Advertisement

A Bored Board?

  • Steven M. Stone
Chapter
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Abstract

For publically traded companies, the board of directors plays an important role in establishing the tone and vision for all major business initiatives. Stone examines the traditional composition of the board of directors for corporations and highlights the skill gaps that hinder the board’s efforts to positively impact digital technologies. Stone explains why the board composition must change to incorporate new technical competencies to enable better support and sponsorship for digital transformation. He provides insights into alternatives for establishing the level of technical competence needed by boards to play a critical role in enterprise digital initiatives.

References

  1. Harvey Nash/KPMG. (2016). Harvery Nash/KPMG CIO survey 2016: The creative CIO. Amstelveen, Netherlands: KPMG.Google Scholar
  2. Kark, K. A. (2017, June 29). Bridging the boardroom’s technology gap. Deloitte Insights.Google Scholar
  3. KPMG International. (2016). Now or never: 2016 global CEO outlook. Amstelveen, Netherlands: Author.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Lumb, R. A. (2016). Bridging the technology gap in financial services boardrooms. Dublin, Republic of Ireland: Accenture.Google Scholar
  5. Raskino, M. (2016). 2016 CEO survey: The year of digital tenancity. Stamford, CT: Gartner Group.Google Scholar
  6. Rickards, T., Grossman, R., Augustson, J., Davis, C., Gui, G., Navmos, L., et al. (2017). Digital pulse: 2017 outlook & perspectives from the market. New York: Russel Reynolds Associates.Google Scholar
  7. Stone, S. A. (2018). Retail industry digital adoption survey. Charlotte, NC: NSU Technologies, LLC and Cathy Hotka & Associates, LLC.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven M. Stone
    • 1
  1. 1.NSU Technologies, LLCDenverUSA

Personalised recommendations