The full force of Dreamforce: Five reasons we’re going to San Fran

Today marks just one month to go until Salesforce’s annual cloud conference, Dreamforce, opens! Taking place October 4-7 2016, in San Francisco, it’s not just massive in scale, it’s also vast in ambition and impact, bringing together thought leaders and tech pioneers, plus thousands of peers from the cloud industry and the Salesforce community – over 150,000 of them, in fact.

What’s lighting us up on the countdown to Dreamforce 2016? It’s not just the Californian sunshine, nor the fact that legendary U2 will be headlining. As a platinum Salesforce partner, we know a little more than most about what’s coming up. Here’s a sneak peek from us into what to expect from this year’s event:

  1. Meet Einstein: Salesforce is likely to unveil its new artificial intelligence product, Einstein at the event. It’s a cutting-edge technology to dramatically augment Salesforce’s sales, service, marketing, collaboration and e-commerce products with predictive suggestion and insight capabilities. Dreamforce delegates get to see its genius potential first. (We’re not breaking any confidences here – see this recent article in Forbes.)
  1. Sage People firsts: Our very own Alastair Brown takes the platform, with ‘Owning Both Ends of the Pipe – Simple Flexible App Architecture’ on 6 October at 08:30PST. We’re very proud that Alastair will be showcasing the work of Sage People’s amazing development team in creating the AppExchange’s first and largest HR app
  1. Win win win: We’re giving away $250 of cloud based music, fun or films on Google Play or iTunes. All delegates have to do to enter our free prize draw is stop by the stand (2043) and pick up our Head in the Clouds pack. Jot down your contact details on our on-stand iPad and watch our twitter feed for the winner’s announcement on the last day of the show
  1. Dreampitch: This is where cloud start-ups get a platform to pitch their business models to legendary investors like Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca. Three lucky Dreampitch finalists will receive a plethora of goodies and a business boost of dreams. We love the opportunity and possibilities and can’t wait to hear the pitches
  1. #appycampers: We’re stocked up with Camp AppExchange pins for Sage People stand visitors. Make sure you come to the stand and get yours to be in with a chance to win. If the Dreamforce team spots you wearing yours, $100 Amex gift cards and daily star prizes could be headed your way. Feel the force of the app-loving community – it’s an incredible ecosystem to be part of

With all this and more, you can see why Dreamforce is a unique, world-class event. Delegates will discover how to connect with customers in a whole new way and come away with insights that’ll transform their business.

Sign up to Alastair’s talk or click here for more information on Dreamforce. If you’re ready to be inspired, we’ll see you there!

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