NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Digital Transformation and Its Role in Business Today and In the Future

March 27, 2018
Newton, MA



In Betsey Atkin's article "How to Win the Digital Revolution” she notes “Companies must learn how to disrupt themselves to survive the digital industrial revolution."

Technology is no longer sitting in the back office. Regardless of your business, employees and customers are demanding a better, more digital business experience. New technologies are creating new markets, products, and expectations.  Digital transformation is imperative to a company's success.

Is your board digital ready? Who will be the digital disrupter in your market? Will you be the disrupter or the disrupted? The short-term and long-term success of your organization will depend on your ability to understand how you need to change digitally, and how fast you can do it!

Our Panelists:

Mohamad Ali - President and CEO, Carbonite Inc.

Mohamad AliUnder Mohamad’s leadership, Carbonite's global team is fully engaged in developing and delivering the next generation of data protection solutions. Driven by a passion for technology, Mohamad served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett Packard where he played a pivotal role in the company’s turnaround. At IBM, Mohamad lead the creation of the firm’s eight billion dollar business analytics software unit, and at Avaya, he oversaw the company's two billion dollar services group. He was also the CEO of the Workforce Optimization division of Aspect Software. Mohamad holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History, and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the boards of iRobot, Oxfam America, and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

Zenobia Moochhala - Co-founder, Care.Com

Zenobia MoochhalaAs Co-Founder, Senior Vice President and General Manager of US & International Consumer Marketplace at, Zenobia is primarily responsible for growing the Company’s global footprint, as well as the full scope of consumer marketing and acquisition efforts (media, SEM and advertising); the customer engagement team (CRM and member communications); and product marketing across both the company’s consumer and B2B businesses.
In the four years prior to co-founding, Zenobia worked as a Senior Marketing Manager for Upromise, where she helped families prepare and save for college. From 1998-2001, she served as Senior Product Manager at financial software startup, WorldStreet.
Recognized as one of the “40 under 40” from Boston Business Journal, a “Pinnacle Award Emerging Executive” by The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and recipient of the “Asper Alumni Entrepreneurship Award” from Brandeis University, Zenobia holds a M.A. from Brandeis University and a B.A. from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.  She is a mom of two, enabling her to fully appreciate the care challenges facing today's families and caregivers.

Corey Thomas - President and CEO, Rapid7

Corey ThomasIn addition to being president and CEO, Corey is also a member of the Rapid7 board of directors. In 2018 he was elected to the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) board of directors, and he also serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts board of directors, and sits on its audit and health care quality and affordability committees. Corey has extensive experience leading technology companies to the next stage of growth and innovation. His previous positions include VP of marketing at Parallels, Inc., a virtualization technology company; group project manager of the Microsoft Server and Tools division, launching the worldwide availability of SQL Server 2005 and steering product planning for Microsoft’s data platform; and a consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Corey received a B.E. in electrical engineering and computer science from Vanderbilt University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Pamela D.A. Reeve, Moderator - Former CEO of Lightbridge, Inc.

Pamela ReevePamela Reeve took Lightbridge, Inc. from founding to public and ran for 15 years. Prior to Lightbridge, she spent 11 years at The Boston Consulting Group in consulting and executive leadership roles. Currently Lead Director of American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT), Chairman of the Board of Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR),  and Chair of DSM. Also, member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Mass Technology Leadership Council; Vice Chair of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Board of Trustees; Chair of Partners Community Physicians Organization, Member of the Partners Board of Directors and Corporation Member of Partners HealthCare.  Appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to the Board of the Massachusetts Tech Collaborative.  Member of the Board of the New England Chapter of NACD. Appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino as founding CEO of Co-founder and vice chair of the Winchester Community Service Foundation. Chair of the Commonwealth Institute.

Reeve was chosen as the 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year in Software and Technology by Ernst & Young, 2002 CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Telecom Council, and has received numerous other leadership recognitions and awards.  She was named 2017 Director of the Year by the New England NACD and to the 2017 NACD Directorship 100.

Reeve earned her MBA degree, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School, and received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Georgia Honors Program. She has four children, coached soccer for over 20 years and has been active in her community soccer clubs and the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association. She chairs the Church Council of the Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church in Winchester.


  NACDNE March 2018 Meeting summary

Location and Time


Newton Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

Program Start: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration Begins 30 minutes prior.



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phone: 781-461-2668