Upcoming events recommended by Quantum
Quantum Media organizes both the Media Guru and Media Disruptor series in conjunction with the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. Occasionally, we may also recommend other media events to our list.
The Media Guru and Media Disruptor series feature top business leaders and innovators speaking to club members and guests in informal sessions about the art and business of media. The talks are formatted as question and answer and are generally off the record. Media Guru events are frequently breakfasts, held from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Harvard Club, 27 W. 44th St., New York. Media Disruptor events are often held after work at different venues around the city. Subscribe to the mailing list for schedule and details.
June 13: Media Guru: Mike Perlis
President & CEO, Forbes Media
Join us when Mike Perlis talks about his long and varied career in digital and print media, his stint as a VC, and his ideas about the future of content and Forbes as the June Media Guru.
Perlis is a media industry CEO with over 25 years' experience managing a wide range of content and multimedia brands. He joined Forbes after a decade at SoftBank Capital (where he served as a General Partner), and became its first CEO not named Forbes since it was founded in 1917.
In a recent interview with AdAge, Perlis said:
“ Forbes.com started 15 years ago and one of the things that we did that really allowed us as a legacy business to become a digital player was that at the time we separated Forbes.com and the magazine completely. We set up a completely independent, highly entrepreneurial, and performance driven .com team in a separate building. This allowed us not to make all the bargains and all the deals and all the half way steps you have to take to take a traditional media company into the digital age…. Just as it was right to separate the assets it was right to put them back together a couple of years ago and now they feed off one another.”
Before joining SoftBank, Perlis served as President and CEO of Ziff-Davis Publishing until its sale in 2000. Earlier in his career, Perlis served as Publisher of GQ, President of the Playboy Publishing Group, Publisher of Runner’s World and Men’s Health, and Chairman and CEO of IDG Peterborough. He began his career in media as the co-founder of New England Publications in Camden, Maine.
October 08: Media Guru: Rob Grimshaw
Managing Director, FT.com
In his role as Managing Director, FT.com, Rob Grimshaw is the Financial Times Board member responsible for the commercial development of the FT’s B2C digital business & product portfolio. Having successfully scaled the FT's digital subscription business following his appointment in 2008, his role expanded in 2012 to include responsibility for the FT's print subscription business. This has now been integrated with the digital subscription business to create a single cross-channel B2C subscription business for the FT.
Quantum Principal, Ava Seave, will moderate this event.
For more information and to sign up, check back in May, 2013.