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:
Topics to include:
This is an invite-only event.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invite or nominate an invitee.
Co-Founder, Managing Partner at Advancit Capital, Non-Executive Vice Chair of the Boards of CBS and Viacom
Author and former Chief Content Officer of Hearst, former Editor, Cosmopolitan
CEO, VICE Media
Former Chairwoman, CEO of MTV Networks, Adviser to Group Nine Media, Director on the Boards of Amazon, Group Nine and Vice
Former CEO, MetricStream; Board Member: Verizon, Nordstrom
Former President, Global Distribution, HBO
Founder & CEO, The PLUG
Co-Head of the Global Technology Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets
Principal, Advent International
Global Head of Partnerships, YouTube TV and Google Fiber
COO, Founders Fund
Former Chief White House Correspondent, CNN
Jennifer P. Howland
Executive, Pathways Program for Experienced, Diverse Technical Talent ,IBM Corporate Headquarters
Managing Director, Silver Lake
Managing Director, Centerbridge
Chief Product Officer, Oscar
|8:30 AM||Registration and networking breakfast|
|9:20 AM||Welcome and opening remarks|
Jessica Lessin, Founder & CEO, The Information
Jessica Toonkel, Reporter, The Information
|9:30 AM||Video Wars: Which platforms will win|
Bernadette Aulestia, Former President, Global Distribution, HBO
|10:15 AM||Jini Kim, CEO, Nuna, in conversation with Jessica Lessin, founder, The Information|
|11:00 AM||Networking Break|
|11:30 PM||Shari Redstone, co-founder, managing partner, Advancit Capital, in conversation with Jessica Toonkel, reporter, The Information|
Lunch breakout roundtables
|1:45 PM||Lauren Gross, chief operating officer, Founders Fund, in conversation with Jessica Lessin, founder, The Information|
|2:30 PM||The Great Divide? Transitioning from media to tech|
Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships, YouTube TV and Google Fiber
|3:15 PM||Networking break|
|3:30 PM||The Future of Private Equity|
Lauren Young, Principal, Advent International
|4:15 PM||Joanna Coles, author and chief content officer of Hearst, former editor, Cosmopolitan, in conversation with Jessica Lessin, founder, The Information|
|5:00 PM||Networking Reception|
|6:30 PM||Event Concludes|
|Joanna Coles, Author & Broadcaster, Former Chief Content Officer, Hearst||Julia Hartz, Co-Founder & CEO, Eventbrite|
|Martha Josephson, Partner, Egon Zehnder||Judy McGrath, Former Chairwoman, CEO of MTV Networks, Adviser to Group Nine Media|
|Tali Rapaport, Former VP Product, Lyft||Michal Katz, Co-Head of the Global Technology Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets|
|Kathy Savitt, Founder, Perch Partners||Alexa von Tobel, Founder, Inspired Capital Partners|
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