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A Guide for the Modern Corporate Board Director

Technological disruption, emerging cyber risks, evolving regulations, an unpredictable economic and social climate–these things have have made the board’s job significantly more challenging in just the last five years. While most corporate governance books put the focus on established principles and practices, this book highlights how practices are changing with the rapid advance of technology. Based on the authors’ work with more than 15,000 organizations and 500,000 directors around the globe, Governance in the Digital Age reveals how companies can shift how they conceive of and enact the functions of governance.

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About the Book

Governance in the Digital Age offers a collection of ideas, examples, tools and strategies that are designed to help directors, senior executives, and governance professionals thrive in the digital age. The authors—noted experts in the field—include a set of suggested action steps that organizations and their boards can put into place immediately. This must-have resource is an innovative guide that explores a dynamic level of governance practices. The practices outlined have the power to improve, in an extraordinary manner, how boards function, enhance director engagement, and ultimately, lead to greater results.

What Directors Are Saying...

The business landscape today requires diverse and informed perspectives more than ever before and a new level of foresight, insight and oversight from directors. This book is filled with valuable data, case studies and a practical framework that will assist boards in navigating this transformational time with all the opportunities, challenges and risks it presents.

- Anita Sands, PhD, Board Director for Symantec, ServiceNow, Pure Storage & ThoughtWorks

If you think governance is much the same as it’s always been, stop reading now—this book isn’t for you. But if you are a board member experiencing a rapidly increasing volume and velocity of information, a shifting governance and risk landscape—and you are feeling the pull of multiple stakeholder communities—this is an invaluable read.

- Leslie Campbell, Board Director for Coupa Software and PetMed Express

The pace of global change is accelerating at rates never experienced before, dramatically impacting the role of corporate boards. This book is a great tool to help board directors better understand the levers that are available to build the Futuristic Board—one that can constructively challenge and disrupt old models in the era of Digital Revolution.

- Yiannis Petrides, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Refresco N.V.

About the Authors

Dottie Schindlinger

Dottie Schindlinger is Diligent’s Vice President of Thought Leadership and Governance Technology Evangelist. In her role, Dottie provides thought leadership on governance, cybersecurity, and technology topics through presentations to boards and executives dozens of times each year at events around the globe. Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and in multiple governance and technology publications.

Brian Stafford

Brian Stafford is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Diligent. Brian assumed the role of CEO in March 2015 and is responsible for all day-to-day operations with a primary focus on driving global growth by delighting its clients with great products. Brian previously served as a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he founded and led their Growth Stage Tech Practice