SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
MAY 4-5, 2018

THE WORLD’S LARGEST
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Imagination AI

AJIT DESHPANDE

VP Marketing Business Planning & Analytics, Salesforce

PANEL, MARTECH

Ajit is currently Vice President of Marketing Business Planning and Analytics at Salesforce, where he is responsible for the full spectrum of activity prioritization, execution, analytics and data science for the company’s marketing initiatives. Ajit has been at Salesforce for four years, and has in-depth understanding of the SaaS business model, including ROI levers, metrics and growth drivers. Prior to Salesforce, Ajit was a Kauffman Fellow (Class 17) and Senior Associate at Opus Capital, where he sourced and evaluated investment opportunities and contributed business and technical assistance to portfolio companies. Opus Capital is an early-stage, IT-focused venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. Earlier in his career, Ajit worked for eight years as a robotics and automation engineer in the semiconductor and cleantech sectors. In addition to his operating role, Ajit is an angel investor with keen interest in the technology sector and is excited about all the investment opportunities being created through rapid strides across the IT spectrum. Ajit holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, as well as Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay and Stanford University, respectively.