Los Angeles | Governance in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Private Board Members

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM PST
Law Offices of Polsinelli
2049 Century Park East, Suite 2900
Los Angeles, CA 90067



For decades, the work of a governance professional has been defined by thoughtful deliberation and facilitated by time-honored structures like Roberts Rules of Order. Digital transformation, globalization, and other sweeping trends are changing this picture.


Technology now evolves in a cycle of months rather than years. New business models like streaming content and task-sharing and online platforms like Uber and AirBnB are disrupting business as usual, as are highly public scandals related to cyber breaches, sexual misconduct, and beyond. Board members have more on their radar and on their plates, in a demanding market which leaves little tolerance for hesitation or error.


In the 21st century, the challenging job of board governance just became significantly more difficult. Thanks to a confluence of forces, board members are at a crossroads, with one foot in the past, one in the future, and great concern about successfully making the leap into the future.


Can processes purposefully designed to be deliberative keep pace with todays speed of business? How can leaders steeped in 20th century experience navigate a world of increasing unpredictability?


Boards are starting to shift their approaches and processes. But efficiency is just one small part of the equation. As governance undergoes a major transformation, governance professionals are hungry for new ways to stay ahead of change and gain advantage.


Our session will highlight six key areas where board roles, responsibilities, and processes are evolving: value creation, resilience, risk management, strategy, sustainability, and personal accountability. It will also cover the concept of board behavioral profiles, and governance personality traits which can change over time and in response to specific situations.


We hope that you can join us the morning of November 13th at the Law Offices of Polsinelli located at 2049 Century Park East, Suite 2900. There will be a networking opportunity from 7:30 am to 8:00 am, and the program will start right after with an end time of 9:30 am. Breakfast will be served. Valet parking is available for a fee at the venue.  In addition three hours of FREE parking is available in the nearby Westfield Mall (a couple of blocks from venue).


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Scott Mallery
Senior Sales Director - Americas

Scott brings over fourteen years of corporate governance related expertise in the Enterprise Governance Management market to Diligent.  He is responsible for the sales strategy and new customer acquisitions for the Diligent sales in North America.  He previously served as Vice President of Sales and Client Services at Equilar, leading the sales and client services organizations.  Prior to joining Equilar, he spent nine years at BoardVantage. He was responsible for growth in sales with hundreds of organizations, working closely with them to develop best practices for secure, paperless communications for both boards of directors and senior leadership teams. Previously, he held senior sales leadership positions with Oracle, Datasweep and WebEx. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management from California State University, Chico.