2022 Leadership Development Foundation Summit Series

The 2022 Leadership Development Foundation Summit Series




Continuing its mission of preparing an inclusive population of professionals interested in advancing in the entertainment and OTT industry with resources to support the development of their leadership skills, contacts, and confidence, the OTT.X Leadership Development Foundation is proud to present the 2022 Leadership Development Foundation Summit Series.

The Leadership Foundation Summit Series is free to all industry professionals!



WHAT TO EXPECT



This new series will provide a bevy of insights to employees climbing the ladder in the OTT space via a monthly series consisting of virtual panels, fireside chats, career insights and advice from professionals, studios, platforms, developers, innovators, creators and much more.



TOPICS

OPEN TO



Motivated employees who wish to learn skills to help them earn a seat at the decision-making table


Industry veterans who are interested in becoming a more effective leader.


The next generation of diverse industry leaders.


Students & Faculty interested in learning about the OTT space.



HOW TO GET INVOLVED



For more information and inquiries contact Eric Hanson or Kristen Stanisz-Bedno

Sign up to receive email notifications for upcoming panels, then come ready to learn, ask questions, and grow your career.

SPEAKERS

Jill Allen

Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Beth Anderson

General Manager, FAST Channels
BBC Studios

Paul Colichman

CEO
Here Media

Michele Edelman

Head of Growth
Premiere Digital Services

Davinder Luthra

Vice President
Spherex

Quincy Newell

CEO
TwentyOne14 Media

Katherine Pond

Vice President,
Business Development
VIZIO

Kristen Stanisz-Bedno

Vice President,
Distribution and Marketing
Vision Films




SCHEDULE


UPCOMING

Moved OnlineVirtual EventDiversity and Inclusion topic TBDDATE TBD

Event Details

  • Supporting peers and colleagues in under-represented populations.
  • Gaining a seat at the table.
  • Hiring and promoting for diversity and inclusivity.

Moved OnlineVirtual EventSelling Your Vision and Leading Without AuthorityDATE TBD

Event Details

Expressing your thoughts, your vision and moving an idea forward without express authority. Being heard and why it’s important

Kristen Stanisz-Bedno, Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Paul Colichman, CEO, Here Media
Katherine Pond, Vice President, Distribution and Marketing, Vision Films

CONCLUDED

19oct9:00 AM10:00 AMBuilding a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Event Details

Having a diverse workforce and leadership team is crucial for businesses today. But diversity without inclusion isn’t enough. An inclusive culture embraces and celebrates our differences – differences in experiences, backgrounds and ways of thinking. Inclusive businesses have more highly engaged, motivated and productive workforces and are able to attract and retain top talent.

Today’s leaders must create an environment where individuals from all backgrounds can flourish and contribute their full set of skills and capabilities.

Join Michael Hirschler, HR Executive and Consultant and Eric Hanson, OTT.X’s Executive Vice President for a session focusing on what it means to have a culture of inclusion and belonging and on what leaders need to do to nurture and grow a vibrant, inclusive culture in their organizations.

Speaker
Michael Hirschler, Vice President, Human Resources, Staypineapple Hotels

Interviewed By

Eric Hanson, Executive Vice President, OTT.X

 

21sep9:00 AM10:00 AMActive Allyship – Supporting Underrepresented Employees, Reducing Isolation and Enabling Everyone’s Superpowers.10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Event Details

Allyship that actively promotes inclusion plays a crucial role within a workplace to ensure that employees from underrepresented groups don’t feel excluded or isolated and that all employees can contribute with their full selves to an organization’s success.

Join Michael Hirschler, HR Executive and Consultant and Eric Hanson, OTT.X’s Executive Vice President, for a conversation focusing on the importance of allyship, what each of us can do to be active allies and how organizations can foster an environment where active allyship is an effective and common practice.

Speaker
Michael Hirschler, Vice President, Human Resources, Staypineapple Hotels

Interviewed By

Eric Hanson, Executive Vice President, OTT.X

 

18may9:00 AM10:00 AMVirtual EventNavigating Career Decisions for Success, Personal Growth and Satisfaction and How it has Been Impacted by the Post 2020 Environment​10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Event Details

Accomplished professionals from across our industry discuss their career paths, decision processes and provide guidance for zigging and zagging to achieve your career goals and how they see things changing since 2020.

Moderator
Jose Rodriguez, Manager, Event Operations & Communications, OTT.X

Panelists

Beth Anderson, General Manager, FAST Channels, BBC Studios
Michele Edelman, Head of Growth, Premiere Digital Services
Quincy Newell, CEO, TwentyOne14 Media

 

Virtual EventCreating a Healthy Organizational Culture and Work Environment for Today's World10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Event Details

Industry executives discuss the importance of and strategies for creating a healthy organizational culture and work environment that acknowledge post 2020 workplace realities.

Moderator
Davinder Luthra, Vice President, Spherex

Panelists

Jill Allen, Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Paul Colichman, CEO, Here Media
Katherine Pond, Vice President, Business Development, VIZIO

 





SPONSORS



If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s summit series, click here or email Steve Apple at sapple@ottx.org.




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