Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Keynote Salesforce World Tour Chicago

Benioff to deliver the vision for the Customer Success Platform, inspiring companies to connect with customers in a whole new way

Special guests from Easter Seals, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and more to join Benioff on stage

Salesforce Foundation to partner with Talk Read Sing to provide volunteer opportunities onsite

SAN FRANCISCO–April 22, 2015–Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced that Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will keynote the Salesforce World Tour Chicago on April 23, 2015. Benioff will deliver the vision for the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, inspiring companies of every size and industry to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Guest speakers joining Benioff include Randy Rutta, President and CEO, Easter Seals; Steve Bergman, CIO, Easter Seals and Mark Dawson, VP IS Commercial, Merck KGaA. Tune in to watch the keynote via Salesforce Live ( on April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. CDT.

Integrated Philanthropy at Salesforce World Tour Chicago
Salesforce has a long history of giving time, technology and financial resources to nonprofits through its 1-1-1 model of integrated corporate philanthropy. To date, the Salesforce Foundation has donated more than 840,000 hours of volunteer time and more than $80 million in grants and product to more than 24,000 nonprofits to help improve communities around the world.

In keeping with this model, the Salesforce Foundation will partner with Talk Read Sing–an organization dedicated to improving early childhood development and literacy–to give Chicago attendees the opportunity to pack 1,000 tote bags of educational materials for kids. The bags will then be distributed to children's hospitals nationwide.

The Salesforce World Tour
The Salesforce World Tour is a global roadshow where companies can learn how the Salesforce Customer Success Platform will empower them to connect all of their apps, devices and customer data in today's cloud, social, mobile and data science world. Events will feature visionary keynotes from Salesforce executives and special guest speakers, specialized breakout sessions for every role and industry, and live demos of cutting-edge technologies. Attendees will also hear firsthand from leading customers who are using the Salesforce Customer Success Platform to connect with their customers in whole new ways. Future Salesforce World Tour destinations include Toronto, London, Washington, D.C., New York City, Paris and Munich.

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