Well, Dreamforce 2014 is on its way – and it is the must attend event for marketers all year. But it’s going to be noisy with all those parties. Aside from doing your best to stand out and make some business happen, how will you filter the noise for yourself and get the most from the event? Below is Post Code Anywhere’s awesome guide to who you should following to arm yourself for the big Salesforce.com party.
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Besides the fantastic parties, informative breakout sessions ( 14,000 to be exact!), visionary keynotes and the great San Francisco location, one of the very best things about attending Dreamforce is all the inspiring and enthusiastic people you will meet.
But with over 125,000 Salesforce enthusiasts expected to attend this year, it’s hard to know where to start.
We’ve compiled a list of a few of the awesome people we’re hoping to bump into – aside from Bruno Mars of course!
Don’t expect to find these four on the dance floor but still worth following for important updates ahead of Dreamforce…
Marc Benioff @benioff – Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com with a penchant for lavish shoes!
Al Gore @algore – American politician and philanthropist, who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States.
Hillary Rodham Clinton @HillaryClinton – Former United States Secretary of State, US Senator and First Lady of the United States.
Tony Robbins @TonyRobbins – An American life success coach and motivational speaker dedicated to helping people achieve their dreams.
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Tricia Gellman @triciagellman – Tricia is a senior director at Salesforce.com. With an impressive CV including stints at Apple and Adobe, Tricia certainly knows her stuff!
Julie Liegl @julieliegl – VP Dreamforce Conference Chair. Follow Julie for all the latest updates on Dreamforce.
@TooSaaSy - The official feed of salesforce.com’s “super-rad” mascot. You know that big blow-up costume you’ve seen parading around the events? Yep it’s got its own Twitter account!
Geraldine Gray @GeraldineGray – Salesforce MVP and founder of Girly Geeks, Geraldine now runs Endiem, a Salesforce consultancy based in Houston.
Aaron Payne @aaronjpayne – Strategic Account Director for the Salesforce1 Platform.
Nicole Alford @salesforceQueen – Salesforce MVP alum and now a Principal Success Manager in the Customers For Life division of salesforce.com. Enthusiastic about everything Salesforce, especially SaaSy!
Partners and Vendors
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@precursive - A bunch of self-confessed Salesforce evangelists, Percursive makes resource management software that helps improve utilisation, reduce project cost and project leakage.
@silverpop - Provider of both digital marketing software and, more importantly, the most amazing Dreamforce parties ever, hopefully they will be serving more neon blue cocktails this year! But be quick – the tickets sell out ridiculously fast.
@FinancialForce - Provides cloud ERP solution for Salesforce CRM which include Cloud Accounting Software, Billing applications and Financial Management.
@Apttus - Apttus delivers Quote-to-Cash automation software in the cloud. Quote-to-Cash includes configure price quote, contracts, renewals and revenue management. Last year these guys held some really good sessions and even better Margarita meetups!
@newvoicemedia - A fantastic supplier of contact centre technology that works great with Salesforce. Check them out!
Consultants, developers and other clever cloggs
Phil Walton @sfdcphil – Phil is an expert in implementing Salesforce.com, MVP, and all-round top bloke! He also leads the North England Salesforce User Group.
Jonathan Gale @Cloud_CEO – Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience building technology businesses. He joined NewVoiceMedia In October 2010 as Chief Commercial Officer to manage sales, marketing and product strategy and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in early 2011.
Amy Grenham @amygrenham – Amy is the marketing manager for Salesforce partner and Salesforce consultants, Desynit. Follow Amy for useful marketing and brand advice.
Fabrice Cathala @FCathala – Salesforce Architect at Capgemini, PAAs evangelist and popular blogger.
Gaurav Kheterpal @gauravkheterpal - Gaurav is a well known name in the global Salesforce mobile development community. He’s won several awards from Salesforce for his innovative apps built on Force.com platform and he’s an active community contributor on Salesforce Developer Forums and Stack Exchange.
Last but not least…
We will of course be on hand throughout the event showcasing how our global address verification technology, Capture+, can be integrated within Salesforce to ensure accurate data at the point of entry in your CRM. If you have any questions – you know where to find us…
Postcode Anywhere @pca_plus – Postcode Anywhere’s official Twitter account.
Alex Bryan @pca_alex – Seasoned postcoder and Salesforce evangelist. Alex will be manning the Postcode Anywhere stand and tweeting throughout the event.
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