BURLINGTON, Mass. – May 27, 2021 – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced highlights from Day One of its two-day Spring 2021 COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) virtual leadership summit taking place this week, May 26-27, discussing business resiliency and civic leadership in a post-pandemic world. All Day One content will be available for registration on demand for 30 days.
Yesterday’s Day One sessions included a keynote address from 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton on leadership in a time of critical events, and another from Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Forbes Media Steve Forbes on the future of work and business. First-day panels also featured discussions with C-level business executives from Salesforce.com, Lululemon, Major League Baseball (MLB), Volkswagen, Philips Digital Appliances, and many more. Together, world leaders and industry luminaries offered key insights about reinvigorating economies, employers’ Duty of Care for virtual workforces, and the importance of public-private sector partnerships in 2021 and beyond.
In his conversation with Everbridge CEO David Meredith, President Clinton shared perspective on bolstering nationwide preparation for, and response to, various digital, natural, and manmade crises, noting, “In the worst of times, we’re all just people, and our differences fade away, and we need the same things… [with] resilience, people are the architects of their future.”
During another keynote addressing businesses’ response to COVID-19, Steve Forbes said, “Companies have a new appreciation of preparedness [for large scale critical events], upping the game in terms of risk insurance. The very fact of how well so many businesses responded and did things, in a way that even they wouldn’t have thought possible. I think this shows the spirit of innovation, creativity, versatility is very, very powerful.”
Featured speakers shared a number of insights related to trends in business resilience during the road to recovery from COVID-19:
“One of the few, sort of positive things, is that it’s really spurred innovation, and we spent a lot of time on the venue side with digital technologies trying to really enhance the in-venue experience as our fans are coming back.” – Chris Marinak, Chief Operations & Strategy Officer, Major League Baseball (MLB)
“The definition of resilience is how quickly you adapt to the reality that you have now, not the one that you had before.” – Sarah Matthew, Founder & CEO, The Vibrant Company
“We’ve been seeing tremendous amounts of pent-up demand, and all signs point to an enormous travel boon in the second half of this year.” – Uma Subramanian, CEO, Aero Technologies Inc.
“It’s not so much about the profit during this time, but it’s about how do we keep our clients’ businesses open.” – Mizinga Melu, Managing Director, Absa Bank Zambia
“The rule books had to be kind of thrown out the window and people had to think, adapt, to be very nimble together, and continue to operate.” – Eddie Everett, CEO, Products & Partnerships, Control Risks
“We found that the simplest (IoT) signal to indicate that an elderly person was active in their home was whether they touched the handle on their refrigerator door.” – Roberta Schwartz, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer, Houston Methodist Hospital
“We just launched a pilot program for on-demand babysitting and tutoring resources for our people… if you have a meeting but your kids might be in virtual school still.” – Katie Kulikoski, Chief People Officer, Progress
“The Everbridge Spring 2021 COVID-19: Road to Recovery Symposium kicked off with valuable insights from world leaders, C-level executives, government officials and healthcare experts the world over, helping chart a more resilient way forward,” said Everbridge CEO David Meredith in his opening remarks. “One key takeaway remains that technology, along with public and private sector partnerships, offer solutions to previously intractable problems and the hope for a safer and more prosperous future.”
Day Two (May 27th) will include a keynote with former United States Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright and many more global C-level leaders across industries. Highlights also include remarks from World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus about vaccine equity.
Last year, Everbridge welcomed President George W. Bush, Anthony Fauci, MD, Scott Gottlieb, MD, Sanjay Gupta, MD, U.S. General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), and Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson, among others, to serve as keynote speakers. The Everbridge COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) virtual leadership summits attracted tens of thousands of participants including government officials, healthcare experts and senior executives from 150 countries, as well as participants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mayo Clinic, Goldman Sachs, Fannie Mae, Ford Motor Company, Humana, IBM, and others.
To attend the “COVID-19 R2R: The Road to Recovery” virtual leadership summit and to replay select presentations on demand, please visit Everbridge’s event registration page.
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to Keep People Safe and Organizations Running™. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 5,700 global customers rely on the Company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication modalities, and track progress on executing response plans. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 47 of the 50 busiest North American airports, 9 of the 10 largest global consulting firms, 8 of the 10 largest global automakers, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers, and 7 of the 10 largest technology companies in the world. Everbridge is based in Boston with additional offices in 20 cities around the globe. For more information visit www.everbridge.com
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