May 25, 2010 Leave a comment
Later on today at the Cloudforce conference in Singapore, I’ll be attending a keynote presentation and then media question and answer session with Salesforce.com chief executive and founder Marc Benioff.
If you have a question that you would like to ask Benioff, post it in the comments below this article, or send me a tweet on Twitter (I’m @renailemay) and I’ll do my best to get it into the Q&A session.
Benioff is an interesting guy. You can read more about him on his Wikipedia page or Salesforce.com’s official site, but suffice it to say that he’s pretty much a self-made man. After a successful career at Oracle, he started Salesforce.com in 1999 in a rented San Francisco apartment — its mission to stop providing software and start providing services to customers.
And we all know how that went — Salesforce.com isn’t quite as big as Oracle yet — but it’s certainly not doing too badly ;)
Personally I’m most interested in hearing from Benioff about what the main obstacles along the way have been to his success — and also about how he pushed past them.