We are in the midst of a business revolution with profound implications for companies and how they are governed. Changes involving markets, global competition, regulation and, perhaps above all, technology are reshaping social and economic life in powerful ways.
Boards and their leaders need to perform against heightened, often short-term expectations and contend with ever-intensifying scrutiny from a wide range of stakeholders. At the same time, they need to meet the demands of the future by fundamentally reshaping how the board thinks, operates and interacts with the business.
Join us on January 15th to hear from a commissioner on NACD’s 2019 Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of Board Leadership, Nicholas Donofrio, [bio info]. Don’t miss this discussion of insights on leading boards into the future and staying relevant as an active or aspiring board member. You’ll also receive a copy of the 2019 Blue Ribbon Commission Report, which contains useful tools for you and your boards.
Nick Donofrio currently serves on the boards of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Delphi Automotive plc, and chairs the innovation and technology committee for both companies. In addition, he sits on the board of Bank of New York Mellon, where he chairs the technology committee, and is a director of Liberty Mutual and The MITRE Co. Mr. Donofrio brings to NACD a wide range of executive management skills and significant technological expertise.
He began his career in 1964 at IBM, where he remained for 44 years in increasingly responsible roles, including those of division president for advanced workshops, general manager of the large-scale computing division, and executive vice president of innovation and technology. In 2008 he was elected an IBM Fellow, the company's highest technical honor, and in the same year received the first U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration Gold Medal ever conferred on a non-U.S. government employee. He has long been focused on advancing educational and career development opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women in the STEM disciplines, a commitment that has been recognized with numerous honors and awards.
He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of Britain's Royal Academy of Engineering, and the 2010 recipient of the IRI Medal. Recently he chaired a National Academy of Engineering initiative that resulted in the March 2015 release of a report titled Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work.