This week I attended Dreamforce in San Francisco. A long time Salesforce.com user, this was my first experience at this event and what an experience it was. If you’ve never been to Dreamforce, imagine an event with 20,000 people who all LOVE the same product and meet on fluffy beanbag chairs among the floating clouds to share success stories and brainstorm about how to take their implementation further. So after three days of walking among the clouds, here is my impression:
1. Salesforce is one of the innovators. What they’ve done with their platform and what they announced at the event is truly visionary. Marc Benioff did a great of giving credit to the industry pioneers like Jeff Bezos from Amazon, Eric Schmidt of Google, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, but let’s face it. Salesforce is also a pioneer and this event just solidified that in my mind. I would try to explain the vision Marc presented, but better you see for yourself.