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Dreamforce 2020 Keynote: What You Need to Know
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Dreamforce to You 2020 Keynote: What You Need to Know

2020 is the year when Dreamforce came to you, and Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce made the best of it. In the wake of COVID-19, the entire world has shifted from in-person conferences to online-only events. 

Salesforce took the largest Dreamforce event virtual, and we are here to talk about the highlights of the Dreamforce 2020 Keynote and what announcements and product innovations happened during the keynote.

In this article, we will be talking about Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce Keynote, and the new inventions introduced. 

#1: Slack Acquisition by Salesforce

Salesforce recently surpassed $20 billion in annual revenue and acquired Slack in a $27.7 billion deal. Slack and Salesforce integration will now help to reduce software complexities while increasing the alignment to help communicate with anyone from anywhere.

#2: Introduction of Einstein Automate

An Einstein Automate is an end-to-end workflow solution designed for any business function to deliver automation capabilities. This automation will help to give a 360-degree view of the customer without any code to develop. 

#3: Introduction of Service Cloud Workforce Engagement

It is a new dynamic workforce plan product which aims to help service leaders to organize their entire workforce to distribute the right work from anywhere. 

#4: Introduction of Salesforce Hyperforce

Salesforce Hyperforce is a newly designed architecture to help customers deliver their workloads to any public cloud of their choice. The idea behind this was to enable customers to take all of their data in Salesforce Customer 360 that gives the company’s detailed view of customers across channels and other systems outside the family of Salesforce. You can now store in any public cloud you want from any region to operate. 

#5: Bentley Motors- The New Trailblazer

Bentley Motors will deploy Salesforce Cloud Solutions to provide its employees with an entire 360-degree view of their customers, which will connect Bentley Motor’s Sales, Marketing, and Service to deliver personalized interactions. 


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Dreamforce Facts & Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

We are now just a week away from the biggest Cloud carnival of the world ‘Dreamforce‘. Trailblazers from across the globe will be in San Francisco to witness the future taking place. These four days of innovation, inspiration, learning, fun, and giving back will change the way we think about business. 

Started in 2003, Dreamforce has come a long way in the past 16 years. If we go down the memory lane, every Dreamforce has something special to offer. Started with just 1300 attendees in 2003, Dreamforce 2019 is all set to host 170,000 attendees, 400+ partners, 50+ visionary keynotes, 2700+ sessions & some of the top speakers including President Barak Obama. 

Let’s have a look at some of the amazing facts & numbers of every Dreamforce that has happened from 2003 to 2018. 

Dreamforce Facts

Dreamforce Facts & Numbers

  • 2003: The very first DF happened in 2003 with around 1300 attendees & 50 exhibitors gathered at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco for a preview of the product’s updates as well as presentations on the theme of “Imagination You Can Use.”
  • 2004: DF 2004 witnessed 100+ sessions. It almost doubled from 2003.
  • 2005: DF 2005 introduced AppExchange to the world for the first time. Today AppExchange is the world’s leading cloud marketplace with more than 5000 apps, 6 million customer installs and 80,000 peer reviews. 
  • 2006: Train performed at Dreamfest & reportedly sold 10 million albums.
  • 2007: The number of sessions was 200+.
  • 2008: DF 2008 witnessed representatives from over 40 countries.
  • 2009: 19K+ Salesforce customer attended DF 2009. 
  • 2010: The winners of AppQuest (An app show) won a $100,000 cash prize in DF 2010.
  • 2011: DF 2011 hosted 40K+ attendees.
  • 2012: 350+ Salesforce Partners joined DF 2012. Most in the history of DF.
  • 2013: 480,000 people watched Dreamforce online via Salesforce LIVE.
  • 2014: DF took the giving back to the next level. 1 Million meals were donated at DF 2014.
  • 2015: DF 2015 gave $263 Million of total business sales in the Bay area.
  • 2016: 15 Million+ people watched Dreamforce online via Salesforce LIVE.
  • 2017: During DF 2017, 600+ workshops happened.
  • 2018: The number of sessions crossed 2700 at DF 2018. 

*source: salesforce


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