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Half of public company directors say their boards lack insight into emerging technologies affecting their industry, and they often rely too heavily on management to stay current, finds a new survey from Ernst & Young.

Corporate general counsel are well positioned to get their boards up to speed and help guide the organization to tech investments that will advance efficiencies, as well as minimize the potential risk of hasty technology adoption.

General counsel can bridge the divide by “[making] sure that not only the board, but management, is getting some type of external perspective so they can sufficiently address the ‘unknown’ unknowns,” said Stephen Klemash, leader of the EY Americas Center for Board Matters. Read more.

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