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The Board's Role in Stewarding Innovation

New York |
Speakers include:
Alistair Gray

Alistair Gray

Financial Times

Overview

The competitive landscape is intensifying across industries, but perhaps none more visibly so than in consumer products, where firms must fight to maintain relevance with increasingly complex customer segments, update operations and production lines to match rapidly changing preferences, achieve differentiation in markets with blurring boundaries, and anticipate the social issues that will resonate with consumers and employees alike. In today’s fast-paced environment, standing still or waiting to see how things will turn out is no longer an option.

To meet these new challenges, management is under great pressure to ensure the company can both identify, as well as successfully execute on, creative and innovative ideas. Corporate directors are in a unique position to provide insight to executives on future disruptions, existential threats, emerging technologies, and other considerations that impact a company’s strategy, but the manner in which a board provides effective governance over innovation activities often varies widely.

An exclusive roundtable dinner co-hosted by the Financial Times and AlixPartners will convene corporate board members from the largest public companies in the US to discuss various approaches to stewarding innovation. 

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fallback Add to my Calendar 10/28/2019 18:30:0010/28/2019 21:30:00falseThe Board's Role in Stewarding InnovationThe competitive landscape is intensifying across industries, but perhaps none more visibly so than in consumer products, where firms must fight to maintain relevance with increasingly complex customer segments, update operations and production lines to match rapidly changing preferences, achieve differentiation in markets with blurring boundaries, and anticipate the social issues that will resonate with consumers and employees alike. In today’s fast-paced environment, standing still or waiting to see how things will turn out is no longer an option.To meet these new challenges, management is under great pressure to ensure the company can both identify, as well as successfully execute on, creative and innovative ideas. Corporate directors are in a unique position to provide insight to executives on future disruptions, existential threats, emerging technologies, and other considerations that impact a company’s strategy, but the manner in which a board provides effective governance over innovation activities often varies widely.An exclusive roundtable dinner co-hosted by the Financial Times and AlixPartners will convene corporate board members from the largest public companies in the US to discuss various approaches to stewarding innovation. The-Board's-Role-in-Stewarding-Innovationd5a9b505026416fc567cc45f90e5110eMM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 28th Oct

  • 6:30pm
    Welcome Drinks
  • 7:00pm
    Opening Remarks

    Alistair Gray, US Consumer Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 7:05pm
    Discussion Commences
  • 8:55pm
    Closing Remarks

    Alistair Gray, US Consumer Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:00pm
    Networking Drinks

Chair (1)

Alistair Gray

Alistair Gray

US Consumer Correspondent
Financial Times

Alistair Gray is US Consumer Correspondent at the Financial Times (FT) in New York. Previously, he served as US Financial Correspondent based in New York and Insurance Correspondent based in London. He joined the financial services team after three years as a reporter on the companies desk. Before that he covered markets in London and New York. Mr Gray joined the FT as a graduate trainee in 2007.

Presented by (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

In association with (1)

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges – from urgent performance improvement to complex restructuring, from risk mitigation to accelerated transformation. These are the moments when everything is on the line – a sudden shift in the market, an unexpected performance decline, a time-sensitive deal, a fork-in-the-road decision. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients until the job is done, and only measure our success in terms of the results we deliver. We partner with you to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And we are right by your side. When it really matters.

Venue

Gramercy Hotel
2 Lexington Ave
New York, NY
New York NY 10010, USA

United States of America

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Ebru Sofuoglu
Content Editor
Financial Times