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
Charles Stewart, Co-President & CFO

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


Cambridge Information Group
Andrew Snyder, CEO

CBS Corporation
Joseph Ianniello ‘96, EVP & CFO

Cengage Learning
Michael Hansen '89, CEO

Charter Communications
David Ellen, Senior Executive Vice President

Cheddar
Jon Steinberg '03, Founder and CEO

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

eHealth, Inc.
Scott Flanders, CEO

Emerson
Peter Lattman, Managing Director, Media

ESPN
Connor Schell ‘04, EVP, Content

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
Tim Reis, Head of Performance
Solutions Activation


Graham Holdings Company
Jake Maas, SVP, Planning & Development

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


Informa
Charles McCurdy '83, CEO, Global Exhibitions

JY Capital
Philip Hoffman, Executive Chairman

KKR
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

The Madison Square Garden Company
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
Matt Goldberg, Global Head of M&A and Strategic Alliances

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

NewsGuard
Gordon Crovitz, Co-founder

Pearson
Tim Bozik, President, Global Product

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

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

WeWork
Mark Fitzpatrick, Deputy CFO

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