Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Are You Ready for a Robot Non-Exec?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Are You Ready for a Robot Non-Exec?

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THE futurist Tom Cheesewright has set out his vision for non- executive boards, saying not every member will be human.

Speaking at the launch event for In Touch Networks, formerly Directors Online Network, Cheesewright said there will be an element of AI in years to come.

The founder of applied futurism practice, Book Of The Future, addressed a gathering of 30 bosses at the company's new Peninsula building offices.

Delving into what the future holds for company boards he said: "Successful organisations are like athletes. They need to see what is coming, be really fit and have the right reflexes to respond."

Advising the audience to stay relevant and think in terms of a digital future, he said: "There is an overhead to agility but that is the price of sustainable success.

"We need to re-engineer the board for dynamism over prudence. …

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