Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Keynote Two Industry Events in Germany
Benioff to share vision for future of enterprise cloud computing at DLD Conference and 17th annual Handelsblatt Conference
SAN FRANCISCO – – Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will deliver the keynote address at two industry events in Munich, Germany: the DLD Conference on Jan. 24, 2011 at 11:20 CET (5:20 a.m. ET), and the 17th Annual Handelsblatt Conference, Strategic IT-Management, on Jan. 25 at 11:00 CET (5:00 a.m. ET).
Salesforce.com recognizes that a massive shift is under way in the industry to Cloud 2, the next generation of cloud computing that is social, mobile and real- time. The first generation of cloud computing was about leveraging technologies that were low cost, fast and easy to use. Benioff’s keynotes will focus on how Cloud 2 is improving the workplace and demonstrate examples of this trend.
Widely recognized as the pioneer of cloud computing, salesforce.com founder Benioff has transformed salesforce.com from a groundbreaking idea into a publicly traded company that is the leader in enterprise cloud computing. Today, salesforce.com is one of the fastest growing companies in the world and was ranked fourth on FORTUNE’s “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” in 2010.
About the conferences
DLD (Digital - Life - Design) is a creative event, bringing together more than 800 entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists and scientists from all over the world. With international participants from media, design, art, science and society, DLD Conference is well known as the European forum of the “Creative Class.”
Seventeenth Annual Handelsblatt Conference Strategic IT-Management will take place in Munich from January 24 to 26. The motto of this year’s conference is “IT Organisation for Next Generation Business" and will cover topics ranging from the economies of scale of cloud computing to mobile strategies for CIOs.
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com’s real-time, multitenant architecture, the company’s platform and CRM applications (http://www.salesforce.com/crm) have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers, including:
* The Sales Cloud, for sales force automation and contact management
* The Service Cloud, for customer service and support solutions
* Chatter, for social collaboration
* The Force.com platform, for custom application development
* The AppExchange, the world’s leading marketplace for enterprise cloud computing applications
Salesforce.com offers the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing. As of October 31, 2010, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 87,200 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks.
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