University of Southern California

Innovation: Spring 2012 Executive Roundtable
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 8:00am - 5:00pm


Davidson Conference Center, USC Campus

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What's Next?
The past five years have seen a revolution in the way consumers access their information and entertainment. Smarter mobile devices, social networking, location-based services, the Cloud, and other technologies are driving new behaviors and business models. The Spring 2012 Roundtable, 'Innovation', will focus on what's next: the emerging platforms and business models that will impact the technology and entertainment sectors in the next 12 - 24 months, and the innovative approaches industry leaders will have to adopt to harness them.

Join Us for a Unique Experience
The Executive Roundtable is an exclusive gathering of roughly 100 industry leaders in technology, communications, data, and content. Our unique format, high participant involvement with no press admitted, allows for a frank, candid, and lively dialogue focused on the key issues shaping the current industry landscape.

Featured Speaker Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax
Michael Lang, CEO, Miramax: Michael Lang is CEO of Miramax, a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of more than 700 motion pictures. Prior to joining Miramax, Lang was Executive Vice President for business development and strategy at News Corp., where he played a key role in acquisitions including MySpace and Hulu.

Suraj Shetty 
Vice President, Product & Solutions Marketing

Additional Featured Speakers
Suraj Shetty, Vice President, Cisco: Suraj Shetty leads the company’s product and solution marketing function in Video; Emerging Technologies and Solutions; Cloud; Mobility; and Routing for the Service Provider and Enterprise sectors globally. As a member of Cisco’s Service Provider Business Council, Shetty is part of the senior leadership team that determines the company’s Service Provider business strategy.

Gerard J. Tellis
Director, Center for Global Innovation

Gerard J. Tellis, Director, Center for Global Innovation: Gerry Tellis is Professor of Marketing, Management, and Organization, Neely Chair of American Enterprise, and Director of the Center for Global Innovation, at the USC Marshall School of Business. Tellis specializes in the areas of innovation, advertising, global strategy, market entry, new product growth, promotion, and pricing. He has published over 100 articles and 4 books, which have won over 20 awards, including four of the most prestigious in the marketing sector.

The Roundtable will focus on what's next: the emerging platforms and business models that will impact the technology and entertainment sectors in the next 12 - 24 months.

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Program Schedule

8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Introduction to USC CTM & Spring 2012 ERT
'CTM & The Evolving Ecosystem'
Lucy Hood, Executive Director, USC CTM
9:00 a.m. Keynote: 'Global Innovation'
Gerard J. Tellis, Director, Center for Global Innovation
10:00 a.m. Keynote: 'The Data Tsunami: Challenge and Opportunity in the Enterprise' Suraj Shetty, Vice President, Products & Solutions Marketing, Cisco
11:15 a.m. Panel I: 'What's Next: The CTO's Perspective'
12:45 p.m. Lunch & table Discussions
2:00 p.m. Panel 2: "Innovation: Monetizing Content & Commerce"
4:00 p.m. Closing Keynote Remarks: 'Digital Hollywood'
Michael Lang, CEO, Miramax
5:00 p.m. ERT Close & Reception

Registration Information & Cancellation Policy:

Registration fee is $1,500. There are significant discounts for USC alumni & faculty, corporate members of CTM, and groups of 3 or more. For more information about discounted admission to the Roundtable, contact Jay Tucker at

The registration fee should be received no later than Friday, March 9, 2012. Your fee can be paid by downloading our Credit Card Payment Information document and faxing it to 855-242-1628. Click here to download. Please call 213-740-0980 prior to faxing to insure privacy. You can also call Sondra Collier at 213-740-0980 directly to pay the fee.

Advance registration can be cancelled and a refund given only if fax, email or written notice are postmarked or transmitted prior to midnight, Friday, March 9, 2012. Appropriate substitutions may be accepted for registrants who are unable to attend. Register Now

For more information on the Spring 2012 Executive Roundtable and other USC CTM programs, please contact Jay Tucker at