Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, hosted by Cloud Wars Founder Bob Evans. Each episode provides insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the Cloud.
In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob evaluates the reveal of Salesforce’s Genie, which was announced by co-CEOs Marc Benioff and Brett Taylor at Dreamforce.
00:41 — During Investors’ Day at Dreamforce, there was a session with co-CEOs Marc Benioff and Bret Taylor. The pair described the new platform called “Genie” which incorporates systems of record, engagement, intelligence, and real-time CRM.
01:27 — Bob suggests there could be some mixed messaging with Genie, as he recalls Benioff making fun of systems of record.
01:44 — A few months ago, the company held a meeting of Salesforce top 500 executives to roll out the concept of Genie. The top 500 executives said, “we don’t get it.”
02:21 — Is there a case of overreach? Has Salesforce done too much too soon? Should the Genie go back into the bottle?
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