June 23, 2014 Blane Warrene

The Digital Well Podcast live from Morningstar with Curtis Ware of Redtail

The Digital Well podcast landed at the Morningstar Investment Conference last week in Chicago (see the hashtag #MICUS – it was highly engaged and trended on Twitter) as part of the Social Media Lounge. In between our workshop activities, discussing strategies for differentiating yourself online, keeping a cache of fresh content flowing and exploring new tools like Google+ Hangouts, we had some guests stop by.

Curtis Ware of Redtail Interviewed for Digital Well Podcast

Curtis Ware (left) interviews with me for the Digital Well Podcast at Morningstar 2014 Conference

Curtis Ware, Redtail Technology, sat and chatted up how his firm is building community directly through its own web applications, virtual training sessions as well as through Facebook and Twitter.

Some interesting steps Redtail has taken include deploying a help desk integrated to accept requests from Facebook and Twitter. While that is not revolutionary, its also not widespread in our industry yet. I also like the feedback site where users can propose, comment and vote up or down new potential features and functions in their applications.

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Blane Warrene

Recognized as an industry leader in financial services business development and technology, Blane has worked in progressive roles in operations, technology and compliance in the industry. He co-founded Arkovi Social Media Archiving in 2009 with Carl Cline and Tyson Lowery - successfully raising capital and delivering a modern software as a service solution for business use of social media. Blane also co-founded QuonWarrene with Neal Quon in 2009. In October 2012 Arkovi was acquired by RegEd. Blane continues to advise companies via QuonWarrene. In addition, Blane is a sought-after speaker and panelist at industry and corporate conferences where he brings a fresh and innovative approach to business issues. An avid blogger and well known on twitter, @blano, he is actively engaged in social media providing thought leadership in compliant communications. Blane serves as a board member for the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, an Ohio national historic landmark.