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CorpU Partners with Dow to Connect Supply Chain Employees Around the World with Next Generation Collaboration Technology

PHILADELPHIA – July 12, 2016 –  There is a generational shift happening in today’s talent pool, with millennials making up the majority of employees at major corporations. With this shift comes new ways to effectively communicate with employees and external expertise. 

According to a PricewaterhouseCoppers (PwC) survey report, “ Millennials at Work: Re-shaping the Workplace ,” millennial workers will redefine the future of business. Their affinity with the digital world has already begun to influence the way we work and how we operate in the workplace, with an influx of technological tools introducing new ways of communication amongst employees. Millennials affirm that having access to technology actually makes them more effective at work and gives them an opportunity to provide value to the discussion. 

The CorpU next generation collaboration platform is modeled after concepts that are familiar to younger employees, such as social media platforms and the consumer web, to meet the evolving needs of today’s employee base, and is designed to facilitate effective collaboration with both external supply chain experts and internal team members worldwide. Drawing on supply chain best practices from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, the CorpU platform places executives in structured conversations about complex business challenges and enables the cross-generational collaboration that is vital for future business success. 

CorpU is proud to announce that The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) recently selected its next generation platform to connect the Company’s global supply chain employee base in over 200 global locations. Dow, like many other companies, has experienced a generational shift in its talent pool over the last five years, with more than half of recent new hires under the age of 32. Dow leaders learned how to tap the collective genius of their broad employee base using the CorpU platform and enabled staff to ideate remotely, and increase the likelihood of end-to-end supply chain excellence.

“Today’s workforce must be adaptable, and continuously learning and finding new ways to do work faster, smarter and better,” said Tom Gurd, corporate vice president of Dow’s Integrated Supply Chain. “The CorpU platform enables the kind of structured conversations that can help Dow solve tough problems and successfully implement end-to-end supply chain principles around the globe, and attract a new era of young, bright talent who bring innovative ideas to the table.”

“A young, global workforce is a powerful asset, particularly when it’s empowered to activate strategies that impact the bottom line,” says Alan Todd, founder and chief executive officer of CorpU. “Dow is a recognized leader  in talent management and supply chain innovation. We are thrilled they’re using our platform to further develop their supply chain teams.”

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About CorpU 

CorpU powers next generation collaboration for the most connected companies in the world. Next generation leaders use our platform to engage over 5 million employees through collaboration with peers and real-time insights from the best minds in business. We believe that great technology can unlock the collective genius of teams to tackle complex business challenges, work smarter, and grow faster.

About Dow 

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at .

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