Watch the Boma COVID-19 Summit ... Find Out How You Can Take Action

On Monday, March 23, more than 60 experts from 20 countries joined our global summit on the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the videos below.

Sessions at a glance

Session 1
New Zealand

The Virus and How to Fight It

02:00 AM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Session 2
Japan

Hacking a Pandemic

04:00 AM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Session 3
Germany

Hacking a Crisis

05:15 AM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Session 4
China

Resilience Amid the First Outbreak

06:00 AM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Session 5
Canada

Making Smart Decisions in Turbulent Times

08:00 AM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Session 6
India

A Different Future

10:00 AM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Session 7
Poland

Reinventing Our World

12:00 PM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Session 8
France

Curing Society (French Session)

14:00 PM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Session 9
Portugal / Kenya

Empowering People with Technology

16:00 PM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Session 10
Brazil

Early Warning & Quick Action (Portuguese Session)

16:00 PM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Session 11
United States

Extreme Innovation for an Extreme Crisis

18:00 PM UTC – Monday Mar/23

Schedule

Session 1 – New Zealand – 02:00 AM UTC

The Virus and How to Fight It

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Session 2 – Japan – 04:00 AM UTC

Hacking a Pandemic

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Session 3 – Germany – 05:15 AM UTC

Hacking a Crisis

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Session 4 – China – 06:00 AM UTC

Resilience Amid the First Outbreak

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Session 5 – Canada – 08:00 AM UTC

Making Smart Decisions in Turbulent Times

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Session 6 – India – 10:00 AM UTC

A Different Future

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Session 7 – Poland – 12:00 PM UTC

Reinventing Our World

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Session 8 – France – 14:00 PM UTC

Curing Society (session in French)

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Session 9 – Portugal / Kenya – 16:00 PM UTC

Empowering People with Technology

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Session 10 – Brazil – 16:00 PM UTC

Early Warning & Quick Action (session in Portuguese)

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Session 11 – United States – 18:00 PM UTC

Extreme Innovation for an Extreme Crisis

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Featured Speakers

Larry Brilliant M.D.

Chairman, Ending Pandemics

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Margaret Liu M.D.

Past president, Int’l Society for Vaccines

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Daniel Kraft M.D.

Chair for Medicine, Singularity Univ.

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Peter Diamandis

Founder, X Prize Foundation

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Anousheh Ansari

CEO, X Prize Foundation

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Divya Chander M.D.

Chair for Neuroscience, Singularity Univ.

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Jaqueline Goes de Jesus

Researcher, Univ. of São Paulo Med School

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Joaquim Levy

Former Minister of Finance of Brazil

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Jamil Chade

Journalist

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Dr. Celso Granato

Head of Virology, Grupo Fleury

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Muthoni Drummer Queen

Rapper

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Mark Kaigwa

Founder, Nendo

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Nivi Sharma

Chief Operating Officer, BRCK

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Victoria Rubadiri

Journalist, Citizen TV Kenya

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Vera Cordeiro

Founder, Associação Saúde Criança

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Onicio Leal Neto

CEO, Epitrack

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Alex Lightman

CEO, Praxis Digital

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Agnès Pannier-Runacher

French Ministry for the Economy and Finance

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Simeng Wang

Permanent research fellow, CNRS

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Linh-Lan Dao

Journalist, Franceinfo

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Julie Hamaïde

Founder, Koi Magazine

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David Djaïz

Author of “Slow Democracy”

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Frédéric Bizard

Founder, The Health Institute

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Arnaud Fontanet

Professor at the Pasteur Institute

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Kacper Nosarzewski

Managing partner, 4CF

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Agnieszka Gaczkowska

Medical director, Sundose

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Luca Mannucci

Managing partner, Sella Venture Partners

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Robert Mołdach

CEO, Institute of Health & Democracy

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Dan Noll & Audrey Scott

Travel bloggers

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Aga Szóstek

Experience designer

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Atish Gonsalves

Director, Humanitarian Leadership Academy

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Anil Parashar

CEO, InterGlobe Technology Quotient

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Akhilesh Tuteja

Global co-leader cybersecurity, KPMG

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Prashant Mehta

Chief delivery officer, Dentsu Aegis

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Dr. Rashna E David

Psychologist, education consultant

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Aneil Gokhale

DIrector of philanthropy, Toronto Foundation

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Kevin Johnson

CEO, MediaCom Canada

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Jon Shell

Managing director, Social Capital Partners

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Janelle Hinds

Founder, Helping Hands

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Harry Moseley

CIO, Zoom Video Communications

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James Partridge

Director of credit analytics, Moody's

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Peter Faist

CEO, Staffy

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Ryan Merkley

Chief of staff, Wikimedia

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Karen Pastakia

Lead human capital practice, Deloitte

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Zabeen Hirji

Executive advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte

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Amanda Munday

Founder, The Workaround

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Julia Hanigsberg

CEO, Holland Bloorview Hospital

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Steve Joordens

Prof. of psychology, Univ. of Toronto

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Dr. Duncan Rozario

Medical director, Oakville Virtual Care

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Viola Ni

11th grade student, Shanghai

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Richard Kuder

Head, Whittle School & Studio

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Anand Padmanabhan

CTO, Whittle School & Studio

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Moss X Team

Students at Delft University of Technology

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Anna Chen

9th grade student in Shanghai

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De Kai

AI professor, Google AI ethics council

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Guy-Philippe Goldstein

Management consultant

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Yilan

Co-founder, Neureality

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Jason Xu

Mindfulness meditation coach

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Mazda Adli

Chair, Fliedner Klinik Berlin Centre

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Bart de Witte

Founder, Digital Health Academy

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Sara Roversi

Founder, Future Food Network

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Sten-Kristian Saluveer

Multimedia producer

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David Saladik

Health facility architect, Kigali, Rwanda

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Daniel Goldman

Game and simulation developer

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Azby Brown

Lead researcher, Safecast

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David Murdoch

Dean, Otago Univ. in Christchurch, NZ

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Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Microbiologist

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