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Okta's Guide to BoxWorks 2014: 3 Reasons You Can't Miss It

Jean Ernesto

You wouldn’t see a movie before watching the trailer, just as you probably wouldn’t book a vacation before browsing TripAdvisor or rent an apartment before checking out the neighborhood on Zillow. You have to know what you’re getting yourself into before making an investment -- and the same goes for attending conferences. And while we can’t provide you with a trailer or a “Zestimate,” here are three reasons you should attend BoxWorks 2014 in San Francisco, September 2-4.

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1. See How Tomorrow Works: Virtually all enterprise apps are now in the cloud, where they can be accessed by mobile workers from any personal or business device. With so many user-friendly applications for the enterprise, how do you strategically adopt for the future? Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box, plans to explain how the cloud will further disrupt business, and what CIOs and business leaders can do to prepare for what’s coming.

2. Build a User-Centric IT Model: As a member of the user-centric IT consortium, we’re strong believers that technology should empower people and IT’s job should be to make those same people better, faster and smarter. Our CEO Todd McKinnon will join a panel of enterprise IT experts (including SkyHigh Networks’ Rajiv Gupta, GoodData’s Roman Stanek and GE’s Larry Biagini) and Robin Daniels (formerly the head of enterprise product marketing at Box) to discuss the power of UCIT. Head to Room 135 at 11:30am on September 3 for a discussion of best practices when it comes to liberating the modern worker from ancient systems and practices, while providing transparent, compliant and secure applications.

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3. Start a Security Transformation: Sold on UCIT, but need advice to implement a strategy that’s just as secure as it is user-friendly? Box has gathered security experts, like our COO Frederic Kerrest, CloudPassage CEO Carson Sweet, Guidance Software’s Victor Limongelli and Netskope’s Sanjay Beri to discuss security investments and strategies for folks like you. You won’t want to miss this panel (moderated by former Symantec CEO Enrique Salem), so mark your calendar for September 4 at 1:30pm in Room 120-123. If you want to learn more about a modern approach to identity management, hear from our own Stephen Lee, director of platform solutions, Wednesday, September 3 at 5:00pm -- he’ll share all you need to know about collaboration and identity management solutions.

There’s so much to discuss at BoxWorks 2014, your registration should be a no brainer. We’ll be at booth number one and the Okta Theater. So come on down to chat with our team about partner integrations, Okta implementations, and identity management best practices. The Box team will even reserve your hotel room, so you can save your TripAdvisor research for next time.