages Aden to always be curious and to never stop learning.

Ayobami Akinlaso 

Title: Account Executive, UKI

I have been with Tableau for 3 years. Before I started working here I had 5 years’ experience working in recruitment and recruitment advertising sales. My hobbies include football (arsenal), basketball, formula 1 & live music. I got into sales because I feel this industry reflects those values. I have been consistently self-motivated in every role I’ve been in since I left university to work as hard as I can to close deals that will impact my bonus and lifestyle.

Title: Account Executive

Part of Salesforce ESMB Sales team for the French Market and President of BOLDforce Ireland. Fantagbè, raised in France and born in Guinea has spent 4.5 years in Dublin after joining Salesforce in 2017 through the Futureforce program. Navigating her career in business development and sales. After 2 years of seniority in sales, she became a cloud sales specialist. Fantagbè is the presient of BOLDforce Ireland and is deeply motivated about promoting diversity in the workplace and making sure people from different backgrounds get access to our amazing tech sector, to evolve and flourish.

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