Last week I did something I’ve never done before: as part of the Axway band, the GRIFFTONES, we recorded a video for our original song, Better Together, on the roof of our corporate HQ in Phoenix, AZ. The full video was released in early September, but you can get a sense of the excitement of that morning from the clip above.
Yes, it was Phoenix in August and, yes; the temperature had already reached 86F (30C) when we finished filming! But it was a real thrill for the whole band to be on the roof of the tallest building in this area of Phoenix watching the sunrise over the McDowell mountains as we were playing our song.
On Saturday, September 7th at 7:30pm at Seamus McCaffrey’s in central Phoenix there was another first: the Grifftones played a public concert, including playing Better Together live for the first time, at a charity fund-raising event for SOUNDS Academy, the fine organization that is receiving all the proceeds from the release of Better Together.
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Better Together in technology
An enterprise software company like Axway can be a pretty techie kind of place, and having an in-house band comprising of employees from Sales, Services, R&D and Administration, playing songs together has connected our teams across functions in a shared joy of music. And by expanding our connections to a charity whose mission is to provide musical experiences and opportunities for under-served youth has really caught the imagination of our employees.
What’s especially exciting is that what’s happening around the GRIFFTONES pretty much mirrors Axway’s corporate vision for its software and services, which is to empower organizations to better connect their systems, people, businesses and digital ecosystems.
We are truly “better together,” both within Axway and in our outreach to the community. We hope you were in Phoenix on September 7th at Seamus McCaffrey’s to have heard some great music and contribute generously to SOUNDS Academy.
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