HITS Returns to Malibu
for the 3rd Annual
Hollywood IT Summit!

After two consecutive years of producing this seminal sell-out industry event, MESA and Variety are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Hollywood IT Summit will be held on Tuesday, May 7th in the George Elkins Auditorium at the Malibu Campus of Pepperdine University from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with cocktails to follow.

The entire Hollywood IT community comes together for its annual meeting and this year’s event will once again showcase the latest IT trends and innovations while highlighting the leading studio thought leaders, before an audience of over 300 entertainment industry executives.¬†Organized by the Hollywood IT Society (HITS) and a stellar Advisory Board of CIOs from major Hollywood studios, the Hollywood IT Summit is a one-day event with multiple tracks and break-out sessions. The major areas of focus for the Summit will be studio case studies (best practices), digital distribution models and analysis, connectivity and real-time decision making, big data and analytics, self-service business discovery, and the exploration of innovative technologies driving business transformation.

This Summit is the official centerpiece of the year-round series of HITS meetings, initiatives and activities. IT is the lifeline for our new digital economy and, as such, the CIOs at the studios and their peers are responsible for making the high-value, high-return investments that assure our industry’s many stakeholders of an efficient, secure and sustainable digital transition.

Click HERE to view the final conference program.

Click here for a printable PDF of Driving Directions

Here’s a list of session topics:

  • CIO Panel: The Strategic Challenges for Growth and¬†Profitability¬†of the Industry in the Digital World: ¬†The IT Enabler!
  • CTO Panel: Evolving Studio Technology
  • Disruptive Innovation in the Entertainment Marketplace: New Rules of Engagement!
  • Surfing with an Elephant: Apache Hadoop in the Enterprise
  • Leveraging Data Science to Advance the Business of Entertainment
  • Developing a Mobile Product and Technology Strategy to Maximize Revenue
  • Enhancing and Expanding the Ecosystem for Metadata
  • Building the TV Production and Distribution Digital Workflow: A Call to Action!
  • Innovation and Technology Showcases:
    • The New Digital Supply Chain
    • Completely Over the Top
    • Bridging On-Premises and Cloud Deployments for an Infrastructure Agnostic World
    • Enabling Users while Protecting Content in the Post-PC Era
    • Strawberry Coconut Cloud: Choose Your Flavor
    • Around the World in 8 Minutes‚Ä®
    • BI for the Right Side of the Brain
    • Master of Your Data Universe: Strategies for Mining Value from One of Your Key Corporate Assets‚ĶYour Data
    • Making the Business of Video Manageable: A Conversation with The Young Turks
    • HBO’s Take on Managing Production Assets

Click HERE to view the preliminary conference program.

Who should attend? YOU, if you work in:

  • Asset Management
  • Digital Media
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Digital Distribution
  • Supply Chain Management
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Storage
  • Systems Integration
  • Technology Solutions
  • Business Intelligence
  • Content Delivery

Take a day off from your busy schedule on May 7th and join us at the idyllic Pepperdine University Malibu Campus, which offers a beautiful setting for this once-a-year, open informational exchange between experts.

Check back for regular updates as we approach ‚Äúshowtime.‚ÄĚ See you on May 7th!

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