The concepts of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) invoke the image of a futuristic world, run by robots. How do these new technologies positively affect today's business operations, and how do they affect their governance issues? As a director, what should you know about employing these strategies, and what would you recommend to your board and/or clients? Join the NACD Philadelphia Chapter as we explore these new high-tech strategies, and find out how to positively integrate today's technological advances seamlessly into your business's day-to-day operations.
Emily Burton litigates internal governance issues and complex commercial disputes, primarily in the Delaware Court of Chancery. She has deep and broad expertise with Delaware corporate and alternative entity law, as well as a particular expertise representing special committees and litigating compliance with Delaware’s corporate formalities, including issues involving corporate control under Section 225 or validation under Sections 204 or 205 of the DGCL.
Emily is a creative litigator who prioritizes solving clients’ problems over winning a particular fight. She has worked on teams in both a lead and co-counsel role for both corporate boards and individual stockholders.
Jay Milligan, Chief Executive Officer, Americas at KPISOFT, is a trusted board-level, growth and turnaround executive who expands markets for large and mid-size companies as well as private equity backed companies.
His global business experience crosses many sectors including technology, business services, real estate, financial services, energy and manufacturing. Having led over 1,000 employees with a P&L exceeding $200 million, he is also known as a “first call” for selling and closing high value business transactions. Throughout his career he has served organizations like AT&T, General Motors, Koch Industries, Shell, BP, Dell and Waste Management.
At KPISOFT, an early growth global software technology company, Jay leads this rapidly growing organization in delivering actionable insights across an enterprise by seamlessly linking corporate KPISs, operational metrics, and individual performance through mobility and AI. He recently opened offices in Houston, New York, San Francisco and Chicago.
Prior to his current role, Jay was the Chief Revenue Officer for Stewart Title, a $2B public global title insurance and real estate services company based in Houston, Texas.
Jay is a member of The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) at the National level and in the Houston Chapter. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Jay and his family reside in Houston.
Andrea is the EVP, Chief Innovation Officer for Global Kompass Strategies, a US-based management consulting firm. Andrea advises organizations to develop breakthrough opportunities by deploying blockchain and other emerging technologies. She helps create new business models, revenue streams and innovative solutions. She creates strategic partnerships, identifying opportunities for organizational growth and driving change processes through to fruition.
In 2014, Andrea was recruited to start the Division of Corporate and International Development, for the State of Delaware. Soon after, she created Global Delaware, the State’s first international brand. She continues to represent Global Delaware as its director.
Andrea conceived and was the founding director of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative which gave rise to the “Blockchain Amendments” to Delaware’s General Corporation Law. These amendments expressly authorize corporations to issue and maintain their stock ledgers on a blockchain.
Andrea is a member of the global Wharton RegTech think tank. She is also an advisory board member of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.
In 2017, MarketsMedia awarded Andrea its “Women in Finance Award” for Excellence in Blockchain.
Prior to joining the State of Delaware Andrea was Vice President, Business Development and Assistant General Counsel of Corporation Service Company (CSC), where she developed new products and services, including the popular, “Delaware Laws Governing Business Entities” book series. She also managed litigation, advised senior managers, and developed legal policies for the company.
Before CSC, Andrea was a litigation attorney in the Wilmington office of Pepper Hamilton and, prior to that, a law clerk to William B. Chandler III, former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Andrea graduated magna cum laude from Delaware Law School, formerly Widener University School of Law.
Before attending law school, Andrea was a marketing director for Thomson Financial Services. Andrea received her undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University. Follow her @AndreaTinianow.