Facebook has become the perfect example of a company in crisis. It has also changed the way companies approach crisis communications. We take a look at how to respond to crisis in the modern age.
Companies are increasingly staying private for longer, raising ever larger amounts from private equity and venture capital. SoftBank Technology Corp.’s Vision Fund took the lead in an $8 billion backing of Uber in January 2018, a little more than a year before the company’s IPO, valuing the business at $48 billion.
The United States may no longer be the country for entrepreneurs to try out new technology and break things, says Ed Knight, executive vice president and global chief legal and policy officer at Nasdaq. He and Melissa Sawyer, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, discuss some of the emerging issues in regulation and how regulators are changing their focus.
Georgette Kiser, a member of the executive team at The Carlyle Group, one of the largest private equity firms in the world, and Kristen Pross, chief product manager at Nasdaq corporate services, talk to Al Dominick, CEO of DirectorCorps, about why the chief information officer is coming to board meetings and what’s exciting them most.
It’s no secret that corporations globally plan to spend a significant amount on digital transformations in the next few years. But how much? And exactly what are they spending money on?
Machine learning has created exciting prospects for industry, science and humanity. It’s also hyped and heavily marketed in misleading ways.
Five years ago, Microsoft Corp. was in a tight spot. It was unable to take the smartphone market from Apple, the cloud sector from Amazon.com or search from Google, according to Nigel Vaz, digital transformation consultant and CEO of Publicis.Sapient. Microsoft seemed to be teetering right as Satya Nadella became CEO in 2014 and began transforming the company.
Criminals have figured out they don’t have to hack into computer systems or try to get Social Security and credit card numbers. They realized they could just ask for the money. And that’s what they did.
The next major cyber threat isn’t in the healthcare industry. It isn’t banking, either, thanks in part to both of those industries’ strict regulations. Manufacturing is undergoing a transformation that will increase risk in that industry, so is that the next major area at risk of cyber threats?
The very technology that helped the oil and gas industry gain efficiency is now creating additional risks. The Internet of Things, IoT, which refers to the growing inter-connectedness of devices, has helped the oil and gas industry to monitor its operations. But with so many connected devices, cyber thieves have greater access to hack into a company’s system undetected and wreak havoc, financially, reputationally, and operationally.