Mr. Trae Chancellor
VP of Enterprise Strategy
Trae Chancellor joined salesforce.com as CIO in 2006. Under his leadership, the IT division successfully transitioned its operations to the 'cloud'. Building on salesforce.com's own platform as a service, force.com, Trae & his team deployed new automation systems that effectively supported the business as it grew from $400 million in annual revenue to $1 billion.
Today Trae serves as salesforce.com's VP of Enterprise Strategy. In this role, Trae shares his experience of 'taking it to the cloud' with large enterprises, helping them construct best-practices model for how to successfully adopt cloud-based computing. Additionally, Trae will transform these best practices into market-meeting requirements for salesforce.com's emerging applications & platform.
In 2009, Trae won Information Week's top innovator award in high tech and number five overall for his leadership in cloud computing and IT transformation.
Prior to salesforce.com, Trae was VP of IT Application Engineering at PeopleSoft/Oracle. While there, he drove the implementation of enterprise client/server applications for the business. Trae also led the team responsible for merging J.D. Edwards' IT environment into PeopleSoft.
As a pioneer in software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology and operational models, Trae was part of the original engineering team at ExpertCity (acquired by Citrix) who built GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting.
Trae holds a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M.