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.
This yearly 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. Attendees will include board members from public and private companies, be they small, mid or large cap firms, as well as senior executives who are looking to move into the boardroom or discuss possible investment opportunities. The event format is designed to increase introductions and opportunities through maximum efficiency networking. The Register Now link takes you to the ACG CT events page where you can register.
Governance can take on a different meaning in private, private equity, and family owned businesses. Come hear an all-star panel of interviewers and panelists take on some of the predictable, unpredictable, and delicate nuances peculiar to companies not in the public space. How much Governance do you (really) want to put in there? Are you willing to pay for the higher standard of SOX compliance? Why are family and private companies intimidated by private equity? How does the Next Gen deal with the transient role of the Founder? What does Private Equity look out for when buying a family business? These topics, plus questions from the audience.
Please join us for a very special program covering the intersection of Government and Corporate ERM and Cybersecurity challenges. Art House is Connecticut's first Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer and led the development of the stateâ€™s first comprehensive cybersecurity Strategy. The strategy was published in July 2017 and is now in the process of being turned into an action plan. Art will provide an overview of the strategy and the cooperation needed between government and business to improve our collective security and resilience. Sanjeev Handa will also be joining us. Sanjeev is an independent board director for Fitch ratings. Our program will be facilitated by Bob Mannarino, an NACD CT board member and our resident cybersecurity advocate.
The Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy is available through the following webpage: http://portal.ct.gov/connecticut-cybersecurity-resource-page
What should be 'top of mind' for directors in the future? This program will take a look ahead to what will shape directors economic thinking, particularly focusing on the results of the recent elections and their potential impact.