Video: Data, Data, Data! Donchin, Schwartz, Schmidt, Jones, Kanefsky

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For the second year of the Legends & Leaders Video Series, Jack Myers invited Erica Schmidt, Global CEO, Cadreon, Lyle Schwartz, President of Investment, NA, GroupM US, Andrew Donchin, CIO, Dentsu Aegis Network, US, Louis Jones, EVP Media & Data Practice, 4As, and Jason Kanefsky, CIO, Havas to join him for a round table discussion about the forces impacting the media, marketing and advertising industries today. See the interview above. Watch the full series here.

Not surprisingly, the conversation kicked off with the impact of data on transforming the industry. Lyle Schwartz weighed in on the critical importance of balancing data with insights. Erica Schmidt spoke of the challenges of moving clients out of their comfort zone. Andy Donchin shared what keeps him up at night (hint: it’s not late-night lattés).

But Jason Kanefsy disagreed that data was the most transformational element impacting the industry. “I don’t think data is the story.” Click here to find out what he thinks the story is.

And in warning that the road ahead may be a long one, Louis Jones seemed to sum up what all of the executives were thinking. “We’re looking at the future and thinking ‘Wow, this business – we’ve been through a bunch of radical change.’ If you think that was tough, you better buckle up now because it’s about to get really difficult,” he said.

Watch more of this spirited exchange here and view all the round table discussions with senior industry executives at

The Legends & Leaders Video Series was made possible by a generous grant from Warner Brothers Media Sales and is presented by Jack Myers KnowledgeExchange and MediaVillage.

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