Philanthropy and business was more prominent than ever on the second day of Dreamforce ’14. DFGives alone has had a reach of nearly 1.7M on social media. But has it made an impact on the conversations of Dreamforce-goers? We took a look at the social metrics.
Hillary Clinton and Klaus Schwab
Tuesday kicked off with an interview between Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Hillary Clinton. Their discussion ranged from themes of relationship-building to childhood literacy in the digital age and whether or not Clinton would make another run for president. It could easily be seen as a call for the high-tech community to be more thoughtful in how we build the foundations for a strong future—in education, in business, in our civic life, and in government.
She raised a bit of a ruckus on social channels as well. She was mentioned nearly 2,300 times with a social reach of over 12.8 million. But people were a little less talkative about the issues she raised: Of those searches, the word “literacy” was only used three times, while “presidency” was brought up 72 times.
Think she’ll run?
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, philanthropy professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, was the second keynote of the day. She spoke to a packed hall about the value of using technology to inspire innovative ways of giving. She and her husband, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, recently announced a donation of $500M to increase diversity—both gender- and race-wise.
Afternoon keynote by Marc Benioff
Marc Benioff led another extravaganza with a wide range of guests, led with a strong message on education. Representatives from the San Francisco Unified School District and Will.i.am talked about the importance of access to technology and information, the need for relatable role models, and helping teachers by giving them the resources to keep the classroom current.
The show then moved into announcements and demonstrations including demonstrations on Salesforce Wave, a data visualization platform, and their new product Lightning, a program that helps developers build responsive applications devices running Salesforce1.
What sparked more of a conversation on social networks? Benioff alone garnered almost 1,300 mentions. Wave and Lightning were talked about a fair bit. But the topic of education sadly paled, only getting about a third the mention each of the product announcements did. (And only half the mention of the Beach Boys.)
What’s up with Deloitte Digital?
For Deloitte Digital, today was another exciting day of demonstrations, presentations, and the Game of Phones sweepstakes. Andy Main, our US lead, put on yet another show. In front of a packed house, he shared how our work with Eli Lilly and Salesforce are making big waves in the pharma industry.
We also made an additional announcement about CloudMix 2.0, and its integration with Dell, DocuSign, Box, and Apptus. Paul Clemmons, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Deloitte’s global Salesforce alliance leader, was interviewed by InformationWeek. They had a little something to say about the announcement:
“The Deloitte Boomi move… highlights how cloud integration services, particularly those packaged by a consulting firm, will appear more frequently as part of cloud operations.”
Game of Phones continues to heat up: Kaijsa Kurstin took home the GoPro today. Thursday is the grand prize 3D Printer. Enter to win!
It’s been an exciting and long two days. We’re ready to see what the next two have in store!