Marc Benioff is Chairman and CEO at SalesForce.com (cloud computing company). He founded his first company at age 15 to write Atari video games. He started Salesforce in 1999 after stints at Apple and Oracle, where he was a protégé of Larry Ellison. Benioff recently joined the board of Cisco Systems.
If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.
The only constant in the technology industry is change.
The world is being reshaped by the convergence of social, mobile, cloud, big data, community, and other powerful forces. The combination of these technologies unlocks an incredible opportunity to connect everything together in a new way and is dramatically transforming the way we live and work.
Did you know that:
- In 2010, Fortune named Marc Benioff one of the Smartest 50 People in Tech.
- Salesforce.com has received Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation award and named one of America’s Best Companies by Forbes.
- Marc Benioff created a philanthropic model where companies contribute 1 percent of profits, 1 percent of equity, and 1 percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves.
- In 2014, Marc Benioff donated $100 million to UCSF and Oakland Children’s Hospital (both now called Benioff Children’s Hospitals).
Marc Benioff is one of the most inspiring persons in the software industry and is a known philanthropist. SalesForce has always been Letzgro’s choice among cloud computing systems. So we appreciate such solutions and always glad to congratulate people behind them.