Robert Kyncl with Peter Guber

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:45-8:15am Continental Breakfast
8:15-9:15am Forum

Robert Kyncl
Chief Business Officer,

in conversation with Peter Guber,
Chairman & CEO,
Mandalay Entertainment

Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media

Downtown Los Angeles
500 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

$46 General Admission +  one copy of Streampunks
$20 General Admission 
* includes continental breakfast

Entertainment and tech insider Robert Kyncl is Chief Business Officer at YouTube, where he oversees all business functions including content, sales, marketing, platforms, access, and strategy. He was previously Vice President of Content at Netflix, where he spearheaded the company’s content acquisition for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet. 

Kyncl has been recognized as a major player in the entertainment world, and 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. 

Over a billion people turn to YouTube every single month to watch videos, from music, to late-night TV show clips, to news, sports, pet videos, and to how-to videos on cooking and makeup application.  The YouTube stars that have emerged are trailblazers in this new media platform known as“streampunks.”  

“Because YouTube is focused on a lot of different types of content at the same time, it has many opportunities, and the hardest thing is to figure out which ones you shouldn’t do, and focus on the ones you should.”

Robert Kyncl: YouTube Keynote Speech 2016

Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media, Kyncl, in collaboration with Google speechwriter Maany Peyvan, details the rise of YouTube and the stars of the streaming world,  the creative minds who have capitalized on it to become pop culture stars, and how streaming video is revolutionizing the media world. 

Peter Guber is Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment. Prior to Mandalay, Guber was Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment, Polygram Entertainment, Owner of Casablanca Record & Films, and President of Columbia Pictures. His box office hits include The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Rain Man (Academy Award for Best Picture), Batman, Flashdance, and The Kids Are All Right.  Guber is operating Owner of the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Owner of Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC).  He is Chairman of Dick Clark Productions and co-executive Chairman of esports’ Team Liquid.  Guber is a Regent of the University of California, a professor at UCLA and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Tell to Win.

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