Full Name
Jim Lanzone
Job Title
Executive-in-Residence, Benchmark Capital
Strategic Advisor, ViacomCBS
Speaker Bio
Jim Lanzone is Executive-in-Residence for Benchmark Capital and Strategic Advisor, ViacomCBS. He was previously CEO, CBS Interactive and CDO of CBS Corporation.

As Chief Digital Officer, Lanzone oversaw all digital matters at CBS Corporation and ensured that the company had a unified and innovative digital media strategy across its many divisions. This included the cultivation and growth of new and existing digital streaming services, helping to shape where and how CBS’s industry-leading content is consumed and distributed and exploring the potential of new platforms in the development of the next generation of premium content.

Lanzone joined CBS Interactive in 2011, leading the division to record financial and audience growth while playing an integral role in CBS’s overall multi-platform digital strategy. Under Lanzone’s leadership, CBS Interactive’s audience more than doubled, making it a perennial top 10 Internet property and the largest digital premium-content group in the world.  Lanzone modernized content creation, distribution and monetization efforts across CBS Interactive’s 25 + brands that span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming and consistently launched industry-leading products such as the CBS All Access subscription service, 24/7 digital news network CBSN, CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news network and ET Live.  CBS Interactive brands include CBS.com, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com, CNET, GameSpot and TVGuide.com.

Lanzone joined CBS Interactive from Clicker Media Inc., where he was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer; which was acquired by CBS in 2011. Prior to Clicker, Lanzone was the CEO of Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves), a top 10 global web property and leading search engine acquired by IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) in 2005. Lanzone holds a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D./M.B.A. from Emory University.
Jim Lanzone