Former President Barack Obama Speaks at Salesforce’s Dreamforce

Former President Barack Obama served as keynote speaker at Salesforce's Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.

It was standing room only for the event Thursday, with some attendees spending all night in line to get a spot and hear the words of the former president.

When Obama took the stage for a conversation with Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff, they talked about everything from the state of the tech industry to the current political climate. The two even discussed how to keep America from dividing on partisan lines.

Obama during his keynote discussed what he called the top concerns for this generation: climate change, inequality, and the internet and information age. He also talked about how hard it has become to seperate fact from fiction.

Some attendees said the former president showed off a keen insight into tech companies, and stressed how important it is for a company to publically declare its values.

Obama spoke for an hour at the event before leaving for a fundraiser in the Los Altos Hills.

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