New York City | November 7, 2017

The Year Ahead

November 7 - 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.

Please join us for an in-depth discussion with Jeff Koons, one of the world's leading contemporary artists, on his remarkable career; his iconic art and the creative process behind it; and his views on global art trends to watch in 2018 and beyond. What drives his creative vision? Will the market demand for contemporary art remain at the eye-watering levels of the last few years? And what is the role of the artist in contemplating the cultural and political issues buffeting our world today?



November 8 - Wednesday

12:00 am

Do You Know What You're Eating? A Food Spy Tells All


7:45 am

Special Breakfast: Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Striking a Sensible Balance

Proudly Sponsored by Western Digital. Seating is Limited.
Pre-Registration Required

Not long ago, data was primarily useful in a highly transactional way: An individual mammogram, for example, helped a doctor diagnose whether a particular patient had breast cancer. Today, powered by artificial intelligence, big data offers vastly greater benefits to more people. But in an era of spectacular data breaches, consumers rightly are concerned about the privacy implications inherent in big data. At the same time, researchers argue some regulations designed to protect consumer privacy inhibit their ability to fully extract the value deep in the data. How can we find the right balance?



  • Dr. Dexter Hadley, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

  • Jasjeet Thind

    Vice President, Data Science and Engineering, Zillow

  • Ari Ezra Waldman

    Associate Professor of Law and Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology, New York Law School

8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

9:05 am

What to Expect in the Age of the Unexpected: The Year Ahead in Politics

From tweets to bots to bizarre bedfellows, the past year in politics has been unlike anything we have ever seen – and 2018 will be no different with critical midterm congressional elections set for next November. Megan Murphy sits down with two top presidential campaign and administration veterans to discuss the year ahead in politics: Will Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives? What's next in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in U.S. elections? And can the Trump Administration finally find traction in Congress for its agenda?



9:25 am

Cybersecurity and the Next Generation of Threats: Protecting Your Company in 2018

In cybersecurity, physical and digital boundaries no longer are sufficient to protect against attacks. Thanks to the escalation and success of third-party intrusions, attackers find increasingly innovative means to compromise networks of governments, companies and individuals. As a research engineer at Endgame, a company that provides a cyber-operations platform supporting the detection, exploitation and mitigation of cyber threats, Amanda Rousseau has been analyzing and defending against this evolving attacker behavior for more than a decade. She will discuss the greatest threats businesses, governments and individuals face from cyber attacks and what, if anything, can be done to keep your information safe.


9:35 am

The NFL in the Spotlight: In Conversation With Roger Goodell

The NFL is the most successful sports league in the United States, but it is not without its controversies, particularly this season. This candid conversation with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will focus on what's ahead for professional football – from players, to fans, to media and safety.

9:55 am

Global Markets and Investment Opportunities in The Year Ahead

Each year, Jim Coulter, co-founder and co-CEO of private equity giant TPG, shares with his select group of investors his thoughts on the global economy and the outlook for investment in the year ahead. For our summit attendees, Coulter will share his exclusive key takeaways to consider for 2018 and beyond.


10:15 am

A View from Above: How the Next Generation of Space Exploration Will Change Life on Earth

The new space revolution is being launched with dozens of new high-powered satellite cameras called 'Doves' being sent into space. Planet Labs, a San Francisco startup, has been sending batches of Doves into orbit over the past few years and the images beamed back are being used far and wide – from spies to hedge funds to farmers to activists. Soon, Planet will be able to photograph every inch of the earth every day, something that's never been done before. Will Marshall, CEO of Planet discusses what that may mean for our knowledge of life on earth.



10:35 am

Networking Break

11:00 am

The Future of Artificial Intelligence From an AI Pioneer

Artificial Intelligence has been a game changer across all industries. And while statistical machine learning is a powerful tool for discovering patterns in the data, can it produce understanding? Will it enable humans to justify and take reasoned responsibility for individual outcomes?

Dr. David Ferrucci is an AI pioneer. He is the award-winning AI researcher who led the IBM Watson team from inception in 2006 to success in 2011 when Watson defeated Jeopardy.

Ferrucci believes AI systems should not only propose solutions or answers but should be able to explain why they make sense.

His presentation will look at Elemental Cognition which is focused on creating AI systems that autonomously learn from human language and interaction to become powerful and fluent thought partners facilitating complex decision making. In short, how the future of AI will enable humans and machines to share an understanding collaborate on exploring the question “why”.


11:15 am

Workplace Culture in the 21st Century: In Conversation With Anita Hill

Twenty-six years after igniting a transformative national conversation on sexual harassment – and in the midst of an unprecedented public accounting of workplace harassment in virtually every industry – Anita Hill joins us for a one-on-one conversation to address business leaders on why significant change is still needed in workplace culture and how to effect it.



  • Anita F. Hill

    University Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies; Heller Graduate School of Policy and Management, Brandeis University

11:35 am

Unlocking the Power of Big Data in the Age of IoT

As business leaders, you don't need your CTO to tell you you're drowning in data. But get ready, because as the Internet of Things expands, the data flood is about to become a typhoon. By 2020, according to one calculation, the amount of data generated globally will reach 600 ZB per year. What's a zettabyte? A trillion gigabytes. So what is the potential value of that data to you and your business? And how can you ensure you're extracting the maximum value possible?



  • Mike Cordano

    President and Chief Operating Officer, Western Digital

  • Dr. Dexter Hadley, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

11:55 am

The Opioid Fallout: Lives, Jobs and a Lost Generation

The opioid crisis is the most deadly drug crisis in American history. According to the W.H.O., in 2015, roughly two percent of deaths – 1 in 50 – in the United States were drug-related. How did we get here and what can be done in the year ahead to get a handle on this problem that is ravaging huge swaths of the population? Dr. Anna Lembke, chief of addiction medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and author of Drug Dealer, MD will explain the roots of this health crisis, the economic impact and how a generation of lives have changed due to this epidemic.


12:10 pm

Lunch Session 1: What We'll be Watching in The Year Ahead and How We'll See It; One-on-One With IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond

Proudly sponsored by Huawei

IMAX has changed the movie-going experience in recent years. And it continues to grow and change – with new markets and areas for growth around the world and by developing new technologies that will further immerse viewers into the film.

CEO Rich Gelfond will discuss what movies everyone will be buzzing about in 2018 and how new technologies will change the movie industry around the world in the year, and years, ahead.


  • David Gura

    Co-anchor, "Bloomberg Markets Americas" & "Bloomberg Surveillance", Bloomberg


Lunch Session 2: Artificial Intelligence, Real Returns

Proudly sponsored by PowerShares QQQ. Seating is Limited.
Pre-Registration Required.

When it comes to AI and its impact on the world of investing, the question is not when or if, but how. In this insightful conversation, Protege Partners Chairman and Founder Jeffrey Tarrant talks with Bloomberg Markets editor Joel Weber about the bets Protege is making on AI-powered funds and the biggest developments he sees happening in the year ahead.



1:30 pm

Remaking a Household Name for a New Generation: In Conversation With Mindy Grossman

When Mindy Grossman became CEO of Weight Watchers earlier this year, she brought years of consumer and retail experience, with the vision to make and keep the brand relevant today and for years to come, focusing more on wellness and livability and less on diets and deprivation. In an in-depth discussion, she'll tell us why a combination of technology, authenticity, experience and community resonated with clients and what lessons other consumer companies can learn from that. Plus, she'll share her thoughts on how brands can compete in an Amazon-dominated world, and much more.


  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio


1:55 pm

50 Companies to Watch in the Year Ahead

What companies should you watch in the year ahead?

The analysts at Bloomberg Intelligence, who track about 6,000 stocks, identified companies that face unusual challenges in the coming year or are poised to release products or services with blockbuster potential. The analysts considered revenue growth, margins, market share, debt, and other factors, and came up with a list of 50 worth watching.


  • David Dwyer

    Global Director of Research, Bloomberg Intelligence

2:05 pm

Health Care in 2018 and Beyond: Genetic Sequencing, Big Data and Potential Breakthroughs

A cost revolution in genetic sequencing technology has made big data an integral part of health care innovation. Human genetics data are being used today for fun, for improved clinical care, and for the potential development of groundbreaking new medicines. Hear about the prospects and existing challenges for the field, what complementary technologies and research models lie ahead and how close these breakthrough innovations are to becoming reality.


  • Joe Weisenthal

    Executive Editor of News, Co-host "What'd You Miss?" , Bloomberg Digital; Bloomberg Television


2:25 pm

The Year Ahead in Banking: In Conversation With Michael Corbat

With operations in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions, Citigroup is a truly global bank. This gives CEO Michael Corbat a unique and broad perspective on the year ahead for banking, finance and the global economy. He will discuss what's ahead at Citi as well as where he sees the greatest opportunities for growth.



2:50 pm

Networking Break

3:30 pm

The Year Ahead in Health, Wellness and Working Out: A New Model for Engagement

Just look at any social media feed and it's clear that fitness and wellness are passions that cut across nearly all demographics and are easily shareable. Virgin Sport, the newest venture from Virgin, is engaging sports enthusiasts of all levels by creating fitness festivals that wrap art, music, fashion, food and fun around a variety of new sport and fitness activities. Mary Wittenberg, formerly the president of New York Road Runners, will explain why she and Richard Branson think this is what's ahead for fitness and how engagement goes beyond the athlete.


  • Jason Kelly

    New York Bureau Chief, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Television


3:55 pm

The Future of Automotives: In Conversation With Carlos Ghosn

We'll dive into what's ahead for the global auto industry with Carlos Ghosn. From electric cars, to demand around the world, to the outlook for growth to autonomous driving vehicles, this wide-ranging interview with an industry titan will give unparalleled insight into the year ahead for the auto industry.



4:20 pm

Tumult, Turmoil and New Alliances: Geopolitical Outlook With General David Petraeus

Global tensions are high heading into 2018, and there is turmoil no matter where you look around the world. We sit down with General David Petraeus to get his view on the state of affairs in geopolitics. From China and North Korea, to changing leadership in Europe, to the U.S. relationship with Russia and the global threat of terrorism, there is much ground to cover, and General Petraeus will give expert insight into what to closely watch on the world stage in 2018.



4:45 pm

Closing Reception


General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Partner, KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute

Emma Chandra

Reporter Bloomberg Television

Michael Corbat

Chief Executive Officer Citigroup

Mike Cordano

President and Chief Operating Officer Western Digital

Jim Coulter


David Dwyer

Global Director of Research Bloomberg Intelligence

Dr. David Ferrucci

CEO and Founder Elemental Cognition

Richard Gelfond


Carlos Ghosn

Chairman & CEO Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

Roger Goodell

Commissioner National Football League

Mindy Grossman

Chief Executive Officer WW

David Gura

Co-anchor, "Bloomberg Markets Americas" & "Bloomberg Surveillance" Bloomberg

Dr. Dexter Hadley, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine University of California, San Francisco

Anita F. Hill

University Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies; Heller Graduate School of Policy and Management Brandeis University

Margaret Hoover

Political Strategist and Author; President American Unity Fund

Jason Kelly

New York Bureau Chief, Executive Editor Bloomberg Television

Jeff Koons


Dr. Anna Lembke

Author, "Drug Dealer, MD"

Will Marshall

Co-Founder, CEO Planet

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief Bloomberg

Mark Miller

Global Editor Bloomberg Live

Megan Murphy

Editor Bloomberg Businessweek

Jennifer Palmieri

President Center for American Progress Action Fund

Amanda Rousseau

Malware Researcher Endgame

Erik Schatzker

Editor-at-Large Bloomberg Television

James Tarmy

Arts Columnist Bloomberg Businessweek

Jeffrey Tarrant

Founder and Chairman Protégé Partners

Jasjeet Thind

Vice President, Data Science and Engineering Zillow

Craig Trudell

Reporter Bloomberg

Ashlee Vance

Writer Bloomberg Businessweek

Ari Ezra Waldman

Associate Professor of Law and Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology New York Law School

Joel Weber

Editor Bloomberg Businessweek

Mitchell Weinberg

Founder, Chief Executive Officer INSCATECH

Joe Weisenthal

Executive Editor of News, Co-host "What'd You Miss?" Bloomberg Digital; Bloomberg Television

David Westin

Co-Anchor, "Bloomberg Daybreak Americas" Bloomberg

Mary Wittenberg

CEO Virgin Sport

Dr. George D. Yancopoulos, MD, PhD

President and Chief Scientific Officer Regeneron