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Columbia University, BA 1984

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Michael Wolf

Michael J. Wolf is Founder and Managing Director of ACTIVATE, a technology and strategy consulting firm which helps media, technology and communications businesses position their companies for growth. Headquartered in New York, Michael is joined by Anil Dash who is a partner.

Previously, Michael was President and Chief Operating Officer of MTV Networks where he was responsible for leading all of the business, technology and production operations for the $7bn television and interactive media company. He joined MTVN from McKinsey and Co., where he was global managing partner of the Media, Entertainment and Internet practice. Before that, he was a Senior Partner, and member of the board of directors and executive management team at Booz Allen.

During his career, he has directed many of transactions, strategic alignments and innovations in the content, communications and technology industries. He is a member of the boards of iAmplify, Entercom Communications and SLIDE. Author of the influential THE ENTERTAINMENT ECONOMY: How Mega Media Forces Are Transforming Our Lives (Random House), Michael, his wife and their three children live in New York.

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