Sooner or later, every company will face a business altering crisis.
Learn the pros, cons and considerations of serving on boards of â€œchallengedâ€ companies.. A panel independent directors will share their perspectives & advice.
The panel will address:
â€¢ How can boards shape & evaluate realistic business strategies in competitively challenging times?
â€¢ When does manageable leverage become company-threatening?
â€¢ How can stressed companies deal with investors, including activists?
â€¢ Board dynamics. What if someone has to go?
â€¢ How do recruiters view directors with â€œscar tissue?â€
â€¢ Should you consider joining the board of a company facing serious challenges?
â€¢ Managing personal risk -- is it really about litigation?
Now in its 11th year, this event allows private equity companies to connect with potential directors and operating executives for their current and future portfolio companies, as well as fostering a great atmosphere for the development and discussion of investment ideas and deals. Board members from public and private companies, be they small, mid or large cap firms, will be in the audience as will senior executives who are looking to move into the boardroom or discuss possible investment opportunities.
The rapidly growing availability of new data sources from the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating tremendous pressure on companies of all sizes to become â€œreal-time enterprisesâ€ in order to compete effectively. And while â€œevery company is a technology company", that doesn't mean that every company can invest in culture change, collaborative practices, and emerging technologies like major technology businesses.
While businesses of all sizes must improve their customer experiences, grow by developing digitally enabled products and services, and enable a data-driven organization, smaller and medium sized organizations have to be more creative and selective on how to develop applications, how to invest in analytics, and where to innovate with the Internet of Things and other emerging technologies.
Hear from "CIO-turned-digital guru" Isaac Sacolick, President of StarCIO and author of the Amazon bestseller Driving Digital on the culture, practices, and technologies that will enable every business to win in this disruptive, rapidly-changing environment.
The event will focus on the practical applications of Artificial Intelligence in business. AI has rapidly moved from being a leading edge technology with limited application in business to a broadly used technology being aggressively implemented by companies of all sizes in many different ways to gain a competitive advantage. This talk from industry experts will focus on the ways that AI is being used as a core element in a firmâ€™s product and services portfolio and within companies to optimize processes and human resources.