On this episode, Dr. Anita Sands shares her thoughts on digital transformation—what’s going on and how directors can stay up to speed. With a masters in public policy and management and a Ph.D. in atomic and molecular physics, and as a non-U.S. member on several U.S. boards, Dr. Sands brings a unique perspective from the worlds of science, technology, and directorship. Dr. Sands is a member of the boards of Service Now, Symantec, Pure Storage and she is an advisory board member for Thrive Global and Docusign. We also hear from researchers Brian Tayan from Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and Annie Kors from the Diligent Institute on a newly released report on how directors are engaging with stakeholders. On this episode we discuss: Tectonic shifts in demographics, business models, and operating models “Ambidextrous leadership,” in which directors balance the predictability expected of today’s directors with exploration into the future Moving past diversity and inclusion to belonging Gaining awareness of unconscious bias The power of AI and machine learning to perform board responsibilities more efficiently and effectively Research on how directors are responding to stakeholders’ interests Checkout these resources we mentioned during the podcast: Governance in the Digital Age: A Guide for the Modern Corporate Director A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence Dr. Anita Sands’ “Wisdom Cards” on LinkedIn Stakeholders Take Center Stage: Director Views on Priorities & Society from the Diligent Institute You can find more interviews like this on our Corporate Director Podcast, hosted by Dottie Schindlinger and Meghan Day. To hear this episode, and many more like it, you can subscribe to the podcast on our website, or on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.