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IT and Operations Execs in Media and Entertainment Converge Oct. 18 for HITS: Fall in Hollywood

Cloud technology, new workflows, improving data analytics, making the most of metadata, transitioning from the B2B to B2C business model … Hollywood’s reliance on IT to keep up with today’s unpredictable digital world has never been more prevalent.

And on Oct. 18, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, information technology and entertainment converge when industry CEOs, CTOs and executives from major studios, independents and service providers take the stage at the HITS: Fall conference, offering the latest insights into how IT is impacting marketing, production, distribution and sales in the media and entertainment space. Continue reading

HITS Fall Keynote to Tackle Big Data’s Role in Entertainment

The co-authors of a new book that looks at the importance of big data for entertainment companies dealing with an increasingly competitive landscape will both be on hand Oct. 18 in Los Angeles at the HITS Fall: Digipalooza Conference, the largest fall gathering of the Hollywood IT community and its technology partners.

Michael Smith, professor of information technology and marketing at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, and Rahul Telang, assistant professor of information systems at the college — authors of “Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment” Continue reading

Award-Winning Pixar Story Expert to Keynote HITS Fall: Digipalooza Conference

LOS ANGELES — Acclaimed Pixar Animation Studios storyteller, Matthew Luhn, has been named a keynote speaker at the annual fall conference of the Hollywood IT Society (HITS), October 18, 2016 in Hollywood.  With the theme, “Synthesizing Creativity and Business Success in Hollywood,” the talk will focus on how big data is being used to create great stories and characters at Pixar and other leading companies.

The keynote will be featured at HITS Fall: Digipalooza, the largest fall conference for the Hollywood IT community and its technology partners, Continue reading

HITS Fall Presents: Digipalooza - Where IT Rocks!

HITS Fall is where IT and Hollywood rock, where techstars jam, and where the C-suite takes center stage.  Only IT could pack the house for a full day of presentations about new cloud workflows, cybersecurity, data & analytics, metadata and asset management, consumer mobility – all in service of sales, marketing, distribution, finance and production.

It’s only IT but we like it!  Our line-up of mind-blowing presenters and panelists, will showcase… Continue reading