Kristina Veaco is a corporate governance consultant and founder of Veaco Group, a corporate governance advisory firm. Ms. Veaco and her team provide practical corporate governance advisory and support services to public, private and nonprofit entities and their boards of directors. They also specialize in providing independent board evaluations, skills assessments, governance audits, stock administration governance and other governance projects. I had a chance to talk with Ms. Veaco about her tenure, how she advices boards to achieve better corporate governance, and how technology has impacted the boardroom. What follows is a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for clarity and length.
As the academic year begins to wind down, computer labs in universities across the county will begin humming, churning out essays and reports. These institutions have implemented policies aimed at curbing the volume of paper consumed by their students. Online homework and emailing papers were good first steps; steps that have been complimented by imposing a hard cap on how much paper students consume during a semester.
Yet, for all the work universities have done to reduce the amount of paper used across campus, it’s strange that leadership — socially conscience governing bodies — continues apace, printing board book after board book. One hundred pages here, one hundred pages there, ten board books for this meeting, year after year. It adds up. One forest at a time, I suppose.
Joe Inskeep is chair of the Structure and Governance Committee of Shambhala, an international human development non-profit that operates over 200 centers across the globe. He has served this organization since 1983 in management, leadership training, faculty, and governance roles. His knowledge of board governance is rich, and his thoughts about board the future of board governance is deeply fascinating. So when I got a chance to sit down with Joe recently, I asked him to take the long view — what is board governance, how has it changed, and where it’s going.
The Academy Awards ® is a great time of year. Americans and people around the world honor and celebrate great storytellers and their achievements from the past year. To me, movies are a great source of entertainment, taking audiences on amazing visual journeys. And exceptional movies are rewarded with nominations and for the coveted Oscar trophy.
This past year, one story caught my attention, but for a different reason. It was the story of how these movies are being created, with the use of software from one company, Avid. The Product Manager in me loves to learn how things go from a simple idea to finished product. Learning about their development process, and what I can do to make my products better, is a learning opportunity I never pass up. Developers, writers, directors, editors and production teams now leverage these cloudbased tools, and it results in the amazing movies sweeping the Oscars
Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) is a world leader in pediatric healthcare, with a medical staff of more than 650 physicians and over 3,500 employees. The hospital is renowned for excellence in pediatric medical care from birth through adolescence.
The sensitive nature of Miami’s meetings demanded that they be conducted with an emphasis on information security.