The Milken Institute Global Conference is well under way in Los Angeles and over 700 speakers are scheduled to appear. This year, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is discussing Digital Darwinism: How Companies Can Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age, and you can watch live.

It doesn't take a genius to know that the digital revolution has overturned the world order. With connected homes, self-driving cars, robotics, social media and more data being produced in a day than in the entire history of humankind, digital technologies are not only creating exciting new products and companies, they're also disrupting industries as never before.

Technology life cycles are shorter than ever, and companies that don't keep up risk quickly falling behind. Traditional approaches no longer work. Ask CEOs to identify their most urgent concerns and most will tell you that finding ways to leverage technology to stay competitive is near the top of their list. So how do companies and CEOs survive this digital Darwinism? What are the keys to not only surviving but thriving in the digital age?


  • Andy Serwer, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Finance


  • Nikesh Arora, President and Chief Operating Officer, SoftBank Corp.
  • John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry
  • David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
  • Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, and Co-Founder, Ellevest; Chair, Ellevate Network

The video should be available for playback even after the event but if not, we'll update the post with the video once it becomes available again, either through YouTube or Livestream.