WASHINGTON, DC - 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 ninety-minute forum.
Bob Pittman played a vital role in two major industry revolutions. In 1981, Pittman, co-founder of MTV, 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.
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, Pittman has had a huge impact on consumer-focused industries. Prior to Pilot Group, LLC, 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 & Company will moderate the Venture Capital Super Session. Three executive panelists will also take part in this forum:
Li, general partner, Accel
Dennis Miller, general partner, Spark Capital
Jake Seid, general partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
NAB2007 will take place April 14 - 19, 2007 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 16). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all mediums. Complete NAB2007 details are available at www.nabshow.com.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.