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Information technology is the single biggest factor contributing to an institution’s future, altering the status quo and prompting rapid and transformational changes in strategies, operating models, and customer relationships. In Navigating Information Technology in the Boardroom, authors Dean A. Yoost and Bernard F. Mathaisel show how directors can elevate their game in the oversight of IT, outlining concerns and issues in the most important areas of today’s ever-changing IT world.
Dean A. Yoost is a board member of both MUFG Union Bank and Pacific Life Insurance Company. He also serves as an advisory committee member of American Honda Finance Corporation. Dean is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he spent 33 years and served as one of 18 partners elected to PwC’s Global Oversight Board.
Bernard F. Mathaisel (Bud) is a consultant to boards and management on information technology. He serves as an advisory committee member of American Honda Finance Corporation, and served as the CIO at Ford Motor Company and The Walt Disney Company, as well as a senior executive for other leading companies. Bud is an American Sailing Association certified skipper.
The book consists of four parts:
Part 1 – Setting Course Corrections
Part 2 – Captaining the Oversight of Risk
Part 3 – Calibrating the Board’s Oversight Compass
Part 4 – Voyaging Toward the Horizon
Praise for Navigating Information Technology in the Boardroom:
“No board can approve corporate strategy without a clear understanding of the role information technology plays. This book greatly facilitates a better understanding of the critical IT issues.”
James P. Gorman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley
“This publication is stimulating with important and practical insights. It represents a significant contribution to ‘best practices’ in the oversight of IT, particularly for directors of financial institutions.”
Susan Schmidt Bies, Board Member of both Bank of America and Zurich Insurance Company
“The authors provide a great deal of information in helping directors credibly challenge management and meet minimum regulatory expectations.”
Eugene A. Ludwig, Founder and CEO, Promontory Financial Group
“Every board member needs to have a comfortable knowledge of information technology, both the opportunities as well as the threats and vulnerabilities. Navigating Information Technology in the Boardroom represents essential reading for directors.”
James H. Quigley, Board Member of Wells Fargo & Company, Hess Corp., and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
“The challenges associated with information technology are escalating. The ‘Questions Directors Should Ask’ included in each chapter are helpful guides to stimulate and deepen boardroom discussions.” <
David E.I. Pyott, Board Member of Royal Phillips, Avery Denison Corporation, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.