Entourage star Adrian Grenier Responds to 9/11 Social Media Backlash at Dreamforce – Adrian Grenier was an open book during his Dreamforce Fireside Chat today, and took time to respond to a question about learning from his use of Social Media. Grenier is well-known for his roles on TV and film, but he’s also become a successful entrepreneur offscreen. He co-founded lifestyle brand shft.com in 2010, the Churchkey Can Company brewery in 2012, and then music incubator Wreckroom in 2013. Grenier took the stage to talk about his experience as a small business owner and his passion for social entrepreneurship.
Of the many highlights during the chat, Grenier mentioned that he made a pact with his goddaughter to learn how to code, and would begin that project in about 10 days. He talked about re-uniting with his father, a possible Entourage sequel, and his various projects he’s currently working on and what he’d like to do in the future. About whether he misses his “Entourage” castmates, he jokingly said “I do. I miss them. I come down to my kitchen every morning, and when I don’t see Turtle and Johnny Drama, I feel a sense of loss. But we’re grown adults and that would be inappropriate, so..” He spoke about what he’s really excited about:”I’ve had a lot of really great partnerships recently around giving back and social good. I’m really excited about how technology and the information age is really a catalyst for change. It’s a powerful change agent that can transform our lives and help society overcome some of it’s biggest challenges.”
Dreamforce is San Francisco’s most anticipated tech event, and it kicked off today with a robust schedule of events, and a jam-packed showroom floor where visitors traded their open eyes and ears for cool swag and product demos. Hollywood stars, such as Grenier, Jessica Alba, Goldie Hawn & more giving keynotes are a major sign that Dreamforce has become a global phenomenon like Comic Con, CES, and many other mega-events during the year. The conference brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and thousands of business people for four high-energy days of fun, inspiration, networking, and giving back. With over 1,500 sessions and thousands of live solutions from the world’s largest cloud ecosystem, Dreamforce has tailored content specific to attendees’ industry, role, and company size. Created by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff , it’s loaded with top-billed bands, executive keynote speakers, a celebrity cruise ship, and parties galore.
Some 150,000 are expected to attend the four-day conference this week, which contributed $226 million to the city’s economy last year, according to San Francisco Travel.