The 20th Annual Milken Institute Global Conference “Building Meaningful Lives” is taking place this week in Los Angeles.
The institute plans to stream live many of the panel discussions this week.
Need help deciding which ones to watch? Our recommendations are below.
All times below are in PST.
Monday, May 1
Part 1: A Conversation with Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Part 2: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
Part 3: A Conversation with Jamie Dimon
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Michael Klowden, CEO, Milken Institute
Willow Bay, Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
Tuesday, May 2
I, Worker: Employment in the Age of Robots
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Caroline Fairchild, Senior Editor, LinkedIn
Roy Bahat, Head, Bloomberg Beta
Jacqui Canney, Executive Vice President, Global People Division, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Aaron Levie, CEO, Box
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America; Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
It’s no secret that robots and artificial intelligence are replacing people in the workforce. However, technologists, economists and futurists disagree on what comes next. Some jobs will become obsolete, it’s clear, while others will be enhanced by new technologies. There are predictions that half of the jobs in the U.S. will disappear, while other forecasts put the loss at less than 10 percent.
What can be done to prepare for this transition?
What skills and jobs will be relevant?
What effects will the aging workforce have on the future?
The Global M&A Outlook
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Kate Kelly, Reporter, The New York Times
John Huwiler, Managing Director, Global Head of M&A, Jefferies
Leon Kalvaria, Chairman, Institutional Clients Group, Citi
Steve Krouskos, Global Vice Chair, Transaction Advisory Services, EY
Virginie Morgon, Deputy CEO, Eurazeo; President and CEO, Eurazeo North America
Greg Weinberger, Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
No amount of uncertainty — whether in the form of political shocks or roadblocks put up by governments — seemed to stop 2016’s boom in global takeover activity. By year-end, the value of M&A totaled $3.6 trillion, making 2016 the second-best year for dealmakers since the financial crisis after 2015. Leading market participants will share their M&A outlook for 2017. Potential questions:
What impact will current corporate tax reform proposals have on M&A?
Will European companies seek growth abroad?
Are organic growth prospects and potential synergies strong enough to justify what many claim to be high valuations in US markets?
With China trying to stem capital flows, where will new M&A take place?
What will be the new administration’s impact on cross-border M&A?
Wednesday, May 3
Things That Will Blow Your Mind
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Richard Sandler, Executive Vice President, Milken Family Foundation; Partner, Law Offices of Maron & Sandler
Ed Boyden, Professor, MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute
Mary Lou Jepsen, Founder and CEO, OpenWater
Bryan Johnson, Founder and CEO, Kernel and OS Fund
Neal Kassell, Founder and Chairman, Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Imagine the possibilities if advances in neuroscience and engineering enabled doctors to peer into the brain with a tool that uses light to manipulate neurons to repair defects or heal injuries. What if there was a wearable device that allowed you to see inside your body with the detail of a high-resolution camera or MRI scanner? Finally, how about a tiny chip that could be implanted in the brain to minimize neurological damage caused by strokes, Alzheimer’s or concussions? In this session, three visionaries will talk about the remarkable things they’re up to — and it’ll blow your mind.