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 in this digital era with this interactive workshop. Through a series of practical case studies you will learn how to test 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
  • How to determine the digital maturity of your organisation
  • Responding to cyber risk
  • Making informed decisions about disruptive technologies

Who should attend
Directors, aspiring directors and senior executives who seek to better understand the digital era. As a pre-requisite you should have governance experience or have attended Governance Essentials.


Members: $830 incl GST
Non-members: $1,055 incl GST

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Our facilitators

Digital Essentials is presented by one of the facilitators below:

  • 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.

  • Paul Connell CFInstD

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    Paul is an independent director with over 36 years’ experience as a consultant, executive and investor in a variety of industries, including over 14 years as a director of public companies and a number of private companies. He is presently chair of  the Accreditation Council, director of Unison Networks Ltd, Unison Fibre Ltd, ETEL Ltd, Hall’s Refrigerated Transport Ltd and Telarc SAI Ltd. He is founding independent chairman of the Hamilton City Council audit and risk committee and Chair of Bobux International Limited.