BURLINGTON, Mass., May 24, 2021 — Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced the addition of an expert panel of leaders in Higher Education to speak at its Spring 2021 COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) this week. The virtual leadership summit, taking place May 26-27, will host the Presidents, Deans, and Directors of prominent schools including James Madison University, the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and Henley Business School Africa, sharing their vast experience as they map out the transformation of the post-pandemic higher education landscape. The experts will discuss topics such as the safe return of students to campus; the new learning environment for 2021 and beyond; best practices for earning student and faculty trust; and maintaining engagement during remote learning.
“Along with nearly every sector of society, COVID-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of higher education,” said Dr. John Maeda, Everbridge Chief Experience Officer and panel moderator. “Now more than ever it remains critical to understand the best practices as leading universities pivot to new ways of learning while coordinating a managed return to campus that protects students and faculty.”
The two-day symposium this week will feature keynote addresses from 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton, Chairman and Editor-In-Chief of Forbes Media, Steve Forbes, and former United States Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, and include presentations from world leaders, health experts and C-suite executives from cross-industry and geography.
Everbridge Symposium Panel: The Digital Transformation of Higher Education During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic suddenly and dramatically transformed ways of working, living, and learning on a global level. The field of higher education, in particular, underwent radical changes driven by the need to digitalize education and training in record time. The following speakers will join Everbridge Chief Experience Officer and panel moderator John Maeda for a discussion on how the pandemic led to unfamiliar terrain for educators while prompting digital innovation and opportunity in a time of uncertainty:
- Jonathan Alger, President, James Madison University
- Nicole Thorne Jenkins, Dean, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia
- Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean & Director, Henley Business School Africa
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.
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, and featured presentations by educational leaders Jay Gogue, President of Auburn University and Hector Batista, Executive Vice Chancellor and COO of The City University of New York (CUNY). The COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) virtual leadership summits attracted more than 40,000 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 register for the Everbridge Spring 2021 COVID-19 R2R: The Road to Recovery Symposium, click here.