New York City | November 28, 2018

The Year Ahead

Change is the one constant that unifies global CEOs — and the pace of change only seems to be quickening. Which is why Bloomberg convenes The Year Ahead Summit, an invitation-only event creating a 360-degree view of the most urgent topics facing every executive in the coming year.

Change is constant

Change is the one constant that unifies global CEOs — and the pace of change only seems to be quickening. Which is why Bloomberg convenes The Year Ahead Summit, an invitation-only event creating a 360-degree view of the most urgent topics facing every executive in the coming year. The issues are myriad, from ongoing geopolitical uncertainty to the next generation of cyber security challenges to the radically changing nature of work in the age of A.I. to the most promising new global investment opportunities. Join Bloomberg this fall to help shape the conversation around the most important trends, issues and challenges every executive will need to consider in 2019 and beyond.

The Year Ahead 2017



Participation is by invitation only.


To request an invitation, please fill out our form here.

November 27 - Tuesday

6:00 pm

Special Dinner: The Year Ahead in Art and Culture

Proudly sponsored by Hennessy Paradis Imperial.  Seating is limited.
Pre-registration is required.

One of the foremost conceptual artists working today, Taryn Simon is an expert in revealing the invisible, which is to say her complex, multi-layered work limns the space between the seeming authority of an image and the language employed to describe it. “That space,” she says, “where we interpret, where there’s judgement, there’s translation, there’s manipulation, there’s the instability of fact.” Simon’s art, which spans text, photography, sound, sculpture and performance, is at once mysterious and austerely taxonomic in its approach. And in our age of tectonic geopolitical shifts, “alternative facts,” and conflicting narratives, it’s also on-the-nose relevant. Please join us for an in-depth discussion with Taryn Simon on the creative process that drives her work, why you’ll never see her in her own art, and what lead her to once spend four sleepless days and nights at a US Customs site at JFK International Airport.



November 28 - Wednesday

7:30 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 am


8:35 am

The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations LIVE with Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group sits down with renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to talk about her latest book, Leadership In Turbulent Times, the culmination of her five decades of studying American presidents, in this special live version of his Bloomberg Television show.

NOTE: This is a live taping. Doors will be closed promptly at 8:30 am. Thank you for your understanding.



9:10 am

Where Now? Investment Opportunities in the Year Ahead



9:45 am

Country at a Crossroads: In Depth With Sally Yates


  • Sally Yates

    Partner, Special Matters & Government Investigations, King & Spalding


10:05 am

Who Owns the Truth? Media Bias and High Profile Cases



10:25 am

Innovation and Bringing Big Ideas to Life: In Depth With David Eun


  • David Eun

    President, Samsung NEXT & Chief Innovation Officer, Samsung Electronics


10:45 am

Networking Break

11:10 am

Energy, Infrastructure and Resilience: In Depth with Lynn Good



11:40 am

The Future Of Healthcare



12:00 pm

Brands with Purpose



  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

12:20 pm

Networking Lunch

Special Lunch Session: Building a More Resilient Organization

Proudly sponsored by BSI.
Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Organizational resilience is defined as the ability of organizations to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper. In this special lunchtime session, BSI Commercial Director for the Americas Timothy Wren leads a panel discussion on how organizations can increase their ability to withstand disruptions by focusing on the relationship among three key areas — Operational Resilience, Information Resilience and Supply Chain Resilience — and the people that bring resilience to life across the business.



1:30 pm

Investing in the Year Ahead: In Depth With Jon Gray



1:50 pm

Trade, Trends and Technology: The Year Ahead for Consumer Brands



2:10 pm

Bloomberg Intelligence: 50 Companies to Watch


  • David Dwyer

    Global Director of Research, Bloomberg Intelligence

2:20 pm

Data-Driven Medicine: In Depth With Eric Lefkoksky



2:40 pm

She Should Run: What Inspired Unexpected Candidates



  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

3:00 pm

Big Data Solutions to Environmental Disasters


  • Nicole Hu

    Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, One Concern


3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:35 pm

The 5G Revolution: In Depth With Paul Jacobs



3:55 pm

High Stakes of Sports Betting



4:20 pm

The Year Ahead Online: In Depth With Joey Levin



4:40 pm

What's Next for Flint: In Depth With Mayor Karen Weaver



  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

5:00 pm

Minding the Gap: In Depth With Andy Byford



5:20 pm

Closing Cocktail Reception


Andy Byford

President New York City Transit

Don Cornwell

Partner PJT Partners

Jim Coulter


Erin Loos Cutraro

Founder & CEO She Should Run

Samir Desai

SVP, Chief Information Officer Equinox

David Dwyer

Global Director of Research Bloomberg Intelligence

David Eun

President, Samsung NEXT & Chief Innovation Officer Samsung Electronics

Lynn Good

Chairman, President & CEO Duke Energy

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential Historian and Author

Jonathan Gray

President & Chief Operating Officer Blackstone

Mindy Grossman

Chief Executive Officer WW

Nicole Hu

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer One Concern

Paul E. Jacobs

Chairman & CEO XCOM

Scott Kaufman-Ross

Vice President, Head of Fantasy and Gaming National Basketball Association

Eric Lefkofsky

Founder and CEO Tempus

Joey Levin


Lloyd B. Minor

Dean Stanford University School of Medicine

Frans Muller

President & CEO Ahold Delhaize

Patrick Petitti

Co-Founder & CEO Catalant

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman The Carlyle Group

Taryn Simon


Sara Slane

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs American Gaming Association

Dirk Van de Put

Chairman & CEO Mondelēz International

Dr. Karen W. Weaver, Ph.D.

Mayor City of Flint, Michigan

Beth A. Wilkinson

Founding Partner Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz LLP

Tim Wren

Commercial Director BSI Group Americas

Sally Yates

Partner, Special Matters & Government Investigations King & Spalding

Lauren Berry

Deputy New York Bureau Chief Bloomberg

Max Chafkin

Features Editor Bloomberg Businessweek

Ed Hammond

Senior Deals Reporter Bloomberg

Jordyn Holman

Reporter Bloomberg News

Jason Kelly

Chief Correspondent, QuickTake Bloomberg

Cynthia Koons

Senior Reporter Bloomberg

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio

Mark Miller

Global Editor Bloomberg Live

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief Bloomberg

Eben Novy-Williams

Sports Business Reporter Bloomberg

Jackie Simmons

Senior Executive Editor, Americas Bloomberg

Selina Wang

Reporter Bloomberg News

Joel Weber

Editor Bloomberg Businessweek

David Westin

Anchor Bloomberg Television


BSI’s core is rooted in Organizational Resilience. This is an extension of our 114 year mission to help organizations embed habits of excellence throughout their business, enabling them to pass the test of time. BSI identifies three domains critical to achieving Organizational Resilience.

Information Resilience. A secure organization must manage information throughout its lifecycle, from source to destruction. BSI provides assessment services, professional training, software solutions, and consulting services. We continue to demonstrate our thought leadership with our recent work on NIST CSF certification, GDPR standards and ISO/IEC 27001, allowing organizations to more quickly respond to security challenges.

Operational Resilience. A trusted organization has full transparency throughout its management framework to drive continuous improvement, keep its employees and business safe, and grow sustainably. BSI’s expertise supports organizations to identify operational improvements to satisfy customer needs, comply with regulations, and track controls, while maintaining focus on resources and governance.

Supply Chain Resilience. A responsible organization creates transparency and proof that their entire supply chain is accountable to best practices, in addition to demonstrating leadership in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. BSI’s solutions help organizations with supply chains spanning continents to manage and mitigate critical risks from procurement, manufacturing, and transportation.

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