Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published sixteen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Lewis‘s newest book, The Premonition: A Pandemic Story follows three central characters — a biochemist, a public health worker and a federal government employee who worked in the White House — as they confront the pandemic and find that the response from the United States government is woefully inadequate. All of them put “their careers on the line” as they tried to avert catastrophe, according to Lewis.
A sharp observer of politics, finance, and the evolution of American culture, Michael Lewis combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators. Lewis’ program takes a fresh, hard look at the ever-changing value systems that drive our economic markets, political landscapes, and cultural norms, and how organizations can adapt their thought strategies to facilitate growth among all three.
Join the afternoon keynotes, where we bring together the community to learn from thought leaders in Data + AI.
In conversation with Michael Lewis and Charity Dean: Michael Lewis, NYT best-selling author and Charity Dean, a real life“character” of his upcoming new book, The Premonition, will give our audience insight on how a group of scientific misfits used technology and data to anticipate the pandemic and how to make sense of it quickly.
Sol Rashidi will be speaking on becoming a CJO. Sol is currently the Chief Analytics Officer at Estee Lauder and has held executive roles on data strategy at Merck, Sony, Royal Caribbean, EY, and IBM. She's joining us to share insights on how practitioners in the Data + AI community should adopt a product-centric mindset.