Aligning near-term goals with long-term value

Highlights from KPMG’s Board Leadership Conference, including the economic and geopolitical outlook, climate risk, the board-CEO relationship, corporate purpose, artificial intelligence, fintech, cybersecurity, oversight of human capital management, and more.

Aligning near-term goals with long-term value: Insights from the 2020 KPMG Board Leadership Conference

More than 250 directors, governance experts, and speakers joined KPMG leaders at KPMG’s Board Leadership Conference in Huntington Beach, California, to hear current thinking and practical takeaways on the issues driving board and committee agendas in 2020.

Keynote speakers included presidential historians and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham, as well as former U.S. Secretary of Defense General James Mattis (Ret.).

Topics discussed included:

  • the economic and geopolitical outlook
  • climate risk
  • the future of capitalism and corporate purpose
  • the board-CEO relationship and board leadership
  • artificial intelligence and fintech
  • cybersecurity and data governance
  • crisis prevention and culture
  • board oversight of human capital
  • tech and the future of work
  • hot topics for board committees

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Aligning near-term goals with long-term value
Insights from the 2020 KPMG Board Leadership Conference

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2020 Board Leadership Conference | Event Highlights

Cyber security and data governance: Who’s got the ball?

Climate risk heats up

Disruptive forces in financial technology

The future of capitalism and the role of the corporation in society

Weighing the risks and opportunities of AI

Organizational health and the future of the workplace

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Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, FL
KPMG Board Leadership Conference
January 6–8, 2021

Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, FL

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