Dropbox Connect

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Redefining the
digital workplace

Be inspired by industry leaders who are shaping the future of work. Discover the single workspace that unifies content, connects tools, and brings everyone together for improved clarity and control. Connect with those like you, who want to work in more impactful ways, every day.

Join us at Dropbox Connect and you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from senior IT and business leaders about how work is changing and how we can help your teams succeed today and in the future.
  • Find out what established enterprises can learn from startups and vice versa in today’s digital workplace.
  • Get the latest updates from Dropbox executives on our vision and roadmap, as well as our latest product innovations.

Featured speakers

Maggie Philbin

OBE, Presenter and CEO of TeenTech

Maggie has worked in radio and television for over 30 y...

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Claudia Winkleman

Presenter

Claudia is one of the best-known broadcasters in the UK...

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Thimon de Jong

Leadership Trainer

Thimon is an expert in the strategic business impact of...

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Speakers

Quentin Clark

Chief Technology Officer, Dropbox

Quentin heads up the Dropbox Engineering, Product, and Design teams, where he leads strategy and execution efforts, drawing on his experience in business applications, large scale infrastructure, and machine learning. Quentin has deep experience in SaaS, with 22 years of product leadership roles, overseeing billion-dollar businesses at Microsoft and, more recently, SAP. Quentin has a passion for investing in people, building great teams, and developing products that have an impact on the way people live and work.

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Peter Hobolt Jensen

Director of Digital Innovation, Moleskine

Peter has spent most of his career successfully blending and expanding analog brands with relevant digital dimensions; currently at Moleskine, and previously at LEGO. Since joining Moleskine eight years ago he has grown the ecommerce business from one to 32 countries. More recently his focus has been on leading the company’s digital innovation by developing products, applications, and services that allow Moleskine’s employees to boost creativity and productivity.

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Yamini Rangan

Chief Customer Officer, Dropbox

Yamini oversees sales, marketing, customer experience, partnerships, and business strategy and operations at Dropbox. She’s responsible for embedding customer focus across the organisation. A veteran of the tech industry, Yamini has more than 20 years of experience ranging from engineering to product marketing and enterprise sales. Before Dropbox, she was VP of Sales Strategy and Operations at Workday, where she helped quadruple revenue and scale the company’s sales organisation.

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Brian Brackenborough

Chief Information Security Officer,
Channel 4

Brian has worked in the broadcast industry for 21 years and the Information Security industry for 11 years. He is presently the Chief Information Security Officer for Channel 4.

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Sylvie Veilleux

Chief Information Officer, Dropbox

As first CIO at Dropbox, Sylvie has created an IT organisation to stand up, build, and efficiently operate all aspects of business technology, infrastructure and data platforms as well as IT risk and governance management. Sylvie is a member of Dropbox’s innovation advisory board, an executive sponsor for Dropbox’s veterans employee resource group, and a member of Dropbox’s customer advisory board.

Prior to Dropbox, she was VP of IT and Enterprise Security at Mozilla Corp where she led all aspects of IT, enterprise security and the digital transformation of business technology and data. She also held leadership positions at Salesforce, Franklin Templeton Investments, Apple and Oracle with 30+ years experience in technology roles.

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Jon France

Head of Industry Security, GSMA

Jon leads the Fraud and Security function at GSMA. As a technology and security expert in a now 5G world, where reliance on digital tech has risen exponentially, Jon’s focus is on ensuring network resiliency and integrity in support of mobile operators, consumers and other stakeholders throughout the mobile industry.

Jon has 20+ years’ experience in Enterprise IT & Security within media and telecoms. He has also delivered cloud enablement strategies; built online product portfolios; lead development teams; run global IT portfolios and headed up incident/ crisis management teams.

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Rajan Kapoor

Director of Security, Dropbox

Rajan works to protect Dropbox and its users. Above all, Rajan works to keep Dropbox worthy of trust by championing its security and privacy principles. Rajan Kapoor has over 20 years of experience in information technology. His previous roles include being CTO for an incubator at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Director of Technology at Eurasia Group.

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Dr. Angela Molterer

Head of Digital Workplace Strategy, REHAU

Angela is responsible for driving cultural change at REHAU Group worldwide by encouraging collaboration in the workplace, and leading the company’s social media and future of work strategies. She has over 20 years experience in companies such as B/S/H, Siemens and University Erlangen-Nuremberg, where she was responsible for leading and driving cloud-projects for international interdisciplinary teams.

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Simon Aldous

Global Head of Channels, Dropbox

Simon has a wealth of experience building channel businesses having begun his career at Ingram Micro 25 years ago. Since then he’s set up channel distribution networks for Toshiba and Polycom and spent eight years at Microsoft. At Dropbox, he’s responsible for the company’s global channel strategy, scaling growth via the channel, driving revenue, and establishing a strong brand presence in the SMB customer segment.

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Dr. Richard MacKinnon

Founder, WorkLifePsych

Richard and his team of workplace psychologists operate at the nexus of well-being, productivity and professional effectiveness. Over the last 19 years, Richard has helped clients globally with workplace challenges like job-related stress, organisational change, work-life balance, effective use of technology, building resilience and remaining productive in fluid and demanding workplace contexts. He works with clients taking their first steps into the world of work, all the way up to the c-suite, across sectors such as technology, media, finance, PR and healthcare.

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Adrienne Gormley

Head of EMEA and VP of Global Customer Experience, Dropbox

As Head of EMEA, she is responsible for developing Dropbox’s vision and strategy for the region, driving pan-EMEA initiatives and advocating for its customers. Adrienne also leads the Global Customer Experience team, who work towards creating a frictionless Dropbox experience for all users and customers. Adrienne joined Dropbox in 2014 from Google where she led international teams across a range of functions, including Sales, Google Maps and Localisation. She currently on the boards of the American Chamber of Commerce and Dropbox International, and is a regular keynote speaker on topics such as diversity, creativity, innovation, women in tech, and the future of work.

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Maggie Philbin

OBE, Presenter and CEO of TeenTech

Maggie has worked in radio and television for over 30 years on a range of science, medical and technology programmes, from Tomorrow’s World to Bang Goes The Theory. In 2008 she co-founded TeenTech, an award-winning organisation which works across the UK to help young people, their parents and teachers understand opportunities in the contemporary industry.

In June 2016 she was voted most influential woman in UK IT by Computer Weekly, and also named 2016 Digital Leader of the Year.

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Claudia Winkleman

Presenter

Claudia is one of the best-known broadcasters in the UK. She won the RTS Award for best presenter in 2015 and is BAFTA-nominated.

She is the host of Strictly Come Dancing (BBC 1), the voice of Sunday nights on BBC Radio 2 and fronts the BBC1 cookery competition series Britain’s Best Home Cook, alongside Mary Berry, which will be back for its second series in 2019.

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Thimon de Jong

Leadership Trainer

Thimon is an expert in the strategic business impact of future human behaviour and societal change. He is the founder of Whetston, a strategic foresight think tank.

He works as a keynote speaker, leadership trainer and workshop facilitator around the world. Over the past ten years he has presented at a variety of large multinationals like Vodafone, Morgan Stanley, Warner, Luxottica, EY, Tetra Pak, Microsoft, Ikea, Adecco, HP & Merck.

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Jane Frankland

Security Expert

Jane Frankland is an award-winning entrepreneur, international speaker and best-selling author. She has spent over twenty years in cybersecurity, built and sold her own hacking firm and been actively involved in leading industry accreditations, schemes and forums. She is the founder of Cyber Security Capital and the IN Security movement.

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Toni Horn

Co-Founder, MBJ

Toni acquired a wealth of experience building companies and managing cross-functional global teams. He is Co-Founder of website design, development, and management company MBJ, and is currently working at Fjord, a leading global design and innovation agency which is part of Accenture

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Denis Onuoha

CISO, Arqiva

Denis has the overall responsibility for Security Risk Management, Information Assurance and Cyber Security at Arqiva, and is at the forefront of its fight against the latest cyber-attacks.

A proactive IT professional, Denis sits on three of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Government Information Security Exchanges, is the elected Chair of the AIB Cyber Security Working Group, a member of the CREST Senior industry advisory panel and a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

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Simon Kirk

CTO, Marken

Simon is a technology systems and development expert, responsible for Marken’s market-leading, cloud-based IT solutions as well as the corporate IT infrastructure.

He is instrumental in programming, in-house application design, production and logistics and is invested in Agile methods for simplifying traditional IT approaches. He works closely with internal and external stakeholders to identify and deliver valuable outcomes and facilitate development teams to help them perform at their best.

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Jesper Frederikson

Director of Business Development, Okta

Jesper is responsible for driving Okta’s growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is also tasked with developing and retaining talent, driving customer success, giving back to the local community and increasing Okta’s brand awareness in the region. Jesper brings more than 25 years of sales, technology and leadership experience to Okta, most recently spending four years with DocuSign, leading the company’s expansion across EMEA as Vice President and General Manager.

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Agenda

08:15 - 9:00

Registration & refreshments

09:00 - 9:15

Welcome & introduction

09:15 - 09:35

Redefining the digital workplace

At Dropbox we’re building a new vision for the way teams work together. Why? Because our research shows people waste over a quarter (29%) of their working day on tasks that do not add critical value to the business.

Join our Chief Customer Officer, Yamini Rangan as she dissects the way we work, identifies why it’s broken, and discusses how you can make technology work better and harder in the workplace.

09:35 - 10:05

Exploring the New Dropbox + our future vision and roadmap

Introducing the New Dropbox!

Hear from Dropbox CTO, Quentin Clarke, as he discusses our product vision and blueprint for the smart workspace.

Through a series of demos, he’ll showcase how a this single workspace can improve productivity, speed up communication, and simplify coordination for you and your teams.

10:05 - 10:25

Discussion with Moleskine, a pioneering Dropbox customer

With products sold in 29,000 stores across 95 countries, and a globally dispersed team, Moleskine isn’t alone when it comes to managing a global infrastructure and complex production processes.

But, the company is leading the way when it comes to enabling collaboration.

Hear how Moleskine is using Dropbox Business, Dropbox Paper, Slack and Zoom to unite its teams across four continents, create a single collaborative workspace, and speed up product development.

10:25 - 10:50

Break: Networking & live demos

10:50 - 11:15

From digital first to digital transformation: What startups and enterprises can learn from one another

Small businesses want to be big (growing their workforce and business externally/internationally), and big businesses want to learn how to create a more entrepreneurial workplace (growing a people-first culture internally that employees won’t leave)!

In this session future work expert Richard MacKinnon is joined by Marken MBJ and REHAU, to explore what big businesses can learn about creating a flexible workplace culture, and small businesses can learn about growing at speed.

11:15 - 11:50

Tomorrow’s Workplace

TeenTech CEO and Tomorrow’s World presenter, Maggie Philbin, takes a look back at the technology that has changed our lives and redefined the workplace, and a look ahead to Tomorrow’s Workplace!

She’ll be joined on stage by the GSMA and Dropbox to discuss the technology that has helped them create a workplace which encourages collaboration, fuels innovation, and ultimately makes it easier for employees to get work done.

11:50 - 12:20

Break: Networking & live demos

12:20 - 12:55

Balancing Innovation and Security

Rather than being part of one team, we now operate in many teams simultaneously. The challenge is no longer how to enable collaboration – that’s long been a reality – it’s instead how to secure it, so your employees can continue to innovate!

Join security expert Jane Frankland, Arqiva, Dropbox, Channel 4 and Okta, as they discuss why the role of information security has become decentralised, and their advice for business leads wanting to create a secure workplace culture that encourages, rather than stifles, innovation.

12:55 - 13:30

Keynote speaker

Having worked as a leadership trainer for organisations like Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, HP, Ikea, and Vodafone, Thimon combines his business know how with socio-psychological insight to help leaders grow their team and business!

In this keynote session he’ll examine how human behaviour and societal change are impacting the workplace and his advice for managing it!

13:30 - 13:35

Wrap up

13:35 - 14:30

Lunch, networking & live demos

Venue

Enjoy an elevated view

Five hundred feet above the streets in London’s highest, dedicated event space, you’ll enjoy a better perspective on the future of working.

Designed by Richard Rogers, the Leadenhall Building and Landing 42 are truly iconic and as a guest you’ll be welcomed into a space usually only open by appointment.

How to get to Landing 42

Landing 42 at The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall Street, is situated in the heart of the city and just a few minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Bank and Monument Stations. Access to the events floor is via the building’s glazed external-facing high-speed lifts.

FAQ

What is Dropbox Connect?

Dropbox Connect is a free conference for IT and business leaders to discover, share, and discuss how pioneers of employee experience are redefining the digital workplace. This event will feature leaders from a number of industries and explore their winning strategies for workplace transformation.

Why should I attend Dropbox Connect?

To network with your peers and hear from industry experts, C-suite execs, and fast growing start ups about how the way we work has changed, and the implications for business leaders.

 

What will I learn at Dropbox Connect?

To redefine the way you work; from the tools you choose to the way you roll them out across the business, Dropbox Connect will help you rethink the digital workplace.

By letting CIOs, CTOs, and business leaders take to the stage to share their transformation stories — and by giving you insight into Dropbox’s upcoming product roadmap and innovations — you’ll learn how the right technology decisions can help you bring teams together, reduce work about work, and improve productivity for your business.

 

When and where is Dropbox Connect London?

The event will take place at Landing 42, The Leadenhall Building, London on Tuesday 8th October 2019, 08:15-14:30.

Please ensure you bring along photo ID. For security purposes, bags may be searched by the venue staff. 

 

What is the suggested attire?

Dropbox has a casual work environment; casual or business casual attire is great.

 

Does the venue offer disabled access?

Yes. The venue is a step-free venue on one floor, served by lifts from Ground Level, offering full disabled access.

 

I can no longer attend. Can someone take my place?

Yes, please email emeaconnect@dropbox.com to let them know the name, job title, and company of the person who will attend in your stead. 

How can I contact the event organisers?

If you have questions that have not been answered in the FAQ above, please reach out to emeaconnect@dropbox.com.

I’m a member of the press. How do I get a press pass?

Please send a request to twaller@dropbox.com.