Paley IC Summit 2018

2018 Summit Agenda

Paley International Council Summit: London

November 29-30
London, England
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: Thursday, November 29, 2018

6:30 to 8:30 pm
Opening Night Reception
Hosted by Robert Wood Johnson IV, the United States Ambassador to the Court of Saint James, at his official residence, Winfield House
Business Attire

Day 2: Friday, November 30, 2018

23rd Annual Paley International Council Summit at Lancaster House
Business Attire

7:45 am Welcome Breakfast

8:45 am

Opening Remarks
Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media
Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media

8:55 am  
Political Landscape: Global Affairs, Policy, and Perspective
Robert M. Gates, 22nd Secretary of Defense of the United States; Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC
Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media

9:40 am

The Future of Advertising
Mark Read, CEO, WPP
Moderator: Michael Kassan, Chairman & CEO, MediaLink

10:15 am
A View from the Top: Navigating New Terrain in Mass Media Today: A Conversation with Arnaud de Puyfontaine, President & CEO, Vivendi
Moderator: Adam Bird, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

10:50 am
Maintaining a Healthy Media Sector in the Digital Age
Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

11:10 am

Snapchat: Reimagining Communications and Content on Mobile: A Conversation with Evan Spiegel, Cofounder & CEO, Snap Inc.
Moderator: Thorold Barker, Editor, WSJ Europe, Middle East and Africa

11:40 am Coffee Break

12:00 pm
Building a Global Brand on a Commitment to Community: A Conversation with Faiza J. Saeed & Howard Schultz
Faiza J. Saeed, Presiding Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Howard Schultz, Chairman Emeritus, Starbucks Coffee Company

12:50 pm
The Case for Trust & Transparency
Megan Clarken, Global President of Watch, Nielsen

1:05 pm Lunch

2:05 pm
Cybersecurity & Mitigating Risk: Protecting Your Privacy, Content, Clients, and Users

Robert Hannigan, European Executive Chairman, BlueVoyant Cyber Security
Sir Julian King, Commissioner for the Security Union, European Commission
Jim Richberg, National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Sir John Sawers, Chairman & Partner, Macro Advisory Partners
Moderator: Matthew Gould, Director General for Digital and Media Policy, UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

2:40 pm

From Studios to Stadiums: Where Business Models of the Past Meet Technology of the Future: A Conversation with Aryeh B. Bourkoff & Strauss Zelnick
Aryeh B. Bourkoff, Founder & CEO, LionTree
Strauss Zelnick, Chairman & CEO, Take-Two Interactive Software

3:15 pm

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency: Modern Solutions to Age-Old Problems

Zeeshan Feroz, CEO, Coinbase
Jason Kelley, General Manager, Blockchain Services, IBM Global Business Services
Amber Nystrom, Cofounder, 5th Element Group PBC
Brock Pierce, Chairman, Bitcoin Foundation
Moderator: Cristiana Falcone, CEO, JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation

3:50 pm
Aligning Your Brand in a Cause-Driven World
Marc Mathieu, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics America
Roxane Philson, Chief Marketing Officer, ONE
Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President for Healthcare, Mastercard
Dara Treseder, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Business Innovations and GE Ventures
Moderator: Joe Marchese, President, Advertising Revenue, Fox Networks Group

4:20 pm Coffee Break

4:35 pm
Silicon Europe: A New Tech and Entrepreneurship Generation
Pascal Cagni, France’s Ambassador for International Investment; Chairman of Business France
Moderator: Nate Lanxon, Technology Editor, Bloomberg News

4:55 pm
Telecom in the Modern Media Landscape
Dexter Goei, CEO, Altice USA
Ben Verwaayen, General Partner, Keen Venture Partners
Moderator: Jonathan Miller, CEO, Integrated Media Company

5:30 pm
State of News 2018: Polarization, Propaganda, and Partisanship

Jamie Angus, Director, BBC World Service Group
Thorold Barker, Editor, WSJ Europe, Middle East and Africa
Thomas Evans, Vice President, EMEA Newsgathering & London Bureau Chief, CNN
James Harding, Cofounder & Editor, Tortoise Media
Moderator: Stewart Purvis, Board Director, Channel 4, UK

6:00 pm
Closing Remarks

Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media

Speakers and schedule subject to change.
8:00 pm cocktails, 9:00 pm dinner
Closing Night Dinner at Kensington Palace 
Cocktail Attire