2017 Summit Agenda

A Changing World of Global Media: Answers for Today, Solutions for the Future

This year's Summit addressed the pressing issues facing the media industry and explored the global issues facing all companies - from enhancing trade, safeguarding national security and cyber security to sustaining economic growth.

October 25-26
The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street, NYC
200+ of the world’s dignitaries, top media, technology, and entertainment industry leaders
Keynote conversations, interactive discussions, and dynamic presentations addressing the pressing issues facing leaders like


Day 1: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

8:00 to 9:00 am
At The Paley Center for Media

9:15 to 9:25 am
Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media
Maureen Reidy, President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media

9:30 to 9:55 am
Opening Keynote: The Media Landscape
James Murdoch offers insights into the rapidly changing media business, and how technological advances are shaping the industry.
James Murdoch, CEO, 21st Century Fox
Moderator: Julia Boorstin, CNBC


9:55 to 10:20 am
Global Trade and the Business of the United States
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the principal voice of business in the Trump Administration, will discuss global trade and ensuring U.S. entrepreneurs and businesses have the tools they need to create jobs and economic opportunity.
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Moderator: Bob Davis, The Wall Street Journal
10:20 to 10:45 am
National Security and International Growth
Stephen Hadley, Anja Manuel, and Frank A. Bennack, Jr. discuss national security and foreign policy. Their insights illuminate how to do business in China, India, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Stephen Hadley, Former National Security Advisor
Anja Manuel, Cofounder & Partner, RiceHadleyGates
Moderator: Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media

10:45 to 11:10 am
What to Look for in Investing
What’s ahead for investing? Advancit’s Jonathan Miller discusses the landscape with the Global Chairman of Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan, Jennifer Nason. They explore what to look for when investing in tech and media.
Jonathan Miller, Partner, Advancit Capital
Jennifer Nason, Global Chairman, Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan
Moderator: Rich Greenfield, Media & Tech Analyst, BTIG

11:10 to 11:25 am
Coffee Break
11:25 to 11:50 am
Advertising Frenemies: Competition and Cooperation
Facebook, Google, Amazon and other platforms are partnering with content companies. But those partnerships are still evolving – and some fear and tension is growing on the part of advertising executives at content providers. How do they need to work together to keep the industry stable and where do they compete?
Joe Marchese, President of Advertising Revenue, Fox Networks Group
Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal 
Moderator: Jeanine Poggi, Media Reporter, Advertising Age

11:50 am to 12:15 pm
Planning for the Long Term: How Companies Grow Their Business
What are the most important issues facing the industry today? What is the state of media consolidation? Greg Maffei participates in a big picture discussion about how companies acquire and grow their businesses, and how he thinks about long term strategy.
Greg Maffei, President & CEO, Liberty Media
Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director of Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable
12:15 to 12:40 pm
Cyber Strategy: A War on Many Fronts
President of Business Development and Strategy, Matt Olsen will discuss the difficulties of the current security landscape, from protecting complex financial systems, companies and governments, to thwarting hackers trying to gain access to valuable intellectual property.
Matt Olsen, President of Business Development and Strategy, IronNet Cybersecurity
Moderator: Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Citi

12:50 to 1:50 pm
Luncheon at the 21 Club

2:00 to 2:25 pm

International View: Emerging Business Models and New Technology
Walt Disney International Chairman Andy Bird discusses emerging business models in Asia, including iFlix a new form of pay TV, and how the rapid expansion of 4G in India is impacting mobile video.
Andy Bird, Chairman, Walt Disney International, The Walt Disney Company
Mark Britt, CEO, iflix

2:30 to 2:55 pm
The Future of TV Advertising: Innovation, Measurement & The Velocity of Change
A discussion on the future of television advertising, where it needs to go, and the impact of technology in the eyes of the marketer.
Dave Clark, Executive Vice President of Advanced Advertising & General Manager, Comcast
Joe Marchese, President of Advertising Revenue, Fox Networks Group
Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Company
Moderator: Matt Spiegel, Managing Director, MediaLink

3:00 to 3:25 pm
The International “Next Generation”
A conversation with the newest generation of global leaders of distinguished business dynasties.
Karam Hinduja, Founder & Managing Director, Timeless Media
Margot Bowman, Creative Director, Boiler Room
Thalia Mavros, Founder & Chief Executive, The Front
Moderator: Cristiana Falcone, Senior Advisor to the Founder & Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

3:30 to 3:50 pm
Measurement—It's a Team Sport
Megan Clarken, Global President of Watch for Nielsen

3:55 to 4:20 pm
Mobile First New TV
A keynote conversation with executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. After selling DreamWorks animation to NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion, Katzenberg's next move is to create a TV service for the mobile generation. The proposed New TV will feature original shows, and episodes will be no longer than 10 minutes in length, but retain the high production values and quality people expect from traditional television.
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Cofounder & Partner, WndrCo
Moderator: Julia Boorstin, CNBC

4:25 to 4:55 pm
Coffee Break

5:00 to 5:25 pm
Creating Compelling Content and Illuminating Storytelling
Emmy-award winning writer and producer Tom Fontana and Courtney Kemp discuss storytelling and creating compelling content.
Tom Fontana, Writer and Producer
Courtney A. Kemp, Creator and Executive Producer, POWER
Moderator: Brian Steinberg, Senior TV Editor, Variety

5:30 to 5:55 pm
The State of American Politics and Its Two Political Parties
Former US Secretary of State James A. Baker, III speaks about the disruptive nature of American politics that has left Washington in virtual gridlock and thrown both the Republicans and Democrats into their own separate civil wars.
James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State

6:00 to 6:05 pm
Closing Remarks
Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media

6:10 to 6:15 pm
Board vehicles to Hearst

6:30 to 8:30 pm
Reception – The Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th Street, NYC

Day 2: Thursday, October 26, 2017

8:00 to 8:30 am
Registration, The Paley Center for Media

8:30 to 8:45 am
Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media
Maureen Reidy, President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media

8:50 to 9:15 am
Facebook Future: Video, Trends, and What’s Ahead in Publishing
Facebook’s Dan Rose and Group Nine Media’s Ben Lerer discusses trends, what is happening in the industry and how consumption of information is changing. A wide-ranging, forward-looking discussion on the future of publishing and video for news, entertainment and sports.
Dan Rose, Vice President, Partnerships, Facebook
Ben Lerer, CEO, Group Nine Media

9:20 to 9:45 am
The Evolution of Television
Technology and consumer behavior are driving a new age of television. How are entertainment industry leaders taking their organizations into the future? How are they utilizing new technologies and planning for the next generation of television?
John Martin, Chairman & CEO, Turner
Debra L. Lee, Chairman & CEO, BET Networks
Moderator: Janice Min, Strategist, Eldridge Industries; Part-Owner of The Hollywood Reporter
9:50 to 10:15 am
How to Drive Innovation
A discussion on how to drive innovation within large complex corporations and a look at new frontiers in technology.
David Eun, President, Samsung NEXT
Moderator: Jing Cao, Bloomberg

10:20 to 10:45 am
Storytelling: From Concept to Screen
How do you create content that connects with people, content they care about? A television CEO, an actor/producer and a writer/show creator discuss stories that resonate in a crowded media world.
Josh Sapan, President & CEO, AMC Networks
Jim Gavin, Creator & Executive Producer, AMC’s Lodge 49
Paul Giamatti, Actor, Producer, Director; Executive Producer, AMC’s Lodge 49

10:50 to 11:15 am
Taking Stock of the Economy
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner looks at where the economy is, and where it is going.
Timothy Geithner, 75th Secretary of Treasury
Moderator: David Leonhardt, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

11:20 to 11:45 am
The Search for Quality Content
Richard Plepler discusses the competition for quality content—how to find it and how to win it.
Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO, HBO
Moderator: Miriam Gottfried, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

11:50 am to 12:05 pm
AI for the Professional
Most of the current use cases for AI have been consumer use cases—reading data on and from the public internet. Watson specializes in private data that is proprietary and unique with the goal of helping companies use data to work smarter, faster and improve how professionals make decisions.
David Kenny, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

12:10 to 12:25 pm
Sandwiches and Coffee

12:30 to 12:55 pm
Media & Tech: The Next Generation
Former NBA Commissioner and investor David Stern showcases innovative media startups.
Robert Morris, Cofounder, Koko
Kane Lee, Head of Content, Baobab Studios

Andy Kleinman, CEO and Founder, Wonder
Amy Banse, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Moderator: David Stern, Commissioner Emeritus, NBA

1:00 to 1:25 pm
Machine Learning and the Future of Storytelling
The topics of “AI” and “storytelling” paired together often stir up intense curiosity, and sometimes, anxiety: When will machines be able to tell stories as well as humans? What if we had a way to predict emotional response to different kinds of video stories—automatically and at scale? And, how useful would that be? Can we create a ‘storytelling machine’ to help develop and share content across media via machine learning?
Geoffrey Sands, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
Deb Roy, Director of Laboratory for Social Machines, MIT Media Lab; Chief Media Scientist, Twitter

1:30 to 1:40 pm
Closing Remarks
Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media