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Innovation Talk: Robert Kyncl & Mike Fries


Saturday, June 26 6:00PM - 7:00PM


Presented in partnership with Liberty Global
SeriesFest is excited to present a unique conversation with two top industry executives, Robert Kyncl the Chief Business Officer at YouTube and Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global. Join us for an in-depth conversation as they discuss the evolving global television marketplace and YouTube's power and influence on the global content community.


Robert Kyncl is the Chief Business Officer at YouTube where he oversees global content and product partnerships as well as operations for the platform. This includes management of the YouTube Partner Program, which is the largest partner ecosystem to grow and support creators, artists, and media companies in the world. Previously, Robert was Vice President of Content at Netflix, steering negotiations and landing an impressive portfolio of on-demand content, now live across various formats. Robert and his wife, Luz, run the Kyncl Family Foundation focused on supporting underserved communities. Robert has been listed in Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report as one of their “disruptors”, Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List, Billboard’s Power 100 List and AdWeek’s 50 List of Vital Leaders in Tech, Media and Marketing. Robert holds a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz.
Mike Fries is the Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Global. Over the past 30+ years, Mike has built Liberty Global into a world leader in converged broadband, video and mobile communications serving 85 million subscribers across Europe and the UK. Through its scale and commitment to innovation, Liberty Global is building Tomorrow’s Connections Today, investing in the infrastructure that empowers customers and deploying the advanced technologies that nations and economies need to thrive. As a member of the management team that founded the Company, Mike launched its international expansion and has served in various strategic and operating capacities since that time. Mike is Executive Chairman of Liberty Latin America and a board member of Grupo Televisa and Lionsgate. He also serves on boards of several non-profits, including Cable Labs, The Paley Center for Media, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Biennial of the Americas. Mike is an inductee of the Cable Hall of Fame. Mike holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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