Women in Technology: Hollywood continues the conversations from the Smart Content Summit with a special focus on inclusive innovation. Join us for an afternoon of networking and discussion to discover insights into how different ideas and convictions around innovation can improve your personal approach!
as of February 18, 2020 – subject to change
Registration: 4 p.m.
WiTH Keynote: 4:35 p.m.
WiTH Panel Session: 5:15 p.m.
Combined Networking Reception: 6 – 7p.m.
4:30 – 4:35 p.m.
Nancy Baca, Board Member, WiTH Foundation and Director, Studio Technology, The Walt Disney Studios
Denise Evans, Board Member, WiTH Foundation and Executive Vice President, Operations, FilmTrack
4:35 – 5:05 p.m.
WiTH KEYNOTE: The Problem with Pattern Matching
Scriptd is an entertainment tech company mitigating the fear and risk around investing in inclusion. Denise is an entertainment executive turned start up founder whose experience developing and raising funding for Scriptd inspired her to look closely at trends in investing and entertainment to understand the systemic limitations that prevent female founders from succeeding. In a world where women get statistically higher returns, why aren’t we following the money? The Problem with Pattern Matching is an exploration into this problem and a call to action for anyone who wants to make our world a more inclusive – and profitable – place.
Denise Hewett, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Scriptd
5:05 – 5:15 p.m.
Building and Leading Innovative teams and Why Inclusion Counts
In today’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA) world, survival of the fittest are organizations that are agile, that can adapt and change. What is the DNA of your competitive edge and how can you flex your leadership agility to make you and your organization more entrepreneurial, nimble, and resilient? How can you as a leader nurture, inspire, and unleash the top 3 people attributes needed for market differentiation? The most magnetic leaders create workplaces where differences are celebrated, where passionate genius is nurtured and joyful creativity is unleashed at every level. Hear key tips on how you can retool and reinvent your team culture for optimum flourishing.
Nadya Ichinomiya, Chairwoman, WiTH Foundation and Executive Director, Enterprise Agile Coach, Sony Pictures Entertainment
5:15 – 6 p.m.
WiTH Innovation Panel
WiTH hosts a diverse group of executives discussing how individuals can drive a corporate innovation strategy using an entrepreneurial approach and/or a start-up mentality. Regardless of the size or maturity of a business, and across all of M&E (music, games, movies, etc.) and marketing channels (social, B2B, B2C, etc.), the challenge of innovation transcends all business units within an organization. How does an individual, from part-time employee up to the executive team, actively and equally participate in the innovation space for an organization? What kind of commitment is required to speak to these challenges of integrating innovative (revolutionary?) ideas across the organization? With many misconceptions about what makes someone a “good” innovator, this closing discussion will give you insight into how different ideas and convictions of your team around innovation will improve your or your company’s overall strategy and approach.
Moderator: Rachel Souder-Arguedas, President, WiTH Foundation and Executive Director, Enterprise Innovation, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Emily Best, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Seed & Spark
Jane Chung, General Manager, Riot Games
Marina Cortazzo, Head of Information Technology, Anastasia Beverly Hills
Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PlayWerks and WhizGirls Academy
Christina Lee Storm, Vice President, Business Ops, Strategy, & Emerging Tech, DreamWorks Animation
Christina Aguilara, Treasurer, WiTH Foundation and Head of Creative Engineering, Amazon Studios
Rachel Souder-Arguedas, President, WiTH Foundation and Executive Director, Enterprise Innovation, Sony Pictures Entertainment
6 – 7 p.m.
Combined Networking Reception