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The blockchain game-changer

27 April 2018

BoardRoom April/May 2018 issue

You may not fully understand what blockchain is yet but within the next few years it could underpin the way you do business.

Although blockchain is still in the early stages of its development, it has implications for almost every sector of society, says Dr Tomicah Tillemann, a director at New America’s Bretton Woods II programme and a keynote speaker at the IoD’s recent Leading Edge conference in Auckland.

Customers before tech

06 March 2018

Melissa Clark-Reynolds talks disruptive business models, why board composition matters, and why it’s more important for the board to understand their organisation’s customers than new technology.

Top five issues for directors in 2018

16 December 2017

Directors operate in a complex and dynamic environment that features rapid technological change and increasing scrutiny of social, political and corporate behaviour.

The rise of AI

29 August 2017

BoardRoom August/September 2017 issue

From virtual assistants to driverless cars, technology imitating human intelligence is on the rise.
But at what ethical cost and how do boards future-proof their organisations in the face of rapid change? Tao Lin reports for BoardRoom from Japan.

$lavery: a modern problem?

01 August 2017

Human trafficking and slavery are not remnants of another time, as IoD Governance Leadership Centre Research Analyst Amanda Reid explains.

Big data, big questions

28 July 2017

Data is everywhere. Collected, collated, but used for what and for what purpose? Boardroom explores the risks and opportunities and what commentators are saying here and abroad about our data-driven future.

Reporting to a board

29 June 2017

Trust is the essential element of an effective relationship between a senior executive team and its board and while it can take time to establish, there are steps the CEO can take to ease the process.