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CEO Summit—Transforming with Transparency: Investing in Innovation amid Public Scrutiny

New York Stock Exchange

June 3, 2014, 12:00 a.m. EDT

The most recent edition of the CEO Summit brought together leaders from business, academia, and the public sector for a series of candid discussions around the theme “Transforming with Transparency: Investing in Innovation amid Public Scrutiny.” Participants covered topics related to this theme in settings ranging from city governments to global markets, including the importance of mayors working with business leaders, how to restore trust in financial markets, the future of the U.S.-China relationship, and how activist investors pressure companies to change.

Read an executive summary of the discussions.

Selected Participants

  • Frank Blake, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Home Depot
  • Richard C. Breeden, 24th Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, (2011-2013), U.S. Department of Defense
  • Roger W. Crandall, Chairman, President & CEO, MassMutual
  • Robert E. Diamond Jr., Former President & CEO, Barclays PLC
  • Christopher J. Dodd, Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America
  • William H. Donaldson, 27th Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Kelly Evans, Co-Anchor, Closing Bell, CNBC
  • Gregory J. Fleming, President, Investment Management, Morgan Stanley
  • Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman, President & CEO, Merck & Co.
  • Robert Hormats, Under Secretary (2009-2013), U.S. Department of State
  • Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Robert S. Miller, Chairman, American International Group
  • Stuart A. Miller, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lennar Corporation
  • Duncan L. Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer (2007-2014), NYSE Euronext
  • Rory P. Read, President & Chief Executive Officer, AMD
  • Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Australia
  • Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer, Patriarch Partners
  • Myron E. Ullman, Chief Executive Officer, JC Penney Company
  • Margaret C. Whitman, President & Chief Executive Officer, HP
  • Ralph V. Whitworth, Founder, Principal, & Investment Committee Member, Relational Investors
  • Niansha XU, Chairman, China Poly Group









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