Surgeon General, Artists, CEOs at WSJ's Future of Everything Festival
By WSJ Staff
The Wall Street Journal's Future of Everything Festival enters
its final day with a series of discussions featuring government
officials, top executives, artists and entrepreneurs across
healthcare, technology, retail and entertainment.
Access is complimentary for Wall Street Journal subscribers.
Here is a rundown of the day's program and what to expect:
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, in a pretaped interview airing at
10 a.m. EDT, addresses global-vaccination access, as the CDC
recommends that 12- to 15-year-olds receive the Covid-19 vaccine
from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.
Mr. Murthy's interview is followed by a discussion featuring the
next generation of Crispr scientists, who outline the possibilities
of curing common diseases with gene-editing technology, at 10:25
The agenda features a conversation at 11 a.m. with
Oscar-nominated composer Nicholas Britell, who will unpack the
future of theme music in television and film, breaking down the
creation of a number of his works.
At 11:35 a.m., Rite Aid Corp.'s chief executive, Heyward
Donigan, will look ahead to the evolution of pharmacies, as they
take on a larger role in administering Covid-19 vaccinations.
The festival then features a series of interviews on the creator
economy and virtual technologies. OnlyFans CEO Tim Stokely speaks
at noon and will discuss the company's rapid rise in the past year,
as more music artists embrace the platform. Twitch's chief
executive, Emmett Shear, will outline how the Amazon-owned platform
added hundreds of thousands of users in the past year and how it
plans to tackle content moderation and privacy issues.
Microsoft Corp. Technical Fellow Alex Kipman will at 1 p.m.
showcase how virtual and augmented-reality technologies may buoy
remote work and team collaboration.
The day concludes with a set of retail and fashion discussions.
At 3 p.m., Miranda Kerr, supermodel and founder of Kora Organics,
looks to the future of the clean-beauty industry, as competitor
Honest Co., co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, makes its public
debut. Poshmark Inc. CEO Manish Chandra dissects its user growth in
the pandemic and the future of sustainable e-commerce at 4 p.m.
Wrapping up the day, Nordstrom Inc. Chief Executive Erik
Nordstrom speaks at 4:30 p.m. on the future of the department-store
retailer, as it addresses changing consumer shopping habits and
fashion trends emerging post-pandemic.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
May 13, 2021 05:44 ET (09:44 GMT)
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