Robert Pittman,MTV co-founder, former Time-Warner Enterprises CEO to keynote “Venture Capital” Super Session.
Robert Pittman, founding member of private investment firm Pilot Group LLC, will deliver the keynote address during the NAB2007 Super Session entitled “Venture Capital—Where the Innovators are Investing Dollars” in Las Vegas on April 18.
This session brings Silicon Valley venture capitalists together to examine investment interests and activity in radio and television broadcast industries in markets worldwide. An executive panel will cover content creation, production, publishing, distribution, retailing and consumption during this 90-minute forum.
In 1981, Pittman led the programming team that created the MTV cable network. During this time MTV became the first profitable cable network group and remained the most profitable cable network company throughout Pittman’s tenure at MTV.
Since then, Pittman’s business activities have ranged from revitalizing Six Flags Theme Parks and Century 21 Real Estate to leading Time Warner in new business efforts as president and CEO of Time Warner Enterprises. Prior to Pilot Group, Pittman worked at America Online, which emerged as a mass-market consumer medium during his tenure as president and chief operating officer.
Peter Daley, equity research analyst of digital media at Rutberg & Co., will moderate the Venture Capital Super Session. Three executive panelists will also take part in this forum: Ping Li, general partner, Accel; Dennis Miller, general partner, Spark Capital; and Jake Seid, general partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners.