In the Spotlight: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong Joins TheGrill 2018!

The new owner and executive chairman of The Los Angeles Times will be at TheWrap’s annual conference on October 1-2

Last Updated: September 26, 2018 @ 12:19 PM

TheGrill is delighted to welcome Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, owner and executive chairman of The Los Angeles Times, as the Spotlight Interview at TheGrill 2018 on October 1-2.

Soon-Shiong joins Wrap editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman for a one-on-one interview on Day Two of the conference, where he’ll talk about his career, his views of the media landscape, his extraordinary journey in life, and most notably the future of The Los Angeles Times, which has been buffeted by decades of ownership changes and challenges posed by the rise of digital media.

Born and raised during apartheid in South Africa, Dr. Soon-Shiong is a remarkable entrepreneur, scientist and civic leader who this year bought The Los Angeles Times with the aim of revitalizing the legacy news organization.

Dr. Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon, scientist, inventor, technologist and philanthropist, has devoted his career to understanding the fundamental biology driving life-threatening diseases and translating these insights into medical innovations with global impact.

Soon-Shiong joins a powerful lineup including producer Will Packer, AMC Networks President and CEO Josh Sapan, Showtime CEO David Nevins, Group Nine Media Founding CEO Ben Lerer, Dolby Laboratories Chief Scientist Poppy Crum, Helios and Matheson Analytics CEO Ted Farnsworth, REDEF CEO and Chief Curator Jason Hirschhorn, and many others!

Join us at TheGrill, TheWrap’s annual business conference, which leads the conversation on the convergence of entertainment, media and technology, bringing newsmakers together to debate the challenges and opportunities facing content in the digital age.