Sir Richard Branson joins Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Sanjay Gupta as keynote speakers for Everbridge’s Virtual Symposium

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EVERBRIDGE, the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced the addition of premier keynotes and other business, healthcare, and government executive speakers for its Autumn 2020 “COVID-19 R2R: The Road to Recovery” virtual leadership summit to be held  October 14-15, 2020, covering the path forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson joins presidential advisor and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, NIH, Dr. Anthony Fauci and renowned neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta as keynote speakers. Additional speakers, including a world leader, will be announced at a later date. To register for this leadership event, please visit Everbridge’s event registration page.

Everbridge’s 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.

“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.”

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

As the founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson will share his experiences and key learnings on managing the pandemic across multiple major industry verticals and geographies. Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including mobile telephony, travel and transportation, financial services, leisure and entertainment and health and wellness.

Sir Richard has challenged himself with many record-breaking adventures, including the fastest ever Atlantic Ocean crossing, a series of hot air balloon journeys and kitesurfing across the Channel. He has described Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial

spaceline, as “the greatest adventure of all.”

Other additional speakers will be announced at a later date. Representative C-level speakers from Fortune 500 and international corporations include Fortinet Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer 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.

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.

Over 5,300 global organizations use Everbridge’s CEM Platform to assess threats, monitor the wellbeing of their workforce, rapidly communicate warnings, and protect supply chains. At the onset of the pandemic, Everbridge rapidly launched its COVID-19 Shield™ Return to Work and Contact Tracing software solutions followed by the introduction of Everbridge Control Center , the industry’s first off-the-shelf physical security information management software platform to help organizations return to work while complying with social distancing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policies. Since the pandemic began, Everbridge customers have used its software to send more than 780 million coronavirus-related communications with vital information and instructions to safeguard their populations, employees, patients, and students.

Everbridge serves over 3,700 first responder agencies and 1,500 healthcare entities including the top pharmaceutical, biomedical and medical device and manufacturing companies, as well as the largest healthcare systems (overseeing more than 25 percent of all hospital beds in the U.S.), managed care organizations, pharmacies, and statewide health alert networks (HANs), including the CDC and the NIH.

The Everbridge Platform reaches over 600 million people and currently supports the countrywide public warning system deployments in all major regions of the world.

Everbridge supports population-wide alerting in 11 countries across Europe, Asia, Oceania, The Middle East, Africa, and South America including Australia, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Singapore and Sweden. Everbridge’s population alerting capabilities also power the entire states of California, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut, and Florida, as well as municipalities, counties and cities within 49 of the 50 United States, within all of Canada’s provinces, and throughout Europe and Asia, including deployments within multiple populous states in India.

– Sept. 16, 2020 @ 18:19 GMT |

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