Governing in the Digital Age

Join Dottie Schindlinger, VP of Thought Leadership, Diligent Corporation (and Co-author, Governance in the Digital Age.), and David Shaw, Editor & Publishing Director, Directors & Boards as they navigate the complex landscape of governing in the digital age.


Governing in the Digital Age



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There has never been a time when serving on a board has been more challenging than right now.  Board oversight is loaded with more risk than ever before – from operating in an unpredictable climate to the increased regulatory ramifications of data breaches, and much more. 

In this complex landscape, the questions become:

  • What might actually help directors govern better? 
  • For the organizations with the best performance results, what is different about the way their boards function? 
  • To what extent are the norms and practices of governance beginning to transform to ensure the deliberative process can keep pace with the speed of business? 
  • Perhaps most importantly, what approaches, tools and technology might help directors and boards transform governance for the digital age? 

There’s a lot at stake – the boards that continue to find ways to leverage the speed of information and technology to inform careful deliberation could quickly outpace their peers.  This session will provide an overview of these issues and provide attendees with specific action steps they can take to help their boards better navigate the digital age.

The research that provides the basis for this webinar is featured in the new book, Governance in the Digital Age, by Brian Stafford, CEO, and Dottie Schindlinger, VP of Thought Leadership, Diligent Corporation, ©April 2, 2019, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  The book is available for purchase in hardcover and e-book at Wiley, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and wherever books are sold.



Dottie Schindlinger

VP of Thought Leadership, Diligent Corporation (and Co-author, Governance in the Digital Age.)

Dottie Schindlinger is Diligent Corporation’s Governance Technology Evangelist and promotes the intersection of governance and technology as a recognized expert in the field. Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions designed to promote improved performance for boards and senior executives. In her role, Dottie provides thought leadership on related topics through digital and print publications, conference presentations, and workshops for board members and executives globally.


Dottie was a founding team member of BoardEffect, a board management software platform launched in 2007 focused on serving the needs of healthcare, higher education, and nonprofit boards. Prior to BoardEffect, Dottie spent 15 years working in governance-related roles, including as a board liaison, board member, senior executive, consultant and trainer of private, public and nonprofit boards. 


David Shaw

Editor & Publishing Director, Directors & Boards

David Shaw is the publishing director of Family Business and its sister publication, Directors & Boards. With more than 30 years of experience in business-to-business and consumer media markets, he has served as an editor, publisher, publishing director, group publisher and group vice president of a variety of publications, trade shows, conferences and websites. Prior to founding GRID Media, David served as senior vice president for Phillips Business Information Inc., where he oversaw nearly 100 discrete media properties, and helped build the business from $35 million to more than $100 million in annual revenues. He is a frequent author and speaker on issues related to business-to-business media, multi-generational family businesses and private and public company governance. He is married, with two grown children, one serving in the Navy and the other in law school.


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  • 60 minutes -- maximum value for time