Celeb interviews highlight big confab
- Last Updated: 10:31 AM, July 11, 2012
- Posted: 11:38 PM, July 10, 2012
SUN VALLEY CHRONICLES
The moguls get down to work today at Allen & Co.’s tech and media conference, and one of the first sessions will feature Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discussing “Into the Cloud,” The Post has learned.
Bezos will be grilled by Willow Bay, aka Mrs. Bob Iger, according to the schedule, which is a closely guarded secret until the billionaires set down at the local corporate air park and check in.
Let’s hope she asks about Amazon’s rumored iPhone killer, so husband Bob can report back to his fellow Apple board members.
In another session, according to the recently unsealed schedule, Charlie Rose is slated to chat with new Italian premiere Mario Monti.
That will be a big draw — but so will Oprah Winfrey’s session with Warren Buffett on Saturday.
In between the sessions, we hear Google’s Eric Schmidt is hosting a series of private meetings with big media folks to try to address the rift with the entertainment business.
The studios and content providers are protesting that Internet providers serve up links to pirated content.
This year’s mogulfest, perhaps because of the presidential election, will also feature powwows with a political flavor.
Whispers making the rounds here are that Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will pop in.
If he does, Romney can sit in on a fireside chat between NJ Gov. Chris Christie, a possible veep candidate, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos will host.
George Tenet will interview Gen. David Petraeus in another session.
Silicon Valley isn’t the focus this year, but three very lucky tech newcomers will pitch their wares on Saturday.
They include: Nextdoor, a new private social network for the neighborhood; Evernote, a service that lets you record ideas across all your devices; and Cloudera, an enterprise software firm.
We asked one mogul, what’s the draw with the Allen & Co event? “We all have big egos, but here, everyone is treated equally.”