Event to Guide Execs Wrestling With Tech Issues

Governance Conference to Explore Responsibilities Confronting Corporate Managers and Boards

Sep. 28, 2011

Corporate strategist Dan Burrus, author of Flash Foresight, will talk to corporate executives and board members about the rapidly changing responsibilities they face with technology as he kicks off the ninth annual Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance conference on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Flash Foresight book jacket Daniel Burrus

Flash Foresight author Daniel Burrus will be the keynote speaker for the conference

The daylong event at the UT Dallas School of Management, will also include D. Wayne Watts, senior vice president and general counsel at AT&T; Stephen F. Schuckenbrock, president of Dell Services; and retired Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr. of Deloitte Services’ Center for Cyber Innovation. In presentations and panel discussions, these executives will explore the risks and responsibilities that business leaders face  in the rapidly changing technology world.

Burrus focuses on technological advancements and how to integrate technology with a business strategy. His presentation will cover questions corporate leaders should ask and understand about strategy and technological implementation.

This keynote address by Burrus is the inaugural presentation in the Max Hopper Speaker Series, underwritten by Hopper’s widow, Jo Hopper. Max Hopper, known as the “father of automation” in the travel industry, spent 20 years at AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, where he helped research and develop the SABRE reservations system. He was a longtime supporter of the UT Dallas School of Management, home of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, and had served as chairman of the School of Management’s Advisory Council.

Dennis McCuistion

Dennis McCuistion

He died unexpectedly in 2010.

“The IECG conference is designed to help corporate board members and officers better perform their fiduciary responsibilities,” says Dennis McCuistion, the center’s executive director.

“This year’s conference, with its focus on technology, should be especially pertinent for corporate leaders who don’t feel they are as well versed in the potential dangers posed by technology. They know they should know – they just don’t know where to start.”

Registration and more information about the event are available at the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance website.


Media Contact: Jeanne Spreier, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4759, jeanne.spreier@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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