June 4, 2019

Modern Governance 2.0: New Real-time Business and Governance Intel App Provides AI-Generated Intelligence to Executives and Board Members Around the Globe

Diligent acquires Manzama, leader in business intel for nearly 40 of the top 100 US law firms, and announces its integration into the Governance Cloud

New York, NY – Today, in its second modern governance announcement, Diligent released a new offering aimed at equipping executives and board directors with news, insights, and AI-generated analytics that enables them to stay informed on market trends and the health of their organization through personalized business intelligence. This new solution comes on the heels of Diligent’s unveiling of modern governance, a new category designed to provide leaders with the technology, insights, and processes required to fuel good governance that organizations need to thrive and endure.

“The debut of modern governance has allowed for leaders to put a framework in place to keep up with the unforgiving and relentless pace of today’s businesses,” said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. “To truly succeed, executives and directors not only need the right technology but also the most up-to-date insights and news at their fingertips. Diligent is helping board members and executives be more engaged partners and share the same intelligence on the industry and evolving governance practices so that they can better act in tandem to help their companies not only survive but thrive in today’s incredibly demanding business environment.”

Diligent Governance Intel, powered by the acquisition of Manzama, empowers a CEO, general counsel, or board director with daily information to analyze and compare the market conversation about a business or industry, monitoring such topics as industry regulations or the activist environment. The platform serves information from over 80,000 business news sources and is customizable to the specific needs of the user. A lighter version of Governance Intel, Diligent News Analytics, is now available for free on the Diligent platform enabling board members seamless access to up to-the-minute news and analytics on their company and industry, helping them bring the right insights to the board meeting.

Oregon-based Manzama is a leader in market intelligence for professional service organizations around the globe. Nearly 40 of the top 100 US law firms, including 8 of the top 10, use Manzama to automate the process of finding and sharing critical business insights that help their teams better keep their clients, which include CEOs and general counsels, up to date on current issues and trends.

As the innovator of modern governance, Diligent recognizes today’s leaders need the right insights, including thought leadership and stories from the front lines, to complement the technology it provides to the world’s largest organizations. To that end, Diligent is also is launching a podcast titled The Corporate Director Podcast, which sets out to discuss the experiences and ideas behind successful corporate board governance through interviews with leaders and governance researchers.

“Diligent has worked tirelessly over the past year to provide our clients with solutions that address their evolving needs,” continued Stafford. “There is no company in the market that better understands the complexity of today’s governance responsibilities than Diligent, and we’re thrilled to take the next step forward and share this reliable governance content and thought leadership with the world.”

Learn more about modern governance at www.moderngovernance.com.

About Diligent 

Diligent is the pioneer in modern governance. Diligent empower leaders to turn governance into a competitive advantage through unparalleled insight and highly secure, integrated SaaS applications, helping organizations thrive and endure in today’s complex, global landscape. The company’s trusted, cloud-based applications streamline the day-to-day work of board management and committees, support collaboration and secure information sharing throughout the organization, manage subsidiary and entity data, and deliver the insights and information leaders need to mitigate governance deficits and seize new opportunities.

The largest global network of corporate directors and executives, Diligent is relied on by more than 16,000 organizations and 650,000 leaders in over 90 countries. With award-winning customer service across the globe, Diligent serves more than 50% of the Fortune 1000, 70% of the FTSE 100, and 65% of the ASX.

Visit www.diligent.com to learn how modern governance helps organizations outperform their peers and the competition.