AT&T’s Randall Stephenson runs a giant communications company, and he wants to make a giant move into the media business.
That alone would make him worth watching closely. But now that the Department of Justice is suing AT&T to block its proposed acquisition of Time Warner, Stephenson’s profile has only increased: Now he’s directly taking on the Trump administration in a high-stakes fight with important implications for the rest of the technology and media industries.
So Kara Swisher and I are delighted that Stephenson will be joining us at this year’s Code Conference, where he’ll be sitting down for one of our candid, unscripted Red Chair interviews. He’s joining a list of the world’s most important business leaders, including Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.
We’re hosting this year’s event at the Terranea Resort, May 29-31. You can apply here to join us there.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.