The Gamification Corporation – 9/1/2012
The financial services sector is now taking gamification seriously and with the help of True Office, employee compliance training has never been more engaging.
Mashable Business – 8/30/2012
Instead of reading boring documents or watching corporate videos, “training” can now be completed in 15 minutes of gameplay. Employers can measure the progress of players, and the app is compatible with both iOS and Android apps and can be played on any computer hooked up to the web. Training games can also be customized based on a corporation’s needs.
Wall Street & Technology – 8/29/2012
By turning training into a game, you can reinforce what constitutes a model corporate citizen. Gamification is a Trojan horse. It starts out about compliance, but it can do much more than just the minimum compliance that most companies do now.
American Banker – 8/24/2012
“As a CEO, I was frustrated by the courses we would have to put employees through. I saw [compliance training] as a missed opportunity. As a CEO of a firm you want to reaffirm core values, and encourage good corporate citizenship.”
- Cristóbal Conde
SNL Financial – 8/17/2012
In sum, [True Office] is corporate training transformed into a whodunit. “A lot of people thought it was great,” Gary Cormier, director of HR consulting at Harvard University, told SNL Kagan. “Contrast that with two hours of training that might be dreary and boring.” By interacting with the game, the company knows that the employee is active and engaged. In traditional training sessions, employees might not be paying attention. “You have no idea if they’re daydreaming,” Cormier said.
Compliance Week – 8/17/2012
“True Office, a start-up technology company that gamifies regulatory compliance training, has appointed Cristóbal Conde as executive chairman, effective immediately. FinTech Innovation Lab provided a unique opportunity for True Office to test its innovative approach to compliance training with senior leadership at a number of leading financial services firms,” said Maria Gotsch, President and CEO of the New York City Investment Fund.
Institutional Investor – 8/16/2012
Recently, FinTech mentor Cristóbal Conde, formerly CEO of SunGard, a provider of diverse software platforms and services to financial firms, joined the executive ranks of True Office-a move that exemplifies the benefits of the FinTech program.
Thomson Reuters Accelus – 8/15/2012
“The goal should be that everyone instinctively knows how a model business citizen behaves in a global environment,” Conde said. …he has discussed these ideas with other global leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Most of the attendees were frustrated by spending so much time and money on compliance training that just emphasizes minimum standards rather than aspirational goals. But Conde said he was frustrated by the attitude of some CEOs who don’t get the message, saying “they consider compliance training a tax rather than an opportunity”.
True Office – 8/14/2012
Former President and CEO of SunGard Lends Talent to Innovative Gamification Company for Risk and Regulatory Compliance Training
Bloomberg – 8/1/2012
“The banks have not only participated in our development process, they have driven it,” said Adam Sodowick, chief executive officer of True Office, a 1-year-old company that makes mobile games intended to complement compliance training.
Xconomy – 7/30/2012
“Another advantage that True Office offers, Sodowick says, is the ability to measure how well employees are remembering what they’re learning. In four pilot tests the company ran last year, it found that 95 percent of employees better understood their companies’ policies after completing the game”.
Wall Street & Technology – 7/25/2012
“Through its series of data-rich mobile games for the iPad which contain advanced analytics, the start-up hopes to help companies reduce risk and save money while grabbing the ever-shortening attention span of Millennials and other office workers”.
Inc. – 7/19/2012
“The True Office app could become a saving grace for anyone who is sick of being stuck in arduous compliance training sessions”.
New York Observer – 7/18/2012
“That’s not Jamie Dimon,” joked Adam Sodowick, founder and CEO of True Office, as an avatar in his game walked onto the screen. However, Mr. Dimon’s employer, J.P. Morgan, was one of the 12 banks that mentored the FinTech Innovation Lab participants…”
Crains – 7/18/2012
“The competitive three-month program—the six participants were chosen out of 70 applicants—offers a crash course for early and growth-stage tech companies targeting the financial services industry. The companies get to work with banks and mentors to test out and refine their products, and they get entrée to the major financial institutions that are their potential customers”.
Security Technologies Monitor – 7/18/2012
They are the graduates of the 2012 FinTech Innovation Lab, created by the New York City Investment Fund and Accenture; and, nurtured by Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, American Express, Bank of America, Barclays, Capital One, Citigroup, UBS, State Street, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase and a host of venture funds.
Fortune – 5/15/2012
We’re going against PowerPoint and three-ring binders here, he notes. The data and tools True Office provides are sure to set a few hearts in compliance racing.