Momentum 2018: Day 2 Recap
Last week at Momentum 2018, we unveiled our expanded company vision, centered on our System of Agreement strategy. Attendees from around the globe continued to discover all that’s possible with DocuSign. So, let’s take a look back on the second and final day.
Breakout Sessions + The Dome
The second half of our breakout sessions kicked off this morning with an agenda focused on three key tracks: Business Acceleration, Product Power, and Developer Reverb. The breakouts featured DocuSign experts, customers, and partners who shared first-hand knowledge on their own successful DocuSign use cases and their strategy for leveraging the power of the DocuSign System of Agreement platform.
Attendees also flocked to The Dome partner and technology experience for hands-on learning experiences, live demos, and business advice attuned to their company’s specific needs and goals. Experts from Nintex, Intelledox, Seal Software, eOriginal and others stood by at our customer success booths to show attendees how to leverage product integrations, while DocuSign employees answered questions on product features such as Bulk Send, Comments, Payments and more.
Keynote Lunch: “Optimism Can Take You Anywhere”
Led by Bert Jacobs, CEO and co-founder of Life is Good, the Keynote Lunch focused on the power of optimism in business and life. “If you’re seeking work-life balance, it means that work counters your life,” said Jacobs. "You should be bringing your ideals and values and things that you love to work every day.”
Jacobs went on to tell the story of Life is Good — from a struggling tee-shirt company started with just $78 — to a $100million positive lifestyle brand whose core mission is to spread “rational optimism” — which differs from blind positivity. Rather, Life is Good describes their philosophy as a “strategy for approaching life. Optimism empowers us to explore the world with open arms and an eye towards solutions, progress, and growth.”
10% of all Life is Good proceeds also go to helping prevent adverse experiences for children, such as abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction. Jacobs closed the keynote by announcing that attendees could receive a special tee-shirt that is not for sale on their website and can only be obtained through donations to help better the lives of children. The tee-shirt reads, “Takers eat well. Givers sleep well.” 100 percent of all donations made will go to philanthropic causes. We are delighted to announce that DocuSign will be matching all donations made during Momentum. It was revealed later in the afternoon that Momentum attendees raised $40,000 for Life is Good — and that Scott Olrich, DocuSign CMO, would also be matching these donations.
Learn more about Life is Good’s mission to improve the world through optimism.
Closing Keynote: “Living our Values – Innovation in Action”
Momentum 2018 wrapped upwith one of the most anticipated events of the entire conference: the closing keynote, which featured education nonprofit and Hack-for-Good partner City Year. For thirty years, City Year has been supporting the academic and social-emotional development of students in high-need communities across the U.S. by providing them with tutors, mentors, and role models.
DocuSign CEO Dan Springer took to the stage first to welcome Golden State Warriors’ Javale McGee, and announce DocuSign’s involvement in the “2018 Water for Life” charity softball game.
Springer was followed by DocuSign VP of Developer Programs and Evangelism, Marie Huwe, who welcomed Google Head of Global Technology Partners at Google, Dr. Nan Boden, andSalesforce VP of Product Management Heather Conklin. The three shared their joint successes and integrations, before introducing the Momentum 2018 Hackathon Winners.
- Hack for Good Winner ($3,000 cash): Zahidul Islam of Team City Year 123
- Better Together: DocuSign and Salesforce Winner ($1,500 cash): Derrick Johnson of Team City Year Play
- Best of Show Winner ($2,500 cash): Peter Ma of Team Accessibility Signing for the Vision-Impaired
Huwe then welcomed City Year, the Hack-for-Good beneficiary and partner. Three student success coaches from City Year took to the stage next to share their stories of tutoring and mentoring three students — Glenn, Armando, and Ashanae. “After eight months of working together, Glenn has grown so much. He went from failing to getting all As, Bs, and just one C. I know Glenn would reach his goal, which is to go to college and become an engineer,” said one City Year member.
“Armando developed a routine,” said another, “He was no longer failing English. Just a few weeks ago, I saw Ashanae apologise and resolve a conflict with her friend. I was very proud she could express herself in constructive ways.”
City Year CEO Michael Brown sat down with Marie Huwe next to elaborate on the organisation’s mission: “Today there are ten million children living in high-concentrated inter-generational poverty. Because of their circumstances, they are dealing with all kinds of traumatic incidents. That’s where City Year comes in. We want to ensure the majority of them get to the tenth-grade on-time and on-track.”
Marie Huwe then revealed the DocuSign Hack-for-Good winners Team City Year 1-2-3, who created an app that provides digital and integrated parental permissions systems. Springer then closed out the day by announcing that DocuSign would be making a $10,000 donation to City Year–an incredibly worthy cause.