User-Centric IT Leaders at #BoxWorks

A few weeks ago, we debuted a major effort between Box and other enterprise cloud leaders to promote a new IT model, one that redefines the relationship between CIOs and and their business partners. As the devices and apps that workers use in their personal lives shift their expectations of how technology works in the office, CIOs are working in lockstep with line of business leaders to put user needs at the center of IT planning and design. This User-Centric IT model is redefining how leaders identify, implement and rollout technology to ensure IT initiatives are aligned with business objectives.

There are five core principles that define a user-centric organization:

  1. User-Centric IT serves the business by empowering people.
  2. User-Centric IT adapts to the way people work, not the other way around.
  3. People, information and knowledge must connect in real time.
  4. Mobility is a work-style preference, not a device.
  5. Security should be inherent and transparent to the user experience.

We're excited to continue this conversation with customers, partners and other attendees at BoxWorks this September. In addition to the dynamic keynotes and 50+ sessions, we're hosting an executive panel on User-Centric IT featuring Larry Biagini, VP of IT Risk and CTO of GE; Mike Kail, VP of IT Operations at Netflix; Rajiv Gupta, CEO of Skyhigh Networks; Todd McKinnon, CEO of Okta; and Roman Stanek, CEO of GoodData.

The panelists will discuss the major trends - from new workers to new devices - that are transforming the traditional approach to IT, and debate the path forward for leading CIOs. Join this session to learn more about the User-Centric IT model, and the challenges and opportunities it creates for today's IT leader.

Continue to watch the Box Blog for more speaker and session announcements in the coming weeks. Get the full agenda at the BoxWorks website, and don’t forget to register early to take advantage of our Early Bird discount. We look forward to meeting you at BoxWorks 2014.