Kamala Harris and Elon Musk to speak at NYT DealBook Summit: live updates

Kamala Harris and Elon Musk to speak at NYT DealBook Summit: live updates

This year’s DealBook Summit will feature conversations with world leaders and influential figures from Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Each of them has been in the news this year and will be at the center of some of the biggest events in the months to come.

Kamala Harris He was elected vice president of the United States in 2020, after serving as senator, attorney general of California, and district attorney of San Francisco. Harris is expected to play a vital role in the 2024 presidential race. She will be tasked with helping win over voters worried about President Biden’s age, pressured by inflation and confused by administration policies. , including strong support for Israel in its war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Tsai Ing-wen He has been president of Taiwan since 2016, after a career as a civil servant and law professor. Ms. Tsai has recalibrated her relations with the United States and China as growing tensions between the world’s two most powerful countries place Taiwan at the center of a geopolitical struggle. She will step down as president in January, at the end of her second term.

Elon Musk oversees some of the world’s largest and most valuable technology companies: Tesla, SpaceX, Starlink and X. The world’s richest man with an estimated net worth of over $242 billion, Mr. Musk is also a deeply controversial figure. X, formerly known as Twitter, has experienced a sharp drop in basic advertising revenue since its company’s acquisition for $ 44 billion, including a negative reaction following its approval of an anti -Semitic theory .

Jamie Dimon He has been chief executive of JPMorgan Chase since 2006 and chairman since 2007, making him one of the longest-serving banking executives on Wall Street. This year, he led efforts to find a bailout deal in the face of the regional banking crisis that resulted in JPMorgan’s acquisition of First Republic.

Jensen Huang Nvidia was founded in 1993 and is the chairman and CEO of the company. The Silicon Valley company pioneered the manufacturing of chips used in artificial intelligence applications, such as ChatGPT. This year, it became the first publicly traded chipmaker to be valued at $1 trillion.

Bob Iger returned as Disney’s chief executive last year, after leaving the post in 2020. Long one of the media industry’s most prominent executives, he led Fox’s multibillion-dollar buyouts , Marvel and Pixar which cemented Disney’s status as a Hollywood hit factory. But Mr. Iger now faces challenges at the box office, at major television networks like ESPN and in streaming. It also faces scrutiny from activist investors.

Lina Khan was sworn in two years ago as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, where she gained a reputation as one of the most active antitrust regulators in recent years. She was an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School, but rose to prominence long before, when as a law student she wrote an article about the new antitrust threat raised by tech companies like Amazon that offer services free to consumers and instead profit from the data they collect. As FTC director, Ms. Khan tested her legal theories in a series of court cases, sparking accusations from business groups that she had “dramatically strayed” from the FTC’s mission. .

David Zaslav orchestrated Discovery’s takeover of WarnerMedia and last year became chief executive of the new company, Warner Bros. Discovery. The deal helped transform his modest cable television company into an empire that included the Warner Bros. film and television studios, HBO and CNN. His leadership of the media giant faces significant hurdles, however, including paying off billions of dollars in debt and dealing with turmoil at key properties including CNN.

Jay Monahan was forced to confront an existential threat as commissioner of the PGA Tour: LIV Golf. With the support of the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, this new competitor began organizing tournaments last year. But in June, Mr. Monahan reached a tentative agreement to end the rivalry – and took medical leave days after the announcement shook the sports world. This will be one of his first in-depth interviews since his return.

Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican from California, served as speaker of the House from January until October, when he was ousted by far-right members of his own party — the first time the House had voted to impeach its leader. Mr. McCarthy finds himself increasingly out of step with parts of the Republican Party and must soon decide whether to run for office.

Shonda Rhimes is the chief executive of Shondaland and the first woman to create three television series – “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice” and “Scandal” – to reach the 100-episode milestone. In 2017, Ms. Rhimes left network television to produce streaming content exclusively for Netflix, and her work has addressed major political issues, including abortion and gun laws.

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David B.Otero

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