Salesforce Live: Dreamforce 2017 sessions you don’t want to miss

Dreamforce 2017 is only a few days away, and we’re gearing up for the most epic conference ever. If you won’t be there, you can still learn and be inspired by the best sessions and keynotes via Salesforce Live.

Bookmark the ‘watch live’ links below for the sessions we’ve cherry-picked as the standouts – you can watch live or catch up any time you like.

The promise of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence represents a considerable opportunity for business and society to drive productivity, innovation and growth. For its promise to be fully realised, society must trust the institutions introducing AI into their lives. But, in turn, there is a responsibility to implement AI in a way that promotes privacy, transparency, accountability and limits biases to ensure the technology has a positive impact on all levels of society.

Featuring Zvika Krieger (World Economic Forum) and Paul Daugherty (Accenture), this keynote will explore the relationship between individuals and institutions, skills in the AI economy and the opportunity to shape AI in a way that promotes equality.

Time: Tuesday 7 November 2017, 3–3:45am EDT (Monday 6 November 2017, 9–9:45am PST).

Register to attend the session if you’re heading to Dreamforce or watch it live (or later).

Ashton Kutcher on using technology innovation for good

Join Ashton Kutcher, co-founder of Thorn and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, as he discusses using technology as a force for social good.

Time: Tuesday 7 November 2017, 7:30–8:15am EDT (Monday 6 November 2017, 1:30–2:15pm PST).

Register to attend the session or watch it live (or later).

Marc Benioff’s opening keynote

Join Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and industry trailblazers like adidas, 21st Century Fox and Girl Scouts to learn about the future of customer success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Benioff will show how the world is changing with artificial intelligence, and how innovative companies and individuals are transforming themselves to take advantage of this unprecedented technological change.

Time: Tuesday 7 November 2017, 9–11am EDT (Monday 6 November 2017, 3–5pm PST).

Register to attend the session or watch it live (or later).

A conversation with former First Lady Michelle Obama

Listen to an exclusive chat between Marc Benioff and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Time: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 3:30–4:30am EDT (Tuesday 7 November 2017, 9:30–10:30am PST).

Register to attend the session or watch it live (or later).

Fortune CEO Series Part 1: Reshaping the world

It once took Fortune 500 companies an average of 20 years to reach a billion dollar valuation. Disruptive start-ups now reach that milestone in four years or less, while displacing long-time incumbents and reshaping the business landscape. How are these start-ups working with customers to disrupt industry goliaths?

Hear how four disruptive start-up CEOs are blazing new trails to connect with customers in a whole new way, leveraging the latest technology to fuel rapid growth and ultimately shaping the future of the world.

Time: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 5:30–6:30am EDT (Tuesday 7 November 2017, 11:30am–12:30pm PST).

Register to attend the session or watch it live (or later).

Dreampitch 17

For the second year in a row, we're bringing a panel of expert judges – Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital), will.i.am (i.am+) and Sharzad Rafati (BroadbandTV) – to Dreamforce to help us find the next great start-up built on the Salesforce Platform.

Watch as entrepreneurs pitch their companies to our panel of ‘sharks’ for an opportunity to win an investment of $250,000 USD from Salesforce Ventures. Entrepreneurs will receive live feedback on the Dreamforce stage.

Time: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 10:30–11:30am EDT (Tuesday 7 November 2017, 4:30–5:30pm PST).

Register to attend the session or watch it live (or later).

Ginni Rometty and Marc Benioff talk the future of work

Join Marc Benioff and Ginni Rometty (Chairman, President and CEO of IBM) for a discussion on the future of technology, and its impact on business and society. Rometty and Benioff will share their thoughts on how AI and other emerging technologies are challenging traditional business models, and how data is shaping the future of work and education.

Time: Thursday 9 November 2017, 7–8am EDT (Wednesday 8 November 2017, 1–2pm PST).

Register to attend the session or watch it live (or later).

A fireside chat with Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

On the final day of Dreamforce 2017, the twin daughters of President George W Bush share their funny, revealing and personal stories about their family, adventures and sisterly bond.

Time: Friday 10 November 2017, 3:30–4:30am EDT (Thursday 9 November 2017, 9:30–10:30am PST).

Register to attend the session or watch it live (or later).

Dreamforce is on 6–9 November 2017 (San Francisco time). Make sure you head to Salesforce Live for the best online coverage of the world’s largest tech conference.