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Salesforce to Feature the World’s Most Innovative Thought Leaders in Equal Pay, Artificial Intelligence and Workforce Development at World Tour Event in Washington D.C.

Salesforce Chairman & CEO Marc Benioff and Co-founder & CTO Parker Harris to keynote the sold-out event, inspiring attendees with Salesforce’s vision for the future of technology

New inspirational sessions on building a better world—created with the support of the World Economic Forum—will feature luminaries including Patricia Arquette, Billie Jean King, Christine Lagarde, Lilly Ledbetter, Christopher Liddell and more

Live broadcast of the day’s events will be available on Salesforce Live

San Francisco — March 31, 2017—Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the world’s #1 CRM company and Intelligent Customer Success Platform, today announced its upcoming World Tour event in Washington D.C. on April 4, 2017. In addition to a keynote address by Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and Co-founder and CTO Parker Harris, this sold-out event will include new inspirational sessions on equal pay, artificial intelligence and workforce development created with the support of the World Economic Forum.

Live broadcast of the day’s events will be available on Salesforce Live:

10:30am-12:00pm ET: Our Path Together Keynote with Marc Benioff, Parker Harris and special guests will outline Salesforce’s vision for the future of technology, showcase inspirational customer success stories and unveil entirely new Einstein AI innovations, empowering every attendee to become a trailblazer.

1:00-1:40pm ET: Equal Pay Trailblazers Panel featuring Billie Jean King, sports icon and humanitarian; Patricia Arquette, Oscar-winning actress; Lilly Ledbetter, Equal Pay for Equal Work activist; introduced by Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Employment Initiatives, World Economic Forum and moderated by Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO, Salesforce.

1:50-2:30pm ET: AI and the Future of Business Panel featuring John Frémont, Artificial Intelligence Go to Market Lead for North America, Accenture; Michael Chui, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute; Sarah Aerni, Senior Manager of Data Science, Salesforce; introduced by Zvika Krieger, Head of Technology Policy and Partnerships, World Economic Forum and moderated by Alexis Sobel Fitts, Editor, Backchannel.

2:40-3:20pm ET: Preparing a 21st Century Workforce Panel featuring Jay Banfield, Chief Officer of Innovation and Scale, Year Up; Daniel Villao, Deputy Administrator, Apprenticeship USA Department of Labor; Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01); Chris Liddell, Office of American Innovation, The White House; introduced by Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Employment Initiatives, World Economic Forum and moderated by Stephanie Ruhle, Anchor, “MSNBC Live” and Correspondent, NBC News.

3:30-4:00pm ET: Fireside Chat Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund and Marc Benioff will discuss gender equality and the social and economic benefits of empowering women around the world.

Additional World Tour Opportunities
Attendees will be able to participate in more than 40 sessions, visit the Trailhead area or join the vibrant partner ecosystem in the Cloud Expo to experience the future with Salesforce and learn how to connect with customers in new ways. In addition, attendees can write notes sharing their career advice and encouragement to current Year Up participants, helping this non-profit focused on empowering low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year.

About the Salesforce World Tour Events
Each year, Salesforce World Tour events inspire and educate the entire global Salesforce community. During this roadshow, Salesforce showcases the future of enterprise software—exploring how cloud, social, mobile, the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are transforming companies and enabling them to get closer to their customers. Each event will feature keynotes from Salesforce executives, specialized breakout sessions for every role and industry, live demos of cutting-edge technologies and customers showcasing how they are using Salesforce to grow their business. Future Salesforce World Tour destinations include: New York, Toronto, London, Boston, Paris, Chicago, Tokyo and more.

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