Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Speak at the New Economy Summit 2018
Mark Benioff Will Participate in a Fireside Chat With Rakuten Inc Chairman and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani
Benioff will participate in a fireside chat with Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman and CEO of Rakuten, Inc. and representative director of the Japan Association of New Economy, and YOSHIKI. The conversation will start at approximately 11.35 pm PDT on April 10 and will be live-streamed on Youtube.
Last month, Benioff along with Avalon Ventures closed a $5 million Series A1 financing round for Averon, the developer of the world’s first mobile identity verification standard that is both automatically frictionless and ultra-secure.
Before that Benioff joined actor Matthew McConaughey, Melody McCloskey, CEO of StyleSeat and Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of VaynerMedia on the judging roster for PerfectPitch, a $100,000 pitch competition to be held at SXSW for early-stage entrepreneurs. The competition was organized by Sound Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary.
In February, Benioff participated in a fireside chat with New York Times Deputy Managing Editor Rebecca Blumenstein in a conversation entitled, “Leading Change” at the The New York Times New Work Summit 2018. The two-day summit, held at The Ritz Carlton, California, also included speakers like Jeff Wilke, CEO. Worldwide Consumer Amazon; Mike Schroepfer, CTO. Facebook; Peggy Johnson, EVP. of Business Development, Microsoft; Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn among others.
Salesforce.org, a non-profit social enterprise, and United Way, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit, came together to launch the Philanthropy Cloud in February this year. The first-of-its-kind network platform, that will unlock a marketplace to transform the way corporations connect with employees to engage and support the causes they care about. The partnership draws upon the respective strengths of Salesforce.org and United Way. United Way is the world’s leader in workplace philanthropy, serving more than 115,000 workplace campaigns that reach more than 47.5 million employees. Salesforce is the global leader in CRM and among the most innovative companies in the world. Together, Salesforce.org and United Way will partner to connect corporations, employees and nonprofits at scale.
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