NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Disruptive Innovators

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January 28, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL



Is a Disruptive Innovator Attacking Your Company?

Disruptive innovators such as Amazon, Netflix and Uber are delivering enormous benefits to each of us, enabling capabilities and conveniences that were once unimaginable.

On the flip side, disruptive innovation has virtually destroyed strong and powerful companies such as Kodak with devastating effects on the communities in which they are located.

How might companies avoid this fate and prosper from disruptive innovation?  What role should the board play?

Ray Gilmartin and Charles Thayer shared their perspective on this key topic during a very interactive program.


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Location and Time


Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
6650 N Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

4:00 – 7:00 PM

Check-In/Networking: 4:00-4:30

Program: 4:30-6:00

Cocktail Reception: 6:00 – 7:00

Speaker Spotlight


Raymond Gilmartin

Raymond V. Gilmartin is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., a global research driven pharmaceutical company. He joined Merck as President and Chief Executive Officer in June 1994 and was named to the additional position of Chairman of the Board in November 1994. Shortly after retiring from Merck in 2006, he joined the faculty at Harvard Business School where he taught in the MBA and executive education programs through 2012. Prior to joining Merck, Mr. Gilmartin served as Chairman, President and CEO of Becton Dickinson, a global company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and diagnostic products. Mr. Gilmartin is currenlty a member of the NACD board of directors. He is a Board Leadership Fellow and has served as a faculty member for the NACD Master Class. He has served as the Lead Director for Microsoft and General Mills. He is a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute and a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development. He is the past Chairman of the Board of The United Negro College Fund and has served as Chairman of the Board of Dean's Advisors for the Harvard Business School.

Charles J Thayer

Charles J. Thayer has over 20 years experience as a bank board member and currently serves on the Board of Directors of MainSource Financial Group (NASDAQ: MSFG) and MainSource Bank. He is Chairman Emeritus of the American Association of Bank Directors (AABD), a founding and current board member of NACD Florida, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Washington, DC, since 1980. He is a Board Leadership Fellow and has served as faculty for the NACD Master Class. Mr. Thayer previously served on the board of Louisville Development Bancorp (Metro Bank/Kentucky), Republic Bancorp (Florida) and BB&T Bank (Florida). For the past 24 years he has served as chairman of Chartwell Capital Ltd., serving as an advisor to both commercial banks and institutional investors; including advice on mergers, branch transactions and capital infusions for 'troubled' financial institutions. Prior to organizing Chartwell his 20-year banking career included 12 years as EVP Finance at regional banking organizations.



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