Over the past decade, I’ve found that few factors have influenced the evolution of the board’s role more than new technology. From drones to 3-D printing to the latest cybersecurity tools, the transformative force of technological innovation is reshaping the competitive landscape and redefining best practices for corporate boards.
As I often discuss with our members, this shift presents both opportunity and risk, leaving many of us wondering how to best forecast—or “futurecast”—potential disruptors and achieve desired outcomes.
A great place to learn more about state-of-the-art technologies and how they’ll affect you is the 2015 Global Board Leaders’ Summit from September 26–29 in Washington, DC, where directors, innovators, and leading governance experts will gather under one roof to discuss this shifting corporate terrain and how to effectively navigate it.
For the first time ever, NACD’s largest annual gathering will feature “Innovation Nation”—a hands-on, interactive exhibit displaying the most buzz worthy cutting-edge technologies. Think drones, 3-D printing, Google Goggles, and more.
In addition to “Innovation Nation,” our summit agenda is packed with change-the-world-and-business-as-we-know-it sessions. Here’s just a sampling:
- Leading Through Disruption
- How 3-D Printing Is Changing the World
- Mushrooms Are the New Plastic
- Transform Intent Into Action Through Your Eyes
- Focus on Financial Services: Bitcoin
- How Technology Is Transforming Commerce
- Big Data and the Board
- In Conversation With…Linda Zecher
- Using Data to Better Understand Your Shareholders
The big ideas and technologies of tomorrow are already changing the way we live and do business, but how we work together to transform those ideas and advances into high-value assets that will create a successful, sustainable future is what’s important.
And that’s our goal at this year’s annual summit. I hope you can join us.