BoardNews: Spring 2016

Welcome to the Spring edition of our board management newsletter. Today, you'll find an article announcing our Coding contest winner and information on the computer science curriculum being developed for schools nationwide. We've shared recent Company news, including information about powerful BoardDocs LT feature upgrades, and what we're currently reading. Also, meet Emerald Data Solutions' VP of Sales.

Don't miss the BoardDocs team at the 14th Annual eGovLIVE Conference, September 7th - 9th in Atlanta. There, we're thrilled to host featured speaker Reshma Saujani, the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code -- registration details below! The BoardDocs team is busy traveling the US with a full calendar of state conferences, so please check our Upcoming Events to find out when we'll be in your area.

Christen Clegg, BoardNews Editor-in-Chief

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BoardDocs Rolls Out Powerful Feature Upgrades to New LT Subscribers
Now, LT Users Can Utilize Policy Governance and Meeting Minutes Editing at Same Low Price
This April, Emerald Data Solutions released two very compelling feature upgrades for BoardDocs LT users: Policy Development and Publication, and Meeting Minutes Editing. These new features are being delivered at the same low BoardDocs LT price point. Emerald Data Solutions continues to add value to its LT service, making it the best and most comprehensive entry-level solution on the market.
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Atlanta Company Gives $1 Million to Education
Elementary school students in Kingsport, Tenn., will soon have a chance to learn computer coding, thanks to the vision of an Atlanta company. “Every schoolchild needs to learn computer coding as much as he or she needs to learn English,” says Ari Ioannides, president of Emerald Data Solutions. His company backed up that belief to the tune of at least a million dollars, sponsoring a nationwide contest among school districts.
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2016 eGovLIVE Registration is Now OPEN!
The 14th Annual eGovLIVE Conference will take place September 7 - 9 at the
Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Attending eGovLIVE is the very best way to maximize your board management investment. As always, our conference will provide valuable, timely information and the opportunity to network with other governance representatives from across the nation, in a relaxed and informative atmosphere. Plus, we cover registration, breakfast, lunch and extra conference activities for all BoardDocs subscribers. Register Today!

Executive Highlight: Meet Tom Duncan, Vice President of Sales
Tom Duncanbrings to Emerald Data Solutions over 14 years of sales, management and leadership experience. He has worked primarily as a Software as a Service (SaaS) Executive who hires, builds and coaches sales teams. He is a coach first, teaching valuable sales acumen tools and how to sell with integrity through trusting relationships. Prior to joining Emerald Data Solutions, Mr. Duncan was Vice President of Sales at Granicus, a government information technology company that manages legislative content.
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What We're Reading ...
The Maker Movement Isn't Just About Making and Electronics: EdSurge Talks to MIT's Mitch Resnick
Mitchel Resnick knows his making—from a lot of different angles. And he’s not too bought into the whole “electronics and gadgets” side of the maker movement. Resnick has been in this business for more than 30 years, and it’s safe to say that he’s seen the maker movement—and the state of STEM education, in general—go through its phases, its ups and downs.
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