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TV convention taps Google topper

Eric Schmidt to give keynote at U.K. event

Google topper Eric Schmidt will be the key attraction at this fall’s Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention.

The chairman-CEO of the search engine giant joins European webheads at the three-day biennial talking shop, which bows Sept.16.

Other speakers are Five CEO Dawn Airey, ex-Endemol creative head Peter Bazalgette, U.K. media secretary Ben Bradshaw, FremantleMedia boss Tony Cohen, BSkyB chief operating officer Mike Darcey, Channel 4 CEO Andy Duncan, ex-BBC and ITV topper Greg Dyke, BBC director general Mark Thompson and RTL chief exec Gerhard Zeiler.

Schmidt will participate from New York via satellite link.

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