Auburn President Jay Gogue part of Everbridge COVID-19 global symposium featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sir Richard Branson, among others

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Auburn President Jay Gogue will participate next week in Everbridge’s Autumn 2020 “COVID-19 R2R: The Road to Recovery” virtual leadership summit Oct. 14-15, a global virtual symposium that will focus on the road to recovery from COVID-19. The event will feature such prominent speakers as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sir Richard Branson.

Everbridge, Inc. is the global leader in critical event management, helping organizations keep people safe and businesses running. The company brings public and private sector leaders together during such events to chart the way forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gogue will be just one of two leaders in higher education to speak during the event and will talk about the digital transformation of higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with Hector Batista, executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer of The City University of New York.

The two-day symposium will include such keynote speakers as Dr. Anthony Fauci, presidential advisor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group; and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent.

Specifically, the symposium will focus on the policies and actions organizations can take during the pandemic to keep people safe; execute contact tracing; return people to workplaces, campuses and public spaces; protect supply chains; restore operations; and help organizations manage their reputations and communications to foster consumer safety and trust—all while managing across multiple critical events that could include hurricanes, wildfires, production stoppages, IT outages and cyberattacks.

For a full list of speakers and to register for the event, go here.

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