Blazing Trails
Blazing Trails
Blazing Trails explores Salesforce values in action through thought provoking conversations with global leaders, innovators and icons who are shaping the world for the better. Join host Michael Rivo to dive into topics surrounding innovation, equality, net zero energy, work and well-being. New episodes debut Wednesdays.
How Einstein GPT Brings Generative AI to CRM
Today we're talking about the launch of Einstein GPT, which is being announced today at TrailblazerDX 2023. We are going to learn how Einstein GPT will open the door to the AI future for our customers. Here to show us the way is Jayesh Govindarajan, SVP of AI and Machine Learning at Salesforce.
Mar 7, 2023
22 min
Sellers as Trusted Advisors and More Tips to Maximize Efficiency
Today we're talking all about the state of sales. In fact, it's the name of our latest sales research, the fifth edition of our State of Sales Report. Here to give us a breakdown is Tiffani Bova, Global Growth Evangelist at Salesforce, and author of the new book, The Experience Mindset: Changing the Way You Think About Growth.
Mar 1, 2023
23 min
Opening the Doors of Opportunity for Black Male Youth
In celebration of Black History Month, we're going to learn about The Hidden Genius Project, a nonprofit focused on training and mentoring Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. We'll also learn about the Salesforce Catalyst Fund, which provides unrestricted capital to nonprofits led by underrepresented leaders. Join us for this conversation with Dr. Brandon Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer of The Hidden Genius Project, and Dr. Ron C. Smith, Vice President of Philanthropy at Salesforce.
Feb 21, 2023
23 min
How Salesforce Research Is Using AI to Generate Proteins
Did you know that Salesforce AI Research built an AI language model, Salesforce ProGen, that created the first known 3D structure of an artificial protein designed fully by AI? Learn more about this transformative research and the potential impact it may have on the medical world, as well as how AI research is being applied across industries with ProGen's lead researcher, Nikhil Naik.
Feb 15, 2023
17 min
CNBC Reporter and Author Julia Boorstin on What Women Leaders Teach Us
Do women bring unique skills as leaders? That's the question Julia Boorstin, CNBC's Senior Media & Tech Correspondent, set out to answer in her new book When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn From Them. On today's episode, Julia talks about the odds-defying leadership approaches of women running the world's most innovative and successful companies - and what we can learn from them. Tune in!
Feb 3, 2023
22 min
Can Bringing Back the Woolly Mammoth Help Save the Planet?
Could bringing back the woolly mammoth be a key to saving the planet? Tech entrepreneur Ben Lamm and Harvard geneticist George Church are betting on it. Together they launched Colossal Bioscience, a genetic engineering company focused on using gene editing technology to advance de-extinction. But the company has a much larger goal, re-introducing native populations to help restore natural ecosystems. Join us to hear Ben and George talk about their pioneering work. For more information on Colossal go to
Jan 25, 2023
20 min
How to Manage Risk like a Venture Capitalist
Venture capitalist Beth Ferreira, General Partner of FirstMark has spent her career on both the operating and the investment side. Today, she shares what makes successful entrepreneurs tick and how we can take those lessons and apply them to our own careers.
Jan 18, 2023
19 min
How to be an entrepreneur: Conversation with Iman Abuzeid, MD, Co-Founder and CEO Incredible Health
Many of us are feeling the need to be entrepreneurial either at work, finding a new job or even starting a new company. Today we are joined by an incredible entrepreneur Iman Abuzeid, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health. Her company is valued at $1.65 billion dollars. Iman shares with us how she led her health tech start-up to unicorn status and what it takes to build a successful business.
Jan 11, 2023
21 min
Building a Better Brain: A Conversation with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Get tips on keeping the brain young, healthy, and sharp, so you can protect your mind at any age with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Neurosurgeon, Author & Award-Winning Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN, and Dr. Geeta Nayyar, SVP, Chief Medical Officer, Salesforce.
Dec 27, 2022
35 min
How to Make AI Inclusive with DeepMind COO Lila Ibrahim
AI is shaping our future-which is why it's so crucial that companies have diverse, inclusive communities of people creating that technology. Lila Ibrahim, COO of DeepMind joins us to discuss the benefits, the risks and questions associated with AI. She shares her tips on how businesses can build interdisciplinary teams to ensure that the people building these tools actually represent the world they’re shaping.
Dec 21, 2022
23 min
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