John C. Malone Discusses Communications in the new Millennium at Yale Engineering School's Sheffield Lecture
Yale alumnus John C. Malone ‘63, chair of Liberty Media Corporation and winner of awards for his leadership in telecommunications, will deliver the Sheffield Fellowship Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. in Rm. 114 of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, corner of Grove and Prospect streets. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow on Becton Plaza.
In his talk, “Surviving the Communications Revolution,” Malone will offer insight into what the next generation of communications will look like. He was one of the leaders in pushing for deregulation of the telecom industry, as well as expanding access to the communications spectrum.
Malone has been chair of Liberty Media since 1990. He also had a long career with Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI). He was president and chief executive officer of TCI from 1973 to 1996, when he became chair and CEO. He served in those capacities until March, 1999, when TCI merged with AT&T Corp. Malone is currently a director of AT&T Corp.
Malone has received numerous honors, including the NCTA Vanguard Award – one of the highest honors in the cable television industry. He is a four-time winner of Wall Street Transcript’s Gold Award for the cable industry’s best chief executive officer and won a Bronze Award in the 1993 Financial World CEO of the Year competition, among other honors.
The Sheffield Fellowship honors the University’s former Sheffield Scientific School and its alumni, which include many notable inventors and industrial leaders.