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Meet the 11 power players running Salesforce's international business as it looks to aggressively expand overseas (CRM)

Salesforce has seen significant leadership changes in its international business this year after its former head of international stepped down in February. Gavin Patterson, who took on the role, also became the company's new chief revenue officer in August.  International leaders will continue to report up to Patterson, but as Salesforce's international business has grown, it has appointed new country and regional leaders in Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Here are the 11 power players running S...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Japan, UK, Sweden, Microsoft, Australia, Germany, Singapore, India, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Austria, Ireland


Hundreds of billionaires pledged to give their fortunes away through Warren Buffett and Bill Gates' Giving Pledge, but very little money may be actually helping people, according to a new study

Over 75% of the original signatories to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge — a promise to give away the majority of their wealth — are richer now than they were when they signed in 2010, a new report by the progressive think tank Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) found. The report suggests that many signatories are making money faster than they are giving it away. The net worths of nine of the original signatories, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Home Depot cofounder Ken Lang...
Tags: Trends, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Salesforce, Jeff Bezos, IPS, Marc Benioff, Mackenzie Scott, Ken Langone, Institute for Policy Studies IPS, Facebook s Mark Zuckerberg Home Depot


Elon Musk and Bill Gates are sparring over Gates' criticism of Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Elon Musk is sparring with Bill Gates after he criticized Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Craig Cuffie of Salesforce: This Moment Can Be a Movement If We’re Bold Enough to Be Uncomfortable

Shortly after the social protests broke out in response to the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, I had a the opportunity to do a LinkedIn Live conversation with Dr Kamau Bobb – Google’s Global Lead for Diversity Strategy & Research, and Senior Director of Georgia Tech’s Constellations Center for Equity in Computing – on if this moment in time has the opportunity to lead to structural change and more opportunities for blacks to participate in executive positions in tech...
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he's sticking around until 2030 (NFLX)

Hello and welcome to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: What's one more decade when you're Reed Hastings? "To be totally clear, I'm in for a decade." So said newly appointed Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings during the company's quarterly earnings call on Thursday. Hastings will now share ...
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is sticking around until 2030 (NFLX)

Hello and welcome to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: What's one more decade when you're Reed Hastings? "To be totally clear, I'm in for a decade." So said newly appointed Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings during the company's quarterly earnings call on Thursday. Hastings will now share ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hollywood, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Netflix, Dubai, Un, Ibm, Caa, Mars


A former exec from fully-remote GitLab has a new startup that makes it easy to hire people from anywhere in the world

As remote work becomes more common and US visa laws are more restrictive, many in the tech industry are thinking about hiring more people outside of the US.   For any company that's not a huge multinational corporation, though, that's actually pretty hard to do. The former VP of product at fully-remote GitLab, Job van der Voort, recently launched a startup called Remote to make it easier.  Remote acts as the employer of record, so companies don't have to set up international entities in order ...
Tags: Germany, US, Trends, Netherlands, Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Gitlab, Trump, Two Sigma Ventures, Sid Sijbrandij, Index Ventures General Catalyst, Job van der Voort, van der Voort, GitLab Job van der Voort, Two Sigma Ventures Van der Voort, Voort


Meet the 24 rising stars at Salesforce who are playing key roles in helping CEO Marc Benioff grow the cloud computing powerhouse (CRM)

Salesforce just got a new chief availability officer — Darryn Dieken — and has also promoted Gavin Patterson and Ryan Aytay to new C-suite positions.  This comes months after Salesforce's executive suite shakeup when co-CEO Keith Block suddenly stepped down in February. CEO Marc Benioff used the occasion of Block's departure to point out that Salesforce has a strong executive bench — including Bret Taylor, who joined in 2016 after the acquisition of his startup Quip, and quickly rose through t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, Australia, California, India, Bt, Africa, US, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, European Union, Asia Pacific, Middle East


Meet the 7 most important execs who left Salesforce in 2020 — including Keith Block — and the 8 new power players who joined (CRM)

Salesforce lost and hired a handful of important executives this year, including chief scientist Richard Socher, who stepped down earlier this week. The most significant departure was former co-CEO Keith Block, who left in February after less than two years on the job.  Salesforce has also seen a significant shakeup to its international business after its former head Miguel Milano stepped down. It replaced him with Gavin Patterson, who has since been promoted to chief revenue officer, and hire...
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Meet the 7 most important execs who left Salesforce in 2020 — including Keith Block — and 8 new power players who joined (CRM)

Salesforce lost and hired a handful of important executives this year, including chief scientist Richard Socher, who stepped down earlier this week. The most significant departure was former co-CEO Keith Block, who left in February after less than two years on the job.  Salesforce has also seen a significant shakeup to its international business after its former head Miguel Milano stepped down. It replaced him with Gavin Patterson, who has since been promoted to chief revenue officer, and hire...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Australia, Ebay, Germany, India, Africa, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Middle East


CEO says masks are like seatbelts: US should step up and fine people who aren't wearing one

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff thinks masks — like seatbelts in cars — need to be part of the American way of life if the country is to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
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Salesforce CEO says masks are like seatbelts: The government should step up and fine people who aren't wearing one

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff thinks masks — like seatbelts in cars — need to be part of the American way of life if the country is to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
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With no mandate to shut down, even if employees get sick, one expert calls Silicon Valley's reopening 'a very easy route of transmission' (FB, GOOGL, GOOG, AAPL, AMZN)

Public health experts warn that an office is an inherently risky environment for spreading COVID-19. But major tech companies like Apple and Facebook are starting to send some employees back to the office, even as coronavirus cases in much of the country, including in California, continue to rise. How a workplace handles COVID-19 in its ranks is often left up to the company. There is little mandate from federal or state governments in how companies should deal with and communicate infections t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, New York, California, Cdc, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley, The New York Times


Salesforce's cofounder says he was initially shocked when the company became more valuable than Oracle: 'That's definitely a milestone'

As of July,  Salesforce was a more valuable company than its archrival Oracle, with a $179 billion market cap vs Oracle's of $176 billion. Salesforce cofounder Parker Harris took a moment to reflect on that achievement during a virtual event hosted by Piper Sandler. He said it felt like a "milestone" and recalled the company's early startup days decades ago working in Benioff's apartment when a $400 million value seemed like a lot. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Salesforc...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Larry Ellison, Ibm, Jordan, Salesforce, Ellison, Oracle, Cnbc, Amazon Web Services, Marc Benioff, HARRIS, Benioff, Amazon Web Services Microsoft


Salesforce's chief philanthropy officer says companies need 'bold' internal changes along with donations to drive change: 'It's dollars plus action' (CRM)

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff often talks about business as a powerful platform for change, which has molded the company's 1% model, where it dedicates one percent of its product, its resources, and its employees' time to charitable causes. Philanthropy has to be accompanied by action in order to truly make a difference, said Salesforce's chief philanthropy officer Ebony Beckwith. For Salesforce, that recently meant announcing a series of steps to address equality and racial justice both inside ...
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Siemens and Salesforce are teaming up to try to bring employees back to the office safely. Here's what top execs from each tech firm expect for the future of the workplace.

The market is booming for firms that can help companies safely return employees back to the office.  The pandemic is forcing software and automation providers like Salesforce and Siemens to partner in order to provide tools to help companies track daily health statistics, and enable touchless entry, elevator access, and more.  Salesforce and Siemens' tool can also help increase worker efficiency and productivity, according to Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA CEO Dave Hopping.   "It's great to ...
Tags: Texas, San Francisco, Trends, Dave, Siemens, Salesforce, Zurich, Cnbc, Sap, Marc Benioff, Honeywell, Benioff, Mulcahy, Simon Mulcahy, Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA


Elon Musk called Jeff Bezos a copycat — again — over Amazon's Zoox acquisition. Here are 9 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, San Francisco, Trends


A San Francisco proposal could tax tech giants an annual surcharge if their 'overpaid' CEOs make 200 times the salary of average employees

A proposed ballot measure would tax large companies in San Francisco whose high-earning executives make exorbitantly more than their average workers. For example, if a CEO makes 200 times more than the median employee, a 0.2% surcharge would be added to the firm's annual business tax payment. Small businesses would be exempt, and tech companies and their wealthy CEOs could be among the firms that qualify for the tax. Dubbed the "Overpaid Executive Tax," city leaders estimate it could raise up ...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Salesforce, Portland Oregon, Marc Benioff, San Francisco Chronicle, Chronicle, Chuck Robbins, Haney, Matt Haney, COVID, Salesforce Twitter Square


Quip, which Salesforce bought 4 years ago for $750 million, has become core to the company's mission and is seeing 62% more sign-ups during the remote work era (CRM)

Four years after being acquired by Salesforce, Quip has evolved from a standalone productivity and collaboration tool to a product that is embedded directly into Salesforce's customer focused tools.  Quip is best known for its co-founder Bret Taylor, who is now Salesforce's COO, but the product itself has become core to Salesforce's mission of giving organizations a "360 degree" view of their customers. It's meant to make Salesforce easier to use. Quip is now run by Ryan Aytay, who focuses on ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Microsoft, Okta, Trends, Alibaba, Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Gibbs, Benioff, University of San Francisco, Quip, Bret Taylor, Ryan Aytay, Aytay, Kevin Gibbs


Four years after Salesforce bought Quip for $750 million, it's become a core part of its business and is seeing an even bigger boost in the remote work era (CRM)

Four years after being acquired by Salesforce, Quip has evolved from a standalone productivity and collaboration tool to a product that is embedded directly into Salesforce's customer focused tools.  Quip is best known for its co-founder Bret Taylor, who is now Salesforce's COO, but the product itself has become core to Salesforce's mission of giving organizations a "360 degree" view of their customers. It's meant to make Salesforce easier to use. Quip is now run by Ryan Aytay, who focuses on ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Microsoft, Okta, Trends, Alibaba, Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Saleforce, Gibbs, Benioff, University of San Francisco, Quip, Bret Taylor, Ryan Aytay, Aytay


How tech companies from Google to Salesforce are planning to reopen offices and bring employees back to work in the wake of the coronavirus crisis (GOOGL, AAPL, FB, CRM)

Tech companies are starting to reveal their plans for sending employees back to the office in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.  While many companies have said their employees can continue working remotely, others, like Apple, have had workers reporting to their jobs since May.  Regardless of when tech companies return to full capacity, the open-floor-plan office and free snacks Silicon Valley is famous for seem like a thing of the past. Companies like Facebook and Google are eliminating a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, The Times, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Sundar Pichai, Mark Gurman, Marc Benioff, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle, Kurt Wagner, Chronicle, Cupertino California


Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff says basic income will be part of our future and that he wishes the US had sent 10 N95 masks along with stimulus checks

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff believes that the recent round of coronavirus stimulus checks are a sign that a universal basic income is in America's future.  However, Benioff also said he wishes that those checks came with a package of 10 N95 filtration masks to help American citizens guard against the coronavirus. Benioff's comments came in a video interview with the Washington Post. Benioff has previously proposed an "8 point plan" with steps, including wearing masks, to tackle the tricky busi...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, China, US, America, Trends, Davos, Silicon Valley, Cnbc, Marc Benioff, Wef, World Economic Forum WEF, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Benioff, Andrew Yang, Washington Post Benioff


Tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce are taking a stand against systemic racism, but their work with law enforcement could contradict their stances

Tech companies have made public statements condemning systemic racism as protests seek racial justice and an end to police brutality.  But some of those same companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, provide technology to police departments, which disproportionately target Black and brown communities. "People are looking to companies for more than pretty words," one expert said. "People are looking for action at a company level. Companies need to rethink their contracts and hiring practices a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Congress, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Mit, Fbi, Aclu, Ice, CBP, Salesforce, Customs


The tech industry has a terrible track record on diversity. Here's how 17 companies that spoke out against racism this week say they plan to improve.

Many technology companies have shared statements of support as protesters across the country advocate for an end to systemic racism and police brutality. But many of these same companies struggle to hire and retain people of color and women from all backgrounds.  Business Insider tracked what enterprise tech companies have said publicly about the ongoing protests, along with their diversity statistics for leadership and their overall workforce, and asked how they plan to promote more diverse a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Okta, US, America, Trends, Cisco, Intel, United States, Alaska, Michael Dell, Silicon Valley, Dell, Salesforce


Industry insiders think $927 million Domo is the next big cloud acquisition – but sources say CEO Josh James has rebuffed encouragement to sell and wants to prove he's 'not just a founder, but a CEO'

Data analysis software company Domo has faced challenges during the pandemic, but its stock closed up more than 10% after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings despite the coronavirus crisis. Domo is expected by many analysts to be the next big cloud acquisition target. As one analyst recently told Business Insider, Domo is "one of those companies that it's kind of surprising that it hasn't been acquired yet."  But banking and tech industry sources told CEO Josh Jame...
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Salesforce stock is taking a hit today after lighter guidance in yesterday’s earning’s report

In spite of a positive quarter with record revenue that beat analyst estimates, Salesforce stock was taking a hit today because of lighter guidance. Wall Street is a tough audience. The stock was down $8.29/share or 4.58% as of 2:15 pm ET. The guidance, which was a projection for next quarter’s earnings, was lighter than what the analysts on Wall Street expected. While Salesforce was projecting revenue for next quarter in the range of $4.89 to $4.90 billion, according to CNBC, analysts had ex...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, Earnings, Salesforce, Canaccord Genuity, Cnbc, CRM, Marc Benioff, Hynes, Mark Hawkins, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, David Hynes Jr


Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff explains how giving its salespeople a one-time guaranteed commission and allowing customers 'flexibility' on contracts are 'investments' that will help the company weather the economic crisis (CRM)

Based on Salesforce's first quarter results — which were mainly in-line with expectations — the company has been able to escape the worst effects of the coronavirus crisis due to its subscription-based business. CEO Marc Benioff said that the company had granted temporary "financial flexibility" to some customers affected by the pandemic and guaranteed its sales people a one-time commission. Benioff said that these investments in employees and customers are already benefiting Salesforce, and w...
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The real threat to Facebook and Twitter isn't a pandemic or a president

Welcome back to Trending, where we read the tech leaves every Wednesday. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every week, just click here. This week: The biggest threat to Facebook and Twitter  It feels like ages ago, when the coronavirus lockdowns began in March, that skepticism about social media screentime and digital health were summarily cast aside. Who's got time to worry about those ki...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Microsoft, Boston, US, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Carnegie Mellon University, Bill Maris, Marc Benioff, Ftc, Carnegie Mellon


While Marc Benioff may be avoiding 'major acquisitions,' here are 9 companies that experts think Salesforce could buy as the coronavirus crisis drives down valuations (CRM)

Salesforce has made a number of acquisitions in the last few years to expand its suite of products and add more features to its wheelhouse.  While CEO Marc Benioff said in February that he doesn't "anticipate any major acquisitions in the short term," the coronavirus crisis has driven down prices, which means that some deals could become too good to pass up, analysts say. Business Insider asked analysts about which companies could be potential M&A targets and they suggested businesses that are...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Salesforce, Voice, Click, Conga, Marc Benioff, Microsoft Dynamics, Zuora, Netsuite, Rbc, Newman, PitchBook, Marc, RPA, Keith Block