I’m back! You may be relieved to hear that after 6 weeks of weekly Chris and Mike posts, ha! Seriously guys, big thanks for holding the fort and with great insightful content.
Back to reality with trillion things waiting for me, but I must admit it has been awesome: a full month of 100% disconnection, spending wonderful 4 days with close friends and family and an epic honeymoon. I can honestly say, it has been the best month of my life!
So I have been thinking what my first post back could be all about, after much deliberation I have decided to make you jealous. Correction: I mean ‘share and shout out about how wonderful a country Japan is’.
It’s my second trip there, this time discovering Okinawa and the southern islands, and I love it! Perhaps next time I visit may be Salesforce related…
We do actually have 11 Salesforce MVPs in Japan! And I have not had the chance to meet them all yet, so I have asked them some questions so we can get to know more about their great work in the community, and most importantly how WE can help. #GetInspired
This is it. Part 1 – Meet Ikou, Sadahiro, Nana & Shun!
Meet Ikou Sanuki, he works for TerraSky Co and was first elected MVP 2011!
What is your top tip or favourite feature of Salesforce, and why? “I like to think about performance tuning in Large Data Volume. In Salesforce there are various settings that affect sharing settings, role configuration, external ID usage, custom index, and so on. In SOQL, particularly selective queries are important, which can be checked as selective by looking at the execution plan from the developer console.”
How do you best like to get involved with the #TrailblazerCommunity? “The online answers the user’s answers. In offline we are working on the management of the Tokyo Developer Group and Developer Group Rookies, and we are striving to be a leader of the User Group to learn new features.”
If you were to ask a wish to Salesforce what would that be? “Unification of Classic and Lightning Experience!”
Now, ask a wish of our readers, how can we all support the community in Japan? “When you come to Japan, please let us know your stories in our community!”
Meet Sadahiro Suzuki, who is a Salesforce Evangelist at NTT TechnoCross Corporation and a Summer’17 MVP.
What is your top tip or favourite feature of Salesforce, and why? “Process Builder and Flow are wonderful features for all admins.
Even administrators who can not code such as Apex and Visualforce can do most of the things they want to realize by using that feature.
In addition, by using Lightning together, we provide advanced usability to users.”
How do you best like to get involved with the #TrailblazerCommunity? “I answer questions from all users. For offline events, I operate a community group for system administrators. Recently, as a Lightning Champion, I deliver Web seminars for system administrators and planning and holding Lightning workshops.”
If you were to ask a wish to Salesforce what would that be? “I hope there will be more educational activities that executives of each company can recognize the importance of Salesforce administrator.”
Time to ask a wish of our readers, how can we all support the community in Japan? “For Japanese community leaders, management methods of overseas communities will be helpful. Please introduce a characteristic example.”
Meet Nana Eto, working as Corporate Planning Division Manager and a Salesforce Admin for DAISO CO., LTD. Named MVP in March this year!
What is your top tip or favourite feature of Salesforce, and why? “Since I am not a developer, Process Builder and Flow allow me to build and extend business processes without writing code. These features are my superpowers! I believe that admins can master complex automation by using them together.”
How do you best like to get involved with the #TrailblazerCommunity? “My activities with the Trailblazer Community include being the proud owner of Salesforce Japan Admin Women’s Group. Here, I am able to share my past experiences towards becoming a successful System Admin to female System Admins across the region.”
If you were to ask a wish to Salesforce what would that be? “Please continue to believe in the value of Salesforce Admin! I’m sure each Salesforce Admin shall be recognized as a key person to drive business forward, so I hope its importance and understanding in Japan would further deepen.”
And a wish of our readers, how can we all support the community in Japan? “I would like to connect with Trailblazers from all over the world! Please let us know anytime when you visit Japan ;-)”
Meet Shun Kosaka, working for Accenture Japan and another great addition of this year to the MVP family!
What is your top tip or favourite feature of Salesforce, and why? “I LOVE Trailhead! Indeed we should have a broad mindset by diving into other platforms/technologies, but Trailhead takes its place as an entrance of new things for beginners. For example, I don’t have so much experience of Pardot and Marketing Cloud, which were used to be difficult to learn by myself, but now Trailhead has over 30 modules about digital marketing! I’ve also learned a lot about soft skills not only Salesforce skills.”
How do you best like to get involved with the #TrailblazerCommunity? “I’m very active to help other Salesforce users/admins/devs and answer questions from them in both online and offline trailblazer community groups. I also co-host Service Cloud trailblazers group and Salesforce Saturday.”
If you were to ask a wish of Salesforce what would that be? “I hope I can take a CTA-601 workshop in Japan. I’d like more trailblazers in Japan to know we have a chance to be a CTA. And take #JourneyToCTA together!”
Last but not least what is your wish of our readers, how can we all support the community in Japan? “I’m really interested to join overseas community-led event, world tour and so on. I’d like to share not only Salesforce technical topics but also power of our communities. Say hi if you see me 🙂
We can collaborate online, too! I’m always looking for communities to share your stories together.”
If you needed even more reasons to visit Japan, which is a really interesting country, with beautiful scenery and incredibly unique, yummy food (Oishī) and wonderful people; you got it!
And for the ones expecting some more Japan trip pics… allow me to introduce you a new friend I made in Ishigaki ferry terminal: