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April 19, 2018 - The Digital Director Talent Gap - UCI

April 19, 2018
Irvine, CA



Digital Director in the Boardroom- The Emergence of the Strong Tech Advocate on Boards


NACD SoCal, in alliance with ENP (Executive Next Practices), presents this timely program that will focus on the importance of reserving a seat at your boardroom table for a tech advocate.


Few boards have enough combined digital experience to have meaningful conversations with senior management. Only 116 directors on the boards of the Global 300 are “digital directors” (McKinsey, 2017). Further, only about 5% of boards have technology committees and just 16 percent of directors said they fully understood how the industry dynamics of their companies were changing.


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Location and Time


UCI Applied Innovation
5141 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92697

8:00   - Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:00   - Program Starts

11:00 - Program Ends

Speaker Spotlight


Dean Yoost

Dean is a board member of both MUFG Union Bank and Pacific Life Insurance Company. He is also one of three members of the advisory board of American Honda Finance Corporation. He previously served as a board member of two NYSE-listed companies. He is a founder and serves as the chairman of the Corporate Directors Roundtable of Orange County. He also is a board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors in Southern California. Additionally, he is a trustee and a member of the executive committee of the University of California Irvine's Foundation. Dean retired as a partner after 33 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, wherein he held numerous client service and firm leadership positions. During this period, he lived and worked in Tokyo and Beijing for 16 years serving the needs of global clients and establishing and building the firm's businesses. He was elected as a director for four years to the 18-partner global oversight board of PwC International Limited, the top governing body of the global. network of firms. At his retirement, Mr. Yoost was the firm's managing partner in Orange County, California, and the regional leader of its advisory services practice. Dean is the author of the book entitled A Director's Voyage Through Risk Management published by The Risk Management Association. He is also the co-author of a second book entitled Navigating Information Technology in the Boardroom published this year by The RMA In addition, he has authored and co-authored over 75 articles and editorials published in The RMA Journal, Asian Wall Street Journal, NACD Directorship, Directors and Boards, Journal of International Taxation, European Business Forum and other business publications.

Kazu Yozawa

Kazu Yozawa is Chief Technology Officer of NTT Security. Responsible for corporate planning, HR and compliance, Kazu has been a member of the supervisory board at NTT Com Security since 2009. Having served in senior executive and Board roles at companies in the NTT group, including holding a senior position in the US subsidiary, Kazu also started new service initiatives including enterprise hosting and managed IT. He is experienced in leading major mergers and acquisitions and integration initiatives. Kazu holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University.

Bob Zukis

As a former SaaS CEO and PwC Partner, Bob Zukis is a leading speaker, author and advisor on the competitive impact of disruptive technologies from WebRTC to the internet of things (IoT), social, mobile, analytics and the cloud. He has over twenty years of experience advising the C-suite across 4 continents and 20 countries. Named to the Financial Times Agenda Digital 50 - Board Candidates With Skills in New Technologies in 2013, Bob is a boardroom community advocate and advisor on IT governance and cyber-security. He is also a Senior Fellow in The Conference Boards Governance Center, and is on the NACD SoCal Board. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the UCI Center for Disruptive Technology. Bob’s book, Social Inc. (Kauffman Fellows Press), tells the story of the future of business being shaped by disruptive technologies. He has an MBA from The University of Chicago.



Question about this Event?

Contact Southern California Chapter

Anne Ettley, Executive Director

Phone:  310-817-0432