May 23, 2012

NEW DATE! Risk Management and Information Technology - An NACDNE Peer to Peer Program

WALTHAM WOODS, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA
Program Start: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration Begins 30 minutes prior.

Risk Management and Information Technology - NEW DATE!

The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, 860 Winter Street, Waltham MA
Fees: $145 for NACD Members, $195 for Nonmember attendees

This event confers 3 collaborative credits for NACD Board Leadership Fellows and NACD Governance Fellows

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Social networking, the cloud, cyber security, Board information portals – it is all changing so rapidly. This is a special discussion for Directors only on the new IT landscape and what Directors need to know to be able to ask the right questions and make informed decisions on strategic and security issues.

A recent survey of 204 board members by Oliver Wyman’s Global Risk Center and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) finds that nearly half (47%) of board members are dissatisfied with their board’s ability to provide IT risk oversight.  What used to be focused solely on the risk of security breaches has now expanded into strategic risks as well as reputation risk.  With the speed of things “going viral”, a board needs to insure the company has market sensing processes in place and be ready to respond rapidly and - even more important today – using the social media channels effectively.  On the strategic front, is there a technology in development that could completely disrupt your business?

Join us for a case based discussion for Boards on:
  • How does social media work?  How do companies use the media?  How has marketing changed? 
  • How does a Board understand the corporation’s media knowledge and strategy?
  • What does a Board need to know about the evolving IT capabilities of competitors that could 
threaten your industry position? 
  • How can a Board understand the allocate dollars across the portfolio of IT investments to ensure an efficient risk return? 
  • How does your Board ensure that a breadth of best practice capabilities and processes are in 
place to protect the firm from operational and security risks―both now and in the future?  Is your Board ready in case of a breach?

Joanna T. Lau – CEO and Chair, Lau Technologies, Inc.; Director: DSW Inc., ITT Education Service Inc., John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Barry Libert – Social Technology Investor; Director: SEI Center at Wharton and US Against Alzheimer's Network.  Co-author of 5 books and 14 ebooks on the value of social media and technology.

Irina Simmons – Senior Vice President and Treasurer of EMC Corporation.
Member: Board of Trustees, UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester and Executive Board, National Association of Corporate Treasurers
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