Principal and Global Salesforce Alliance Lead Paul Clemmons kicked off the morning moderating a panel featuring folks from MuleSoft, CloudCraze, Forrester and Deloitte Digital. The topic was “Building the Future Platform” and they discussed how to maximize cloud-based services to improve time-to-market, establish scalable lightweight apps, and reduce costs. Paul explained that it's not just about software and tools, it's about being able to deliver the whole ecosystem to clients. We’re on board with that.
Next, we checked out Center for the Edge Director John Hagel’s talk on business model evolution in the digital era. Together with Mia de Kuijper and futurist Peter Schwartz, they discussed the myriad of opportunities around changing business models. What does business model evolution even mean, anyway? Consider payment models – should you pay for usage? Impact? Value? We should start focusing on building long-term relationships, not on the current transaction.
In the IoT station.Yagna Narayana Akuluri held several virtual reality demos that were super cool to check out. What a view!
We also had our Deloitte Digital counterparts from the UK and US representing insurance and financial services this week. Scott Parker, principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP, gave a popular talk on the DOL Rule, and the team showcased their industry-specific accelerators at the Financial Services kiosk and in the main booth. Check out their wraps for details!
Always a fun DD-sponsored event is the annual Women in Tech event, this year at the Four Seasons. This year, renowned artist DL Warfield joined us to talk about his inspiring story. Growing up in the Midwest with many odds against him, DL rose to the top through his creative talent, sheer motivation, and through the mentorship of others. By never giving up on himself, and finding inspiring mentors, DL worked his way up to becoming a creative director, starting his own company and showing at Art Basel. DL coined the hashtag #fairytechwomen, to inspire the next women in tech. See his work here.
At Dreamforce, you always end the night with a party! Rounding out the day was our VIP Happy Hour, where we mixed and mingled with clients and colleagues. And while we know we aren’t supposed to have favorites, we couldn’t resist the charms of Brady.
And that sums up our third day at Dreamforce! For more info, check out the videos we did with some of our leaders. Nidal Haddad, Andy Main, and Dounia Lievan were kind enough talk to us about connecting at Dreamforce.
At Deloitte Digital we’re always looking for new talent. Do you or someone you know have what it takes? Christine Massa explained what we’re looking for and what you can expect working with us.