Please join us for KPMG's Spring Roundtable Series -Board Oversight of Corporate Culture - Plus Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Update - to explore the board can influence, monitor, and assess corporate culture, including: Selecting the right leaders; Setting the tone at the top; Assessing the mood in the middle and buzz at the bottom, where pressure for results can be most intense; Going beyond the statement of corporate values to understand whether there are any unwritten rules; Focusing on incentive compensation, hiring, firing, and promotion decisions and more.
Risks Posed by Disruptive Technologies: Lessons from CES (Consumer Electronics Show)
Board members must become aware of the numerous challenges, and potential opportunities, posed by what is an unprecedented wave of game changing technologies happening at the same time in order to meet their responsibilities to shareholders. Many of these disruptive technologies, driverless cars and trucks, AI, robotics, wearables, virtual reality, to name a few, were on display at this years' CES. CES offered more than just a glimpse into what is now being developed and what is coming that you need to be aware of as directors. We are fortunate to have at our breakfast program, a diverse panel of CEO's and board members who are on the front lines of dealing with these issues. The panel will be led by Erin Essenmacher, Chief Programming Officer, NACD, who attended CES and interviewed leading authorities on what our realities will be tomorrow morning, as well as the day after, and produced the very helpful NACD CESÂ® 2018 Experience videos.
NOTE: Non-Members this is an open event and will not count against the two and join requirement.
More than twelve years ago the New York Stock Exchange ruled that Boards of Directors should assess themselves annually to help improve their performance and to record the results in the proxy statement. This was a well-intentioned ruling and one which, to the best of our knowledge, has not harmed any company or Board of Directors. To the contrary, the results of this practice have proven how successful it is when properly conducted; but what if it is not? What is actually happening? Why are some Boards successful and others not? What criteria can be used to measure a Board's progress?
NACD New York has assembled some of the best practitioners in the Board Space. They will share their experiences and their observations of what works, what needs to change and what they believe the best practices going forward should be. We will hear their recommendations of how this annual tool should be practiced and learn the resulting benefits of a Board Assessment from the standpoint of:
- Helping Directors do their job
- Improving dialogue between Board and Management
- Getting the Business Model right and doing real Succession Planning
- Board Director Succession, including diversity
- Peer-to-Peer Evaluation; How Directors can add more value to the Board
- Selecting the Board Leader
- Replacing a Director who no longer contributes
- Selecting the ideal Committee Members
- Involving Management in the Board Assessment Process