BURLINGTON, Mass., April 28, 2021 — Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced the addition of three senior sports executives to its Spring 2021 COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) virtual leadership summit taking place May 26-27. New participants include Major League Baseball (MLB) Chief Operations and Strategy Officer Chris Marinak, Arsenal FC Stadium & Facilities Director, European Stadium and Safety Management Association President John Beattie, and Dutch Olympic Committee Chief Information Security Officer Dimitri van Zantvliet Rozemeijer. These top sports leaders plan to discuss best practices for more safely returning fans to major sporting and entertainment events and venues, leveraging critical event management technology to assess and mitigate future threats; and increase revenue.
The two-day symposium will feature keynote addresses from 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Forbes Media Steve Forbes, and include presentations from world leaders, health experts and C-suite executives from cross-industry and geography.
“We at Everbridge feel honored to welcome top leaders from such major sporting organizations as the MLB, Arsenal Football Club, Dutch Olympic Committee, and more, to our consortium of world leaders and C-level executives, covering the most pressing topics related to the road to recovery,” said David Meredith, Chief Executive Officer, Everbridge. “As governments, businesses and individuals transition to the post-pandemic ‘new normal,’ all benefit from sharing best practices on a global basis to increase safety and improve business results.”
The multi-year Everbridge symposium series offers global leaders a valuable forum to exchange best practices on how to protect people and business assets; build back and grow revenue streams; increase business resiliency; and mitigate potential threats like IT outages, cyber-attacks, natural disasters, and many other critical events. Speakers and participants represent all sectors of society from business and government, community organizations and advocacy groups, to science, medicine, transportation, sports & entertainment, and academia.
“As we welcome fans back to the ballpark this season, we’re exploring new ways to utilize technology to ensure everyone has an enjoyable, modern and safe experience at MLB games,” said Marinak. “We are investing significant resources into expanding the capabilities of the MLB Ballpark app to revolutionize the in-venue experience for our fans.”
Last year, Everbridge welcomed President George W. Bush, Anthony Fauci, MD, Scott Gottlieb, MD, Dr. 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 events attracted more than 40,000 participants including government officials, healthcare experts and senior executives from 150 countries, as well as a discussion with Richard Gotham, president of the Boston Celtics. Additional presenters included officials and executives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mayo Clinic, Goldman Sachs, Fannie Mae, Ford Motor Company, Humana, IBM, and others.
Everbridge helps leading professional sports teams, clubs, tournaments, and entertainment organizations around the world anticipate and mitigate natural, manmade, and digital critical events. Many of the largest sporting events, including the annual U.S. Football Championship, have deployed Everbridge’s critical event management platform and keyword-based alerting solution. Other events leveraging Everbridge include two Presidential Inaugurations, celebratory parades, Times Square New Year’s Eve celebrations and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Previous events also include the Pride Parade in San Francisco, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.
To register for the Everbridge Spring 2021 COVID-19 R2R: The Road to Recovery Symposium, click here.