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 directors.

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 2019


 

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 governance. Membership is FREE for qualified technology experts and corporate directors. 

Our CEO and Founder

Bob is one of the world's leading advocates for digital governance and launched DDN to address the lack of digital transformation and cybersecurity expertise in the corporate boardroom.   

Bob's experience and background includes: 

  • CEO and Founder, DDN
  • Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business
  • Senior Fellow Governance Center and Member of the Cyber Advisory Group, The Conference Board 
  • Board Member, National Association of Corporate Directors Pacific Southwest
  • 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:

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:

(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