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The Paley Center for Media Unveils International Council Summit Lineup of Speakers Summit November 21-22, 2013 In NYC Will Feature Some of The Biggest Names in Media and Tech.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2013 — The Paley Center for Media unveiled today the list of confirmed speakers for its International Council Summit (IC2013) scheduled for November 21-22 in New York and announced that the event will be keynoted by 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 increasing volume and detail of information, the rise of multimedia, social media, and mobile ubiquity will fuel this growth in data for the foreseeable future. IC2013 will examine how this growth affects the creative process, disrupts the media industry, and looks at the long-term impact on the industry. 

“Depending on your perspective, ‘Big Data’ can mean a goldmine of consumer information, a violation of our privacy, or just the latest buzzword batted around at industry conferences,” said Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “Wherever you stand on 'Big Data,' we know the proliferation and collection of data are changing the way we do business; specifically in the media and technology business sector.  This year’s Paley Center International Council Summit will convene a lineup of top industry executives, thought-leaders, innovators, and disruptors who will debate, analyze, and contextualize how data impacts everything from creativity and measurement to regulation and investment.”

The Paley Center’s International Council will convene top executives from the world’s most dynamic and influential media and technology companies who will examine, reconstruct, and reinvent media in the age of big data. This year’s Summit features prominent representatives from a variety of industries, including Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google; Bruno Wu, Chairman and CEO, Seven Stars Media; Chris Hughes, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The New Republic; Hans Rosling, Cofounder & Chairman, The Gapminder Foundation; John Skipper, CoChairman, Disney Media Networks Group and President, ESPN; Ynon Kreiz, Executive Chairman, Maker Studios; Nancy Tellem, President, Entertainment and Digital Media, Microsoft; Deb Roy, Chief Media Scientist, Twitter; Julie Brill, Commissioner, FTC; Jonah Peretti, Cofounder and CEO, BuzzFeed; Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India; Oliver Luckett, Founder and CEO, theAudience; Tom Doctoroff, CEO, APAC, JWT; Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence, Accel Partners; and Ronnie Screwvala, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company India.  The Paley Center’s International Council Advisory Board includes Nikesh Arora, Google; Andy Bird, Chairman, Disney International; Aryeh B. Bourkoff, LionTree Advisors LLC; James Murdoch, News Corporation; Rob Norman, GroupM; Norman Pearlstine, Bloomberg; Jeffrey Schlesinger, Warner Bros.; Mark Thompson, The New York Times Co.; and Annie Wegelius, Sveriges Television.

Online viewers can watch the sessions via live video streaming at and follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #PaleyIC.

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About The Paley Center for Media
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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