Every year, Dreamforce gets bigger and bigger. It’s one of the most widely discussed events filled with engaging speakers and eager attendees who are dying to leave with one thought in mind: how can I be more innovative to end 2016 with a bang?
To get the best insight and learnings from #DF16, it’s more than just listening to keynotes and attending sessions, it’s about networking. So, to help you get the insight you’re seeking, we’ve made a list of the top 34 individuals you absolutely have to pay attention to while in San Fran. Heck, you might even run into them!
Here’s how we got these rankings ironed out: LittleBird’s topic and hashtag search. We searched for trending Dreamforce topics in the B2B sphere and LittleBird does the rest. Using their “Insider Rank” feature, we can see who is talking and engaging the most with Dreamforce-based topics and voila, here’s your ranked list!
Don’t forget to find and follow them on Twitter if you haven’t already. A lot of these names will be familiar and some will be brand new to you. Either way, they’re people you should keep your eyes on. Here are this year’s Top 34 Most Influential People at Dreamforce:
- Marc Benioff, @Benioff: firstname.lastname@example.org, Former CEO Liberty Software https://t.co/lsoHoStOUV
- Nick Hamm, @hammnick: Public cloud pusher, Salesforce MVP, biz + tech transformer. CEO at @10Kview. Creator of @findsfinfo. Trying to be better today than yesterday.
- Tim Clarke, @TimxClarke: Director Product Marketing @Salesforce leading sales thought leadership initiatives. Created #SalesMachine & @Quotable. @Arsenal & @SoulCycle fan. Views my own
- Peter Chalmers, @peterjchalmers: Salesforce MVP (4x) & CEO of @Morphate & @Parvero_Aus Passionate about using cloud technology, such as @Salesforce, to drive change in #NFP’s & #SMB’s
- Jill Rowley, @jill_rowley: Digital Transformation. Startup Advisor. Professional Speaker. #SocialSelling Evangelist. @Affinio board member. \n16 years #SaaS. Husband, 4 Kids, Doggie
- Tim Hughes, @Timothy_Hughes: #1 Global #Socialselling Pioneer and Innovator, Speaker – Co-Founder of Digital Leadership Associates – Views are my Mum’s #socialtransformation
- Tiffani Bova, @Tiffani_Bova: #Sales Futurist Passionate about Customer Success & Developing Next Generation #Growth Engines via Improved #CX (Opinions my own) @Salesforce
- Gabe Villazimar, @gabevillamizar: Head of B2B Marketing @Lucidchart | Social Selling & Social Media Practitioner | Prev. @HireVue @InsideSales @SouthwestAir | #Mormon, Startup Advisor, At #DF16
- Jack Kosakowski, @JackKosakowski1: SaaSANova Of #MarketingAutomation Passionate #SocialSelling Visionary Of #Sales Through The Laggard Lens Of Traditional Mindset! @CreationAgency @chelseafc fan!
- Eric Berridge, @ericberridge: @bluewolf CEO, an IBM company @salesforce Global Strategic partner. All Things Customers #Calbears @ibminteractive
- Mark Hunter, @TheSalesHunter: Sales motivation tips and proven sales training techniques to help you increase sales, profitably
- Maria Pergolino, @InboundMarketer: SVP Marketing @Apttus (Previously @Marketo), Account Based Marketing. #Martec #B2BMarketer. Friend to @Salesforce. Also â¤ï¸ wine!
- Nancy Nardin, @sellingtools: We are an advisory firm specializing in sales productivity tools & advanced selling strategies. Recognized as a #Top50 Most Retweeted Vendor by B2B Marketers.
- Susan Thayer, @susanthayer: “Marketing Guru and Salesforce Geek. \nSalesforce MVP\nThese words are my own”
- Lori Richardson, @scoremoresales: Top #Sales Influencer & strategist. Never confuse activity w/ results. Speak/ consult. Offers EKG for sales teams. #womeninsales #sales leadership
- Deb Calvert, @PeopleFirstPS: Be more effective by putting People First! We can help! Top 50 Sales Influencer & blogger, Certified Master The Leadership Challenge, instructor at UC-Berkeley.
- Anthony Iannarino, @iannarino: Catalyst. Instigator. Agitator. | https://t.co/oSEQ9aGs7G
- Keenan, @keenan: CEO A Sales Guy Inc, Keynote Speaker, Author, Professional Ski Instructor (aka Ski Bum) Dad of 3 crazy, in a good way, girls. FINDER OF THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
- Miles Austin, @milesaustin: Founder – Fill the Funnel where I teach, train & write about innovative tools that are improving business results. Envelope-pushing strategies that work fast!
- John Barrows, @JohnMBarrows: Sales Training That Gets To The Point
- Joanne Black, @ReferralSales: America’s Authority on Referral Selling, Author, Speaker. https://t.co/dFhgd5KQzi | #Sales #Referrals #WomenInSales #SocialSelling #ReferralSales
- Matt Benati, @mattbenati: CEO @LeadGnomeApp Align #sales & #marketing w/ Account Based Marketing to achieve success. #ABM Account Based Intelligence #ABI #leadgen #demandgen
- Max Altschuler, @MaxAlts: Author of https://t.co/aSOqX0hwvT. CEO of @SalesHacker + new #SalesMachine conf. World traveler. Instagram: @Maltsch1 #Sales
- Jamie Shanks, @jamietshanks: Building the Company of Record for Social Selling & Digital Education in B2B organizations @ Sales for Life
- Carlos Gil, @CarlosGil83: Social Media Marketing @BMCSoftware. Previously, @LinkedIn. Bilingual (English/Spanish) Keynote Speaker. Bookings: email@example.com @Snapchat TheCarlosGil »
- Colleen Francis, @EngageColleen: “The Sales Leader. Follow us for cutting edge sales strategies proven to get results and other musings from Colleen.”
- Tami McQueen, @LocalATLast: Director of #Marketing @SalesLoft | Board Member @thekulaproject and #Rhino Advocate | Philanthropist | Traveler | Let’s @GoToSouthAfrica
- Richard Harris, @rharris415: SalesHacker, 2015 & 2016 Top 25 Inside Sales Leader, Harris Consulting Group, SalesTrepreneur, Sales Leader, Sales Trainer, Husband, Father, and Springsteen Fan
- George Colony, @gcolony: CEO, Forrester Research
- Jay Swansson, @JaySwansson: Co-Founder | CEO @ClearVoice | Content marketing software + marketplace.
- Jeff Sheehan, @jeffsheehan: #ATL #SocialSelling #Marketing Pro #Speaker #Author #Podcaster #Toastmaster Luv Travel |Photog | 13.1
- Marissa Kraines, @MarissaLK85: Social Marketing, Strategic Events (Dreamforce), Salesforce. MBA: University of Texas, McCombs School of Business. BA: UCLA Bay Area Native
- Jennifer Zick, @jenniferzick: #B2B leader inspired by innovation & growth. Connector of people and ideas. Collector of experiences. Wife, Mom of 3, EVP Marketing @Corpv
- Jason Jordan, @JasonRJordan: Sales Management expert, author, and speaker. Book = Cracking the Sales Management Code. Likes a curvy road, a straight tee shot, and great sales management.