Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder & Chairman, Box

Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and cofounder, Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which focuses on incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Aaron leads Box in its mission to transform the way people and businesses work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. He has served as a member of Box’s board of directors since April 2005.

Aaron attended the University of Southern California from 2003 to 2005 before leaving to found Box.

SVP of Platform and Chief Strategy Officer, Box

Jeetu Patel is Senior Vice President of Platform and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for Box. In this role he leads Box's platform organization, driving the strategy for Box's platform business and developer relations. He also oversees Box’s corporate strategy and development organization.

Mr. Patel has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise information technology and before joining Box he was General Manager and Chief Executive of EMC’s Syncplicity business unit. He previously held leadership roles in EMC’s Information Intelligence Group, including Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to EMC, Mr. Patel was president of Doculabs, a research and advisory firm focused on collaboration and content management across a range of industries, including financial services, insurance, energy, manufacturing, and life sciences.

Mr. Patel holds a BS in Information Decision Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


President & Chief Operating Officer, Box

Dan Levin is Box’s President and Chief Operating Officer, and is a member of Box’s board of directors. Previously, Dan served as an advisor to various technology start-ups, including Box. Dan also held various executive roles at Intuit Inc., a business and financial management solutions company, including Vice President and General Manager of Healthcare and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intuit’s Small Business Group.

Dan holds a B.A. in the independent concentration of Applications of Computer Graphics to Statistical Data Analysis from Princeton University.

Senior Vice President of Product, Box

Chris Yeh is Senior Vice President of Product at Box, where he is responsible for Box’s product management, platform strategy, partner ecosystem development and third-party innovation. Chris joined Box from Yahoo!, where he was the product lead for Yahoo! Groups, Delicious and other community products. Chris was also formerly the head of the Yahoo! Developer Network (YDN), the company's third-party developer program. Prior to Yahoo!, Chris served as the Vice President of Marketing at Tacit Software, acquired by Oracle in 2008, Vice President of Product Management at Blue Martini Software, and a principal at strategy consulting firm Mercer Management Consulting. A long time ago, Chris was employee 9999 at Oracle.

Chris holds a M.B.A. from Wharton and a B.S. in Computer Science.

Chief Financial Officer & Cofounder, Box

Dylan Smith is Chief Financial Officer and Cofounder at Box, where he leads investor relations and all aspects of Box financial operations. He has been instrumental in Box's growth and development and is responsible for building the company’s business and finance infrastructure. Prior to Box, Dylan spent his time earning Box's seed funding through various entrepreneurial endeavors. He has served as a member of Box’s board of directors since April 2005.

Dylan holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University.

Chief Security Officer, Uber

Joe is the Chief Security Officer at Uber where he is responsible for all aspects of safety and security.

Before joining Uber last year, Joe was the CSO at Facebook where he led their information security, product security, investigations, and law enforcement relationship teams for 6 years.

Prior to joining Facebook, Joe spent 6 years working in a number of security and legal roles at eBay and PayPal, including at different times, overseeing user safety policies, coordinating law enforcement relationships, guiding eBay¹s regulatory compliance efforts, and managing PayPal's North America legal team.

Before entering the private sector, Joe spent 8 years with the United States Department of Justice.  As a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California, he was a founding member of a unit dedicated to full time investigation and prosecution of technology-related crimes.

Joe has been active with a number of organizations that promote Internet safety and security, including the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the Bay Area CSO Council.

He has also served on the advisory boards of a number of startups, including AirBnB, BlueCava, Gurucul, and RiskIQ.  


Ms. Archana Vemulapalli was nominated to serve as the District's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) by Mayor Muriel Bowser on January 12, 2016. She was confirmed by the DC Council on April 5, 2016.

Prior to joining OCTO, Ms. Vemulapalli was Chief Technology Officer for Pristine Environments where she helped business leaders use technology as an enabler. She was responsible for the company’s IT strategy and transforming the company’s technology solutions offering in the market. In this position, she demonstrated technology leadership by developing and executing IT strategies to promote organizational growth and ensuring optimal utilization of emerging technologies. Ms. Vemulapalli also operated a successful technology and strategy consulting practice in Washington DC.

Previously, she spent years as a technology strategy consultant at global consulting firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting and Lucent Technologies etc.

Ms. Vemulapalli has a master’s degree in Leadership from McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Madras.

Ms. Vemulapalli is the recipient of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business 2015 award. Ms. Vemulapalli was selected to participate in Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2015 and Women in Technology’s Leadership Foundry Class of 2014. Ms. Vemulapalli serves on t

Director of Enterprise Security, LifeLock

Sujeet Bambawale is the Director of Enterprise Security at LifeLock. He leads the company’s cybersecurity engineering team with a focus on protecting data and innovating around the growing perimeter of digital identity. With almost two decades of experience in information security and compliance, Bambawale has a passion for developing new strategies to combat emerging threats.

Previously, Bambawale directed information security and compliance efforts as a part of the enterprise architecture organization at NetApp, including defining and operationalizing the company’s enterprise security strategy; and engaging with the customer community about the security program. Prior to joining NetApp, he spent more than 10 years with the corporate information security team at Intuit and was responsible for managing several key security initiatives that helped integrate security into the culture of the company. While at Intuit, he received the company’s the Intuit Innovation Award for the global business division.

Bambawale holds a master’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is also a Certified Information Security Manager and certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT. He continues to lead the professional community through his board membership at the Information Security Systems Association, Silicon Valley Chapter, and speaking engagements at conferences, such as the annual Gartner Symposium and NetApp Insight.