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

Amazon
Brian T. Olsavsky, SVP and CFO

Ancestry
Howard Hochhauser '04, CFO and COO

The Associated Press
Gary Pruitt, President & CEO

Atlantic Media Company
David Bradley, Chairman

AT&T
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

Cognizant
Timothy Crowhurst, SVP of Corporate Development

Comcast
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

DISH
Tom Cullen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Emerson Collective
Peter Lattman, Managing Director, Media

Engine Gaming & Media
Tom Rogers, Executive Chairman

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

Informa
Charles McCurdy '83, CEO, Global Exhibitions

KKR
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 

NewsGuard
Gordon Crovitz, Co-founder

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

PLBY Group
Lance Barton '06, CFO

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

Reorg
Kent Collier, Founder and CEO

Screenvision Media
John Partilla '07, CEO

SiriusXM
Sean S. Sullivan '98, CFO

Snap Inc.
Jared Grusd '06, Chief Strategy Officer

Sonos
Eddie Lazarus, Chief Legal Officer

Sotheby's
Charles Stewart, CEO

Spark Capital
Jeremy Philips, Founder and General Partner

Spotify
Sheila Spence, Vice President, Corporate Development

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

Townsquare Media
Steven Price, Executive Chairman of the Board

Tradeweb
David Shaw, Managing Director

Verizon
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​​

Web.com
Sharon Rowlands, President & CEO

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

WPP
Lance Maerov ‘94, Executive Vice President

*Member of the Board of Overseers