Benioff asked Rometty if things are truly "going faster than ever before?"
Is the broad acceleration of technology that people perceive real?
It is, she said, and that's largely because of the cloud.
"Back in time, there would be one major technology happening at a time," Rometty said.
But now new technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain are coming at society so rapidly "because we're putting them in the cloud," she said.