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How Technology Impacts the Boardroom


November 19, 2009 7:30am - 9:30am

Room Offsite

Presenters: Eric Finseth and F. Daniel Siciliano

7:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:30 a.m. - Presentation

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Due to the Stanford Rock Center's partnership with the National Association of Corporate Directors, we are pleased to be able to offer you complimentary registration for this exciting event.


While the formal legal duties of directors evolve slowly (if, perhaps, hardly at all), the manner in which the performance of those duties is measured, recorded and sometimes carefully scrutinized (after the fact) has changed substantially. Though the session will give a very brief review of the latest and greatest changes in directors duties of care and loyalty (including the ephemeral "duty of good faith"), the majority of the discussion will be reserved for the implications of technology in the boardroom as concerns director behavior, the satisfaction of these duties, and the unexpected consequences of the use of technology by directors and those around them. As an exercise to contemplate before the session, consider the following question: what would a skeptical activist shareholder think if they knew exactly how many emails you sent and how many minutes you spent reading on your blackberry during your last board committee meeting?