Save the Date for HITS Spring 2017: The Hollywood “Innovation & Technology” Summit, May 25 in L.A.

Every spring for the past 8 years, the IT community in Hollywood has gathered together at the bi-annual HITS conference for a progress report on the new tools, trends and technologies that are changing the way stories are told, enterprises are automated, data is shared and analyzed, and the consumer is engaged. Once again, under the direction of the CIOs of every leading studio, this year’s HITS Spring program will assemble hundreds of leading executives from studio IT and technology departments to share best practices and successful case studies to accelerate the industry’s digital transformation.

This year, we are focusing Hollywood’s premier IT event on innovation & technology advancements as HITS Spring returns to the Sheraton Universal Hotel on May 25, 2017. Produced by MESA, in partnership with the Hollywood IT Society (HITS), HITS Spring is the largest gathering of the L.A. entertainment community’s most senior IT executives and technologists.

HITS Spring’s first keynote announcement is Prof. Dr. Sabine Remdisch, Professor of Business Psychology and Director of the school’s LeadershipGarage who will explore ways that IT, work flexibility and digital collaboration are transforming the evolving connected workplace. Her featured keynote, entitled, “Leadership in the Digital World – People, Networks and Innovation”, will explore how IT leaders are now charged with developing their company’s new digital culture by promoting innovation and initiating dialogue across the organization.

Other scheduled HITS: Spring sessions will include:
– Making the Smart Enterprise with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
– The Anatomy of a CIO in the Digital World
– Transforming Film Production with New Digital Management Tools
– Upending Content Distribution and Marketing with Social Media
– Going Hyper-Local: Digitally-Enabling Your Studio’s Global Growth
– Building and Integrating SaaS Platforms for Efficiency and Profitability
– How is our Government Protecting Hollywood from Cyber-threat?

Additionally, the annual program provides numerous breakout sessions and learning opportunities for studio experts to gain insights into the latest, cutting edge tools that are facilitating the industry’s digital transformation.

HITS Spring is programmed under the guidance of the Content Advisors of the Hollywood IT Society which includes Steve Andujar, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Bruce Bleasdale, Vice President Operations, Technology, The Walt Disney Company; John Herbert, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Fox Filmed Entertainment; Steve Lapinski, Chief Information Officer, Film & West Coast Television, NBCUniversal; Theresa Miller, Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President, Information Technology, Lionsgate; Scott Phelan, Group Information Officer,
Warner Bros. Entertainment; and Abe Wong, Chief Information Officer, Paramount Pictures.

HITS: Spring is produced by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and the Hollywood IT Society (HITS), in association with Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH) and the Smart Content Council, and is presented by title sponsor Entertainment Partners.

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