Principal Consultant Walter Elly and friends at Salesforce World Tour Boston 2018

Salesforce’s Big Push at the World Tour That You Should Try Now (Spoiler Alert: It’s Trailhead)

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Salesforce’s World Tour event in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center. I’ve been going to these “mini-Dreamforce” events for the past 6 years or so. It was truly excellent to get to experience the latest iteration of Salesforce’s customer-facing roadshow in my own backyard in Boston.

Getting to hobnob and take pictures with Trailhead’s Astro and Codey has become typical at these events (though we all miss Chatty, RIP). In the past few weeks Salesforce has taken things up a notch, both at the tour and throughout the Salesforce ecosystem, to further elevate Trailhead and get more people to use it:

Why is Salesforce making such a big push with Trailhead?

With the Salesforce economy poised to grow five times larger, to the tune of 3.3 million new jobs by 2022, Salesforce needs to throw everything they can at finding the people to fill those jobs or else they may become a victim of their own success. Salesforce, however, is uniquely poised to face that challenge.

One of Salesforce’s core foundational elements is philanthropy. The company sees Trailhead as an incredible engine to help change the world while helping to ensure the success and growth of their own company. It’s the ultimate win-win. With the introduction of Golden Hoodies last year, Salesforce made it a point to recognize people who have used Salesforce and Trailhead to transform their careers or make an impact on the lives of others. Take a look at the story of Zac Otero to see the kind of change that Salesforce is delivering to the world through Trailhead. It’s the kind of change that can prepare millions of new people to fill the jobs Salesforce needs to keep growing.

Elly Associates’ Key Takeaways, Insights and Action Items
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