The IFE Media and Technology Roundtable (MTR) brings together private and public sector leaders to explore the accelerating, technology-driven trends that are changing the nature of media – who creates it, how it is created, how it is monetized, the rise of new media and their threat to media incumbents, and the many new opportunities and challenges facing governments and policy processes that are generally still oriented around the traditional version of the “fourth estate.”A core assumption of MTR is that we are in a time of fundamental transformation in the media industry which is not easily understood yet will have powerful and long term effects throughout society.

MTR meets regularly for off-the-record dinners aimed at open dialogue between experts in the many different areas that shape media – business, technology, finance, journalism, entertainment, academia, and policy/government. Guest speakers are invited to each dinner to serve as a catalyst for the broader investigation of topics.

MTR is led by IFE Board Member Shane Green, President and CEO, Personal, and Henry Ellenbogen, Portfolio Manager of the T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund. IFE CEO and Founder Coach Kathy Kemper will join the group as well.

IFE Founder and CEO Coach Kathy Kemper, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Michelle K. Lee, and Microsoft’s John Paul Farmer.