Salesforce announced that it is buying Slack for $27.7 billion in cash and stock. The company says that combining Slack with Salesforce Customer 360 will be transformative for customers and the industry.
“For businesses, the communication channels of email and phone are just becoming less and less effective,” says Scott Heimes, Chief Marketing Officer at Zipwhip. “Text is a great way to increase your engagement and responsiveness with consumers. They’ll actually respond to a text.”
Luxury online retailer Farfetch, where prices start at around a thousand dollars, had a breakout IPO on Thursday raising $885 million while setting a valuation of $6.2 billion on the company.
Bill McDermott, CEO of ServiceNow, discusses how COVID has exacerbated “broken systems” and has accelerated the digital transformation of companies around the world.
Brenda Harvey, General Manager of IBM Asia Pacific, discusses how the work at home acceleration has permanently broken down the barriers to digital transformation.
Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, discusses how we are not living in the past or the future, we are living in the present. He says that the present is a new digital world in an all digital world.
Businesses that aren’t using mobile messaging are losing potential customers.
How do you reimagine yourself in the context of a world that now is entirely digital? Customers are thinking very actively about how they actually create products and services that essentially create value for customers entirely digitally.
Shantanu Narayen, Chairman and CEO of Adobe, discusses how the pandemic has created another “inflection point” in the move toward digital transformation.
Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture, discusses how the company is investing in helping businesses “replatform” in the cloud.