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The Information's WTF

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 • 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce The Information’s WTF, a brand new, invite-only summit and ongoing membership community which we’ll be launching with an event on June 4, 2019 in NYC.

The Information’s WTF will convene about 100 women from media, tech and finance.

The one-day summit is a can’t-miss event for anyone who wants to build connections between New York and Silicon Valley. By including a cross section of executives and leaders from both coasts and across the tech, media and finance industries, this event and our membership community will offer unparalleled networking opportunities.

At the The Information’s WTF inaugural event, we will interview industry leaders about the challenges and opportunities facing their respective sectors as well as their contributions, rather than simply focusing on their gender.

Speakers to include:

  • Shari Redstone, Co-Founder, Managing Partner at Advancit Capital, Non-Executive Vice Chair of the Boards of CBS and Viacom
  • Joanna Coles, Author and former Chief Content Officer, Hearst, former editor, Cosmopolitan
  • Nancy Dubuc, CEO, Vice Media 
  • Lauren Gross, COO, Founders Fund
  • Judy McGrath, Former Chairwoman, CEO of MTV Networks, Adviser to Group Nine Media, Director on the Boards of Amazon, Group Nine and Vice
  • Jini Kim, CEO, Nuna
  • Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships, YouTube TV and Google Fiber
  • And many more!

Topics to include:

  • The Video Content Wars: Netflix, Amazon, Apple: Who will win and why
  • Wither Silicon Valley? The impact of the regulatory reckoning and other shifts
  • The New Face of Private Equity: New structures, New industries
  • Making the career shift between media, tech and finance
  • Breakouts on negotiation, joining corporate boards and more.
This event has passed.
When
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Where
Reuters
3 Times Square, New York, NY
Who Can Attend

This is an invite-only event.

Please contact events@theinformation.com to request an invite or nominate an invitee.

Speakers

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Shari Redstone

Co-Founder, Managing Partner at Advancit Capital, Non-Executive Vice Chair of the Boards of CBS and Viacom


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Joanna Coles

Author and former Chief Content Officer of Hearst, former Editor, Cosmopolitan



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Nancy Dubuc

CEO, VICE Media




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Jini Kim

CEO, Nuna

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Judy McGrath

Former Chairwoman, CEO of MTV Networks, Adviser to Group Nine Media, Director on the Boards of Amazon, Group Nine and Vice



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Shellye Archambeau

Former CEO, MetricStream; Board Member: Verizon, Nordstrom

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Bernadette Aulestia

Former President, Global Distribution, HBO


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Sherrell Dorsey

Founder & CEO, The PLUG

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Michal Katz

Co-Head of the Global Technology Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets

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Lauren Young

Principal, Advent International

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Lori Conkling

Global Head of Partnerships, YouTube TV and Google Fiber

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Lauren Gross

COO, Founders Fund


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Jessica Yellin

Former Chief White House Correspondent, CNN

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Jennifer P. Howland

Executive, Pathways Program for Experienced, Diverse Technical Talent ,IBM Corporate Headquarters

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A.J. Murphy

Managing Director, Silver Lake

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Heather Lamberton

Managing Director, Centerbridge

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Sara Wajnberg

Chief Product Officer, Oscar




Agenda
8:30 AMRegistration and networking breakfast
9:20 AMWelcome and opening remarks
Jessica Lessin, Founder & CEO, The Information
Jessica Toonkel, Reporter, The Information
9:30 AMVideo Wars: Which platforms will win

Bernadette Aulestia, Former President, Global Distribution, HBO
Judy McGrath, Former Chairwoman, CEO, MTV Networks
Jessica Yellin, Former Chief White House Correspondent, CNN
Moderated by Jessica Toonkel, Reporter, The Information

10:15 AMJini Kim, CEO, Nuna, in conversation with Jessica Lessin, founder, The Information
11:00 AMNetworking Break
11:30 PMShari Redstone, co-founder, managing partner, Advancit Capital, in conversation with Jessica Toonkel, reporter, The Information
12:15 PM

Lunch breakout roundtables

  • Scouting Talent: New strategies for recruiting diverse managers (Sherrell Dorsey, The PLUG)
  • Managing Across Generations: How to navigate the divide (Wendy Pollack, The Information) 
  • Techlash: Which companies are targets and why (Jessica Lessin, The Information)
  • Joining a Corporate Board: How to find one and be a great board member (Shellye Archambeau, Board Member: Verizon, Nordstrom, Okta)
  • The Startup Transition: How to join a small company from a big one (Jessica Toonkel, The Information)
  • Trends in Venture Capital: What's overhyped/underhyped (Hayley Barna, First Round Capital)
  • Women in the Tech-suite: Creating new career pathways for women who step away (Jennifer Howland, IBM)
  • Product Management 3.0: Best practices in product management (Sara Wajnberg, Oscar)
  • From Operator to Investor: How to make the transition (Lauren Gross, Founders Fund)
  • Curiosity & Empathy: Key ingredients to connecting with customers and driving sales (Erica Grijalva, The Information)
1:45 PMLauren Gross, chief operating officer, Founders Fund, in conversation with Jessica Lessin, founder, The Information
2:30 PMThe Great Divide? Transitioning from media to tech

Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships, YouTube TV and Google Fiber
Nancy Dubuc, CEO, VICE Media
Moderated by Jessica Toonkel, Reporter, The Information

3:15 PMNetworking break
3:30 PMThe Future of Private Equity

Lauren Young, Principal, Advent International
Heather Lamberton, Managing Director, Centerbridge
A.J. Murphy, Managing Director, Silver Lake
Moderated by Michal Katz, Co-head, Global Technology Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets

4:15 PMJoanna Coles, author and chief content officer of Hearst, former editor, Cosmopolitan, in conversation with Jessica Lessin, founder, The Information
5:00 PMNetworking Reception
6:30 PMEvent Concludes


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Advisory Board


Joanna Coles, Author & Broadcaster, Former Chief Content Officer, HearstJulia Hartz, Co-Founder & CEO, Eventbrite
Martha Josephson, Partner, Egon ZehnderJudy McGrath, Former Chairwoman, CEO of MTV Networks, Adviser to Group Nine Media
Tali Rapaport, Former VP Product, LyftMichal Katz, Co-Head of the Global Technology Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets
Kathy Savitt, Founder, Perch PartnersAlexa von Tobel, Founder, Inspired Capital Partners