LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at Box World Tour Europe (BWT), Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX), a leader in cloud content management, brought together IT industry leaders and innovators to discuss the future of work and cloud computing with hundreds of CIOs and Senior IT leaders from across Europe. BT, Google Cloud, IBM, and Slack participated in the event, sharing their perspectives and predictions on the future of work for the enterprise. More than 10 countries were represented at the event, including European business leaders from Box customers UEFA, Oxfam, Rémy Cointreau, Lagardère Sports, Kingston University London, and Surrey Heath Borough Council, among others.
“Today’s enterprises are looking for simple and secure ways to bring all of their people, information and applications together to revolutionise how they work,” said Aaron Levie, Co-founder and CEO at Box. “Robust cloud content management enables the world’s largest companies to be more connected and collaborative than ever before which leads to entirely new ways of working.”
BWT Europe builds on a growing international presence for Box that has seen significant momentum in the last year with the launch of European focused offerings, including Box Zones, Box KeySafe, Governance, and Binding Corporate Rules.
Box and BT
Steve Masters, Vice President of Customer Innovation at BT’s Global Services division, joined Aaron Levie in the keynote presentation. The companies have identified several potential areas for collaboration, including establishing cloud connectivity with Box and co-selling of Box in the market. By working together, the companies would seek to help businesses in Europe more aggressively adopt cloud technologies and collaborate across boundaries in a more global and connected way.
“Our customers look to us to provide best-in-breed cloud solutions to help them achieve their digital transformation goals. This drives us to continuously innovate and seek out like-minded companies, such as Box, with whom we can collaborate,” said Steve Masters, Vice President of Customer Innovation at BT’s Global Services division. “Together, BT and Box will look to create new digital possibilities for customers, built on BT’s leading Cloud Connect infrastructure and Box’s Cloud Content Management expertise.”
“BT has a history as a leader in delivering world-class IT services, and we’re delighted at the opportunity to work with them and help to bring even more companies to the cloud,” said David Benjamin, SVP and GM of EMEA, Box.
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions. Through its Cloud of Clouds portfolio it aims to allow customers to connect more easily and securely to the applications and data they need, at anytime and from anywhere.
Future of Work
At BWT, leaders from Google Cloud, IBM, and Slack, joined Box for a panel discussion on the future of work. The companies identify that the enterprise landscape is changing and new technologies are engendering completely new ways of working.
“Cognitive has changed the way that employees work - whether at a small business or large enterprise. One of the reasons why, is the ability to access knowledge deep inside the company and deliver it at a moment’s notice,” said Christopher C. Crummey, World Wide Executive Director of Evangelism and Customer Experience, IBM’s Watson Work Collaboration Services. “For example, deploying Cognitive Bots to new hires can easily help them during the on-boarding process. These Cognitive Bots can allow the new hires to ask questions in natural language about topics like HR processes, IT tools, policy and procedures and expertise location and get the answer the second they need it.”
“We’re on the cusp of a new era of computing. The convergence of cloud computing, increasingly powerful mobile devices, bots and artificial intelligence could bring about a step change in productivity,” said Johann Butting, Head of Sales, EMEA, Slack. “By harnessing these technologies and using them to support our simple, everyday tasks at work, we’re freeing up brainpower to solve hard problems--ones that require human creativity. The future of work is a universe in which technology delivers discreet and personalised support for everyone, and we’re excited to be part of that journey.”
Box makes it easy for more than 71,000 organisations around the world to share, access, and collaborate on files securely. The company serves 64% of the Fortune 500, including global enterprises like Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, General Electric, P&G, Schneider Electric, Eurostar and more.
Box (NYSE:BOX) is the cloud content management company that empowers enterprises to revolutionise how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box powers more than 71,000 businesses globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G, and The GAP. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit http://www.box.com/.