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....
cybercrime, cybersecurity, data security

19 October, 2018

Boards increase their efforts on cybersecurity

In a noisy room at London’s Tobacco Dock this week, a team of German computer geeks outdid 16 other teams of tech whizz kids to be crowned winners of the
Blockchain

9 October, 2018

Why Blockchain is good news for governance

In our modern digital world, concepts like disruption, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain have gained much attention. But these developments raise questi...
TSB

10 September, 2018

When an IT failure should mean ‘goodbye’ for a CEO

In August 2017, container shipping company Maersk was hit by a cyber-attack linked to NotPetya ransomware. The attack, which crippled the company and reportedly caused ships to be kept at sea, cost $3...
AI, artificial intelligence, data

27 July, 2018

The technologies senior leaders plan to deploy in the coming years

Despite all the hype, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, blockchain and 3D printing have had a small impact on businesses in the past few years. Big data analytics has had the biggest ...

6 July, 2018

Regulators demand IT security plans from financial services firms

Financial services firms have been given three months to show regulators how their IT systems will manage the risk of cyber-attack or changes in technology. The Bank of England, Financial Conduct A...
Cybersecurity, cyber-risk, cyber-attack, data privacy

4 June, 2018

Cybersecurity is a key corporate governance concern

Cybersecurity risk is real and pervasive as demonstrated by recent attacks t...
Ashurst, M&A, corporate venture capital

18 May, 2018

Preparation key for growing trend of corporate venture capital deals

When the business pages write about venture capital they usually fail to make an important distinction. Though VC deals make for attention-grabbing headlines, it is corporate venture capital investmen...