This post originally appeared on our partner Marcollie Blue’s website.
Here are some examples of trends that relate to Boards of Directors and matters they consider picked up by Shaping Tomorrow’s artificial intelligence online scanning bot.
- The next generation of AIs will be capable of anticipating needs and wants.
- Businesses intelligence sources will converge.
- Boards will seek to add business-fluent tech talent-directors who can speak to the possibility of tech as well as cultivate tech acumen of board members.
- Directors of boards are most worried about cyber security risk (70 percent).
- By 2020, all large enterprises will be asked to report to their boards of directors on cybersecurity and technology risk at least annually.
- $459bn in revenue is at risk from water scarcity for irrigation and animal consumption.
- One recurring lens to convey the sense of urgency that comes with daunting climate threats and shifting markets for sustainability-related components of operations.
Role and risk related
- Boards of directors of global corporations will increasingly face strategic choices and capital allocation decisions framed by mounting geo-political risks.
- Imagine a world where boards of directors and trustees are sued because they failed to incorporate long-term financial risk of climate change into their investment decisions.
- Listed companies will be required to publish information on their remuneration policy and the pay of individual directors.
- A directive stipulates that firms “will need to disclose information on policies, risks and results as regards environmental matters”.
- HuntsmanClariant will create a leading global specialty chemical company with sales of approximately USD13.2 billion.
- Growing and profitable U.S. tobacco market and will gain additional exposure to leading positions in high-growth emerging marketing across South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
These trends have been picked up by an artificial intelligence bot that scans literally millions of posts on the internet and extracts items that relate to a wide range of areas of interest. In this case, the extracts are those the bot picked up and allocated to the ‘Boards and Directors’ key words category. Some of the extracts are quite broad in nature, others quite specific. What is of potential interest to time-pressed directors is that a simple report compiling these extracts can be accessed free and simply by typing key words into the ‘Forecasts’ box on the front page of Shaping Tomorrow and then clicking on the ‘GO’ icon. The report will appear within a very short space of time – in this case less than 30 seconds. There are many categories Directors can enter to get a quick overview of what is happening in areas that are relevant to the business, organisation and matters at hand that they are required to deal with in their roles.