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
Senior Fellow, Corporate Governance
The Conference Board

Bob Zukis is a senior fellow with The Conference Board Governance Center. Zukis retired on July 1, 2012, from PwC as a Senior Partner and is now focused on disruptive technology start-ups and helping leaders and their companies find their future w... 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... 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... Full Bio

Marcel Bucsescu

Marcel Bucsescu (Moderator)
Assistant Director, Governance Center
The Conference Board

Marcel Bucsescu is assistant director of The Conference Board Governance Center. In this role, he oversees all Center programs and leads several key efforts, including The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending and The Conferen... Full Bio


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