Dreamforce 2017: 13 Revelations About IBM And CEO Ginni Rometty

While Their Partnership Is New, IBM Influenced Salesforce's Core Values

IBM and Salesforce share 5,000 common customers, the CEOs noted.

Only in the past year, however, did they begin advancing a partnership centered around their respective artificial intelligence platforms, Watson and Einstein.

"IBM's core values have influenced many companies, including ours," Benioff told Rometty. Big Blue has always prioritized a mission of doing what's good for society, and Salesforce's founders took that lesson to heart.

"With values, it's what you do when no one's looking," Rometty added.

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