Key considerations for board and audit committee members, 2013-2014 edition

December 2013
  • Print-friendly version
Key considerations for board and audit committee members, 2013-2014 edition

At a glance

What should be top of mind for directors in 2014? Today’s globally interconnected and competitive world means challenges and opportunities for companies. This report addresses the changing boardroom agenda and outlines topics that can help enhance the quality of board and management discussions throughout the year.

What should be on today’s boardroom agenda?

Boards have to stay abreast of the many new issues facing companies, while keeping up with their ongoing oversight responsibilities. A fresh and critical look at the boardroom agenda is crucial.


Cybersecurity: Who’s the biggest threat?

With cyberattacks a regular part of today’s news cycle and the number and frequency of attacks rising, cybersecurity has become a top issue for boards today.

What should be on today’s boardroom agenda?

Tapping the supply chain as a strategic asset

Many companies are tailoring their supply chains to help better respond to economic uncertainty and crises, disruptions from natural disasters, and changes in supply-and-demand patterns.

Tapping the supply chain as a strategic asset
Download Share Twitter Facebook Linkedin Google+
Download Share Twitter Facebook Linkedin Google+


The Big Data discussion

Companies today are tapping new technologies to drive revenue and growth, and many directors are more engaged in understanding these technologies. Some companies are turning to Big Data to deliver insights, create new products and services, and stay ahead of the competition.

The Big Data discussion
Download Share Twitter Facebook Linkedin Google+
Download Share Twitter Facebook Linkedin Google+


Keeping up with standards and regulations

Companies must stay focused on ensuring the accuracy and completeness of financial information and disclosures. Directors will want to talk to management about key accounting areas and any potential new rules, standards, or regulations that might impact the company.

Keeping up with standards and regulations
Download Share Twitter Facebook Linkedin Google+
Download Share Twitter Facebook Linkedin Google+