Content, consolidation and artificial intelligence: Here’s what top media leaders said at Sun Valley this week

Luminaries from the media, tech and telecom industries gathered in Sun Valley, Idaho this week for the annual Allen & Co. Media & Technology conference. The star CEO-studded event is known for high-level meetings and – in past years – merger deals; but this year, the focus was he future, from the role of media content to artificial intelligence to how Brexit is shaping strategies.

Bloomberg’s reporters and photographers were on the scene to capture key insights and candid moments – including Bloomberg Television’s David Gura, who caught up with a slate of heavy hitters for revealing interviews.

We’ve shared highlights below; read full coverage on

Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga, left, with David Wehner, CFO of Facebook, and Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and founder. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Read: Politics and the economy upstage deals at Sun Valley this year

Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Watch: WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell weighs in on Brexit, the economy and the future of advertising

Sebastian Thrun, CEO and co-founder of Udacity, left, with Jeff Bezos, CEO of Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Watch: Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun on the future of AI

Joey Levin, CEO of IAC/InterActive Corp, left, with Michael Eisner, founder of Tornante Co., arriving in Sun Valley. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Watch: IAC CEO Joey Levin says consolidation will continue

Maurice Levy, chairman and CEO of Publicis Group. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Watch: Publicis CEO Maurice Levy & AOL CEO Tim Armstrong talk about the future of content

– Compiled by Jen Robinson | July 8, 2016