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Dreamforce 2021 News Roundup

Salesforce Dreamforce News Roundup Tuesday Sept 21, 2021

Here’s what is being announced at Dreamforce today. Let’s start with a raft of news from Salesforce.

New Salesforce and Slack Innovations Empower Companies to Create Their Digital HQ

Salesforce announced new capabilities that integrate Slack across Salesforce’s products and industry solutions, plus new Slack innovations that improve collaboration across organizational boundaries and empower teams to embrace asynchronous working. Press Release

This is a big strategy release and should be part of today’s keynote. I’ll be analyzing this more this week.

Salesforce Launches Health Cloud 2.0, a Connected Platform to Help Deliver Health and Safety from Anywhere

Salesforce announced Health Cloud 2.0, technology designed to empower businesses and governments to deliver better health and safety for their employees, customers, and communities. Press Release

Salesforce Introduces Trailhead for Slack, Delivering Learning and Enablement in the Digital HQ

Minor product announcement. Blog Post

IDC Study says Salesforce $1.6 trillion Ecosystem by 2026

A new study by IDC finds Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners will create 9.3 million new jobs and $1.6 trillion in new business revenues worldwide by 2026. Press Release.

This is an update to an earlier study that employed a lot of top-down research of which I don’t really appreciate. I’ll have to check this out to see if it passes my sniff test this time.

Salesforce Gives $19M to Schools

Salesforce announced $17.25 million in new grants to support five school districts across the United States – San Francisco Unified School District, Oakland Unified School District, Chicago Public Schools, Indianapolis Public Schools, and the New York City Department of Education. In addition, $1.75 million was granted to education nonprofits in the United States and Europe. Press Release

Salesforce Announces 2021 Partner Innovation Award Winners

“Today, we celebrate our partners’ overwhelming success with our ninth annual Salesforce Partner Innovation Awards, an honor showcasing the most noteworthy success stories across clouds, industries, and our partner program – including consulting firms, digital agencies, and ISV partners.” Press Release

Flosum is a winner in the Trailblazer Score Awards for Innovation in the ISV category.

Multinational Utility ENGIE Unifies Data across Salesforce Customer 360 for ‘Greener’ Future

Customer Announcement – Press Release

Salesforce Achieves Net Zero Across Its Value Chain and 100% Renewable Energy

Salesforce announced that it is a Net Zero company across its full value chain and has achieved 100% renewable energy for its operations. Salesforce developed emissions reductions strategies across Scope 1, 2 and 3 in four key categories—work from anywhere, infrastructure, business travel, and supply chain. Press Release