This is not a heavy going article but focuses on the four types of directors needed in this digital age. Their closing paragraph summarises it thus:
“Digital transformation needs to be wholesale. Digital innovation needs to permeate and recast every aspect of the business and the board. Companies that do so will thrive in the new world, and those that do not, sooner or later, will fail.”
The aspect of this article which also appealed to me was their comment: “Ultimately, we advise companies to look for leaders who have strategic, general management backgrounds; who can speak with authority on customer perspective, vision and strategy, and leadership and culture; but who also bring commercial and investment acumen.”
So a valuable summary of the digital skills required but balanced with the need to also look for traditional board skills.
Enjoy the read.