technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, secret ned

16 August, 2017

The Secret Ned: play digital tech to your advantage and keep RoboNed at bay

The last quarter has seen an upsurge in reported cyber-attacks and what I will call “digital drama”. It has become a mainstream issue—a bit...
boardroom, businessman, digital business, digital storm

15 August, 2017

Digital transformation: how boards can weather the storm

For more than a decade, companies have been urged to “digitalise” or risk being left behind. While many corporate leaders accept this as a reality, we argue that the impact of digita...
Telit Communications, Oozi Cats

14 August, 2017

Telit CEO Oozi Cats resigns over historic US fraud allegations

Oozi Cats, the CEO of global "Internet of Things" business Telit Communications, has resigned over allegations that he is wanted in the US for wire fraud. Cats resigned after an independent review ...
Digital business, digital risk, mobile working, digital age

10 August, 2017

Ethical principles vital as digital age recasts business environment

While businesses adapt to operating in a digital environment, the vast majority of business people place ethics as “very important” in this climate. A major survey of 10,000 accountants by the ...
Tech Data, FRC

9 August, 2017

Ex-Tech Data finance director banned from accounting membership

The former finance director of Tech Data Limited has been banned from membership of his accountancy association for ten years and fined nearly £36,000 for his role in the preparation of his former em...
Antony Jenkins

8 August, 2017

Digital optimist: Antony Jenkins

The word “dystopian” is usually only used in relation to a certain genre of science fiction. But talk to the right people about the future of business, and the D-word starts to emerg...
Chess, strategy, technology, digitalisation

3 August, 2017

Strategic thinking in the age of digital transformation

It is 7am in 2025 and you’re in a driverless electric Uber car whizzing you to work in the City. You’re on Skype talking to one of your Chine...
Future technology, digital risk, technological risk

10 July, 2017

Technological change: what’s your attitude to risk?

Most boards may not know it yet but the business over which they preside is fast becoming a technology business. Such is the increasing impact of data on decision-making and the need to disrupt or ...
company secretaries, board communication, digital board technology, digital boardroom tools

10 July, 2017

Under-pressure company secretaries need relief from admin burden

Spare a thought for company secretaries. While boards face ever-increasing pressures to change and adapt to digitisation, diversity, investor scrutiny, regulatory compliance, the prospect of Brexit an...
reporting, financial reporting, audit, annual reports, corporate reporting

26 June, 2017

What’s next for corporate reporting: the technology question

The future of corporate reporting is a subject attracting much attention of late, with a flourish of activity in this space in recent years. In the UK we have seen an explosion in non-financial dis...