Second Annual Hollywood IT Summit at the Graziadio School
Seven major technology solution providers and leaders joined together for the second annual Hollywood IT Summit (HITS) March 2 at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. Coproduced by Variety, the event is the largest single gathering of IT professionals in Hollywood and was developed under the direction of an advisory board representing all major movie and television studios.
“Entertainment companies that have established a mature IT architecture and infrastructure are often able to take advantage of the new opportunities and barriers that are presenting themselves in the business landscape,” said Linda Livingstone, dean of the Graziadio School.
The summit focused on the pressing issues that business professionals in IT, finance, marketing, supply chain, and digital media deal with on a daily basis. Panel, tutorial, and expert presentations included such as topics as digital marketing, residuals, reporting and participation systems, supply-chain automation and integration, digital distribution from the IT perspective, digital innovation, and technology-driven business transformation.
“HITS has become a unique, collective experience for the entire entertainment IT ecosystem,” says conference chair and Pepperdine adjunct professor Devendra Mishra. “From the content holders to their service and technology solutions providers, we all gather together once a year with an open mind toward facilitating growth and profitability for our industry.”