HITEC-KPMG Board Readiness Program

Positioning Technology Leaders for Corporate Boards

About the Program

The program is designed for HITEC’s senior technology executives who are seeking to enhance their understanding of the boardroom and have an interest in positioning themselves as candidates for a corporate board seat.  

  • Since 2017 KPMG partnered with HITEC to host the Board Readiness program at HITEC’s Leadership Summits.
  • In 2021, the program transitioned to an annual virtual program.

Program Highlights

Over the course of the program, participants gain insight into emerging boardroom trends and leading practices including board oversight of strategy, risk, talent, technology, compliance, and financial reporting. In addition, participants have networking opportunities with HITEC’s members who are currently serving on corporate boards.

Program Hosts

Susan Angele and Stephen Brown are Senior Advisors, Board Governance, at KPMG's Board Leadership Center. Through an array of programs, KPMG’s Board Leadership Center engages with directors and business leaders to help articulate their challenges and promote continuous improvement of public and private company governance. The Center champions outstanding governance to help drive long-term corporate value and enhance investor confidence.

Participation and Graduation Criteria

  • Must be a Corporate Partner at the Diamond, Platinum, Gold or Silver level
  • VP-level and above (Fortune 500 company) or C-level (start-up/mid-size company)
  • Can commit to 6 sessions (one makeup session available online)
  • Attends 5 of 6 sessions

2024–2025 Program Schedule

Dates/Times are subject to change.

April 4 | Kickoff Session | 4:00PM - 5:30PM ET

May 7-9 | Spring Summit| May 7 in-person session

June 6 | Session 2 | 4:00PM - 5:30PM ET

July 25 | Session 3 | 4:00PM - 5:30PM ET

August 22 | Networking Session #1 | 4:00PM - 5:30PM ET

September 26 | Session 4 | 4:00PM - 5:30PM ET

October 22-24 | Fall Summit| October 22 in-person session

November 14 | Session 5 | 4:00PM - 5:30PM ET

January 16 | Session 6 | 4:00PM - 5:30PM ET

February 6 | Networking Session #2 | 4:00PM - 5:30PM ET

February 27 | Graduation | 4:00PM – 5:30PM ET

Submission Guidelines

The Board Readiness Program is a benefit for HITEC Corporate Partners. Slots in the program begin at the Silver level. HITEC will receive nominations for the 2024–2025 Program from August 16, 2023 through February 9, 2024.

For those interested in learning more about the Board Readiness Program, please reach out to your organization's HITEC Champion, or to Programs Director, Cristin Aguilera at cristin@hitecglobal.org.

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