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About DDN

We're Improving Boardroom Digital Diversity — One Director At A Time.

Who We Are

We are the only curated network of technology executives, corporate directors and organizations working together to improve digital diversity in the corporate boardroom.

Our Mission

Our mission is to put Qualified Technology Experts (QTE) into every corporate boardroom and to make all directors better digital and cybersecurity directors to shape and secure the digital future.

What We Do

 

Connect qualified digital executives with boardroom opportunities and the governance community to improve boardroom digital diversity.

Work together to advocate and shape responsible digital policy to strengthen the foundation of the private-public partnership.

Provide expert advice and education on the critical issues in digital transformation and cybersecurity risk oversight.

Develop the practice and profession of digital and cybersecurity governance to shape and secure the digital future for everyone.


Companies with digital directors had 38% higher revenue growth over 3 years than those without qualified technology experts on their boards based upon MIT research. 

—MIT CISR Research of 1,233 Public Companies


 

Our Members. Their Companies.

We're a curated membership of executives, directors and companies working to shape and secure the digital future by improving digital and cybersecurity governance. Join us. 

Our CEO and Founder

Bob is one of the world's leading advocates, educators and advisors on systemic risk, and digital and cybersecurity governance. He founded DDN to address the lack of digital transformation and cybersecurity expertise in the corporate boardroom and to help directors and their companies more effectively address the strategic risks and the litigation and business risks of digital technology.  
Bob's experience and background includes: 

  • CEO and Founder, DDN
  • Adjunct Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business
  • Senior Fellow ESG Center and Member of the Cyber Advisory Group, The Conference Board 
  • Board Member, National Association of Corporate Directors Pacific Southwest Chapter
  • PwC Advisory Partner, IT Strategy and Operations practice leader and member of the Global and APAC Leadership Teams (Retired)
  • Various advisory boards
  • Former CEO and Executive Director at Bloomfire Inc. 
  • Named to the Financial Times Agenda Digital 50
  • MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

He speaks and writes frequently on a range of business issues and has been published and quoted in:

Harvard Law Forum, Forbes.com, The Financial Times, Wired, CIO Magazine, Info World, Computer News, WSJ, CIO Update, Risk Professional, Computer World and The Atlantic's Quartz. His books include:

(2020) The Great Reboot — Succeeding In A World Of Catastrophic Risk And Opportunity (DDN Press)

(2013) Social Inc. — Why Business Is The Next Social Opportunity Worth Trillions (Kauffman Fellows Press)

(2016) Chapter: IT and Cybersecurity Governance in a Digital World. The Handbook of Board Governance (WILEY)

(2018) Chapter: Controlling the Uncontrollable Social Media. Navigating Information Technology In The Boardroom (RMA)

DDN's Senior Faculty

DDN's Senior Faculty are global leaders in systemic risk and digital and cybersecurity risk governance. Our Senior Faculty help deliver our Masterclasses and are part of our delivery team for a range of Boardroom Services. They all share one thing in common, a strong desire to help other directors and business leaders shape and secure the digital future.