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Ep062 – Robert Wickham (Regional Vice President – Salesforce) on ecosystem strategy

My guest for episode 62 of The Startup Playbook Podcast is Robert Wickham, Regional Vice President, Innovation and Digital Transformation at Salesforce.

Robert has had an interesting career to date – he studied Aeronautical engineering at MIT, before taking up a role within Management consulting at the Boston Consulting Group. He then left that that line of work to take up an audacious project of  launching a Low cost European airline within 6 months, this project was called Go Fly which was later sold in 2001 for $400M.

He has since taken on senior roles at organisations such as Oracle before taking on his current role as the Regional Vice President for Innovation and Digital Transformation at Salesforce.

In this interview we talk about  the ingredients of good storytelling, how to hire for resilience, creating a culture of innovation and the need to have an ecosystem strategy.



Show notes:
Go Fly

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