Leading Boards

Leading Boards

March 31, 2015 08:00 ET

Leading Boards Helps Toronto Secure the Digital Boardroom

Leading Canadian Board Portal Hosts Digital Security Session

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 31, 2015) - Leading Boards, a trusted Canadian provider that offers a highly secure and user-friendly board portal, presents "Security in the Digital Age", its first conference to discuss the increasingly common realities faced by boards of directors when doing business digitally and to further strengthen its position in the Ontario marketplace.

The advent of new technologies has increased the speed and ease of doing business around the world, creating business opportunities at every turn. The continued reliance on inefficient paper-based governance coupled with the threat of hackers, data breaches and restrictions imposed by the U.S. Patriot Act create serious confidentially and productivity concerns for Canadian boards of directors.

"Incidents of customer data, financial information and trade secrets being leaked results in brand reputation damage, expensive lawsuits and lost revenue," said Jean-Marc Félio, president and founder, Leading Boards. "These cases show all too clearly why boards of directors must have secure and efficient tools at their disposal to properly lead their organizations."

"Replacing paper with a digital board platform solution, not only addresses some of the inconveniences associated with traditional paper documentation, but can be also be one of the most secure and convenient solutions for directors, corporate secretaries and their boards," continued Mr. Félio.

As part of its continued growth in the Ontario market, Leading Boards, alongside keynote speaker Dr. Wendy Cukier, vice-president of research and innovation at Ryerson University and some of Toronto's top executives, will gather to discuss the changing realities of doing business and the role that boards of directors must take to protect their companies and its shareholders in the digital age.

The Leading Boards portal is designed to facilitate and improve governance processes for boards of directors. Users can access the encrypted information from anywhere in the world at anytime, with a few clicks on a computer or iPad, even without an Internet connection. Fully paperless and electronic, the portal reduces costs and improves the carbon footprint. Furthermore, all data is hosted on secure servers, which are located in Canada and are not subject to foreign laws such as the U.S. Patriot Act.

About Leading Boards

Leading Boards provides an innovative, smart and secure paperless board portal. The intuitive and multi-platform portal offers features that allow seamless access to boards of directors. All users can communicate and collaborate with digital note taking on all documents and gain access to meetings or archives on and offline. The result: smarter and more efficient governance. Leading Boards is a trusted solution used by organizations of all sectors and sizes, worldwide. For more information, please visit www.leadingboards.com/en.

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