Events, Smart Governance

Smart Governance @MoneyConf 2018, Dublin, Ireland

Why should the rest of the World’s Financial Sector be left out?

Already more than 51% of the Portuguese Financial Market is worked by SMART GOVERNANCE customers, thriving with competitiveness and empowered by faster and more compliant decisions.

Are you attending MoneyConf 2018?

We’ll be exhibiting on June 13th at booth G-101. Stop by and say «hi!», we’ll be happy to share a demo with you 🙂

If the Portuguese are actively fighting the paralysis-by-analysis phenomena and on their process of digital transformation into the Financial Industry 4.0, why shouldn’t you be doing the same for your Organization?

Not attending, but in Dublin?

Wish to learn more about SMART GOVERNANCE and explore it’s capabilities? Request your meeting while we’re in Dublin, Ireland from June 11th to the 14th.


SMART GOVERNANCE is the most complete enterprise governance management solution for decision-making ecosystems, supporting your chain of command decision-making processes, including power of authority conditional rules, and multiple board, committee, council and assembly meetings, allowing for greater agility in the decision-making process while eliminating the physical paper clutter (or the email nightmare) and its logistics, time and resource consumption.

Additionally, SMART GOVERNANCE also supports multi-organizational/conglomerate scenarios.

Last but not least, because corporate governance is not agenda management.

Smart Governance, Recruitment

Expanding the team, we’re hiring: Mobile Apps Developer

iOS, Android and Windows Mobile Apps Developer

Our Product Group team is growing and we’re hiring for our Lisbon, Portugal office.

Smart Governance is the most complete enterprise solution for decision-making ecosystems, supporting hierarchical decision-making processes and multiple board, committee, council and assembly meetings, allowing for greater agility in the decision-making process while eliminating the physical paper clutter and its logistics, time and resource consumption.
You can learn more about Smart Governance on its website.

The Mobile App Developer is responsible for participating in the brainstorming process to identify the best user experience and user story, correctly plan and technically implement mobile application development by writing high performing source code, while coping with environmental adversities by using concepts like lazy loading and other UX workarounds to implement the desired client-side user experience and how the application looks, behaves and works.

This person job is to work solo or in team to develop competitive and performant code and visual elements that provides quality with the best modern user experience – contributing with wit, craftsmanship, design and engineering skills to augment and continuously evolve our SMART GOVERNANCE.


  • Work in a debt-free, solid, Founder lead company;
  • Relaxed & informal office environment;
  • Tech culture, as geek as it can get;
  • Direct contact with senior team;
  • Participation in Microsoft early-adoption programs;
  • Being part of an international strategy;
  • Directly influence the product roadmap;
  • Access to Microsoft Band2, Raspberry Pi3 and LattePanda kits.

Skills and know-how requirements

  • Proficient competencies in developing native mobile applications (iOS, Android, Windows)
  • Good understanding of the Xamarin Platform (Ionic and other platforms are a plus)
  • Very good understanding of C#, T-SQL
  • Good understanding of how to implement online and offline scenarios
  • Good understanding of Schema less databases
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Proficient understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  • Good understanding of AngularJS, KnockoutJS and ReactJS
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as GIT and Team Foundation Services
  • Fair understanding of Microsoft cloud offering (Azure, Office 365)

The Mobile Apps Developer should also be able to communicate on the following languages:

  • Portuguese and English speaking and writing and good communication skills.

Interested? Write us on how you believe you can contribute and don’t forget to attach your CV:

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City of Porto: thanks for your trust for more than a decade

For 10 years the City of Porto has been using Smart Governance, from its very earliest version, evolving with our product.

We’re thankful for your business and trust and we’re happy that we’ve been contributing and positively impacting your leadership and governance practices.

Happy Council Meetings and Godspeed on those approval processes!

From our entire team: thank you for your trust.

Recruitment, Smart Governance

Expanding the team, we’re hiring: Software Developer

We’ve been going strong for almost 18 years now, focused on our growth and working on accomplishing our product and international strategy.

With this said, we’re hiring for our Lisbon, Portugal office.

The perks of working in our team go from joining a debt-free, solid company, with a relaxed & informal office environment, with direct contact with its senior team and the capability to directly influence the product roadmap. Also, we do have Raspberry Pi and LattePanda kits available in-house. Tech culture is important in our office, and we can get as geek as one can be.

In case you didn’t knew already, a Software Developer makes software for the world to use. This includes researching, designing, coding, implementing, and testing software. A Software Developer will likely take part in design, implementing proof of concepts, computer programming and participate on the management of the projects to see them to fruition.

If you’ve seen the tv show The IT Crowd, we are looking for someone who codes like Maurice Moss (with or without women slacks) and easy-going like Roy Trenneman.

Mandatory Must-Knows:

The Software Developer should be capable of debugging, fixing, testing and writing new code on the following languages:

  • C#/ASP.NET and SQL;
  • HTML5CSS and JavaScript.

Also, we need to be able to fluently communicate with you in Portuguese and English, so speaking and writing in these tongues and having good communication skills is important.

Interested? Just apply by sending us an email introducing yourself and including your CV as attachment to recruiting at

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Typical work activities and responsibilities of the Software Developer

Responsibilities and tasks vary from project to project, but overall the Software Developer may typically be involved in:

  • designing software development strategies, procedures and methods;
  • planarchitectdevelop and implement software;
  • respond to software faults;
  • diagnosing and troubleshooting breakdown problems;
  • reacting fast to incidents and be prepared to do some serious duct-tape programming to save the day;
  • fitting new custom development code and making sure software is working correctly;
  • carrying out quality inspections on environments;
  • liaising with client departments, customers, other suppliers and other engineering and production colleagues;
  • developing tools, scripts, software applications to expedite projects implementation;
  • dealing with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs;
  • improving production environments’ security and reliability policies and procedures;
  • working with specialist equipment and software – as geek as it gets;
  • writing development strategies to help with faster time-to-market implementations and commissioning guidelines;
  • ensuring there is continuous cover of the software and production environments in case of breakdowns;
  • actively contribute to influence and evolve the software product roadmap;
  • actively contribute to customer satisfaction and positive perception of return of investment.
Events, Smart Governance

We’ll be in New Orleans for Collision Conf

We’ll be in New Orleans to exhibit Smart Governance at Collision Conf from April 30th to May 3rd 2018.
Reach out and explore an in-person demo while we’re in town! 🙂

Request your in-person demo now.

SMART GOVERNANCE is the most complete enterprise solution for decision-making ecosystems, supporting hierarchical decision-making processes and multiple board, committee, council and assembly meetings.

Smart Governance

Best. Year. Ever. Again… and Again.

2017 was hard work. It really was. We gave our best.

We’ve visited 50 cities.
We’ve flown more than 300 000 miles.
We’ve grown our team by 60%.
We’ve enrolled more Partners than the year before.
We’ve been crazy about innovation.
We’ve brainstormed 7 times out of 5 working days per week.
We’ve achieved more product releases than the year before.
We’ve deployed more Smart Governance than ever before.
…and by doing so, we’ve continued to impact the lives of even more people than the year before.

Yes, we’ve been busy, we’ve been active, we’ve been passionate and serious about breaking our personal and collective records.
We’re humbled by all your support. We’re humbled and thankful that you’ve been there for us, that you believed in our hard work and ideas.
We’re humbled and thankful that you chose to be part of the Smart Governance family.

2016 had been our best year ever. Had been.

2017 is now our best year ever.

Bring it on 2018.

Happy New Year!

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The 4th Industrial Revolution and SharePoint: PERFECT TOGETHER

Even Bill is Trying to Find His Way Around the 4th Industrial Revolution

In a recent interview with “WSJ. Magazine”, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates said the company’s quantum-computing project is “the one part of Microsoft where they put up slides that I truly do not understand.

Even Bill Gates is challenged to cope with the 4th Industrial Revolution’s pace of change.

If you still think of your company as a pipeline (think 3 row battlefield formation) instead of a change empowered company (think guerilla warfare), then your decision-making process probably reflects the same. If you cannot collaborate with agility, obtain input from the several stakeholders and get proposals in a timely manner to the management team so decisions can be achieved while they’re still relevant, then close up your laptop and go back to using an abacus to calculate how long you have until you’re unemployed.

Let that sink in – Borders, Xerox, Kodak…

Your Organization cannot tolerate slow decision-making processes and be out maneuvered.

Enable Change Adaptability and Organizational Resilience

The hurdles to change are challenging – compliance, regulatory and legal pressure, internal resistance to change, and the established culture.

On the other hand, the internal hierarchical structures, checks and balances and corporate governance bodies are there for a reason. These won’t go away – thankfully.

In the past decisions were binary, be a “1” or a “0”; automation verses manual data processing. In the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution and quantum computing brings a parallel choice: be a “1” or be a “0” or a “1 AND a 0”.

mikeLamond“Decisions including quantum, cognitive, and machine learning computing will have long-term lasting impact“

 said Mike Lamond, President Advisory Innovation Group and a Smart Governance partner.

New tools need to be added to the Management Toolbox to make decisions to invest in “Qubits” and not just bricks and mortar.

You can’t really run from what’s coming. You need to face it. You need to handle it. And you need to survive it.

Your Organization needs to be nimbler making decisions, embracing change and adapting to a fast paced and fluid reality. This is only possible if your Organization’s central nervous system, it’s decision-making process, is more agile, collaborative, adaptable, accountable while remaining compliant.

This is only possible if your governance practice is Industry 4.0 enabled.

And this is within your reach.

Do Governance in a Smart Way

SMART GOVERNANCE is a software product, developed by CAVEDIGITAL, which renders entire decision-making ecosystems paperless and agile on Microsoft SharePoint.

Out-of-box, this includes all hierarchical decision-making processes and the corporate governance processes (committee meetings, leadership team meetings, board of directors meetings, and other corporate governance meetings) – all in one streamlined process, and on a single platform. When proposals receive a decision, these can then be forwarded for execution to the relevant stakeholders in the organization.

Additionally, multi-organizational decision-making processes are also supported (e.g.: parent company and subsidiaries, city council and city agencies, ministry and government agencies, etc.).

SMART GOVERNANCE enables organizations to implement best of breed practices in their decision-making processes, while empowering with collaboration and still being able to handle a high volume of complex hierarchical and corporate governance structures.

Achieving transparency, compliance, auditability and accountability is key so these organizations are not opaque to their Leadership Teams, who gain access in real time to information and agile cross-organization processes.

So Bill or anyone else, please contact us to learn how to make sure your 4th Industrial Revolution organization isn’t lined up in the field like sitting ducks but is positioned to attack from the hedge rows.

If you’d like to learn more about SMART GOVERNANCE and explore it’s capabilities, reach out to us to schedule an in-person presentation and demonstration while attending European SharePoint Conference in Dublin, from November 13th to 16th, 2017. We’ll also be in Chicago for SharePoint Fest from December 5th to 8th, 2017.

For a quick product overview, please refer to this short video presentation:

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