NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Paley Center for Media announced today that CNBC, Gus Hauser, McKinsey & Co., Nielsen, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. will be supporting the 2013 Paley International Council Summit to be held on November 20-21. The Summit, under the theme The Data Overthrow , will gather some of the biggest names in media and technology, including Google Chairman Eric Schmidt , AOL's Tim Armstrong, ESPN's John Skipper , FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver , Microsoft's Nancy Tellem , and Twitter's Deb Roy to discuss and debate new business, advertising, and distribution models in the age of Big Data.
"The caliber of partners who have signed on to support the Paley International Council Summit is not only impressive, but a true reflection of the wide swath of businesses that are affected by changes in the media industry," said Pat Mitchell, President & CEO of The Paley Center for Media. "Media organizations, consulting firms, measurement companies, law firms, and technology developers are all affected by new business models, emerging technology, and privacy concerns and have a vested interest in issues surrounding Big Data that will be discussed in-depth at the Summit."
CNBC, the official media partner of the Paley International Council Summit, will have exclusive broadcast rights to the Summit and the right to post and promote content on CNBC.com and social media channels. CNBC's on-air personalities will serve as moderators for two of the Summit's keynote sessions: CNBC Media and Entertainment Reporter Julia Boorstin will interview The New Republic's Chris Hughes, and Squawk Box co-anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin will interview AOL's Tim Armstrong.
Gustave (Gus) Hauser, one of the fathers of the modern cable television industry, is a longtime supporter of the Paley Center where he serves as Vice Chair. He was the original visionary and supporter of the Paley Center's media industry programming and of its International Council.McKinsey & Co. will be providing their Global Media Report which tracks and forecasts global consumer spending and advertising. Geoffrey K. Sands, McKinsey & Co.'s Head of Media & Entertainment Practice in North America, will dissect the lessons of the conference and the key takeaways for the industry in the closing overview session. Nielsen will provide insights on worldwide media consumption drawn from its global research, while Steve Hasker, president of Nielsen's Global Product Leadership, will participate in a session entitled "Data as the New Currency," which will explore the impact of data on measurement. O'Melveny & Myers will bring the firm's global experience in the entertainment, sports and media industries to the Summit. O'Melveny & Myers LLP partner Matthew Erramouspe will moderate a conversation with Demian Bellumio, COO, Senzari, focusing on ways that data can provide insight into consumer behavior and trends in emerging markets, and enable businesses to "follow the data" into different regions. Samsung Electronics America is partnering with the Paley Center to create interactive display areas for the Summit. They will feature the company's innovative Smart TVs, including the award-winning Samsung S9 85-inch UHD TV – the world's largest commercialized Ultra High Definition which offers four times the resolution of Full HD – and showcase data visualizations from the event.