Dipen Dhruv

Services Sales Director - APAC @ Salesforce

Dipen is the Director of Cloud Services – APAC at Salesforce and is based out of their Australian offices in Sydney, Dipen is passionate about ‘The Connected World’ or as some refer to it as ‘The Internet of Things’ or IoT.

Dipen is a technology evangelist focusing on the Internet of Things or Machine to Machine and has presented and moderated multiple sessions at Dreamforce, the annual salesforce event held in San Francisco.Dipen is the APAC IoT evangelist and was part of the leadership team that was responsible for the Emerging Trends Track at the recent Dreamforce.

Dipen speaks and moderates sessions on IoT & M2M, Smart Cities locally and globally.

Dipen is an advisor to the ‘Meeting of The Mind’ a global knowledge sharing platform based in San Francisco. Dipen advises them on the topic of ‘Smart Cities’.

Dipen’s background covers a wide range of technology practices from technology assessment & implementation, outsourcing strategy development, vendor selection & management, to technology transformation. Consulting with customers across ANZ, Asia-Pacific, US, Europe and Middle East.

Dipen has held senior roles in business and the technology sector including Regional Sales Director Global Sourcing for Unisys, Upgrades Director – APAC for Oracle (PeopleSoft), and Global Applications Director for Intershop Communications.

Dipen founded a niche management-consulting firm LeapFrog Consulting in 2001 to provide advisory services in the areas of Applications & Outsourcing strategy, Technology transition & transformation management.

Dipen is a MBA form Macquarie Graduate School of Management.Dipen resides in Sydney and is an active sailor, racing every weekend on the Sydney Harbour.

Dipen is fairly active on social media channels and you can follow him on Twitter @ddhruv or connect with him on LinkedIn.