Chairman and CEO
There is no better tell-it-like-it-is exec in digital media than the razor-sharp Barry Diller, who is returning to the D stage. Born in San Francisco and raised in Beverly Hills, Diller is the chairman and senior executive of both IAC and Expedia, and has made an aggressive investment in Aereo, the Web TV service that main- stream TV networks abhor. Prior to this, Diller served as chief executive for a number of companies, including Fox Inc., where ￼he created Fox Broadcasting Company; and Paramount Pictures Corporation. Before joining Paramount, he served as VP of prime-time television for ABC Entertainment.