As you know, during the last year the Commission has been intensely focused on the quality of disclosure of executive compensation.Very recently, we enacted new rules that will require, beginning with the next proxy season, the full disclosure of all aspects of executive and director pay and benefits.Disruption causes quantum shifts in industries and societal behavior by digitizing the analog, upending economic models and otherwise challenging the status quo.
Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when youre in public sector IT.But even if youre not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: Focus on the impact, the people -- the customers -- and success will follow.In addition to this favorable accounting treatment, there was a tax benefit.The million-dollar cap on the tax deductibility of executive compensation, which I mentioned earlier, doesn't apply to options granted at fair market value.The purpose of disguising an in-the-money option through backdating is to allow the person who gets the option grant to realize larger potential gains-without the company having to show it as compensation on the financial statements.
Rather obviously, this fact pattern results in a violation of the SEC's disclosure rules, a violation of accounting rules, and also a violation of the tax laws.The new rules also require detailed disclosure of compensation in the form of stock options, which will show whether a company has backdated options, and if so, why.The purpose of the new executive compensation rules is to make the CEO's pay understandable to the shareholders who own the company.Is Dev Ops helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? Find out in this Information Week and Interop ITX infographic on the state of Dev Ops in 2017. This issue is one of intense public interest because it strikes at the heart of the relationship among a public company's management, its directors, and its shareholders.Cloud adoption is growing, but how are organizations taking advantage of it?