Author: Renato Cruz Sogueco

Weaving Great Technologies into a Tight Budget

Continuing the need to share frugal Information Technology practices during a down economy, I recruited my friend Jim Cooke, Vice President, of Network Media Partners to help share great, free open source resources, inexpensive cloud productivity tools and the concept of recycling hardware at this session at the 2010 ASAE Annual Meeting. Handout: Weaving Great Technology Handout Slides: Weaving_Great_Technology Attachments Weaving Great Technology Handout (182 kB)Weaving_Great_Technology (1002...

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Engage Your Members Using Mobile Devices

Mobile is truly the next technology opportunity for associations to create value for members as a communications tool, selling platform, events reference and more — the problem is, most associations don’t realize it. In this session at the 2010 ASAE Annual Meeting, I recruited Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation LLC and Joe Romeniecki of ASAE, friends who share the vision of this promise, to help convince our peers of the mobile value proposition. Slides: MobileSlides Handout: ASAE Mobile Vendor Resources Handout Attachments MobileSlides (735 kB)ASAE Mobile Vendor Resources Handout (161...

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Smartphones, Smart Shoppers, Smart Florist?

Florists often ask me: what’s the next big technology “thing.” I simply dig into my pocket and pull out my iPhone and search for “florist” in the Google app. No need to put a city or state, simply “florist.” In a few seconds, my smartphone — which knows exactly where I am thanks to GPS, delivers a result for 4-5 local shops. “Whoa,” is the usual reaction. Although my particular device du jour was an iPhone, same thing happens on the millions of iPads, Androids and Blackberries on the market today. And these devices will only grow in number. Is your business ready? We share a few strategies to get you up to speed with the massive smartphone trend. Click here to download the Floral Management June 2010 Technology Feature Attachments FMJune10Feature (755...

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Leveraging Your Existing Technology for Greater Success

2008 was a lean year for associations which of course reflected the economic downturn in the U.S., so 2009 was a time where associations did their best of tighten their belts. My friend Wes Trochlil of Effective Database Management and I decided to develop a session on how associations could do this with a program at the 2009 ASAE Annual Meeting called Leveraging Your Existing Technology for Greater Success. We invited our mutual friend C. David Gammel, CAE, of High Context Consulting, LLC to present with us. Slides: ASAE 2009 Technology Presentation with VIDEO Attachments ASAE 2009 Technology Presentation with...

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Introduction

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Hello! I'm Renato and serve as lead educator for new technology, business and consumer trends, and digital marketing strategy at the Floriology Institute. This is one of my primary roles as the Vice President of Digital Strategy and Education at BloomNet, a premier florist services company. Prior, I served the as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Society of American Florists (SAF), the floral industry's trade organization.

I evangelize technology benefits and best practices through a regular column in Floriology magazine, presentations at floral industry events, share insights on social media and chat (yes, on the phone) with BloomNet members to help solve their challenges.

asae DELP programI served as an active volunteer for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) where I chaired the ASAE Technology Council, was a founding member of the Young Professionals Committee and continue to be active as a Diversity Executive Leadership Scholar (DELP).

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