A Media Leadership Conference from
COUNTDOWN TO  THE GRILL  4 WEEKS 6 DAYS 14 HOURS 5 MINUTES 43 SECONDS

Our fantastic line-up of speakers includes:

Joseph Atkinson

US Advisory Leader for the Entertainment, Media and Communications Practice,
PwC

Joe is the US Advisory Leader for the Entertainment, Media and Communications practice at PwC. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Joe has built a reputation as a trusted, pragmatic and thoughtful advisor to clients as they navigate through rapidly evolving consumer expectations, accelerating technology changes, and increasing regulatory complexity. He is […]

Gail Becker

President of Strategic Partnerships and Global Integration,
Edelman

Gail Becker is responsible for identifying and advancing strategic alliances and partnerships globally, while overseeing the execution and integration of those business relationships across the Edelman network of companies. She sits on the board for United Entertainment Group, a DJE Company, and is the founding chair of Edelman’s Global Women’s Executive Network. Previously, Gail led […]

Nancy Dubuc

President and Chief Executive Officer,
A+E Networks

Nancy Dubuc is President and Chief Executive Officer of A+E Networks, encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™ and H2™, as well as A+E Studios®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital®, A&E Indie Films® and A+E Networks Consumer Products®. She became A+E Networks’ third CEO in the company’s nearly 30-year history in June 2013. The company […]

Brian Grazer

Academy Award®-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author

Academy Award®-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author Brian Grazer, has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. As both a writer and producer, he has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards®, and in 2002 he won the Best Picture Oscar® for A Beautiful Mind. In addition to winning […]

Rick Hess

Founder and Co-Managing Partner,
Evolution Media Capital

Rick is a founder and Co-Managing Partner of Evolution Media Capital and also manages Evolution Media Partners (EMP), an investment company created by EMC, TPG Growth and Participant Media, which partners globally in growth businesses within the sports, media, and entertainment industries. EMC is a merchant bank formed in partnership with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) […]

Jason Hirschhorn

CEO,
REDEF

Mr. Hirschhorn is CEO & Chief Curator of REDEF, a digital content curation company. Previously, Mr. Hirschhorn served as Co-President of Myspace Inc., an affiliate of News Corp. and as President of Sling Media, Inc. He has also served as Chief Digital Officer of MTV Networks. Mr. Hirschhorn currently is on the board of directors […]

Ynon Kreiz

CEO,
Maker Studios

Ynon Kreiz joined Maker’s board as Chairman in May 2012 and was appointed Executive Chairman in May 2013. Before joining Maker, Ynon was Chairman and CEO of Endemol Group, the world’s largest independent television production company, with major international programming franchises including “Big Brother” and “Deal or No Deal.” Under his management, Endemol produced more […]

Robert Kyncl

Head of Content and Business Operations,
YouTube

Robert Kyncl is the Head of Content & Business Operations at YouTube where he oversees all business functions including content, sales, marketing, platforms, access, and strategy.  Previously, Robert was Vice President of Content at Netflix, where he spearheaded the company’s content acquisition for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet. Robert has been listed […]

Aaron Levie

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Chairman at Box

Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and co-founder, Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which focuses on incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Aaron […]

Dawn Ostroff

President,
Condé Nast Entertainment

Dawn Ostroff is president of Condé Nast Entertainment, a division of Condé Nast that focuses on the development, production, and distribution of original television, feature film and digital video offerings based on the company’s iconic media brands. Prior to joining Condé Nast in the fall of 2011, Ms. Ostroff launched and led the new CW […]

Will Palmer

Movio Co-Founder and Chief Executive,
Movio

William Palmer is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Movio, the global leader in marketing data analysis and campaign management for cinema exhibitors and distributors. Under his leadership, Movio has consistently doubled its revenue since its inception in 2010. With over 16,000 screens (51% of the cinema screens) currently engaged in North America, Movio maintains real-time, […]

Van Toffler

Newly liberated media exec, creator of films, music events, digital shorts, TV series and general mayhem about to unleash a new content brand

Van Toffler is a restless soul. Early in his career, he embarked on a few professions that called upon him to suspend his restless nature, but thankfully he was always able to emancipate himself, and find his true calling. For almost three decades at MTV Networks/Viacom, he found a creative haven where he worked at […]

Brian Weinstein

Head of the Corporate Finance Group,
Creative Artists Agency

Brian Weinstein is the Head of the Corporate Finance group at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). In this role, Weinstein focuses on corporate and business development primarily in the areas of television, film, music, and sports, and the establishment of new ventures on behalf of the agency and its clients. Weinstein is on the Board of […]