On September 16, 2010 in Palo Alto at SAP, the SDForum Engineering Leadership SIG and sponsor Nearsoft hosted Dan Levin, COO of Box.net. His presentation was “Engineer to CEO – Business Leadership Lessons Learned in 25 Fun-filled Years, in 3 Parts.” He told his story of transition from engineer to leadership. Starting out as very technical he learned from the GE school and how venture capitalist worked. A turning point in his career came when his boss said “Dan, I love you, but if you don’t improve your interpersonal skills, I’m going to fire you.” So he learned and went on to work in digital video/interactive TV, health care, small business, consumer software, internet services and now is helping other engineers succeed in the cloud.
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