Martin Hofmann Volta Trucks


Martin Hofmann (CTO and CIO at Volta Trucks) shares his experience of transformations. Be it during his time as Group CIO at Volkswagen; at tech company Salesforce in charge of Strategic Customers; or now at startup Volta Trucks. An inspiring new podcast episode of Transformation Leaders, hosted by René Esteban, founder and CEO of the transformation and change management consultancy FocusFirst.



About Martin Hofmann (LinkedIn):

Martin Hofmann, a renowned expert in the fields of information technology and the automotive industry. With more than two decades of experience in leading positions at Volkswagen AG, including his role as Group CIO, he has made a name for himself as a visionary in digital transformation. Following his time at Volkswagen, he took on the role of Senior Vice President for Strategic Customers at Salesforce before joining Volta Trucks, a Swedish company developing electric-powered trucks, as Chief Technology and Information Officer in May 2023. Hofmann is known for his innovation achievements and consistent implementation, including the development of the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud.

About René Esteban (LinkedIn):

René Esteban is Founder and CEO of FocusFirst. As a former senior leader in a Fortune 500, he found that too many transformation projects take too long, waste money, and annoy key stakeholders – and that there must be a way to accelerate business transformations sustainably. Today, this belief unites an international FocusFirst team consisting of former top executives and subject matter experts. He is an international keynote speaker, author and senior advisor for top executives to achieve challenging goals and accelerate complex transformations.

About FocusFirst (LinkedIn):

FocusFirst is a boutique consulting firm for transformation & strategic change projects. We are the specialised firm in the industry that combines former top executives and an award-winning method to accelerate transformations. This unique “double helix” of capabilities equips us to help our customers deliver results faster against demanding business goals. Executives work with FocusFirst to develop organisations, structure & accelerate transformations. FocusFirst works with leading Fortune 500 companies such as Merck, Novartis, E.ON, BASF, as well as established mid-sized companies.