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Monday, December 31, 2018

ai and big data unicorns - catalogue ai and sdgs

thr un catalogue matching ai and sdgs can be found at#aiforgood

also speakers on sdgs
nov 2018- goal 1 poverty
oct 2018 goal 2 hunger (security of human energy -ie nutrional accessaccess food, water..
sept 2018 goal 3 health
aug 2018 goal 4 livelihood education
july 2018 goal 5.1 women as productiuve as men
june 2018 goal 5.2  youth as much sustiability production as elders
may 2018 goal 5.3 ethnicity and skin color makes  all equal in natures eyes
april 2018 goal 6 resilient communities begin with sanitation, disaster and waste readiness
march 2018 - trade infrastructures equality - ie redesign value chain purpose of every market to integrate 7.5 billion lives matter
feb 2018 go green
jan 2018 redesign goal 17 aroung 1976 search for future of entreprenurial revolution

update summer 2020 of ai unicorns follows

351 -86 Kabbage 1 0 USA Atlanta Artificial Intelligence 2009 Kathryn Petralia, Marc Gorlin, Rob Frohwein BlueRun Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, Guggenheim Securities, SoftBank, Reverence Capital Partners, Credit Suisse  
155 110 OneTrust 2.5 1.5 USA Atlanta Artificial Intelligence 2016 Kabir Barday Insight Partners  
35 8 SenseTime 7 0 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2014 Tang Xiaoou, Xu Li, Xu Bing, Wang Xiaogang  CDH Investments, IDG Capital, CICC  
351 -87 Geo 1 0 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2012 Cui Jingjing  GSR Ventures, Sina, AsiaInfo  
351 -87 G7 1 0 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2011 Di Xuehun  Hopu Investment Management, Matrix Partners China, Tencent  
351 New Wecash 1 New China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2014 Zhi Zhengchun  IDG Capital, SIG, China Merchants Venture  
351 -87 Unisound   1 0 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2012 Huang Wei, Liang Jiadong, Li Xiaohan, Kang Heng  Qiming Venture Partners, Qualcomm  
169 -31 Cambricon 2 0 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2016 Chen Tianshi  SDIC, Alibaba, Lenovo Capital  
256 -32 Moviebook 1.5 0 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2009 Ji Xiaochen  Sense Time, Softbank China, Yao Capital  
108 156 Mininglamp 3 2 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2014 Wu Minghui, Feng Shicong  Sequoia Capital China, Share Capital  
70 -13 Megvii 4 0 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2011 Yin Qi, Tang Wenbin, Yang Mu Sinovation Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners, Legend Star, CCB International, Ant Financial, GGV Capital  
351 -87 4paradigm 1 0 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2015 Dai Wenyuan, Chen Yuqiang, Hu Shiwei, Wu Ming, Yang Qiang  Sinovation Ventures, Sequoia Capital China, CRHC, Tus-Holdings  
351 -87 Momenta 1 0 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2016 Cao Xudong  Sinovation Ventures, Tencent, ZhenFund, Shunwei, GGV Capital  
351 New Cloudminds 1 New China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2015 Huang Xiaoqing, Zhang Zhe Softbank China, Foxconn  
108 -24 Horizon Robotics 3 0 China Beijing Artificial Intelligence 2015 Yu Kai, Fang Yi, Huang Chang, Yang Ming, Tao Feiwen ZhenFund, Sequoia Capital China, Hillhouse Capital, Sinovation Ventures, Morningside  
251 New wefox Group 1.8 New Germany Berlin Artificial Intelligence 2015 Dario Fazlic, Fabian Wesemann, Jonathan Seoane, Julian Teicke, Teodoro Martino OMERS Ventures, Merian Chrysalis, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Mundi Ventures, Mubadala Ventures, CreditEase, Target Global, Salesforce Ventures, Seedcamp, Idinvest  
351 -86 DataRobot 1 0 USA Boston Artificial Intelligence 2012 Jeremy Achin, Thomas DeGodoy New Enterprise Associates, Meritech Capital Partners, Sapphire Ventures  
169 -31 Graphcore 2 0 UK Bristol Artificial Intelligence 2016 Nigel Toon, Simon Knowles Amadeus Capital Partners, Atomico, Sequoia, BMW i Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital , Microsoft, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center  
169 -31 Darktrace 2 0 UK Cambridge Artificial Intelligence 2013 Poppy Gustafsson, Nicole Eagan, Jack Stockdale, Dave Palmer, Emily Orton Invoke Capital Partners, KKR, Summit Partners  
169 -31 Uptake Technologies 2 0 USA Chicago Artificial Intelligence 2014 Bradley Keywell Caterpillar Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, Revolution, Baillie Gifford  
256 New Terminus 1.5 New China Chongqing Artificial Intelligence 2015 Ai Yu  IDG Capital, JD, China Everbright Group, SenseTime  
96 169 Root Insurance 3.5 2.5 USA Columbus Artificial Intelligence 2015 Alex Timm, Dan Manges Drive Capital, Ribbit Capital, Redpoint, Tiger Global Management  
351 New PlusAI 1 New USA Cupertino Artificial Intelligence 2016 David Liu, Hao Zheng, Shawn Kerrigan, Tim Daly Sequoia, GSR Ventures  
108 -24 Zoox 3 0 USA Foster City Artificial Intelligence 2014 Jesse Levinson, Tim Kentley-Klay DFJ, Lux Capital, Blackbird Ventures (Australia), Thomas Tull, Grok Ventures  
108 30 Pony.ai 3 1 USA Fremont  Artificial Intelligence 2016 James Peng, Lou Tiancheng  Legend Capital, ClearVue Partners , Kunlun, Morningside Venture Capital, Eight Roads Ventures  
108 -24 Cloudwalk 3 0 China Guangzhou Artificial Intelligence 2015 Zhou Xi, Wen Hao, Yao Zhiqiang  Shunwei, Oriza, Qianhai Xingwang  
256 -32 TuyaSmart 1.5 0 China Hangzhou Artificial Intelligence 2014 Wang Xueji, Lin Yaona, Chen Peihong, Yang Yi CBC, CICC  
35 -1 Argo AI  7 0 USA Harrisburg Artificial Intelligence 2016 Bryan Salesky, Peter Rander Volkswagen, Ford  
351 New HighRadius 1 New USA Houston Artificial Intelligence 2006 Sashi Narahari Susquehanna Growth Equity, Citi Ventures, ICONIQ Capital  
351 -86 OrCam Technologies 1 0 Israel Jerusalem Artificial Intelligence 2010 Amnon Shashua, Ziv Aviram Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings , Meitav Investment House, Intel Capital  
351 -213 BenevolentAI 1 -1 UK London Artificial Intelligence 2013 Brent Gutekunst, Ivan Griffin, Ken Mulvany, Michael Brennan Woodford Investment Management, Temasek Holdings  
345 New SentinelOne 1.1 New USA Mountain View Artificial Intelligence 2013 Almog Cohen, Ehud Shamir, Tomer Weingarten Granite Hill Capital Partners, Data Collective, Tiger Global Management, Qualcomm Ventures, Samsung Ventures  
35 -1 UiPath 7 0 USA New York Artificial Intelligence 2005 Daniel Dines, Marius Tirca Earlybird Venture Capital, Capital G, Sequoia, Coatue Management, Accel  
351 -86 Zeta Global 1 0 USA New York Artificial Intelligence 2007 David A. Steinberg, John Sculley GPI Capital, GSO Capital Partners  
169 -31 Dataminr 2 0 USA New York Artificial Intelligence 2009 Jeff Kinsey, Theodore Bailey IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Venrock, Fidelity  
351 New Sisense 1 New USA New York Artificial Intelligence 2004 Adi Azaria, Aviad Harell, Elad Israeli, Eldad Farkash, Guy Boyangu Opus Capital, Genesis Partners, Battery Ventures, Insight Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners  
351 New Anduril 1 New USA Orange Artificial Intelligence 2017 Brian Schimpf, Joseph Chen, Matt Grimm, Palmer Luckey, Trae Stephens Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Revolution Ventures  
155 -17 Aurora 2.5 0.5 USA Palo Alto Artificial Intelligence 2016 Chris Urmson, J. Andrew Bagnell, Sterling Anderson Greylock Partners, Sequoia, Hyundai Motor Company, Index Ventures  
155 New SambaNova Systems 2.5 New USA Palo Alto Artificial Intelligence 2017 Kunle Olukotun, Rodrigo Liang Intel Capital, GV, Walden International, Atlantic Bridge, BlackRock  
35 -1 Uber ATG  7 0 USA Pittsburgh Artificial Intelligence 2015 Uber Technologies Denso, Softbank, Toyota Motor Corporation  
256 -118 InsideSales.com  1.5 -0.5 USA Provo Artificial Intelligence 2004 David Elkington, Ken Krogue, Rob Christensen Polaris Partners, US Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures  
351 New COSMOPlat 1 New China Qingdao Artificial Intelligence 2017 Chen Lucheng  CCT Fund,  Chengding Investment,  CMSC  
345 New Coveo 1.1 New Canada Quebec Artificial Intelligence 2005 Laurent Simoneau, Marc Sanfacon, Richard Tessier Fonds de Solidarite FTQ, Propulsion Ventures, BDC Venture Capital, OMERS Growth Equity  
169 96 C3 2 1 USA Redwood City Artificial Intelligence 2009 Patricia House, Thomas Siebel TPG Growth, Breyer Capital  
351 -86 TuSimple  1 0 USA San Diego  Artificial Intelligence 2015 Hao Jianan, Chen Mo, Hou Xiaodi Sina, Composite Capital Management, CDH Investments  
351 New Scale AI 1 New USA San Francisco Artificial Intelligence 2016 Alexandr Wang Accel, Index Ventures, Founders Fund  
351 -86 Clover Health 1 0 USA San Francisco Artificial Intelligence 2013 Kris Gale, Vivek Garipalli First Round Capital, Sequoia, Greenoaks Capital  
351 New Grammarly 1 New USA San Francisco Artificial Intelligence 2009 Alex Shevchenko, Dmytro Lider, Max Lytvyn General Catalyst, Institutional Venture Partners, Breyer Capital  
108 -24 Nuro   3 0 USA San Francisco Artificial Intelligence 2016 Dave Ferguson, Jiajun Zhu Softbank, Gaorong Capital, Greylock Partners.  
351 -86 Talkdesk 1 0 USA San Francisco Artificial Intelligence 2011 Cristina Fonseca, Tiago Paiva Viking Global Investors, Storm Ventures, Salesforce Ventures  
167 New Checkr 2.2 New USA San Francisco Artificial Intelligence 2014 Daniel Yanisse, Jonathan Perichon Y Combinator, Accel, T. Rowe Price, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners)  
35 49 Automation Anywhere 7 4 USA San Jose Artificial Intelligence 2003 Ankur Kothari, Mihir Shukla, Neeti Mehta Goldman Sachs, SoftBank, Workday Ventures  
351 -86 SoundHound 1 0 USA Santa Clara Artificial Intelligence 2005 James Hom, Keyvan Mohajer, Majid Emami Nvidia GPU Ventures, Tencent Holdings, Walden Venture Capital  
351 -87 Banma 1 0 China Shanghai Artificial Intelligence 2015 Hao Fei  SDIC, YF Capital, Shang Qi Capital  
169 -31 YITU 2 0 China Shanghai Artificial Intelligence 2012 Zhu Long, Lin Chenxi YF Capital, Sequoia Capital China, ZhenFund,  Hillhouse Capital  
351 -87 Mobvoi 1 0 China Shanghai Artificial Intelligence 2012 Li Zhifei  ZhenFund, Sequoia Capital China, SIG  
351 -87 Orbbec 1 0 China Shenzhen Artificial Intelligence 2013 Huang Yuanhao  Ant Financial, SAIF, Green Pine Capital Partners  
o New Trax 1.3 New Singapore Singapore Artificial Intelligence 2010 Dror Feldheim, Joel Bar-El Hopu Investment Management, Boyu Capital, DC Thomson Ventures, Warburg Pincus  
247 18 ThoughtSpot  2 1 USA Sunnyvale Artificial Intelligence 2012 Abhishek Rai, Ajeet Singh, Amit Prakash, Priyendra Deshwal, Sanjay Agrawal, Shashank Gupta, Vijay Ganesan Silver Lake Waterman, Lightspeed, Sapphire, Geodesic, Future Fund, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst  
169 -31 Quanergy Systems 2 0 USA Sunnyvale Artificial Intelligence 2012 Louay Eldada, Yu Tianyue Wicklow Capital, Motus Ventures, Wardenclyffe Partners  
351 New o9 Solutions 1 New USA Texas Artificial Intelligence 2009 Chakri Gottemukkala, Sanjiv S. Sidhu KKR  
169 -31 Preferred Networks 2 0 Japan Tokyo Artificial Intelligence 2014 Daisuke Okanohara, Toru Nishikawa Toyota Motor Corporation  
169 -31 Afiniti 2 0 USA Washington DC Artificial Intelligence 2006 Zia Chishti Daniel Klueger, Global Asset Management  
154 New VistaJet 2.7 New Malta Malta Aviation 2004 Thomas Flohr Credit Suisse, Rhone Capital  
345 New Wheels Up 1.1 New USA New York Aviation 2013 Bill Allard, Gary Spitalnik, Justin Firestone, Kenny Dichter Fidelity Management and Research Company, Franklin Templeton Investments  
256 New Brewdog 1.5 New UK Ellon Beer 2007 James Watt, Martin Dickie TSG Consumer Partners  
351 -87 Linkdoc 1 0 China Beijing Big Data 2014 Zhang Tianze  CIC  
351 -87 Jusfoun 1 0 China Beijing Big Data 2010 Wang Sanshou  IDG Capital, ChinaEquity Group  
351 -87 TalkingData 1 0 China Beijing Big Data 2011 Cui Xiaobo  Softbank China, Milestone Capital, Northern Light  
169 -31 Mu Sigma 2 0 India Bengaluru Big Data 2004 Dhiraj C Rajaram Sequoia, General Atlantic, MasterCard  
351 -86 Tresata 1 0 USA Charlotte Big Data 2011 Abhishek Virendra Mehta, Richard Morris GCP Capital Partners  
256 -32 Panshi 1.5 0 China Hangzhou Big Data 2004 Tian Ning  Cybernaut, Hana Financial, CCB Trust  
70 68 Zume 4 2 USA Mountain View Big Data 2015 Alex Garden, Julia Collins SignalFire, AME Cloud Ventures, SoftBank  
155 110 Celonis 2.5 1.5 Germany Munich Big Data 2011 Alexander Rinke, Bastian Nominacher, Martin Klenk 83North, Accel  
256 New Dataiku 1.5 New USA New York Big Data 2013 Clément Stenac, Florian Douetteau, Marc Batty, Thomas Cabrol Alven Capital, FirstMark Capital, CapitalG  
351 -86 Collibra 1 0 USA New York Big Data 2008 Felix Van De Maele, Pieter De Leenheer, Stijn Christiaens Newion Investments, Index Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures, CapitalG  
351 New VAST Data 1 New USA New York Big Data 2016 Jeff Denworth, Renen Hallak, Shachar Fienblit Next47, 83North, Commonfund Capital, Dell Technologies Capital, Goldman Sachs, Greenfield Partners, Mellanox Capital, Norwest Venture Partners  
10 5 Palantir Technologies 26 11 USA Palo Alto Big Data 2004 Alexander Karp, Garry Tan, Joe Lonsdale, Nathan Gettings, Peter Thiel, Stephen Cohen Founders Fund, Kortschak Investments  
351 -86 Sumo Logic 1 0 USA Redwood City Big Data 2010 Christian Beedgen Greylock Partners, Accel, Sequoia, DFJ Growth, Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures  
351 New MarkLogic 1 New USA San Carlos Big Data 2001 Christopher Lindblad, Frank R. Caufield, Paul Pedersen Sequoia, Wellington Management,  Northgate Capital, Tenaya Capital, Gary Bloom  
256 -118 Segment 1.5 -0.5 USA San Francisco Big Data 2011 Calvin French-Owen, Ian Storm Taylor, Ilya Volodarsky, Peter Reinhardt Accel, Thrive Capital, GV, Meritech Capital Partners, Y Combinator  
49 35 Databricks 6 3 USA San Francisco Big Data 2013 Ali Ghodsi, Andy Konwinski, Ion Stoica, Matei Zaharia, Patrick Wendell, Reynold Xin, Scott Shenker Andreessen Horowitz, New Enterprise Associates  
17 41 Snowflake Computing 13 9 USA San Mateo Big Data 2012 Thierry Cruanes, Marcin Zukowski, Benoit Dageville Sutter Hill Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Altimeter Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Sequoia  
351 -87 DotC United 1 0 China Shanghai Big Data 2015 Shi Yi  Gaorong Capital, Lightspeed China Partners, Morningside  
351 -87 Huayun 1 0 China Wuxi Big Data 2010 Xu Guangbin  SIG, Intel Capital, HTCC  
256 -32 Chindata 1.5 0 China Zhangjiakou Big Data 2015 Ju Jing  Bain Capital  

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


bloomberg march 2021 interesting update on us investment perspective of women equality
Tue Mar 16
10:00 AM

Starts 2 min before the session time

Last year saw more women rise to prominence taking up high profile public roles in global and European finance institutions. To mark International Women's Month in March, Bloomberg will convene an exchange, moderated by Francine Lacqua, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg TV, on how flagship initiatives and concrete actions can leverage the role of women in finance.

10:00 AM Event Begins

Introductory remarks:

  • Peter Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg
  • Ana Botín, Executive Chairman, Grupo Santander, and President of the European Banking Federation

Keynote address:

  • Irene Tinagli MEP, Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament

Panel discussion:

  • What role does the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index play in helping companies in the finance sector meet their gender equality goals and ambitions?
  • How can the public and private sector work together and deliver effective actions to advance women in finance at all levels?
  • What measures are finance companies taking to foster a more inclusive work environment, and to increase the number of women in management positions?


  • Shaheen Akram, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, ING
  • Maria Janson, Head of Markets, Swedbank
  • Roberta Marracino, Head of Group ESG Strategy & Impact Banking, UniCredit
  • Salvatore Nigro, CEO, Junior achievement Europe
  • Antoine Sire, Head of Company Engagement, BNP Paribas

11:00 AM Event Concludes

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Wed Mar 17
9:00 AM

Starts 2 min before the session time

9:00 AM Opening Remarks

  • Peter Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg LP
  • Shartia Brantley, Deputy New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg and Senior Editor, Bloomberg Live

9:05 AM In Conversation With Adar Poonawalla

The CEO of the world's largest vaccine maker on vaccinating his country India and the world under the "Vaccination Friendship" program. We speak to him about the importance of preparedness, vaccine diplomacy and helping India manage the outbreak of the virus.

  • Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India
  • Moderator: Haslinda Amin, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

9:20 AM Who Gets the Vaccine? A Roadmap to Equitable Distribution

As countries around the world race to vaccinate as many people as possible, concerns remain about the fairness of the process. How can society ensure it protects the most vulnerable, granting them safe and easy access to the vaccine? And how does this dynamic play out internationally, with the rise of "vaccine nationalism"? 

  • Dawn Butler MP, Member of Parliament, Brent Central, UK
  • Keith Churchwell, MD, President, Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Denis Mizne, CEO, Lemann Foundation
  • Moderator: Riley Griffin, Health Care Reporter, Bloomberg News

9:45 AM Out of Office Sneak Peek: A Conversation with Antonio Neri, President & CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise joins Bloomberg Live's podcast, Out of Office to talk about leadership and life. Antonio Neri tells us how the pandemic has influenced his views on equality, discusses the role technology can play in uniting the world and, though he's also a professor of art, explains why being a CEO comes first. At least for now.

  • Antonio Neri, President & CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Mallika Kapur, Deputy Global Editor, Bloomberg Live and Host, Out of Office

9:50 AM CEOs Championing Diversity & Inclusion

While organizations often express that diversity and inclusion is a top priority, their rhetoric doesn’t always translate into action. We’re joined by business leaders at the helm of their companies making tangible commitments to advancing equity. Each is apart of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, an organization that 1,500 signatories and a social justice policy fellowship.We’ll discuss practical ways corporate leaders can promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

  • Marianne Harrison, President & CEO, John Hancock
  • Kevin A. Lobo, Chair & CEO, Stryker
  • Tim Ryan, U.S. Chair and Senior Partner, PwC and Co-Founder, CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Moderator: Romaine Bostick, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

10:15 AM Safeguarding Employee Mental Health

While organizations often express that diversity and inclusion is a top priority, their rhetoric doesn’t always translate into action. We’re joined by business leaders at the helm of their companies making tangible commitments to advancing equity. Each is a part of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, an organization that has 1,500 signatories and a social justice policy fellowship.We’ll discuss practical ways corporate leaders can promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

  • Oren Frank, Co-Founder & CEO, Talkspace
  • Saeju Jeong, Co-Founder & CEO, Noom
  • Moderator: Cynthia Koons, Senior Reporter, Health Care, Bloomberg

10:35 AM Bank of America Sponsor Spotlight: Supporting the Emotional Wellness of a Diverse Workforce

  • Anne Oxrider, Senior Vice President & Benefits Executive, Bank of America 
  • Moderator: Anne Kawalerski, Global Chief Marketing Office, Bloomberg Media

10:40 AM In Conversation With Al Kelly

We’re sitting down with Visa CEO Al Kelly to discuss the corporation’s newest ventures, along with their notable commitment to the next generation of college students and diversifying their senior leadership ranks.

  • Al Kelly, Chairman & CEO, Visa
  • Moderator: Caroline Hyde, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

11:05 AM In Conversation With Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

From vaccine nationalism to climate change, the urgent call to action has never been greater. We'll host a wide-ranging conversation with Her Majesty Queen Raina Al Abdullah of Jordan, where we’ll discuss rising inequality in nations across the globe and the solutions needed to bring about change.

  • Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Moderator: Francine Lacqua, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

11:25 PM Bloomberg Businessweek's Game Changers Spotlight

From breaking down corrupt banking practices in Latin America to improving the quality of education in India’s government schools, these leaders are taking bold and decisive action to improve everyone’s future. Meet Businessweek’s Equality Game Changers– influential proponents for progress from across the globe. We’re honoring these innovators challenging the status quo and creating a more just world in their respective fields.

  • Dr. Repalle Shiva Praveen Kumar, Secretary, Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions
  • Moderator: James E. Ellis, Assistant Managing Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

11:45 AM In Conversation With Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates, one of the world's leading philanthropists, will join us for a far-reaching discussion on the pandemic's effect on women, how to ensure equitable distribution of the vaccine and why she's calling on President Biden to appoint a caregiving czar.

  • Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Moderator: Emily Chang, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

12:05 PM Walgreens Boots Alliance Remarks

  • Carlos Cubia, Senior Vice President & Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

12:10 PM In Conversation With Calvin McDonald

  • Calvin McDonald, CEO, lululemon
  • Moderator: Lisa Abramowicz, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

12:30PM Audience Break

12:35 PM Gilead Sciences Sponsor Spotlight: Health Equity: Taking on the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. South

  • Douglas M. Brooks, Vice President, Advancing Black Equity and Community Engagement, Gilead Sciences
  • Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton, Dean of the Divinity School, Wake Forest University

1:10 PM Saving a Lost Generation: Bridging the Digital Divide

In today's environment of virtual schooling, access to technology is central to a student's success. And with vast inequalities in the digital space, millions are at risk of being left behind. In this conversation, we'll explore the opportunities and challenges of remote learning, focusing on potential solutions to bridge the digital divide and make sure no child is left behind.

  • Geoffrey Canada, President, Harlem Children's Zone
  • Suzanne Ehlers, CEO, Malala Fund 
  • Sal Khan, Founder & CEO, Khan Academy

1:35 PM Moving Toward a More Inclusive Facebook

  • Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook 
  • Maxine Williams, Chief Diversity Officer, Facebook
  • Moderator: Pamela Hutchinson, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Bloomberg LP

2:00 PM Event Concludes 

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Thu Mar 18
9:00 AM

Starts 2 min before the session time

9:00 AM Opening Remarks

  • Justin B. Smith, CEO, Bloomberg Media
  • Shartia Brantley, Deputy New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg; Senior Editor, Bloomberg Live

9:05 AM Welcome Remarks

  • Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies

9:10 AM Extinguished Prosperity: Reclaiming What Was Lost in Tulsa

This year marks 100 years since the horrific events of the Tulsa race massacre when white rioters attacked the city’s Greenwood section, at the time one of the nation’s most prosperous African-American communities. After the violence ended, 35 city blocks of what is now known as “Black Wall Street” were reduced to charred rubble, hundreds were wounded and dozens -- perhaps hundreds -- were killed. We talk with Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum on his efforts to help heal the city a century later. Plus, John Rogers, the mutual fund manager and great-grandson of an architect of Black Wall Street, discusses building generational wealth today.

  • The Honorable G.T. Bynum, Mayor, Tulsa, OK
  • John W. Rogers, Jr., Founder, Chairman, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments 
  • Moderator: Sonali Basak, Wall Street Reporter, Bloomberg Television

9:30 AM What Big Tech Needs to do to Help End Anti-Asian Violence 

Acts of violence against people of Asian heritage in the U.S. have surged in the past year, fueled in part by former President Donald Trump’s use of racist rhetoric such as calling Covid-19 the "China Virus." Some Asian-American leaders say that Corporate America has fallen short in its response. We speak to Asian-American leaders about what corporate America, particularly the tech sector, could do to show greater support and make actionable change for the AAPI (Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders) community.

  • Cynthia Choi, Co-Executive Director, Chinese for Affirmative Action
  • Bo Young Lee, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Uber
  • Victoria Tsai, Founder & CEO, Tatcha
  • Moderator: Tom Giles, Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg

9:50 AM In Conversation With Ken Chenault

  • Ken Chenault, Chairman & Managing Director, General Catalyst
  • David Westin, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

10:10 AM American Family Insurance Sponsor Spotlight: Our Role in Closing Equity Gaps

  • Telisa Yancy, Chief Operating Officer, American Family Insurance 
  • Moderator: Patrick Garrigan, Global Head of Bloomberg Live, Bloomberg LP

10:40 AM In Conversation With Lee Daniels

Last year was exceptional in the growth of representations of marginalized populations on screen. And for good reason: viewers are demanding -- and rewarding -- films and television shows that, with nuance and sophistication, feature a broader universe of characters. What are the next steps to ensure representation in the media is diverse, inclusive and responsible?

  • Lee Daniels, Award-Winning Filmmaker; Founder, Lee Daniels Entertainment 
  • Mark Miller, Global Editor, Bloomberg Live

11:00 AM One Step Back: Reversing Women's Exodus from the Workforce

Women are losing jobs and leaving the workforce in droves during the pandemic. According to the United Nations, Covid-19 is projected to make gender-poverty disparities worse for 11 million more women by 2030. How can companies support and retain women’s talent? 

  • Cherie Blair CBE QC, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
  • Sanda Ojiambo, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
  • Carolyn Tastad, Group President - North America & Chief Sales Officer, P&G

11:25 AM Tracking Gender Equality in the Workplace 

Today's business world demands that firms address gender inequality in the workplace. Employees and customers alike are calling for an equitable playing field. With the leaders of companies featured in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, which tracks public companies committed to disclosing their efforts on these issues, we'll discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in this space.

  • David Kenny, CEO & Chief Diversity Officer, Nielsen 
  • Sheryl Palmer, Chairman & CEO, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation
  • Moderator: Taylor Riggs, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

11:50 AM The Future of LGBTQ+ Rights: What's Next for the Courts?

The LGBTQ+ community won a major victory for equal rights in 2020 with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But the conservative majority court is poised to consider several cases in an attempt to balance religious freedom with LGBTQ rights, with the potential to erode hard-won gains on marriage equality, trans rights and other issues. We'll explore the next legal battles facing the LGBTQ+ community. 

  • Alphonso David, President, Human Rights Campaign 
  • Katherine Franke, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia University
  • Michael Lopez, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Moderator: Rakshita Saluja, Executive Editor, Equality, Bloomberg

12:15 PM A Corporate Response to Criminal Justice Reform 

With U.S. President Biden announcing the end of private prison contracts and growing awareness of mass incarceration, corporate voices are stepping into criminal justice reform conversations. How do we break cycles of recidivism? Should companies “ban the box”? Should bail reform be a priority? We’ll answer these questions and more in our discussion.

  • Michael Novogratz, Founder & CEO, Galaxy Digital and Chair, The Bail Project 
  • Robert Rooks, CEO, Reform Alliance
  • Moderator: Carol Massar, Host, Bloomberg Businessweek Television & Radio

12:35 PM Audience Break: Mindful Moment

12:40 PM Accelerating Board Diversity

Increasing the diversity of corporate boards has been a hot topic in the business world for several years now and big strides have been made. Recently, Nasdaq announced board diversity requirements for new listings. Building on the work that has been accomplished thus far, what are the next frontiers for board diversity? How can companies ensure that their boards are truly reflective of the wider society?

  • Esther Aguilera, CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association
  • Baroness Helena Morrissey DBE, Founder, 30% Club and Chair of the Diversity Project 
  • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation and Partner, The Board Diversity Action Alliance
  • Moderator: David Merritt, Senior Executive Editor, EMEA, Bloomberg

1:05 PM Rewiring the Alternatives Marketplace

In 2021, Pitchbook predicts that Private Equity fundraising will surpass $330 billion – setting an all-time high for the industry, which has added over $4 trillion in assets under management in the last decade across alternative assets. In an era marked by unparalleled growth across the alternative investment space, women and people of color continue to be excluded as beneficiaries. This conversation will focus on new initiatives designed to address this problem by backing the next generation of managers and entrepreneurs to diversify the alternatives marketplace.

  • Jon Winkelried, Co-CEO, TPG
  • Josh Childress, Co-Founder & CEO, Landspire Group 
  • Moderator: Scarlet Fu, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

1:25 PM Out of Office: A Conversation With Howard Schultz

Bloomberg Live features Howard Schultz in this special live episode of its popular Out of Office podcast. There's no corporate talk here. Instead, we ask questions newsmakers usually don't get asked when they're in the office. We speak to the former CEO of Starbucks about the influences on his personal life that have defined his views on public service, equality, racial harmony, his vision for America. And, of course, coffee.

  • Howard Schultz, Former CEO and Chairman Emeritus, Starbucks
  • Moderator: Mallika Kapur, Deputy Global Editor, Bloomberg Live and Host, Out of Office

2:00 PM Event Concludes

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