Producers Guild of America
New Media Council East
2007-2008 Panel and Salon Series
**THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCLUSIVE, MEMBERS ONLY EVENT**
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
SILICON ALLEY 2.0 – OLD LIONS RE-CHARGE: A conversation with DoubleClick Founder KEVIN RYAN and Silicon Alley Insider Editor-in-Chief (and former Merrill Lynch Internet stock analyst) HENRY BLODGET
Since we last knew them, DoubleClick founder Kevin Ryan and former Merrill Lynch Internet stock analyst Henry Blodget have traveled separate and very distinct paths. Ryan’s celebrated company was sold spectacularly in 2007 to Google for $3.1 billion and he has since re-emerged with a new fund and a new vision for Internet growth, while Blodget, suffering a period of downfall and disgrace, has re-emerged as the key voice of noted blog Silicon Alley Insider. The two join together for a one-on-one conversation about the next and new things in Silicon Alley’s fertile Web 2.0 environment.
A conversation featuring:
Kevin Ryan, Founder and CEO, AlleyCorp.
Kevin is CEO of AlleyCorp, a New York-based holding company. Kevin founded Silicon Alley Insider, Panther Express, ShopWiki and Music Nation, and holds investments in TheLadders and BrandAlley. From 1996-2005, Kevin was the President and later CEO of DoubleClick, where he helped build the company from a startup of 20 people to a global leader with more than 1,500 employees. Kevin is on the board of Human Rights Watch and is a member of the Insead International Council, Yale International Council, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has served in the past on the boards of the Direct Marketing Association, the Ad Council and the advisory board of Doctors Without Borders. He received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.
Henry Blodget, CEO, Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Silicon Alley Insider
Prior to co-founding Silicon Alley Insider, Henry served as CEO of Cherry Hill Research, a research and consulting firm, and contributed to Slate, Newsweek International, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes Online, Business 2.0, Euromoney, New York, Financial Times, and other publications. He edits an award-winning blog, Internet Outsider, and is the author of The Wall Street Self-Defense Manual: A Consumer’s Guide to Investing. He has been a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR.
From 1994-2001, Henry worked in corporate finance and equity research at Prudential Securities, Oppenheimer & Co., and Merrill Lynch. He ran Merrill’s global Internet research practice and was ranked the No. 1 Internet and eCommerce analyst on Wall Street by Institutional Investor and Greenwich Associates. He was later keelhauled by then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in a wide-ranging complaint about conflicts of interest between the research and banking divisions of brokerage firms (for details, please see https://www.sec.gov/
). Henry attended Yale University and was born and raised in New York.
A wine and cheese networking reception will precede the conversation programming.
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Event hosted by Marc Scarpa, founder, Producers Guild of America, New Media Council East. This event will take place in New York City.