Yesterday was incredible. We celebrated the energy that comes from getting together with more than one thousand users from all over the world. FUSION is a great annual reunion, and I love rekindling so many contacts. Part of the event’s magic is that we are able to connect across all the different sectors we serve.
The mood is terrifically positive. FUSION has become fundamental to the health and energy of Desire2Learn. We come out of this event pumped about the future. It re-sparks the fire within me and all of the Desire2Learn staff. It provides the motivation that drives us every day.
We are not just developing technology and providing it to support millions of users. We are building friendships and relationships with our clients.
A highlight from our first day was getting on stage with my colleagues and presenting a vision of where we are going as a company. We talked about the products and where they are heading, and our clients told us that we are on the right track.
It’s important to note that FUSION is basically organized by our users. They decide what is discussed. To be sure, it couldn’t be done without having 160 of our staff on site helping to co-ordinate, run meetings, and support our client base. We put a tremendous amount of energy into making sure the event goes well. We have great graphics designers, animators, web developers, people putting together the wonderful mobile apps, and all the others that help make this happen. I am deeply appreciative of the hard work and creativity of the Desire2Learn team.
After a full day of brainstorming and discussion, last night we had a fun social event, where many of us were reminded how tricky playing billiards can be and just how heavy 10-pin bowling balls really are.
Here is what I am looking forward to today: I want to get into more of the sessions, listen to what our clients’ present, gain an understanding of where they see the technology going, listen to our advisory boards and dive into their priorities. It will be a day about engaging, connecting, being inspired and making sure that what we are doing will meet our users’ aspirations.