Paley Dialogues

Paley Media Council CES 2016 Review

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
6:30 to 8:30 pm
New York

Get the scoop on top trends and the coolest new products displayed at CES in the Paley Media Council 2016 Review, with curated demos and fresh perspectives from an array of companies and experts, including some of the most influential media and tech visionaries.

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


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


Panelists

Jason HirschhornJason Hirschhorn
CEO and Chief Curator
REDEF

Mr. Hirschhorn is CEO & Chief Curator of REDEF, a digital content curation company. Previously, Mr. Hirschhorn served as Co-President of Myspace Inc., an affiliate of News Corp. and as President of Sling Media, Inc. He has also served as Chief Digital Officer of MTV Networks. Mr. Hirschhorn currently is on the board of directors of MGM and CFY. Mr. Hirschhorn holds a B.S. in International Business and Marketing from New York University's Stern School of Business.

 Jessica Lessin
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
The Information

Jessica E. Lessin founded The Information in 2013 and is the publication's Editor-in-Chief. She covered Silicon Valley and the technology industry for eight years at the Wall Street Journal before switching gears to become a "reportrepreneur." At the Journal, she wrote nearly 1,000 articles for the paper, consistently breaking news about major products, management changes and strategy shifts at Apple, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet companies. She was part of a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for a 2011 series on digital privacy and has appeared on CNBC, NPR, CNN and PBS’s “The Charlie Rose Show.” Jessica graduated from Harvard University in 2005 and lives in San Francisco.

Jason HirschhornJoe Marchese
President, Advanced Advertising Products
Fox Networks Group

Joe Marchese is President of Advanced Advertising Products at Fox Networks Group (FNG), a role in which he leads operations in non-linear advertising products and services for 21st Century Fox’s global portfolio of channels. Mr. Marchese was appointed to his current position after the company he founded, true[X], was acquired by 21st Century Fox (21CF) in 2015. true[X], the leader in engagement advertising technologies, is now a part of the Advanced Advertising Products division that Mr. Marchese oversees. Recently tapped as a 2016 Media Maven by Advertising Age, and listed at #38 of the Variety Gotham 60, it's clear that Joe 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. Prior to true[X], Mr. Marchese spent several years as a television executive at the cable network Fuse TV, where as SVP of Digital and Advertising he led consumer marketing, digital and multi-platform development. Joe 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. Mr. Marchese holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from Bentley University. He lives in New York with his wife Christie and their dog, LV.

Jon MillerJon 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.


Presenters

NIck DiCarlo
VP/GM, Immersive Products and Virtual Realty
Samsung Electronics

Nick DiCarlo is VP and GM of Immersive Products & Virtual Reality at Samsung, leading the company’s Virtual Reality (VR) efforts in the United States, including strategy across channels, hardware, services, sales and partnerships. Samsung sees virtual reality as a long”term opportunity in a range of industries and will contribute by helping VR become more accessible to more people through simple and compelling experiences. In his previous role at Samsung, Nick served as VP of Product Planning and Product Marketing, guiding the product strategies that have powered Samsung USA’s growth in smartphones and tablets, including the launch of iconic new franchises of Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and Gear. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University located in Lewisburg, Penn. He also received an MBA from University of Texas at Austin.

Mark Risis
Head of Strategy, Business Development and Marketing
TiVo    
I am passionate about combining the immersive power of Television with the features and capabilities of interactive media.  As the Head of Strategy, Business Development and Marketing for TiVo Research, a division of the TV experience pioneer that specializes in “natural” TV viewership data harvested from set-top boxes, I strive to find ways to bridge TV and digital platforms and build new models for finding and quantifying audiences across screens.

 
Jesse Hertzberg
CEO
Livestream

Jesse Hertzberg is an experienced entrepreneur and executive dedicated to scaling high-growth technology businesses and passionate about building world-class organizations. He is currently the CEO of Livestream. Jesse has a proven record of driving profitable growth at a variety of tech startups –including Squarespace and Etsy – by instilling an entrepreneurial culture, valuing measurable performance, building profitable marketing programs, and crafting strategic transactions. He has helped generate hundreds of millions of dollars of incremental SaaS, ecommerce, marketplace, and advertising revenue, and has completed nearly one billion dollars worth of partnerships and acquisitions in a variety of product, business development, and finance roles. Jesse is an active startup investor and advisor, and serves as a mentor for both TechStars and First Growth Venture Network. He is a committed fundraiser for the Lymphoma Research Foundation and advises a charter school developer and culinary education program. He is a passionate traveler (and eater), ardent soccer fan (and founder of BigSoccer), and an enthusiastic reader of New York City history and maps. Jesse holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.


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