There’s no better place to see Salesforce partners in action than at Dreamforce. They all use it as a prime opportunity to showcase their solutions and connect with the broader Salesforce community. But what you may not know is that each of our partners comes to Dreamforce with a unique plan in mind. That why we thought that there would be no better time than now to shine a spotlight on all the reasons why our sponsors and partners are awesome — and why their involvement in Dreamforce always makes it a week to remember. Don’t take our word for it. Hear it in their own words below.
For Accenture, Dreamforce is much more than a premier cloud industry event; it’s the marquee forum to discover methods for redefining business and where new opportunities to drive disruptive growth are unveiled. As Salesforce’s largest partner, we are excited to bring the future of Salesforce to life at Dreamforce with our industry expertise, solution offerings, and leading innovations — all rooted in proven, transformative results.
Be sure to attend our super session and client breakout sessions, with clients such as Volvo and Navistar, to hear first-hand how we’re working together to drive true innovation – and outpace the competition – by creating unique, differentiated experiences for the customers. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with our experts at our innovation showcase (booth #1500 in Moscone South) and during industry roundtable discussions to learn how you can immediately apply key insights from the event to innovate faster, achieve more and, fuel growth. Learn more at accenture.com/dreamforce.
Saideep Raj is a Senior Managing Director at Accenture and is the Global Lead of the Cloud First Applications team, which includes more than 11,500 professionals driving some of the largest Salesforce projects. Saideep has been with Accenture for over 25 years and has advised many clients on cloud strategies — from shaping roadmaps and architectures to move to the cloud; leading transformational change programs and mobilizing cloud-powered managed services. Clients span multiple geographies and industries, including high-tech, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, and utilities.
Acumen Solutions is thrilled to be a Titanium Sponsor of Dreamforce ‘18. This year, we are hosting booths in the Customer Success Expo, Salesforce.org Lodge, and Trailhead Area and would love to invite you to meet some of our customers during our breakout sessions, all of which will showcase the innovative work we do across a variety of industries.
Acumen Solutions’ booth (#803) in the Customer Success Expo will be transformed into an interactive retail space, showcasing two of our retail clients: Shinola and Filson. Within this space, attendees can learn more about how we are helping both brands leverage Salesforce to deliver a more differentiated customer experience. Attendees will also get to see Shinola watch artisans in action, have the chance to win a custom-matched Filson bag, and interact with both brands through innovative technology.
Our customers choose Acumen Solutions for one simple reason: our experience delivers success. We are a Salesforce Global Strategic Consulting Partner with extensive experience in the Fortune 500 and public sector. For additional information, visit www.acumensolutions.com or follow us on Twitter at @AcumenSolutions.
Ms. Shally Stanley is the Managing Director of Global Services at Acumen Solutions. She is responsible for developing and delivering the company’s enterprise cloud transformation solutions to its customers. Ms. Stanley has 20 years of experience as a management consultant focusing on achieving better business outcomes using innovative information technologies and practices.
Salesforce is more than a single-function tool. Serving these capabilities across multiple business functions can cause internal pressure and challenges that have less to do with Salesforce as a strategic platform, and more with the alignments, funding structures, and corporate culture. The multiple complexities and dynamics with such an investment are inevitable, and therein lies the point of failure for traditional Center of Excellence models.
Leveraging Salesforce investments calls for a new approach that places strategic value on key activities, both external and internal, that foster sound practices, adoption, creativity, change enablement, and a thriving stakeholder community.
Modern Centers of Excellence implement and manage characteristics of both centralized and federated models. A dedicated centralized team is entrusted and accountable for deriving business and technology value out of Salesforce investments. This new COE structures innovation, solutions, change controls, delivery, and Salesforce best practices under a single operating model.
When implemented, funded, and run correctly, Centers of Excellence are proving to be a driving force behind maximizing Salesforce investments in ways never thought possible. Appirio will further expound on our Center of Excellence expertise at Dreamforce this September.
Andrew Anguelo works as a Digital Strategy Managing Consultant at Appirio, a global services company and Salesforce partner. When Andrew started his career in finance, little did he know it would lead to a long career in technology. Over the past twenty years, his career progressed through various business and technology roles, including heading up large Salesforce Centers of Excellence. Andrew is a Center of Excellence subject matter expert and practice lead at Appirio, and has and continues to contribute on numerous global Center of Excellence initiatives.
Dropbox has partnered with Salesforce to help people get back to the work that matters. Too often, work becomes a grind. You’ve got too many meetings, you’re drowning in busy work, and your corporate tools are taking up too much time. That’s why we’ve built several integrations with Salesforce — features that help keep your team in sync, get past distractions, and free them up to do more meaningful and satisfying work.
At Dreamforce 2018, we’re giving you a number of ways to see how Dropbox connects with Salesforce to help teams stay in flow:
Visit us at booth #817 to meet the Dropbox team, try out some demos, and enter for a chance to win a prize.
Come to the Dropbox breakout session to hear real-life stories from teams using Dropbox-Salesforce integrations.
Schedule an on-site consultation with one of our Dropbox experts to get your all questions answered in a one-on-one environment.
For more information, visit our Dreamforce page on dropbox.com.
Digital adoption is the secret behind PwC’s success
Seventy percent of digital transformations fail due to a lack of user adoption and behavioral change. When PwC embarked on the journey to roll out Salesforce across our global network of firms — spanning 158 countries and employing more than 236,000 people — we knew we had to do something different to be successful.
Based on past experiences, we knew that Salesforce would only be an enabler. We also knew we wouldn’t succeed if we stuck with classic communication-centric change approaches. We could only succeed if we put our people at the center of our digital transformation journey. And the results speak for themselves. In our Canadian deployment alone, we saw 1,891 unique logins within the first month (80 percent at the partner level). Our people also drove 1,200 opportunities, entered 1,500 contacts, and hosted over 2,500 conversations in chatter.
We’re excited to share our story at Dreamforce ’18. Learn more about everything we’ve got planned at pwc.com/us/dreamforce18. And to experience the interactive ways we help drive digital adoption, be sure to visit us in booth #314 to participate in our on-site escape room.
Christine Robertson leads the Marketing, Communications & Sales team (MC&S) for PwC Canada where she’s focused on continuing PwC Canada’s evolution to innovate and disrupt its marketing practices. This includes accelerating adoption of its digital platforms, driving strong results for MC&S activities connected to PwC Canada’s business goals, and providing actionable insights for its key stakeholders. She also plays a leadership role in the Global Salesforce Program at PwC by demonstrating PwC’s program successes, accelerating the onboarding of territories across PwC’s global network, and developing actionable insights for PwC’s global leadership team.
Dreamforce is a game-changer for companies that truly embrace the power of the cloud, mobile, and omni-channel capabilities of Salesforce. Vlocity was launched at Dreamforce ‘14. As result of our deep partnership with Salesforce and our commitment to investing in Salesforce and its many events, products, clouds, and activities — including the Salesforce core values and Dreamforce — Vlocity quickly rose to be a Forbes Cloud 100 company, a top strategic Salesforce ISV, and the fastest growing company on the AppExchange three years running! And it all started at Dreamforce! Learn more here.
Author Bio: Rip Gerber has developed and led companies and enterprise growth strategies for over 25 years in the software industry. As Chief Marketing and Alliance Officer at Vlocity, Rip leads the global marketing organization and is responsible for driving market leadership, global awareness, demand generation, strategic events and communications for Vlocity. He also oversees the worldwide alliances and channels organization and serves as the executive leader for Vlocity APAC. Rip has led, as CEO, CMO or in board roles, several tech IPOs and acquired technology companies.
It’s been almost a full year since we announced our strategic partnership with Salesforce to deliver smarter, more connected experiences for our customers. We’re excited to have a major presence at Dreamforce ‘18 as an Innovation sponsor and can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to!
There are a lot of ways you can engage with us and get inspired throughout your time at Dreamforce:
Attend our breakout sessions focused on how Google Cloud and Salesforce are teaming up to supercharge productivity, embed intelligence throughout your organization, and surface customer insights
Get hands-on at our workshop in the Trailhead Zone to see our products in action (booth (#703) in Moscone South)
Listen to our experts do a dive deep into our product integrations in theater sessions at our booth and in the Trailhead Zone
We hope to connect with all of you at Dreamforce and don’t forget to stop by booth #703 to chat with our experts, get inspired, and grab some swag!
Amyn Jivani is the Product Marketing lead for Google Cloud’s partnership with Salesforce. He has 8+ years of experience enabling meaningful growth at technology firms across Silicon Valley.