eye, big data ethics

26 February, 2020

Big data ‘poses biggest ethical challenge’ for businesses

Concerns about big data have become a leading ethical issue for executives and boards. A survey released this week found that 44% of executives polled said big data “poses the biggest ethical challe...
business leaders, leadership

3 January, 2020

Five qualities for business leaders in an age of uncertainty

The 21st century has given us great access to information and a heightened awareness of human impact on the planet. We are also witnessing a proliferation in the use of technology by a global populati...
stressed CEO at his desk

25 October, 2019

Feeling drained? Why leaders must learn to manage their energy

When I ran into Dirk, a banking CEO whom I had known for some time, I asked him why he looked so down. After a short silence, he responded with an avalanche of words. He had been feeling exhausted. At...
Jacqui Ferguson, NED Awards 2020

30 September, 2019

NED Awards 2020: ‘Think strategically about how your company adapts’

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ransomware threat

5 August, 2019

Board preparation is key to fighting the ransomware threat

Ransomware is one of the most debilitating forms of cyber-attack, often catching companies unaware and ultimately causing them long-term financial and reputational harm. Unfortunately, in 2019 there h...
ransomware, Ryuk ransom note

29 July, 2019

Ransomware attacks: what to do when the worst happens

It can cause bankruptcy and feel like a “violation”: Ransomware attacks are on the rise, enabling cybercriminals around the globe to extort vast sums of money from businesses while indiscriminatel...
Mark Braithwaite, Odgers Berndtson

28 June, 2019

Rapid technological change ‘is disrupting leadership’

At a recent gathering in London, a group of chairs, chief executives and senior managers came together to talk about a book. Written by Mark Braithwaite, the Asia Pacific managing director for global ...
cybersecurity

25 June, 2019

Cybersecurity: how to close the knowledge gap

As cybersecurity becomes a mainstream business risk, boards are coming under increasing pressure from customers, regulators, investors and the government to understand and oversee potential breaches e...
AI, artificial intelligence

6 June, 2019

Ethics body issues warning to boards over AI accountability

Back in April a report from a think tank at New York University made headline news around the world.
cybersecurity, technology

29 May, 2019

Banking on better cybersecurity

J P Morgan Chase’s chief executive and chair Jamie Dimon has been touted as a potential US presidential candidate, but anyone scouring his annual letter to shareholders for evidence of political amb...