risks and opportunities of technologyfor non executive directors

risks and opportunities of technology

for non executive directors


The course will introduce you to the latest technology opportunities, highlighting revenue driving possibilities, as well as chances for cost saving. The course is applicable to all industries but reference will be made to the course participant‘s industries.


With technology opportunities comes risk. We have compiled a comprehensive database of technology related events both public and from expert experience. The course analyses these trends to help you understand the operational risks and how to mitigate them for your business.


In order to mitigate risk and capture effectively opportunities arising from technology, we will be discussing appropriate technology governance to accompany this process. We will guide you on key processes from budget planning, to change controls and handling disasters.

Is NED Course right for you?

Non Executive Directors

In an increasingly technology driven world it is essential that Non Exec Directors understand the measures needed to both benefit and govern technology. The course provides a comprehensive overview of questions that every Non Exec Director should ask.

Board Members

Whether enhancing revenue or saving costs, technology is increasingly the business enabler in an ever more digital world. The course will help Board members ask the right questions to direct and deliver technology investments for their firm.

Senior Executives

Whether implementing technology processes & projects, or running the day to day operations, effective information governance is essential. The course will arm attendees with practical questions and approaches to the key issues and challenges of technology.

5 steps to becoming an IT aware ned

and how you can leverage technology

Introduction & Framework

Setting the framework needed for Corporate Governance in regard to regulatory expectations and best practice in IT and Technology.

Three Lines of Defense

Using real-life “war stories” of IT incidents, aligned to an end to end Technology Lifecycle Model to help you get a clear picture of real world actions.

Technology Opportunities

An introduction to technology risk and opportunities in the context of today’s market place and corporate governance standards.

Corporate Governance

Introducing the “Three Lines of Defense” model and giving detailed examples of the impact in respect of technology challenges.

War Stories

Last but not least, touching on the up and coming big opportunities created by technology whether it is revenue generation or cost savings.

What do course attendees say?

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  • An excellent course grounded in real world experience and examples.

    Non Exec Director UK Transport PLC
    Non Exec Director
  • Gave me a framework for asking all the right questions of my technical teams.

    Board Member Global Financial Institution
    Board Member
  • The structured question bank gave me insight into the due diligence needed.

    Non Exec Director European Services Company
    Non Exec Director

Your Course Advisors

condensed experience to your service

  • Chris Ham

    Chris HamSenior Advisor

    Former finance sector CIO, consultant and NED. With 30 years of technology experience across several industries Chris provides insight into technology processes, issues and opportunities from his broad experience of IT delivery.

  • John Holland

    John HollandSenior Advisor

    Former Chief Operating Officer, Global Cash Equities UBS Investment Bank, with experience of multiple NED and Board level roles. John brings a business led view on technology in the framework of governance and best practice in the context of the ever increasing regulatory demands on business.

  • Guest speaker

    Guest speakerSenior Advisor

    We invite guest speakers on specific topics to high light specific issues relevant to the audience and latest technology developments.  Past speakers have focused on outsourcing risks and digital innovation opportunities.


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The NED Course fee is £540 (£450 +VAT). Please see the Terms and Conditions in the registration page for more detail on registration process and cancellations.


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