"We are seeing phenomenal success in Germany and we are partnering with our customers, partners and industry experts to become even more customer centric," said Joachim Schreiner, Senior Vice President of Salesforce Germany. "Many of our customers and partners like Volkswagen and Accenture are market leaders and at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, leveraging new technologies such as cloud, social, IoT and Artificial Intelligence to transform how they connect with their customers. This industry shift is a challenge for all of us - for companies but also for us as human beings. Only if we do it right we will use technology to make the world a better place."
Salesforce will host a week-long program dedicated to innovation, fun, learning and giving back. The Salesforce hall will host the largest keynote theatre of the trade fair with 13 keynotes as part of the d!talk programme - the platform for showcases dedicated to the digitization of business and society. Salesforce keynote highlights include:
● "We are all Trailblazers: Customer Success In The Fourth Industrial Revolution" - Alex Dayon, Chief Strategy Officer, Salesforce and customer trailblazers will talk about the future of customer success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
● "Our path together to equality" - Business of businesses is to make the world a better place. Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce will discuss with guests about the higher purpose of driving Equality for All: equal rights, equal pay for equal work, equal access to education, and equal opportunities for success.
● "Business Transformation in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution" - To demonstrate how business transformation works in real life, Accenture and Salesforce teams will consult CEOs live on stage, in an exciting TV-like show where the audience will vote for the best transformational approach.
The Salesforce hall will also host an expo with over 100 customer trailblazers and partners demonstrating practical examples of how successful German companies are leveraging new technologies to advance the digital transformation of their business. In front of the hall, in the The Salesforce Park customers and prospects will have the opportunity to engage with each other, learn from peers and experts, or simply relax and have fun.
"We are very pleased that Salesforce will be present at the new CEBIT in such an impressive form in June," said Oliver Frese, CEBIT board member of Deutsche Messe AG. "CEBIT 2018 will be a business festival for innovation and digitization. Salesforce is known as the world’s most innovative company and we are delighted for them to bring that innovation to CEBIT."
The new CEBIT will be launched on 11 June 2018 with a conference and media day at the Hannover Exhibition Centre. The exhibition halls will be open to visitors from all over the world on 12 June at 10:00 a. m.
At CEBIT 2018, everything is geared to generating business, leads and bright ideas. With its exhibitor displays, expert conferences and prime networking opportunities, CEBIT is a triple-punch event covering everything essential to the digitization of business, government and society. The innovations on display in the d!conomy section of the show give IT professionals and decision-makers from the realms of business, trade and the public sector the tools they need to streamline and futureproof their operations by leveraging digitization to the fullest. The event’s d!tec showcase puts the spotlight on developers and startups and their disruptive business models, as well as on research institutes giving us a glimpse of tomorrow’s game-changing technologies. The d!talk conference program features visionaries, lateral thinkers, creatives and experts from around the globe. The d!campus is the beating heart of CEBIT – the place where everyone gets together for relaxed networking, street food and live music. CEBIT presents the digital transformation in a totally new way, while retaining its core focus on business, leads and more leads. The first day of CEBIT 2018 – Monday, 11 June – is reserved for conference attendees and journalists, with the exhibition opening on Tuesday, 12 June. The exhibition halls will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the d!campus staying open till 11 p.m. on those days. Opening hours on Friday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.