This week, at Box World Tour Europe, Box, the cloud content management company, brought together innovators to discuss the future of work and cloud computing with hundreds of technology leaders from across Europe. Google Cloud, IBM, and Slack participated in the event, sharing their perspectives and predictions on the future of work for the enterprise. 11 countries were represented at the event, including some European organisations that are currently using Box – UEFA, Lagardère Sports, and Kingston University London, among others.

Box - Aaron-3“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.”

Box’s growing international presence 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.

Future of Work

At the event, Google Cloud, IBM, and Slack, joined Box for a panel discussion on the future of work. The enterprise landscape is changing and new technologies are engendering completely new ways of working.

Box - Panel-3Cognitive 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.”