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Philippe P. Dauman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom, Inc.

The Innovator's Dilemma in 2010

At the Chief Executives' Club of Boston on Thursday, March 25, Philippe P. Dauman, president and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc., discussed the global, technological, and generational changes that are transforming business today, and extolled education as the key to ongoing innovation and growth in America. Robert K. Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and chairman of The Kraft Group, introduced Dauman.

Take Aways

“We have to complete the transition to a distributive content model that distributes our brands to audiences on air, online, on mobile, on screen in HD, in 3-D ... wherever the consumer is, we have to be.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“We need to create deep, immersive entertainment experiences for audiences typically rooted in TV, and we have to make it easy for viewers to socialize around, and with, our programming.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“Shortchanging our kids [educationally] is an economic issue, the most important economic issue of all in the long term.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“It is critical in the choice for a [motion picture] production to have appropriate [tax] incentives.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »


BusinessWeek: “Viacom says 3-D theater shortage to last 18 months (Update 1)” READ ARTICLE »

BusinessWeek: “Viacom chief says YouTube clips conflicted with licensing deals” READ ARTICLE » “Viacom CEO sees 3-D screen constraints for 18 more months” READ ARTICLE »

Boston Globe: “Viacom chief upbeat on TV and film industry” READ ARTICLE »

Boston Herald: “Viacom CEO: Shows entertain, get real” READ ARTICLE »

Event Photos

Check out that crowd!  Speaker's Table Clockwise, from bottom left:  Fr. William P. Leahy, S.J. (President, Boston College); The Hon. Thomas Menino (Mayor, City of Boston); Edmund Kelly (Chairman, President & CEO, Liberty Mutual); Patrick Prevost (President & CEO, Cabot); Thomas May (Chairman, President & CEO, NSTAR); James Boyle (President, John Hancock Financial Services); John Fish (President & CEO, Suffolk Construction); The Hon. Margaret Marshall (Chief Justice, MA Supreme Judicial Court); Joseph Hooley (President & CEO, State Street); Robert Kraft (Owner, New England Patriots)


Members of the media gather around Mr. Dauman following his remarks.