Board oversight of emerging technologies: Five technologies shaping the future

A perspective from NACD on top emerging technologies that will impact sustainability of businesses in the next few years and should be monitored and included in strategic planning discussions. I would argue that two of these five are already creating havoc, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Blockchain is taking more time than expected to become mainstream and will possibly be relevant in focused industries. Hyper-connectivity and Symbiothech Systems are in their early stages and driven by the penetration of AI into business processes. For example, as AI becomes an intrinsic part of on-line services, faster communication speeds will become a critical success factor. This article also includes a useful list of questions to assist directors in the oversight of emerging technologies. #board #digital transformation