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Speakers' Program - Digital Disruption December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017
Durham, NC


  • Digital disruption is the #1 issue on CXOs' minds.
  • Digital competition is intensifying, and
  • 40% of market incumbents risk real displacement.
  • The average time to disrupt, or cause a substantial shift in market share, is 3 years.
  • But only 1 in 4 companies are actively responding


Join the NACD Research Triangle Chapter on December 14, 2017, for our compelling speakers' program on innovation and digital disruption. Jeff Frazier will lead us in a discussion on how market leaders can fend off disruptive competitors and how the board should be involved. 



Jeff Frazier currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer, Smart City Media, a market leader in Interactive Outdoor Out-of-Home Media publishing. Previously, Frazier was CISCO’s Managing Senior Director, and led the Office of the Executive Chairman’s Country Digitization initiative for the Americas. In addition, Frazier serves on the Board of Directors/Board of Advisors for technology companies operating in the Internet of Things (IOT), computer vision, advanced data, and supply chain analytics markets.


Previous to CISCO and Board leadership, Frazier led Microsoft’s worldwide public sector $8.5B dollar business. This included worldwide government, national security, and international organizations such as World Bank, United Nations, and European Union. Previously, Frazier was the Managing Senior Director of the Global Public Sector for Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group’s (IBSG), Cisco’s strategic consulting arm. Cisco’s IBSG was a recognized advisor to many of the world's leading companies and governments on strategy, technology innovation and market development.

Specifically, Frazier is a technology executive with 20+ years in the international business community with a background in international business, distinguished public service, and an innovation focus on the public markets. He is a six-time speaker at the Public Services Summit at Nobel, facilitator, guest speaker, and author.


Frazier brings broad experience and industry knowledge to any organization. Prior to joining the commercial markets, he held various public sector leadership positions within municipal and federal governments. As an FBI leader, Frazier administered a congressionally funded, international portfolio.


Frazier has served on many public boards and commissions. In addition to his current board leadership, he is a former board member for the International Affairs Council (IAC), NC Commission for Law and Justice, appointed Councilmember to the NC Governor’s Innovation Council, NC Governor’s China Advisory Council, and was an appointed member of the United Nations International Police Advisory Council (UN-IPAC). Frazier is an active participant at the Aspen Institute, Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and the Global Initiative for Transnational Organized Crime.


Frazier was a delegate to Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government: Senior Executive Fellow (SEF) and Senior Executives in State and Local Government, a fellow of the NC Institute of Political Leadership, and a 2012 Eisenhower Fellow (2013 Douglas Dillon Fellow distinction).

A native Californian, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree. Currently, he resides in Cary, NC.

Location and Time


Sheraton Imperial, RTP
4700 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC 27703

7:30am - 8:00am:  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 9:30am:  Program



Question about this Event?

Contact NACD Research Triangle Chapter 4242 Six Forks Road, Suite 1800, Raleigh, NC, 27609