According to the photos, videos and articles about Cloudforce, the event was a success with nearly two thousand attendees, 19 breakout sessions and major press and analyst coverage. John Taschek, Saleforce's VP of Strategy, explained the mood at Cloudforce Paris:
A new and mobile revolution has become more visceral...a preferred way of interacting with enterprise technology..the old model is bleeding and the new mobile and social memes are not the cutting edge or bleeding edge but the mainstream.
Widespread acceptance of mobile and social. Not just by San Francsico's early adopters, but by the mainstream globally. This is confirmation that Seesmic's focus and timing is spot on. Taschek points to Android's recent growth, which we are seeing firsthand, this choice is driving the mobile and social revolution. Seesmic stands out in a crowded space by offering choices and developing applications that integrate dozens of networks (internal and external) on multiple operating systems. Seesmic builds native mobile apps for Android, iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Why? because our users are not uniform, nor are their needs, preferences, operating systems or devices.
It seems the best performances are those without a plan. Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, invited Loic on stage for an impromptu demo of Seesmic's mobile integration of Salesforce Chatter. Loic is always ready and offered up his Android for the demo.
Three words were repeated over and over at Cloudforce Paris: mobility, social and choice. These words explain why Salesforce and Seesmic, two very different companies, work well together. Thank you, Salesforce, for including Seesmic in a world-class event. Loic returned from France with renewed energy and chocolate truffles, exactly what we need to keep innovating.