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Sony Pictures CIO to Encourage Courage at Nov. 3 SoCal Women’s Summit

Driving innovation, breaking down barriers, shattering glass ceilings. Many speakers during the Nov. 3 Women in Technology Hollywood’s (WiTH) SoCal Women’s Leadership Summit, being held at Nya Studios in Los Angeles, are representative of all the above. And Kelly Hamilton, CIO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be among those, delivering one of the final keynotes of the day.

Her presentation — “Elevate your Leadership with Courage and Conviction” — aims to inspire and empower attendees to step into their full potential as leaders, with Hamilton having a proven track record of leadership in the tech and entertainment industry to speak on around the topic.

The keynote promises to be a not-to-be-missed opportunity to gain valuable insights and strategies from one of the industry’s most respected leaders.

The annual SoCal Women’s Leadership Summit is presented by Qvest with sponsorship by Amazon Studios Technology, Fortinet, UST, Perception Grid and Softtek, and will take place at Nya Studios, located in the heart of Hollywood. The summit will be held both in-person in Los Angeles and virtually via Zoom. The event is being held in conjunction with the Infinity Festival.

The full-day event, themed “Us, Our Org, Our Community,” promises a dynamic lineup of presentations and discussions. Attendees can expect engaging sessions such as “STEM in Media,” “Courageous Leadership,” and “Ethical AI.” Last year’s in-person edition of the summit attracted over 250 attendees, with more than 70 percent representing the media, entertainment, and tech-adjacent industries.

One of the highlights of the summit is the Leadership Awards, which recognizes outstanding leaders and advocates in the entertainment technology sector. These individuals not only excel in their professional roles but also embody WiTH’s principles through their work, community engagement, mentoring, and networking. Past recipients of the award include industry luminaries like Nancy Faginas-Cody, Cristina Mancini-Jones, and Theresa Miller.

WiTH, founded in 2014, plays a pivotal role in advancing women in entertainment technology. The WiTH Steering Committee, responsible for selecting Leadership Awards winners, comprises representatives from prominent organizations such as Amazon Studios, Microsoft, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and The Walt Disney Company.

For inquiries about sponsorship, as part of your tax-deductible donation to WiTH Foundation, contact [email protected]. For more information about the WiTH Leadership Awards and the organization itself, contact [email protected].

To register for the event click here.