How we hit a nerve in the tech community

Simply attending an event like Microsoft Inspire reminds you how incredible it is to be a part of the tech community today. Being on stage at such an event… well that’s a whole other ballgame.

More than 20,000 technology leaders from every conceivable industry attended the Inspire conference in Las Vegas. They came to get a first look at the innovations being created by the best and the brightest in the Microsoft Partner Network. AdvantEdge Analytics was among those invited to demonstrate – an incredible honor, and if I’m being honest, a little intimidating.

Lucky for me, I was joined on stage by one of the leading innovators in the credit union space, BCU, and the credit union’s VP/Chief Data Officer, John Sahagian. BCU has been an incredible partner throughout the development of our platform, helping us understand what it will take to enable business agility from the credit union perspective. The level of data maturity BCU has ushered in at their credit union is leading in the nation.

Aside from overcoming the usual demo jitters, John and I faced another potential hurdle. Because the audience came from such a wide range of industries and backgrounds, we wondered how well they would be able to relate to the credit union industry’s intensely fragmented ecosystem.


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