2018 has been another year of evolution and revolution in the world of cloud computing and SaaS solutions.
And once again the global community of innovators that make up the cloud computing ecosystem is coming together at Salesforce's flagship event, Dreamforce, to show, teach and learn about all the big enterprise computing dreams they're making into realities.
That means that just like in previous years, there's going to be a lot to see.
At an event as big as Dreamforce, you can easily find yourself thinking you've seen it all, only to realize that you've missed an entire wing of the show. So if you want to really make the most of your Dreamforce experience, you're going to want to have at least a few must-see booths mapped out in the back of your mind, so you can hit that show floor running.
Though it wasn't easy to pick favorites out of the massive list of exhibitors at this year's Dreamforce, we managed to whittle down our personal list of booths that, in our humble opinion here at SpringCM, you just can't skip seeing. So as you're walking the floor and seeing what grabs you, snagging free swag and having your mind blown by demos from exciting, scrappy new startups and reliably innovative enterprise mainstays alike, here are four booths that deserve your attention.
Pledge 1% was called one of the most innovative companies of 2017 and, in an era when social and corporate responsibility is becoming ever more important to the general public, it's easy to see why. A non-profit spinoff of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's philanthropic endeavors, Pledge 1% has changed the game for early-stage giving, creating infrastructure for companies getting off the ground to build giving right into the foundation of their business model. They've already made it easy for a ton of up-and-coming companies to get everyone from the C-suite on down doing their part for those who really need it. So swing by and see what Pledge 1% has going on now, and what they're planning for the future. It might even kick-start your thinking about creative ways that you and your company can give back to your community – no matter where you are in your company's growth trajectory.
Yes, the only Jeopardy contestant to win the game without a physical body will be making another appearance at Dreamforce this year. But while IBM Watson's game show prowess may be its most publicly notorious ability, the use cases for IBM's robust AI solution have flourished far beyond even that impressive feat. Drop by the IBM Watson booth and get a feel for how it works, how businesses big and small are leveraging it and what's in the cards for the future of Watson in particular and Big Data in general. And if the awesome "active floor" in last year's Watson booth (which turned each visit into a personalized light show) is any indication, you'll probably get to see first-hand some of the cool, creative uses that AI’s power can enable.
Dreamforce is always an exciting time for everyone involved in the Salesforce ecosystem, but this year's show is an especially exciting occasion for us here at SpringCM. 2018 marks the first year that DocuSign and SpringCM will be appearing together as a modern System of Agreement. Yes, the virtual ink has barely even dried on our acquisition and we're already excited to head out to Dreamforce to get the whole world excited about what we're up to. We're excited to talk about where this dynamic document duo we've become is heading as we set down the road to pioneering a new kind of end-to-end contract and document management solution -- so come talk to us!
Accenture is one of those global consulting firms that has its hands in more segments and spaces than you can imagine – and it's almost a given that some of what they do applies to you. So be sure to check out what new cloud-based initiatives they're helping to implement and what technological solutions they're helping to develop.
These booths are only a few of can't-miss offerings at what promises to be a show filled with fun and fantastic innovators. Make sure you show up hungry to see, to learn and to experience for four full days of enterprise computing excitement – we know we are! See you at the show!