Brain showing AI in processes

15 January, 2021

Firms forge ahead with AI adoption despite a lack of skills on boards

More than two-thirds of boards intend to approve the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the next year, although there appear to be significant hurdles to successful integration. The ...
Stressed employee at his desk

4 January, 2021

How technology threatens mental health—especially if you’re inauthentic

The word technostress is often credited to Craig Brod, an American psychologist who authored a book about the stress brought on by rapid changes in technology. It was published in 1984, the year Ronal...
Cybersecurity shield protecting servers from cyber-attack

17 December, 2020

Cyber-accountability for C-suite and boards

I am often asked this question: “Are hackers just not targeting systems and IT users with specific privileges?” It’s important to understand that these people are not only powerful within the...
Team working from home due to Covid-19

14 December, 2020

Hybrid working requires new technology and HR strategies

I still remember vividly the first day of my career in the late 90s. Walking into the marble entrance hall of my accounting firm employer, fountains tinkling, receptionists immaculately dressed. I asc...
Team climbing a mountain using collaborative leadership

3 December, 2020

Top companies report problems with CEO succession planning

Leadership succession has become an issue for FTSE 100 companies, with skills gaps on their boards—and technology the most widespread knowledge deficit. A survey conducted by consultancy New Stre...
Businessman chooses digital innovation

6 November, 2020

Digital expertise in the boardroom ‘improves company performance’

Are tech experts on boards a necessity? New research suggests companies may fare better with high-level digital knowledge around the boardroom table. Academics at the University of Westminster have...
AI robot director looking at graph

13 October, 2020

Changes to company constitutions ‘could allow use of AI on the board’

The idea of robots driven by artificial intelligence taking a seat on boards has been in circulation for some years now. In the UK a major legal reform would be needed before a robot could be a “dir...
employee data being stolen in cybersecurity attack

24 September, 2020

How to prevent your employees’ mistakes compromising cybersecurity

Did you know that 43% of UK and US employees have made mistakes that have had in cybersecurity repercussions for themselves or their company? That’s according to Tessian's latest report,
processor chip

16 September, 2020

Board moves: Sir Peter Bonfield joins Imagination Technologies as NED

Imagination Technologies has appointed former BT chief executive Sir Peter Bonfield to its board as a non-executive director. Bonfield led BT from 1996 to 2002. He has served on the boards of 12 in...
Roman emperor in a suit checks his mobile device

14 September, 2020

‘Tech emperors’ need effective checks and balances in the boardroom

While the innovation and brilliance of tech “star founders” and their revolutionising companies have undoubtedly delivered great rewards for many of their stakeholders, they also bring new and unc...