Digital Essentials

Do you want to ensure your organisation is taking advantage of all the opportunities created by the digital world?

8 CPD points

Gain a fundamental understanding of the influences of new technologies in this digital era with this interactive workshop. Through a series of practical activities you will learn ways to assess the rigour of digital business cases presented to your board.

Course/workshop category: Focused short course

Duration: One day, 8.30am - 5.00pm

Content covered

  • Board responsibilities in the digital era
  • Key disruptive technologies explained
  • Responding to cyber risk
  • Making informed decisions about technologies and their impact

Who should attend
Directors, aspiring directors and senior executives. As a pre-requisite you should have governance experience or have attended Governance Essentials.


​Members: $850 incl GST
Non-members: $1,080 incl GST

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Our facilitators

Digital Essentials is presented by one of the facilitators below:

  • Dave Moskovitz CMInstD

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    Dave Moskovitz is a professional director, angel investor, and consultant.  He serves on the boards of a number of startups and larger organisations, and is a member of the Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Ministerial Advisory Group reporting to Minister Clare Curran. Dave was born in California and immigrated to New Zealand in 1982. He began his career in software development, did a brief stint studying linguistics at the postgraduate level, and cofounded one of Wellington’s early Internet companies. Since selling that company, he has worked with startups, SMEs, corporates, and government to make the most of their use of digital technology and compete globally. He’s also involved in a number of philanthropic, non-profit, and interfaith organisations.

  • Paul Connell CA CFInstD

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    Over the last 18 years Paul has been director of two listed technology companies, CEO of a technology company and involved with internet start-ups.  He is presently Director of Unison Networks Ltd, Unison Fibre Ltd, ETEL Ltd, Hall’s Logistics Group Ltd and Telarc SAI Ltd. He is Chair of the Accreditation Council and Bobux International Limited and founding Independent Chairman of the Hamilton City Council Audit and Risk Committee.

  • Murray Strong MInstD

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    Murray is an independent chairman and professional director. He currently holds governance and advisory roles in both the public and private sector including CERA, the Ministry of Education and the TSB Trust and is actively involved in the Christchurch rebuild as the independent chairman of three of the anchor projects. He has held a variety of Crown appointed roles, including Crown Commissioner and as a director on Crown entities. He has worked in governance and senior management roles across the education, aviation, professional services, tourism and sport sectors over the last 20 years. He's also actively involved in TEDx in both Queenstown and Christchurch as MC and speaker coach and speaks regularly on leadership in a range of executive programmes.