March 06, 2013

‘Hangout’ with Innovative Thought Leaders Every Friday

On March 8th, join me and respected CXO expert, Michael Krigsman as we kickoff a conversation series
that examines how leading executives are pushing the boundaries in their companies and fields. The
discussions will take place via Google Hangout at 4 pm ET every Friday. We invite you to watch to hear
how these industry leaders think and respond to everyday challenges. Further, we encourage you to
participate in the discussion by using the hashtag #CXOTalk.

We’re excited to have Guy Kawasaki join us for the inaugural hangout. Guy is the co-founder of, founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures, a published author and former chief
evangelist of Apple. We’re looking forward to hearing about his unique background, and we hope you’ll
join us. For more information on the series, including how to join the conversation and a preview of
upcoming guests, visit

About The Contributor:
Vala AfsharChief Marketing Officer

Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) is the Chief Marketing Officer for Extreme Networks, responsible for global marketing. An award-winning inventor of social technologies and customer services operations, Afshar is a two-time Stevie Award winner stemming from his previous leadership of the company's Support organization, and is considered a pioneer in cloud computing, social collaboration, business intelligence and customer relationship management. Afshar is a recognized social media advocate, having been the keynote of several industry events including Salesforce’s Dreamforce, as well as Gartner and IDC conferences. His thought-leadership has been sought after by leading publications, and he regularly contributes bylines to Huffington Post, Inc., and InformationWeek, among others. To his credit, Vala was recently named by Leadtail as "the most retweeted B2B marketer." He is also the co-host of the weekly "CXO Talk" interview series, where he interviews C-level thought leaders from companies such as Accenture, SAP and Intel.

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