Paley Dialogues

Paley Media Council CES 2017 Review

Jan 12, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 PM
New York

Get the scoop on top trends and the coolest new products displayed at CES in the Paley Media Council 2017 Review, with curated demos and fresh perspectives from an array of companies and experts, including some of the most influential media and tech visionaries.

Panel Discussion and Product Presentations - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Product Demos and Cocktail Reception - 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

--Avegant Glyph
--HTC Vive
--IBM Watson IoT
--Kuri Home Robot
--LG 2017 OLED TV


Christian Borges
SVP, Marketing, true[X]

Joe Marchese
President, Advanced Advertising Products, Fox Networks Group

Joe Marchese is president of Advanced Advertising Products at Fox Networks Group (FNG), where he leads operations in nonlinear advertising products and services for 21st Century Fox's global portfolio of channels. Marchese was appointed to his current position after the company he founded, true[X], was acquired by 21st Century Fox in 2015. The leader in engagement advertising technologies, true[X] is now a part of the Advanced Advertising Products division that Marchese oversees.

Marchese is also the founder and chairman of the reservation and payment app Reserve and the NYC–based tech studio Human Ventures, and currently serves on the board of trustees of the Paley Center for Media and the board of directors of the Tribeca Film Institute.

Recently tapped as a 2016 Media Maven by Advertising Age and listed at #38 on Variety's Gotham 60, Marchese is considered by many as a leading entrepreneur and one of the more progressive, provocative thought leaders helping to shape the future of advertising and media.

Jon Miller
Partner, Advancit Capital

Jonathan Miller is a partner at Advancit Capital and Chairman of Indigenous Media. He was the chief digital officer and chairman and CEO, Digital Media Group for News Corporation, a role in which he drove the company's overall digital strategy in conjunction with various operational heads, while also directly overseeing all of News Corp.'s standalone digital businesses.

He also acted as News Corp.'s principal executive for Hulu. Previously, Jon was chairman and CEO of AOL, where he led the company to a record annual profit growth of 21 percent, and increased online advertising growth-the centerpiece of its new business model-by 46 percent in 2006. Jon was a founding partner of Velocity Interactive Group, an investment firm focusing on digital media and the consumer Internet space. He is a cofounder of Fuel Media Commerce, which focused on early stage investments.

Jon is on the board of Trip Advisor (audit), Shutterstock (nominating and governance), Open X (chair), and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In addition, he serves as a nonprofit director/trustee for the American Film Institute, BBC Global News, International Emmy Association, Independent Film Project, and The Paley Center for Media.

Joanna Stern
Personal Technology Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Joanna Stern has spent the better part of the past decade on the gadget beat, and knows phones, tablets and laptops inside and out. As a Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist, her weekly columns and lively videos help people make smarter tech decisions and battle everyday tech annoyances. She recently won a Loeb Award for her weekly video series.

Ms. Stern previously was the technology editor at ABC News and a reviewer and editor at The Verge and Engadget. She got her start in technology journalism at Laptop Magazine, where she proudly reviewed over 60 laptops. She appears regularly on various broadcast outlets to discuss technology news, including "Good Morning America," "CBS This Morning," and various CNBC programs. She lives in Jersey City and graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. 

Dana Wollman
Managing Editor, Engadget


Dana Wollman is Managing Editor of Engadget, where she runs a growing team of reporters and reviewers. She got her start in tech journalism nearly a decade ago as a writer for Laptop Mag and the AP before arriving at Engadget in 2011. She appears weekly on ABC Radio, and has also been a guest on Bloomberg TV, CNN, CNBC, Marketplace, NPR and Fox Business, among other outlets. Dana is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Columbia Publishing Course, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Tim Alessi
Sr. Director – Product Marketing, Home Entertainment, LG Electronics USA


Tim Alessi is Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Home Entertainment Products at LG Electronics USA in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. In this role, Tim is responsible for working with LG’s engineering and product planning departments in Korea to bring the newest home entertainment technologies to market including OLED and LCD televisions, BluRay disc players and smart audio systems.

In addition to LG, his 35 years of industry experience includes more than 20 years at Sony Electronics and Sharp in various marketing, operational and financial capacities. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Bret Greenstein
VP, Watson IoT Consumer Business


Bret Greenstein is Vice President of IBM Watson’s Internet of Things Consumer Business, aimed at reaching consumers at scale by establishing new IoT products and volume offerings by tightly collaborating across IBM business units and leveraging capabilities from The Weather Company.

Since joining IBM Watson IoT, Bret and his team have been instrumental in helping industrial clients around the world to design, build, and operate connected things through software solutions and industry expertise. His team was also recognized by industry analysts earning IBM recognition through it’s recent Leadership position on Forrester’s Wave report.

Bret has over 28 years of technology and leadership experience in all aspects of IBM's business; including hardware, software, service delivery, and business transformation. He holds patents in the areas of collaboration systems and is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

Vinay Narayan
Executive Director of Strategy, HTC VIVE


Vinay Narayan is Executive Director of Strategy for HTC VIVE. In his role, Vinay oversees the commercialization and market strategies for VR adoption. He's always looking at how VR is changing the way we consume content and how VR is changing the way we interact with technology. Vinay is active in the VR community and serves on the board of multiple companies in the space and is a frequent speaker on the VR ecosystem.

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