A few years ago, as the term “corporate governance” became more widely used, auditors added corporate governance to their services, with an initial focus on the Audit Committee and the financials and internal controls. Now it is widespread that some auditors have corporate governance consulting divisions that include corporate governance services. Management consultants started calling their services related to compliance and management processes corporate governance consulting, primarily to management. Executive search firms began adding corporate governance services within the last few years, now many include board evaluations in addition to conducting director searches.
Passageways, a global provider of secure, intuitive collaboration solutions, announced the expansion of their OnBoard board portal ecosystem to include apps for iPhones and Windows Surface tablets. The new apps join OnBoard’s dedicated iPad app that thousands of directors around the world already use to prepare for board and committee meetings.
Passageways and Microsoft have deepened their global partnership by launching OnBoard board management software on the Windows Store. OnBoard makes board of director meetings easy, efficient, compliant, and secure.
Working in partnership with Microsoft, OnBoard is the only board portal specifically designed to take full advantage of Windows and Microsoft Surface tablets. OnBoard stands alone as a board meeting solution that seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Office, driving productivity with familiar Office tools our customers already use.
We thrilled to announce that Passageways has won June 2016 Small Business of the Month Award from Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce! From our first headquarters in the Purdue Research Park to our offices today in downtown Lafayette, Passageways has been deeply committed to our community. We recognize that it’s only together that we can make a difference.
Passageways Co-Founder and CEO, Paroon Chadha, accepted the award and delivered the following remarks:
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.