Understanding the lack of digital directors on boards

The Financial Times reports on the lack of non-executive directors with digital knowledge on boards despite the fact that digitalization has is transforming basically every business.

One challenge is that the scope and focus of a digital director can be very broad even though digital skills are becoming more specialized. An expert in cyber security is most likely not the right person to think about the opportunities of injecting AI into business processes.

One of the questions that remains unanswered is the potential impact that a digital director could have on a business if the actual management is not equally "digitized". In such a situation the digital director can become the catalyst that starts the digitalization of the business - an essential task in itself as well.

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