Oct 22

GigaOm Structure Connect, part 1

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GigaOm Structure Connect
October 21–22, 2014
San Francisco, CA

“The problem we found with Beacon technologies, there is nothing we could find that would work at our scale.”
Alan Wizemann, Target

“Location technology is going to be powerful for brands to use… how, is still up in the air.”
Alan Wizemann, Target

“We think about brand as publisher in IOT, not just advertiser.”
~ Renny Gleeson, Wieden+Kennedy

“You can deliver brand value through connected objects, not just advertise value.”
~ Renny Gleeson, Wieden+Kennedy

“With mobile, the mistake we made was to take the monetization model we hated (banners) and squeeze it into a small space.”
~ Renny Gleeson, Wieden+Kennedy

Visual Quote:
Renny Gleeson - GigaOm Structure
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“Is it (your App or IOT program) credible, does it add value, does it add meaning?”
~ Renny Gleeson, Wieden+Kennedy

“What we are doing now, is getting a healthy running start, to make the jump into the mass market.”
~ LTibbets, IFTTT

“It’s more about buying a use case, rather than buying a device.”
~ Mike Harris, Zonoff

“There is no one killer app for everyone. There are lots of killer use cases for individuals.”
~ LTibbets, IFTTT

“Today there are 30-40 M paying music subscribers worldwide—a teeny number.”
~ John MacFarlane, Sonos

Conference Link: GigaOm Structure Connect

Oct 16

Dreamforce ’14, part 4

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Dreamforce ’14
October 13-16, 2014
San Francisco, California

“I believe tech is inherently inclusionary.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“You can just feel if a company is gaining or losing strength—Apple is continuing to gain strategic strength.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Their ambitions (Larry Page, Elon Musk, Peter Theil) are just another step up from the rest of us.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Want to be last to market not first. Want to be the ones that close the door on the market.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“We take better care of our smartphones then we do of ourselves.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

Visual Quote:
Arianna Huffington - Dreamforce
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“You cant (win) the future by being transactional and clearing your inbox. It will take sitting quietly in a room.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

“Multitasking does not exist—it is really task switching, and it is one of the most stressful things you can do.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

“Hyperconnectivity is the snake in the digital garden of Eden.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

“We don’t know most things—they are ahead of us to discover.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

Conference Link: Dreamforce ’14

Oct 16

Dreamforce ’14, part 3

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Dreamforce ’14
October 13-16, 2014
San Francisco, California

“We have good ideas, but our customers have better ideas.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

“There are more smart people outside your company, than within it. It’s the law of numbers. Be adaptive.”
~ Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn & Greylock

“There are 2 kinds of companies in the world—normal companies and tech companies. They are different.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Normal companies do what they do. Tech companies are different—whatever they are doing will be obsolete in 5 years.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“There will more structural change in the tech industry over the next 5 years than there was in the last 20.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

Visual Quote:
Alex Dayon - Dreamforce
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“We are encouraging care and responsibility and better awareness of risk… (but) we don’t think it’s a bubble.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Apple Pay is innovative, but in a way that is very consistent with the status quo.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“We make 10 bets and we presume 5 will go to Zero—VC a slugging percentage business, not a batting average business.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Obama admin has been unwilling to market Obamacare’s greatest strength—you can change jobs.” (which leads to sharing economy)
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Obamacare helps people start companies and follow their dreams.” (because their health insurance goes with them)
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

Conference Link: Dreamforce ’14

Oct 14

Dreamforce ’14, part 2

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Dreamforce ’14
October 13-16, 2014
San Francisco, California

“We’re drowning in information, but starving for wisdom.”
~ Tony Robbins, Motivational Speaker

“bitcoin (with small b) is profound, Bitcoin with a capital B may or may not survive.”
~ Max Levchin, Affirm

“To sustain dialog, you need conferences like this…and sustained digital interaction.”
~ Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum

“Management should not serve only shareholders, but also the community.”
~ Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum

“In lower income households, there is 1 book for 300 kids vs 13 books for each middle class child.”
~ Hillary Clinton

Visual Quote:
Hillary Clinton - Dreamforce
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“At Dreamforce, ethics are as important as electronics.”
~ Hillary Clinton

“In a nanosecond, you can be in touch with anyone around the world—but this is not necessarily relationship building.”
~ Hillary Clinton

“The people who serve more, sell more.”
~ Jill Rowley, #SocialSelling

“I want customer service so good that it’s marketing. I want marketing so good that it’s customer service.”
~ Scott McCorkle, ExactTarget

“The most dangerous place to make a decision is in the office. You need to make it next to the customer.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

Conference Link: Dreamforce ’14

Oct 14

Dreamforce ’14, part 1

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Dreamforce ’14
October 13-16, 2014
San Francisco, California

“Measurement is fabulous. Unless you’re busy measuring what’s easy to measure as opposed to what’s important.”
~ Vala Afshar, Extreme Networks

“I see my doctor about twice a year. I’d like to know what’s going on the rest of the year.”
~ Vala Afshar, Extreme Networks

“The defining factor for success is never resources; it’s resourcefulness.”
~ Tony Robbins, Motivational Speaker

“(Yelp) creates a layer over all businesses, including small ones….”
Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp

“Yelp is incredibly democratic, and allows any size business to compete based on service.”
Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp

Visual Quote:
Tony Robbins - Dreamforce
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“The reason the financial industry exists is that we got tired of trading eggs for chickens.”
~ Max Levchin, Affirm

“One of the things that is still playing out is network as a platform… we are only in the first inning.”
~ Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn & Greylock

“Platforms like Facebook are interesting… in part because you can build applications on top of them.”
~ Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn & Greylock

“‘Crisper’ is a technology where you can edit the genome and stop (problems) before they stop you in your tracks.”
~ Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn & Greylock

“A platform is a company that propels other companies, or maybe other platforms, forward.”
~ Max Levchin, Affirm

Conference Link: Dreamforce ’14

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