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Coronavirus sped up digital transformation by 6 years, Twilio CEO says

Coronavirus sped up digital transformation by 6 years, Twilio CEO says

When the coronavirus pandemic limited face-to-face interactions earlier this year, companies, governments and other organizations adapted to the new normal by transitioning many activities online. The transition, a part of the digital transformation that has played out over the years, was a boon for companies like cloud messaging provider Twilio, …

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Take first one available to you, says Mayo Clinic CEO

Take first one available to you, says Mayo Clinic CEO

Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, CEO of the Mayo Clinic, is urging Americans to take the first Covid-19 vaccine available to them. “My message is very simple: Don’t wait for a particular vaccine,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday. “Get the first vaccine that is offered because their benefits far outweigh …

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Palo Alto Networks CEO on the suspected Russian cyberattack

Palo Alto Networks CEO on the suspected Russian cyberattack

Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora told CNBC on Friday that every business and federal agency needs to take stock of their network security in the wake of the suspected Russian massive cyberattack. The security executive’s comments follow the revelation that federal agencies, reportedly including the one overseeing the nation’s nuclear …

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Merck CEO optimistic, sees 6 more months of masks

Merck CEO optimistic, sees 6 more months of masks

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier told CNBC on Thursday he was hopeful about continued progress on coronavirus vaccines but suggested that strict adherence to public-health protocols would remain necessary for months ahead. “I think there’s a lot of reason to be optimistic about the vaccines that are coming out. The Pfizer …

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Kroger prepared to start distribution, says CEO

Kroger prepared to start distribution, says CEO

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen on Thursday expressed confidence about the distribution of coronavirus vaccines at its pharmacies, telling CNBC the grocer was “ready and anxious to get started.” “We’re definitely prepared,” he said on “Closing Bell,” adding the company has been coordinating with the federal government and states for weeks. …

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Regeneron to provide 300,000 doses of Covid treatment for U.S. by early January, CEO says

Regeneron to provide 300,000 doses of Covid treatment for U.S. by early January, CEO says

Regeneron will provide the U.S. with 300,000 doses of its newly authorized Covid-19 antibody treatment by early January, the company’s CEO, Dr. Leonard Schleifer, said Monday. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted an emergency use authorization for the company’s antibody treatment, called REGN-COV2. The experimental therapy was given to President Donald Trump when he contracted …

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WuXi Biologics CEO predicts approval for Covid-19 antibody treatment

WuXi Biologics CEO predicts approval for Covid-19 antibody treatment

Chris Chen, chief executive officer at China’s WuXi Biologics, expects approval for a Covid-19 antibody treatment either “late this year or early next year, ” he told CNBC. WuXi Biologics, which sells outsourced laboratory and manufacturing services to biotech companies, has signed several deals with clients to research antibodies for …

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Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy knocks down Trump TV speculation

Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy knocks down Trump TV speculation

Newsmax founder and CEO Christopher Ruddy on Tuesday sought to quell speculation that the conservative television news channel and website would become a Trump-branded network after President Donald Trump departs the White House, telling CNBC that too much was being made of their personal relationship. The Wall Street Journal on …

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BioNTech CEO says life could return to normal next winter

BioNTech CEO says life could return to normal next winter

Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech. Andreas Arnold | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON — Daily life may return to normal by next winter, according to one of the creators of the highly-anticipated prospective coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech. Professor Ugur Sahin, co-founder and chief executive of BioNTech, also …

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Apple and Google could compete in health, says Prudential CEO

Apple and Google could compete in health, says Prudential CEO

Mike Wells, the chief executive of insurance company Prudential, said Apple and Google have the platforms to be competitors in the health arena, but it would mean facing even more regulatory scrutiny than they do already. The Silicon Valley giants, which reach billions of people with their iOS and Android …

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Ex-IBM CEO Rometty says remote work is here to stay

Ex-IBM CEO Rometty says remote work is here to stay

Technology trends driven by the coronavirus pandemic — such as the shift to remote working — will continue after a vaccine becomes available, according to the former boss of IBM. Ginni Rometty, who serves as IBM’s executive chairman after stepping down from the CEO role this year, predicted that digital …

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