How this software for boards of directors can prevent insider leaks

It was the middle of election season when James Detenbeck, the chair of the board for Canadian Niagara Power Inc., saw firsthand the damaging effects that leaked documents can have when an insider

Published on: April 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Avoid IT project cost overruns with responsible Board oversight

Everyone has read about the failure of large, multi-million dollar IT projects. Yet no one considers that it might just happen to their own business. Typically, the need for these projects is linked

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

10 responsibilities of independent directors at private companies

The role of an independent director is important for all companies and not-for-profit organizations alike; however, it is particularly important for private companies where it is not always apparent who has the interests

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Gerard Buckley

20 chairperson responsibilities for curing a ‘dysfunctional board’

I hear much reported on the dysfunctionality of growth stage company boards and board meetings by investors and entrepreneurs alike. They often give the appearance the situation is out of their hands or

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

9 reasons to name a non-executive chairperson to your board

It is natural for entrepreneurs and founders to want to control the destiny of their company. Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are often cited as examples of why a founder should stay in control.

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

6 big risks of big data for Boards to consider

There is not a day when big data isn't mentioned in the news as a differentiator or an issue for organizations. But what does that mean for the very top level of company

Published on: August 8th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How to present to the company Board in a way that matters

Having been a CIO for more than 20 years and on Boards for the past 10, I have seen both sides and experienced many hits and misses in my interactions with boards. There

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Google diversity numbers remind us gender equality remains unattained

A blog posted yesterday by Google Inc. has been getting attention and becoming the topic of discussion on social media. The search giant is being surprisingly candid about its failure to achieve a

Published on: May 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Hong Kong VC firm appoints AI to Board of Directors

Our future robotic overlords took one step closer to realizing their future of world domination.  In what can only be a page ripped directly from Skynet’s playbook, Deep Knowledge Ventures (DKV), a Hong

Published on: May 16th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Building a board of investors at your early stage company

This is part 2 of a two-part series on how startups can set up their governance structure. For part 1 of this series, head on over here.    Investor board nominees is a

Published on: May 11th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

“Driving the bus” and empowerment through governance

This is part 1 of a two-part series on how startups can set up their governance structure. For part 2 of this series, head on over here.    Most early and growth stage

Published on: May 11th, 2014 Gerard Buckley