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With technological change disrupting the media industries, the Media and Technology Program provides the knowledge and flexibility to effectively navigate the path to success.

We achieve this by bringing together three communities (academic, business and student communities) in a set of interconnected programs and events.

Media and Technology Forum

Acting as a dynamic bridge between industry and the Columbia Business School community, the Media and Technology Forum is an invitation-only group formed in 1995 to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices among senior-level executives and investors in the industry and thought leaders from relevant academic disciplines. In addition to occasional breakfasts and lunches, an annual Forum meeting is held each spring to foster high-level discussions of economic and business trends that are of particular strategic significance to the sector. Current Forum members are listed below. 

AMC Networks
Charlie Collier '98, President & General Mgr, AMC
Sean S. Sullivan '98, EVP & CFO

Apprise Media
Charles McCurdy '83, Chairman & CEO

The Associated Press
Gary Pruitt, President & CEO

Atlantic Media Company
David Bradley, Chairman & Owner

Bloomberg L.P.
Matt Winkler, Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Gregg G. Seigert, Vice Chairman & CFO

Cambridge Information Group
Andrew Snyder, CEO

CBS Corporation
Joseph Ianniello ‘96, EVP & CFO

Cengage Learning
Michael Hansen '89, CEO

Dice Holdings
Michael Durney, President & CEO

Michael White, Chairman, Pres, & CEO

John Skipper, President, ESPN &
Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks

Fried Films
Robert Fried '83, President, Fried Films & CEO, Ideation Acquistion Corp

General Atlantic
Anton Levy '03, Managing Director

GoldenTree Asset Management
Steve Shapiro, Founding Partner &
Sr Portfolio Manager

Tim Reis, Head of Performance
Solutions Activation

Hearst Corporation
James Asher, SVP & Chief Legal and
Development Officer

Alexander Navab, Head of Media & Communications Industry Team
and Co-Head of North American
Private Equity Business

Richard Sarnoff, Managing Director & Head of the Media & Communications Industry Group

McGraw-Hill Education
David Levin, President & CEO

McGraw Hill Financial
Jack Callahan, EVP & CFO

Graham Holdings Company
Ann McDaniel, Consultant


Moody's Corporation
Raymond McDaniel, President & CEO

NBC Universal
Adam L. Miller, Executive Vice President

News Corporation
Brian Murray '95, President & CEO, Harper Collins Publishers Worldwide

New York Times
Michael Golden, Vice Chairman

The Nielsen Company
Lynda Clarizio, President, US Media

Pearson plc
Philip Hoffman, EVP

Playboy Enterprises Inc.
Scott Flanders, CEO

Reed Elsevier
Youngsuk Chi '84, Chairman, Elsevier Management Committee

RSE Ventures
Arne Rees, COO

Jared Grusd ‘06, Head of Corporate Development & General Counsel

Thomson Reuters
David Shaw '95, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Global Growth Operations

Thorndale Farm, LLC
Oakleigh Thorne '86, Chairman

Time Inc.
Lawrence Jacobs, EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Norman Pearlstine, EVP & Chief Content Officer

Time Warner
James Burston '94, SVP

Time Warner Cable
Christian Lee '07, VP Investments

Tom Rogers, President & CEO

Tribune Company
Peter Liguori, President & CEO

United Business Media
Ninan Chacko, CEO, PR Newswire

Robert Bakish '89, President & CEO, Viacom International Media Networks

Warburg Pincus
Mark Colodny, Managing Director

Wolters Kluwer
Andres Sadler, CEO, Global Business Services

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO



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