Tag: aaron-levie

19 May 2014 · by Grant Shirk
Today, we officially launched in Japan and held our first-ever Box World Tour in Tokyo. I was thrilled to be there in person, and it was truly impressive to see our new K.K. Box Japan team welcome nearly 500 attendees -- customers, partners and IT leaders -- for a full day of great presentations...
16 Apr 2014 · by Whitney Bouck
We are thrilled to announce that Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, will join speakers Andrew McAfee and Jim Collins at this year’s BoxWorks conference, taking place September 2-4 in San Francisco. Jeff will join Box COO Dan Levin for a fireside chat about the evolution of leadership and technology...
13 Oct 2013 · by Ashley Mayer
Last month, we held our third annual BoxWorks. To the 2,500 of you who joined us in San Francisco: thank you! It was undoubtedly our best BoxWorks yet. To everyone else: fear not, we’ll continue to share video highlights from the conference. Starting today with Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie’s...
03 Sep 2013 · by Ashley Mayer
We cornered our fearless leader and - after he downed a cup of coffee - asked him to give us the scoop on this year's BoxWorks. As you can tell, he's pretty pumped, and it's not just the caffeine talking. Malcolm Gladwell, Nicholas Carr and Geoffrey Moore will be onstage talking about competition...
23 Apr 2012 · by Aaron Levie
Ever wondered what it’s like to be chased by a wild pack of elephants? Do a startup and you’ll find out.  Companies are often founded to exploit some meaningful gap in existing offerings. Skype made calling free. Salesforce delivered instant CRM capabilities, without the need for software or...
13 Oct 2011 · by Aaron Levie
Mobility is catalyzing a massive shift in power in the technology world. The rampant adoption of a new set of devices – iPhones, iPads, Androids – within today’s organizations is in turn sending shockwaves through the enterprise software landscape. Looking across the traditional enterprise...
10 Oct 2011 · by Aaron Levie
Today we announced the closing of an $81M round of funding from NEA, Bessemer Venture Partners, salesforce.com, SAP Ventures and existing investors. With this news, you might wonder: why raise that much capital? Well, it's simple. The cloud has tipped for large organizations, and even the slowest-...
27 Sep 2011 · by Aaron Levie
When we look out across today’s enterprises, there’s a clear gap between what our technology is capable of and the new ways of working that companies need to support.  We’re naturally and necessarily becoming more collaborative, more connected, and more mobile. The cloud helps us do all of...
20 Sep 2011
With BoxWorks just around the corner, today marks our last #BoxWorks Countdown contest. Don't worry though, because there are plenty of other awesome things coming your way next week; be on the lookout for lots of BoxWorks announcements, videos and some big surprises, too. :) This week, I...
12 Sep 2011
Hi again, Box fans! With BoxWorks is just a few weeks away, everyone at Box HQ is brimming with anticipation. We're especially excited to hear from our lineup of big-name speakers (like Tony Hsieh, Ted Schadler and Geoffrey Moore) and our our own CEO, who will take the stage to present the keynote...
24 Aug 2011 · by Aaron Levie
I’ll admit it. I’m a major Steve Jobs wantrepreneur. In the past week, given all of the dramatic changes at Google and HP, and thinking about the turmoil that exists within Microsoft, I couldn’t help but think, there’s only one man in tech that is unstoppable. I was wrong. But it’s no...
26 Jun 2011 · by Aaron Levie
Last year, Steve Ballmer declared that Microsoft was “all in” with the cloud, but clarified that “the goal can’t be to throw out all the world’s software and start again.” Which makes sense. Microsoft brings in billions each year by serving the status quo. Given its near-monopoly in the software,...
21 Jun 2011 · by Aaron Levie
Largely thanks to Steve Jobs, cloud storage is suddenly hip. Having been in this industry for six or so years, it’s fascinating to watch the meteoric rise of this category in public awareness. But this is no fluke: there is massive, unprecedented demand for anytime, anywhere access to information...
10 Apr 2011 · by Cari Ellison
During the AIIM Expo last month, our CEO gave a keynote about how software vendors are re-imagining how best to build and deliver their solutions to customers in the cloud. Much of today's enterprise technology blocks workers rather than empowering them, but a new breed of solutions are enabling...
29 Mar 2011 · by Aaron Levie
The online (or cloud) storage business has always been a really interesting industry. When we started Box in 2005, it was a somewhat untouchable category of technology, perceived to be a commodity service with low margins and little consumer willingness to pay. All three of these factors remain...
23 Feb 2011
The world of enterprise information technology is changing dramatically. Prohibitive pricing models, inflexible infrastructure, and lack of end-user satisfaction are all unsustainable in today’s business environment. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other social tools have reinvented how we think...
04 Aug 2010 · by Sean Rose
  The much-hyped Google Wave was shut down today. It was originally said to be the next generation of email and how we would all start to collaborate in the future.  But the future never showed up - to Google's chagrin - and they finally had to admit that the product wasn't seeing the traction...
12 Apr 2010 · by Sean Rose
Whether you're reviewing a team member's presentation, sharing files across departments, or collaborating with outside contractors, we think its important that you have easy access to all your content across business applications. Today, we're excited to share that Box is now integrated with the...
26 Mar 2010 · by Ashley Mayer
When Chris Anderson's book "Free" was published last summer, it sparked a lot of debate around the viability of the "freemium" business model. Today, the first-ever Freemium Summit convened in San Francisco, and while there are still plenty of skeptics, it's clear that the freemium approach is...
26 Jan 2010 · by Sean Rose
Last week, Robert Scoble of building43 stopped by Box HQ for a good chat with CEO/Co-founder Aaron Levie and VP of Marketing Jen Grant. They talked about the new content viewing and embedding features we recently introduced, where Box is headed with Cloud Content Management, and how Box's open...