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Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Speak at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Speak at Oracle OpenWorld 201116:05 EDT Tuesday, October 04, 2011Salesforce.com to showcase how companies can transform into a social enterprise through social, mobile and open cloud technologies Salesforce.com Foundation to host volunteer activities for conference attendees in salesforce.com expo boothSAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, today announced Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will speak at Oracle OpenWorld Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. PT. Benioff's session will take place in the Novellus Theatre at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, next to Moscone North. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/SFW105LOGO)Immediately following Benioff's session at approximately 12:00 p.m. PT, he will host a press Q&A which will be audiocast live on salesforce.com's website at www.salesforce.com/investor. Salesforce.com Welcomes Oracle OpenWorld Attendees to the Social EnterpriseAttendees of Benioff's keynote will learn about the social revolution that is taking place. The number of social networking users has surpassed e-mail users. Nearly a quarter of all time spent online is spent on social networks like Facebook. And people access the Internet more from mobile devices than from desktops. Salesforce.com is helping companies meet the challenge of this social revolution with the social enterprise. Today, companies must change the way they collaborate, communicate and share information with customers and employees to stay competitive. By leveraging salesforce.com's social, mobile and open cloud technologies, companies can transform themselves into social enterprises by developing social profiles of customers, creating employee social networks and building customer and product social networks. Salesforce.com Foundation Demonstrates the Power of Integrated PhilanthropyOracle OpenWorld attendees will have the opportunity to participate in volunteer activities hosted onsite at the salesforce.com booth, #1801, on the expo floor. Each day, the Salesforce.com Foundation will host different volunteer activities such as filling bags for homeless children, building back packs of school essentials for local children and building medical kits for people in need globally. The full schedule of volunteer activities includes:Attendees can help fill 500 bags with blankets, books and stuffed animals and create no-sew blankets for homeless children to assist Project Night Night, the leading provider of night-time comforts for homeless children.Attendees can create 2,200 family snack boxes for family's visiting the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, UCSF's state-of-the-art children's hospital. Attendees can hang well wishes and inspirational words on UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital's wishing tree for hospitalized children.Attendees can build 2,000 medical kits for people with AIDS in Africa, Asia and Latin America with World Vision, a global humanitarian organization tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.Attendees can stuff 500 back packs and write inspirational letters for school children to assist Playworks, a national nonprofit that supports learning by providing safe and healthy play in schools.Additional resourcesRegister to attend Oracle OpenWorld 2011 at: http://www.oracle.com/openworld/register/packages/index.html.Register for the live audiocast of the press Q&A https://www.salesforce.com/live/. Follow @salesforce and @sfdcfoundation on Twitter.Become a fan of salesforce.com on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Salesforce.About the Salesforce.com FoundationThe Salesforce.com Foundation is the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business through its 1/1/1 integrated philanthropy model. The model harnesses the power of 1% of salesforce.com employee time, 1% of pre-IPO equity and 1% of the company's product to increase the effectiveness of organizations pursuing their social missions.   Since the Foundation's inception in 1999, employees have given more than 250,000 hours of their time; more than 12,000 organizations in 70 countries are using donated and discounted Salesforce CRM licenses as part of the Foundation's 1% Product Donation Program; and more than $25 million has been donated to social good organizations. For more information on the Salesforce.com Foundation, please visit www.salesforcefoundation.org.About Salesforce.comWith more than 100,000 customers, salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company that is leading the shift to the social enterprise. Social enterprises leverage social, mobile and open cloud technologies to put customers at the heart of their business. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and application services include:Salesforce Chatter, a secure, private social network for your businessSalesforce Sales Cloud, for sales force automation and contact managementSalesforce Service Cloud, for customer service and support solutionsSalesforce Radian6, for social media monitoring and engagementSalesforce Data.com, for the most complete source of accurate business dataAppExchange, the leading marketplace for enterprise cloud computing applicationsForce.com, for custom application developmentHeroku, for building social and mobile customer appsDatabase.com, the world's first enterprise cloud databaseAny unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visit http://salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.©2011 salesforce.com, inc.  All rights reserved. Salesforce.com, Salesforce, Chatter, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Radian6, Jigsaw, AppExchange, Force.com, Heroku, and all associated logos are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. in the United States and other countries.  Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.SOURCE salesforce.comFor further information: Katie Duffy, Salesforce.com, kduffy@salesforce.com, +1-415-836-3734