Tim Armstong has had a busy year. Back in May, AOL (owner of TechCrunch) got acquired by giant U.S. carrier Verizon for $4.4 billion. While AOL is now a subsidiary of Verizon, Armstrong said that he would continue to head up AOL after the deal was completed. That’s why we are excited to announce that Tim Armstong will join us on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London on December 7-8, 2015.
Armstrong joined AOL in 2009 to become CEO and chairman. Before that, he was President for the Americas and SVP for ad sales and operations at Google. He’s been key to AOL’s turnaround with strategic acquisitions and a new focus on content, video and advertising technology.
When it comes to consumer-facing brands, AOL is the owner of many content websites, such as the Huffington Post, Engadget, Moviefone, Autoblog, Cambio, Stylelist and us. It also operates consumer products, such as AOL Mail, MapQuest and more. And finally, a non-negligible chunk of the company’s revenue still comes from its historic dial-up business.
But getting AOL back into shape was just the first step. Now that the company is part of Verizon, AOL could focus on new areas of opportunity. AOL’s video content could play an important role in go90‘s future. AOL also remains one of the leading advertising platforms when it comes to video ads in the U.S., which is also key when it comes to distributing over-the-top content.
For all these reasons, we’re excited to interview my boss’ boss’ boss’ boss’ boss at our conference in London. Other speakers include BlaBlaCar’s Nicolas Brusson, Eileen Burbidge, Thierry Henry, TransferWise’s Taavet Hinrikus, Klaus Hommels, Postmates’ Bastian Lehmann and more. Find out more in the agenda.
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