CPD Event

What is AI and what does it mean for boards and senior management?



This webinar took place on Tuesday 14 May 2024.

Our launch event looks at ‘What is AI and what does it mean for boards and senior management?’. By the end of this session, you will:

  • Gain insights into AI-driven changes to board and senior management decision-making and governance.
  • Separate the hype from the reality of AI in governance.
  • Consider AI from different perspectives.

Future events in this AI series, will look at topics such as strategy and leadership, organisational change and transformation, and culture.


Professor Ashley Braganza, Dean, Brunel Business School

Dr Ashley Braganza, Dean, Brunel Business School

Professor Braganza is Dean, Brunel Business School and holds the Chair in Business Transformation. He is the Director of Brunel’s Research Centre for AI and AI Lab. The Centre is truly interdisciplinary with members drawn from the Engineering, Computer Science, Business School, Law, Arts, Health and Life Sciences. He is a regular contributor to AI policy developments, including the All-Party Parliamentary Group for AI. He has extensive research experience in the interplay of change and technology management, currently focused on the impact of artificial intelligence technologies in the boardroom and on the future of work, organisations and business models. The extent to which organisations change their strategy, practices, risk management, and culture in response to public perceptions of the use of AI technologies and algorithmic decision making is a significant issue. Professor Braganza used his interdisciplinary experience to design and launch a cross-cutting MSc AI Strategy.

Professor Braganza has held numerous leadership roles within Brunel University London and, before that, at the Cranfield School of Management. He is an advisor to boards of public and private sector organisations.

Phil Lim, AI Evangelist, Diligent

Phil Lim is a Director of Product Management at Diligent, a technology company creating and leading the modern governance movement: giving leaders a connected view of governance, risk, compliance and ESG across their organization. He brings 15+ years of experience in client advisory and product management roles, with expertise in data analytics as well as audit, risk and compliance management. He is a frequent speaker at IIA, ISACA, and ACFE conferences. As the Director of Product for Analytics, Reporting, and AI, he is currently responsible for defining and executing Diligent's strategy for data analytics, integrations, and visualization/reporting, as well as the adoption of AI across Diligent.

Chris Burt, Principal, Halex Consulting Limited



Diligent is a leading GRC SaaS company that gives organizations the tools and solutions they need to bring clarity to complex risk, elevate impactful insights and get ahead of a world that is constantly changing. With solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG, Diligent empowers more than 1 million users and 700,000 board members and leaders to make better decisions, faster. No matter the challenge.

How we help organizations:

  • Boards and Governance — Connected solutions for better governance in a complex business landscape
  • Risk and Strategy — A single source of truth that helps leaders make risk-informed decisions
  • Ethics and Compliance — Enable a purpose driven culture of compliance that protects and drives businesses forward
  • Audit and Analytics — Deliver strategic advantages through better insights and visibility ESG and Diversity — Turn ESG initiatives into measurable outcomes

Learn more at diligent.com

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