NACD Directorship 2020®: Competitive Disruption


Event Details

September 16, 2014

2-3 p.m. (ET)

In an age where technology, the rise of emerging markets, and other factors are driving change in the marketplace, businesses are in a constant struggle to maintain a dominant position and stay ahead of competitors. How can companies ensure they have the right strategies-and talent-in place to continue to grow the business and remain relevant to consumers? Hear from experts on how corporate directors can play a role in ensuring their companies are viewing competitive disruption as a source of opportunity and also preparing for its potential risks.


Speaker Spotlight

Peter Gleason (moderator) is managing director and CFO of the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves as treasurer for the NACD board of directors. He also leads NACD’s research group that engages in substantive research projects focused primarily on helping establish and refine leading practices to enhance board performance. He serves as a member of NACD’s national faculty presenting on a variety of subjects related to board governance, and is regularly quoted in the national media. He is currently a director of Nura Health Inc. and serves as Chair of the International Professional Practices Framework Oversight Council of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

 Libby Cheney is chief operating officer for Cheney Energy Partners (CEP). Prior to March 2014, Cheney was vice president of environmental, health, and safety for Hess Corp. Prior to joining Hess, she spent 5 years with Royal Dutch Shell as vice president of safety, environment, and sustainable development and 24 years with ExxonMobil. She is active in many civic and professional organizations, including the Offshore Energy Center in Houston, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the United Way of Greater Houston.

Adam Hartung is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, and former head of business development for PepsiCo and DuPont. Currently, he is CEO of Soparfilm Energy and Spark Partners, and Board member of 6 Dimensions and Content Laboratory. He writes the top leadership column for Forbes and CIO magazines; is a contributing editor to the International Journal of Innovative Science; and is the author of the book Create Marketplace Disruption: How to Stay Ahead of the Competition (Financial Times Press, 2010). He is a National Association of Corporate Directors' Board Leadership Fellow.


Accreditation (Live attendance only)

1 NACD skill-specific credit

This webinar offers 1 skill-specific credit for attendees working toward attaining or maintaining their Governance Fellow or Board Leadership Fellow credential. Not yet a fellow? Discover which NACD fellowship is right for you.

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Additional Resources

Environmental & Competitive Trends

Adam Hartung on Competitive Disruption

Competition as a Disruptive Force: the Board's Role