The Paley Center for Media's International Council 2009 NYC brought together the industry's top innovators from across the globe for the most talked about media event of 2009.
This session features a conversation with Tim Armstrong, Chairman & CEO, AOL with Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media.
Tim Armstrong has served as Chairman and CEO of AOL since 2009. In December of 2009, he took the company public on the New York Stock Exchange. AOL serves over 200 million consumers a month and is one of the world's biggest consumers brands.
Prior to joining AOL, Tim served as President of Google's Americas Operations and served on the company's operating committee. Prior to Google, Tim served as an executive of multiple Internet and media companies, including Snowball, Disney's ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures, and Paul Allen's Starwave Corporation. Tim also has started or co-founded multiple companies during his career including Associated Content (sold to Yahoo) and Patch (sold to AOL).
He is a graduate of Connecticut College, home of the Camels.
Pat Mitchell was appointed president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) effective March 15, 2006. Mitchell came to the Paley Center from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), where she was named president and chief executive officer in March 2000, the first woman and first producer and journalist to hold the position.
She is credited with leading public broadcasting into the digital future with such initiatives as the conversion from analog to digital broadcasting, the launch of a high-definition PBS channel and an on-demand and cable preschool children's service, the growth of PBS's website into one of the three most visited sites on the Internet, and the establishment of the Digital Future Initiative to help define models for public service media using new digital technologies.