This program highlights key insights from the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) and its impact on boards. Hear from Moderator Maureen Conners, Fashion Incubator San Francisco board director and former board director of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK).
Other directors will speak about the potential strategic impact of some of these innovations and global technologies—artificial intelligence, voice, augmented and virtual reality, blockchain, self-driving cars, robots, and drones. Get updated on the highlights of the NACD CES® Experience. The program will conclude with a robust Q&A, as well as breakout sessions where Bay Area directors discuss with peers what this all means for their boards.
Key takeaways to bring back to your boardroom will include:
New technologies that could disrupt industries and impact the creation of shareholder value
How boards are dealing with the potential impacts of multiple new technologies
The key questions directors should be asking outside annual strategy meetings
Considerations for disclosures about the impact of new technologies
Maureen is CEO of Conners Consulting, a Board Director at Fashion Incubator San Francisco, a former Board Director at Deckers (NYSE: DECK, makers of Ugg) and a mentor for start-ups at Plug and Play Tech Center and The Silicon Valley BeautyTech Accelerator. She is a visionary leader and former executive at Gillette (P& G), Levi’s and Mattel – who helped build world-class brands, launched many new products and helped increase shareholder value.
Maureen advises CEO’s and Boards on strategy and new technologies for increasing global revenue growth. Her article on The Innovation Era’s Implications for Boards was published in NACD Directorship magazine. She is a speaker on the topic of new technologies and their strategic impact. Her recent talks have been at CES, Deloitte’s Board Director Symposium, NACD Board Events, The High Tech Retailing Summit, The Ecommerce Retail Summit, The Wearable Technologies Conference and at The Newco Event on Fashion, Retail, and Tech.
She has an MBA from Wharton and attended The Stanford Board Directors’ College Program. She is also on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and the NACD Northern California Chapter Board.
Tony Perazzo is the California Market leader and managing partner for Grant Thornton’s Greater Bay Area offices. He leads a team of audit, tax, and advisory experts providing high-quality results and valuable business insight to senior management, boards of directors, and other key decision-makers across geography and industries. During a career that has spanned nearly 25 years, Mr. Perazzo has worked extensively with privately held companies ranging from family-owned to private equity and venture capital–backed entities. This experience has equipped him with a deep understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges faced by private company owners and executives. He also serves large public companies (primarily in the Russel 2000 space). His diversity of clients allows him to identify business risks and best practices, bringing significant value to his clients. Mr. Perazzo has focused primarily on the technology and consumer and industrial products industries, though he also has deep experience in leasing.