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#LegoMarc's First Dreamforce


Today, we’re excited to bring to you a guest post from our favorite VIP at Dreamforce, #LegoMarc. This was his first Dreamforce, and he asked if he could share some of his favorite memories with you, so who are we to deny him that opportunity? Take it away, #LegoMarc.

I couldn’t wait for my first Dreamforce. For months leading up to the event, it’s all I could think about. I knew there was a lot to do to prepare, but I don’t think I could have ever anticipated how much fun I would have. Many thanks to my friends at Silverline for inviting me along and for making me feel so at home with the podium they built for me.

How to get the most out of Dreamforce for Financial Services



Dreamforce is just days away! We’ve already covered tips from the experts to have a succesful Dreamforce, but now I’d like to take that a step further for Financial Services professionals. 

To get you going in the right direction, we’ve compiled a suggested itinerary of events that will help financial services professionals get the most out of Dreamforce. From sessions and speakers to partners and parties, here’s a list of stuff you can’t miss. Whatever industry you work in or role in your company, there’s a journey for you.

Top Sessions to attend:

Title: Financial Services Keynote Featuring Chris Skinner
Time: Wednesday, October 15 | 10:30am – 11:15am
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Plaza B

Title: Shifting from Policy to Policyholder
Time: Wednesday, 1:00PM-1:40PM
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Plaza B

Title: Wealth Management: Strategy & Showpiece Customers
Time: Wednesday, 2:00PM-2:40PM
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Grand Ballroom 

Top 10 Summer ‘14 Features for Financial Services



Silverline was the proud host and sponsor of another great Financial Services Salesforce User Group. After some food, drinks, and networking (and a few technical difficulties as we learn how to use our A/V equipment in our new office) we heard from Cheryl Feldman, Business Systems Analyst at S&P Capital IQ and Roger Mitchell, Solution Architect at Silverline on the Top 10 Summer ‘14 Features for Financial Services.

Let’s get started with the countdown:

5 Tips for a Successful Dreamforce 2014


Whether you’ve already decided to attend Dreamforce 2014 or you’re still on the fence (perhaps this discount code can sway you?), the thought of attending an event this size can be intimidating. Luckily, our team is sharing tips for the ultimate Dreamforce experience! 
This expertise comes from some of Silverline’s most seasoned Dreamforce attendees:
  • Gireesh Sonnad – Partner at Silverline; 5 time attendee
  • Kai Yu Hsiung – Chief Revenue Officer; 5 time attendee
  • Jill Harrison – Practice Director; 8 time attendee
  • Nicole Widder – Principal Consultant; 8 time attendee 

Salesforce Financial Services User Group August 7th!



Mark your calendars! The next Salesforce Financial Services User Group is August 7th. The meeting will be hosted virtually and in person at Silverline’s new headquarters (860 Broadway, 5th Floor, NYC). Click here to register.

Discussion will focus on features in the Salesforce Summer ’14 release as well as sharing and security concerns. Both Salesforce and Silverline will have financial services experts on hand to answer your questions. All levels of Saleforce expertise are welcome to attend.


Silverliner Wins Salesforce Summer of Hacks!



The Salesforce Summer Hackathon Series came to NYC this past weekend and challenged participants to create a Salesforce1 Mobile App. With bragging rights and cash prizes on the line, Silverline Technical Architect Wes Weingartner, set out to create an app that reinvents teaching.

Wes, along with team members, Melissa Corto & Brian Oconnell, dubbed the app Teacher Mod. The tool helps teachers track the specific strategies they use when working with special needs students.

Silverline Webinar: Healthcare, the cloud and its security



As Michigan Health Information Network’s (MiHIN) implementation partner for the Shared Services solution, Silverline was a proud sponsor of Connecting Michigan for Health 2014.

Over the course of three days, conference attendees heard from healthcare thought leaders and experts from Michigan and around the nation as they shared best practices and ideas about current and future developments within the health information sector. Attendees gained insight about current issues facing statewide HIE efforts and how public and private organizations are working together to overcome data sharing barriers, reduce costs, and ultimately improve population health.

I presented a session on Healthcare, the cloud and its security that we’re offering as a Webinar on Tuesday July 8th at 2pm EDT.

The Countdown to Dreamforce 2014 is On!




Virtually every business uses the Cloud in one way or another. Many companies are moving their entire business to the Cloud and are eager to learn more about the Cloud computing industry. Whether you’re already working in the Cloud or want to discover Cloud solutions that will improve the way you do business, Dreamforce 2014 is the place to be!

Dreamforce began in 2003 with 1,300 attendees and has flourished into the world’s largest technology conference with approximately 135,000 guests registered in 2013. Silverline had an amazing presence at Dreamforce 2013. Highlights include:

Informatica Cloud: Leverage Your Data for Competitive Advantage


Last month I was fortunate to represent Silverline at Informatica World 2014. Today’s leading-edge companies are moving their business to the Cloud and Informatica’s solutions ensure that your data is always accessible. When it comes to data in the Cloud Silverline is considered an expert, having completed over 55 Informatica Cloud integrations to date.

As a self proclaimed “data geek,” I was excited to hear about the new ways Informatica is empowering companies to manage their data. Whether you’re already working in the Cloud and need access to timely, relevant, trustworthy data, or considering moving your business to a Cloud application, here’s how Informatica can help you:

TessForce: Support the Fight Against Brain Cancer


The team was decked in pink “flair” to commemorate Tess and her favorite color.

Over 70,000 people a year are affected by brain cancer. Silverline is honored to be able to help the fight against this disease. Last week we sponsored Team TessForce as they participated in the Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk. The team honored Tess Kneafsey, a brave 6 year old who passed away last year after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Team TessForce was formed by Tess’s family and friends, including her father Brian Kneafsey.

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