At a glance
- Analyse digital technologies to influence director decision-making and improve the dynamics and the way the board works.
- Understand and frame different technologies for competitive advantage.
- Distinguish between controlling for digital resilience and contributing to effective stewardship in board decision-making and digitalisation scenarios.
- Short course
- £2,805 (in-person, including residential costs) + VAT
- Course length
- Two days
- Suitable for
- Board members (Chair, Senior Independent Director, Non-executive Director, Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, Chief Executive Officer) and senior executives seeking to join a board.
Digital Intelligence for Directors is suitable for current and future board members and senior executives.
The programme introduces participants to the adoption and influence of digital technologies at board level. Participants will gain a broader self-awareness of their directorship capacities for understanding and integrating digitalisation in board context and for director decision-making, e.g. Q&A discussion, board pack analysis, evaluating information and reaching consensus outcomes.
Directors and senior executives need to have broad awareness of digital intelligence. Technologies (big data, AI, cybersecurity, cloud computing, machine learning) are increasingly influencing investment decisions, competitive advantage, governance resilience and decision-making quality.
What assumptions are made about different technologies? How to assess the benefits and limitations? What are the transparency, confidentiality and cultural implications? How do technologies impact on director stewardship accountabilities? What are the latest digitalisation trends and best practice?
Learn to effectively appraise the assumptions and risks associated with engagement and adoption of digital technologies at board level.
Identify enhanced director skills and capabilities for effective board judgements in evaluating digitalisation and digital transformation.
£2,805 (in-person, including residential costs) + VAT
Standard rate VAT is applicable for UK businesses; overseas businesses based in the EU without a VAT number; and individuals based in the UK, EU, or rest of the world.
The programme is delivered as a workshop on two consecutive days with interaction very much encouraged. Each session contains a core taught element, consisting of presentations and relevant materials. Topics are linked to real-life examples. The programme includes group activity, where participants are expected to work together to answer questions based on real-life case studies.
The module is delivered in six sessions:
Introduction to digital technologies
Participants will explore the concept of digital technologies at board level as three pillars. Further, participants will consider emerging forms of technologies, as well as assessing limitations and opportunities of automated decision-making. What are the sources and processes of data-generation, cleansing, manipulation and presentation?
Directorship dynamics and digital technologies
Participants will consider the role of the director in a scenario of increasing adoption of digital technologies, such as AI and automation. Specifically, they will discuss the necessary adaptations in directors' behaviours and attitudes and identify the requirement for new digital skills. The impacts of digital technologies on the interactions between board members and stakeholders will also be discussed, using the perspective of a new form of stewardship and board liability.
Director capabilities for engaging in a digital age
Responsibility and accountability issues of technologies will be introduced. Participants will have opportunities to consider ethical and societal implication, e.g. cyber-security, up-skilling digital capabilities; GDPR, reputation. This section highlights opportunities and risks associated with technologies for directors.
Participants will have opportunities to judge and assess risk of cloud computing business models. How do directors decide under conditions of uncertainty and when all the facts are not known? What should be in-house, or third-party, partner or stakeholder trusted information? How is the data-protected?
Directors as digital intelligence designers
In this section participants will explore that the role of director goes beyond monitoring, to strategically contributing to digital organisational capabilities. How can a board effectively harness resources and gain access to key constituents for value creation and long-term and succession planning.
Director practices for digital governance and transformation
The adoption of technologies can drive superior performance through supportive board level decision making. Participants will debate algorithmic automation, along with legal and ethical dilemmas associated with decision-making.
The following reductions are available on programmes fees
- 10% for Henley alumni*
- 10% for members of The Henley Partnership
The following discount is available on programme fees when multiple open programmes are booked. Payment is required in advance and this offer is subject to eligibility**.
- 10% 2-4 people
- 15% 5-9 people
- 20% 10+ people
A 50% discount is available to registered charities.
It is subject to eligibility and available at Henley Business School's discretion**
* Alumni discount is available to Henley Business School alumni (as part of University of Reading) not to graduates of Henley Management College.
** Please contact us for eligibility criteria, availability and terms.
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