Dave Moellenhoff shares spotlight with top IT executives from Boeing, General Motors, Fannie Mae and Sony
More than a quarter of the top 25 run some part of their organization on salesforce.com
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - December 3, 2002 - InfoWorld Media Group, the provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies through its integrated online, print, research and events channels, today announced that salesforce.com CTO Dave Moellenhoff is one of the "25 Most Influential CTOs" in 2002. Moellenhoff was honored for his innovation in Web Services put to the service of his vision of a revolution in enterprise software. The December 9, 2002 issue of Infoworld features in-depth profiles of Moellenhoff and the other honorees - a diverse group of IT executives with exemplary accomplishments at Boeing [NYSE: BA], General Motors [NYSE: GM], Fannie Mae [NYSE: FNM], Sony [NYSE: SNE] and a slew of other top companies.
"I am very honored to be recognized among the most influential by InfoWorld," Moellenhoff said. "The salesforce.com vision of software as a utility, supported by a Web Services architecture, is now reality for over 5,200 customers who easily tap into salesforce.com's online CRM applications on-demand rather than struggling with the client/server systems that used to be synonymous with enterprise software."
The "25 Most Influential CTOs" represent a wide range of industries, from the auto industry to media conglomerates to the U.S. federal government. Chosen by InfoWorld's team of top editors and its CTO Advisory Council, these CTO's have all demonstrated innovative strategic and technical accomplishment, results-driven vision and range of influence both inside and outside their companies. Of the 25 honored, over one quarter run some part of their organization on salesforce.com. Putnam Lovell NBF CTO Rodric O'Connor, a salesforce.com customer who is also profiled by InfoWorld, explains: "Putnam Lovell NBF was one of the first companies to realize the value of the hosted model. Salesforce.com was a cornerstone of this strategy, and it quickly delivered the kind of value that easily convinced us that we were heading the right way."
Moellenhoff co-founded salesforce.com in the spring of 1999. In the past year, salesforce.com has added more CRM customers than Siebel (NASDAQ: SEBL), PeopleSoft (NASDAQ:PSFT), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and SAP (NYSE: SAP) combined. Moellenhoff previously has been recognized as a Premier 100 IT Leader by Computerworld magazine, and a Top 10 Technology Innovator by InfoWorld magazine. In addition to his salesforce.com duties, Moellenhoff also sits on the board of the salesforce.com/foundation, a multi-million dollar philanthropic initiative focused on bridging the digital divide.