Salesforce developer conference highlights its tools

Salesforce fired up a brand new developer conference today in San Francisco. Executives and developers mingled to discuss the various Salesforce platforms and products, the highlights of which focused on numerous buzzwords: IoT, AI, and cloud-based containers. Alex Dayon, Chief Product Officer at Salesforce, detailed the platform’s features, particularly those for commercial mobile development. Customers like Dunkin Donuts, GM and Intuit were shown as examples of successful Salesforce-based mobile applications. (Related: How AI can help blind programmers) Dayon also intimated that the future of the Salesforce platform will be heavily focused on AI. As proof, he cited Salesforce’s 2016 AI and machine learning acquisitions: MetaMind, Implisit and PredictionIO. It also purchased MinHash and Tempo AI, both machine learning companies, last year. Parker Harris, cofounder of Salesforce, said that developers have a…


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