Leaders in politics, business and culture will gather in New York for the DealBook Summit today. Here, The Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin interviews Reed Hastings of Netflix at last year’s event.Credit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times
The lineup for DealBook Summit 2023
On Wednesday, DealBook will be live and in person at our annual summit in New York.
Andrew takes the stage around 9 a.m. Eastern, and the first interview kicks off soon after. The DealBook team and reporters from The Times will be reporting live from the conference.
Even if you are not with us, you can follow along here beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.
Here are the speakers:
Vice President Kamala Harris
Elon Musk, the chairman and C.E.O. of SpaceX, the C.E.O. of Tesla and the chairman and chief technology officer of X
Tsai Ing-wen, the president of Taiwan
Lina Khan, the chair of the Federal Trade Commission
Jamie Dimon, the chairman and C.E.O. of JPMorgan Chase
Bob Iger, the C.E.O. of Disney
Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California
Jensen Huang, the C.E.O. of Nvidia
David Zaslav, the C.E.O. of Warner Bros. Discovery
Shonda Rhimes, the television show creator and the founder of the Shondaland production company
Jay Monahan, the commissioner of the PGA Tour
What to watch: The buzz and fears swirling around artificial intelligence, the rise of hate speech and antisemitism since the Hamas-led Oct. 7 attacks on Israel, China-U.S. relations, inflation, interest rates and the chip wars and streaming wars — these topics and more will be covered by Andrew as he interviews some of the biggest newsmakers in business, politics and culture.
There will be plenty of questions about an uncertain world. Americans are down on politics, the economy and workplace conditions. College campuses are divided. What role does business play in addressing these grievances? What about the White House and Congress? Can they bring voters together? Speaking of which, can Republicans unite to keep the government from shutting down again (and again)?
Elsewhere, can Beijing and Washington decrease tensions and restore more normalized trading relations? What about A.I.? Is this a technology that will unleash a new wave of productivity, or is it a force that could do irreparable harm? And what’s so special about colonizing Mars?
More on what to expect later.
HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING
Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s longtime lieutenant, dies at age 99. A former lawyer who became the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and a billionaire in his own right, he became known for his sardonic quips. But Munger had more influence than his title suggests: Buffett credited him with devising Berkshire’s famed approach of buying well-performing businesses at low prices, turning the company into one of the most successful conglomerates in history.
The Koch Network endorses Nikki Haley. Founded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, the political network — which had raised a war chest of more than $70 million as of this summer — could give Haley’s campaign organizational strength and financial heft as she battles Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida and aims to close the gap on the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump. Haley has risen in the polls since the first Republican primary debate in August, while DeSantis has slipped.
Apple reportedly moves to end its credit card pact with Goldman Sachs. In the latest blow to Goldman’s consumer finance ambitions, the tech giant has proposed pulling the plug on a credit card and savings account it introduced with the bank, according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s unclear if Apple has found a new partner to issue its Apple Card, though Goldman had previously discussed a deal to offload the program to American Express.
Mark Cuban makes two exits. The billionaire entrepreneur will leave “Shark Tank” after more than 10 years of assessing start-up pitches and making deals on camera. And, according to The Athletic, Cuban is selling a majority stake in the Dallas Mavericks to the casino billionaire Miriam Adelson and her family for a valuation around $3.5 billion. (He will retain full control over basketball operations.)
Some things we’d like to cover
Vice President Kamala Harris
Will “Bidenomics” save or sink the Biden-Harris ticket in 2024?
Elon Musk, SpaceX, Tesla and X
What did you learn from your trip this week to Israel?
Lina Khan, F.T.C.
What is your endgame in taking on Big Tech?
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase
Does America have too many banks?
Jensen Huang, Nvidia
Is investor enthusiasm around artificial intelligence justified, or is it merely inflating a bubble?
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