Jeffrey Bewkes, Michael Eisner, Norman Pearlstine, Sumner Redstone & Russell Simmons Among Keynotes at The Nielsen Company and The Dow Jones & Companys Inaugural Media and Money Conference

Top Professionals from Carlyle Group, Quadrangle Group, Time Warner, Tornante Co., Viacom and Others to Offer Marquee Investment Insights, Nov. 7-8 in New York City

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dow Jones & Company and The Nielsen Company today announced the lineup of keynote speakers for their groundbreaking Media and Money conference (, taking place November 7-8, 2007 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York.

“Leadership in a Period of Change: How CBS & Viacom Have Done It”

Following welcome remarks by Dow Jones CEO Richard Zannino and Nielsen CEO David Calhoun, other industry leaders will offer marquee insights into emerging investment opportunities at the intersection of media, entertainment and Wall Street. Featured keynotes will be:

  • Jeffrey Bewkes, President & COO, Time Warner "Online, TV, Movies, Cable & Magazines: What Does It Take To Build A Multi-Media Strategy? As president and COO of Time Warner, Jeffrey Bewkes is in a position like few others to gauge what's happening across today's entire media landscape. Mr. Bewkes will answer unscripted questions about how these industries are evolving, where they fit together and what will keep them competitive.
  • Michael Eisner, Founder, The Tornante Company "It's All About Content Renowned as the maestro behind Disney's masterful turnaround, Michael Eisner is still focused on producing top-notch entertainment content through his own investment vehicle, The Tornante Company. Mr. Eisner will answer questions about his new initiative and provide his view on online entertainment and what it means for traditional entertainment companies.
  • Norman Pearlstine, Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group "From Editing Words To Editing Purchases Norman Pearlstine spent more than 25 years in publishing with senior leadership roles at SmartMoney, Time Inc. and The Wall Street Journal. Currently a senior advisor to The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms, Mr. Pearlstine will discuss his switch from the publishing industry to the investment industry during his own keynote interview. In addition, he will impart his view of private equity and its possibilities in the media space, and where he sees newspapers and magazines heading in the coming years.
  • Steven Rattner, Managing Principal, Quadrangle Group "The Media World: Where Is It Headed? Steven Rattner has been involved in the media for nearly 35 years, starting as a reporter with The New York Times and then as a top investment banker in the sector at Lazard Frères & Co. before leaving to help form Quadrangle, a private equity firm focused on media and communications. In his individual keynote session, Mr. Rattner will offer his perspective on the ever-changing industry and what it needs to do to survive and thrive, as well as how Quadrangle is looking for opportunities, both in the U.S. and in Europe.
  • Sumner Redstone, Chairman & Founder, Viacom & CBS "Leadership in a Period of Change: How CBS & Viacom Have Done It Sumner Redstone has built one of the great media empires as Chairman and controlling shareholder of CBS Corp. and Viacom. In his keynote speech, Mr. Redstone offers his unique take on the current media landscape, what digital technologies have done and will do, and where he sees the most opportunity.
  • Russell Simmons, Founder, Rush Communications Business Karma Russell Simmons, the acclaimed entrepreneur, author and CEO of Hip Hop, has extended his vision across a wide spectrum of business and media. In this session, Mr. Simmons will share lessons of his journey from New York City streets to the pinnacle of business accomplishment and his views on how success is not something you achieve, but something you do.
  • Daniel Snyder, Owner & Chairman, Washington Redskins "Touchdowns, Roller Coasters, Dick Clark & Tom Cruise: What Does It Take to Succeed In Entertainment? With a diverse background, Daniel Snyder is perhaps best known as the owner of the Washington Redskins, the most valued NFL franchise. In addition, Mr. Snyder's investment arm acquired the Six Flags amusement park chain, the Johnny Rockets restaurant chain and Dick Clark Productions as well as signed a deal to back Tom Cruise and production partner, Paula Wagner, as they develop new movies. Exclusively during his conference-closing keynote interview, he will discuss the differences in drawing people to NFL games vs. attracting them to an amusement park and what he thinks is the key to getting consumers to show up and spend.

The schedule of keynote sessions as well as the full program and registration details for Media and Money can be found online at: The platinum sponsor of this years conference is McKinsey & Company, gold sponsors are Loeb & Loeb LLP, KMPG LLP and IBM, and NielsenConnect is the silver sponsor.

To request press credentials, qualified members of the media may contact Lori Rosen at 212.255.8455 or

About Dow Jones & Company

Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ; is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Its Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Dow Jones Licensing Services, Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Financial Information Services. Its Local Media Group operates community-based information franchises. Dow Jones provides news content to CNBC and radio stations in the U.S.

About Dow Jones Financial Information Services

Through its Financial Information Services group, Dow Jones produces focused, sector-specific online databases, newsletters and industry events for the private equity, venture capital and diversified markets. Newsletters published include Private Equity Analyst, VentureWire and Daily Bankruptcy Review.

About Nielsen Business Media

Nielsen Business Media is a leading market-focused provider of integrated information and sales and marketing solutions, helping businesses go to market more effectively and efficiently.

Serving seven major market groups, and 30 industries, spanning the entertainment, media and marketing, retail, travel and performance, design, and life sciences industries, Nielsen Business Media provides business-to-business products and services in print, online and in person.

With 42 publications, over 60 trade shows and 185 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.

About The Nielsen Company

The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company with leading market positions and recognized brands in marketing information (ACNielsen), media information (Nielsen Media Research), business publications (Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek) and trade shows. The privately held company is active in more than 100 countries, with headquarters in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and New York, USA. For more information, please visit,


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