Video Friday: SVNACD Series on What Makes an Effective Board

See details of upcoming meeting on the DNA of a successful board below. Richard Levy, chairman of Varian Medical Systems, talks with Jim Balassone, executive-in-residence at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University about what makes an effective board.


THURSDAY, APRIl 19, 2012

7:30-8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:30 a.m. Program

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1050
See previous coverage of an SVNACD event, Board Evaluations: Rigorous Process or Kabuki Theater?

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Their panel of experts will discuss the following:

• What are the best practices of a highly-effective board?
• What are the warning signs that a board is becoming dysfunctional?
• What can you do to change direction when you believe you need to?
• What role can you play in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your board?

Their Panel

Carol Mills served as executive vice president, router business unit, of Juniper Networks, Inc., a provider of networking and security solutions, from October 2004 until March 2006. Prior to Juniper, Mills was chief executive officer of Acta Technology, Inc., an enterprise software company that Business Objects S.A. acquired in 2002. Prior to that, she spent more than 15 years at Hewlett-Packard Company in various executive roles, the last of which was vice president and general manager of its $5 billion enterprise server business unit. Mills currently serves on the boards of Tekelec and Xactly and has served as a director of Adobe Systems, Inc. and Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Most recently, C.S. Park was chairman and CEO of Maxtor Corporation (Maxtor) until it was acquired by Seagate Technology (Seagate) in May 2006. Previously he was chairman and CEO of Hynix Semiconductor (Hynix) based in Korea. After leaving Hynix in 2002, he served as managing director and investment partner at H&Q Asia Pacific, a private equity investment firm, until 2004. In addition to his current position as a board member at Seagate, Dr. Park also serves on the boards of Computer Sciences Corporation, Ballard Power Systems and Smart Modular Technologies.

Eric M. Pillmore is a former Tyco International Ltd. (Tyco) senior vice president of corporate governance and is currently a senior advisor to Deloitte’s Center for Corporate Governance where he assists clients on issues of corporate governance. Through his governance, risk management and ethics work with Tyco and its board of directors, Pillmore helped transform Tyco into a leader in corporate governance. GovernanceMetrics International recognized Tyco as the most improved U.S. company in the governance area from 2002 to 2005. Prior to joining Deloitte, Pillmore was a consultant to board members of Fortune 500 and growing enterprises on governance matters. He also previously served as chief financial officer to organizations within the technology, plastics and medical systems sectors. Pillmore began his career as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.


Dan Siciliano is professor of the practice of law and associate dean for executive education and special programs at Stanford University. Siciliano is a legal scholar and entrepreneur with expertise in corporate governance, corporate finance and immigration law. He has a variety of leadership roles at the law school, including faculty director of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, associate dean for executive education and special programs and co-director of Stanford’s Directors College. He is also the co-originator of the OSCGRS (Open Source Corporate Governance Reporting System) Project. Previously, Siciliano was a teaching fellow for the law school’s international LLM degree program in corporate governance and practice and executive director of the program in law, economics and business.

This program, like all SVNACD programs, is subject to the Chatham House Rule.

$75 – Nonmembers
$10 DISCOUNT with pre-paid registration by April 17, 2012.

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