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Women Who Lead: Stephanie Herrera, Salesforce MVP & Director of Salesforce and Business Operations at Spredfast

This profile is published as part of Pledge 1%’s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities. Stephanie Herrera is a Salesforce MVP who works at Spredfast as the Director of Salesforce and Business Operations.  She got her start in Technology 19 years ago • Read More »


Former Unisys Federal VP Casey Coleman Joins Salesforce as Govt Solutions SVP

Casey Coleman, formerly vice president of federal civilian business group at Unisys (NYSE: UIS), has joined Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) as senior VP of the customer relationship management technology firm’s global government solutions unit, GovCon Wire has learned. She oversees Salesforce’s global enterprise positioning strategy for the government and public sector in her new position. Read the source article at GovCon Wire


Meet PractiFI, the Sydney startup crowned by Pip Marlow, Steve Baxter and Annie Parker at Salesforce’s World Tour

A Sydney startup combining finance, regulation and insurance technology has won the crown at Salesforce’s inaugural PitchComp Down Under this month. PractiFI went head-to-head with communications service Zipline and fundraising platform Get Bennie in the competition, which was judged by former Microsoft managing director for Australia and New Zealand Pip Marlow, tech entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor Steve • Read More »


IBM, Salesforce call for new skills to run AI technologies

Artificial intelligence, which equips machines with humanlike thought processes, will remake entire industries, said IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty — and, yes, it will likely lead to at least some people losing their jobs to robots. But the solution, she said, is cultivating the skills needed to run these new systems. “These technologies — they will have • Read More »



Almost time for SF’s Salesforce Tower to hit the top

f you’ve been wondering when San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower would finally stop climbing higher and higher into the sky, the answer is — soon. The last steel beam will be maneuvered into place atop the 1,070-foot high-rise on April 6, developers Boston Properties and Hines revealed Friday. The high point will come four years after the ceremonial • Read More »


Salesforce lands Transamerica as Financial Services Cloud customer, adds Einstein AI

Salesforce said it landed Transamerica Financial Network as a customer for its Financial Services Cloud, which was updated to include the Einstein artificial intelligence platform. For Salesforce, the trick is to migrate financials services companies, which were already using the company in many cases for customer relationship management offerings, to its more vertical-focused cloud. Rohit • Read More »


Salesforce named #1 most caring company in the world

Salesforce is an information technology company that primarily sells customer relationship management tools. Employees receive seven paid days off to volunteer. In March 2016, the company surpassed its goal of 17,000 volunteer hours, with employees working at 1,250 nonprofits worldwide, all part of its Global Volunteer Week Read the source article at PEOPLE.com


Marc Benioff Named Advisor of White House Office of American Innovation

In a statement to Yahoo Finance, a Salesforce spokesperson said, “Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff doesn’t have a formal role in the Trump Administration but offers his thoughts and ideas when they are sought on topics on which he can be helpful.  He recently suggested a moonshot of 5 million apprenticeships by 2020 at a recent • Read More »