The Equilar Diversity Network Continues its Expansion, Welcomes Digital Directors Network in New Partnership to Support Advancing Digital and Cybersecurity Diversity on Boards

March 18, 2021


REDWOOD CITY, CA (March 18, 2021) — Equilar, the leading provider of corporate leadership data, today announced a new Equilar Diversity Network partnership with Digital Directors Network (DDN). DDN is the only curated network of technology executives, corporate directors and organizations working together to improve systemic risk oversight and digital and cybersecurity risk oversight in the corporate boardroom.

DDN launched its Qualified Technology Expert (QTE) Boardroom Readiness Masterclass for Technology Executives in 2019 and is releasing its next Masterclass this summer for corporate directors to help them develop base competencies in digital and cybersecurity risk oversight, including understanding systemic risk in digital business systems. The DDN programs are the only executive and director development experiences focused on systemic risk and governing the digital business system. They are developed and taught by leading academics and practitioners in corporate governance, digital transformation, and cybersecurity. DDN’s members are Directors, CEOs, CIOs, CISOs and other executives working to advance the practice and profession of digital and cybersecurity governance.

“Digital and cybersecurity governance skills are table stakes for every corporate boardroom and our members are the most experienced executives and directors working to govern these complex issues,” said DDN Founder and CEO Bob Zukis. “The Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court is also expecting corporate board’s to proactively govern systemic risk, we’re teaching them how,” he added. Zukis is also an Adjunct Professor at The USC Marshall School of Business.

Equilar will host DDN’s Masterclass participant member profiles in its industry leading BoardEdge platform, supplementing more than one million board and executive profiles. The new partnership will make it even easier for boards and search firms to identify board candidates with the skills and experiences to shape the digital future. Diversifying board skills has never been more critical to meet the growing demands on boards and position to meet future governance challenges.

“We look forward to working closely with Digital Directors Network to provide a platform and additional visibility to board candidates that have a robust set of skills that continue to be in high-demand on corporate boards, “said David Chun, Founder & CEO of Equilar. “DDN members are the executives and board members that will shape the digital strategies of today’s global organizations for years to come.”

About the Equilar Diversity Network

Founded in 2016, the Equilar Diversity Network is a consortium of more than 40 leading organizations focused on advancing diversity on boards for underrepresented groups. Across the 40+ partner organizations, Equilar has aggregated a pipeline of thousands of qualified, diverse board candidates. More than 2,000 members have been placed on corporate boards.

About Equilar

Equilar is the leading provider of corporate leadership data solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Equilar for their most important business decisions, including 70% of the Fortune 500 and institutional investors representing over $20 trillion in assets. Equilar offers data-driven solutions for business development, recruiting, executive compensation and shareholder engagement that bring together business leaders to drive exceptional results. Founded in 2000, Equilar is cited regularly by Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other leading media outlets. Learn more at

About Digital Directors Network (DDN)

Digital Directors Network (DDN) is the only executive network focused exclusively on systemic risk and digital and cybersecurity risk oversight in the corporate boardroom. DDN QTE’s are Certified to DDN's DiRECTOR™ framework that helps leading companies and their directors govern systemic risk in their complex digital business systems. DDN's members are innovative corporations, directors, CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, and other executives working to advance the practice and profession of digital and cybersecurity risk oversight. To learn more about DDN, please visit and follow DDN on LinkedIn.

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