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Les Hinton

Chief Executive Officer, Dow Jones & Company

News, Information, and Technology: The New Age of Collective Intelligence

On Thursday, March 10, at the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston, Les Hinton, chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Company, spoke about the power of information in the digital age and what gives it value. Patrick Purcell, president and publisher of Herald Media Inc., introduced Hinton.


“ Everything we know about news and information is changing—what it is, where it comes from, how we consume it, and what we can trust.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“We are poised to make a quantum leap forward….As our collective human intelligence is amplified by collective machine intelligence [that] maps our interests to all the opportunities [available in] the world.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“It will be human ingenuity that must meet the challenge of bridging the gap between having all this information and making useful sense of it…. This is the essence of what gives information value.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“Newspapers have long played a central role in the creation of collective intelligence. Newspapers create a community of interest…with facts, insight, judgment, and now, technical innovation as well.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »


The Wall Street Journal: “Dow Jones CEO: Surprised at the uptake of WSJ on iPad” READ ARTICLE »

Reuters: “News Corp's Hinton: Tablet subscriptions soar” READ ARTICLE »

Boston Herald: “Dow Jones chief touts mobile news model, cites iPad impact” READ ARTICLE »

Boston Business Journal: “CEO says WSJ tablet use is taking off” READ ARTICLE »

Les Hinton, Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones, addresses the Chief Executives' Club of Boston.
From left to right: Patrick McGovern, Chairman, International Data Group; Patrick Purcell, President, Herald Media; Wyc Grousbeck, Managing Partner & Governor, Boston Celtics; Les Hinton, Chief Executive Officer, Dow Jones.
Clockwise, from bottom left: Patrick Purcell, President, Herald Media; The Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor, City of Boston; Laura Sen, President & CEO, BJ's Wholesale Club; Eric Slifka, President & CEO, Global Partners; Brad Irwin, President & CEO, Welch's; Joseph Petrowski, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Oil - Cumberland Farms; Frank Doyle, President & CEO, Connell Limited Partnership; Patrick McGovern, Chairman, International Data Group; Christopher Mayer, Publisher, Boston Globe; Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the House, MA House of Representatives; Wyc Grousbeck, Managing Partner & Governor, Boston Celtics.
Another "who's who" crowd gathered at The Chief Executives' Club of Boston!
Members of the media gather around Mr. Hinton following his remarks.