Strategic Board Nomination Process
By Robert Nelson, CAE

Does your organization take a strategic approach to Board nominations or just fill seats with known entities and those who express an interest in serving? A strategic Board nomination approach begins with the premise that nominating Board members is an on-going holistic process and not an annual event. It also recognizes that Boards must take a more active role in ensuring that the right people are on the Board...


E-Interview with Theresa Engler
By Denman Wall

This month, our interviewee is none other than Theresa Engler, Executive Director of the Deep Foundations Institute, where she leads a team of professionals who serve the deep foundations and excavations sector – a critical topic of concern in our region given the vast construction in the area...


Unifying Your Information Technology
By Withum Digital

Organizations are demanding a technological foundation that enables flexibility, agility, and visibility. Cloud computing is the accepted business architecture of today and tomorrow, and with it, organizations are free to focus on innovation, rather than be burdened by the maintenance of hardware and software...


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Book reviews by Raphael Badagliacca.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
by Shoshana Zuboff
(2019, Hatchette Book Group)

Some authors are particularly adept at creating meaningful phrases to describe new phenomena. Soshana Zuboff does that right from start in the title of her book with the words, “surveillance capitalism.” The text of this nearly 700-page book begins with the definition of those two words: “a new economic order that claims human experience as the free raw material for hidden commercial practices of extraction, prediction, and sales.”

Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
by Clive Thompson
(2019, Penguin Press)

To lead any organization today, you must know something about technology. You may not need to know how to code, although even a modest amount of experience in this area clarifies the mind, but you do need to know what software coding can achieve. Since there will no doubt be software coders on your staff or in your employ as contractors, it will help you be a better leader to know their mindset. This book will tell you that...


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NYSAE depends on volunteers to create high-quality programs. Join a committee today and help shape the future of NYSAE. Then, join us at the 2019-2020 Board and Committee retreat this July 21-22nd at The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark!