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

Altice USA
Jon Steinberg '03, President, Altice News and Advertising

Amazon
Brian T. Olsavsky, SVP and CFO

AMC Networks
Sean S. Sullivan '98, EVP & CFO

Ancestry
Howard Hochhauser '04, CFO and COO

The Associated Press
Gary Pruitt, President & CEO

Atlantic Media Company
David Bradley, Chairman

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


Bustle
Chris Altchek, EVP Corporate Development, Bustle Digital Group

Cambridge Information Group
Andrew Snyder, CEO

Cengage Learning
Michael Hansen '89, CEO

Charter Communications
David Ellen, Senior Executive Vice President

Cognizant
Timothy Crowhurst, SVP of Corporate Development
Jamie Menapace, Vice President

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

Creative Artists Agency
James Burtson '94, CFO

DHI Group
Art Zeile, President and CEO

Discovery Communications
Bruce Campbell, Chief Development, Distribution & Legal Officer

DISH
Tom Cullen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

eHealth, Inc.

Scott Flanders, CEO

Emerson

Peter Lattman, Managing Director, Media

ESPN
Connor Schell ‘04, EVP, Content

Etsy

Kruti Patel Goyal,  Chief Product Officer 

Eventbrite

Lanny Baker, CFO

Fox

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

Gogo

*Oakleigh Thorne '86, President and CEO

Google

Stephanie Redish Hofmann, Managing Director

Graham Holdings Company
Jake Maas, SVP, Planning & Development

Hearst Corporation
James Asher, SVP & Chief Legal and
Development Officer
David Carey, SVP, Public Affairs and Communications

Informa
Charles McCurdy '83, CEO, Global ExhibitionsKKR
Richard Sarnoff, Managing Director & Head of the Media & Communications Industry Group

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

Match Group
Lance Barton '06, SVP, Corporate Development & Investor Relations

MSG Networks
Gregg G. Seibert, Vice Chairman
Andrew Lustgarten '07, EVP Corporate Development

Moody's Corporation
Raymond McDaniel, President & CEO

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

New York Times
William Bardeen '04, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development

NewsGuard
Gordon Crovitz, Co-founder

Refinitiv
Brian West, CFO

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

Screenvision Media
John Partilla '07, CEO

Snap Inc.
Jared Grusd '06, Chief Strategy Officer

Sotheby's
Charles Stewart, CEO

Spark Capital
Jeremy Philips, Founder and General Partner

Spotify
Sheila Spence, Vice President, Corporate Development

Technicolor, Inc.
Bruce Hack, Chairman

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

Townsquare Media
Steven Price, Executive Chairman of the Board

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

Viacom
*Robert Bakish '89, President & CEO

Warburg Pincus
Mark Colodny, Managing Director

WarnerMedia
Pascal Desroches '92, CFO, WarnerMedia and Turner Administrative Officer
Priya Dogra, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development

WinView
Tom Rogers, Executive Chairman

Wolters Kluwer
Andres Sadler, CEO, Global Business Services
Elizabeth Satin, SVP, Head of M&A
Atul Dubey, Chief Strategy Officer

WPP
Lance Maerov ‘94, Executive Vice President

 

*Member of the Board of Overseers