How Tech, Non-Tech Firms Blend Operations To Combat Pandemic

April 13, 2020 Technology Crisis Management

In the fallout of COVID-19, technology has become the one sector that has uniquely benefited from the isolated workforce and the need for novel medicine. But the reliance on tech, medical technology and biotechnology in this uncertain time has provided opportunities for non-tech firms to unite with tech and medical leaders as well.

Creating A Pandemic Action Plan

March 24, 2020 All Industries Crisis Management

The cost of epidemics is expected to rise by $23.5 trillion over the next 30 years, as the rates of the such illnesses increase. The coronavirus has shown that such an epidemic halts business and can impact all parts of the company, from the supply chain to how employees work.

Responding To A Sudden CEO Health Scare

March 24, 2020 All Industries Crisis Management

JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced that Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon had to undergo emergency heart surgery. An emergency medical situation – or worse – impacting the person in the CEO role can forever damage a company, a scare that no board wants to deal with. But they can prepare, just in case.

Avoiding Surprises In The Board Room

March 9, 2020 Healthcare Corporate Governance

The New York Times has reported that executives at Walgreens Boots Alliance asked consultants to remove findings from an internal report that included complaints from its employees. For a better way of making sure information isn’t hidden from the board, look towards this technology darling.

Managing the VW Emissions Crisis

February 18, 2020 All Industries Crisis Management

Earlier this year, automotive giant Volkswagen found itself facing a regulatory investigation for the results of their diesel-emissions tests.  For some, the ensuing negative headlines would have broken the company. Not so for VW, which has embraced the opportunity to learn from the experience, protect shareholder value and position itself for even better days. Recorded at DirectorCorps’ Avoiding the Corporate Crisis Conference on December 3, 2019 at the Nasdaq MarketSite in NYC.