Mike Fries

Chief Executive Officer Liberty Global

Mike Fries is Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Liberty Global, the largest international TV and broadband company in the world, currently providing 25 million customers in over 30 countries with a combination of broadband, entertainment, and voice services. With more than 40,000 employees and $18 billion of group revenue, Liberty Global is recognized as a global leader in entertainment, media and broadband. The company is spearheading gigabit broadband speeds and is actively integrating traditional video and OTT platforms.  As a leader in the convergence of fixed and mobile, the company has quad play services in over 20 countries and over 10 million mobile subscribers. The company also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers.

Fries was a founding member of the management team that launched the company’s international expansion 27 years ago, and he has served in various strategic and operating capacities since that time. He was appointed president and chief executive officer in 2005 and is the vice chairman of Liberty Global's board of directors. He is also a member of its two-person executive committee along with the company’s Chairman, Dr. John C. Malone.

Fries is an engaged industry and community leader. He is a Telecom Governor and Steering Committee member of the World Economic Forum and a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. He serves as a trustee or board member of many organizations, including CableLabs, The Cable Center, Grupo Televisa, Lionsgate, Alliance for Choice in Education and Teach for America Colorado, and he chairs the board for the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Biennial of the Americas. Recognitions for his achievements include EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Media, Entertainment and Communications, Industry Leader of the Year by Digital TV Europe, and inductions into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and most recently the Cable Hall of Fame, which recognizes pioneers and leaders in the cable industry. Mike holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, where he serves on the Board of Trustees, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University, where he is a member of the Board of Overseers for the Business School.

SPEAKING SESSION:

Opening General Session, Keynote Speaker

DATE: Wednesday, October 18

TIME: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

LOCATION: Bellco Theater

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