Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are becoming everyday phrases as companies digitize legacy business models and look to innovate. But do directors really understand these emerging technologies and how they represent both a threat and opportunity to the franchise? How do we separate the hype from true use cases?
The focus of the panel discussion will be on the brave new world topics such as sustainability and the continual reinvention of the organization itself. Other topics to be addressed range from the selection and recruitment of board members to the expectations of board members in strategy and fundraising. We are fortunate to have Gloria Larsen, former president of Bentley University, moderate what should be a lively discussion.
Many employees are no longer willing to sign up for long commutes and others simply choose to live where they don't need a car. A recent poll indicated that 72% of commuters say that the transportation gridlock is having an emotional impact and is changing where they choose to work. Both executives and their boards need to be fully engaged and focused on how these changes in the availability, mobility and retention of talent will impact a company's ability to achieve success and value for its shareholders. Expectations are that employees will increasingly want flexibility from a physical perspective and flexible hours.
The 2020 Proxy Season represents more than just a concentrated period in the spring when public companies host annual meetings for shareholders. These meetings, combined with issuance of the annual proxy statement, represent a significant opportunity for those charged with governance to transparently share the overall outlook of the company and increase confidence of current and would be investors, along with other stakeholders. With shifting definitions of corporate governance impacting how corporations need to communicate with a broader group of stakeholders, all eyes will be turning to this Proxy Season. Join us as we elicit perspectives on key issues that may be the focus during the 2020 Proxy Season from a variety of participants in the capital market system.
CEO compensation is very high profile, and determining the amount and structure is arguably one of the key responsibilities of the Compensation Committee. In an extremely tight labor market with accelerating executive pay, it can be challenging for Boards to attract, retain and motivate highly talented C-suite executives. Using a case study format, we will co-facilitate discussions on how to motivate and deliver competitive compensation in a complex Say on Pay world where shareholders expect strong pay and performance alignment.
What Public Company Directors should be talking about now in board meetings on this enterprise risk and opportunity.
An expert panel will discuss the impact of technological change on the workforce, on management and managers, and on the investment community's view of each company's preparedness. Learn what several preeminent global leaders are doing to address this topic and create competitive advantages. Come with your questions and concerns - this will be an interactive process.
Mixing family dynamics and business ownership is a fraught endeavor, even more so when the added ingredients include complicated family structures, complex business structures, and diffuse ownership. Join the author of the NACD study and other panel members as they offer insights into the priorities, challenges, and composition of private and family-owned company governance, including advisory boards, fiduciary boards, family councils, ownership councils, and other structures.
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.