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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.

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.

Spotlight on corporate ethical behaviour

29 June 2017

BoardRoom editor Emma Sturmfels looks at public commentary and perception on ethical behaviour. What motivates an organisation to look at its ethics? And what directors need to be thinking about.

The challenge of authenticity

29 June 2017

When managing the inherent tension between ‘fitting in’ and ‘standing out,’ directors face the same challenge as leaders on other teams.

The view from the helicopter

26 June 2017

boardroom June/July 2017 issue

IoD Chartered Fellow Tony Carter shares his views on governance, including what directors can do to improve boardroom culture and relationships between the board and executive team.

A bright future for New Zealand

01 May 2017

boardroom April/May 2017 issue

The IoD’s 8,000th member isn’t actually a new member at all. Mavis Mullins originally joined the IoD more than 10 years ago but ceased membership feeling that at the time the areas she really cared about – the primary sector and Ma - ori governance – weren’t well represented by the IoD. Times have changed and Mullins has reconnected with the IoD as the organisation builds greater engagement with Maori, and she is keen to be a part of those conversations.

A profound shift

28 April 2017

Segments of the developed world are pushing back against the status quo and the effects are rippling through the global economy. Boards have a leadership role and must set the tone for a healthy organisation, which includes recognising the broader part their organisation plays in society. Boardroom talks to ASB Chief Economist Nick Tuffley about the changing world, and leading UK economist John Kay offers comment on the challenges businesses face in proving legitimacy in these challenging times.