Salesforce.Com, Inc. (NYSE:CRM) held the Dreamforce 2016 conference on Wednesday in San Francisco. the event attracted more than 170,000 people.
Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff talked about some of the business partnerships and philanthropic activities that the company has engaged in. Salesforce ad presented its bid for the acquisition of social media company but it failed to secure the bid. Had it managed to secure it, the news of the acquisition would have been the highlight of the day. Instead, the CEO’s keynote steered more towards the company’s push into artificial intelligence, software, partnerships, and philanthropy.
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Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff also talked about the company’s venture into AI as through the acquisition of a firm known as Metamind. The AI will soon be integrated into Salesforce’s main offerings in the coming year. Benioff’s selling point for AI is a combination of the products as well as the idea of bringing AI integrated products into the mix. The move is expected to make the company more competitive.
Benioff also talked about his company’s philanthropic causes that are mostly geared towards social justice. One of the best examples is the company’s support for the LGBT rights. Salesforce has also teamed up with an organization called Red whose aim is to work towards a generation free of AIDS. The two companies together with Bill and Melinda gates have been raising money for the cause, part of which was also an agenda of the Dreamforce event.
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Benioff also talked about the five concepts that are the points of focus for Salesforce towards pushing the evolution of enterprise software. The five concepts are connectivity, speed, intelligence, software, mobility and productivity. Salesforce Dreamforce event highlighted the company’s partnerships aimed at achieving success with the word “Ohana” which means family being mentioned a few times.
“When we build innovation, we do not build it alone, we build it with our ohana,”said Salesforce co-founder and CTO Parker Harris.
Salesforce stocks closed the latest trading session at $70.91.
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