Marc Benioff and firm definitely know the right way to placed on a present. Actually, Benioff has been placing on Dreamforce buyer spectacles since 2003 — that’s, till the pandemic got here alongside and put the entire shebang on-line for a few years.
With the Salesforce occasion again dwell and in individual this week, simply in time for its twentieth anniversary, everybody appeared to be pleased to be collectively at a dwell occasion.
With a reported in-person attendance of 40,000, it was considerably smaller than the height pre-pandemic numbers of over 150,000, when each lodge in San Francisco would promote out, nevertheless it was nonetheless substantial. And if you happen to rely the 110,000 who watched some a part of the occasion on-line (together with myself), you possibly can argue it was about the identical.
At a press convention this week, Salesforce co-CEOs Marc Benioff and Bret Taylor definitely welcomed the chance to talk to of us once more in individual, whether or not that was clients, analysts, traders or the press. They stated as a result of Salesforce had grown so considerably because the final in-person Dreamforce, it was really additionally the primary time for lots of the firm’s workers to attend.
Whereas it won’t have the numbers of dwell attendees of years previous, there have been nonetheless celebrities aplenty, together with Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Hudson and Bono. There was additionally Magic Johnson, Jane Goodall and Al Gore, to call however just a few of the luminaries who confirmed up. Dreamforce at all times has star energy, and the corporate didn’t skimp on its first in-person gathering in three years.
And the dwell musical occasion — which prior to now has featured A-list bands like U2 and the Foo Fighters — this yr was the Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers.
And naturally, it wouldn’t be Dreamforce with out co-founders Benioff and Parker Harris goofing it up on stage, highlighting no matter new tech the corporate was introducing.
As you would possibly guess, it wasn’t all enjoyable and video games and pageantry. There have been additionally some vital bulletins. Let’s take a look at a few of the highlights, lets?