Future conferences will be paperless, claims firm

Businesses will soon be conducting their boardroom meetings in conference centres without any paper thanks to the introduction of tablets like the iPad and the HP TouchPad, reports Women In Technology.

According to the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA), tablet computers will remove the need for endless pieces of paper.

In addition, other members of the boardroom – or any other employees involved in conferences – can use the tablets to take notes during the meeting, or set up further appointments to hire meeting venues in the future.

Three-quarters of FTSE 100 companies already use ICSA Software, which supplies the Blueprint Boardpad application, allowing businesses to “digitally compile board packs and send them to directors”, ultimately reducing the need for paper.

Mike Evans, chief executive of ICSA Software Group, notes that going paper-free can “save time, reduce waste and cut the cost of board meetings for large companies”.

“In the future, every large company will move to a system like this one but, currently, Blueprint Boardpad 2 is far and away the most advanced,” he added to Odgers Berndtson.

The ICSA was handed the task of drafting new guidance on board effectiveness for the Financial Reporting Council and was eventually published in March.