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HITS Hollywood 2.0

HITS 2015 Keynote Conversation with Dean Hallett, Executive Vice President, Operations & Strategy & Chief Financial Officer, Fox Filmed Entertainment

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  • 500+ Attendees
  • 3 Main-Stage Panel Discussions
  • 5 Main-Stage Presentations
  • 58 Speakers (incl. Breakouts)
  • WiTH (Women in Technology: Hollywood) Program Section Including: CODE, Debugging the Gender Gap Director Presentation and Panel
  • CODE, Debugging the Gender Gap Invitation-only Screening

Content Holder Participation

  • 20th Century Fox (Keynote Conversation, CTO Panel, WiTH Panel)
  • Sony Pictures (CTO Panel, WiTH)
  • Lionsgate (WiTH Panel)
  • Live Nation (Security Panel)
  • Maker Studios (CTO Panel)
  • Marvel Studios (Security Panel)
  • NBCUniversal (Presentation)
  • Walt Disney Studios (Presentation)
  • Warner Bros. (CTO Panel)

14 Breakout Sessions across 4 tracks (participation in the vendor supported sessions incl. Sony Pictures, NBC Digital, Fox, DirecTV, LAIKA, Google Cloud, MPAA and CSA)

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Click here for the final conference program from the May 14, 2015 event!

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Gender Gap Among Hollywood IT Summit Highlights


WiTH Hosts Featured Program Section and Invite-Only Screening

With a nationwide shortage of qualified tech employees expected in the U.S. over the next few years, industry leaders are paying increased attention to attracting more women into the field of IT.

The gender gap in tech jobs and how it is impacting one of our nation’s most prominent international industries – Hollywood – will be the subject of a special featured afternoon session during the Fifth Annual Hollywood IT Society (HITS) Summit, which will be held May 14th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Already more than 400 CIOs, CTOs, studio tech executives and their service provider partners are registered to come together to tackle this issue along with technology developments around cyber security, the cloud, metadata and disruptive technologies. Click here for the complete conference program.

During the afternoon of the Summit, the Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH) group will host a special event, centered around the new documentary “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap”. The film will also be part of an invitation-only screening later that evening, presented by WiTH and sponsored by Microsoft, at 7 p.m. in the Los Angeles Ballroom after the HITS Summit. WiTH will also be an official sponsor of the 2015 HITS Summit networking reception at 5:30 p.m.

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Hollywood IT executives are collaborating daily with their corporate “customers” to imagine, design and build the visual entertainment business of the next 100 years.

Automated business processes, real-time supply chains and multi-platform monetization engines are already delivering our industry’s stories to a growing global audience. No longer a film industry, and more than just television, these trans-media technologists will ultimately draw a direct connection between the creator, the enterprise and their audience.

These IT pioneers are discovering that the opportunities for new efficiencies and new customers are endless. But so are the costs. Recent cyber-threat headlines reminded everyone that business transformation doesn’t come without risk. And has anyone yet figured out the true costs of digital?

Hollywood 2.0 will know more about the state of the human spirit than any other business. And it will produce more mass-market media, more efficiently, in more personalized manners than ever before. It’s a big responsibility. And at the center of all this interdepartmental activity is Hollywood IT.


At our 5th Annual Hollywood IT Summit, over 500 CIOs, CTOs and studio technology executives will come together with other stakeholders to exchange the expected buzzwords – big data, cyber-security, cloud, metadata, disruption, transformation. But what makes HITS unique every year are panels, presentations and keynotes that address the fundamental, underlying strategies such as:

  • Building a Customer-Centric Culture & Capability
  • Reinventing IT as a Change Enabler
  • Establishing the True Cost of Digital
  • Analyzing Data for Enhanced Decision-making
  • Creating Smart Content
  • Merging Art and Information
  • Anticipating What’s Next


The HITS Technology Showcase is where you’ll see all the latest solutions first – all demoed in one place at one time. Last year a record 15 service providers offered first looks at some of the most innovative Hollywood 2.0 technologies – making the show an easy, one-stop-shop for hundreds of technology decision-makers.

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  • Executives at all levels from Information Systems, Technology, Digital Content and Distribution, Marketing, Operations, Purchasing, Security and Finance of the divisions of the Studios, namely Film, TV Broadcast, OTT, Home Entertainment and Theme Parks.
  • Executives of the service providers, technology enablers and management consultants of the M&E industry.
  • Academia devoted to studies and research in IT, Digital Technology and M&E

Click here for a sample of who attended last year’s show.


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This year HITS is proud to welcome WiTH – representing women technologists from throughout Hollywood — as an official sponsor of our 2015 Summit cocktail reception, May 14 at 6 p.m. – it’s the networking event of the year for studio business technologists.

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