Salesforce World Tour New York: Here are Your Top Tweetable Moments

Sights and sounds across campus and on #SalesforceTour

@HarlemGospel Choir kicking off the morning

Salesforce World Tour New York is in full swing, with nearly 10,000 registrants eager to hear the latest in innovation, experience new products, and connect with other customers. And from the new look and feel of the signage, to the announcement of the new AppExchange Partner Program to the Harlem Gospel Choir’s opening performance for the keynote, this year has already delivered a number of can’t-miss moments. Check out a few of the highlights below — and follow along on #SalesforceTour!

A new look for Salesforce

This week, Salesforce unveiled a new ad campaign, and the New York World Tour gave customers their first glimpse of this imagery live on the Salesforce stage. The tribute to National Parks ads was explained by Amy Weaver (President, Legal and General Counsel) in the keynote:

“We’ve always identified with the National Park imagery… It’s imagery of exploration, it’s imagery for adventure, and what an adventure we’ve been on the past 18 years.” — @amy_e_weaver

Einstein everywhere

Unsurprisingly, Einstein took center stage both in the discussion of industry trends with Tony Prophet (Chief Equality Officer), and in the demo delivered by Leah McGowen-Hare (Director, Trailhead T&P).

“We’re just beginning this journey. Social, mobile, cloud, IoT — those were just a warm up. Buckle up. AI is coming, and we’re going to see this impact across a whole array of industries.” — @tony_prophet

Further investment in innovation

In concurrence with this morning’s announcement of the new AppExchange Program, Tony Prophet discussed why Salesforce is ‘doubling down’ on AppExchange and announced Salesforce Ventures’ launch of the Salesforce Platform Fund with $100 million in new funding to drive the development of next-generation intelligent solutions.

AppExchange for everyone

The announcement of the new AppExchange Partner Program caused significant buzz. The session ‘AppExchange for Everyone: Everything You Need to Know About AppExchange and Apps,’ which directly followed the keynote, was standing room only while a panel of customers discussed their favorite apps, and their thoughts on build versus buy.

“We tell our executive team that we want to do point-and-click configuration. We want to buy versus build. The reason is, we pay a fraction of the cost when we buy the application, and it’s being tested worldwide.” — Bill Martinez, Xaxis

And no shortage of love for the Salesforce Ohana

Of course, there was no shortage of love for the Salesforce Ohana — from customers, to partners, to #AwesomeAdmins and MVPs. The ecosystem around Salesforce is what makes events like World Tour New York such a powerful and inspiring experience, so a huge thank you to everyone who came out to share their thoughts and ideas and keep #SalesforceTour buzzing.

Until next time, NYC!