Lachlan Murdoch of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox to speak at IGNITION 2017

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Business Insider is excited to announce that Lachlan Murdoch will speak at IGNITION 2017: The Future of Media.

Lachlan, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, serves as the executive cochairman of News Corp., the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, and the executive chairman of Nova Entertainment Group.

Since taking over for his father two years ago, Lachlan and his brother, James, who serves as the CEO of 21st Century Fox, have made a concerted effort to overhaul a company culture that for decades overlooked poor behaviour as long as the profits were rising, according to The New York Times. There may not be a better example of this than the firing of Fox News’ superstar host Bill O’Reilly earlier this year after a multitude of sexual-harassment allegations became public.

We are thrilled to hear Lachlan’s thoughts on the future of media given his extensive experience leading one of the most successful media empires on the planet. We can’t wait to hear his thoughts on the effects of the struggling cable industry and the plateauing movie-theatre industry on 21st Century Fox’s business as well as on News Corp.’s continued push into the digital world.

Lachlan joins HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Verizon executive Marni Walden as speakers at this year’s IGNITION conference. We will continue to announce new speakers throughout the summer, so continue to check in to see who else will be attending.

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