Facebook, social media governance

18 September, 2019

Facebook creates oversight board to judge complaints about content

Under pressure to deal with complaints about the nature of extreme content that finds its way onto Facebook, the social media giant this week announced an answer: an innovation in governance. Faceb...
AI, technology, data

12 August, 2019

Audit and technology: not a panacea, but a catalyst for improvement

There is a lot of hype about technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)—and the audit and accountancy professions are not immune from this. So it’s important for auditors t...
financial services CEO, technology

9 August, 2019

Financial services CEOs ‘lack technology expertise’

Do financial services companies need chief executives with a background, or expertise, in technology? As a sector increasingly dependent on advanced technologies to maintain links with its vast cus...
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...
one dollar bill

5 July, 2019

Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek opts to receive nominal $1 salary

At a time when public discussion of the business world is often dominated by debate about excessive executive pay, along comes a CEO who volunteers to take just $1 in salary. Is it generous, altruisti...
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...
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...
Facebook

18 February, 2019

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal ‘a failure of governance’

In a report examining the production of "fake news", members of the digital, culture, media and sport committee concluded that regulation needs tightening, with the introductio...
corporate governance, uncertainty, Macron, Trump, May, AI, sustainability

14 February, 2019

Strategic decision-making in a fast-changing world

The future is hard to predict, and the current pace of change poses more questions than it answers. What impact will shifting global demographics and increasing longevity have on investment strategies...
digital strategy

14 February, 2019

A disruptive influence: how new technology is challenging boards

The global economy is undergoing a profound shift driven by technology, which is harnessing advances in medical science, biochemistry and machine learning to reshape the boundaries of human endeavour....