Fauci, Gupta, Branson To Keynote COVID-19 Virtual Symposium

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Sir Richard Branson will be the keynote speakers at Everbridge’s COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) Virtual Symposium.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, presidential advisor and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH); Dr. Sanjay Gupta, renowned neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; and Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson will be the keynote speakers at Everbridge’s Autumn 2020 “COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R)” virtual leadership summit, October 14-15, 2020. George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, will participate as a Special Guest.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

The symposium will focus on the policies and actions organizations can take during the pandemic to keep people safe, execute contact tracing, return people to workplaces, campuses, and public spaces, protect supply chains, restore operations, and help organizations manage their reputations and communications to foster consumer safety and trust; all while managing across multiple critical events that could include hurricanes, wildfires, production stoppages, IT outages, and cyberattacks.

The two-day event will feature C-level speakers from many of the world’s leading organizations including Accenture, Aviva, Capital One, the CDC Foundation, Fortinet, Houston Methodist Hospital, Humana, Invesco, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), the Office of National Commission of Police in Iceland, Siemens, and more. Speakers will present lessons learned related to how business, healthcare, and government organizations brought people back to workspaces, school and healthcare campuses, and public places; offer expert advice for restoring revenue-generating operations; and help attendees chart a productive way forward.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

“Following the tremendous response to Everbridge’s most recent COVID-19 ‘Road to Recovery’ summit in May, our Autumn 2020 symposium will provide C-level executives and other international leaders with an update on the world’s COVID-19 response and offer actionable advice for mitigating the impact of the pandemic as we reopen our offices, schools and economies,” said Everbridge Chief Executive Officer David Meredith. “We continue to attract exciting new marquee speakers to Everbridge’s premier event, which aims to help organizations benefit from global pandemic-related best practices as business, government and healthcare organizations journey down the road to recovery from coronavirus.”

Sjr Richard Branson

The first day of the event, October 14, will include a keynote from Dr. Sanjay Gupta, while the second day, October 15, will feature keynotes from Sir Richard Branson and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Additional Speakers

Representative C-level speakers from Fortune 500 and international corporations include Fortinet Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ken Xie, Accenture’s Arlin Pedrick, Aviva’s John Bernard, Capital One’s William Baker, Humana’s Stephan Pazienza, Invesco’s Britt Johnson, and Siemens’ Marco Mille, among others.

Speakers representing the healthcare and government sectors include Roberta Levy Schwartz, Ph.D., FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Houston Methodist Hospital; Dr. Judy Monroe, Chief Executive Officer of the CDC Foundation; Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD); Víðir Reynisson, Chief Superintendent of the Office of National Commission of Police in Iceland; and Michael Hallowes, former National Director of Australia’s Emergency Alert program and Managing Director of Zefonar.

Click here to see a current list of speakers and register for the event.