About DDN

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


Who We Are

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

Our Mission

Our mission is to put a qualified technology executive (QTE) into every corporate boardroom
 and to make all directors better digital directors. 

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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 on these issues.


Provide expert advice and a platform to educate and inform all boards and directors on the critical issues in digital transformation and cybersecurity governance.


Work in the public interest to advance the practice of digital governance to shape and secure the digital future for everyone.



Our Members. Their Companies.

We're a curated membership of digital executives, directors and organizations working to shape and secure the digital future by improving digital governance. Membership is FREE for qualified digital executives and directors. 

“Only 14.2% of public company directors surveyed have technology skills.”

—Equilar 2017


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 includes: 

CEO and Founder, DDN

Professor of Management and Organization at the USC Marshall School of Business

Senior Fellow Governance Center and Member 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)

Advisory Board Member, Author and Speaker

Former early-stage SaaS CEO and Director

Named to the Financial Times Agenda Digital 50

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Bob has been quoted in:

The Financial Times, Wired, Forbes, CIO Magazine, Info World, Computer News, WSJ, CIO Update, Risk Professional, Computer World and The Atlantic's Quartz

Bob is a frequent speaker and author on digital governance and his publications 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