21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch to speak at Ignition 2015

MUMBAI: Ignition 2015: Future of Digital, which is Business Insider’s flagship annual conference, will see 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch as a key speaker.


The conference is scheduled to take place on 8 – 9 December, 2015 in New York City.


Ignition has brought together the best minds in media and technology to share what they see on the horizon. Through unscripted interviews, cutting-edge demos, and insights from industry pioneers, they will highlight key trends to be aware of and what one needs to do to stay ahead.


In his nearly two-decade career with 21st Century Fox, Murdoch has held an impressive succession of leadership roles. He has had direct responsibility for the company’s expansion, strategic transactions, and transformative growth. Under his leadership, the company’s cable and broadcasting networks reach more than 1.8 billion subscribers everyday. Murdoch previously served as co-COO, chairman and CEO for Europe and Asia, and chairman of BSkyB, Sky Deutschland, and Sky Italia.


Apart from Murdoch, the other key speakers at Ignition 2015 are as follows: Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman & CEO Michael Lynton, Time Warner Inc. chairman & CEO Jeff Bewkes, CBS Corporation president & CEO Leslie Moonves, Comcast chairman & CEO Brian Roberts, BuzzFeed founder & CEO Jonah Peretti, chairman Jim Cramer, Facebook VP of Global Marketing Solutions Carolyn Everson, Rent the Runway co-founder & CEO Jennifer Hyman, GE chairman & CEO Jeff Immelt, Verizon chairman & CEO Lowell McAdam, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins, Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor, Sourcepoint Technologies, Inc. founder & CEO Ben Barokas, Interlude founder & CEO Yoni Bloch, GE executive director, global brand marketing Linda Boff, Breyer Capital founder & CEO Jim Breyer, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, Sharethrough president Patrick Keane, Getty Images co-founder & chairman Jonathan Klein, Blendle co-founder Alexander Klöpping, CBS Interactive president & CEO Jim Lanzone, RBC Capital Markets Managing director, Internet Mark Mahaney, Piper Jaffray Managing director & Senior Research Analyst Gene Munster, Smarty Pants Chief Brainiac Stephanie Retblatt, Gilt Groupe chairman & founder Kevin Ryan, Blue Apron co-founder & CEO Matthew Salzberg, Taboola founder & CEO Adam Singolda, The New York Times Company president & CEO Mark Thompson, Refinery29 co-founder & co-CEO Philippe von Borries and Roku founder & CEO Anthony Wood.


Additionally, speakers from Business Insider will be editor-in-chief & CEO Henry Blodget, chief correspondent Nicholas Carlson, deputy editor, tech insider Steve Kovach, deputy editor, tech, science, and entertainment Alyson Shontell and executive editor Jay Yarow.


In its sixth year now, Ignition 2015 aims to give a new understanding of the transformations taking place in the digital world. Close to 700 senior executives in technology, media, entertainment, investment, and finance will be discussing innovative ideas.

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