Take aways Annual Forum Governance of Innovation Hermitage

LEADERSHIP ON THE DIGITAL DARWINISTIC CURVE IS REWARDED: "Even if you are on the right digital innovation curve, you will run over if you just sit there!"


More than 240 supervisory board members and senior executives spoke at the Hermitage Museum on 18 June 2018 about the impact of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity with, among others, Chetun Dube, CEO IPsoft and Koen Gijsbers, former General at NATO responsible for cybersecurity.

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Arian Buurman (m), professional supervisory board member and Jaap Uijlenbroek (l), Director General of the Dutch tax authorities, spoke from their background with Chetun Dube (r) about the responsibility of non-executives and the impact and possibilities of artificial intelligence within organizations in the public and private domain.


Koen Gijsbers (l) shed light on the enormous cost items that accompany the recovery after a 'cyber hack'. Frans Overkleeft (m), partner at NautaDutilh and Rogier Besemer (r) of DNB reflected on and discussed with Koen Gijsbers the governance aspects of cybersecurity and the possibilities to guard against and protect against hacking. This, in short, came down to: Gain a lot of experience with how to act as an organization on a cyber attack by organizing 'Real Life Hacks'. In addition, as Board, including the members of the Supervisory Board, at all times give a good example when it comes to cyber-behavior as an organization.


Emma Willekes, partner at Innovation Booster commented on both discussions from the ‘next generation’ and Jaap Koelewijn rounded off the discussion by highlighting the financial-economic aspects of innovation. 

One of the most essential and shared insights of the day was: 

"The risk of being too early is smaller than the risk of being too late." 

We would like to thank our knowledge partners ABN-AMRO, Oracle, FranklinCovey, Linderhaeghe, NautaDutilh, Innovation Booster and the Dutch Banking Association to help make this event possible.

Click here for a short visual impression of the afternoon and the presentations.


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