OTT.X Leadership Development Foundation
Summit 2020

Conference program

   (All Times Pacific)

10:05                     Session kickoff and introduction – Mark Fisher

10:10                     Keynote: Become the Leader you Seek

Media & Entertainment executive and U.S. Army veteran, Teresa Phillips, shares principle-centered leadership skills and lessons to become the leader you seek. Management is often taught and learned, yet few companies invest in developing talented leaders. Learn how the Army’s leadership framework – BE, KNOW and DO – can help you build the character and confidence necessary to advance your career.

11:00                     OTT industry dynamics and its impact on careers, leaders and organizations. Stephen Nickerson, President, Global Road Recruiters of South Bay

The Entertainment Industry has been constantly evolving for the past 25 years, as advancements in technology and changes in business models have affected consumer use and behaviors. How will future industry changes affect organizations, the people that lead them, and the career paths of those involved.  Stephen Nickerson has been working within the entertainment industry for 25 years at both large studios and successful independents. He has helped individual organizations and industry groups through times of monumental change.

11:50                     Panel discussion – Becoming a Leader – This discussion among executives from across our industry will provide a unique look into their career experiences and guidance about growing as leaders, career advancement, organizational structure, fostering diversity and inclusion. Moderated by Michele Edelman, Head of Growth at Premiere Digital, with Paulette Pantoja, CEO at Blu, Jason Peterson, Chairman at GoDigital Group, and Narendra Reddy, EVP & GM at The Africa Channel.

12:30                     Lunch

1:00                       A conversation with .......

An interactive opportunity to hear from and have a discussion with two leaders from the same organization about their perspectives, observations and experiences pertaining leadership, professional growth and organizational dynamics. 

                    1:00-1:25                Round 1: A conversation with Beth Anderson, AVP, Digital Strategy & Business Development and Allison                                                          Martin, Sr Manager, Content Planning - BBC Studios

                    1:30-1:55                Round 2: A conversation with Jill Allen, SVP Digital Distribution and Lonni Silverman, Director, Client                                                                Services - Sony Pictures

                    2:00-2:25                Round 3: A conversation with Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worldwide Distribution and Kristen                                                        Bedno, Director of Domestic Distribution and Marketing – Vision Films

                    2:25-2:30               Session wrap-up

2:30-3:30               Networking/Happy hour


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