It’s the first day of the DealBook Online Summit, featuring top newsmakers in business, policy and culture debating the most important issues of the moment — and the future. Today, speakers consider the arc of innovation, the prospects for beating the pandemic, the race for a Covid-19 vaccine and the future of policymaking in Washington.
Here is today’s lineup (all times Eastern):
9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Masayoshi Son of SoftBank
The billionaire founder and chief executive of SoftBank, the Japanese tech conglomerate, on Amazon, WeWork and his long-term outlook for innovation.
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Dr. Fauci on the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic and reflect on his service under six presidents.
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Pfizer’s Albert Bourla, Bill Gates and Heidi Larson of the Vaccine Confidence Project
The panel will discuss the latest breakthroughs in the development of a Covid-19 vaccine and the challenges of distributing it, both in terms of logistics and winning public trust.
4:30 p.m.-4:55 p.m.
Senator Elizabeth Warren
One the most prominent progressives in the Senate, with a track record of aggressively trying to rein in Wall Street, Ms. Warren will discuss the post-election outlook for the intersection of business and policy.
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