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Governing for the Future: The Board's New Mandate – Innovation

May 30, 2018 | Chicago, IL

Event Detail

Please join NACD and Grant Thornton for Governing for the Future: The Board’s New Mandate – Innovation. This is a roundtable discussion on the board’s new mandate: incorporating innovation into its agenda. 

  • Is innovation performance incorporated into the board’s and management’s goals? How is the audit committee responding to automation and innovation in audit?
  • What role does the board play in defining innovation and reviewing innovation strategy, including emerging technologies?
  • What is the board’s involvement in re-imagining the business in anticipation of the workforce of the future?

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Agenda

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Registration, Networking, and Light Lunch
12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m. – Program Welcome and Introductions
12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. – Roundtable Discussion
2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Lightning Round and Roundtable Summations
2:30 p.m. – Program Adjourns

Speakers

Jeff Burgess

Jeff Burgess

National Managing Partner, Audit Services, Grant Thornton LLP

Jeff Burgess is the national managing partner of Audit Services for Grant Thornton LLP, and a member of the firm’s senior leadership team. Burgess focuses on ensuring quality is the foundation for everything Grant Thornton does in the audit practice. He is the firm’s lead visionary for its focus on the audit of the future, including how the firm strategically leverages automation and new innovations to deliver quality via gaining a deeper understanding of its clients’ business.

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Jeff Burgess is the national managing partner of Audit Services for Grant Thornton LLP, and a member of the firm’s senior leadership team. Burgess focuses on ensuring quality is the foundation for everything Grant Thornton does in the audit practice. He is the firm’s lead visionary for its focus on the audit of the future, including how the firm strategically leverages automation and new innovations to deliver quality via gaining a deeper understanding of its clients’ business.
Nichole Jordan

Nichole Jordan

National Managing Partner--Clients, Markets & Industries, Grant Thornton LLP

Nichole Jordan is the national managing partner of Markets, Clients & Industry at Grant Thornton LLP. Jordan chairs the firm’s Growth Committee, an enterprise-wide integrated leadership team focused on the greatest opportunities to bring value to clients, including digital labor and the workforce of the future, data analytics, innovation assessments, and robotic process automation. Jordan also serves as the executive sponsor of Grant Thornton’s C-suite and Board Networks programs, which connect industry peers to exchange leading practices and innovative ideas they can leverage to create value within their own businesses.

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Nichole Jordan is the national managing partner of Markets, Clients & Industry at Grant Thornton LLP. Jordan chairs the firm’s Growth Committee, an enterprise-wide integrated leadership team focused on the greatest opportunities to bring value to clients, including digital labor and the workforce of the future, data analytics, innovation assessments, and robotic process automation. Jordan also serves as the executive sponsor of Grant Thornton’s C-suite and Board Networks programs, which connect industry peers to exchange leading practices and innovative ideas they can leverage to create value within their own businesses.

Venue

Union League Club
65 Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Accreditation

NACD Fellowship® Credits: 3 Collaborative

3 Skill Credits

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

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Contact

Register by phone: 571-367-3700

Register by e-mail: Invitation@NACDonline.org