Marc Benioff

Why Salesforce.com, Workday And ServiceNow Are Obsessing Over This New Cloud Metric

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — It’s a metric …

CRM

5 Things to Know About Jensen Huang, Fortune’s ‘CEO of the Year’

Jen-Hsun “Jensen” Huang wasn’t well known outside Silicon Valley, and neither was his company Nvidia, until Fortune named him the “2017 …

Business

Salesforce as a religion: when did tech become so silly?

The customer relations management giant’s recent conference looked a bit like a cult

News (Ireland)

Fortune businessperson of the year: Nvidia's Huang

FORTUNE Businessperson of the Year is Jensen Huang, co-founder and CEO of chip maker Nvidia, based in Santa Clara:<p><b>Huang on why he started Nvidia:</b> "We …

Business

Square CFO: We're experimenting with bitcoin to see if it's 'real'

Square's latest venture into the world of bitcoin is less of a validation of the popular cryptocurrency than it is a testament to innovation, Square …

Jim Cramer

A futuristic doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and is backed by Eric Schmidt and Marc Benioff is opening in LA

• <b>Forward, a futuristic doctor's office that charges a $150 monthly fee and doesn't take insurance, is expanding beyond San Francisco to Los Angeles.</b>• <b><br>The hope is that the technology embedded into Forward's practice can "supercharge" doctors to treat patients better than they might without the</b> …

Business

Marc Benioff: Salesforce would not exist today without Steve Jobs

In a recent interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff discussed his relationship with late Apple founder Steve Jobs and said …

Steve Jobs

Regulating Facebook, Google, Twitter in the wake of the election

Facebook, Twitter and Google — which saw their platforms used for Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections — are facing …

Al Franken

Microsoft’s period of congenial cooperation could be over

A couple of years ago while a guest of Marc Benioff on stage at Salesforce’s Dreamforce customer conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that seemed to signal a new period of amicable cooperation for his company. Several pieces of evidence seem to suggest that the period of friendly …

Technology

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wants more social media regulation

It's unusual to find a Silicon Valley CEO call for more government regulation. Salesforce head Marc Benioff is all for it — at least for Facebook, Twitter and Google.<p>"Do these companies need more regulation? They probably do," Benioff said in a new podcast episode of CNN's Boss Files with Poppy …

CRM

(Tech) Women of Some Importance – leadership exemplars from Google and IBM

Google's Diane Greene and IBM's Ginni Rometty provide insight into their careers, women-in-tech and how to lead from the front.The post (Tech) Women …

Leadership

Capital Creates New Ways To Connect

So you want to start your own business. Where do you start? If you’re a florist, say, you’ll need a shop and nurseries from which to source flowers, plants, pots, tools and, of course, garden gnomes. Success comes first with satisfied customers, but growth requires more.<p>Software isn’t simply about …

Salesforce

Microsoft's Soaring Growth In The Cloud Makes Marc Benioff's Digs Seem Silly: Check These Stats

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — Despite the …

Satya Nadella

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's push for equality

Marc Benioff knows he still has work to do at Salesforce.<p>"Do we have enough women on our board of directors? Do we have enough women in our management team? Do we have enough women in middle management? The answer is generally no, we don't," Benioff said in a new podcast episode of CNN's Boss Files …

CRM

Low-income SF students from Mission nonprofit ejected from Dreamforce conference

“You don’t belong here.”<p>That phrase was allegedly spoken by a security guard to 20 low-income, mostly Latino students Nov. 6, who were ejected from …

Salesforce CEO on equality: 'We're at a precipice'

Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff tells CNN's Poppy Harlow that even after spending $6 million to ensure gender equality in pay the company is not done and says "we have a very significant issue regarding pay equality."

Gender

Benioff Says Web Giants Must Consider Tech's Affects for Good or Ill

NEWS ANALYSIS: Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff says that internet tech giants, particularly Facebook and Twitter need to "take full responsibility" …

Enterprise Tech

Meditation, Michelle Obama and MCs: inside the weird and wonderful world of Dreamforce

Last Saturday (4 November) a Virgin Atlantic flight full of journalists and ad tech execs landed in San Francisco International. The group were …

Michelle Obama

Mountain Lion Captured In San Francisco Freed In California Wilds

It took two tranquilizer darts to subdue the young male.<p>San Francisco police and game wardens stationed on rooftops in a city neighborhood watched for hours for a young male mountain lion before bringing it down with tranquilizer darts.<p>“When I arrived the mountain lion was hunkered down,” Lt. James …

News (U.S.)

Dreamforce Showcases The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Just back from Dreamforce, the annual conference for Salesforce, and I am buzzing with excitement. This is a premier event in the technology industry with 170,000-plus attendees, learning from experts teaching 2,700 educational sessions. Marquis keynote speakers included Salesforce founder, …

Michelle Obama

Top 10 Insights From Salesforce's 2017 Investor Day

• Salesforce is targeting to double revenues to $20B+ over the next four years and sustain 20% growth. Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 revenue reached $10.4B.<br>• Total Available Market (TAM) across all five business segments by 2021 is predicted to be $120B, up from its previous 2020 target of $105B.<br>• Salesforce …

SaaS

Twitter goes wild after 3rd SF mountain lion sighting in days

Just days after Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff videotaped a mountain lion at his Pacific Heights home (twice), another big cat sighting was reported Friday — this time in the Diamond Heights neighborhood.<p>Police and animal control responded to the area of Diamond Heights Boulevard and Duncan Street …

Wildlife

Apprenticeships are a new and old solution to job growth, here's why

Historically, apprenticeships in the U.S. have been the mainstay of the trades: carpenters,<p>welders, electricians all provided training that …

Education

Mountain Lion Tranquilized, Captured in San Francisco

The big cat will be relocated to a suitable habitat.<p>SAN FRANCISCO, CA — It took hours, but a mountain lion was sedated and captured in San Francisco. …

Wildlife

On second thought, maybe free booze and workplaces don’t mix

In college, Jon Hirschtick was a total frat bro: Zeta Beta Tau!<p>At one point, he spent a fair bit of time in Vegas casinos, playing blackjack. And he …

Boston

Dreamforce 2017 - banishing cultural biases from the hiring process

It’s been just over a year since Salesforce appointed its first Chief Equality Officer. At Dreamforce 2017, I had the chance to catch up with Tony …

Human Resources

How This Salesforce Investor Created $100B In Value

Have you created $100 billion in value? I know I haven’t. But on November 9, I interviewed someone who has played an important role in doing just that.<p>And his success can be traced to some basic investment principles that are worth knowing — even if you can’t get as much mileage out of them as he …

Startups

Playmaking, AI Revolution, CRM Evolution, Giving Back: Highlights from Dreamforce 2017

Since 2003 (and 1,300 attendees) Dreamforce has experienced explosive growth, to 170,000 participants over a four-day event. Although some attendees remarked that this year’s event, Dreamforce 2017, delivered “not much content,” others, like me, disagree. I believe the dialogues emerging over the …

Entrepreneurship

Salesforce CEO dismisses Microsoft as a competitor

At Dreamforce two years ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had a prime speaking spot and Salesforce's Marc Benioff touted the blossoming partnership …

Microsoft

How did a cougar find its way to San Francisco?

The unnerving discovery of a mountain lion lurking around the mansions in the Presidio and Sea Cliff has created an uproar in San Francisco, where wildlife experts are trying to figure out how and why the fearsome carnivore ventured into the city.<p>The predator can plainly be seen on security-camera …

San Francisco