Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff Named 2007 Agenda Setter and Top Ten Business Leader for Championing Software-as-a-Service
SAN FRANCISCO - November 27, 2007
Benioff makes United Kingdom's silicon.com industry influencer list for the third time
- Salesforce.com [NYSE:
CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that
chairman and CEO Marc Benioff has been named a 2007 Agenda Setter and Top Ten Business Leader by
silicon.com for championing Software-as-a-Service. It is the third time that Benioff has placed on
the Agenda Setter list, and his second time on the Top Ten Business Leader list where he is joined
by Steve Jobs of Apple, Eric Schmidt of Google, John Chambers of Cisco and Niklas Zennstrom of
Skype. The full report and Top 50 list can be found at: http://www.siliconagendasetters.com.
"Marc Benioff has helped define Software-as-a-Service, which is why he deserves to be singled
out," said Tony Hallett, editor of silicon.com. "It's not the first time Benioff has been featured
in the Agenda Setters list, but he is up 18 places from last year's position. There was a growing
feeling among our judges that on-demand is really coming of age and Benioff is seen as its
"The momentum salesforce.com has created around Software-as-a-Service continues to build
every year," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO at salesforce.com. "The Agenda Setters list with
companies such as Google, Skype, Cisco and Facebook represents companies who understand the power
of the Web and share the same vision as salesforce.com. To be recognized as an Agenda Setter is an
honor and a validation that the End of Software is here."
The winners were chosen by a panel of 14 judges from across the UK that included academics,
analysts, consultants and silicon.com editors. The judges met last month in London to debate
candidates and then each nominated 20 individuals.
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to assess and understand how technology can drive their business forward. Delivering top stories,
breaking news, and leading commentary and analysis, silicon.com provides context and strategic
insight into the key issues influencing how businesses use technology today.
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