Attending this year’s #BoxWorks conference has been extremely interesting for me, as I’ve gotten to talk to a group of people that I rarely interact with — enterprise folks. There’s a nice mix of developers here, too, which makes it feel much more comfortable for those of us not working for a gigantic company. Well, I suppose I work for a gigantic company, but you know what I mean.
Box’s CEO, Aaron Levie, is an interesting speaker, leader and ambassador for a new breed of enterprise entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. What he and Box stand for is something bigger than just a conference.
In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the closing sessions at #BoxWorks 2012, I played a bit of word association with the man who has mastered the 140 character tweet (TC’s words are in bold):
Time running out
Best movement ever
We need more of them
Just getting started
On the conference itself, here’s what Levie told me: “I think it’s going really great. This is only our second year and it’s been incredibly successful as far as the content and the ideas that we’ve heard from customers. It’s been a super exciting couple of days, and I really want to sleep.”
Sleep sounds good, but we’re on to the Weezer concert tonight, which completely epitomizes the movement that Levie is anchoring.
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Aaron Levie co-founded Box with friend and Box CFO Dylan Smith in 2005. The Box mission is to provide businesses and individuals with the simplest solution to share, access and manage their information. Aaron is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which is focused on incorporating the best of traditional content management with an easy to use user experience suited to the way people collaborate and work today. Box is one of the fastest growing companies in...
After starting as a college business project in 2005, Box was officially launched in March of 2006 with the vision of connecting people, devices and networks. Box provides more than 8 million users with secure cloud content management and collaboration. They say their platform “allows personal and commercial content to be accessible, sharable, and storable in any format from anywhere”.