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John Stankey, Senior Executive Vice President AT&T / Time Warner Integration Request a speaker

John leads AT&T's Time Warner Merger Integration Planning Team and will be responsible for AT&T's media operations at the close of the AT&T/Time Warner transaction. John previously served as CEO - AT&T Entertainment Group which provides entertainment and communications experiences for more than 100 million TV, mobile and broadband subscribers. Under John, AT&T’s Entertainment Group has been a leader in creating new mobile video experiences for consumers, including the launch last year of DIRECTV NOW, a streaming video service; the integration of the company’s video, mobile and broadband operations; and creation of a new, made-for-streaming video technology platform.

John was named to that position after leading the company’s acquisition of DIRECTV in 2015, when he was AT&T’s Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for the company’s corporate strategy, M&A, and business development initiatives.

As Chief Strategy Officer, John worked with The Chernin Group to create Otter Media in 2014, a joint venture that acquires, invests in and launches over-the-top (OTT) video services. Today, Otter Media is one of the largest OTT and streaming-media companies, with more than 1.2 million paying subscribers and two of the top 20 subscription-video-on-demand services.

In his three-decade career with AT&T, John has held a variety of other senior leadership positions, including: President and CEO – AT&T Business Solutions; President and CEO – AT&T Operations; Group President – Telecom Operations; Chief Technology Officer; and Chief Information Officer.

A native of Los Angeles, he holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from UCLA.