What areas and sectors are ripe for disruption? Which technologies and innovations will power the next upheaval in the business world? Powered by 10 years of CNBC’s groundbreaking Disruptor 50 list, and featuring intelligence and input from a who’s who from our past and present D50 companies, we’ll look what will be the trends that disrupt, enable and power growth and produce amazing returns for the next ten years and beyond.
Stéphane Bancel has served as Moderna's Chief Executive Officer since October 2011 and as a member of Moderna’s board of directors since March 2011. Before joining the company, Mr. Bancel served for five years as Chief Executive Officer of the French diagnostics company bioMérieux SA. From July 2000 to March 2006, he served in various roles at Eli Lilly and Company, including as Managing Director, Belgium and as Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Strategy and Supply Chain. Prior to Lilly, Mr. Bancel served as Asia-Pacific Sales and Marketing Director for bioMérieux.
Mr. Bancel currently serves on the board of directors of Indigo. He is currently a Venture Partner at Flagship Pioneering. Mr. Bancel holds a Master of Engineering degree from École Centrale Paris (ECP), a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Jay Parikh is the Co-CEO of Lacework where he leads its innovation engine – including its product, engineering, and infrastructure efforts. In 2013, Jay also joined the Board of Directors at leading enterprise software company Atlassian. Prior to Lacework, Jay served as vice president of infrastructure engineering at Facebook, where he led the engineering and operations teams responsible for building and maintaining the company’s infrastructure that serves more than one billion users, developers, and partners worldwide. Parikh also served as vice president of engineering at Akamai Technologies, where he helped build the world’s largest and most globally distributed computing platform and where he linked up with the other Lacework Co-CEO, David Hatfield. Parikh is a member of the Advisory Council of Big Data Fund 2 and the Board of Advisors of Ooyala, Inc. He also serves as an advisor of Revinate, Inc., and is a technology advisor to several early-stage companies. He has filed several U.S. patents. Parikh holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech University.
Ryan Petersen is the Founder and Co-CEO of Flexport. Prior to starting Flexport to fix the user experience in global trade, Ryan was co-founder and CEO of ImportGenius.com, a data-as-a-service business for global shipping. He holds a degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia University.
Ivan Soto-Wright is the Co-founder & CEO of MoonPay, the leading crypto payments and Web 3 infrastructure provider. Moonpay recently raised $555 million in their Series A round from top venture capitalists, influential figures and organizations from the worlds of music, sports, media & entertainment.
A noted investor, and early adopter of digital assets, Ivan Soto-Wright is known as a top incubator and entrepreneur in the fintech space. Ivan Soto-Wright is the Founder & General Partner of HODL.vc., and was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Saveable, an automated savings fintech business. Ivan graduated from the George Washington University with Special Honors in Economics, and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at The University of Oxford.
Anne co-founded 23andMe in 2006, three years after the first human genome was sequenced. Her goal was audacious: to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome and fundamentally change healthcare in the process. Prior to founding 23andMe, Anne spent a decade on Wall Street investing in healthcare and felt frustrated by a system built around monetizing illness instead of incentivizing prevention. She wanted to flip that model on its head and build a business that helps people prevent illness rather than profit from it. Anne focused on empowering people with direct access to genetic information so that they could use their data to make decisions that could lower their risks for disease. Under her leadership, 23andMe now provides the only personal genetic test with FDA authorization to deliver health information directly to consumers.
A pioneer in the direct-to-consumer DNA testing space, Anne’s vision and persistence have not only allowed 23andMe to provide millions with access to genetic information, but have powered an industry-first crowdsourcing approach to genetic research and drug development – yielding more than 200 scientific publications and two therapeutic programs in phase 1 clinical trials.
Anne graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biology.
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.
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Tyler Mathisen, CNBC “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor & Vice President, Events Strategy
The power of messenger RNA is obvious now, the basis of the Covid vaccines that blunted the force of the pandemic. It wasn’t so obvious in 2015, when Moderna topped CNBC’s annual Disruptor 50 list. The CEO joins us to discuss what became one of the greatest medical races in history and what lies ahead for a now decade-old company that’s fighting to protect its patented technology.
Stéphane Bancel, Moderna CEO
Interviewer: Joe Kernen, “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor
Last year, as the supply chain crisis persisted, Flexport had its own bottleneck: a waiting list. Freight is a trillion-dollar industry that’s failed to move with the speed of the 21st century, so it’s no surprise that the company topped this year’s CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Founder and CEO Ryan Petersen joins us to discuss how a once well-tuned machine has become a disaster that’s fueling some of the worst inflation in decades, as well as the technology capable of bringing things back under control.
Ryan Petersen, Flexport Founder & CEO
Interviewer: Julia Boorstin, CNBC Senior Media & Tech Correspondent
Disruption in Action: Web3 & Cybersecurity
Crypto enthusiasts say their vision for the web would decentralize it, pushing it closer to its roots. But doing so presents novel security threats we’ve only just begun to confront with the internet in its current form. In this panel, the CEOs of MoonPay and Lacework, both first-time CNBC Disruptor 50 companies, join us to discuss the emerging threats out there and the best ways to protect everyone from token holders to NFT creators and more.
Ivan Soto-Wright, MoonPay Co-Founder & CEO
Jay Parikh, Lacework Co-CEO & Former Facebook VP of Engineering
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Ali Ghodsi is the CEO and co-founder of Databricks, responsible for the growth and international expansion of the company. He previously served as the VP of Engineering and Product Management before taking the role of CEO in January 2016. In addition to his work at Databricks, Ali serves as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and is on the board at UC Berkeley’s RiseLab. Ali was one of the original creators of open source project, Apache Spark, and ideas from his academic research in the areas of resource management and scheduling and data caching have been applied to Apache Mesos and Apache Hadoop. Ali received his MBA from Mid-Sweden University in 2003 and PhD from KTH/Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in 2006 in the area of Distributed Computing.