AppQuest. You’ve seen the amazing apps. Now meet the judges. Once you’re done voting on which Top 4 apps will get the limelight at Dreamforce ‘11, our judges will face the daunting task of determining which app will be crowned the next cloud idol. Fortunately, the 4 of them have what it takes, and you won’t want to miss the live, American Idol style finale at Dreamforce on Wednesday August 30th.

Our expert panel consists of:

Mike Gerholdt is a Salesforce.com evangelist who is passionate about technology and a vocal advocate of cloud computing. Mike is the founder and blogger-in-chief of ButtonClickAdmin.com, a Salesforce blog for admins who solve problems with clicks not code. He is also the Certified Advanced Administrator for ACT, Inc. a global leader in assessment and research. He is responsible for managing their Salesforce.com instance, training the staff on best practices, and staying informed on market trends. Follow Mike on Twitter at @mikegerholdt.

 

Brett Queener is the Executive Vice President and General Manager, Jigsaw Business Unit where he is responsible for guiding and driving salesforce.com’s transformation of how individuals and organizations contribute, consume and manage their business data. Brett has been at salesforce.com since 2003 and has served in executive leadership roles in the company’s products, sales, operations, and finance organizations. Prior to salesforce.com, Brett held senior marketing and business development positions at Siebel Systems. Brett holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University. Follow Brett on Twitter at @bqueener.

 

Gordon Ritter is a Founder and General Partner of Emergence Capital Partners. Prior to founding Emergence, he spent over 15 years building companies which pioneered new markets including embedded web-based interfaces, server appliances, “On Demand” services for the SMB market and web-native application development. He led Emergence Capital’s first investment, in the On Demand leader Salesforce.com. Gordon was named to the Forbes’ Midas List of the top venture capital investors in 2007. He currently sits on the boards of Genius, Lithium, PivotLink, Veeva Systems and Zuberance. Follow Gordon on Twitter at @gordonritter

 

Robert Scoble was named one of the top 140 Twitterers by Time Magazine and one of the five most influential Twitterers by the Financial Times. His bio in his own words: “I’m a geek who grew up in Silicon Valley (my dad was an engineer at Lockheed) and since 1985 I’ve been building online communities. In 2000 I started my technology blog, http://scobleizer.com, and my life has been on a rocketship ever since. In 2003-2006 I worked at Microsoft as an evangelist and one of the five guys who started Microsoft’s famous Channel9 video community. I’m now working at Rackspace to build a new community of people fanatical about tech startups called building43 at http://www.building43.com. You’ll also see my videos on http://youtube.com/scobleizer but the best place to watch me now is on Twitter or on my blog.”

 

Don’t miss the AppQuest ’11 Grande Finale, live at Dreamforce ’11 on August 30th at 5pm in the Marriott. Going to DF’11? Register for the live finale session today, using Agenda Builder. Spaces will fill up fast.

 

About AppQuest ’11 at Dreamforce: AppQuest is salesforce.com’s annual Force.com application development competition. It targets developers and partners and is designed to surface the newest, most innovative apps that are built using the Force.com platform.

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