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A Covid-19 CEO Checklist and Other Lessons From Morgan Stanley’s Virtual Software CEO Summit

Photo: Atlassian co-CEO Scott Farquhar. Photo by Flickr/Betsy Weber

For the last several summers, the who’s who of software executives have gathered in Deer Valley for two days of talks about the financial markets and how software is eating the world.

Morgan Stanley’s NextGen Software CEO Summit is the kind of exclusive confab where attendees discuss the pros and cons of direct listings by fire pits and on rambling hikes.

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