Steve Schneider's blog


Hello everyone,

Today is my last day as a Steelcase employee. After 41+ years, it's time to move on.

I have no plans to work anymore, so my voice in the VC space will slowly fade.

I may be on the forums now and then as life moves forward and depending on where the Americas conferences are, I might show up for old times sake.

Working in this space with all of you has been the highlite of my career! Believe it or not, this group has greatly advanced my career!

Thank You To Everyone in Budapest!

I wanted to take a minute to say:


To all the people in Budapest that took the time to;

  • Listen to Lawrence embarress me on stage
  • Have a picture taken and provide an indiviual message to me in the Memories book.


I must tell you, the memories book is very special to me. The friends and colleagues I have made over the years mean the world to me..



Best Practices.... In One Place

Well, as usual, I opened my mouth again... If you were in the Question and Answer session of the Budapest CWG (and you really should have been) then you heard me promise to "write something" about the best practices found on the CWG Portal.

There are a BUNCH of gems on the portal... Many of them are contained in a presentation given by Nicole Krull. She gave the same presentation in Berlin and Nashville in 2018.

Find the Nashville version at this link;


AVC improvement List 1.0

Hey there!

I know you are looking for as much information as you can get on the AVC..

I have some news for you...

This forum post contains that wonderful information!

I hope you take the time to read it and share it with your VC expert friends!

Hoep to see you in Nashville!



PS... Keep looking out for this little guy;



What Would YOU Do If You Ran the CWG Website?

Not sure about you, but I get frustrated almost every day trying to use various features ofthe CWG Website.

I don't know if or when the CWG Website would ever be redesigned, but I'd like to know what are the top 3-5 things in YOUR mind that you think should change.

So here's your chance..

Tell me in the comments of this blog what you want to change about this CWG Website. 

I promise to complain to the CWG Board of Directors to read these comments (assuming you actually make any).


The CWG and Social Media

Hey there...

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've recognized that social media is playing a more important part of our modern lives.

The CWG will begin having a presence in some of those spaces.

For example; 

  • On Instagram, follow user @sapcwg
  • On Twitter, follow the user sapcwg

At this point, there is not much content out there. That will change soon. 


Berlin Blues

No, I'm not singing. And I don't have the Blues..But since I'm listening to some good blues right now, it seemed to fit..

I'm thinking about what to present in Berlin at our upcoming CWG Conference..

While I enjoy presenting, I'd kind of like to do something more... Engaging.. Fun...Most importantly, meaningful to you!

In order to do that, I need some help from you..

The last 2 conferences have been... Well... Kind of light on "Ask the Experts" questions..