William Shatner Launches Everbridge’s ‘Unlocking Resilience’ Global Leadership Podcast Series, Available Today
Iconic actor, author, producer, director, philanthropist and now space traveler, William Shatner represents latest influencer to speak as part of the Everbridge Global Leadership Series, now available in new podcast format
Inaugural podcast to address the confluence of leadership, technology and resilience at both the personal and organizational level
Podcast serves as extension of Everbridge Global Leadership Series which featured former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, doctors Anthony Fauci, Scott Gottlieb, and Sanjay Gupta, and business leaders including Apollo Global Management Co-founder Josh Harris, Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson, and Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Forbes Media Steve Forbes, to name a few
BURLINGTON, Mass., October 18, 2021 — Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) today announced the launch of its podcast Unlocking Resilience™: Global Leadership Series featuring William Shatner as its inaugural guest. The first-of-its-kind podcast features global influencers, government leaders, C-level executives and top healthcare experts as they discuss the confluence of leadership, technology and resilience at both the personal and organizational level. Topics will include overcoming personal challenges to create a life of resilience; effective strategies for building organizational resilience and business continuity in the face of critical events; and perspectives on the future of work, life and entertainment in a post-pandemic world, among other topics.
The Unlocking Resilience podcast, featuring William Shatner – available here – will also be downloadable from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Deezer, and JioSaavn & Gaana.
Epitomizing the essence of resilience, Shatner became the oldest person at age 90 to fly into space as part of an historic space launch last week aboard a Blue Origin sub-orbital capsule. Shatner articulated his ‘profound experience’ upon returning to earth. He cultivated a career spanning over 60 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. Shatner represents one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures as well as serving as a major philanthropist.
In the first episode of Unlocking Resilience, Shatner shares, “It’s one thing to start your business, to start your day, and it’s going according to plan. But, the moment the phone doesn’t work, or the moment that someone comes in with a call, with an emergency… all of your plans are out the window. And now you need to be resilient. And it’s that resilience that makes the leader.”
Unlocking Resilience represents the latest extension of the successful Everbridge Global Leadership Series, which recently won a Gold Stevie® award for Communications Campaign of the Year, and featured over 100 speakers and attracted more than 40,000 business and government decision makers across 150 countries, to date. The new podcast serves an audience of C-level executives along with leaders at all levels across public and private organizations.
Hosts include Everbridge senior leaders Chief Executive Officer David Meredith; world-renowned technologist and Chief Experience Officer Dr. John Maeda; Chief Revenue Officer Vernon Irvin; Chief Digital Officer Suma Nallapati, and Chief Security Officer Tracy Reinhold. Upcoming guests and leaders in resilience will be announced over the remainder of the year.
“We developed the Everbridge ‘Unlocking Resilience’ podcast series to further share best practices, strategies and insights from many of the world’s top influencers, asking how they approach resilience in both their personal and professional lives,” said Everbridge’s David Meredith. “Our audience consists of C-level executives and decision makers from across industry and around the world, looking to challenge their own approach and practices to ensuring resilience.”
For every episode recorded, Everbridge will make a donation to The CDC Foundation, a nonprofit authorized by the U.S. Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1.6 billion and launched more than 1,200 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. To contribute to the CDC Foundation, please visit the Everbridge Team giving page at https://give.cdcfoundation.org/Everbridge or the Crush COVID campaign at www.give4cdcf.org.
In his recent conversation with 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.”
Everbridge’s Global Leadership Series featured discussions with Board and C-level business executives from Accenture, Aviva, Capital One, The Coca-Cola Company, Fannie Mae, Ford Motor Company, Fortinet, Goldman Sachs, Houston Methodist Hospital, Humana, IBM, Invesco, Major League Baseball, the Mayo Clinic, Moderna, Salesforce.com, Siemens, Volkswagen, and many others.
To listen to the Everbridge “Unlocking Resilience” podcast, visit the Everbridge Blog.
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 5,800 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 25 cities around the globe. For more information visit www.everbridge.com
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