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From asphalt to grain production and from outpatient care centers to consulting services, all industries are experiencing an underlying current that is stirring unprecedented change. How are constantly changing technologies affecting your boardroom?

Inspired by conversations with directors from a diverse range of industries, this experiential symposium will help directors harness one of today’s most daunting challenges—overseeing technology risks and opportunities.

The NACD Technology Symposium will empower directors with advanced insights on how the latest technology trends from Silicon Valley are shaping the future of your organization—from data analytics to cybersecurity to privacy practices.

Exclusive access to Silicon Valley’s industry experts and venture capitalists on the pulse of technology innovation during an experiential tour will stimulate questions for panel and peer-to-peer discussions, including how best to prepare your board to mitigate technology-related risks and capitalize on these new opportunities.

Event Dates: July 12-13, 2018

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Agenda

NACD is curating an immersive, experiential agenda that combines on-site tours of Silicon Valley's leading technology firms and thought-provoking conversations with seasoned directors, technology innovators, venture capitalists, leading executives, and cybersecurity thought leaders.

Nora Denzel

Nora Denzel

Director, Ericsson Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Talend, NACD Northern California Chapter

Nora M. Denzel is a public board director of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), Ericsson and Talend. She heads the compensation committee at AMD and serves on the technology committee of Ericsson. Prior public board service includes Redbox (where she also served as interim CEO), Overland Storage, and Saba Software. She is on the advisory board for BBVA (a global bank based in Spain) and on the board of the NACD Northern California Chapter. Prior to full-time board work, Denzel worked for more than 25 years in the Silicon Valley. Her last position was as the senior vice president of Big Data and Social Product design at Intuit (the makers of TurboTax and Quicken software(. She has also held executive-level positions at HP Enterprise and IBM.

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Nora M. Denzel is a public board director of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), Ericsson and Talend. She heads the compensation committee at AMD and serves on the technology committee of Ericsson. Prior public board service includes Redbox (where she also served as interim CEO), Overland Storage, and Saba Software. She is on the advisory board for BBVA (a global bank based in Spain) and on the board of the NACD Northern California Chapter. Prior to full-time board work, Denzel worked for more than 25 years in the Silicon Valley. Her last position was as the senior vice president of Big Data and Social Product design at Intuit (the makers of TurboTax and Quicken software(. She has also held executive-level positions at HP Enterprise and IBM.
Christopher Hetner

Christopher Hetner

Cybersecurity Lead, Technology Controls Program, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Christopher Hetner leads cybersecurity for the Technology Controls Program of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. Hetner has more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, risk management, and regulatory compliance. Before joining the SEC, he headed the wealth and asset management sector cybersecurity practice at Ernst & Young LLP. His team advised major clients across the investment management industry on risk management and cybersecurity. Previously Hetner was the chief information security officer at GE Capital Corp. and leader of global information security risk and compliance programs for Citigroup Inc.

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Christopher Hetner leads cybersecurity for the Technology Controls Program of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. Hetner has more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, risk management, and regulatory compliance. Before joining the SEC, he headed the wealth and asset management sector cybersecurity practice at Ernst & Young LLP. His team advised major clients across the investment management industry on risk management and cybersecurity. Previously Hetner was the chief information security officer at GE Capital Corp. and leader of global information security risk and compliance programs for Citigroup Inc.
Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang

Founder, Wuju Learning Inc.

As the founder and CEO of Wuju Learning, Jia Jiang is at the helm of a company that trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training. Jiang’s blog, 100 Days of Rejection Therapy, documents and analyzes his journey to discover and conquer the fear of rejection. Jiang (a.k.a. the Rejection Guy) is a newly minted TED speaker and the author of the bestselling book, Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection (2015). Jiang’s work has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, and many more.

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As the founder and CEO of Wuju Learning, Jia Jiang is at the helm of a company that trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training. Jiang’s blog, 100 Days of Rejection Therapy, documents and analyzes his journey to discover and conquer the fear of rejection. Jiang (a.k.a. the Rejection Guy) is a newly minted TED speaker and the author of the bestselling book, Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection (2015). Jiang’s work has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, and many more.
JT Kostman

JT Kostman

CEO, Applied AI; Director, Reimagine Holdings, Jocata

Dr. JT Kostman is a member of the Board of Directors for Reimagine Holdings. He previously served as Chief Data Scientist for Samsung and Chief Data Officer for Time Inc. and has led the development of cutting-edge capabilities for several U.S. Intelligence, Defense, and Security agencies—including CIA, DIA, DHS, FBI, DoD, as well as for President Barack Obama. Dr. Kostman has been recognized by his peers and the press as one of the world’s leading Data Strategists and is an internationally recognized expert in Cognitive Computing and Applied Artificial Intelligence.

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Dr. JT Kostman is a member of the Board of Directors for Reimagine Holdings. He previously served as Chief Data Scientist for Samsung and Chief Data Officer for Time Inc. and has led the development of cutting-edge capabilities for several U.S. Intelligence, Defense, and Security agencies—including CIA, DIA, DHS, FBI, DoD, as well as for President Barack Obama. Dr. Kostman has been recognized by his peers and the press as one of the world’s leading Data Strategists and is an internationally recognized expert in Cognitive Computing and Applied Artificial Intelligence.
Christa Steele

Christa Steele

Owner, Boardroom Consulting LLC

Bio coming soon.

Venue

Four Seasons, Silicon Valley
2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA  94303

NACD has reserved a block of guestrooms at the Four Seasons at the group rate of $565/night, plus applicable taxes.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 650-470-3847 and giving the group name “NACD”. The rate will be available until June 18, 2018, or until sold out.

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Accreditation

NACD Fellowship® Credits: 6 Skill and 4 Collaborative

6 Skill Credits 4 Skill Credits

This program offers Fellowship Credits for NACD members working toward attaining or maintaining NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®.

Contact

Register by phone: 571-367-3820

Register by e-mail: Registration@NACDonline.org

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Payment, Cancellation, and Transfer Policy

Event registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received. Each cancelled registration will be assessed a $500 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received in writing no fewer than 30 calendar days before the event start date in order to qualify for a partial refund. If written notice is given within 29 calendar days of the event start date, registrants will forfeit the entire program fee unless it is transferred to another NACD program pursuant to the following transfer policy.

Application for transfer credit must be received within 30 calendar days of the date on which NACD receives written notice of cancellation. Transferred credit (less the $500 cancellation fee) will apply only to eligible NACD programs that occur within 12 months of a cancellation. Please submit all cancellations and transfer requests via e-mail to registration@NACDonline.org or via fax to 866-536-9044.