Announcing 5 Featured Sessions PLUS Free TrailheaDX 2017 Keynote and Expo Pass | Salesforce Developers Blog

TrailheaDX, the must-attend Salesforce developer event of the year, just got even better. In addition to 180+ technical sessions that help you be your best with Salesforce, we are bringing you five featured sessions on the future of technology, how the best entrepreneurs pitch to win, and how technology can accelerate change for good.

And it doesn’t stop there. You can attend each of these five sessions for free (and more!) with our free keynote and expo pass. Check out the details below and learn what is in store.

1. Meet the Developers — an Ask Me Anything with Salesforce Product Owners

Join the technical leadership team at Salesforce for an open Q&A about any Salesforce technology. We’ll have Lightning, Einstein, Salesforce DX, Apex and many other experts on hand. This is the place to ask your questions! Bring your own or just listen those asked by others.

Speakers:
Host: Phil Calvin, EVP Engineering
Walter Macklem, Chief Architect, Product
Dessie Sadrzadeh, VP, Engineering
Shawna Wolverton, SVP, Product

And more panelists to be announced shortly!

2. Demystify AI and Get Closer to Your Customers

A series of rapid breakthroughs mean artificial intelligence has moved beyond the computer science lab and is driving real, measurable results for innovative companies. Yet with so much activity and excitement in the space, it can be hard to understand the practical implementations of AI for your business. This session – featuring business executives, thought leaders and academics on the forefront of AI research – will help leaders demystify AI, and understand how it can empower you to get closer to your customers.

Moderator:
Venkatesh Rao, Founder, Ribbonfarm
Panelists:
Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce
Nicola Morini, Managing Director, AI Accenture
Terah Lyons, former advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

3. Dreampitch: See three tech entrepreneurs pitch to with a $50K investment

Salesforce is looking for the next great startup built on the Salesforce Platform and we’re bringing a group of business luminaries and leading investors to TrailheaDX to help us find it. Leyla Seka, EVP AppExchange at Salesforce will lead this live pitch session with 3 entrepreneur pitches and on-the-spot selection of the Dreampitch winner.

Judges:
Aileen Lee, Founder & Partner, Cowboy Ventures
Scott Raney, Partner, Redpoint Ventures
Arlan Hamilton, Founder, Backstage Capital
John Stein, Partner, DJF

4. Equality Innovation: How Technology is Driving Social Change

Learn how emerging technologies are being leveraged to create positive social change. Hear from innovators who are leveraging artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and cyber security to decrease bias, teach empathy, and combat human trafficking. Join us for a panel discussion, moderated by Salesforce Chief Equality Officer Tony Prophet, with trailblazers from companies that are using technology to create a path towards equality for all.

Speakers:
Ilit Raz, CEO, Joonko
Natalie J. Egan, CEO & Founder, Translator LLC
Julie Cordua, CEO, THORN

5. Tech for the Planet: Positive Impact through IOT, Big Data, and Mobile

The health of the planet is inextricably linked to our economic and social well-being. Environmental leaders will share how they harness technology for good and why it matters. Enjoy a special guest appearance from a team of 8th grade girls who used machine learning to tackle recycling and composting in the Bay Area.

Speakers:
Jon Foley, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences
Lesley Marincola, Founder & CEO Angaza
Chad Nelsen, CEO Surfrider Foundation

Catch 180+ Additional Sessions or Blaze your Trail with a Free Keynote and Expo Pass

Join us in San Francisco on June 28-29 for this amazing opportunity to learn, have fun, and give back together. Full conference passes are nearly sold out so register ASAP if you’d like access to all the learning and fun. You can also a register for a Free Keynote and Expo pass to get access to the Treehouse Amphitheater (including all these featured sessions) and the Expo Hall.

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