The Keynote Session Was Delivered By Steve Loughlin, CEO, SalesforceIQ
This session featured demonstrative customer stories from Mattel, Western Union, Tesoro, and Compassion International. Steve Loughlin discussed Salesforce’s “New Technology Model”, “New Business Model”, and “New Philanthropic Model”. Then, Ken Wilson from Compassion International spoke on how the nonprofit has benefited from using Salesforce. Wilson mentioned that they were able to take 800 applications and replace them with 21 of which Salesforce is the core. We were also able to hear from a beneficiary of Compassion International who shared her story and drove home the societal value of the nonprofit. Joshua Sladek, Senior Manager of Marketing Optimization at Tesoro, shared on his experience and how he came to learn about Salesforce through an acquisition.
The session also detailed some product and company features of Salesforce. One aspect of Salesforce that I definitely didn’t know about was their 1/1/1 Model regarding their approach to giving back to the community. The model consists of donating 1% of their time, 1% of their product, and 1% of their funds to serving others!
One session I really wanted to attend but couldn’t was Circles of Success: Drive Metrics Using Report and Dashboards. The Circles of Success series of breakout sessions were so popular that the line reached capacity over an hour before each round. Their popularity was definitely warranted as the series featured small group discussions on really exciting topics related to Customer Success. Though I wasn’t able to actually attend, I got my badge scanned which added me to the list to get the online version!
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