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Are you a Samurai or a ninja?

23 October 2018

BoardRoom October/November 2018 issue

Exponential changes in technology are transforming the business world and the way we work. Artificial intelligence, big data, open data, virtual reality – everything is now underpinned by technology, and keeping up with constant advances is a huge challenge. Many of us can’t begin to fathom what the future will look like even two years down the track.

Governance at the museum

27 August 2018

BoardRoom August/September 2018 issue

As the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa celebrates its 20th anniversary, Kate Geenty talks to its chair Evan Williams about the challenges and rewards of governing the national museum, which included blurring some governance lines to guide the institution through tough times.

The importance of ethical leadership

03 July 2018

BoardRoom June/July 2018 issue

Are New Zealanders too polite to speak up when we see ethically murky behaviour at work? Are we too relaxed about formalising ethics? Dutch academic Karin Lasthuizen, who currently holds the Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Management at Victoria University’s School of Management in Wellington, thinks we might be.

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.