CUNA Technology Council Best of Show Award presented to Wacom

WASHINGTON, DC (May 3, 2017) Wacom, the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions, won CUNA Technology Council’s Best of Show Award at the 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). Presented to the CUNA GAC exhibitor with the most innovative product that has the greatest potential growth impact for credit unions, the prize was awarded to the global company for their electronic signature solution.

“Signatures are a necessary step in just about every transaction, so when we saw how markedly Wacom had simplified the process with their impressive new technology, we saw tremendous possibilities for increased efficiency,” said lead judge Mike Atkin, CIO of Bellco CU. “This is the kind of creativity—and the kind of company—that will push the movement forward.”

Designed to replicate the feel of pen and paper, Wacom’s immersive, versatile display lets users sign, annotate, highlight or mark up documents. The solution easily integrates with core systems so that credit unions can capture and store signatures digitally, saving time, money and space consumed by paper signatures.

To be considered for the Best of Show Award, vendors had to exhibit their products in the CUNA GAC exhibit hall between Sunday, February 27 and Tuesday, March 1. Products had to be compatible with all core processor systems and could be related to any credit union function.

The award was decided on by a panel of credit union technology leaders that included:

  • Lead judge: Mike Atkins, CIO of Bellco CU in Denver
  • Chris Saneda, EVP Technology & Innovation/CIO of Virginia CU in Richmond, Va.
  • Guy Russo, CIO of CommunityAmerica CU, in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Heather Moshier, EVP Information Technology of San Diego County CU in San Diego
  • George Rudolph, SVP Technology and Operations of Alliant CU in Chicago
  • Heather Lally, VP Operations of Alliant CU

“It’s an honor to receive this award, one which we hope will help more credit unions discover the value of electronic signatures,” said Stan Ueno, Sr. Manager of Marketing & Inside Sales Americas for Wacom. “By taking a digital approach to signing, operations move faster and become more manageable, making it easier for credit unions to serve members’ needs.”

For information on next year’s CUNA GAC exhibit hall, stay tuned to

Jason Osterhage, CUNA Councils Executive Committee Chair; Guy Russo, CUNA Technology Council Chair; Michael Dana, Business Development Manager North America, Wacom; Stan Ueno, Sr. Manager of Marketing & Inside Sales Americas, Wacom; and Jill Tomalin, COO, CUNA

About CUNA

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 135 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit To find your nearest credit union, visit

About CUNA Technology Council

The CUNA Technology Council is a member-led organization of credit union technology professionals dedicated to sharing information with its members and promoting the advancement of credit union technology. The CUNA Technology Council is one of seven CUNA Councils, a network of more than 6,900 credit union professionals. For more information, visit

About Wacom

Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727) with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. Wacom’s eSignature solutions are utilized in a variety of application areas in which achieving a digital workflow with high-level security is crucial. For further information about our solutions, please also see


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