Ayori Selassie

Senior Solution Engineer
Salesforce

Ayori is an Oakland, CA native, a mother, entrepreneur and tech professional. She is a self taught software developer since age 11 and first founder at age 16 and has worked in tech sector for the last 16 years. Currently she is a Senior Solution Engineer at Salesforce where she’s also held roles in Product Management, Business Analysis, and Technical Engineering. Prior to salesforce.com Ayori held engineering roles at large global outfits such as ABB Inc and Schneider Electric. Ayori’s list of social contributions include organizing the first ever Hackathon on Black Male Achievement (Startup Weekend Oakland Black Male Achievement), founding Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum (a pre-incubator for entrepreneurs in undeveloped regions), founding and serving as the President of Boldforce, an affinity group at Salesforce supporting people of African descent, serving on the Communities Board at the Anita Borg Institute, mentoring Emerging Leaders in the Middle East and Africa for TechWomen (U.S. Department of State initiative started by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton), mentoring young African American males for The Hidden Genius Project (which provides black boys with knowledge, skills and support to create technical jobs in the 21st century), Producing/Designing Sid’s Day of Discovery (science education android based tablet video game for pre-schoolers) for the Jim Henson Company featuring Sid the Science Kid and helping a long list of Fortune 500 enterprise businesses maintain their competitive differentiation by adopting cloud strategies.