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VIRTUAL SALON: ‘Technology & Innovation in the Boardroom’

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

The pace of change continues to accelerate, resulting in radical evolutions within business models, the products and services companies offer, and the ways in which we leverage technology, branding and go-to market, and a more dynamic workforce than ever before. Our Salons on Mega Trends cover a wide variety of topics from AI and Data Science, to Digital Transformation, to the Global Gig Economy, to Global Trade and more. For these Salons, we call on our Partner Experts to guide our Members in understanding Mega Trends at the level of depth and breadth required for the board to properly steward a modern 21st company for long-term value and purpose.


Moderator: Coco Brown, Founder & CEO, Athena Alliance

Discussion Leader: Alison Davis, Public Company Board Director, Investor and Best-selling Author


Coco Brown guides leadership teams through periods of great change, accelerating growth and expansion within the constraints of broader economic and environmental conditions. With rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and board member, Coco possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and board member.


Alison Davis is co-founder of Fifth Era (www.fifthera.com). She is an experienced corporate executive, public company board director, an active investor in growth companies and a best-selling author on the topics of technology and innovation. Alison is currently a non-executive director of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) where she chairs the Technology and Innovation Committee, Fiserv (FISV), Unisys (UIS) and Ooma (OOMA) where she chairs the Audit Committee, and she serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board for BlockChain Capital. She is a former director of City National Bank (CYC), Diamond Foods (DMND), First Data Corporation (FDC), Xoom (XOOM), and many private companies and was the Chairman of LECG (XPRT) until its sale in 2011. Alison is the co-author of two best-selling books “Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era”, and “Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era”



This salon is offered exclusively to members of Athena Alliance. 


May 9
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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