Dreamforce 2015: It’s a wrap
What do Marc Benioff, Stevie Wonder, the Foo Fighters and Sage Live have in common? They’ve all been the talk of San Francisco this week, as more than 160,000 people joined Sage and Salesforce for the biggest technology conference of all time - Dreamforce.
It’s official, the real-time accounting revolution is here and businesses love it. At the event hosting the biggest players in technology – including the CEOs of companies like Microsoft, Uber and YouTube – the most talked about innovation on social media was Sage's new product, Sage Live, with #SageLive the highest trending hashtag behind only #DF15. Humbling and incredible!
We’ve hosted over a thousand demos at the Sage stand and spoken to countless developers, systems integrators and independent software vendors and their feedback has been phenomenal. People instantly get how transformative Sage Live can be for entrepreneurs and growing businesses and they want in. It’s great to see people sharing our excitement for the future of real-time accounting.
Yesterday, during his interview with Jessi Hempel from Wired, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, spoke about allowing everyone to get more out of every moment of their lives. Sage Live does exactly that for entrepreneurs – the guys who put in the long hours, skip the weekends and just under half of whom didn’t take any holiday last year.
I spoke with Satya in San Francisco and he was excited about the partnership between Sage and Microsoft that we announced at Dreamforce. When it comes to helping business owners to become more productive, Sage and Microsoft are perfectly aligned. What’s more, we understand the value of working closely together to create amazing experiences for our customers. Experiences that follow you from laptop, to tablet, to smartphone, to your wrist.
A big thank you to everyone who joined the #KellyCam sessions we hosted on Periscope. We wanted to give those who couldn’t join us in San Francisco the chance to stepbehind the scenes at Dreamforce. If you attended one of the #KellyCam livestreams, we’d love to hear from you. What did you like? What do you think we could have done better? And would you like to see more #KellyCam livestreams in thefuture?
I’d also like to thank everyone involved in Dreamforce – Marc Benioff, Keith Block and the Salesforce team, Sage colleagues, partners, customers and everyone who joined us at the event or online. It has been an amazing few days full of inspiration and innovation. Sage is well and truly leading the way in our industry to create the future for our customers.