Bridge the gap between the promise of AI and utilization at your company.
According to a recent Microsoft study, 84% of enterprises believe investing in artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to greater competitive advantages. But most companies are not currently utilizing AI tools. NACD is providing this session to help corporate directors determine the business applications for AI and develop a roadmap to share and discuss with their CEOs.
Attendees will accomplish these four things:
Discover the three core components of AI and how to apply them to your business.
Understand how companies and CEOs are deploying AI to gain a competitive advantage.
Discuss how to leverage your enterprise data to take your decision making to the next level.
Outline a roadmap for AI mission-critical projects to share with your C-suite and empower them to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Christa Steele is an experienced CEO, board member, and well-known speaker and thought leader of digital disruption and corporate governance in the new digital age.
She currently serves on the boards of directors of Recology, OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), Tanimura & Antle, NACD Northern California, and Pacific Coast Banking School.
Until recently, Steele was a partner and board member of FIG Partners, a highly successful investment bank with 10 locations across the United States. In April 2019, FIG Partners was acquired by Janney Montgomery Scott.
Prior to board directorship, she became the youngest CEO in the United States to lead a $3.5 billion asset size bank located in the San Francisco Bay area. As a former CEO with $500 million in market cap, she led the improvement of core earnings 43% in a single calendar year, doubled the bankÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s value in less than two years, and successfully led its sale for a premium in 2015. Steele was recognized by The San Francisco Business Times as a Most Influential Leader in Bay Area Business and Crowe Horwath for driving significant financial performance improvement. In October 2019, she was identified by Private Company Director Magazine as a North America Director to Watch.
Steele qualifies as a financial and audit expert from time served as CEO overseeing the financial complexities of a financial institution. She is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and holds an MBA from University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree from California State University Sacramento.