The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Adam Bosworth, Robert Scoble, Victoria Barret, and Steve Gillmor — convened at Dreamforce 2012 to honor the burgeoning Celebration of the Cloud. As Marc Benioff and Sir Richard Branson strolled past the Salesforce Live studio at the entrance to the Expo floor, the Gang recalled the birth of Web Services that @benioff correctly construed as the beginning of the end for monolithic software.
Of course, as @adambosworth points out, social needs a tipping point where enough people congregate and contribute to make it compelling to return. And as Forbes’ @victoriabarret says, the 95 thousand at Dreamforce and more on the Web confirm social is no longer cute or trivial. When Virgin America suggests tweeting or Facebooking your concerns rather than via an 800 number, you know the handwriting is on the Wall.
@stevegillmor, @adambosworth, @victoriabarret, @scobleizer, @jtaschek
Produced by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor and Salesforce Live
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- Bio Adam Bosworth is a technology leader and innovator who was instrumental in building numerous technology products, including Google Health, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Internet Explorer and BEA WebLogic Integration and Workshop. After facing serious family challenges with the health care system, Adam decided to transition from 25 years of building databases and software to apply this knowledge and …
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- Bio John Taschek is vice president of strategy at salesforce.com. He is responsible for corporate product strategy, corporate intelligence and market influence. Taschek came to company in 2003, bringing over 20 years of technology evaluation experience. Taschek currently is also the editorial director for CloudBlog - an independent blog run as an adjunct to salesforce.com’s web properties. He occasionally …
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- Bio Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. He is best known for his popular blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technical evangelist at Microsoft. Scoble joined Microsoft in 2003, and although he often promoted Microsoft products like Tablet PCs and Windows Vista, he also frequently criticized his own employer and praised its competitors …
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- Bio Steve Gillmor is a technology commentator, editor, and producer in the enterprise technology space. He is Head of Technical Media Strategy at salesforce.com and a TechCrunch contributing editor. Gillmor previously worked with leading musical artists including Paul Butterfield, David Sanborn, and members of The Band after an early career as a record producer and filmmaker with Columbia Records’ Firesign …
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- Bio Victoria Barret has been writing for Forbes for a decade, starting in New York, and now working out of the San Francisco bureau. She covered Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and many others big and small over the years. She is also a weekly guest on the national television show, “Forbes on Fox”.
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