Leslie Moonves (Chairman, CBS) keynotes at the 2004 Event

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From top left: A packed house at NYU; Participants network during a break; Conference Co-Chair Ned
Sherman (Digital Media Wire), Starz Chairman Robert Clasen, IBM's Saul Berman and Conference Co-
Chair Al Lieberman (NYU); MTV's Denmark West engages with the moderator during a light moment.

2006 SPEAKERS
BIOS

DAVID POLTRACK
Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation President, CBS VISION
ROBERT B. CLASEN
Chairman and CEO
Starz LLC
TOM RUTLEDGE
Chief Operating Officer
Cablevision Systems Corporation
ALBERT CHENG
Executive Vice President, Digital Media
Disney-ABC Television Group
JOHN ROSE
Director, Global Convergence Initiative
Boston Consulting Group
SAUL BERMAN
Partner, Media & Entertainment
IBM Business Consulting
STEVE JACOBS
VP, Broadband Alliances
Sony Corporation of America
JEAN-BRIAC (JB) PERRETTE
SVP, New Media / Chief Financial Officer
NBC Universal Cable
MARTIN YUDKOVITZ
SVP, Corporate Strategy & Business Dev.
The Walt Disney Company
MAX ROBINS
Editor-in-Chief
Broadcasting & Cable
 
DAVID DEL BECCARO
President, CEO & Founder
Music Choice
DAVE THOMAS
SVP, Strategic Planning & Business Dev.
Nielsen Media Research
LYDIA LOIZIDES
VP, Technology & Media Experience
Interpublic Media
SHELLY PALMER
Chairman
EMMY Advanced Media Committee
ROBERT RIESENBERG
President & CEO, Full Circle Entertainment
(an Omnicom Media Group company)
DAVID D. OXENFORD
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
STEVEN STARR
CEO
Revver
ANDREW NACHISON
Co-Founder & Executive Director
iFOCOS

BIJAN SABET
General Partner
Spark Capital
SIMON APPLEBAUM
Contributing Editor
Cable World/Cable360.net

GARY PRICE
Partner
TAG Strategic
JOSEPH LASZLO
Research Director Broadband Media
Jupiter Research

BARRY FREY
SVP
Cablevision Advanced Platforms
JASON RUBINSTEIN
Senior Director, Entertainment
 Mobile Devices Business, Motorola

PERRY SOLOMON
Senior Director, Media Business Development FAST Search & Transfer
ERIC ALTERMAN
Chairman & CEO
KickApps

PAUL GLUCKMAN
Managing Editor
Consumer Electronics Daily
ADAM SHAW
SVP, Distribution, Sales & Marketing
NFL Network

ELLEN AGRESS
SVP / Deputy General Counsel
News Corporation
JULIE KEARNEY
Senior Director & Regulatory Counsel Consumer Electronics Association

MIKE FIDLER
CEO
Digeo
DR. KEN MORSE
VP, Client Architecture
Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company

DANIEL TIBBETS
EVP, Studios
GoTV Networks
JEFFREY A. GREENBAUM
Partner
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

PETER KERCKHOFF
SVP, Content & Portal
Deutsche Telekom/T-Online
YUANZHE (MICHAEL) CAI
Director, Broadband & Gaming
Parks Associates

ERIC BADER
SVP, Director of Digital Connections
MediaVest USA
MARK ROWLAND
Partner
IBB Consulting Group

DENMARK WEST
EVP of Strategy & Business Development
MTV Networks
MARSHA MACBRIDE
EVP, Legal & Regulatory Affairs
NAB

ERIC SHEPCARO
SVP, Business Development
AT&T
Pankaj Malviya
CEO
Relationals, Inc.

more speakers to be announced...

EVENT CO-CHAIRS

AL LIEBERMAN
Executive Director, EMT Program
NYU Stern School of Business
NED SHERMAN
CEO & Publisher
Digital Media Wire

 

OVERVIEW
Future of Television is a 2-day executive conference presented by NYU's Stern School of Business, Digital Media Wire and the Consumer Electronics Association. An annual conference, this year's event will be held on November 8-9, 2007 at NYU's Stern School of Business (Schimmel Auditorium) and brings together decision-makers from cable and broadcast networks, cable and satellite operators, high-tech and advertising to focus on the future of television.

Over 1,200 senior executives have attended the event over the past three years. Speakers have included some of the most powerful players in television from Leslie Moonves (Co-President & Co-Chief Operating Officer, Viacom Inc. / Chairman, CBS) to Mark Cuban (Chairman, HDNet / Owner, Dallas Mavericks) to Jack Abernethy (Chief Executive Officer, Fox Television Stations) to Lord David Currie, Chairman, Office of Communications (OFCOM), the chief regulator for the United Kingdom's (U.K.'s) communications industries. This is a "must attend" event for decision-makers from cable and broadcast networks, cable and satellite operators, high-tech and advertising.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The program consists of 4 industry leadership keynotes and 6 discussion panels on timely topics focused on the industry's future.

SPONSORSHIPS AND INFORMATION
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November
8-9, 2007

 

2006 AGENDA
Day 1 (Thursday, November 16):

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Exhibitor Set-up
 

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Attendee Registration

2:00PM - 2:15PM
Welcome & Introductions from the Conference Co-Chairs
Al Lieberman,
Executive Director, EMT Program, NYU Stern School of Business
Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher,
Digital Media Wire
 

2:15PM - 3:15PM
A View from the Top:
The Outlook for Digital Media & the Television Industry
This panel of top television and digital media industry executives will discuss the increasing importance digital media for the television industry. Topics include viewer trends; programming for non-traditional platforms including VOD, HD; IPTV, broadband and mobile; the future of advertising; the democratization of video production resulting from broadband penetration and falling operational costs; and new business models. What are the challenges and opportunities for the industry to build new revenue streams from digital media platforms?

PANELISTS
David Del Beccaro, President, CEO & Founder,
Music Choice
Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette, SVP, New Media / Chief Financial Officer, NBC Universal Cable

Albert Cheng, EVP,
Digital Media, Disney-ABC Television Group
Lydia Loizides, VP, Technology & Media Experience, Interpublic Media
David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer,
CBS Corporation / President, CBS VISION
Moderator: Max Robins, Editor-in-Chief, Broadcasting & Cable
 

3:15PM – 3:45PM
NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
 
3:45PM - 5:00PM
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

3:45PM - 4:15PM
Robert B. Clasen, Chairman and CEO, Starz LLC

4:30PM - 5:00PM
Saul Berman, Partner, Media & Entertainment, IBM Business Consulting
 
 
5:30PM - 6:30PM
RECEPTION
The Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place

7
:00PM - 9:30PM
VIP/SPEAKERS DINNER (invite only)
 

DAY 2 (Friday, November 17):
Morning Sessions

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
Sponsored by:

 

9:00AM - 9:15AM
Welcome & Introductions from the Conference Co-Chairs
Al Lieberman,
Executive Director, EMT Program, NYU Stern School of Business
Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire

9:15AM - 10:00AM
KEYNOTE
Tom Rutledge, Chief Operating Officer, Cablevision Systems Corporation
 

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Panel 1: New Television Technologies & the Battle for the Digital Consumer
This panel will discuss  television technologies, including digital television, HDTV, set-top boxes, digital video recorders (DVRs), video on demand (VOD), wireless devices, broadband video and Internet TV on the future of television. How are consumers responding to the introduction of these new technologies?  What are the opportunities and challenges for broadcasters and cable companies in introducing new technologies? Which technologies and services will have the greatest impact on the future of television?

PANELISTS
Brian Cooley, Editor at Large, CNET.com, CNET Networks, Inc.
Steve Jacobs, VP, Broadband Alliances, Sony Corporation of America
Dr. Ken Morse, VP, Client Architecture, Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company
Mike Fidler, Chief Executive Officer, Digeo
Perry Solomon, Senior Director, Media Business Development, FAST Search & Transfer
Moderator: Shelly Palmer, Chairman, EMMY Advanced Media Committee

 

11:00AM - 11:30AM
REFRESHMENT/NETWORKING BREAK
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11:30AM – 12:30PM
Panel 2
The Future of Television Advertising
This panel of experts will discuss a number of hot button issues with respect to the future of television advertising, including new methods for tracking advertising viewership; the future of the 30-second spot; the impact of digital video recorders (DVRs); improved methods for targeted advertising; branded entertainment; and the role of new interactive technologies in the future of the business.

PANELISTS
Barry Frey, SVP,
Cablevision Advanced Platforms
Robert Riesenberg, CEO,
Full Circle Entertainment (an Omnicom Media Group company)
Adam Shaw, SVP, Distribution, Sales & Marketing, NFL Network
Dave Thomas, SVP, Strategic Planning & Business Development,
Nielsen Media Research
Marty Yudkovitz, SVP, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, The Walt Disney Company
Moderator: Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Partner,
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

 
 
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Info Session - Classroom UC65
How to get consistent performance from your TV advertising sales team & increase advertiser retention.
This information session will discuss and demonstrate how television CEOs, VPs and general managers can standardize and streamline their sales process to reach and exceed revenue goals and retain advertisers consistently using a TV Advertiser Client Relationship Management (CRM) solution.


Presented by:
Pankaj Malviya, CEO,
Relationals, Inc.

 
 
12:30PM - 1:00PM
KEYNOTE
John Rose, Director, Global Convergence Initiative, Boston Consulting Group
 
 
1:00PM - 2:00PM
LUNCH
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Afternoon Sessions

2:00PM - 2:45PM
Panel 3
The Buzz about Consumer Generated Media: 
Can it be the Backbone of a Viable Business Model?

The success of social networking sites MySpace and YouTube has created a buzz about consumer generated media. Does the mass attraction to these sites represent a power shift from a traditional top-down model of corporate media to a bottom-up model focused on consumer generated content? How can traditional media businesses connect with this consumer mindset? Can content created by consumers be the backbone of a viable business model? This panel will discuss these questions and more.

PANELIST
S
Eric D. Alterman, CEO, KickApps
Andrew Nachison, Co-Founder & Executive Director, iFOCOS
Steven Starr, CEO, Revver
William Wohnoutka, VP, Business Development, Content Markets, Level 3 Communications
Moderator:
Simon Applebaum, Contributing Editor, Cable World/Cable360.net
 

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Panel 4
Mobile TV: The Next Frontier?
At last year's conference, we discussed the outlook for the potentially lucrative market for mobile video and television. This panel of experts will continue the discussion by taking up a number of issues with respect to the future of mobile TV. What business models are emerging for monetizing mobile video, including live feeds? How are consumers responding to mobile video offerings (e.g. programming and payment models)? What are the opportunities and challenges facing broadcasters and cable companies? How are telcos positioning themselves with respect to this market? What technology issues still exist? Is a robust market for mobile video the next frontier for the television industry?

PANELISTS
Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital
Mark Rowland, Partner, IBB Consulting Group
Jason Rubinstein, Senior Director, Mobile Video & Gaming Mobile Devices, Motorola
Daniel Tibbets, EVP, Studios, GoTV Networks
Moderator: Joseph Laszlo, Research Director, Broadband Media, Jupiter Research

 

 


3
:30 PM - 3:45 PM
REFRESHMENT/NETWORKING BREAK
 

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel 5
The FCC & the Television Industry

This panel of experts will discuss the hot button issues being addressed by the FCC. The discussion will cover a range of issues impacting television businesses, including cable industry pricing; digital television; media ownership; competition; spectrum, indecency and broadband deployment. The panel will consider how FCC rulings are likely to impact the future of the television industry.

PANELISTS
Ellen Agress, SVP / Deputy General Counsel, News Corporation
Julie Kearney, Senior Director & Regulatory Counsel, Consumer Electronics Association

David D. Oxenford, Partner,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Marsha MacBride, EVP, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, NAB
Moderator: Paul Gluckman, Managing Editor, Consumer Electronics Daily
 


4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Panel 6
It’s Not Ma Bell Anymore:
Global Interactive Networks & the Future of Television
This panel of senior interactive decision-makers from content, infrastructure and advertising discuss expectations and global opportunities for interactive networks and the continued accelerating move to IP / IPTV. 

PANELISTS
Eric Bader, SVP, Director of Digital Connections, MediaVest USA
Yuanzhe (Michael) Cai, Director, Broadband & Gaming, Parks Associates
Peter Kerckhoff, SVP, Content & Portal, Deutsche Telekom/T-Online
Eric Shepcaro, SVP, Business Development, AT&T
Denmark West, EVP of Strategy & Business Development, MTV Networks
Moderator: Gary Price, Partner, TAG Strategic

 

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