Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Deliver Keynote at Cloudforce Boston and Minneapolis 2011

The biggest cloud computing events ever held in Boston and Minneapolis will showcase the shift to social, mobile and open cloud computing
Attendees to collaborate with cloud computing leaders in expert led sessions and Cloudforce Expos

SAN FRANCISCO (June 14, 2011) – (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing ( company, today announced chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will deliver the keynote addresses at Cloudforce Boston and Minneapolis. Cloudforce Boston will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront on Thursday, June 16, 2011 and Benioff’s keynote will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET. Cloudforce Minneapolis will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 and Benioff’s keynote will begin at 12:30 p.m. CT. The Boston event will be webcasted live at

When was founded more than 12 years ago, cloud computing was about leveraging technologies that were low cost, fast and easy to use. recognizes a massive shift is under way in the industry to the next generation of cloud computing that is social, mobile and open. Benioff’s keynotes will explore this shift along with the transformation companies are going through to become social enterprises. He will explain the importance of listening and engaging with customers through external social networks, building internal social networks to increase collaboration companywide and bringing both products and partners into social networks.

Accelerating Cloud Computing Education and Adoption

Attendees will be able to take part in sessions, led by industry experts, to learn how they can take advantage of the shift to social, mobile and open technologies to help run their organizations. From the Sales Cloud and Service Cloud, to Chatter, the platform and more, attendees will be able to explore the full ecosystem along with the extended network of partners in the Cloudforce Expos.  

Additional resources:

  • A live audio cast of Benioff’s keynote in Boston will be available starting at 12:30 p.m. ET on June 16 at
  • A live audio cast of Benioff’s keynote in Minneapolis will be available starting at 12:30 p.m. CT on June 21 at
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  • Registration for Cloudforce Boston is now open at
  • Registration for Cloudforce Minneapolis is now open at

About is the enterprise cloud computing company that has transformed the way companies collaborate and communicate. is leading the effort to bring Cloud 2, the next paradigm for computing, to the enterprise by offering its customers the social collaboration, mobility and openness that are the hallmark of this new world. The company’s platform and application services include:

  • Salesforce Chatter, a private social network for your enterprise
  • The Sales Cloud, for sales force automation and contact management
  • The Service Cloud, for customer service and support solutions
  • Radian6, for social media monitoring and engagement
  • The Jigsaw Data Cloud, for data integrity and quality
  • The platform, for custom application development
  • Heroku, for building social and mobile apps in Ruby
  • The AppExchange, the world’s leading marketplace for enterprise cloud computing applications offers the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing. As of April 30, 2011, manages customer information for approximately 97,700 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM.” For more information please visit, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

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