Reminiscences from EDUCAUSE 2014, Orlando, FL

Last week we travelled to Orlando, FL for the EDUCAUSE 2014, an annual conference that bridges the worlds of Higher Education and IT together.

We’re really thankful. Every single person we’ve met engaged on a meaningful and constructive conversation with our team, and for that we are very grateful.

It was really beneficial to meet with so much Deans, Provosts, Vice-Provosts, Board Members and CIOs from so many Higher Education Institutions and to be able to show and demonstrate our smart governance product, Board Meeting Enterprise, and get good, constructive feedback.

It was especially satisfying to hear over and over again these words:

«there’s nothing like this».

We cannot help but feel good about it.

Just wait for what we’re cooking next 😉


EDUCAUSE 2014, Orlando, FL, U.S.A.: Smart Governance for Higher Education Institutions

In a few hours we’ll be leaving to Orlando, FL, for EDUCAUSE 2014, to share our thoughts on Smart Governance in Higher Ed, and our contribution with our Board Meeting Enterprise.

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference presents a robust, community-generated program that explores today’s toughest IT issues facing higher education.

Higher Ed. RollupIf you’re curious about how we can help Smart Governance adoption with Board Meeting Enterprise on your Higher Education Institution, drop by the Startup Alley – we’ll be fairly easy to spot thanks to our blue Board Meeting rollup.

For you, we’ll have case studies, presentation, demo of our product, a lot of stories from the field and direct contact with the people who define our product roadmap.

blog-bmSurface3ProposalLast but not least, a limited deal opportunity only available for the attendees of EDUCAUSE 2014… Curious?

When the event is finished, we’ll head to Miami for meetings, meetings, meetings – that we also look forward to. If you’re interested in meeting, we still have a few slots available on Friday the 3rd/October.

See you in Florida!


Food for thought

Daring to re-think Governance practices?

Modern decision makingAn institution that drowns on lengthy workflows, that is slow to decide and that struggles on constant reaction, has its culture and competitiveness degraded over time and is working very hard in becoming defunct.

The perpetuation of last centuries practices on decision making is vicious in the form of the energy and resources that these workflows consume on a nowadays hyper-demanding World.
It hurts competitiveness and, throughout the Organization hierarchical ranks, ravages people’s energy in tasks that are rapidly rendered pointless on a very short term.

Trying to masquerade improvement by only addressing agenda management isn’t enough.

A deeper change is in order and it should always start at the top and aim at covering the end-to-end.