Executives and non-executives from a range of backgrounds met to gauge boardroom tech skills, board culture and adapting to the pandemic.
In 2016 Russam published a paper that highlighted the lack of technology expertise and leadership around the boardroom tables of both large and small organisations outside of the technology sector. This was motivated by the struggle we observed for chief technology officers to be given the same recognition as chief finance officers when it came to remunerated for board appointments. It suggested that non-executive directors could do more to support change and innovation in the organisations they serve, driven by technology as the enabler. We concluded that there was a technology skills gap in the boardroom—and the pandemic has proven this in a very real way. We recently invited executives and non-executives from a broad range of bac