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The Paley Center for Media Unveils International Council Summit Agenda and Additional Speakers Nate Silver and AOL’s Tim Armstrong

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

NEW YORK, October 30, 2013 — TThe Paley Center for Media unveiled today the agenda for its International Council Summit (IC2013) scheduled for November 21-22 in New York and additional speakers Nate Silver and Tim Armstrong, who will join the lineup of previously announced participants including Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.  Under the theme The Data Overthrow, IC2013 will explore and debate the new business, advertising, and distribution models in this age of unprecedented access to information about consumers and the way they interact with content.  The International Council Summit will mark the first time ESPN’s John Skipper and Nate Silver, statistician, author, and founder of the blog FiveThirtyEight, will engage in a public discussion since ESPN announced their partnership.

The agenda for IC2013 is as follows:

DAY ONE: November 21, 2013

WELCOME from Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Chairman, and Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media

OPENING KEYNOTE: The Data Overthrow   
Presentation by Hans Rosling, Cofounder and Chairman, The Gapminder Foundation

Overview from Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor, The Economist; Coauthor, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Studios of the Future  
Ynon Kreiz, Executive Chairman, Maker Studios
Nancy Tellem, President, Entertainment and Digital Media, Microsoft
Ronnie Screwvala, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company India
Rich Greenfield, Managing Director, Media and Technology Analyst, BTIG (Moderator)

PRESENTATION: Rick Smolan, Author, The Human Face of Big Data   

Strength in Numbers
John Skipper, President, ESPN, Inc.; Cochairman of Disney Media Networks
Nate Silver, Statistician, Author, and Founder, ESPN's FiveThirtyEight blog

Gaming and the Feedback Loop
Torfi Frans Olafsson, Creative Director, EVE Online; Head of Marketing, Arion
Elísabet Grétarsdóttir, Founding Creative Director, EVE Online
Tommy Palm, “Games Guru,”
Ola Ahlvarsson, Chairman, Result (Moderator)

PRESENTATION: Sree Sreenivasan, CDO, Metropolitan Museum  

Keynote Session
A conversation with Chris Hughes, Publisher and Editor in Chief, The New Republic

PRESENTATION: Kris Hammond, Chief Technology Officer, Narrative Science

The News Algorithm
Jonah Peretti, Cofounder and CEO, BuzzFeed
Megan Liberman, Editor in Chief, Yahoo! News
Janine Gibson, Editor in Chief, The Guardian US
Emily Bell, Director, Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School (Moderator)

PRESENTATION: Mark Hansen, Director, David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation

The TransAtlantic Tussle
Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
John Enser, Partner, Olswang LLP

Scaling the World
Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India
Demian Bellumio, COO, Senzari

Drinking from the Firehose   
Deb Roy, Chief Media Scientist, Twitter
Oliver Luckett, Founder and CEO, theAudience

Data as the New Currency  
Steve Hasker, President, Global Product Leadership, Nielsen
Rob Norman, CDO, GroupM Global
Rich Greenfield, Managing Director, Media and Technology Analyst, BTIG (Moderator)

Keynote Session
A conversation with Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL and Andrew Ross Sorkin, Author, Anchor, “Squawk Box,” CNBC


DAY TWO: November 22, 2013

WELCOME from Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Chairman, and Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media

A Global Entertainment Model
Bruno Wu, Founder, Cochairman, and Co-CEO, BT Capital Group
Aryeh Bourkoff, Cofounder and CEO, LionTree (Moderator)

, CEO, SocialVibe

The New Advertising Game
Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO, Translation
Amy Webb, CEO, Webbmedia Group (Moderator)


The Money Algorithm
Hany Nada, Partner, GGV Capital
Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence, Accel Partners
Scott Kurnit, Founder and CEO, (Moderator)

PRESENTATION: Duncan McCall, CEO and Cofounder, PlaceIQ

Data and the Mobile World
Colson Hillier, Vice President, Precision Marketing, Verizon Wireless
Chris Weasler, Director of Global Connectivity, Facebook
Pelle Tornberg, Advisor, Ericsson (Moderator)

PRESENTATION: Nathan Eagle, Cofounder and CEO, Jana

Keynote Session
A Conversation with Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google
Closing Overview
Andy Bird, Chairman, Walt Disney International
Janet Goldsmith, Advisor, The Paley Center for Media
Geoffrey K. Sands, Director, Media & Entertainment, McKinsey & Co.


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About The Paley Center for Media's International Council
Created in 1995, the International Council brings together the chief executives of the world's most important media companies. The role of the Council is to advance the exchange of ideas among these leaders in global media, entertainment, and communications, and to foster a community among them. This is accomplished through both informal and organized discussions on a wide range of critical issues that will define the media and its role in society for generations to come. Past meetings have been held in Rome, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, London, Vienna, Beijing, Cape Town, Montréal, Istanbul, New Delhi, Bangalore, California's Silicon Valley, and New York. For more information, please visit

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The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation's foremost public archive of television, radio, and internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

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