Host & Moderators

Ahmad Rashad
Host
NBA TV
Ahmad Rashad

Host
NBA TV

Emmy award-winning sportscaster Ahmad Rashad is the host of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony. A host and commentator for NBC during four Olympics, Rashad won an Emmy for his work on the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. He was executive producer, managing editor and host of the Emmy-nominated show NBA Inside Stuff for 16 seasons and hosted several NBA TV series, including NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad and One on One with Ahmad Rashad.

An All-American at Oregon, Rashad is the only player to lead the Pac-8 conference in scoring from two different positions and was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

Rashad played 11 NFL seasons, including seven in Minnesota, where he earned four Pro Bowl selections, All-Pro honors and Pro Bowl MVP. In 2017, he was enshrined in the Vikings’ “Ring of Honor.” He began his broadcasting career with NBC in 1983, covering MLB, NFL, NBA, Olympics, track and field and SportsWorld during his 20 years with the network.

Wolf Blitzer
Lead Political Anchor
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
CNN
Wolf Blitzer

Lead Political Anchor
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
CNN

Wolf Blitzer has been with CNN for more than two decades and is the network’s lead political anchor. He anchors The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, a two-hour weekday news program airing daily at 5 p.m. ET. Blitzer plays a pivotal role in the network’s political coverage, most recently serving as CNN’s lead anchor for Election Night in America 2018.  Blitzer served as moderator for three of CNN’s primary presidential debates during the 2016 election cycle. In addition, Blitzer is known for his in-depth reporting on international news and his Middle East expertise. He began his career in 1972 working for Reuters in Tel Aviv.

Poppy Harlow
Anchor, CNN Newsroom
Host, Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
Poppy Harlow

Anchor, CNN Newsroom
Host, Boss Files with Poppy Harlow

Poppy Harlow anchors the weekday 9-11 a.m. ET edition of CNN Newsroom alongside Jim Sciutto. She also hosts the CNN podcast Boss Files with Poppy Harlow, where she has interviewed numerous global leaders, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Melinda Gates and more.

Harlow covers major international business events including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. She has interviewed the heads of the world’s largest banks, Jay-Z, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, and countless other luminaries. She also focuses her reporting on female leaders in business as well as the growing income and opportunity gap.

Harlow is a twice-Emmy nominated journalist and her reporting has won numerous industry awards, including the Gracie Award for best online investigative feature on financial fraud, and SABEW’s best in business award for online video. She is a proud mother of daughter Sienna and son Luca with her husband Sinisa.

Ernie Johnson
Studio Host
WarnerMedia/TNT
Ernie Johnson

Studio Host
WarnerMedia/TNT

Four-time Sports Emmy Award winner Ernie Johnson is in his 30th year as the studio host with Turner Sports. He hosts TNT’s Emmy Award winning Inside the NBA studio show with analysts Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith. Since 2011, Johnson has also served as a studio host for Turner and CBS’s coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

During his tenure with Turner Sports, Johnson has also been a game analyst, play-by-play announcer, and studio host for the network’s coverage of MLB, the NFL, PGA Championship, Open Championship, college football, Wimbledon, Winter Olympics and Goodwill Games. He received Emmys as best studio host/personality in 2001, 2006, 2014 and 2018.

John King
Chief National Correspondent
Anchor, Inside Politics
CNN
John King

Chief National Correspondent
Anchor, Inside Politics
CNN

John King is CNN’s chief national correspondent. He anchors Inside Politics, which airs weekdays at noon and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. ET. King is an award-winning journalist who has covered eight presidential elections and has reported from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. King plays an instrumental role in CNN’s daily reporting and breaking news coverage, most recently as a prominent part of the network’s Election Night in America 2018 coverage. In addition, King is known for his experience covering major international events. King, who joined CNN in 1997, began his career working for the Associated Press in Rhode Island and Boston.

Adam Lashinsky
Executive Editor
FORTUNE
Adam Lashinsky

Executive Editor
FORTUNE

Adam Lashinsky is executive editor of FORTUNE, where he oversees all live events and technology-industry coverage. In addition to maintaining a full feature-writing load for the magazine, Lashinsky is editorial director of FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech, an annual conference in Aspen; co-chair of the annual FORTUNE Global Forum; and columnist for the daily newsletter Data Sheet. He is the author of Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination as well as the 2012 New York Times bestseller Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works. Lashinsky also is a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel.



Participants

Charles Barkley
Analyst
WarnerMedia/TNT
Charles Barkley

Analyst
WarnerMedia/TNT

Charles Barkley is in his 20th consecutive year as an analyst for TNT’s Sports Emmy Award winning Inside the NBA studio show.  Barkley, who has won four Sports Emmys in the Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst category, first joined Turner for the 2000-01 NBA season. Barkley and Ernie Johnson co-host The Steam Room weekly podcast, which debuted during the 2019-20 NBA season. In 2016, the iconic Inside the NBA – with Barkley, long-time host Ernie Johnson and fellow analysts Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal – was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

In addition to his NBA responsibilities, Barkley serves as a studio analyst for Turner and CBS’ NCAA Division I Men’s Championship coverage. Barkley also served as host and executive producer for TNT’s The Race Card in 2017.

 

Sue Bird
WNBA Player
Seattle Storm
Sue Bird

WNBA Player
Seattle Storm

Regarded as the world’s premier point guard, Sue Bird is the WNBA’s all-time leader in assists and known for being selfless, driven, encouraging, funny and smart. Bird is a seasoned veteran and a born leader who has dominated at every level. She is one of only seven women to win an Olympic Gold Medal (she’s won four), a World Championship Gold Medal (she’s won four) an NCAA Championship (she’s won two), and a WNBA Championship (she’s won three). Bird is also a five-time Euroleague Champion, an 11-time WNBA All-Star, and she was voted by the fans as one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time.

Off the court, you can currently find Bird as a basketball analyst on ESPN, as a front office executive with the Denver Nuggets, and as working as an advocate for equality, health and wellness, and expanding opportunities for girls.

Mark Cuban
Chairman, AXS TV
Owner, Dallas Mavericks
Mark Cuban

Chairman, AXS TV
Owner, Dallas Mavericks

Mark Cuban has always been a businessman. At age 12, he was selling garbage bags door to door; at Indiana University, he started several ventures and briefly owned the most popular bar in town; and after he moved to Dallas, he created MicroSolutions, a computer consulting service. He went on to sell MicroSolutions to CompuServe in 1990.

In 1995, Cuban and Todd Wagner came up with an internet-based solution that enabled the long-time friends to hear Hoosiers’ basketball games in Texas. That solution was Broadcast.com — streaming audio over the internet. Four years later, Broadcast.com (then Audionet) would be sold to Yahoo for $5.6 billion.

In 2000, Cuban purchased the Dallas Mavericks, and he has turned the Mavs into one of the NBA’s most successful franchises, highlighted by Dallas’ victory in the 2011 NBA Finals. Forbes magazine lists the Mavericks as one of the most valuable sports franchises.

In addition to the Mavs, Cuban is chairman and CEO of AXS TV, one of ABC’s “Sharks” on the hit show Shark Tank, and an investor in an ever-growing portfolio of businesses.

Baron Davis
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Business Inside the Game (BIG) &
Sports & Lifestyle in Culture (SLiC)
Baron Davis

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Business Inside the Game (BIG) &
Sports & Lifestyle in Culture (SLiC)

Entrepreneur, investor, and two-time NBA All-Star and record-holder, Baron Davis played for the Charlotte Hornets, the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the New York Knicks during his 13-year career. Known for his electrifying style on the court, Davis was a powerful point guard, who won national acclaim for executing in crucial, high-pressure moments, when his team needed him the most. As a businessman, Baron was one of the original investors for Vitaminwater and helped launch Thrive Market.

Davis is also the founder and CEO of several companies, including Sports and Lifestyle in Culture (SLiC), The Black Santa Company, Business Inside the Game (BIG) and No Label — each with the objective of combining creative talent with original publication and production to develop and provide educational and empowering stories that appeal to global audiences of all ages.

James L. Dolan
Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
The Madison Square Garden Company
Executive Chairman, MSG Networks
James L. Dolan

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
The Madison Square Garden Company
Executive Chairman, MSG Networks

James L. Dolan is executive chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), which includes iconic venues: Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, California and The Chicago Theatre. The Company also announced plans to build state-of-the-art venues in Las Vegas and London, called MSG Sphere. Other MSG properties include the New York Knicks and Rangers; and in esports, Counter Logic Gaming and Knicks Gaming. In addition, the Company features the popular production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes; TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group; and Boston Calling Events, which produces the premier Boston Calling Music Festival. Dolan also serves as executive chairman of MSG Networks, which consists of two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, and is on the board of AMC Networks.

Dolan was the driving force behind star-studded events that raised millions of dollars for the families of 9/11 victims and for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy relief. He supports Garden of Dreams, a non-profit that helps children throughout the New York area, and serves on the board of The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research.

Luka Dončić
NBA All-Star Guard
Dallas Mavericks
Luka Dončić

NBA All-Star Guard
Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic is one of the game’s top young players and a budding superstar. Doncic, the third overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, became the first NBA player since Oscar Robertson to average at least 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists per game in his debut season. He was a near-unanimous choice as 2018-19 NBA Rookie of the Year, garnering 98 of the 100 first-place votes.

Doncic has continued to make history in his sophomore season, notching more triple-doubles before his 21st birthday than any player in history en route to his first All-Star nod. In a December win over Golden State, he became the first NBA player to tally at least 30 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists while playing less than 30 minutes in a game. Before joining the Mavs, the Slovenian-born Doncic was named EuroLeague MVP — the youngest player so honored — after leading Real Madrid to the title.

Marie Donoghue
Vice President
Global Sports Video

Amazon
Marie Donoghue

Vice President
Global Sports Video

Amazon

Marie Donoghue is vice president of global sports video at Amazon, overseeing Amazon’s global sports content business. In her role, she leads Amazon’s worldwide sports strategy, identifying and evaluating new opportunities, and enabling customers to access live and on-demand sports content, on hundreds of devices, in more than 200 countries and territories.

Prime members from around the world can now watch live sporting events like Thursday Night Football, the Premier League, US Open (tennis), AVP Pro Beach Volleyball, the Laver Cup, and Next Gen ATP Finals, and can subscribe to streaming services such as MLB.TV, NBA League Pass, and PGA TOUR LIVE through Prime Video Channels. Rights and availability vary by country.

Over the course of her career, Donoghue has received considerable recognition, including “Most Influential People in Sports” (Sports Business Journal), “Power 100 Women in Entertainment” (The Hollywood Reporter), “New York Impact List” (Variety), “The Most Powerful Women in Cable” (CableFax: The Magazine), “Women to Watch” (Advertising Age and Advertising Women of New York) and “Game Changers” (Sports Business Journal).

Prior to joining Amazon, Donoghue was at ESPN for more than 18 years, where she most recently served as executive vice president, global business and content strategy, leading the ongoing development and implementation of ESPN’s enterprise-wide business and content strategy.

Tony Goncalves
Chief Executive Officer
Otter Media
Tony Goncalves

Chief Executive Officer
Otter Media

Tony Goncalves serves a dual role at WarnerMedia as CEO of Otter Media and overseeing the development of its direct-to-consumer streaming service, HBO Max. Otter Media, a leader in fan-centric, digital-first entertainment, houses a portfolio of digital media brands including Fullscreen, Crunchyroll, VRV, Rooster Teeth, Gunpowder & Sky and Hello Sunshine. Before his role at WarnerMedia, Goncalves served as head of strategy and business development for AT&T, leading the company’s entry into over the top (OTT) with DIRECTV NOW and overseeing the Otter Media relationship with The Chernin Group.

Prior to his position at AT&T, Goncalves held a number of roles at DIRECTV. He founded and led the company’s digital products division, reporting to CEO Mike White, and spearheaded the shift to mobile video and innovation outside the traditional content distribution space, including the launch of the NFL Sunday Ticket OTT product.

Goncalves serves on the Advisory Board of his alma mater, the Iona College Hagan School of Business, is a member of the CommonSense Media NY Advisory Council, a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, and a supporter of Upwardly Global, a grassroots organization based in NY that assists skilled immigrants in securing work in the US.

Grant Hill
Basketball Analyst
WarnerMedia/TNT

Vice Chairman, Atlanta Hawks
Grant Hill

Basketball Analyst
WarnerMedia/TNT

Vice Chairman, Atlanta Hawks

Grant Hill is in his seventh season as a Turner Sports basketball analyst across NBA TV (studio analyst), NBA on TNT (game analyst), and NCAA March Madness (lead game analyst on Turner/CBS’s joint coverage).

Hill, the third player selected in the 1994 NBA Draft, played 19 seasons (1994-2013) in the NBA. His honors included the 1994-95 NBA Rookie of the Year Award (shared with Jason Kidd), seven All-Star selections, and a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Hill led all players in All-Star votes in each of his first two seasons, and he was the first player to win the NBA Sportsmanship Award three times.

Hill earned his degree in history and political science from Duke, where he helped the Blue Devils win back-to-back NCAA titles in 1991 and 1992. In 2018, he was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Mellody Hobson
Co-Chief Executive Officer & President
Ariel Investments
Mellody Hobson

Co-Chief Executive Officer & President
Ariel Investments

As co-CEO, Mellody Hobson is responsible for all firm-wide management, including strategic planning and growth as well as every aspect of Ariel’s business beyond research and portfolio management. Prior to her formal appointment as co-CEO, Hobson served as Ariel’s president for nearly two decades and chairperson of the board for Ariel Investment Trust.

Beyond her work at Ariel, Hobson has become a nationally recognized voice on financial literacy and investor education. She is a regular contributor and analyst on finance, the markets and economic trends for CBS News. She also pens a column for Black Enterprise magazine.

Hobson’s leadership has not only been invaluable to Ariel but to corporate boardrooms as well. Specifically, she is vice chair of Starbucks, a director of JPMorgan Chase, and a director of Quibi, a short-form video content company. Previously, she was a long-standing board member of the Estée Lauder Companies and chaired the board of DreamWorks Animation until which time she facilitated its sale to Comcast.

Paul E. Jacobs
Vice Chairman & Alternate Governor
Sacramento Kings
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
XCOM Labs, Inc.
Paul E. Jacobs

Vice Chairman & Alternate Governor
Sacramento Kings
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
XCOM Labs, Inc.

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs founded XCOM in 2018 to create the highest performance wireless communications systems with the world’s most creative engineers and businesspeople.

As former CEO and executive chairman of Qualcomm, Dr. Jacobs spearheaded its efforts to develop and commercialize fundamental mobile technology breakthroughs that fueled the wireless internet and smartphone revolutions. During his tenure (2005-2014) as CEO, Qualcomm’s revenues quadrupled and its market capitalization doubled. Dr. Jacobs is a prolific inventor with more than 80 U.S. patents granted or pending in the field of wireless technology and devices.

Dr. Jacobs, an owner and vice chairman of the Sacramento Kings, earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He founded Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and was the university’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Jacobs is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Andy Jassy
Chief Executive Officer
Amazon Web Services
Andy Jassy

Chief Executive Officer
Amazon Web Services

Andy Jassy is founder and CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. Jassy launched AWS in 2006 and has managed an inventive and nimble team that has delivered more than 165 services for compute, storage, networking, databases, analytics, mobile, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, security, hybrid, and enterprise applications. Today, AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world – from the fastest growing startups to the largest enterprises and leading government agencies.

Prior to founding AWS, Jassy held several leadership positions across Amazon. Shortly after joining the company in 1997, he authored the business plan for Amazon’s Music business and served as its Director of Product Management and General Manager. Jassy also started the Amazon Customer Relationship Management (CRM) team, led marketing for Amazon, and was Technical Advisor (shadow) to Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

Jassy is active in Seattle education initiatives, serving on the Board of Trustees for Rainier Scholars and as chair of Rainier Prep’s Board of Directors.

Jassy earned his AB from Harvard University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Magic Johnson Enterprises
Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Magic Johnson Enterprises

Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Earvin “Magic” Johnson has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity from the court into the business world as chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE). MJE provides high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities.

Still a commanding presence in popular culture, Johnson co-owns MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers, WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks and MLS’s Los Angeles Football Club. He continues to expand his influence through his many businesses, including Equitrust Life Insurance Company and SodexoMAGIC, while broadening his scope into infrastructure and technology. Through a new fund, Johnson is investing millions of dollars in infrastructure improvement in the U.S. He is also one of the leading investors in a number of minority-owned tech companies including ShotTracker, Uncharted Power, and Jopwell.

Ted Leonsis
Founder, Chairman, Principal Partner
& Chief Executive Officer

Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Ted Leonsis

Founder, Chairman, Principal Partner
& Chief Executive Officer

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Ted Leonsis is founder, chairman, principal partner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the 2019 WNBA Champion Washington Mystics, the NHL’s 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go and the NBA2K League’s Wizards District Gaming. Leonsis is a co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid. Monumental also owns the 20,000-seat Capital One Arena and operates MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the Capitals’ training facility, and George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena.

Monumental also runs Monumental Sports Network, a first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile and over-the-top platforms. In addition, Leonsis is co-founder and a partner at Revolution Growth, a $1 billion set of investment funds. He sits on a variety of boards, including American Express and Groupon, and is the former vice chairman and president of AOL.

Marne Levine
Vice President, Global Partnerships, Business
& Corporate Development

Facebook
Marne Levine

Vice President, Global Partnerships, Business
& Corporate Development

Facebook

Marne Levine is vice president of global partnerships, business and corporate development at Facebook, where she works in service of the community of more than 2.8 billion users across the Facebook family of apps and services. She is responsible for building partnerships across the family of apps and services, including sports partnerships, e-commerce and payments initiatives, video content strategies and more.

Levine was chief operating officer of Instagram from 2014 to 2019 and Facebook’s first vice president of global public policy from 2010 to 2014. Before Facebook, she served in the Obama administration as chief of staff of the National Economic Council (NEC) and special assistant to the president for economic policy. She began her career in 1993 at the Department of the Treasury, where she held leadership positions during the Clinton administration.

Zhen Liu
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Development

Bytedance
Zhen Liu

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Development

Bytedance

Zhen Liu is the senior vice president of corporate development at ByteDance. Prior to joining ByteDance, she served as senior vice president at Uber China. Before joining Uber, Liu spent nine years at renowned law firms in Silicon Valley, advising tech companies on U.S.-China cross-border transactions, capital markets activity, and corporate governance. She holds degrees in law from the University of California, Berkeley and Renmin University in China.

Neal Mohan
Chief Product Officer
YouTube
Neal Mohan

Chief Product Officer
YouTube

Neal Mohan is chief product officer at YouTube. He is responsible for YouTube products, user experience, and trust and safety on all platforms and devices globally. This includes YouTube on mobile, desktop and TV devices, experiences such as YouTube Music, Kids, and VR, and YouTube’s two subscription services, YouTube Premium and YouTube TV. Products for media partners, content creators and musicians are also part of Mohan’s portfolio. In his role ensuring trust and safety across the YouTube ecosystem, he oversees the creation and enforcement of its content policies and community guidelines.

Previously, Mohan served as senior vice president of display and video ads at Google. In this role he was responsible for the company’s advertising offerings on YouTube, the Google Display Network, AdSense, AdMob, and the DoubleClick family of programmatic ad platform products. He focused on growing the overall digital media industry by building innovative solutions for millions of Google’s advertising and media partners around the world.

Stephen Pagliuca
Co-Owner & Managing General Partner
Boston Celtics

Co-Chairman, Bain Capital
Stephen Pagliuca

Co-Owner & Managing General Partner
Boston Celtics

Co-Chairman, Bain Capital

Steve Pagliuca is a managing partner, co-owner and chairman of the basketball committee of the Boston Celtics. During the past decade, Pagliuca has played a leadership role in the development of the Celtics’ basketball strategy and operations.

In addition, he is the president of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, the charitable arm of the organization. The Shamrock Foundation helps children gain access to housing, healthcare and other services in partnership with local charities. Pagliuca also serves as an alternate member of the NBA Board of Governors.

A highly accomplished business leader, Pagliuca is co-chairman of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm that is based in Boston. Bain Capital provides capital and expertise to a wide range of companies from start-ups to multibillion-dollar enterprises. An active investor in the media, technology, financial services and healthcare industries, he has helped to build Bain Capital into one of the world’s leading investment companies.

Pagliuca, who serves as trustee of the Bain Capital Children’s Charity, received the Ron Burton Humanitarian Award in 2019. In 2018, he received the Harvard Business School Association of Boston’s 2018 Business and Community Leader of the Year Award in recognition of his contributions to leadership and dedication and commitment to numerous nonprofits in Boston and beyond. He received the American Dream Award from Habitat for Humanity in 2010 for his outstanding contributions to enhancing the Greater Boston Community and in 2005 he received the Bright Star Award from President Clinton for recognition of his community charitable activities.

Candace Parker
WNBA Player, Los Angeles Sparks
Basketball Analyst, WarnerMedia/TNT
Candace Parker

WNBA Player, Los Angeles Sparks
Basketball Analyst, WarnerMedia/TNT

Candace Parker was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks, following a championship career at Tennessee where she led the Lady Vols to consecutive NCAA championships in 2007 and 2008. Parker became the first player to earn WNBA MVP and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season, and she was named Finals MVP after leading the Sparks to the 2016 WNBA title.

Parker’s honors include three WNBA All-Star nods, the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game MVP Award, and six All-WNBA selections. She also led Team USA to gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. In addition to playing in the WNBA and being one of the most influential female athletes of this generation, Parker is a rising broadcasting star for Turner, covering the NBA and the NCAA tournament, and a single mother to her beautiful daughter Lailaa, who is 10 years old.

Chris Paul
NBA All-Star Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder
President, NBPA
Chris Paul

NBA All-Star Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder
President, NBPA

Chris Paul, playing in his 15th season, continues to shine on the court, cementing his place as one of the NBA’s all-time greats. He earned his 10th All-Star selection this season after a stellar first half in which he led the surprising Thunder into playoff contention.

Paul, who entered the League as the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, tops active players in career assists and steals and ranks seventh in NBA history in both categories. His honors include the 2005-06 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, 2013 NBA All-Star Game MVP Award, eight All-NBA selections, and nine NBA All-Defensive Team selections.

Off the court, Paul has served as president of the NBA Players Association since 2013 and is involved in a number of charitable endeavors through his Chris Paul Family Foundation. In 2016, he received the “Human Spirit Award” from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and was named ESPN’s “Sports Humanitarian of the Year.”

Jimmy Pitaro
President, ESPN
Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks
Jimmy Pitaro

President, ESPN
Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks

Jimmy Pitaro was named ESPN president and co-chair, Disney Media Networks, on March 5, 2018, after serving eight years as a top Disney executive.

Pitaro’s record of success leading businesses focused on consumer products, digital initiatives and sports made him the quintessential selection for ESPN at a pivotal point in its history: a time of unprecedented technological advancements and rapidly changing consumer habits.

Since February 2016, Pitaro had served as chairman of Disney’s consumer products and interactive media division, the world’s largest licenser of consumer products. Pitaro originally joined The Walt Disney Company in 2010 as co-president, Disney Interactive. Pitaro came to Disney from Yahoo, where he rose to head of media.

Pitaro earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell in 1991 and a law degree from St. John’s in 1994.

Vivek Ranadivé
Owner, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sacramento Kings
Vivek Ranadivé

Owner, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sacramento Kings

Vivek Ranadivé is the owner and chairman of the Sacramento Kings. He is an entrepreneur, technology visionary, best-selling author and philanthropist recognized for his innovative thinking.

As a technology entrepreneur, he pioneered the use of real-time event processing software and created TIBCO, a multibillion dollar software company. In addition to digitizing Wall Street, his software became the central nervous system for most of the world’s largest companies and government agencies. He is known as “Mr. Real Time,” which reflects his belief that by getting the right information to the right place at the right time, you can make the world a better place.

Ranadivé is a longtime basketball fan whose affiliation with the NBA began in 2010, when he became the co-owner and vice chairman of the Golden State Warriors. In 2013, he became the first Indian majority owner of an NBA team when he purchased the Sacramento Kings, securing the team’s future in California’s capital city. Under Ranadivé’s leadership, the Kings have invested $1 billion in the downtown area, creating thousands of jobs, revitalizing the region and building the next great American city.

Michael Rubin
Founder & Executive Chairman, Fanatics
Partner, Philadelphia 76ers & New Jersey Devils

Co-Chair, REFORM Alliance
Michael Rubin

Founder & Executive Chairman, Fanatics
Partner, Philadelphia 76ers & New Jersey Devils

Co-Chair, REFORM Alliance

Renowned internet entrepreneur Michael Rubin is the founder and executive chairman of Fanatics, the global leader for licensed sports merchandise. Rubin, who is a partner with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, also owns two other businesses at the forefront of online commerce, the Rue Gilt Groupe and ShopRunner.

At a time when the retail industry is experiencing massive upheaval, Rubin has envisioned a new model for commerce he calls Vertical Commerce. This V-Commerce approach gives Fanatics the ability to quickly design, manufacture and sell a broad range of merchandise and jerseys under the Fanatics, Majestic and Nike brands, better serving the insatiable real-time appetite of fans worldwide.

In addition to his entrepreneurial success, Rubin is a criminal justice reform advocate and the co-chairman of the REFORM Alliance, an organization dedicated to advancing criminal justice reform.

Steve Stoute
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
United Masters + Translation
Steve Stoute

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
United Masters + Translation

Steve Stoute is an advertising entrepreneur and music industry pioneer. The founder and CEO of both UnitedMasters and Translation, Stoute was named “Executive of the Year” by Ad Age in 2013. With funding from Alphabet, Andreessen Horowitz and 21st Century Fox, Stoute’s companies operate at the intersection of technology, culture, innovation and storytelling.

UnitedMasters is a revolutionary platform that enables artists to maximize their creative and economic potential while allowing them to maintain full ownership of their master recording rights. Translation is a leading agency bringing together award-winning creative and insights to connect brands to culture. Translation works with some of today’s leading brands, including State Farm, AT&T, NBA, and Kaiser Permanente. The two companies come together to offer a unique brand to culture platform that leverages cultural insights to connect brands to audiences in a new, sophisticated way.

Alicia Tillman
Chief Marketing Officer
SAP
Alicia Tillman

Chief Marketing Officer
SAP

As the global chief marketing officer of SAP, Alicia Tillman is responsible for creating and accelerating the company’s marketing strategy and brand recognition across the globe. She is focused on driving SAP’s vision of helping the world run better and improving people’s lives by building marketing programs that promote the company’s exceptional product innovation, its commitment to customers, and its ability to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The company is now ranked the 16th-most valuable brand by Brand Z and 22nd-most valuable brand by Forbes, rankings that have increased under Tillman’s leadership. She was ranked No. 14 on Forbes’ 2019 “Most Influential CMO” list.

Previously, Tillman was the CMO of SAP Ariba. Prior to joining SAP, she spent 11 years at American Express as the head of marketing and business services after leading public affairs, corporate communications, and media relations for the global business travel division.

Joe Tsai
Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman
Alibaba Group

Owner, Brooklyn Nets & New York Liberty
Joe Tsai

Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman
Alibaba Group

Owner, Brooklyn Nets & New York Liberty

Joe Tsai is a co-founder of Alibaba Group, a global internet technology company based in China. He is a member of the company’s board of directors and serves as its executive vice chairman. His career at Alibaba spans more than 20 years, during which he served as the company’s chief financial officer and oversaw strategic investments. He serves on the investment committees of Alibaba and its affiliate, Ant Financial, and is a founding member of Alibaba Partnership.

Tsai owns the Brooklyn Nets and the team’s arena, Barclays Center. He also owns the New York Liberty of the WNBA and the San Diego Seals of the National Lacrosse League. He has investments in the Premier Lacrosse League, Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer, and several sports media and technology companies.

Prior to founding Alibaba Group, Tsai was a private equity investor with Investor AB of Sweden’s Wallenberg family. He earned his bachelor and law degrees from Yale and practiced tax law with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York from 1990 to 1993.

Casey Wasserman
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
WASSERMAN
Casey Wasserman

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
WASSERMAN

Casey Wasserman is the chairman and chief executive officer of Wasserman, a leading sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing and management agency that represents brands, properties and talent on a global basis. He is also the chairman of LA 2028, the Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Wasserman headed the city’s successful bid campaign to host the 2028 games.

Wasserman also serves as president and CEO of the Wasserman Foundation, a private family foundation founded in 1952 by his grandparents Lew and Edie Wasserman. The foundation currently funds in the areas of education, arts & culture, health, service and global initiatives. Wasserman is a trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a board member of several renowned philanthropic organizations including The Jules Stein Eye Institute, The LBJ Presidential Library and The Motion Picture & Television Fund.

Strauss Zelnick
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Strauss Zelnick

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Strauss Zelnick, who founded ZMC in 2001, has a long history of leading media and communications enterprises and is deeply involved in originating investments, advising executives and guiding strategic and operational initiatives across all portfolio company investments. He currently serves as CEO and chairman of the board of Take-Two Interactive Software, and recently served as interim chairman of the board at CBS.

Prior to forming ZMC, Zelnick was president and CEO of BMG Entertainment, at that time one of the world’s largest music and entertainment companies with more than 200 record labels and operations in 54 countries. Before joining BMG Entertainment, he was president and CEO of Crystal Dynamics, a producer and distributor of interactive entertainment software.

Prior to that, he spent four years as president and chief operating officer of 20th Century Fox, where he managed all aspects of the company’s worldwide motion picture production and distribution business.

Jeff Zucker
Chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports
President, CNN
Jeff Zucker

Chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports
President, CNN

Jeff Zucker is the chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports. He has also served as president of CNN Worldwide since 2013. In that role, he oversees all of CNN’s businesses, including the CNN US television network, CNN International, HLN, all of CNN’s digital properties, and Great Big Story. His sports portfolio includes Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, and the AT&T Regional Sports Networks. In his six years at CNN, he has overseen a dramatic turnaround of the global news network and turned it into the most used digital news and information outlet in the world.

Zucker has compiled one of the most storied careers in media. He spent 25 years at NBC Universal, rising to be its CEO, and co-founded the online streaming service Hulu. After starting as an Olympic researcher for NBC Sports in 1986, he went on to assume responsibility for NBC’s Today show at age 26 and re-invented the historic morning news program. Following Today, he served as president of NBC Entertainment and went on to become the company’s president and CEO.