March/April 2017

Cover Feature

Harnessing the Power of Digital Disruption

From robots to artificial intelligence, new technologies are creating enormous opportunities and challenges for businesses. To capitalize, organizations must attract technologically savvy board members.








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Also in this issue:

Editor's Note: Fashioning the Best Boards

Editor's Note: Fashioning the Best Boards

01/03/2017
Simon Avery

How do you ensure that your organization has the right directors?

President's Desk: Canada’s Strong Governance is a Stabilizing Force

President's Desk: Canada’s Strong Governance is a Stabilizing Force

02/03/2017
Rahul Bhardwaj

If the beginning of 2017 has underscored anything, it’s the importance of good governance. In the months ahead, we are likely to see even greater upheaval among governments and corporations around the world.

News Brief

News Brief

03/03/2017
Heather Wilson

Compiled by Heather Wilson, ICD's Director of Research Services

The Private Equity Board

The Private Equity Board

04/03/2017
Martin Mittelstaedt

John MacIntyre, one of the country’s leading private equity investors, talks to business writer Martin Mittelstaedt about what he wants from his boards of directors and how he builds them

Preparing for Digital Disruption

Preparing for Digital Disruption

05/03/2017
Richard Blackwell

Is your board energized by digital opportunites, or paralyzed by indecision? Directors with technological expertise have become a necessity, but to attract them, boards must update their recruiting methods, writes Richard Blackwell.

Is it Time for Boards to Have Technology Committees?

Is it Time for Boards to Have Technology Committees?

06/03/2017
Michael Fenn

Used effectively, technology can add significant value to organizations. Mismanaged, however, it can bring disastrous consequences. Michael Fenn, chair of the board technology committee at OMERS – one of Canada’s largest pension funds - makes the case for dedicated tech-savvy oversight from the board

Cybersecurity and the Risk of Litigation

Cybersecurity and the Risk of Litigation

07/03/2017
Cameron French

In an era when cybersecurity has become a major corporate risk item, Cameron French looks at the changing legal expectations in the boardroom

A Better Blueprint for Strategy

A Better Blueprint for Strategy

08/03/2017
John Caldwell

One of the most important roles of a board is to guide an organization’s strategy,
and yet there are few standards or accepted processes for doing so.

The Critical Role of the Board in Addressing Climate Change

The Critical Role of the Board in Addressing Climate Change

09/03/2017
Beth Reimer-Heck, Patrick Carlson, and Meghan Harris-Ngae

In late 2016, both the Alberta and federal governments announced programs that aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in part through taxation and constraints on emissions. This targeted transition to a low-carbon economy is a part of a global movement creating risks and opportunities that require board attention.

ICD Chapter Insights

ICD Chapter Insights

10/03/2017

Takeaways from ICD chapter events across the country

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