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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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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.

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Founder & CEO, GEC Risk Advisory; Ethics Advisor, Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico; Governance Chair, Epic Theatre Ensemble; Chair Emeritus, Ethics & Compliance Association

Andrea Bonime-Blanc is the CEO of GEC Risk Advisory and has held senior executive roles at Bertelsmann, PSEG, and Verint Systems. In early 2017, she was appointed Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico. In both 2014 and 2015, the Ethisphere Institute recognized her as among the “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics.” Additionally, she was named among the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America in 2014. She is chair emeritus of the Ethics and Compliance Association and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Bonime-Blanc has published widely and is the author of The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency (2014) and of The Conference Board’s Emerging Practices in Cyber-Risk Governance (2015). In April 2018, Praeger Publishers will publish her co-authored book, The Artificial Intelligence Imperative: A Practical Roadmap for Business. Her next solo book, Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience & Value, will be published by Routledge/Greenleaf in 2018.

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Andrea Bonime-Blanc is the CEO of GEC Risk Advisory and has held senior executive roles at Bertelsmann, PSEG, and Verint Systems. In early 2017, she was appointed Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico. In both 2014 and 2015, the Ethisphere Institute recognized her as among the “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics.” Additionally, she was named among the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America in 2014. She is chair emeritus of the Ethics and Compliance Association and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Bonime-Blanc has published widely and is the author of The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency (2014) and of The Conference Board’s Emerging Practices in Cyber-Risk Governance (2015). In April 2018, Praeger Publishers will publish her co-authored book, The Artificial Intelligence Imperative: A Practical Roadmap for Business. Her next solo book, Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience & Value, will be published by Routledge/Greenleaf in 2018.
Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels

Director, BlackBerry, Mercury Systems, CACI International, Northern Virginia Technology Council, Virginia Chamber of Commerce; Chair, Invincea, Logistics Management Institute

Bio coming soon.

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.
Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang

Founder, Wuju Learning Inc.; TED Speaker

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, PhD

JT Kostman, PhD

CEO, Applied AI; Director, Reimagine Holdings, Jocata

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. 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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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. 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.
Sandra Lopez

Sandra Lopez

Vice President, Intel Corp.

Sandra E. Lopez is vice president for Intel Sports. Lopez is responsible for partnering with the sports industry to deliver the next-generation storytelling platform: immersive media. Previously, Lopez was within Intel’s New Technology Group, leading and managing the Fashion wearable business. Earlier in her Intel career, Lopez held various roles within corporate marketing, including director of new business marketing and director of consumer marketing. In the latter role, she led Intel’s brand repositioning work to earn an Intel Achievement Award in 2010. She also earned industry honors. In 2013, she won a Marketers That Matter award, a program that recognizes top marketing executives in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2015, she was named among the Top 10 Latina Executives by LATINA Style Inc. Before joining Intel in 2005, Lopez worked at Adobe Systems Inc., Macromedia, Computer Associates International Inc., and several other technology companies.

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Sandra E. Lopez is vice president for Intel Sports. Lopez is responsible for partnering with the sports industry to deliver the next-generation storytelling platform: immersive media. Previously, Lopez was within Intel’s New Technology Group, leading and managing the Fashion wearable business. Earlier in her Intel career, Lopez held various roles within corporate marketing, including director of new business marketing and director of consumer marketing. In the latter role, she led Intel’s brand repositioning work to earn an Intel Achievement Award in 2010. She also earned industry honors. In 2013, she won a Marketers That Matter award, a program that recognizes top marketing executives in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2015, she was named among the Top 10 Latina Executives by LATINA Style Inc. Before joining Intel in 2005, Lopez worked at Adobe Systems Inc., Macromedia, Computer Associates International Inc., and several other technology companies.
Michael Marquardt

Michael Marquardt

Chair, International Assistance Group, Assistance Alliance International Inc. (Malaysia), American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division; Director, ACS Cancer Action Network (National), ACS Cancer Action Network (Global), Commonwealth Trust Company; CEO, Global Kompass Strategies Inc

Michael Marquardt serves as a global business advisor to corporations in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Since 2007, he has served as the independent non-executive chairman of a large healthcare logistics and technology company based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He also serves on the board of Commonwealth Trust Company in Delaware. Michael grew up in Berlin, but emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1991. He serves on several nonprofit organization boards, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's national and global boards. Michael is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

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Michael Marquardt serves as a global business advisor to corporations in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Since 2007, he has served as the independent non-executive chairman of a large healthcare logistics and technology company based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He also serves on the board of Commonwealth Trust Company in Delaware. Michael grew up in Berlin, but emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1991. He serves on several nonprofit organization boards, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's national and global boards. Michael is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer

CEO, The Palmer Group, LLC

Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group. Palmer is Fox 5 New York’s on-air tech expert and host of the Emmy-nominated television show, Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He is also a regular technology commentator for CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, and Fox Business News. He is the patented inventor of the underlying technology for Enhanced Television used by response-based advertising systems and programs such as ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Palmer is a popular speaker and moderator at technology and media conferences and a published author. He is a guest lecturer at top-tier colleges and universities. Palmer is a past president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He was named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology in 2016 and 2017.

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Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group. Palmer is Fox 5 New York’s on-air tech expert and host of the Emmy-nominated television show, Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He is also a regular technology commentator for CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, and Fox Business News. He is the patented inventor of the underlying technology for Enhanced Television used by response-based advertising systems and programs such as ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Palmer is a popular speaker and moderator at technology and media conferences and a published author. He is a guest lecturer at top-tier colleges and universities. Palmer is a past president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He was named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology in 2016 and 2017.
Christa Steele

Christa Steele

Former CEO, Mechanics Bank (MCHB); Owner, Boardroom Consulting LLC

Bio coming soon.

Michael J. Turillo, Jr.

Michael J. Turillo, Jr.

Vice Chair, Spencer Trask & Co.; Co-Founder, Vice Chair and President, Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations LLC; Director, Inno360 Inc.

Bio coming soon.

Charlotte Whitmore

Charlotte Whitmore

Co-Founder and Chair, Analytics Pros, Inc.

Bio coming soon.

Venue

Four Seasons, Silicon Valley
2050 University Avenue
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.

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

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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.