SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the world's #1 CRM platform, today announced that Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will keynote an exclusive customer event on Oct. 30 at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo. In his keynote, Benioff will discuss how the latest technology trends are empowering companies to transform into customer companies and connect with their customers in entirely new ways. Special guests from Canon System & Support, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and Rakuten Edy will join Benioff on stage to share how they are achieving success using next generation social and mobile cloud technologies from salesforce.com. A live audiocast of the keynote will be available at 10:00 a.m. Tokyo time ( 6:00 p.m. PDT, Oct. 29) via http://salesforce.com/company/investor/events.jsp.
Benioff will also be joined on stage in a special session by internationally renowned musician, songwriter and philanthropist Yoshiki who will share his ideas on collaboration, innovation and the importance of making the world a better place through philanthropic work. Yoshiki will also give a short solo piano performance.The special session will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tokyo time ( 1:00 a.m. PDT, Oct. 30) and can be viewed at http://www.salesforce.com/jp/live/. The conversation will be in English. Yoshiki is a founding member of the rock band X JAPAN, which has sold 30 million singles and albums worldwide and has filled the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times. The band recently completed a sold-out World Tour of North America, Europe, Latin America and South East Asia. A classically trained pianist, Yoshiki has also been active as a composer. His compositions include a piano concerto celebrating the tenth year of the Emperor of Japan's reign, the official theme song for the World Expo, themes for numerous Hollywood films and the theme for the Golden Globe awards. Learn How to Become a Customer Company The Salesforce Customer Company Tour is a global road show designed to help companies tap into the power of social and mobile cloud computing. Attendees will learn how to transform into customer companies by marketing to customers everywhere, servicing customers on every channel, selling as a team, and becoming an app company. By connecting everything--customers, employees, partners and products--customer companies revolutionize the way they sell, service, market and innovate, creating deeper connections with their customers and unlocking greater levels of growth, innovation and success.