LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - Box today announced the complete lineup of BoxWorks 2012, the company's annual enterprise software industry event. BoxWorks will be held on October 7 - 9 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. This three-day event will feature industry veterans, including Box customers and partners, who will share insights on leadership, the future of collaboration, and the impact of cloud, mobile and social technologies on the enterprise.
BoxWorks' lineup of speakers include:
- Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School and author of "The Innovator's Dilemma"
- Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz
- John Donahoe, CEO and president of eBay CEO
- Tony Fadell, former SVP at Apple SVP and founder and CEO of Nest Labs
- Adam Lashinsky, reporter at Fortune and Fox News and author of "Inside Apple"
- Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla
- Box customers: GAP, McAfee, Nationwide, Netflix, Six Flags and others
Box co-founder and CEO, Aaron Levie, will make major product and partner announcements to introduce new ways to share and collaborate on content. The updates will empower users to work seamlessly and securely across cloud services and better leverage Box as their organizations' core platform for business content and collaboration.
"We're in the middle of a seismic shift in enterprise IT brought on by mobility, the cloud, and social technology," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "Every business in every industry is reimagining its IT strategy. BoxWorks gives IT leaders at the forefront of this transition a forum to share insights, learn from transformative business and technology thinkers, and engage with the wider Box community."
More than 125,000 businesses and 92 percent of the Fortune 500 use Box to manage information and collaboration, and Box customers from around the world will meet at BoxWorks to exchange ideas about how to best take advantage of Box and other next-generation cloud services. IT leaders from organizations like GAP, McAfee, Datix and Nationwide will lead breakout sessions covering topics such as security and enterprise mobility. Netflix, Six Flags and Enterasys are also among the companies scheduled to present on how Box has revolutionized their businesses.
"Box is a staple for our business -- empowering our employees to share content and collaborate no matter where they are in the world," said Mike Kail, VP of IT Operations at Netflix. "We're always looking to add value to our business by leveraging our current technology infrastructure and BoxWorks is the perfect venue to share best practices with other IT leaders who have accelerated enterprise productivity with Box."
To learn more about BoxWorks, register and view the full agenda, please visit: https://www.box.com/boxworks/. Don't miss the flash sale on tickets going on now through Monday, September 17.
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone applications, among others, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.