Technology & social media Archive

Jan 28, 2019
Integrating tech into HP’s governance work
Integration has been a core theme over the past year for HP’s corporate securities international (CSI) team, which has been involved with the integration of Samsung’s printer business and has combined the separate US and non-US CSI units into a single team to tackle global governance and legal needs. The team reports to Katie Colendich, assistant general counsel, and Ruairidh Ross, deputy general counsel and assistant corporate secretary. In praising HP’s use ...
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Jan 24, 2019
Westpac compliance and legal set sights on 2020
Westpac group secretariat, which is part of the Australian bank’s compliance, legal and secretariat (CLS) division, has set itself a tough challenge in implementing the CLS 2020 project. This includes focusing on the following strategic objectives: creating the ‘workforce of the future,’ enhancing operational excellence, innovating through technology and data, delivering trusted advice and independent governance, and supporting the group to deliver its growth strateg...
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Jan 03, 2019
Podcast: New technologies bring retail investors into focus
This episode of the Ticker podcast is brought to you by Broadridge Financial Solutions.  While retail investors own about a third of US public company stock, few ever bother to vote their shares. But that’s changing. New technologies make small investors more likely to vote – while also making it easier to influence that vote. And with activists managing more than $200 bn in assets, the stakes for effective communication are greater than ever.  This wee...
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Oct 19, 2018
The week in GRC: SEC warns of cyber-threats around accounting controls, and Campbell Soup heirs back company in activist battle
– The Wall Street Journal reported that Harris Corp and L3 Technologies are to combine in the largest defense industry merger. The deal would join two companies with a combined market value of roughly $33.5 billion. The prospect of increased US government defense budgets and a boom in commercial jetliner sales have prompted a surge in deal-m...
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Oct 10, 2018
How blockchain can help the proxy process
For general counsel and corporate secretaries wondering what, when and how technology will impact the future of proxy communications, the answer is distributed ledger and blockchain technology - and it’s happening now. Although blockchain is widely known as the underpinning of bitcoin, its application to shareholder communications and proxy processing has the potential to transform how participants plan meetings, reconcile voting entitlements and cast votes. On Ma...
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Oct 05, 2018
The week in GRC: BlackBerry CEO warns of quantum-computing threats, and Campbell asks shareholders for support on board vote
– California became the first state to require companies based within its borders to put female directors on their boards, adding to the growing pressure on companies across the US to give more women director seats, according to The Wall Street Journal. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will require all publicly...
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Oct 03, 2018
How boards can oversee the path to AI
As companies rush into digital transformation, even traditional bricks-and-mortar companies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to reach new customers and create new products and business models. We only have to look at the global spending on digital transformation – expected to exceed $1 trillion this year –...
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Sep 14, 2018
The week in GRC: Companies expect greater IT spending, and SEC steps into proxy adviser debate
– The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) issued a white paper outlining recent regulatory technology (regtech) developments within the securities industry and potential opportunities and implications these technologies may have for broker-dealers. Finra highlights five areas where industry participants have most prominently used regtech innovations: surveillance & monitor...
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