Overview: This signature MFM event will give attendees a look at issues that will affect media companies in the year ahead. 

Opening keynote speaker, Marci Ryvicker, will kick off the seminar with A View of The Television Ecosystem: What Happens Now? She will take us through what she sees as the challenges facing programmers, cable operators, and even new entrants as they navigate the rapid change in consumer viewing habits. Also speaking will be Jared DiPalma, CFO of NBC News. Jared will talk about the strategies NBC uses to position itself as the number one brand in news and information; provide details about the network’s global expansion with Sky; and explain their approach to the historic 2020 presidential election.

Media Outlook co-chairs Antonella Ricciardi, senior vice president and group controller NBCUniversal & Telemundo and George Berbari, Director, International Revenue Planning & Analysis, A+E Networks are planning an event you don’t want to miss.

Eligible participants may earn up to four [4] CPE credits.

Date: Thursday, September 12
Time: 8:00am - 12:20pm 

Offices of Lowenstein Sandler LLP
1251 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 17
New York, New York


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8:00 AM  Registration
8:00 AM–8:30 AM Breakfast sponsored by Stout

8:30 AM–8:40 AM Co-Chairs – welcome and introductions
8:40 AM–9:30 AM Keynote Speaker:
Marci Ryvicker
, Managing Director, Wolfe Research

A View of The Media Ecosystem: What Happens Now?
(SKA/1 CPE/O) 
9:30 AM–10:20 AM Nolly Evans, VP, Strategy & Business Development
NBCU News Group, NBCUniversal; and Joanne O’Brien,
SVP HR NBC News & MSNBC, NBCUniversal
Positioning NBC News as the #1 News and Information Brand


10:20 AM–10:40 AM Break sponsored by HighRadius

10:40 AM–11:30 AM

Moderator: Ron Schneier, Sr Digital Media Consultant,
AMC Networks/BBC America 

Panelists: Tom Ziangas, SVP Research, AMC Networks;
Steve Luttinger, Media Consultant, Spectrum Reach and 
Mike Keyserling, COO, Philo
Streaming Wars... from research, advertising, and 
programming points of view

11:30 AM–12:20 PM

Privacy and Cybersecurity Laws Move at Lightning Speed:
Top 5 Things You Need to Know for 2020
Mary J. Hildebrand, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP,  
Founder and Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity
(BL/1 CPE/O)

CPE: Up to 4 Units  

Learning Objectives:

Keynote Address – A View of the Media Ecosystem: What Happens Now?

  • Demonstrable understanding of a minimum of three challenges facing programmers, cable operators, and new entrants as they navigate the rapid change in consumer viewing habits.

Positioning NBC News as the #1 Brand in News and Information

  • Communicate two strategies NBCU News deployed to support its brand position;
  • Discuss three challenges inherent in covering the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Streaming Wars

  • Explain what research shows about consumer response to streaming service offerings;
  • Describe a minimum of two considerations for financial modeling of streaming services.

Privacy and Cybersecurity Laws Move at Lightning Speed: Top 5 Things You Need to Know for 2020

  • Discuss new U.S. cybersecurity laws for 2020;
  • Explain why data flow is an important consideration in privacy regulations;
  • Ability to determine steps to take in the event of a cyber-breach. 

CPE information for CPAs

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES/ADVANCE PREPARATION: No course prerequisites or advance preparation are required for any sessions.



Area – Maximum Number of CPE Credits


Business Law - 1


Specialized Knowledge and Applications - 3


CPE: 1 CPE credit available for minimum of 50 minutes participation. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits are granted based on 50-minute hour.  Attendance at all CFO Summit sessions qualifies each CPA, or other person entitled to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours, for up to four [4] CPE credits.

Those eligible for CPE credits will be asked to sign in to receive a CPE certificate.  They will also receive a program evaluation form which they are encouraged to complete.  Attendance forms are kept on file for six (6) years.

Questions? Call 1-847-716-7000. Registration deadline is September 5 at 5:00pm Central. Registrations received after 09/5/18 will be charged a $50 late fee. All written cancellations need to be sent to MFM prior to 09/5/19. Any cancellations received 09/5/19 that date will not be eligible for a refund.

Media Financial Management Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: