Digital Directorship


Digital Directorship – Need for Digital Directors

Organizations of every size and in every sector are discovering the advantages that come with appointing a board member with a significant digital background. These experts can bring deep knowledge and unique perspectives to bear on important strategic decisions, and demand has risen accordingly.

The following articles provide insight into the need for governance professionals, who can provide both leadership and counsel to the CEO in respect to technology strategy, digital directors on staff and as part of the board become essential.

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  • Top VC Firms

    VC firms should be as much about you liking them as them liking you. So how do you decide
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  • Key Industry Associations

    A trade association, also known as an industry trade group, business association, sector association or industry body, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry.

  • Bridging the boardroom’s technology gap

    As businesses increasingly become digital, corporate boards are beginning to realize that technology expertise is a powerful asset. Tech-savvy directors can help corporate boards understand and oversee tech-driven initiatives and opportunities.

  • An incumbent’s guide to digital disruption

    An incumbent’s guide to digital disruption A decade ago, Norwegian media group Schibsted made a courageous decision: to offer classifieds—the main revenue source of its newspaper businesses—online for free. The company had already made significant Internet investments but realized that to establish a pan-European digital stronghold it had to raise the stakes. During a presentation […]

  • Why Boards of Directors Need a Digital Leader

    One aspect of contemporary organizations for which there is often insufficient leadership is the move to digitization of a company’s business. The market researcher IDC predicts that by the end of 2017, two-thirds of Global 2000 businesses “will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategies.”

  • Decide Whether That Board Seat Is Right for You

    For many executives, a corporate board seat is a coveted opportunity. But any invitation to take one should not be considered lightly. While the business world is overflowing with advice for companies in selecting board members, prospective directors should evaluate whether accepting a board seat is the right move for them.

  • Does the Boardroom ‘Get’ Digital?

    According to a couple of surveys only a minority of boards are highly digital with the majority lacking digital representation. Board directors who believe they have a fair understanding but who, further investigation reveals, are deluded. How should boardrooms a get digital.

  • The Board’s Journey to ‘Fit-for-Purpose’ in Digital Age

    The growth of the digital economy is exposing the inadequacy of many boards of directors and may well be the lever that injects new blood, putting companies in touch with their customers.

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