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2022 Agenda


Tuesday, November 8, 2022


8:30 – 9:30 am



9:30 – 9:40 am

The Paley Center FOR MEDIA Welcome

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


9:40 – 10:10 am

Finding New Fans: How Companies Are Finding, and Keeping, a Generation of Loyal Customers


  • Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mattel, Inc.
  • Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.


  • Stephanie Ruhle, Host, The 11th Hour, MSNBC; Senior Business News Analyst, NBC News

The way businesses engage and retain consumers has changed significantly. Diversification, especially into new and exciting types of content, has been one key adjustment. Companies that previously focused on one product or content category have branched out and found new customers in other formats and in every corner of the globe. And the way customers find content is changing too. This session will examine how Mattel and Take-Two Interactive are changing along with the modern consumer to create groundbreaking content that leads to a loyal fanbase and growing profits.


10:15 – 10:45 am

The Next Era for Media: How a Changing World Is Impacting the Way We Connect


  • Jessica Rosenworcel, Chairwoman, Federal Communications Commission of the United States


  • Jon Fortt, Co-Anchor, CNBC

Stopping robotexts, protecting Americans from falling space debris, and bringing the internet to the farthest flung corners of the country, FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel’s world is as unique as it is varied. Join her in conversation with CNBC’s Jon Fortt as they examine the role of the modern FCC and its place in shaping a media business that is rapidly changing as new technologies continually alter the landscape.


10:50 – 11:20 am

Leveraging Web3: Strategies for Success in the Metaverse


  • Joseph C. Tsai, Co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Alibaba Group; Chairman, South China Morning Post; Owner, Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty
  • David Baszucki, Founder and CEO, Roblox


  • Joanna Popper, Chief Metaverse Officer, Creative Artists Agency

From music to sportswear, real estate, and currency, brands, businesses, and investors are positioning themselves to make the most of immersive technology like Web3 and augmented/virtual reality. But is the metaverse truly the digital utopia that many believe will usher in the future of content, advertising, and entertainment?


11:25 – 11:55 am

Positioning for the Future: How Business Is Forging New Horizons for a Post-Pandemic Global Economy


  • Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer
  • Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Citi


  • Katherine Oliver, Principal, Media and Digital Strategies, Bloomberg Associates

Geopolitical upheaval has complicated an already fraught transition to the “new normal” for media businesses and all organizations in just about every country and across every sector. Hear how today’s headlines and a completely reimagined, post-pandemic workforce impact corporate strategy.


12:00 – 12:30 pm

The Value of Varied Perspectives: Diversity from the Board Room to the Writers’ Room and Beyond


  • Debra L. Lee, CEO, Leading Women Defined, Inc.
  • Alex Mahon, Chief Executive, Channel 4


  • Jonathan Miller, CEO, Integrated Media Company

While it is now frequently taken as a given that diversity of background and thought is integral to the success of companies and media entities, too often we do not discuss why this is the case. This session will explore how industry leadership and creative teams benefit by reflecting our global society in the decisions, products, and content they make.


12:35 – 1:05 pm

The Henry A. Kissinger Annual Keynote Address made possible by the William S. Paley Foundation: 
Political Landscape: Global Affairs, Policy, and Perspective


  • Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Henry A. Kissinger, 56th United States Secretary of State; Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.


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

As we look towards 2023, it has become clear that society now engages with global events from war to pandemics to increasing political division by leveraging all the tools of the modern media landscape. Join visionary leaders Dr. Henry A. Kissinger and Frank A. Bennack, Jr. as they share unparalleled insight into how new levels of interconnectivity impact the way global events—like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s place in the current balance of power—play out.


1:15 – 2:15 pm

Networking Lunch


2:20 – 2:50 pm

The Next Era of Technology, Media & Telecom


  • John C. Malone, Chairman, Liberty Global
  • Mike Fries, CEO, Liberty Global

Digital transformation across industries around the world continues to accelerate. What types of companies have been most impacted and which have turned the change into growth? What are the next innovations and where will it take technology, media, and telecom as the world settles into a post-pandemic reality? Mike Fries leads a wide-ranging discussion with John C. Malone about the future of TMT globally and what we can expect in an evolving landscape.


2:55 – 3:25 pm

Advertising in a Mobile World: How Brands Are Changing the Way They Reach Consumers


  • Steve King, Chairman of Europe, Publicis Groupe
  • Sofia Hernandez, Global Head of Business Marketing, TikTok


  • Michael E. Kassan, Founder and CEO, MediaLink

While internet advertising is nothing new, only recently have ad agencies and brands truly unlocked the potential. From display ads to influencers, this session will explore how technology and changing consumer habits have created a sea change in the industry.


3:25 – 3:45 pm

Afternoon Networking Break


3:50 – 4:25 pm

Keeping the World Safe Online and In-Person


  • Nikesh Arora, Chairman and CEO, Palo Alto Networks
  • Aristedes Mahairas, Fmr. Special Agent in Charge, FBI New York Counterintelligence/Cyber Division; Director of Security and Life Safety, SL Green Realty Corp.


  • Prabha Natarajan, Professional Products Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Around the globe, corporate data breaches have become frighteningly routine and continue to pose a real threat to businesses’ bottom lines and customer trust. And those are some of the more innocuous threats to corporate infrastructure. What cyber security issues keep executives up at night, what are they not thinking enough about, and what can be done about it all?


4:30 – 5:05 pm

The Changing Viewer and the Content They Consume


  • David Kenny, CEO, Nielsen
  • Mirko Bibic, President & Chief Executive Officer, BCE & Bell Canada


  • Julia Chatterley, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN International

The viewing habits of consumers were turned upside down by the pandemic beginning in 2020. It has also meant changes to the way content is pitched, greenlit, produced, viewed, and measured. What new industries and technologies may these changes lead to, and how can existing businesses effectively alter their strategies to compete in this new media landscape?


5:10 – 5:40 pm

Games for Good: Connecting the World with Videogames


  • Phil Spencer, Executive Vice President, Gaming, Microsoft Corporation
  • Cynthia Williams, President, Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming, Hasbro


  • Nathan Grayson, Reporter, The Washington Post

As the gaming industry continues its astounding growth across verticals like consoles, mobile, and esports, the opportunity for games to be a unifying force for good is undeniable. In this session, industry leader Phil Spencer will provide insight into how they are making our ever-expanding world feel a bit smaller by bringing audiences together through the power of positive play.


5:45 – 5:50 pm

Day One Closing Remarks

  • Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media


6:00 pm

Board Buses to Hearst Tower


6:15 – 8:30 pm



Wednesday, November 9, 2022


8:00 – 9:00 am



9:00 – 9:10 am

Day Two Opening Remarks

  • Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media


9:15 – 9:45 am

Musical Evolution: Finding Today’s Listeners Wherever They Are


  • Jennifer C. Witz, CEO, Sirius XM
  • Stephen F. Cooper, CEO, Warner Music Group


  • Aryeh Bourkoff, Founder and CEO, LionTree LLC

The way the world listens to music has changed significantly in the past two decades, but perhaps no other media was so pivotal in reacting to and providing a source of sanity for billions during the pandemic. Now, as we emerge, how have our altered habits changed the industry? From traditional live concerts, to augmented reality and the metaverse, we will look at how traditional music executives are reacting to these changes and what their business might look like in ten years. 


9:50 – 10:20 am

Changing the Game: How Sport Is Embracing Technology and Innovation to Better Serve Fans and Partners and Foster Growth


  • Gary B. Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League
  • Keith Wachtel, Chief Business Officer & Senior Executive Vice President, NHL Enterprises, L.P.


  • Adnan Virk, Anchor, NHL & MLB Networks

Technology and innovation are bringing sports fans closer to the game and enabling them to connect in more ways than ever, while also enabling League partners to better promote their brands. From groundbreaking national media rights deals to player and puck tracking and from helmet and jersey advertising to digitally-enhanced dasher boards, the NHL is at the forefront of serving its passionate fans and partners. How is the world’s top hockey league working with its partners to bring these new experiences to more people and capture new fans?


10:20 – 10:50 am

Morning Networking Break


10:55 – 11:40 am

The Walt Disney Company: The Next 100 Years


  • Bob Chapek, CEO, The Walt Disney Company
  • Faiza J. Saeed, Presiding Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Disney is about to embark on a wide-ranging celebration of its 100–year history. In that time it has become an indispensable source of entertainment, information, and joy. So what do the next 100 years look like for the iconic global juggernaut? Join Disney CEO Bob Chapek in conversation with Faiza J. Saeed as he pulls back the curtain on a celebration befitting such an influential company and how it will maintain its standing in the next century.


11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Networking break


12:20 – 12:50 pm

Maintaining Trust in Journalism from Reporters to Aggregators and Everything in Between


  • Leopoldo Gómez, President, Univision News
  • Matt Murray, Editor-in-Chief, The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones Newswires 
  • Simone Swink, Executive Producer, ABC News / Good Morning America


  • Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Technology has always altered the way we get our news, from newspapers to radio to television to the internet and social media apps. Today there is more information available than ever before, and most adults are carrying around a news wire service in their pocket. In a diversified landscape, how do news outlets maintain trust with consumers who have more choices for news than ever before?


12:55 – 1:00 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media