CEOs and the Board Work Together on Innovation and Digital Transformation
Innovation is at the heart of digital transformation. Companies are creating and deploying new digital solutions, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, at an ever-increasing pace to meet the needs of customers and drive operational efficiencies. To accelerate innovation and transformation, however, you need strong internal capabilities and strategies to manage risks increased by digitization. More than ever, board visibility and effective governance of innovation are critical to the success of your organization’s transformation.
This program will help you better understand benefits and risks related to innovation and digital transformation and the role of the board in strengthening innovation capabilities.
Attendees will gain insights from our CEO panel on:
The importance and implications of innovation and digital transformation
The key components of innovation and how to maximize organizational growth through innovation
Aligning change and risk management strategies with overall business strategy
Building strong governance and a culture of innovation
Based in Silicon Valley, Roy Nicholson is a principal within Grant Thornton LLP’s advisory practice. He leads the national Digital Transformation and Management team, which works closely with senior leaders and technology executives on digital services and innovation, IT strategy and architecture, data strategy and management, agile and program management, and IT integration and separation.
Nicholson has more than 20 years of management consulting and software company leadership experience focused on technology strategy, product and custom development, and systems implementation. He has worked in a broad range of technology areas including custom application development, ERP, enterprise content management, process automation, and complex systems integration programs in industries including financial services, life sciences, utilities, and energy and engineering.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Nicholson was vice president of Professional Services for the Enterprise Content Management division of EMC and a partner at IBM Global Business Services.
John Vigouroux has over 30 years of experience as a serial and parallel entrepreneur specializing in software. He is an eight-time president/CEO who has successfully piloted and exited both private and public technology companies, including two unique big data and artificial intelligence software incubators. John is currently founder, chairman, and CEO of WeR.ai, a data science company that builds enterprise-class artificial intelligence/machine learning applications and Solves(TM) at the MVP use case level quickly and for a fraction of the cost. He also sits on a number of advisory boards, including for NarrativeWave, an industrial internet of things software provider. John has also held leadership roles at Adobe, Cisco, and GE.
As CEO of Euclid, Brent is passionate about leading a diverse and growing team to change how retailers engage with customers using data-backed, privacy-friendly insights to more effectively compete in a post-mobile, post-Amazon world. Brent was named a LinkedIn Top Voice in 2017 for retail and regularly contributes to Forbes, LinkedIn, Inc., Entrepreneur, and various retail industry publications.
Brent helped found Reputation.com, which remains the world’s leading provider of online reputation products and services with several hundred employees. During his tenure, he played a pivotal leadership role in growing the company’s customer base to over a million customers across more than 100 countries—and its revenue from zero to many tens of millions of dollars (precise financials not publicly disclosed). Reputation.com is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Bessemer, and August Capital, and it has been named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
Marten Mickos is the CEO of HackerOne, the leading provider worldwide of hacker-powered security. Previously he was the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, acquired by Hewlett-Packard where he served as head of the HP cloud business. Mickos was the CEO of MySQL AB from 2001 to 2008. He served on the board of Nokia from 2012 to 2015.