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. 

A+E Networks
Digger Granville-Smith, EVP & CFO

Advance Publications Inc.
Janine McGrath Shelffo '95, Chief Strategy & Development Officer

Brian T. Olsavsky, SVP and CFO

Howard Hochhauser '04, CFO and COO

The Associated Press
Gary Pruitt, President & CEO

Atlantic Media Company
David Bradley, Chairman

Steve McGaw, SVP, Corporate Strategy & Development

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

Cambridge Information Group
Andrew Snyder, CEO and Vice Chairman, Clarivate

Cengage Learning
Michael Hansen '89, CEO

Charter Communications
David Ellen, Senior Executive Vice President

Timothy Crowhurst, SVP of Corporate Development

Bob Eatroff '93, EVP Global Corporate Development & Strategy
Maggie Suniewick '06, President, Digital Enterprises, NBCUniversal

Creative Artists Agency
James Burtson '94, President

DHI Group
Art Zeile, President and CEO

Tom Cullen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Emerson Collective
Peter Lattman, Managing Director, Media

Engine Gaming & Media
Tom Rogers, Executive Chairman

Kruti Patel Goyal, Chief Product Officer 

Lanny Baker, CFO

Charlie Collier '98, CEO of Entertainment

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

General Atlantic
Anton Levy '03, Managing Director

*Oakleigh Thorne '86,  President and CEO

Stephanie Redish Hofmann, Managing Director

Graham Holdings Company
Jake Maas, SVP, Planning & Development

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

Charles McCurdy '83, CEO, Global Exhibitions

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

Liberty Global
*Mike Fries '88, CEO
Bob Leighton '89, SVP Programming

Major League Soccer
Charles Altchek '14, SVP, Commissioner's Office

Moody's Corporation
Mark Kaye, CFO
David Platt, Chief Strategy Officer 

MSG Networks
Gregg G. Seibert, Vice Chairman

MSG Sports
Andrew Lustgarten '07, President and Chief Executive Officer

The New York Times
William Bardeen '04, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

News Corporation
Brian Murray '95, President & CEO, Harper Collins Publishers Worldwide
Andrew Cramer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance 

Gordon Crovitz, Co-founder

*Robert Bakish '89, President & CEO, Paramount Global

PLBY Group
Lance Barton '06, CFO

Youngsuk Chi '84, Director of Corporate Affairs and Asia Strategy

Kent Collier, Founder and CEO

Screenvision Media
John Partilla '07, CEO

Sean S. Sullivan '98, CFO

Snap Inc.
Jared Grusd '06, Chief Strategy Officer

Eddie Lazarus, Chief Legal Officer

Charles Stewart, CEO

Spark Capital
Jeremy Philips, Founder and General Partner

Sheila Spence, Vice President, Corporate Development

*Daniel Xu, Chief Information Officer
Ben Feder, President, International Partnerships (North America), Tencent Games

Townsquare Media
Steven Price, Executive Chairman of the Board

David Shaw, Managing Director

Chris Bartlett, SVP of Corporate Development and Head of Verizon Ventures

Warburg Pincus
Mark Colodny, Managing Director,  Co-head of U.S. Private Equity and Head of Technology

Warner Bros. Discovery 
Bruce Campbell, Chief Revenue & Strategy Officer​​
Sharon Rowlands, President & CEO

Wolters Kluwer
Andres Sadler, CEO, Global Business Services
Maria Montenegro '17, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

Lance Maerov ‘94, Executive Vice President

*Member of the Board of Overseers