Smart Governance

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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Also, be sure to follow our adventures on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Smart Governance

Smart Governance @ Microsoft Inspire, Washington, DC

From July 9th to the 14th, Smart Governance executives will be in Washington, DC, attending Microsoft Ignite and sharing digital corporate governance lead practices while in town.

The Microsoft technology stack and ecosystem, and the increasing concerns with the need to modernize and evolve Corporate Governance, positions Smart Governance as the right choice to fix and modernize traditionally heavy hierarchical processes and Corporate Governance structures.

Reduce and control your risks while staying compliant, pursue ubiquity, transparency, security, reputation and confidentiality, and become a true 21st century organization in an effortless way by achieving lean digital decision-making processes with Smart Governance.

Washington, DC, will be our second home this week.
Want to know more? Reach out to and let’s meet while we’re in town!

Recruitment, Smart Governance

Expanding the team, we’re hiring: UX and Front-End Developer

UX and Front-End 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 UX and Front-End Developer is responsible for combining the art of design with the art of programming by brainstorming the best possible user experience for our software, translating that to UI/UX design wireframes and in-turn to actual code and visual elements that 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 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
  • Very good understanding of C#, T-SQL
  • Good understanding of Schema less databases
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • 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 UX and Front-End 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:

Partner Program, Smart Governance

North America micro tour

This time we’re visiting the USA and CANADA.

We’ve been having a great week in Miami, FL, where we’ve been visiting and meeting with.

Having a great week in Miami, FL

Next week we’re heading to San Francisco, CA, where we’ll be participating on Microsoft BUILD 2015 and enjoy some time with Partners 🙂

We’ll be at Microsoft BUILD 2015 and enjoy some time with Partners

After San Francisco, we’ll head to Chicago, IL to spread more word on Smart Governance, this time at Microsoft IGNITE – be sure to stop by Booth 17 and ask for Mariana, Daniel and Pedro 🙂
We’re very excited about this event and the fact that we’ll be networking and sharing stories about our Smart Governance product for SharePoint Server (either on premises or in the cloud as IaaS), that also leverages on Office, Skype for Business and Outlook, with a community of 20 000 strong attendees.

At Microsoft IGNITE, be sure to stop by Booth 17 and ask for Mariana, Daniel and Pedro

After Chicago, we’ll have a quick stop in Toronto, ON for some more visiting and meeting.

We’ll have a quick stop in Toronto, ON

In any of these cities and want to learn more about Smart Governance? Reach out to us, we’re friendly and we’re nice people just trying to change the World 🙂


Smart City Expo World Congress 2014, Barcelona, Spain

Next week we’ll be re-visiting Barcelona for the Smart City Expo – the key meeting point for experts and leaders of the world’s most innovative cities, companies, research centres, universities and international organisations. 🙂

We’ll be on the Microsoft booth, right in the middle of the exposition area. It’ll be a good opportunity to be with friends again and meet a lot of new people and learn and contribute from and to their experiences.

Our contribution to the event will be on Smart Governance, with Board Meeting Enterprise.

We look forward to connecting with you there 🙂


Visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 4th – 6th November 2014

We’ll be traveling to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 4th of November to the 6th of November 2014 to present Board Meeting Cloud (Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Azure) and Board Meeting Enterprise (Windows 8.1, Office, SharePoint Server, Lync, Outlook, SQL Server, Microsoft Azure, On Premises or Private Cloud) at Microsoft Device Day 🙂

Board Meeting Cloud is a self-service agenda management solution with a modern & touch user interface that stores you data geo-redundantly in the Cloud.

Board Meeting Enterprise is an enterprise grade solution that allows the implementation of Smart Governance on large & structured organizations, enabling agility in end-to-end hierarchical decision making workflows (from the hierarchies to the Board), cost cutting while reducing drastically the environmental impact and time consumption on non-value adding tasks. This can be implemented either On Premises, on a Public Cloud Provider or on a Private Cloud Provider.

If you’d like to meet us while we’re there, we still have some slots free for meetings and would very much appreciate that 🙂


Build 2014

[UPDATE 16-01-2014] BUILD 2014 just sold out during the first 24 hours.

We’ll be in San Francisco for the Build 2014.

As part of our continuous early adoption and innovation culture, as developers, we’re excited to be participating again on this event.

If you’ll be attending Build 2014, reach out to us, we’d love to connect in San Francisco.

Let’s change the World, one Board Meeting at a time 🙂