The Don’t-Miss Dreamforce 2018 Highlights

On day 2 of Dreamforce, some of the best sessions are yet to come. Here are some highlights for today’s business leaders.

Wednesday:

How AI Has Changed the Future of Work

AI is one of technology’s hottest topics right now. From business workflows to everyday tasks, AI is influencing how we interact with the world around us. This session with James Manyika from McKinsey Global Institute, Timnit Gebru from Google AI, Nick Davis from the World Economic Forum, and Sarah Franklin from Salesforce is not to be missed.

AI Dreamtalk with will.i.am

He may have seven Grammy Awards, but will.i.am is also a successful entrepreneur. His company Omega, a design and manufacturing company for wearables and AI, raised over $117 million last year, with the bulk coming from Salesforce Ventures. Now, will.i.am is back at Dreamforce to talk technology, AI, and innovation.

Dreampitch

Each year, three lucky entrepreneurs come to pitch their companies to a group of judges. This year’s companies include DRAIVER, Radius8, and CarServ, presenting to a panel consisting of Andre Iguodala, will.i.am, and other select VC and media experts, who will decide which founder gets an investment to help them become the next unicorn of technology.

Dreamfest

The yearly benefit concert presented by Salesforce.org features Metallica as its headliner. Concert proceeds go to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals for patient research and care.

Thursday:

Global Sustainability Revolution

Al Gore is passionate about enabling communities to create sustainability practices while encouraging economic growth. This year he joins Dreamforce to talk about sustainability and innovation that can come along with it.

Equality Summit: Authentic Leadership

Leaders from PG&E, Rent the Runway, and United Airlines sit down to talk about how to create an environment that fosters equal business opportunities across an organization. From their wide range of experiences and commitment to being true, honest leaders, they share stories of how they gained a competitive edge that allowed them to succeed in business.

Protecting Critical Water Systems

Dreamforce is a leading event that focuses on sustainability and being mindful of the environment, even when throwing an event for nearly 200,000 people. With this emphasis on the impact on the earth, this session with leading social advocates and sustainability chairs will focus specifically on everything around water—from its consumption, ocean life, and cleanliness around the world.

Friday:

Personal Empowerment & Mindfulness Dreamtalks

As one of the largest events in the Bay Area wraps up, leaders including Ariana Huffington, Jewel, and the Plum Village Monks gather to hold sessions on success, meditation, and wellness.

All week:

Expo Hall

The expo hall is one of the most exciting places to be at Dreamforce. From brand-new startups to well-established companies, some of the greatest technology gathers in one room to share what they’re creating. Don’t miss Concord at booth #2031!