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Session Schedule

Tuesday, November 10, 2020


10:00 – 10:15 am

The Paley Center FOR MEDIA Welcome


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


Collaborating to Confront a Crisis: The Power of Partnerships


  • Mike R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP, 108th Mayor of New York City

Mike Bloomberg addresses how leaders can work together to help public health and the economy​.


10:15 – 10:55 am

The Radically New Landscape of Journalism


  • Mathias Döpfner, CEO, Axel Springer SE
  • Sophie Huet, Global Editor-in-Chief, AFP
  • Paul-Bernhard Kallen, Chairman & CEO, Hubert Burda Media
  • John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News
  • Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs

Keeping people all over the world informed has never been more crucial or posed a greater challenge than it has in 2020. A global pandemic, the racial injustice movement, high-stakes elections, an influx of fake news, limited access to information, and plummeting ad revenues have placed demands on newsrooms of an unmatched scope and scale. Offering global perspectives on the business of news, this panel of industry leaders will offer their reflections on the new landscape of journalism and provide an analysis on the impact of current events.


10:55 – 11:00 am

Global Health and Media: The State of COVID-19


  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

In this integral presentation, World Health Organization Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discusses the global response to COVID-19, the critical role that media can play to inform the public, and other health issues to promote people’s health and safety.


11:00 – 11:30 am

Investing in Creativity


  • Cris Abrego, Chairman, Endemol Shine Americas and CEO, Endemol Shine North America
  • Marco Bassetti, CEO, Banijay

Investing in creativity, cultivating new talent and fostering collaboration have become essential tactics in order to meet growing consumer media demands. Hear insights into scaling creativity, building a global footprint and retaining IP from the leader at the helm of one of the world’s largest producers and distributors, Banijay CEO Marco Bassetti.


11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Content is Still (Yes, Still) King


  • Josh Sapan, President & CEO, AMC Networks
  • Michael Schneider, Senior Editor, Variety

For many companies, like AMC Networks, international growth has been important to sustaining success, understanding that storytelling can’t be compromised. While the pandemic temporarily put production on pause, the business of creating compelling content remained essential. Producers responded to the disruption by creating new forms and formats that met the needs of changing consumer behavior. How is the television industry around the world navigating the disruption and what are the lessons learned?


12:00 – 12:25 pm

Embracing the Power of Purpose


  • Steve King, COO, Publicis Groupe 
  • Marc S. Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, Procter & Gamble 

As the world is confronted with multiple crises from the global COVID-19 pandemic to social unrest, catastrophic weather events and more, the power of purpose for brands to make a positive impact on people’s lives has never been more essential. In a conversation with Procter & Gamble Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard interviewed by Publicis Groupe Chief Operating Officer Steve King, hear how Procter & Gamble is rising to this imperative as a force for good and a force for growth during these challenging times.


12:25 – 1:00 pm

The Rules of the Game Have Changed: The Brave New World of Sports


  • Gary B. Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League 
  • Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Commissioner, Major League Baseball 
  • Adam Silver, Commissioner, National Basketball Association
  • Mike Tirico, Host & Play-by-Play, NBC Sports Group

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the sports world to reinvent itself in real time. As they so often have in challenging times, professional sports leagues have roared back to life with unprecedented steps to bolster fan engagement, ensure player safety and innovate their revenue models. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will share how they are meeting the needs of a society craving normalcy and recreating the shared experience of cheering for one’s favorite players.


1:15 – 1:50 pm

Little Screens, Big Releases


  • Adam Bird, Senior Partner & Global Lead, Consumer Tech & Media Practice, McKinsey & Company
  • Jeffrey Cole, Director & CEO of the Center for the Digital Future, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Jonathan Miller, CEO, Integrated Media Company
  • Stacey Sher, Film/Television Producer and Founder, Shiny Penny Productions

Closely watched and well-attended theatrical releases have long been a key part of the strategy for building franchise value. In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic however, big theatrical releases are limited. Can the entertainment industry create value in IP franchises with the current state of theatrical and what does it mean for the consumer? How does this change the economic model for the film and television industries and will those changes be permanent?


1:50 – 2:30 pm

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


  • James A. Baker III, 61st United States Secretary of State
  • Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman & Former CEO, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media
  • Henry A. Kissinger, 56th United States Secretary of State; Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

James A. Baker III, Frank A. Bennack, Jr., and Henry A. Kissinger will take part in The Henry A. Kissinger Annual Keynote Address made possible by The William S. Paley Foundation: Political Landscape: Global Affairs, Policy and Perspective.


2:30 – 2:50 pm

The Role of Media and Brands in Bringing Together a Divided World


  • Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Entertainment Correspondent, CNBC
  • Michael I. Roth, Chairman & CEO, Interpublic Group

A global pandemic, a divided political landscape, racial unrest. The world is at a crossroads. In this environment, it’s challenging for brands to remain above the fray. How can advertisers and the media focus on stories and messages that connect us in a divided world while still engaging a global audience? Julia Boorstin, CNBC Senior Media & Entertainment Correspondent, joins Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO of Interpublic Group, one of the world’s largest global providers of marketing solutions, to address how messages are shared and understood in an increasingly connected and fast-paced world.


2:50 – 3:15 pm

Accelerating Media, Marketing & Measurement


  • Sean Cohan, Chief Growth Officer and President, International, Nielsen Global Media
  • Kelsey Sutton, Streaming Editor, Adweek

Audiences and viewing behaviors are changing at an incredible pace and the entire media industry is scrambling to keep up. In today’s landscape filled with limitless video content, new marketing opportunities and greater consumer demands around privacy and purpose, how do companies continue to remain relevant and reach their audiences?


3:15 – 3:40 pm

The Human Element: A Roundtable Discussion


  • Steve Mosko, CEO, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Host, The Dr. Oz Show

The global pandemic transformed the way we work, play and learn overnight. It also provided an opportunity for people everywhere to reevaluate their priorities. For some that meant spending more time with their families. For others that meant picking up old hobbies, learning a new language or binge watching their favorite shows. This roundtable discussion will focus on the lessons learned from the pandemic that are improving our lives.


4:10 – 4:30 pm

The Future of Broadband


  • Dexter Goei, CEO, Altice USA 
  • Craig Moffett, Partner & Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson Research
  • Brad Smith, President, Microsoft

Broadband has never been more critical than it has been in 2020. From staying connected to family and friends to working remotely to distance learning and telemedicine, access to a reliable and fast network has become an essential need. In a crisis, focusing on priorities with a growth mindset to meet business and consumer demands has been a driving force. What does the future of broadband hold?


4:30 – 5:00 pm

From Podcast to Screen: Cross-Platform Storytelling Takes Center Stage


  • Peter Chernin, Founder & CEO, Chernin Entertainment
  • Dawn Ostroff, Chief Content & Advertising Business Officer, Spotify
  • Todd Spangler, New York Digital Editor, Variety

The explosion of podcasting has become a powerful source of inspiration across all mediums: music, film, television and digital. This growth has attracted the world’s most talented creators and made podcasts a premiere destination for original storytelling. Spotify Chief Content & Advertising Business Officer Dawn Ostroff and Chernin Entertainment Founder & CEO Peter Chernin discuss this new era as well as what their new partnership means for storytelling.


5:00 – 5:35 pm

The Power of Brand Purpose


  • Brad Hiranaga, Chief Brand Officer, North America, General Mills 
  • Michael E. Kassan, Founder, Chairman & CEO, MediaLink  
  • Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President Healthcare, Mastercard  
  • Dara Treseder, SVP, Head of Global Marketing and Communications, Peloton
  • Kevin Warren, CMO, UPS

In a year marked by turmoil, a brand’s purpose has become newly relevant, equally as important to the consumer as well as business partners across industries. How can brands focus their energies on doing well by doing good, bringing more joy and opportunity to their customers while delivering even greater value? This panel of leading marketers will discuss the importance of brand purpose in the new advertising landscape.


5:35 – 6:00 pm

Paradigm Shifts in Interactive Entertainment


  • Seth Schiesel, Contributing Editor, Protocol
  • Strauss Zelnick, Chairman & CEO, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

While traditional forms of entertainment have faced challenges navigating a global pandemic, the billion-dollar gaming industry has leveraged its technology-based DNA to deliver entertainment experiences to homebound consumers whenever they want and on whichever screen they desire. Beyond the games themselves, the interactive entertainment industry has fostered global communities of millions of players who use games to stay connected with family, friends and even strangers around the world. What are the industry trends and what is the future for gaming and interactive entertainment?


6:00 – 6:05 pm

Closing Remarks Day One


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


6:10 – 6:40 pm

Virtual Networking: Tech for Good


  • Jason Kelley, GM, IBM Blockchain Services
  • Guille Miranda, VP & Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, IBM

IBM partners globally to help communities take on challenges big and small through the power of innovation, resources, and people collaborating on initiatives around the world - from education to health and more. In this roundtable discussion moderated by IBM Blockchain Services, General Manager Jason Kelley, and hosted by Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at IBM, Guille Miranda, we'll engage our media community to share their inspiration and stories on how technology continues to make a positive impact across society.


Wednesday, November 11, 2020


9:55 – 10:00 am

Opening Remarks


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


10:00 – 10:35 am

A Global View of TMT Now and Post-Pandemic


  • Mike Fries, CEO & Vice Chairman, Liberty Global 
  • John C. Malone, Chairman, Liberty Media and Liberty Global

Few have as broad a portfolio or as deep an understanding of the global TMT sector as Dr. John Malone. With interests in content, cable, mobile, live entertainment, sports, and online retail, he is navigating all of the key technology, economic and market factors impacting our industries today, and thinking through how they might evolve in the future. Mike Fries is a 30-year industry veteran and CEO of Liberty Global, the largest converged operator outside the U.S. with over 90 million fixed and mobile subs in Europe and in the recently spun-off Liberty Latin America. He will lead a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Malone that explores global media and technology trends, the political and economic landscape and long-term winners and losers as we emerge from the pandemic.


10:35 – 11:00 am

Combatting Global Threats: What Everyone Needs to Know From INTERPOL


  • David Sanger, National Security Correspondent & Senior Writer, The New York Times
  • Jürgen Stock, Secretary General, INTERPOL

As more and more of our personal and financial data migrates online, the risk of cybercrime has increased exponentially. From ransomware attacks to ensuring data security, INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock shares his thoughts on the biggest global security challenges that companies and individuals face today.


11:00 - 11:25 am

Engaging the Next Generation


  • Simone Boyce, Correspondent, NBC News NOW
  • Nancy Dubuc, CEO, VICE Media Group
  • Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4

How can we maintain relevancy and innovate in this new world? How can we reflect the world for young people today? Nancy Dubuc, CEO of VICE Media Group and Alex Mahon, CEO of Channel 4 sit down for a fireside chat to look at the challenges impacting the modern broadcasting and media space.


11:25 am – 12:00 pm

A Powerhouse with Global Reach


  • Andrew Ross Sorkin, Columnist, The New York Times; Co-Anchor, CNBC’s Squawk Box
  • David Zaslav, President & CEO, Discovery, Inc.

David Zaslav will share insights about Discovery's strategic transformation into a global IP company as one of the world's leaders in real-life entertainment, with massive international reach and local content ownership in more than 200 markets. With other industry players and SVOD services focused on scripted content, Discovery leads the way in the unscripted space, and popular verticals with universal consumer appeal. The company's low-cost, nimble production model, which enabled a range of innovations during the COVID lockdowns, differentiates its strategy, drives its brand portfolio and establishes the foundation for its global DTC ambitions.


12:00 pm – 12:25 pm

Building What Matters to Gen Z: A Roundtable Discussion


  • Kenny Mitchell, CMO, Snap Inc.
  • Gary Vaynerchuk, Chairman, VaynerX; CEO, VaynerMedia

Gen Z is driving epic changes in the world, from privacy expectations to mobile content to e-commerce acceleration. Their values and expectations of brands are unique. What does it look like for a social platform to be built for them? This engaging roundtable, hosted by Kenny Mitchell, CMO of Snap, and moderated by Gary Vaynerchuk will focus on what matters to Gen Z and how businesses can meaningfully engage them.


1:10 – 1:35 pm


Navigating Disruption and Change in the Ad Industry


  • Kirk McDonald, CEO, North America, GroupM 
  • Mark Read, CEO, WPP 

In the face of the global pandemic the advertising industry has had to pivot quickly and redefine strategies. Sensitivity to consumer messaging alongside differentiation have become the keys to success. How has the advertising industry pivoted to navigate disruption and will these changes be permanent?

1:35 - 2:00 pm

The Road to Recovery for the Media Business and the Broader Economy


  • Raymond J. McGuire, Former Vice Chairman, Citigroup; Former Chairman, Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory, Citigroup
  • Faiza J. Saeed, Presiding Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

COVID-19 accelerated the disruption that media companies were already facing and the crisis raised a number of unique challenges for the industry in particular. Despite that or perhaps as a result of it, the industry also has the ability to uniquely adapt, lifted by the growing demand for entertainment, information and community. On the road to recovery, what and where are the revenue opportunities and how does the media business re-shape itself to survive and ultimately thrive within the broader economy?


2:00 – 2:35 pm

The Business Case for Stakeholder Capitalism


  • Frank Cooper III, Senior Managing Director, Global Chief Marketing Officer, BlackRock
  • Todd Jacobson, SVP, Social Responsibility, NBA
  • Edward Skyler, EVP, Global Public Affairs, Citi
  • Gillian Tett, Chair of Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times

From finance to media to technology, corporations are increasingly embracing a business model that recognizes all stakeholders: customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and shareholders. This panel of business leaders from across sectors will discuss how this philosophy is transforming the way businesses can build lasting value for society, the economy and communities.


2:35 – 3:00 pm

How does Technology Solve the Big Issues?


  • Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business
  • Edmund Lee, Corporate Media Reporter, The New York Times
  • Yara Shahidi, Actress, Producer & Change Agent

When it comes to the digital world, access is only the beginning. While socio-economic disparities have been amplified by the growing digital divide, companies like Verizon are investing in technology that promises to build a future of inclusion. By supporting digital inclusion initiatives, organizations enable individuals and communities to develop the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the digital age. How can access to connectivity and 5G technology help bridge the gap and provide better opportunity, remote learning and healthcare?


3:00 – 3:35 pm

The Future of the Brand-Consumer Relationship is Personalization at Scale


  • David Eun, President, Samsung NEXT; Chief Innovation Officer, Samsung Electronics  
  • Tammy Wincup, President, Protocol
  • Steven Wolfe Pereira, Founder & CEO, Encantos

More diverse, empowered, and expressive than ever before, consumers have a new mindset shaping what drives their loyalty to a brand. As a result, both established and emerging brands have to work harder than ever before to capture that loyalty. In this session you’ll hear how leaders at the cross section of media and technology are building companies and platforms with the modern consumer at their core.


3:35 – 4:00 pm

Diversity and Inclusion at the Top


  • Debra Langford, Executive Director, Business Development, Advancing Black Pathways, JPMorgan Chase & Co. ​
  • Debra L. Lee, CEO, Leading Women Defined Inc.

It is widely understood that having diversity and inclusion at the top is critical if an organization wants to reflect society and foster a culture of inclusion. At a time when inequality and inequity are recognized as systemic issues, how do companies identify the challenges and seize the opportunities to affect meaningful change?


4:00 – 4:15 pm

5 Commitments to Create and Sustain a Healthy Media Ecosystem


  • Tina Wilson, EVP, Media Analytics & Marketing Effectiveness in the US, Nielsen

A healthy media ecosystem is inclusive, accessible and trusted. What can global leaders do to create and sustain a flourishing media environment?


4:15 – 4:50 pm

Entertaining The World


  • Bela Bajaria, VP of Global TV, Netflix
  • Mindy Kaling, Co-Creator, Never Have I Ever
  • Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO & Chief Content Officer, Netflix

In this fireside chat, Co-CEO Ted Sarandos sits down with newly named VP of Global TV Bela Bajaria to talk about her new role, her global vision for the future for Netflix series and her creative partnership with Mindy Kaling on the hit Netflix series Never Have I Ever.


4:50 - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks


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


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