New Media & Entertainment Summit, NYC, Oct. 26-27

I’ll be speaking at Oxford & York’s upcoming New Media & Entertainment Summit, New York, October 26-27, in association with Oxford University. I hope to see you there!

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Media, Communications & Technology Summit
New York City
The Union League Club of New York
38 East 37th Street
October 26-27, 2005.

The summit will commence with an early evening registration followed by a reception and keynote address. Please join us and a select group of senior executives from the communications, media, entertainment, and financial services sectors in a thoughtful dialogue on the forces affecting our most influential and competitive companies. To paraphrase the New York Times, the ruling media elite is quickly adapting the methodology and technology of the insurgency, attempting to co-opt something that was meant to tip them over. So far, the new technologies have been very sexy, but how will they become very profitable?

Our summit will explore the great hidden tech boom, how new media is transforming old media, revenue maximization for media and entertainment companies, improving the value of publishing businesses, media piracy, the hidden value of internal audit in addressing key business risks, how some telecommunication companies are leapfrogging competitors, how to promote the entrepreneurial spirit within large companies, and the state of technology and social change. Please visit for additional program and registration details.

To highlight just a few speakers:

+ Chris Ahearn, President, Reuters Media

+ Donald A. Baer, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development, and Head of New Media, Discovery Communications

+ Denmark West, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, MTV, Inc.

+ John Nendick, Americas Media & Entertainment Sector Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

+ Thomas Harrison, Chairman & CEO, Diversified Agency Services Group, and Author, INSTINCT

+ Jonathan Goodwin, Co-founder & CEO, LongAcre Partners

+ Jay Rosen, Author, PressThink, and former Chair, School of Journalism, New York University

+ David Teten, CEO, Nitron Advisors, and Co-Author, The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online

+ Sandy Pentland, Toshiba Professor of Media Arts & Sciences, MIT, The Media Laboratory

+ Robin Johnson, President of The Financial Times, Americas

+ Scott H. Frewing, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

+ Cary Sherman, President and General Counsel, Recording Industry Association of America

+ Evan Williams, Co-founder and former CEO, Pyra Labs, the creators of Blogger, and Founder, Odeo

+ Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business, Sony BMG Music

+ Paul Maidment, Editor,

+ Jeremy Zawodny, Chief Technical, Yahoo! Inc., and Author, High Performance MySQL

+ Thomas V. Ryan, Senior Vice President, Mobile & Digital Development, EMI Music

+ Anthony Hopwood, Peter Moores Dean, The Said Business School, Oxford University

Take the plunge and join us and our friends from Ernst & Young LLP, Yahoo! Search, the Financial Times, Forbes, and The Said Business School, Oxford University, at this forward-thinking conference.