A: What is measured, matters: Harnessing your governing team to incentivise the right outcomes
Does the conduct uncovered by the Banking Royal Commission indicate that business has lost the ability to measure what really matters when it comes to getting the best out of people? This session will explore the interactions between the board and the executive team around people and culture issues such as financial and non-financial performance metrics, incentivising appropriate behaviour, managing stakeholder perceptions, and how incentives impact an organisation’s social licence to operate.
B: Tech and the boardroom #2: What high-performing boards are doing to harness AI
Artificial intelligence is transforming industries and turning our endless collections of data into actionable insights, however it would be a mistake for boards to view AI as simply a productivity enabler or delegate it to tech-savvy directors. This session will explore how boards are identifying the strategic opportunities AI presents for their organisations and the board’s role in the successful integration of AI into their business.
- Dr Catriona Wallace MAICD
- Ash Fontana
C: Secrets of success: From start-up to sustainable global business
Establishing best-practice governance is rarely top of mind for start-up founders. Do successful founders instinctively instil good governance in their organisations, or can good governance be introduced later when the organisation has grown? Hear from successful founders on how their governance practices have evolved as they’ve scaled, how they continue to balance risk vs innovation, and what sets their business apart from the ones that don’t make it.
D: Taking a deeper dive: Boards of the future
(Roundtable discussion – limited capacity)
Network with fellow attendees and discuss the important questions being raised about boards and directors in Australia. Director independence, tenure, number of board positions, industry expertise, and skills and capabilities are all in the spotlight. In this session, speakers and participants will examine these governance issues through the lens of outcomes, and will look at how directors are reframing their value to retain currency into the future.