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Media Summit 2011
Sponsored by: Bloomberg
Wednesday, March 9th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Media Transformation Dinner
TV, Magazines, Newspapers and Books
Gary Carter, Chief Operating Officer, FremantleMedia
Greg Johnson, Executive Creative Director, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Colleen DeCourcy, CEO and Founder, Socialistic
Co-Hosted by:
Harry Kargman, founder and CEO, Kargo, a Mobile Technnology Leader

Gary Carter is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FremantleMediaand a m
ember of the FremantleMedia Operating Board. He is also Chief Creative Officer of the company’s experimental cross platform division FMX. As COO, Carter has responsibility for all the central operational functions at FremantleMedia, with the exception of Finance. These functions include Strategy and Business Development, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, and Legal and Business Affairs. He also heads up Creative Networks, a division combining the Worldwide Drama and Worldwide Entertainment departments of FremantleMedia. The division secures formats in all genres for the FremantleMedia group worldwide through acquisition and development and is also responsible for the roll-out of entertainment and drama formats through FremantleMedia’s worldwide production network. As Chief Creative Officer for FremantleMedia Cross Platforms (FMX) Carter oversees the creative development of entertainment formats and brands for the increasingly important mobile, broadband, games consoles and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platforms. Carter joined FremantleMedia Worldwide Entertainment in January 2005, having been a consultant for the company since August 2003. Prior to setting up his own consulting business, he was Executive Director, Programme Affairs, at Endemol Entertainment International for five years, responsible for the roll-out of its key programme brands. Before joining Endemol, he was International Business Manager for Planet 24 Productions and a literary agent for Roger Hancock for almost 10 years. He trained as an actor at the University of Cape Town.

Greg Johnson, EVP, Executive Creative Director & Head of Digitalm LUUMENA, William Morris Endeavor (WME): Greg Johnson brings over 20 years of innovation in cutting edge marketing strategy and execution to LUUMENA (William Morris Endeavor.) As Executive Creative Director, Johnson spearheads big ideas for brands, entertainment properties across clients and media. Recently Johnson architected the highly successful launching of Polaroid’s Grey Label line and the rebranding of Polaroid in conjunction with Lady Gaga. Known globally for his vision and leadership in the digital landscape, Johnson served as Global Director of Digital Innovation for McCann Worldgroup, the world’s largest ad agency network brand. He was also a member of the Board of Directors, ensuring that the agency was able to stay at the forefront of the digital media revolution. Greg was the founder of the Interpublic Emerging Media Lab; a revolutionary future think tank, charged with exploring the changing relationship of consumers with media and entertainment and brands and marketers. Johnson’s earlier career highlights include President of Agency Services, President of Europe, and Chief Creative Officer at Digitas; Managing Director Asia for Poppe Tyson Interactive; and Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Magnet Interactive, an early pioneer in interactive multimedia development. A globally recognized creative force in the digital and multimedia space; Johnson is a multiple recipient of the Cannes Lion Award and has been recognized as a ‘Media Maven’ by Advertising Age. He has worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Coca-Cola, Polaroid, Best Buy, Intel, L’Oreal, Unilever, Citibank, Dell, American Express, General Motors, Charles Schwab, Microsoft, 20th Century Fox, Nokia, Sony and The Wall Street Journal.

Colleen DeCourcy is the CEO and Founder of a new company called Socialistic. Havas Worldwide took an equity stake in the company and helped launch. It was launched January 24th. Socialistic is a Marketing Technology Studio that works across the Social Graph. In short, Socialistic is what happens when you take a bunch of great programmers, writers, and videographers and put them in a room together with strategic leadership that has been trained in both the advertising industry and the technology sector. At 42, the Toronto-born DeCourcy has become one of the most influential figures in shaping the future of advertising and marketing in the digital age. The reason: her ability to think creatively about giving people new ways to experience products through the digital world is increasingly at a premium as traditional advertising loses steam.“ Business Week Magazine Colleen was the Cyber Lions Jury President at the 55th edition of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival last year. She served in 2007 as a Titanium and Integrated Jury Member at this prestigious festival in France, and in 2006 sat on the Cannes Cyber Lions Jury. That same year, Advertising Age and the Advertising Women of New York association announced "25 Women to Watch" honoring the most savvy, empowered, accomplished and innovative women in the world of advertising, marketing and media; DeCourcy was named a member. She sits on the board of the IAB and on several start-ups.

Harry Kargman, founder and CEO, Kargo: Kargo is a mobile technology leader. Kargo helps publishers mobilize, distribute, and monetize their content. Harry is responsible for future product planning and the day to day strategic vision. Harry has been featured on 20/20, The Today Show, the New York Times, NPR and in major business publications around the world. Harry has spoken at CTIA, GSM, the CDMA World Congress, COMDEX and other events. Harry holds six patents on wireless technology and graduated with honors from Harvard College. Kargo was founded in 2003 and partners with major media companies to create the best in branded mobile sites, widgets and applications. Kargo leverages its global distribution relationships to build audience as well as its carrier billing capabilities and advertising management solutions. In addition, Kargo integrate community features and social media into its products to deliver engaged fans. Kargo works with major media companies including Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Shape, Motor Trend, Blackbook, Star Magazine, Tiger Beat, Spin Magazine, Consumer Reports and many others.