Nasdaq expands Boardvantage board portal into Canada

Source: Nasdaq

Nasdaq Corporate Solutions, a business of Nasdaq Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), announced plans for the expansion of its Boardvantage board portal and leadership collaboration software into Canada through access to two data centers in Ontario.

When the regional data centers open in mid-September, Nasdaq Corporate Solutions will be able to offer Boardvantage clients the same benefit of a local Canadian presence that its Directors Desk® clients already receive. The new data centers will be more effective in serving Nasdaq's growing, Boardvantage client base in Canada. The Canadian data centers are audited against CSAE 3416 Type 2 standards, equivalent to SSAE 16 level II standards in the U.S.

"We are incredibly proud to extend our presence in Canada and to offer corporate clients in the region a platform to improve efficiencies around the governance and collaboration processes," said Stacie Swanstrom, Executive Vice President and Head of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions. “We are committed to improving our clients’ experience by offering solutions that have the potential to enhance their productivity both in the boardroom and beyond.”

In addition, Boardvantage is a sponsor of the Governance Professionals of Canada Annual Corporate Governance Conference, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, August 20-23, 2017. Representatives from Nasdaq Corporate Solutions will be in attendance to discuss the benefits of board portal and leadership collaboration software to Canada-based governance professionals.

Boardvantage is designed for boards and leadership teams to help streamline meeting processes, accelerate decision-making, and strengthen governance. Used by board members, corporate secretaries and C-level executives at public, private and non-profit organizations worldwide – and increasingly across Canada – Nasdaq’s board portals combine rich functionality with many features incorporating security, ease-of-use, and mobility.

Since its May 2016 acquisition of Boardvantage, the Nasdaq Corporate Solutions business of Nasdaq, Inc. has invested in enhancements to its board portal and leadership collaboration platforms, including both Boardvantage and Directors Desk, to support better workflows in response to client feedback. In June 2017, Nasdaq Corporate Solutions announced a partnership with the Center for Board Excellence to offer board assessments and compliance questionnaires. More than 100,000 users – including CEOs, CFOs, Chief Risk Officers, corporate secretaries, general counsels, directors, and board chairs – in over 70 countries rely on Nasdaq Corporate Solutions for corporate governance and collaboration software. 

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