NATPE 2013

Mark Cuban Named NATPE Keynoter

The group’s 50th anniversary conference lineup includes speakers from Yahoo!, Google/YouTube, Nielsen, Studio Lambert, Maker Studios, Showtime, Fox, Sony, Univision among others.

NATPE President-CEO Rod Perth today announced that Mark Cuban, owner-chairman of AXS TV (formerly HDNet) and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, will serve as the opening keynote speaker at the organization’s 50th anniversary market and conference, to be held Jan. 28-30, 2013, at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Resort. Cuban’s session will kick off the three-day event built around the theme of moving “Beyond Disruption.”

Cuban’s keynote conversation with CNN’s Poppy Harlow will headline the “Game Changers” track, which spotlights leaders from some of the world’s top companies that have continually challenged mainstream thinking.

Other speakers in the “Game Changers” track include Erin McPherson, vice president and head of video, Yahoo!; Rhonda Shantz, vice president, Global Brand Marketing and PR, Norton; Jamie Byrne, global head of content strategy, Google/YouTube; Chris M. Williams, chief development officer, Maker Studios; David Pakman, partner, Venrock; Richard Greenfield, analyst, BTIG; Betsy Morgan, CEO/president, TheBlaze; Bill O’Dowd, President, Dolphin Entertainment; and David Freeman, co-head of the Brand Coverage Group, Creative Artists Agency.


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