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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Interviews Acting Chairman for Google Eric Schmidt at Dreamforce Conference

Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive officer and the acting chairman of Google, recently attended Salesforce’s annual conference, Dreamforce. During the event, the chairman was interviewed by the founder and CEO of Salesforce, Marc Benioff.

During the interview, Schimidt answered a lot of questions regarding his company’s current state of affairs as well as its vision for the future. He did not forget to brag about all the company's remarkable achievements in its brief 13 years of existence.

At one point, Benioff asked Schimidt how he feels like about the way Google confronted Microsoft, provided tough competition, and eventually beating the company on several fronts.

Schmidt replied: “It’s hard for incumbents to move to new, faster model." He also argued that the Windows maker was not fast enough when it came to innovation - something his company excels at - all thanks to the state of the art data centers it owns.

“And we had the best data centers at the time, so we were able to get the best talent,” Schmidt said, according to this Washington Post report (opens in new tab).