Josh Harris, Co-Founder of Apollo Global Management and Founder of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment to Speak at Everbridge COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) Executive Summit, May 26-27, 2021
A leader in global private equity, professional sports and philanthropy, Josh Harris will discuss his experience leading a major financial institution, NBA franchise, and additional entities through the pandemic and beyond towards recovery
BURLINGTON, Mass., May 11, 2021 — Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced that Josh Harris, Co-Founder of Apollo Global Management and Founder of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), which owns both the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils, will speak at its Spring 2021 COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) virtual leadership summit taking place May 26-27, discussing business resiliency and civic leadership in a post-pandemic world.
The two-day symposium will feature keynote addresses from world leaders including the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton, former United States Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, industry icons such as Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Forbes Media Steve Forbes, as well as discussions with C-level business executives from Lululemon, Philips Domestic Appliances, Salesforce.com, and many others across industries and global markets.
Josh Harris co-founded Apollo Global Management thirty years ago, which became the second-largest alternatives and largest credit manager, with $460B in assets under management. He is also the Founder of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, a company created to accelerate community growth and explore strategic investment opportunities in sports, entertainment and media. Within the broad HBSE portfolio, Josh is the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils. Additionally, Josh serves as General Partner of the Crystal Palace Football Club in the Premier League and is a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL.
Beyond his business interests, Josh remains deeply involved in his family foundation, Harris Philanthropies. The foundation, which he created in 2014 with his wife Marjorie, enables community development through equitable and inclusive investing in youth programming, education and enhanced wellness. Across their charitable platform, Harris Philanthropies became one of the largest supporters of after-school sports programs, helping 15,000 youth annually within Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York while helping approximately 100,000 youth annually across the country. Josh also serves on the Boards of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the NBA and the NHL. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a B.S. in Economics.
“We feel honored to be joined by Josh Harris, a global leader in investing, philanthropy and professional sports at Everbridge’s Spring COVID-19: Road to Recovery Symposium,” said David Meredith, Chief Executive Officer, Everbridge. “Even in the best of times, business leaders know that they will need to adapt their approach to an ever-changing world. The pandemic, however, presented a new kind of test for executives and entrepreneurs. We look forward to hearing Josh’s insights into leadership in times of crisis.”
In addition to Josh Harris, the Everbridge symposium will also feature panels of top Major League Baseball (MLB), Arsenal Football Club, and Dutch Olympic Committee leaders, offering their insights into the future of sports in a post-pandemic world. Senior sports executives will address business resiliency and recovery, including the restoration of revenue streams from a safer return of athletes, performers, fans and staff to large venues.
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, 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 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.
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 5,600 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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