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13 March, 2014 | (01 hr)

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The “Internet of things” is a rapidly evolving business and technology concept. Recently, it was described as a $19 trillion opportunity. So what are the forces at work here? What does the internet of things mean for companies and boards strategically and economically? Our panel of experts will cut through the hype and discuss the issues that boards need to consider when addressing this phenomenon, including why boards and management should rethink their IT governance in light of the internet of things, and how to incorporate the internet of things into strategic planning and thinking.

Audience: Board members and C-Suite/senior management


Bob Zukis

Bob Zukis
Advisor, Fusion LA
ESG Center Fellow

Bob Zukis is a Senior Fellow with The Conference Board ESG Center.

Named in 2013 to the Financial Times Digital 50 Board Candidates With Skills In New Technology, Bob is a leading advocate for digital diversity and improving corporate governance over IT and cybersecurity. &n...Full Bio

Scott Gillis

Scott Gillis
Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc., SunAmerica Financial Group

Scott Gillis is a business transformation architect, financial expert and change management leader.

As Controller, then Chief Financial Officer and board member, Gillis played an essential role in building SunAmerica, Inc. into one of the leading and fastest growing U.S. retirement f...Full Bio

Neil Postlethwaite

Neil Postlethwaite
Program Director, IBM Messaging & IoT Cloud Product Manager

Neil Postlethwaite is Product Manager for IBM’s Messaging Product portfolio, including WebSphere MQ,  IBM MessageSight & IBM’s Internet of Things focus.  He was appointed to his present position in 2013, having previously been responsible for product enablement across th...Full Bio

Marcel Bucsescu

Marcel Bucsescu (Moderator)
Co-Program Director, Chief Legal Officers Council
The Conference Board

Marcel Bucsescu is a Co-Program Director of The Conference Board Chief Legal Officers Council. Bucsescu has also served Executive Director of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School and led strategic initiatives for the Office of the CEO at LR...Full Bio

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