CNBC Announces Speaker Lineup for D50X Summit

October 11, 2022

Dynamic Event to Examine the Trends that Will Disrupt, Enable and Power Growth for the Next Decade

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., October 11, 2022 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the speaker lineup for the D50X Summit, taking place virtually on Thursday, October 20th at 2pm ET.

Backed by a decade of CNBC’s groundbreaking Disruptor 50 list, the D50X Summit will look at what trends will disrupt, enable and power growth as well as produce amazing returns for the next ten years and beyond.

Throughout the event, CNBC anchors and reporters will lead discussions with top executives that are changing the game across the medical, transportation, cryptocurrency, cyber security, investing industries and beyond.

·    Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel will discuss the epic race to create the Covid-19 vaccine and what lies ahead as the company fights to protect its patented technology.

·    PEAK6 Co-Founder & Managing Partner and Poker Power Co-Founder Jennifer Just will talk about her mission to make women better leaders by teaching them how to play poker. 

·    Flexport Founder & CEO Ryan Petersen will explain how the once well-tuned freight industry has become a disaster that’s fueling some of the worst inflation in decades.

·    Vista Equity Partners Founder, Chairman & CEO Robert F. Smith will speak about the current state of the economy, private equity and venture investing, and how he wants to create opportunity for more diverse-led disruptive companies to be formed, financed, counseled and led.

·    MoonPay Co-Founder & CEO Ivan Soto-Wright and Lacework Co-CEO Jay Parikh will talk about the best ways to protect digital assets, from tokens to NFTs and more.

·    23andMe CEO & Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki will discuss the long and winding road from founding her company in 2006, to working with regulators to keep the company afloat, to taking 23andMe public and the challenges ahead in a difficult market.

The New York Stock Exchange and PwC are sponsors of CNBC’s D50X Summit.

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