Every year at PowWOW, Passageways hosts the Besties, where customers share innovative uses for their portal solution that improve collaborative efforts and end-user productivity to drive increased value and return. We love the opportunity to share the stage each year so everyone can witness a bit of the transformations our amazing customers inspire.
Anne Wertz Deno, OnSemble’s Product Manager, delivered the OnSemble keynote that focused on the theme of opportunities. In the past year, OnSemble’s mission has been to create a more useable and more stable experience. A year of breakthroughs, of customer driven innovation and long waited updates. These opportunities are what have allowed us to gain knowledge, not only of our products, but our customers’ needs as well. These experiences are essential to where we are today.
David Alder, Director of Product Management for OnBoard, delivered the OnBoard keynote that focused on innovative features and an expanded suite of devices. He began with a look back, to give insight into how OnBoard has changed in the past year. Those changes were user driven, substantive additions to the product.
Passageways Luminaries are the movers and shakers, our early adopters, innovators, those who blaze trails and continue to light the path. The Luminary Award is our way to recognize and honor the contributors who have made a huge impact to the whole Passageways Community.
This year we honored several luminaries and recognized their contributions that light the path for others.
Well that’s a wrap on PowWOW 2016. Chicago was absolutely amazing, and we were greeted by great weather – not a guarantee in May – and more importantly, great people. We did things a bit differently this year, devoting the day and a half to the conference, and ending with University. But we still did what we have always done: we learned, gathered feedback, networked, gave awards to our always wonderful customers, and explored our host city. You can see the entire Facebook Album Here. Now, here’s a quick rundown of PowWOW 2016 main conference.
Being completely prepared for your meetings is key to success. The most effective meetings encourage quality engagement. A well composed agenda and a streamlined distribution process for materials is essential. In our eBook How The Best Boards Do It, we surveyed best practices across every stage of the meeting cycle. And while each stage is vital to achieving significant value from your board, the day of your meeting is where everything hinges. It’s the day when decisions are made that steer the ship of your company. To make the most out of your next meeting, here’s 5 tips from board meeting veterans that will ensure you get off on the right foot.
Happy Earth Day everyone!
Passageways’ commitment to creating a more sustainable world goes back to our earliest days. When OnBoard was released we knew that it would have an impact on our small blue home. We just didn’t know how big that impact would be. So we thought on this Earth Day we would take a look at the full impact OnBoard has had on our planet.
Here’s the upshot: OnBoard has saved an extraordinary 25,000,000 trees worth of paper.
Lafayette, IN, April 13, 2016 – Passageways announced that sales of its OnBoard board portal solution tripled year-over-year in Q1 2016, continuing the explosive growth started with its release in 2014. Buoyed by growing demand in the wake of high profile digital threats, corporations increased their investment in a secure platform for their board’s communications.
It’s being widely reported that Disney’s board has thrown a carefully choreographed succession plan into chaos with the ouster of the companies chief operation office, Thomas Staggs. Staggs became the Company’s second-in-command in 2015 and his sudden departure throws the entertainment conglomerates succession plans into disarray.
“Communication is The Heart of Success for an Organization.” A Conversation with Our Community Credit Union
Bert Fisher, the CEO of Our Community Credit Union (OCCU), heads a credit union headquartered in Shelton, Washington with over 90 employees. In 2007 OCCU became a member of the Passageways family, and in 2010, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include all residents in the state of Washington. Matt Maxwell, Passageways Director of Business Development, had the opportunity to speak with Bert as well as Mark Nault, Director of Staff Development at OCCU. They recently relaunched their OnSemble Employee Intranet portal and revealed three ways OCCU has driven sustainable growth and enabled staff and middle management to step up to a new level: