8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Program
The average age of corporations in this country is shrinking, thanks to the speed of disruption. Is your company ready to beat the odds? Join us to hear highlights from CES (the Consumer Electronics Show), "the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies," and to learn about innovation oversight in a rapidly changing marketplace. Erin Essenmacher, Chief Programming Officer, NACD will share key trends from the January 2020 CES show, then moderate an all-star panel.
Our panelists will cover the potential strategic impacts of important innovations and global technologies, such as 5G, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, blockchain, retail tech, voice, digital money, health care, robots, and self-driving cars. We will go deeper than the buzzwords to consider how today's director can bring appropriate oversight to a company's innovation and technological evolution.
Key takeaways to take back to your boardroom will include:
New technologies that could disrupt industries and impact shareholder value;
Some of the strategic opportunities and risks accompanying these technologies;
The key questions directors should be asking at board meetings;
How boards from all industries can engender an innovation culture.
Erin Essenmacher serves as the chief programming officer for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), responsible for the content curation, strategy, and execution of more than 60 virtual and in person education programs and events each year. Essenmacher is also an award-winning writer, director, and producer with more than 20 years of experience in media production. She has written, directed, and produced films for PBS, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, the History Channel, and Court TV, and she produced and co-wrote the critically acclaimed independent documentary, MINE. Essenmacher currently serves on the boards of Docs in Progress and EILEEN FISHER, Inc.