CNBC Work Summit
Online ⎮ December 6, 2023

CNBC Work Summit

The Promise and Peril of AI

2023 has been The Year of AI. The ubiquity of the term has done little to fully explain what it means and what the future holds for workers and employers. In this edition of CNBC Work, we will dive deep into the implications of artificial intelligence and some of the broader questions behind the headlines.

Is AI a threat to workers, or will it open more doors?
How are companies utilizing the technology to maximize productivity and reduce inefficiencies, and at what cost? How are they analyzing the data to balance speed with accuracy?
And how worried should businesses be about hallucinations and what should be done to mitigate the risk?

Who should join: CEOs, CHROs, CIOs, CTOs, CFOs and other senior executives who have a major role in company-level decision-making, planning, and strategy. 

Speakers

Alex Pall & Drew Taggart

The Chainsmokers have consistently elevated popular music by ceaselessly challenging it. The GRAMMY® Award-winning RIAA Diamond-certified duo—Drew Taggart and Alex Pall—have broken boundaries between pop, indie, electronic, alternative, and rock. By doing so, they have set the tempo for culture and proven inescapable, delivering some of the biggest songs in the world, hosting a historic multi-year Las Vegas residency, packing arenas on multiple continents, launching first-of-its-kind games in the metaverse, and selling tens of millions of singles.

However, these musicians never stop pushing themselves. The pair draw on deep musical acumen anchored by inventive songwriting and production as well as Alex’s virtuosic piano playing and Drew’s dynamic vocals and chops on guitar, drums, keys, and bass.

Introduced by their now manager, Drew and Alex forged an unbreakable creative bond that in 2013, enabled the group to independently achieve viral impact, kickstarting a prolific decade to follow. Thus far, they have scored three Diamond singles, namely the Billboard Hot 100 #1 “Closer” [feat. Halsey], “Something Just Like This” [with Coldplay], and “Don’t Let Me Down” [feat. Daya]. The latter garnered a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Dance Recording.” As cultural arbiters and tastemakers, they’ve also fueled crossover success for collaborators as diverse as Lennon Stella (on “Takeaway” with Illenium) and Kelsea Ballerini (on “This Feeling”). Their 2017 full-length debut, Memories…Do Not Open, notably bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200 and paved the way for the gold-certified Sick Boy [2018] and gold-certified World War Joy [2019]. Both albums were followed by 40+ city sold out arena tours. In 2020, the guys notably composed the original score to the acclaimed independent film Words On Bathroom Walls.

Eschewing guest spots, The Chainsmokers reached a new creative and critical high watermark with So Far So Good in 2022. It marked their fourth #1 debut on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart. Pitchfork applauded it as “their most enjoyable front-to-back listen,” and Billboard hailed it as “music that balances sing-along indie-pop and nuanced, often deeply textured electronic productions.” Speaking to their penchant for innovation, they gave away 5,000 NFT’s comprising 1% of the album’s master streaming royalties, and NFT holders even received access to the duo’s own private Discord server.

The Chainsmokers extend their vision to entrepreneurship with their very own Mantis Venture Capital. Founded in 2020, it manages nearly $1 billion in assets with a focus on improving the world and inventing a brighter tomorrow. Other businesses under their purview include a stake in the popular JAJA Tequila and The Chainsmokers’ very own film, television, and podcast production company, Kick The Habit Productions—which boasts a full slate of projects in development. At the same time, Drew and Alex give back at every turn. In the midst of the Global Pandemic, Drew and Alex funded the production and delivery of tens of thousands of PPE N95 masks to hospitals in New York and Las Vegas. The charity Youth Emerging Stronger recognized The Chainsmokers with the “Key of Hope Award” for their commitment to philanthropy and underprivileged children.

In search of new creative lanes, 2023 saw them returning to their musical roots on the way to TCS5. Leaning into different sonic textures, they handpicked buzzing developing collaborators such as 347aidan (“Up & Down”), bludnymph (“Self Destruction Mode”), Shenseea (“My Bad”), and GRACEY (“Think Of Us”). They also released “See You Again” with ILLENIUM and Carlie Hansen, “Jungle” with Alok and Mae Stephens, and “Celular” with Nicky Jam and Maluma. Together with the single “Summertime Friends”, a release project of the same name was packaged and released in October. They’ve widened their creative palette once again, reaffirming nothing is off the table.

Ultimately, The Chainsmokers continue to evolve as musicians and songwriters, bringing popular music with them into the future.

MUSIC BOILER

The Chainsmokers have consistently elevated popular music by ceaselessly challenging it. The GRAMMY® Award-winning RIAA Diamond-certified duo—Drew Taggart and Alex Pall—have broken boundaries between pop, indie, electronic, alternative, and rock. By doing so, they have set the tempo for culture and proven inescapable, delivering some of the biggest songs in the world, hosting a historic multi-year Las Vegas residency, packing arenas on multiple continents, launching first-of-its-kind games in the metaverse, and selling tens of millions of singles along the way. Thus far, they have scored three Diamond singles, namely the Billboard Hot 100 #1 “Closer” [feat. Halsey], “Something Just Like This” [with Coldplay], and “Don’t Let Me Down” [feat. Daya]. The latter garnered a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Dance Recording.” As cultural arbiters and tastemakers, they’ve also fueled crossover success for collaborators as diverse as Lennon Stella (on “Takeaway” with Illenium) and Kelsea Ballerini (on “This Feeling”). Their 2017 full-length debut, Memories…Do Not Open, notably bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200 and paved the way for gold-certified albums Sick Boy [2018] and World War Joy [2019]. After four years of nonstop touring and music releases, the band took the time to rediscover themselves and spent two full years creating their musically evolved and very personal album, 2022’s So Far So Good. It marked their fourth #1 debut on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart, notching praise from Pitchfork and more. In search of new creative lanes, 2023 saw them returning to their musical roots - leaning into different sonic textures and handpicking buzzing developing collaborators. They launched their Summertime Friends release package in October, filled with collaborations spanning across dance, pop, and even Latin genres. The Chainsmokers continue to evolve as musicians and songwriters, bringing popular music with them into the future and on the road.

BUSINESS & PHILANTHROPY BOILER

GRAMMY® Award-winning RIAA Diamond-certified duo The Chainsmokers—Drew Taggart and Alex Pall—have not only left an indelible mark on music, but they’ve also strived to better the world as entrepreneurs, innovators, and philanthropists. They founded their very own Mantis Venture Capital in 2020. It manages nearly $1 billion in assets with a focus on improving the world and inventing a brighter tomorrow. Other businesses under their purview include a stake in the popular JAJA Tequila and The Chainsmokers’ very own film, television, and podcast production company, Kick The Habit Productions—which boasts a full slate of projects in development. At the same time, Drew and Alex give back at every turn. In the midst of the Global Pandemic, Drew and Alex funded the production and delivery of tens of thousands of PPE N95 masks to hospitals in New York and Las Vegas. The charity Youth Emerging Stronger recognized The Chainsmokers with the “Key of Hope Award” for their commitment to philanthropy and underprivileged children.

Derrick Johnson

Derrick Johnson serves as President and CEO of the NAACP, a title he has held since October of 2017. President Johnson formerly served as vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, as well as state president for the Mississippi State Conference NAACP. A longstanding member and leader of the NAACP, Mr. Johnson has helped guide the Association through a period of re-envisioning and reinvigoration.
Under President Johnson's leadership, the NAACP has undertaken such efforts as the 2018 "Log Out" Facebook Campaign, pressuring Facebook after reports of Russian hackers targeting African Americans, the Jamestown to Jamestown Partnership, marking the 400th year enslaved Africans first touched the shores of America, and the 2020 We are Done Dying Campaign, exposing the inequities embedded into the American healthcare system and the country at large.

As the Biden Administration took office in 2021, President Johnson led the charge in calling for a Cabinet-level position focused squarely on advancing our nation's longstanding issue of racial justice. President Biden signed an Executive Order establishing an interagency effort to eliminate systemic racial barriers and ensuring federal policies are rooted in equity, optimizing the well-being of all in public policies.
President Johnson also continues to be on the frontlines on some of the most pressing civil rights issues of our time, calling out Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for his use of Blackface, condemning the burning of Black churches in Tennessee and Louisiana, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to Attorney General William Barr's nomination, and overseeing the NAACP's vote to impeach President Donald J. Trump at the 110th National Convention in Detroit.

President Johnson elevated the Association's visibility and voice as we called for a national response to the coronavirus pandemic that was informed by existing racial disparities in health care outcomes, access, coverage and services, as well as the disparate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans and other people of color.
Recognizing the critical importance of quality health care, he has long advocated for expanded Medicaid eligibility, affordable health insurance options, and investment in community-based health care infrastructure through a strong network of equitably-located, well-resourced community health centers.

Born in Detroit, Mr. Johnson attended Tougaloo College in Jackson, MS. He then received his JD from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, TX. Mr. Johnson has also furthered his training through fellowships with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the George Washington University School of Political Management, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has served as an annual guest lecturer at Harvard Law School, lending his expertise to Professor Lani Guinier's course on social movements, and as an adjunct professor at Tougaloo College.

Mr. Johnson is a veteran activist who has dedicated his career to defending the rights and improving the lives of Mississippians. As State President of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference, he led critical campaigns for voting rights and equitable education. He successfully managed two bond referendum campaigns in Jackson, MS that brought $150 million in school building improvements and $65 million towards the construction of a new convention center, respectively. As a regional organizer at the Jackson-based non-profit, Southern Echo, Inc., Mr. Johnson provided legal, technical, and training support for communities across the South.
President Johnson is frequently featured on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and many others, advocating on behalf of the Black community and all those who are affected by systemic oppression and prejudice.

Arthur C. Brooks

Arthur C. Brooks is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership and happiness. He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, where he writes the popular “How to Build a Life” column. Brooks is the author of 13 books, including the 2023 #1 New York Times bestseller Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier with co-author Oprah Winfrey, and the 2022 #1 New York Times bestseller From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life. He speaks to audiences all around the world about human happiness and works to raise well-being within private companies, universities, public agencies, and community organizations.

Julie A. Su

Julie A. Su became Acting Secretary of Labor on March 11, 2023. She was previously confirmed by the Senate to serve as the deputy secretary of labor on July 13, 2021. As deputy secretary, she served as the de-facto chief operating officer for the department, overseeing its workforce, managing its budget and executing the priorities of the secretary of labor.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Labor, Deputy Secretary Su served as the secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. The LWDA enforces workplace laws, combats wage theft, ensures health and safety on the job, connects Californians to quality jobs and career pathways, and administers unemployment insurance, workers compensation and paid family leave.

Su is a nationally recognized expert on workers' rights and civil rights who has dedicated her distinguished legal career to advancing justice on behalf of poor and disenfranchised communities and is a past recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant.

As California labor commissioner from 2011 through 2018, Su enforced the state's labor laws to ensure a fair and just workplace for both employees and employers. A report on her tenure released in May 2013 found that her leadership resulted in a renaissance in enforcement activity and record-setting results. In 2014, she launched the first "Wage Theft Is a Crime" multimedia, multilingual statewide campaign to reach out to low-wage workers and their employers to help them understand their rights and feel safe speaking up about labor law abuses.

Prior to her appointment as California labor commissioner, Deputy Secretary Su was the litigation director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, the nation's largest non-profit civil rights organization devoted to issues affecting the Asian American community. Su is known for pioneering a multi-strategy approach that combines successful impact litigation with multiracial organizing, community education, policy reform, coalition building and media work.

Frequently named to top-lawyer lists such as the Daily Journal's "Top 75 Women Litigators" in California and California Lawyer's "Super Lawyers," she was the first labor commissioner to be included among the Daily Journal's "Top 75 Labor and Employment Lawyers." She has also been named one of the 50 most noteworthy women alumni of Harvard Law School and one of the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles in Los Angeles Magazine.

Su has taught at UCLA Law School and Northeastern Law School. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School and began her career with a Skadden Fellowship. Su speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

Marty Chavez

R. Martin (“Marty”) Chavez, Ph.D. is widely renowned as a trailblazer and leader who turned the Wall Street trading business into a software business, revolutionizing the way that capital moves and works. He is a partner and vice chairman of Sixth Street Partners, where he works on research and development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; the sourcing engine; and the More Than Capital business, driving deeper engagement with the portfolio companies. Before joining Sixth Street, Marty served in a variety of senior roles at Goldman Sachs, including Chief Information Officer, where he oversaw the firm’s 9,000 engineers; Chief Financial Officer; and global co-head of the firm’s Securities (now Global Markets) Division. Marty was also a partner and member of the Goldman Sachs management committee.

Marty has achieved singular acclaim in the financial-services industry for his work on SecDB, an early platform that transformed the trading business into a software business. He is also known for bringing the front and back offices together. By training, he is a computer scientist who successfully advocated for the elevation of engineers. Yet Marty is also a highly regarded investor in his own right, leveraging his background in machine learning to push the industry forward.

Far from the stereotype of a banker, Marty is a disrupter at heart. He was among the most senior Latinos on Wall Street, as well as the most senior openly gay executive at Goldman Sachs. In 2016, a New York Times profile described Marty as “a departure in sensibility from the buttoned-down partners of Goldman lore.”

Adept in both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, Marty co-founded San Francisco start-up, Quorum Software Systems. Later, he was CEO of Kiodex, a New York risk management systems company that SunGard Data Systems acquired in 2004.

Beyond finance, Marty has long held a passion for converging the life sciences and software, and has an eye for new applications of AI and technology that will transform industries. Since retiring from Goldman Sachs, Marty serves as an advisor and board member to multiple startups and projects that are accelerating breakthroughs in their fields.

Marty serves on the Board of Directors of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG). In addition, he chairs the Board of Directors of Recursion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:RXRX), a digital biology company industrializing drug discovery by harnessing the power of cloud-based machine learning models. He advises numerous other companies, including Abacus.AI, an AI startup developing new approaches to deep learning; Cambrian Biopharma, a distributed drug discovery company developing medicines to extend healthy lifespans; Earli, which delivers new technologies for identifying and localizing early-stage cancers; and Ketch, which delivers responsive infrastructure for compliance and data security.

Marty serves on the Board of Directors of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Stanford Medicine Board of Fellows, and the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Previously, he served on the Board of Overseers of Harvard University (and as President for the 2020-2021 academic year). He also served on the board of directors of Grupo Santander; the Institute for Advanced Study, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Paige.AI, PNM Resources, Inc., and Sema4. A passionate patron of the arts, he has served on the boards of the Friends of the High Line, amFAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research), and the Santa Fe Opera. Marty resides in the Berkshires, and is the proud father of two.

He holds an A.B. (1985) magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences and an S.M. (1985) in Computer Science from Harvard, and a Ph.D. (1990) in Medical Information Sciences from Stanford (Architectures and Algorithms for Probabilisti

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Marty was the CEO and co-founder of Kiodex, acquired by Sungard in 2004, and Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Quorum Software Systems. He holds an A.B. (1985) magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences and an S.M. (1985) in Computer Science from Harvard, and a Ph.D. (1990) in Medical Information Sciences from Stanford (Architectures and Algorithms for Probabilistic Expert Systems).

Beyond finance, Marty has long held a passion for converging the life sciences and software. Since retiring from Goldman Sachs, Marty serves as an advisor and board member to multiple startups and projects, including the Digital Dollar Project and RealityEngines.

Marty serves on the Board of Overseers of Harvard University (recently appointed President for the 2020-2021 academic year), the Stanford Medicine Board of Fellows, the Advisory Council of the Stanford Center on Longevity, the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study, Paige.AI, Recursion, Sema4, Santander, and the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of PNM Resources, Inc., and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). In July 2020, it was announced that Marty will serve as a key advisor to Abacus, a San Francisco-based AI startup developing approaches to deep learning. A passionate patron of the arts, he previously served on the boards of the Friends of the High Line, amFAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research), and the Santa Fe Opera. Marty resides in New York City and the Berkshires, and is the proud father of two.

Clara Shih

Clara Shih is CEO of Salesforce AI, the world’s most trusted Enterprise AI for CRM designed to anticipate, initiate, and build powerful customer relationships.

A digital pioneer, Clara has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” TIME “Most Influential People in AI,” and a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. Clara is a member of the Starbucks board of directors and serves as Executive Chair of Hearsay Systems, a privately held digital software firm she founded in 2009.

She graduated #1 in computer science at Stanford University, where she also received an M.S. in computer science. She also holds an M.S. in internet studies from Oxford University, where she studied as a U.S. Marshall Scholar.

Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu an Institute Professor at MIT and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, the British Academy of Sciences, the Turkish Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists. He is also a member of the Group of Thirty.
He is the author of six books, including New York Times bestseller Why Nations Fail: Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (joint with James A. Robinson), Introduction to Modern Economic Growth, The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (with James A. Robinson), and Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity (with Simon Johnson).
His academic work covers a wide range of areas, including political economy, economic development, economic growth, technological change, inequality, labor economics and economics of networks.
Daron Acemoglu has received the inaugural T. W. Shultz Prize from the University of Chicago in 2004, and the inaugural Sherwin Rosen Award for outstanding contribution to labor economics in 2004, Distinguished Science Award from the Turkish Sciences Association in 2006, the John von Neumann Award, Rajk College, Budapest in 2007, the Carnegie Fellowship in 2017, the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize in 2018, the Global Economy Prize in 2019, and the CME Mathematical and Statistical Research Institute prize in 2021.
He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005, the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in 2012, and the 2016 BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award.
He holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Utrecht, the Bosporus University, University of Athens, Bilkent University, the University of Bath, Ecole Normale Superieure, Saclay Paris, and the London Business School.

Julia Boorstin

Julia Boorstin is CNBC’s Senior Media & Tech Correspondent based at the network’s Los Angeles Bureau. She covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. Boorstin also plays a key role on CNBC’s bi-coastal tech-focused program “TechCheck” (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET/8AM-9AM PT) delivering reporting, analysis and interviews around streaming, social and the convergence of media and technology. She joined CNBC in May 2006 as a general assignment reporter and in 2007 moved to Los Angeles to cover media.

In 2013, Boorstin created and launched the CNBC Disruptor 50, an annual list she oversees, highlighting the private companies transforming the economy and challenging companies in established industries. Additionally, she reported a documentary on the future of television for the network, “Stay Tuned…The Future of TV.” She also helped launch CNBC’s ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative covering the people and companies closing gender gaps, and leads CNBC’s coverage of studies on this topic. She is currently writing a book called, “WHEN WOMEN LEAD: What they achieve, Why they succeed, and How we can learn from them,” about female founders that Simon & Schuster’s Avid Reader imprint is publishing in October 2022.

Boorstin joined CNBC from Fortune magazine where she was a business writer and reporter since 2000. During that time, she was also a contributor to “Street Life,” a live market wrap-up segment on CNN Headline News.

In 2003, 2004 and 2006, The Journalist and Financial Reporting newsletter named Boorstin to the “TJFR 30 under 30” list of the most promising business journalists under 30 years old. She has also worked for the State Department’s delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and for Vice President Gore’s domestic policy office.

She graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.A. in history. She was also an editor of The Daily Princetonian.

Deirdre Bosa

Deirdre Bosa is anchor of CNBC’s tech-focused franchise, “TechCheck,” based out of the network’s San Francisco Bureau. Previously, she was anchor of the network’s daily program, “TechCheck,” that ran from April 2021 to February 2023. Before that, Bosa served as a technology reporter, owning stories on the biggest names in tech from Amazon to Alphabet, key players in China’s tech scene like Alibaba and Huawei, and Silicon Valley’s largest disruptors from Airbnb to Uber to WeWork. Prior to that, she was a frequent presence on air and online as a CNBC contributor, reporting out of Vancouver, Canada.

Bosa joined CNBC in 2012 covering the markets and economies of London and Singapore. She has co-anchored morning programs including “Squawk Box Asia,” “Squawk Box Europe,” and “Worldwide Exchange.”

Prior to CNBC, Bosa was an anchor and reporter for CCTV News International based in Beijing, as well as a contributor to Fox Business News. Deirdre also worked for several multinational corporations including Barrick Gold in Toronto and Rio Tinto in Shanghai.

She is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada and University of Hong Kong’s Masters of Journalism program.

Contessa Brewer

Contessa Brewer is a correspondent and substitute anchor for CNBC appearing throughout Business Day as well as the network’s 7pm ET newscast “The News with Shepard Smith.” She covers major news stories for CNBC including presidential elections, hurricanes, the coronavirus pandemic and trade wars. Her specialty coverage areas are casinos, the gaming industry and the insurance industry. Brewer joined the network in 2017 and is based at CNBC Global Headquarters.

A National Emmy-Award winning journalist, Brewer is known for her marathon on-air coverage of breaking news and big political stories. While an anchor for MSNBC, she hosted daily news programs and the long-running, primetime series “Caught on Camera.” As a correspondent, Brewer has contributed reports to CBS News, CBSN, WNBC, NBC News and MSNBC, where she covered a wide range of stories including presidential elections, debt ceilings, government shutdowns, natural disasters, terror attacks and celebrity news. She began her career in Reno, NV followed by Palm Springs, CA and Milwaukee, WI.

Brewer is a Remembrance Scholar and magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and Honors Program. She’s narrated several audiobooks and resides in New York with her husband, twin sons and a dappled dachshund.

Bertha Coombs

Bertha Coombs is a reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets, business news stories and health care throughout the business day. She is based at the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square.

Her health care coverage at CNBC has ranged from covering the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the failed launch of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, to how cancer researchers are using IBM's Watson to improve cancer care, and how doctors are using mobile technology to treat patients in their own homes. She also covered the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the impact of the financial crisis of 2008, and reported on the oil markets from the floor of the New York Mercantile exchange.

Before joining CNBC, Coombs was a reporter and anchor for the pioneering online business network, Yahoo Finance Vision, and served as a freelance reporter for the former CNNfn financial network. Prior, she served as a reporter for ABC News One, and a substitute anchor for "World News Now" and "World News This Morning."

She began her career in general news, with previous reporting and anchoring positions at WABC-TV in New York, WPLG-TV in Miami and WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut.

Coombs is a graduate of Yale University and was awarded the Leo Beranek Reporter Training Fellowship at WCVB-TV in Boston. Born in Havana, Cuba, she speaks fluent Spanish.

Steve Kovach

Steve Kovach is Technology Correspondent for CNBC covering Apple, Microsoft, E-sports and video games for the network.

Most recently, he served as Technology Editor for CNBC.com, where he managed technology coverage for CNBC Digital. Kovach joined CNBC in 2018 from Business Insider, where he was Senior Technology Correspondent. He has a dual degree in journalism and English from Syracuse University.

Steve Liesman

As CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman reports on all aspects of the economy, including the Federal Reserve and major economic indicators. He appears on "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), as well as other CNBC programs throughout the business day.

Liesman joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal where he served as a senior economics reporter covering monetary policy, international economics, academic research and productivity. At the Journal, Liesman previously worked as an energy reporter, and Moscow bureau chief. He won an Emmy for his coverage of the financial crisis and was a member of the reporting team recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for stories chronicling the crash of the Russian financial markets.

Prior to joining the Journal in 1994, Liesman was the business editor for The Moscow Times, where, as the founding business editor for the country's first English-language daily newspaper, he helped create the publication's stock index, which was the country's first. Liesman also has worked as a business reporter for both the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla.

Liesman holds an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in English from the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Tyler Mathisen

Tyler Mathisen co-anchors CNBC's "Power Lunch" (M-F, 1PM-3PM ET), one of the network's longest running program franchises. He is also Vice President, Events Strategy for CNBC, working closely with the network's events team to grow the rapidly expanding business.

Previously, Mathisen was co-anchor of "Nightly Business Report," an award-winning evening business news program produced by CNBC for U.S. public television. In 2014, NBR was named best radio/TV show by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). Since joining CNBC in 1997, Mathisen has held a number of positions including managing editor of CNBC Business News, responsible for directing the network's daily content and coverage. He was also co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell."

Mathisen has reported one-hour documentaries for the network including "Best Buy: The Big Box Fights Back," "Supermarkets Inc: Inside a $500 Billion Money Machine" and "Death: It's a Living." Mathisen was also host of the CNBC series "How I Made My Millions."

Prior to CNBC, Mathisen spent 15 years as a writer, senior editor and top editor for Money magazine. Among other duties, he supervised the magazine's mutual funds coverage, its annual investment forecast issue and its expansion into electronic journalism, for which it won the first-ever National Magazine Award for New Media in 1997.

In 1993, Mathisen won the American University-Investment Company Institute Award for Personal Finance Journalism for a televised series on "Caring for Aging Parents," which aired on ABC's "Good Morning America." Mathisen served as money editor of "GMA" from 1991 to 1997. He also won an Emmy Award for a report on the 1987 stock market crash that aired on New York's WCBS-TV.

A native of Arlington,Va., Mathisen graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia.

Emily Wilkins

Emily Wilkins is a CNBC correspondent for the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau, covering Congress, key regulatory issues and policies that impact American businesses and the economy.

Prior to CNBC, Wilkins, an award-winning journalist, served as a reporter for Bloomberg Government, where she covered breaking news coming out of Washington and Congress with a focus on House leadership. She previously reported on education and labor for both Bloomberg Government and CQ Roll Call.

Wilkins graduated from Michigan State with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science. She currently serves as the Vice President of the National Press Club and she lives in D.C. with her fiancé.

Lucien Alziari

Lucien is executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Prudential Financial, Inc., a Fortune 50 financial services company located in Newark, New Jersey.

A U.K. citizen, Lucien has over 30 years of experience in major international companies. From 2012 to the beginning of 2017, he was executive vice-president and chief human resources officer of A.P. Moller-Maersk, a global shipping and energy conglomerate located in Copenhagen, Denmark, with operations in over 130 countries and around 90,000 employees worldwide. From 2004 to 2012, he was the chief human resources officer and head of corporate responsibility for Avon Products Inc., based in New York. Prior to this, he held increasingly responsible roles with Mars Confectionery in the U.K. and PepsiCo Inc. in New York, Vienna and Dubai. From 2016 to 2021, Lucien was a non-executive director of C&J Clark International, a U.K.-based global footwear company with around $2 billion in revenues. He is also a fellow and director of the National Academy of Human Resources, a founding member of HR50 and recently concluded a three-year term as chair of the board of advisors of the Center for Executive Succession at the University of South Carolina.

Greg Pavlik

Greg Pavlik is senior vice president, AI and Data Management Services for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. In that role he is responsible for strategy, service definition, applied science, and delivery across Oracle’s cloud portfolio. His goal is to provide the most capable and performant AI-centered solutions for the enterprise. Before joining Oracle, Greg was Chief Product Officer for Hortonworks, where he helped create the on-premises big data industry from its early stages. Pavlik has a BSE in materials science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Miranda Nash

As Group VP of Applications Development & Strategy for Fusion AI, Miranda Nash drives the strategy and execution of AI enablement across Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications. Her team of data scientists, ML engineers, and ML product managers provide the tools and expertise to deliver generative A.I. and traditional A.I. solutions within Fusion Applications. Miranda also works across Oracle to advance A.I., more broadly, in partnership with other teams. Previously, Miranda was a Co-founder, investor, and general manager for a recruiting SaaS company. She started her career as an engineer and then as a product leader in database, data integration, and analytics at Oracle. Ms. Nash holds an MBA and B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford.

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is a member of the Board of Directors of a financial services firm, Beneficient, and a contributor to CNBC.

Previously, Caruso-Cabrera spent more than 20 years at CNBC, most recently as chief international correspondent and co-anchor of "Power Lunch." Throughout her career, Caruso-Cabrera has covered a wide range of stories from the 2008 financial crisis to U.S. elections to the debt crisis in Greece and the Brexit vote. She has traveled the world reporting live from Cuba, Iran, Ukraine, Iraq, Italy, Russia, Venezuela and Latin America, among many others.

She joined CNBC from WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she spent four years as a general assignment reporter covering crime and hurricanes. Prior to that, Caruso-Cabrera was a special projects producer for Univision where she gained experience covering Latin America. She began her career in 1990 while in college, as a stringer for The New York Times, reporting for the education section.

Caruso-Cabrera wrote her first book, "You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government," in 2010. Previously, she wrote a personal finance column for Shape en Español and People en Español.

She has also been awarded Broadcaster of the Year from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was named one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in the country by Hispanic Business magazine. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Wellesley College.

Jen Rogers

Jen Rogers is an award-winning financial reporter and anchor. Most recently, she was the host of The Final Round, Yahoo! Finance’s live daily close-of-market show and Time for Change, its program focused on issues of diversity and social justice in the business world.

Before joining Yahoo! Finance, Jen spent more than a decade in television -- at CNN, MSNBC, and Reuters. She has had a front row seat for the biggest tech and finance stories of our time and has interviewed a who’s who of business leaders, including Warren Buffett and Elon Musk.

Jen is a runner, a reader, and a cancer survivor. She co-founded Comedy vs Cancer, an annual event which raises money for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she also serves on the Patient and Family Advisory Council.

AGENDA

AI and the US Worker

Labor strikes over the course of the last several months highlighted workers’ anxieties about a future where businesses choose automation over humans for jobs. President Biden’s recent Executive Order on Safe, Secure and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence specifically outlines steps the Administration is taking to mitigate the harms and maximize the benefits of AI for workers. 

Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Julie Su joins us to talk about this Executive Order, offer insight into what she saw play out over the negotiating tables this year, and next steps the Department of Labor is taking to safeguard the future of workers. 

Julie A. Su, U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor
Interviewer: Steve Liesman, CNBC Senior Economics Reporter

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Maybe the Robots Are Coming for Your Job? Keeping People at the Center of the AI Revolution

World renowned economist and best-selling co-author of Why Nations Fail and Progress and Prosperity Daron Acemoglu joins us to talk about his latest research into the threat AI poses to traditional workforces, and what governments and business must do to keep humans at the center of the revolution, and not fall to the temptation of short-term gains over long-term economic health. 

Daron Acemoglu, MIT Institute Professor of Economics
Interviewer: Emily Wilkins, CNBC DC Correspondent

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Building an AI For All of Us 

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson joins us to share his thoughts on equity in AI, and to discuss his recent work with the U.S. Senate AI Forum, where top leaders from labor, financial institutions, advocacy organizations, and think tanks gathered to discuss the nexus of artificial intelligence and the workforce, with an eye toward how the federal government can ensure AI benefits for those across the economic spectrum. 

Derrick Johnson, NAACP CEO
Interviewer: Bertha Coombs, CNBC Reporter

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Happiness Matters: How to Stay Positive Amid the Chaos  

Best-selling author Arthur Brooks, co-author of Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier with Oprah Winfrey, joins us to talk about the importance of happiness, especially in a world where technological anxiety threatens to overwhelm us. We’ll dig into his research drawn from cutting-edge science and years of experience and examine why every successful executive should think about happiness as a central component of building a successful and well-rounded life. 

Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard Professor, Atlantic Columnist, and New York Times Best Selling Author; Co-author of “Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier” with Oprah Winfrey
Interviewer: Contessa Brewer, CNBC Correspondent

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Breakout Sessions

Generative AI For Business 

SPONSORED AND PROGRAMMED BY ORACLE 

Artificial intelligence has been augmenting human work in many fields for decades. With the introduction of new powerful generative AI capabilities, the possibilities to change the nature of work have never been greater. Learn about the must-haves for enterprise-ready artificial intelligence, including solid data governance and security, to navigate this new era of innovation. 

Miranda Nash, Oracle Group Vice President, Applications Development & Strategy
Greg Pavlik, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Senior Vice President, AI and Data Management Services
Moderator: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CNBC Contributor

Skilling for the Future of Work 

SPONSORED AND PROGRAMMED BY PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL 

How, when, and where we work looks very different now than it did five years ago. As the adoption of technology in the workplace accelerates, employers and workers will need to adapt at equal pace. Join us to learn what the future of work could look like and ways to ensure workers’ skills stay current and relevant. 

Lucien Alziari, Prudential Financial Chief Human Resources Officer
Interviewer: Jen Rogers, Financial Journalist

The Inflection Point: Where Does AI Take Us from Here? 

Widely recognized as one of the tech titans of Wall Street, Marty Chavez has long been at the forefront of bringing innovative technologies to bear on the ways money is made and moved. Chavez, Partner and Vice Chairman at Sixth Street, and former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer of Goldman Sachs, is looking deeply at the potential impact of AI on the future of business.
We’ll get his thoughts on how AI is increasing productivity, and what he sees as some of the major challenges for companies as they look to put this still-nascent technology to use.

Martin (“Marty”) Chavez, Sixth Street Partner and Vice Chairman
Interviewer: Deirdre Bosa, CNBC TechCheck” Anchor 

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The Way We Work Now: Pushing the Boundaries of Productivity

The translation of AI’s potential into practical use cases shows a clear effect on how companies are hiring, developing, and managing their workforces. A major challenge for companies is whether to take the leap into developing and training their own highly complicated technologies such as Large Language Models, and what these decisions could mean as they hunt for talent. We’ll speak with Salesforce AI CEO Clara Shih about what she sees as some of the most critical impacts AI will have on the future of business and what it could mean for companies as they look to build the workforces of the future.

Clara Shih, Salesforce AI CEO
Interviewer: Steve Kovach, CNBC Technology Correspondent

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AI and the Future of the Creator Economy

For many artists, the advent of generative AI is downright scary – an existential threat to their livelihoods as technology can generate songs, scripts and even deep-fake the artists themselves. But for Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, Grammy award-winning duo The Chainsmokers and co-founders of Mantis VC, AI represents an opportunity for creators to use new tools to deepen expression and reach wider audiences. We’ll talk with the duo about what’s driving their investment thesis and get their insights on the intersection of AI and the creator economy. 

Alex Pall, Artist, The Chainsmokers; Mantis VC General Partner
Andrew Taggart, Artist, The Chainsmokers; Mantis VC General Partner
Interviewer: Julia Boorstin, CNBC Senior Media and Tech Reporter

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