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Leadership Forums bring you face to face with C-Suite executives from world-leading companies and innovative entrepreneurs who are helping to redefine the media landscape. You will meet and have one-to-one conversations with industry leaders.
Forums comprise HQ visits and tours, executive presentations, question-and-answer sessions and interviews. You will have the opportunity to interact with major industry players in New York, Los Angeles and Barcelona coming from a variety of segments.
These dialogs and conversations give you the inside track on the management challenges, victories, strategies and vision of some of the biggest names in the space.
Frank A. Bennack Jr., Executive Vice Chairman of Hearst Corporation
Chief Executive Officer of Hearst Corporation, one of the world's largest media conglomerates and owner of well-known brands that include Good Housekeeping; Cosmopolitan; Country Living; O, The Oprah Magazine; Esquire; Marie Claire; Seventeen and SmartMoney. He is also presently vice chairman of the Hearst Board of Directors and chairman of the Corporation's Executive Committee.
Steve Capus, Executive Producer of CBS Evening News and Executive Editor of CBS News
Steve Capus is Executive in Residence at IESE Business School. Prior to joining IESE, Capus served for nearly eight years as the President of NBC News. He is the No. 1 News Division executive and is responsible for all aspects of America's highest-rated and most-watched network News division, as well as MSNBC and NBC News Channel. He sits on the Board of MSNBC.com, The Weather Channel, The Freedom Forum and Newseum.
Juan Luis Cebrián, Executive Chairman of PRISA, Editor-in-Chief of El País and Board Member of Le Monde
Juan Luis Cebrián is a journalist and author, is the CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Media Group Prisa, as well as Vice President of Prisa TV and Chairman of the daily newspaper El País. Prisa is the largest group in education, communication, media and entertainment fields in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking worlds.
Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo, Inc.
Tom Rogers is President and Chief Executive Officer of TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), a creator and leader in advanced television services and digital video recorders. Tom brings to TiVo a distinctive blend of operational leadership and corporate strategy experience across multiple facets of the industry.
Larry Kurzweil has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Studios Hollywood theme park since 1999 with responsibilities for the oversight of all businesses within Universal Studios Hollywood, including the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex and the Universal Cinemas.
Lauren Zalaznick has spent her entire career in media from her start as an independent feature film producer to her current role as Chairman, NBC Universal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media, where she oversees Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, Style, mun2, Sprout and Telemundo.
Scott Kurnit founded AdKeeper in 2010, with a mission to enable consumers to engage with advertising on their own time and terms, while improving their overall Internet experience. Scott also founded and served as chairman and CEO of About, Inc. as it grew to a public market value of $1.7 billion and was the 5th largest of all Web properties.
Katherine L. Oliver, Principal, Media and Tech Strategies of Bloomberg Associates; Former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
Katherine Oliver is the commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, which consists of the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; NYC Media; and NYC Digital. She was appointed Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting on August 1, 2002, and has been the President of NYC Media since April 2009.
Alan Patricof, Founder and Managing Director of Greycroft LLC; Founder of Apax Partners
Alan Patricof is the founder and managing director of Greycroft LLC. A longtime innovator and advocate for venture capital, Alan entered the industry in its formative days with the creation of Patricof & Co. Ventures Inc., a predecessor to Apax Partners - today, one of the world's leading private equity firms with $35 billion under management.
Peter Benedek is a co-founder, partner and board member of United Talent Agency, one of the world's leading talent and literary agencies. As a primary architect of UTA's formation and growth, Benedek has presided over the agency's rapid expansion from industry upstart in 1991 to one of today's premier global talent and literary agencies, with a reputation for creating unsurpassed creative opportunities for artists.