Expected to be as transformative as the internet was for communication, Blockchain will change the way businesses work globally. Why is knowing about Blockchain important for Board Directors? Directors need to understand and consider applications of the disruptive nature of blockchain technology, and boards need to be sure that their Companies (Technology, Life Sciences, Industrial, Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail and many others) all are incorporating it into its strategic thinking.
In its first ever director event in Maine, the New England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors announces a panel discussion on 'Lessons Learned in the Board Room'. Bringing together some of the most seasoned directors across Maine and Northern New England.
This event is now sold out. Join us at our annual September Kickoff Event, Visionary New England CEOs Speak. Jeff Leiden, CEO, Vertex, Roger Crandall, CEO, MassMutual, and Sheila Marcelo, CEO, Care.com will share a glimpse into their boardrooms as they discuss the outlook for 2019 and beyond.
Today's institutional and activist shareholders have expanded far beyond a focus on underperforming companies. There is an evolving need for the boards of public companies to be aware of, and responsive to, their shareholders requests for engagement. Increasing shareholder value is no longer sufficient. Today's shareholders are interested in governance, social and environmental trends as well as financial returns and want to know where the companies they have invested in stand on these issues. Furthermore, they are interested in influencing these companies in the area of capital deployment and long-term strategy. Come hear from the most influential institutional investors and an experienced board member on these important topics.
In association with The Boston Club, 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.
The governance of non-profits has increasingly evolved to the levels of sophistication and complexity similar to those at public companies. Our panel will discuss issues facing non-profits and their boards today - from the selection and recruitment of board members to the expectations of the role boards play in such areas as strategy and fundraising. We expect a lively and timely discussion. An important dimension will be representation from the Attorney General's office.
Each year, NACD New England Chapter recognizes independent directors of public, private, and non-profit boards who have made valuable contributions to the boards on which they serve, as well as entire boards that have significantly protected or enhanced stakeholder value.
Our panel will discuss the role of the board in establishing, building and maintaining a company's culture, how to best work with management leadership and how to recognize when the culture may look and sound good on paper but may be losing its relevance. The panel will also discuss the linkages of the corporate culture to the reward and recognition systems, its business strategy as well the company's operating style and reputation - internally and externally.
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.