Several years ago, I published a piece of research into the top 100 Company Boards and the relationship with technology-related matters. The results were "shocking but not surprising": none of the Boards had any definition for technology competence, and none of them assessed their own competence about technological matters. Moreover, very few of the Boards did anything to nurture or reward technology competence at Board level.

I regret to say that the situation does not appear to have changed much.

At least that is what I deduce from an excellent article which sets out what I regard as best practice in the matter of executive decisions about technology:

http://ethix.org/2007/02/01/executive-decisions-about-technology Sphere: Related Content

Prabhu Guptara