A â€œfireside chatâ€ about bringing a venerated business media property into the digital ageâ€”and the potential for investment even in rocky times.
Roger McNamee Managing Director, Elevation Partners
Roger McNamee is a managing director of Elevation Partners, a private equity partnership focused on media and entertainment content. Roger began his career at T. Rowe Price, where he managed the Science & Technology Fund. In 1991, he launched crossover fund Integral Capital Partners in partnership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1999, Roger co-founded Silver Lake Partners, a private equity fund focused on technology businesses. Elevation, which was formed in 2003, has made five investments to date: Move.com, Video Game Holdings, Forbes, SDI and Palm.
James J. Spanfeller President and CEO, Forbes.com
Jim Spanfeller joined Forbes.com in 2000 and oversees its strategic and operational management. In 2006, BtoB Media Business named Jim â€œTop Innovator in Business Publishing, â€ and he was inducted into minâ€™s first-ever Digital Hall of Fame. Prior to Forbes.com, Jim was President of the Consumer Magazine Group of Ziff Davis Media, Inc., Publisher of Inc. magazine and also held senior positions at Playboy Enterprises Publishing Group and Newsweek. He is currently Chairman of the Board for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), having served as Vice-Chairman in 2005, and is actively involved in the Online Publishers Association (OPA).
About this Video
This video is from the Future of Business Media conference, which focuses on the future of the business and trade media industry, with all the changes brought along by digital media and consolidation activity in the industry.
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