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  • 26 Sep 2019 by Digital Directors Network

    DDN Launches The First Boardroom Readiness Training Program For America’s Technology Executives

    Program Will Develop CIOs, CISOs And Other Technology Executives To Effectively Work In The Boardroom To Help Transform Corporate America’s Digital Leadership

    LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2019 / -- Digital Directors Network (DDN) www.digitaldirectors.network1 announces the launch of the QTE Boardroom Readiness training program for technology executives. This pioneering business school quality program will train and develop technology executives to work effectively in the corporate boardroom.  

    “Board Qualified Technology Experts (QTE’s) are CIOs, CISOs and other technology executives who not only understand these complex issues but who can also contribute to the full boardroom agenda. Helping technology executives work and lead in the boardroom is an issue squarely focused on America’s corporate competitiveness,” said Bob Zukis, DDN CEO. "We have a digital leadership crisis in America and companies must get better at these issues. This starts in the boardroom."

    QTE Boardroom Readiness has three key learning objectives:

    1. Teaching technology executives how to effectively work with their own boards
    2. Preparing technology executives to join the corporate boardroom as directors
    3. Developing core competencies in digital and cybersecurity systemic risk oversight

    DDN’s QTE Boardroom Readiness training is a one-day classroom-based program and certification exam. The program is focused on general corporate governance and the introduction of DDN’s systemic risk oversight models DiRECTOR™ and RISCX™.

    “DDN has developed a pioneering systemic risk oversight model that brings a critical new governance perspective to the unique risks of digital transformation and cybersecurity,” said Jerry Nowicki, board member, and DDN Executive Founding Member.

    The DDN program is the only boardroom readiness program developed and taught by leading academics and practitioners in corporate governance, digital transformation and cybersecurity. “This isn’t a panel focused industry event. It’s a top tier B-school education experience with cases, exercises, a world-class textbook, and a certification exam,” added Zukis. Zukis is also an Adjunct Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business where he developed the only two-day executive education program in the U.S. for corporate directors and CEOs on digital and cybersecurity risk governance.

    The first QTE Boardroom Readiness class is open for registration2 in San Francisco on October 29th. Class size is limited to 20. Tuition is $895 per person and includes all materials, textbook, and lunch. The QTE certification examination can be taken at the end of class and is $395. 

    “Shaping and securing the digital future starts with educating leadership on these issues. It’s core to the future of American business, ” added Zukis. "We're also building an industry consortium of leading firms called the QTE Alliance around our DIRECTOR™ and RISCX™ frameworks. These firms will work with us to advance the practice and implementation of digital and cybersecurity systemic risk management and oversight across America's corporate boards and businesses." 

    About DDN  
    DDN is the only executive association focused exclusively on digital and cybersecurity governance in the corporate boardroom. DDN’s members are Directors, CEOs, CIOs, CISOs and other executives working to advance the practice and profession of digital and cybersecurity governance.

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  • 27 Apr 2019 by Digital Directors Network

    Digital Directors Network Launches Boardroom TV To Provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training For Corporate Directors

    Boardroom TV Is The Only Video-Based Micro-Learning Platform Improving The Digital And Cybersecurity Tone At The Top Of Corporate America

    LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, April 22, 2019 / -- Digital Directors Network (DDN) the only advocacy, advisory and curated network of digital and cybersecurity experts and corporate directors has launched Boardroom TV.

    Boardroom TV is a unique online animated micro-learning channel that delivers cybersecurity awareness training to corporate directors. Backed by a learning management system, Boardroom TV helps corporate boards document their legal duties to stay informed on cybersecurity risk while improving corporate directors understanding and ability to govern these complex issues.

    “Corporate directors need to improve their understanding of these dynamic issues to fulfill their legal obligations,” said DDN Founder and CEO Bob Zukis.

    Boardroom TV’s episodes are less than 5 minutes in length and cover current cybersecurity breach scenarios and issues. Boardroom TV’s first monthly episodes focus on cybersecurity awareness training. “We partnered with an amazing content producer who created our first short-form animated micro-learning series on current cybersecurity issues,” said Zukis. 

    “Digital success starts at the top, but unfortunately so does digital failure,” said corporate director Andrew Chrostowski. “Boardroom TV delivers a complicated issue in a very effective way,and it sets the right cyber tone at the top for any company, large or small.” 

    Zukis, who is also a Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business teaches the only executive education program in America for corporate directors and CEOs on digital and cybersecurity governance.DDN recommends that all public company boards add qualified technology experts to their board to oversee digital and cybersecurity risk. DDN also recommends annual training for all corporate directors on a wide range of digital and cybersecurity issues to fulfill director legal obligations.

    "Cybersecurity awareness training is such a basic thing, but it’s totally overlooked in the boardroom. Corporate leadership over this issue needs to improve and it starts with the board.” added board member Jerry Nowicki. 

    “Our micro-learning episodes aren't the typical boring, talking head videos. Boardroom TV is world-class learning content that covers a very complex issue in a simple, engaging and effective way,” said Zukis. “Our annual full board license is only $500 a month. Boards can’t afford not to deliver this critical director training at that level.” 

    Boardroom TV is planning additional content covering a wide range of digital and cybersecurity issues, all delivered in an animated micro-learning format. 

    About DDN 

    DDN's mission is to put qualified technology experts onto every corporate board and to make all directors better digital directors. Executive membership is free for eligible digital and cybersecurity executives and corporate directors. DDN also works with corporate members to improve their approach to digital and cybersecurity oversight.


    For more information please email

    Bob Zukis
    Digital Directors Network
    +1 310-528-9945

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