On October 8, 2019, NACD New England will showcase four New England-based companies whose products and services are changing the world. The leaders of these organizations will share their company's mission and vision, while virtually opening the doors to their labs and thought leadership centers. Inquiring minds are encouraged to take part in an expanded Q&A session, moderated by Corey Thomas, CEO, Rapid7.
Please join us at our September Kickoff Event: a Conversation with four of the top CEOs in our region: Mohamad Ali, IDG, Marianne Harrison, John Hancock, Mike Mahoney, Boston Scientific and Ron O'Hanley, State Street Corp. The panel will discuss their perspectives on key business issues such as the state of the U.S. economy, the impact of international trade, talent recruitment and retention in a volatile landscape, and disruptive technologies, among others. Ample time will be scheduled for audience questions so come prepared to ask the experts.
In its second director event in Maine, the NACD New England Chapter announces a panel discussion on Boardroom Lessons: Risk & Succession. Bringing together among the most seasoned directors across Maine and Northern New England, the panel will address a diverse set of questions many boards struggle with as they grow.
The panel, moderated by James Cash, consists of three world-class directors. Collectively, they have served on more than 50 public and private boards during periods of digital transformation and disruption. The panelists and some of the boards on which they have served are former Accenture CFO Pamela Craig (The Progressive Corporation, Merck, Akamai, Walmart); former Young & Rubicam Brands CEO Ann Fudge (Novartis, Northrup Grumman, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Liz Claiborne, Allied Signal, Honeywell, Marriott International, GE, Infosys); and Iron Mountain President, CEO, and board member William Meaney (State Street Corporation, Qantas Airways). William is the former CEO of The Zuellig Group.
In association with The Boston Club, and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association New England Region, the NACD New England Chapter presents the Aspiring Public Company Director Daylong Program. This program is designed for individuals who currently sit on large nonprofit boards or private corporate boards; and/or are "C-Suite level", who wish to take the next step toward securing a public company board seat. The discussions will be led by public company directors, or industry experts.
Yes, another program on cybersecurity. But this one is different; this program is designed to advise what boards should be doing now, in the face of changing cyber threats. Specific takeaways will guide directors in how to stop worrying about their cyber roles and to start being part of the solution.
The 13th Annual Director of the Year Awards recognizes leadership and accomplishment of directors in New England. This event is conducted by the only not-for-profit membership organization founded by and for corporate directors. Through a national presence in Washington, D.C. and over 20 active regional chapters across the country, the NACD is the leading organization dedicated to enhancing corporate governance in the United States. The NACD Director of the Year Award has been presented nationally for over 23 years.
During this panel conversation, you will hear from Private Company Board Members and Private Company executives about the transition that Technology Companies Boards manage as their companies grow.
This event is designed for private company business owners and management, private equity and venture capital firm management, board members, prospective board members, and those who work directly with private boards.
Shareholder activism poses a significant threat to your company's vision and strategy. No company is immune. But by keeping pace with current trends in shareholder activism and proxy defense strategies, you gain an edge that allows you to effectively prepare for the threat.