Lecture Friday, April 1, 2011 | 6:30 PM

Talking Tech with Sony and the Wall Street Journal

Zankel Hall
In a candid conversation with Walt Mossberg, Sir Howard Stringer discusses where consumer technology is heading—the smartphone explosion, the rise of e-readers and tablets, and the transformation of TV technology and programming. They also touch on the recent events in Japan, the resiliency of the Japanese people, and how it may impact the technology industry.


  • Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO, and President of Sony Corporation
  • Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist


  • Sir Howard Stringer

    Sir Howard Stringer has been Chairman and CEO of Sony Corporation since June 2005. He added the responsibility of President in 2009. He is also a Representative Corporate Officer of Sony Corporation. Additionally, Sir Howard serves as Chairman and CEO of Sony Corporation of America, as well as corporate head of Sony Corporation's Entertainment Business Group. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Sony Corporation and of Sony Music Entertainment, and oversees Sony's other music-related holdings in the US. Sir Howard is also Chairman of the Board of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, a joint venture of Sony Corporation and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson.

    Prior to joining Sony in 1997, Sir Howard had a distinguished 30-year career as a journalist, producer, and executive at CBS Inc. As president of CBS from 1988 to 1995, he was responsible for all broadcast activities. Sir Howard held numerous positions at CBS News, including president, executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and executive producer of the CBS Reports documentary unit, which won virtually every major honor in broadcasting. He earned nine individual Emmys as a writer, director, and producer at CBS News from 1973 to 1983.

    A native of Cardiff, Wales, Sir Howard received the title of Knight Bachelor in the New Years Honours list of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on December 31, 1999. He holds a bachelor's and a master's in modern history from Oxford University.
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  • Walt Mossberg

    Walt Mossberg is the author and creator of the weekly personal-technology column in The Wall Street Journal that has appeared every Thursday since 1991. He is also the co-creator and co-producer of the technology industry's most prestigious annual conference, D: All Things Digital, and is the co-executive editor of the technology website

    In addition to personal technology, Mr. Mossberg writes the "Mossberg's Mailbox" column in the Journal, and edits the "Mossberg Solution" column, authored by his colleague Katherine Boehret.

    On television, Mr. Mossberg is a regular technology commentator for the Fox Business Network.
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JapanNYC Lead Sponsors are Epson Corporation; Mizuho Securities USA Inc.; Nomura Holding America Inc. and Nomura America Foundation; Kotaro ONO, The Chairman of The ONO Group; ROHM Co., Ltd. and Rohm Music Foundation; Sony Corporation; and Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

Supporting Sponsors are Deloitte LLP; Mitsubishi International Corporation; Suntory Holdings Limited and Suntory Hall; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Toshiba Corporation; and Toyota.

With additional funding from Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC; Asian Cultural Council; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; GWFF USA Inc.; ITOCHU International Inc.; J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York; Kawasaki Good Times Foundation; The NY Mets Foundation; Nihon Unisys, Ltd.; Nippon Express Foundation, Inc.; Nippon Life Insurance Company; Hiroko Onoyama and Ken Sugawara; Seiko Instruments Inc.; Subaru of America, Inc.; and Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation.

With special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan; Japan Tourism Agency; Japan National Tourism Organization; the Japan Foundation; and the Consulate-General of Japan in New York.

Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with the Wall Street Journal.
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