Swae Partners With IdentityNORTH to Co-Create Their Virtual Summit

Swae Partners With IdentityNORTH to Co-Create Their Virtual Summit

How Swae is helping IdentityNORTH adapt their conference experience to a virtual summit due to the Covid-19 crisis

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Over the past month, we’ve had the good fortune of meeting Krista Pawley and the incredible team from Imperative Impact, which is a high-touch advisory firm specializing in helping organizations design great cultures and stronger brands.

Imperative Impact designs and produces IdentityNORTH — a series of events and a community of innovators at the epicenter of digital identity and the digital economy of Canada. Leaders, companies, and big thinkers come together to in IdentityNORTH conferences to share and learn about the innovations that are shaping Canada’s digital future.

Their events touch on topics such as:

  • Digital ID & Authentication
  • Identity & Access Management (IAM) and Consumer Identity (CIAM)
  • The Digital Economy
  • Digital Transformation
  • Blockchain Tech
  • The “Internet of Things”
  • Emerging Standards and Technology
  • And many others…

    How Swae is helping IdentityNORTH adapt their conference experience to a virtual one due to the COVID-19 crisis

    This year, due to the risks and restrictions placed around large gatherings due to the COVID-19 crisis, IdentityNORTH has changed the flagship in-person summit into an entirely virtual experience.

    To ensure an equally positive and high-value experience for their participants online, IdentityNORTH partnered with Swae to bring the conference participants a pre-conference ideation and collaboration tool to help empower their virtual summit.

     

    How Swae will be utilized for the virtual summit

     

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    In the weeks leading up to the conference as attendees register, they are invited to participate in co-creating the agenda for a portion of the conference, allowing the agenda to accurately reflect the attendee’s interests and learning goals.

    Using the Swae platform, attendees submit proposals for the “UnConference” portion of the event, sharing their big ideas for collaboration on the platform with other attendees. Together they will be able to select and join in on the conversation to vote for the ideas that interest them the most. The agenda ideas that gain the most crowdsourced comments, critical feedback, and votes by attendees are reviewed by the IdentityNORTH executive team and finalized based on a transparent set of criteria and metrics.

    The successful ideas and topics that are chosen and approved on the platform are turned into breakout sessions, essentially allowing the audience to dictate the content for the second day of the conference.

    The Swae platform allows conference organizers like IdentityNORTH to effortlessly gather ideas from the community to co-create the content while allowing attendees to have the ability to directly impact and shape the agenda. Rather than the typical one-directional survey, participants will be utilizing Swae to co-create ideas while allowing communities and groups to crowdsource ideas and make inclusive decisions seamless.

    The conference will take place from June 17–18, 2020, and all of us here at Swae are very excited about this partnership and the potential of supporting other conference organizers like IdentityNORTH. This is a huge opportunity to offer more inclusive experiences for attendees and conference organizers alike.

      

     

    Here’s how this all comes together: 

    If you desire to co-create your conference in the same way, click below and let us know more about you to set up a conversation with the Swae team!

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    A Digital-First Mindset is Now Required

    A Digital-First Mindset is Now Required

    Organizations Must Adapt to the Need for Remote Decision-Making and Holding Annual General Meetings During and After the COVID-19 Crisis
    The Annual General Meeting (AGM) season is fast-approaching and with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it has left many companies wondering how to approach their upcoming AGMs and asking questions like:
    How do we make this 100% virtual and safe for our shareholders?
    How do we meet our legal obligation to ensure we’re compliant of bylaws?
    How can we make this digital transition as painless as possible and ensure we can trust the platform that we choose?
    How do we make this 100% inclusive and accessible if it’s online?
    How do we do this quickly and without a large investment?

    Leadership is now required to change their approach to the digital frontier, and now more than ever people need the right tools, platforms, and safe environments to make high-quality collective decisions about many things that remain uncertain.

    Due to the growing travel concerns and social distancing requirements in place for most of the globe, physical in-person meetings for AGMs cannot happen. Regulating authorities have issued guidelines and measures to deal with the COVID-19 crisis and now companies must seek the right technologies to address these concerns.

    THE ANSWER:  DIGITAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS (AGMs)

    Swae’s team has responded quickly to this need by creating a Digital Annual General Meetings (AGMs) product that provides a safe, secure, accurate, and transparent environment allowing every critical shareholder to attend.

    The major advantages of holding a virtual AGM:

    1. Every shareholder gets a voice in a safe and secure environment
    2. Companies can say goodbye to paper
    3. The transparent nature of the digital AGM allows for a more inclusive meeting and more stakeholders to have a voice
    4. Allows for an online voting system with data received in real-time
    5. During a time of any crisis, all persons involved can participate from the safety of their own homes
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    Launching Swae for Digital Annual General Meetings

    Thankfully, virtual meetings have been increasing in popularity and growing numbers of companies and organizations have adopted this online-only or online-hybrid method of communicating with their stakeholders or shareholders.

    In recent years, high-profile companies such as Comcast, Intel, Starbucks, Paypal, and Hewlett Packard having held virtual-only AGMs. Even Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU), a Delaware company based in Vancouver, conducted its AGM completely virtually, leading to local media coverage and a debate over the use of virtual AGMs.

    Given the time we live in, we expect to see similar acceptance of the online forum among most Canadian companies and organizations.

    Making the switch after years of traditional annual meetings doesn’t need to be stress-inducing, but involves a change of mindset, adoption of new technologies and processes.

    Making the switch with Swae’s new digital AGM product can make it easier than one would imagine.

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    Swae Selected Amongst Elite Startups to Win the Walton Family SCALE Challenge

    Swae Selected Amongst Elite Startups to Win the Walton Family SCALE Challenge

    Judges Selected Swae as one of 25 winners (amongst hundreds of applicants) competing for the Walton Family Foundation and The Center for Advancing Innovation’s 2020 Scale Challenge

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    Last week, Swae was selected as one of 25 winners of The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) International SCALE — Supply Chain and Logistics Enterprises — Challenge

    Supported by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, SCALE is an open innovation contest to innovate the supply chain and logistics industry sector by launching 20+ high-tech startups advancing breakthrough inventions in advanced materials, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous vehicles, drones, robotics, 3D printing, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality. CAI and a 15-member committee of industry experts and investors selected the 25 inventions amongst several hundred applicants.

    The SCALE Challenge was orchestrated by CAI, a 501(c)3 non-profit that launched 300+ startups since 2014. CAI partners with 120+ research institutes — including the National Institutes of Health, NASA, universities, and hospitals that cumulatively have more than 175,000 inventions combined.

    The category of the win was in Innovation Excellence, and Swae was amongst other startups like Demeter (automated disease detection in crops using drones and deep learning), AmorSui (smart antimicrobial workwear to help hospitals prevent infections using IoT enabled garments), and many more startups that could be absolute game-changers in the world.

    “We’re thrilled to be selected amongst 25 other resilient founders, who are not letting COVID-19 or other existential issues detract them from bringing their solutions to the world. We feel really fortunate to have benefitted from this challenge and the high-quality programming and stewardship provided by Rosemarie Truman and Codie Locke from the CAI. Without them, such realities would not exist and startups like us would certainly not get these kinds of transformative opportunities,” says CEO, Soushiant Zanganehpour.

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    Swae is not specifically meant to disrupt supply chains necessarily, but the impact that our solutions have on larger organizational decision making are transformative. The possibility of bringing Swae’s solutions to an organization like Walmart can have unknown positive impacts and can be remarkable use cases for us and them.

    “While SCALE is the largest challenge CAI has ever orchestrated, the Challenge is a first of a kind in two important dimensions. First, it’s one where CAI systematically joined high-tech startup teams with entrepreneurs to cultivate the ‘art spirit.’ Second, SCALE represents the most significant challenge to disrupt supply chains across multiple dimensions, the food supply chain, fashion supply chain and more.” 

    Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO

    Center for Advancing Innovation

    Winners of the challenge are put forward to pitch to a hand-selected group of investors for early-stage funding at an exclusive, invite-only Investor Forum, planned for September 2020.

    To learn more about the SCALE challenge, please click here. To see the list of winners including Swae and the other elite, gamechanger startups, please click here.

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    Swae & MSF Canada Renew Partnership to Launch First Digital AGM

    Swae & MSF Canada Renew Partnership to Launch First Digital AGM

    Swae helps Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada rapidly adapt to remote decision-making by digitizing their AGM during the Covid-19 Crisis

    The COVID-19 Crisis is requiring companies and their leaders to rethink and prioritize their digital infrastructure and speed up plans for digitization. The need to empower internal and external stakeholder collaboration and communication in a virtual environment is likely here to stay. From team coordination, alignment, consensus building, strategic formation, governance and policy-making, our physical decision-making processes need to adapt to a world where much more must happen online.

    To answer to evolving market demands, Swae has developed a suite of new products to serve the remote and digital-first reality. Swae’s new products build off the existing core technology platform to further enhance safe, secure, and easy-to-implement online-only methods of communicating and collaborating. These new products include Digital Policy Making, <, and Remote Team Decision-Making tools While we have had many clients use Swae’s core platform so far, including Etihad Airways, The Ministry of Innovation and Labour at the City of Juarez, Mexico, and Bosch, the digital AGM version of Swae is a first use case for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) who will utilize it to for their upcoming virtual Motions and Recommendations General Assembly in June 2020.

    In 2019, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders initially partnered with Swae to hold a more digitally friendly, inclusive, and efficient motions and recommendations review process using the first version of Swae’s platform. In light of the Covid-19 crisis and building off of last year’s positive experience, earlier this year the Canadian section of MSF renewed the partnership and contract with Swae to create MSF’s first virtual Motions and Recommendations General Assembly in 2020 using Swae’s new Digital AGM product (in combination with other governance tools at their disposal such as videoconferencing, website, etc.).

    Swae’s Digital Annual General Meetings (AGMs) product creates a more safe, secure, accurate, and transparent environment allowing every shareholder to attend.

    “Given the implications of the COVID-19 global crisis, now, more than ever, people need the right tools, platforms, and safe environments to make high-quality collective decisions about a lot of things that remain uncertain. We’re proud to renew our relationship with MSF to pilot our latest product — Swae for AGMs. This product helps organizations create a more inclusive decision-making process, create more transparency, and develop healthy competition for the best solutions. Never has it been more important to ease the tensions and make decisions with utmost buy-in,” said Soushiant Zanganehpour, CEO, Swae

    “We’re very excited to be working with Swae again. This year our AGA will be hosted online and Swae’s platform will ensure that despite the challenges of COVID19, our motions process can go forward smoothly and the voices of our members will continue to be heard,”

    Anne Connelly, Board Member
    Motions and Recommendations Committee, MSF Canada.

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    How Swae can help your organization make the switch?

    Making the switch after years of traditional annual meetings doesn’t need to be stress-inducing, but involves a change of mindset, adoption of new technologies and processes Making the switch with Swae’s new digital AGM product can make it easier than one would imagine. Take a look through our latest resources to help you make a decision:

    Digital AGM Overview Deck: https://docsend.com/view/yrpr5fvxs5uc6v4c
    Public Launch Date: May 15, 2020
    For more information regarding Swae and the Digital AGM use cases, please contact a Swae specialist here

    Adapt Chile announces Swae partnership to transform Chilean Climate Change Law

    Adapt Chile announces Swae partnership to transform Chilean Climate Change Law

    Announcement

    We are proud to announce that from June 2019 through August 2019, Swae’s platform will be leveraged for an important Digital Consultation process engaging the Chilean Network of Municipalities (ChNM) on 6 new pillars of Chilean Climate Change Law. Through a first-of-its-kind initiative, mayors from more than 50 different municipalities across Chile will have the opportunity to provide feedback and further develop Chilean Climate Change Law and engage local civic leaders in policy creation.

    This is a collaborative initiative between SwaeAdapt-Chile, a leading national and international NGO promoting comprehensive actions to encourage climate adaptation policies and strengthening local responses to climate change, and COCOA (‘Crowd Collaboration for Climate Adaptation’), an innovation-driven organization advocating on the use of digital technology to encourage climate action and collaboration towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Deployment and Potential Impact

    The initiative is aimed to improve the governance of subnational governments grouped in the municipality RedMuniCC (Red Chilena de Municipios ante el Cambio Climático) and support the RedMuniCC to collectively create shared positioning about the forthcoming Climate Change Law (CCL). This shared positioning will create an important precedent on how representatives at different levels of the government can contribute to collectively generate inclusive laws in a bottom-up manner. Allowing for open feedback and commenting, as well as fostering debate on the merits of each pillar, the initiative has been designed and set up to enable voices that would not always be heard and channel that feedback safely into more inclusive policy.

    “Swae offers the possibility of bringing together representatives at different geographic locations. Moreover, Swae helps by supporting the collective, transparent, and anonymous discussion of CCL-related ideas among all representatives.”

    – Dr. Iván S. Razo-Zapata, COCOA Collaborative Innovation BV

    A driving purpose of this experiment is to generate an official positioning for the Chilean Climate Change Law. It also helps promote collective contributions to climate-related regulations in a bottom-up manner. Finally, this initiative can improve collective decision-making processes within RedMuniCC.

    Looking Forward

    In order for the consultation to be officially integrated as evidence into the Climate Change Law policy creation process, more than 50% of the members of the municipality must participate. As of early August, we are a few municipalities shy of achieving this important milestone and are optimistic we will surpass the required threshold.

    By leveraging Swae, those participating in the pilot aim to hone and adapt Chilean Climate Change Law, enabling the conditions for more holistic bottom-up policy creation and development. We believe these sorts of innovative approaches are paramount to the government’s ability to design a policy that works for all stakeholders across marginalized and far-reaching geographic regions.

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