NOTE: THIS AGENDA REFLECTS OUR OCTOBER PROGRAM. STAY TUNED FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS ON OUR DECEMBER CONFERENCE.
What will make our nation and its people healthier, and what should we mean by “wealth” in an age cursed by deep inequality? Nothing was off the table if it pertained to the health+wealth of our great country. (Yes it is great.) And while we always obsess about how evolving technology could help us address these things more effectively, we also overlayed another central issue—how has the pandemic changed the way we will all live and act?
WHAT WAS ON THE AGENDA
DAY ONE: TUESDAY, OCT. 13
1:30 PM ET: VIP Lounge – Conversation w/ Jim McCann, 1-800-Flowers.com*
2:00 PM ET: WELCOME + INTRODUCTION
2:05 PM ET: Covid & American Healthcare: What We’ve Learned
Dr. Zeke Emanuel, University of Pennsylvania
This primary architect of Obamacare and medical ethicist has followed every twist of America’s covid ordeal. Where does it go next, and what does it mean for America’s healthcare system?
2:35 PM ET: Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Inclusive Growth
Dr. Angela Jackson, New Profit
New Profit takes a VC-like approach to investing in nonprofits. As digital and non-digital NGO startups tackle an ever-wider range of social problems, what works best?
2:55 PM ET: Law in the Post-Pandemic World: The Global View
Elliott Portnoy, Dentons
Dentons employs more lawyers than any other firm, and is huge in China and around the world. As the geopolitical landscape grows more complex, what has this top lawyer learned?
3:30 PM ET: Rethinking Urban Transportation
Stew Langille, Float Mobility
Float enables people in cities to map and manage the quickest, cheapest, safest, and most energy-efficient means of getting from here to there.
3:40 PM ET: Broadening Access to Mental Health Care
Helena Plater-Zyberk, Supportiv
How can AI and creative software design help people get care at lower cost, as Americans seek such services in growing numbers?
3:55 PM ET: How Blockchain Can Remake the Internet
Jutta Steiner, Parity Technologies
Top Ethereum coders started Parity to make it easier to create and manage blockchains. It believes this could transform many aspects of society. Its recently-issued “Dot” coin has a market cap of $3.5 billion.
4:20 PM ET: How Covid Accelerated Digital Transformation at Aflac
Rich Gilbert, Aflac
In the wake of the Covid epidemic, Chief Digital and Information Officer David Gilbert discusses how Aflac accelerated their digital transformation and what to expect from the future of American health care.
4:35 PM ET: You Can’t Touch How Well This Guy Leads an Alabama High School
Dr. Quentin Lee, Childersburg High School, AL
What’s it like at Childersburg High School in the era of Covid? How hopeful is this energetic educator about America’s future? (His “Can’t Touch This” video has millions of views.)
5:15 PM ET: PRIVATE VIP SALON DISCUSSION*
DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14
1:30 PM ET: VIP Lounge – Conversation w/ Adam Met, Adam Met, Founder + Executive Director of Sustainable Partners and multi-platinum award winning member of the band AJR*
2:00 PM ET: GREETING + OPEN
2:05 PM ET: How Do We Recover from the Covid Economy?
Bob Diamond, Atlas Merchant Capital
Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard University
The U.S. budget deficit this year will exceed $4 trillion. Yet it never before got beyond $1 trillion. What does that mean for our future?
2:35 PM ET: What Entrepreneurs Can Do for America
Steve Case, Revolution
Kristin Groos Richmond, Revolution Foods
Case finds and supports entrepreneurs all over the country. Richmond’s company, in his portfolio, innovates food service for schools and groups. Where is American entrepreneurship going?
3:05 PM ET: Trump, the Election and the Markets: What to Expect
Anthony Scaramucci, Skybridge
Nobody’s had a journey like Scaramucci. This insider-turned-critic of the president helms billions at the Skybridge Capital hedge fund. His opinions carry weight both on Wall Street and in D.C.
3:40 PM ET: Healing America in a Time of Divides
Zainab Salbi, Women for Women International
How do we unite and understand one another better? How can we create safe spaces to embark on unsafe questions? What is generous listening? What is a path to inclusive reconciliation in a time of division?
4:00 PM ET: How Ethical Can Private Equity Be?
Fadi Chehade, Ethos Capital
Ethos Capital vows to buy and manage companies ethically. Chehade also helped shape the modern internet when, as its president, he diplomatically extracted ICANN from the U.S. Commerce Department.
4:15 PM ET: How Data Can Remake American Health Care
Ritesh Patel, Ogilvy
Mona Siddiqui, Humana
It’s a new era for healthcare, now that Covid put digital and remote medicine into overdrive. What does that make possible? Can we spend less yet be more healthy?
4:40 PM ET: Can Wall Street Be More Inclusive?
Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevest
Investing is one of the main drivers of American wealth, but women and people of color have historically been sidelined as investors. Why are diversity and inclusion more important than ever in finance and on Wall Street?
DAY THREE: THURSDAY, OCT. 15
1:30 PM ET: VIP Lounge – Conversation w/ Esther Dyson, Wellville*
2:00 PM ET: GREETING + OPEN
2:05 PM ET: Voices of American Resilience from Muskegon, Michigan
Marquis Childers, Neighborhood Associations of Michigan
Tressa Crosby, The Health Project
Esther Dyson, Wellville
Many Americans face huge personal and community challenges, with resources few, a disease threatening, and the economy disrupted. Two engaged citizens from a struggling community share what they’re learning and how they’re helping. Dyson’s 10-year Wellville project coaches leaders in five US communities as they make those communities healthier places for all to grow up and prosper.
2:35 PM ET: 5G: Learning Our Way to a Better Future
Vidya Krishnan, Ericsson
This visionary thinker helps Ericsson’s 100,000 employees keep learning. As 5G wireless changes the global landscape, learning too will change, both inside companies and for everyone, since gaining new knowledge and skills will be necessary to thrive.
3:00 PM ET: Remaking Ford, the Auto Industry and American Mobility
Ken Washington, Ford Motor Company
Ford pivoted from cars to ventilators this spring. Now, as vehicles grow more and more electric and connected, it’s this CTO’s job to understand what becomes possible. What will America’s roads and highways look like in 5 years?
3:25 PM ET: The Economic Value of Inclusion and Equality
Lisa Kenney, Reimagine Gender
What’s the difference between sex and gender? And why should companies care?
3:35 PM ET: How an Innovative Brooklyn Charter School Pivoted During Covid
Eric Tucker, Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School
Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School took the lead in working with designers, faculty, and students to figure out how school could continue after Covid hit. Its research is empowering schools all over the country.
3:50 PM ET: An Integrated Approach to Health + Wealth
Melissa Pancoast, The Beans
The Beans uses software to help people feel less stress about money, so they make better decisions. Tech can improve society in ways we might not have imagined.
4:00 PM ET: How Bank of America Innovates Responsibly
Cathy Bessant, Bank of America
Bank of America's COO/CTO embraces tech as a tool for inclusion, access, and transparency. In the crisis, the speed of change accelerated.
4:30 PM ET: Waking Up and Smelling Roses During the Crisis
Chris McCann, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
Jim McCann, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
When the pandemic hit, 1-800-FLOWERS faced challenges in operations, supply chains, and human resources. Then fires in the West threatened the orchards for its Harry & David subsidiary. Yet the company’s results have soared amidst it all. What did the CEO and chairman learn in this year of trials?
5:15 PM ET: VIP NETWORKING EVENT*
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