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2022 ODI
CONFERENCE

In partnership with Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business

EVENT DETAILS & LIVE STREAM
OCTOBER 14, 2022

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EVENT SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS

8:00—8:45 a.m. EST

NETWORKING: COFFEE & DONUTS WITH HR & HIRING MANAGERS
Want to get a jump on the competition? Start early with coffee, donuts and industry members from H.R., and hear how to make the most of the day, followed by opportunities to speak with human resource and hiring managers.

SPEAKERS:

Dolly Wolf

President, ODI

Spectrum HR Team

9:00—9:05 a.m. EST

WELCOME TO ODI 2022
ODI President Dolly Wolf, and Chairman Evan Shapiro, along with the Dean of Gabelli School of Business welcome you to this year's One Diverse Industry conference.

SPEAKERS:

Dolly Wolf

President, ODI

Evan Shapiro

Adjunct Professor
Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business, President, eshapTV

Lerzan Askoy

Interim Dean and Professor of Marketing
Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business

9:05—9:40 a.m. EST

A CONVERSATION WITH: NEAL ARTHUR, GLOBAL CEO, WIEDEN+KENNEDY
Wieden + Kennedy is one of the most innovative and important agencies in the history of advertising, creators of iconic brands and campaigns such as Nike’s “Just Do It.” W+K’s CEO Neal Arthur sits down for a Keynote interview with Evan Shapiro to talk about how his company keeps innovating, how marketing evolves and what a career in advertising means in modern media.

SPEAKERS:

Evan Shapiro

Adjunct Professor, Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business, President, eshapTV

Neil Arthur

Global CEO, Wieden + Kennedy

9:45—10:25 a.m. EST

THE ROAD TO ONE DIVERSE INDUSTRY
It's 2022 and we're still a long way away from true representation within media, entertainment, and tech. Where is the industry when it comes to building a diverse workforce, and what needs to happen to make it possible?

SPEAKERS:

Emory Walton, Moderator

VP, Sales Distribution
A+E Networks

Olivia Jones

Executive Director
Black Theater Coalition

Jennifer Davda

Chief Diversity Officer
Loeb & Loeb

Jennifer Horne

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,
North America,
Warner Bros. Discovery.Loeb & Loeb

10:30—11:05 a.m. EST

A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JENNIFER TURNER, EVP, TRISTAR TELEVISION
Dr. Turner aims to expand the creative universe for TriStar Television, for fresh perspectives and projects that align with the label’s mission to champion diverse, authentic characters and underrepresented voices. That’s cool. Equally cool is interviewer, Michael Smith, whose revered career and endless passion for what’s next in media will make for this dynamic conversation.

SPEAKERS:

Michael Smith, Moderator

CMO, National Public Radio

Dr. Jennifer Turner

EVP, TriStar Television

11:20—11:55a.m. EST

GETTING YOUR START IN JOURNALISM: PRESENTED BY SPECTRUM NEWS
Panelists will discuss what inspired them to get into journalism and their path to their current role. They will answer questions about first jobs, finding the best fit for you, and moving up in the world of media.

SPEAKERS:

TBD

Spectrum News

TBD

Spectrum News

TBD

Spectrum News

11:55—12:10 p.m. EST

CAREER BEST PRACTICES: THE ELEVATOR PITCH
Pride Global's Rahdiah Barnes let's you in a little secret - the art & craft of the elevator pitch. Learn all about how to prepare yourself for the job market by crafting a concise, catchy personal pitch.

SPEAKERS:

Rahdiah Barnes

Pride Global
Diversity Partnership Liaison

12:25—1:25 p.m. EST

NETWORKING POP-UP LUNCH
You're invited to enjoy lunch on us, and network and mingle with your fellow attendees and media executives.

NO BROADCAST - ONLY AVAILABLE TO IN-PERSON ATTENDEES

LUNCH HOSTS

Alexandra Boehm

Google
Global Partnerships

Alex Gordon

Google
Partnerships, Google Pay

Caitlyn Danielson

Google

Darius Crum

Google

David Hawkins

Google
Strategic Partner Development Manager

Joey Molko

Google

Kristina Liuksila

Google
Strategic Partner Development Manager

Max Aggrey

Google
Strategic Partner Development Manager

Margarita Chiquiza

Google
Strategy & Operations Manager

Pauline Konigsveld

Google
Strategy & Operations Lead, M&E and GTV Partnerships

Jenny Presser-Kroll

Google
Retail & Partnership Team
Strategic Partner Lead, Head of Accelerated Product Development

Sophie Targett-Adams

Google Global Partner Solutions
Manager of Global Partner Solutions
for Media and Entertainment

1:35—2:10 p.m. EST

A CONVERSATION WITH KATHLEEN FINCH, CHAIRMAN & CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER OF U.S. NETWORKS GROUP, WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY
ODI Hall of Fame honoree, and top media executive Kathleen Finch sits with ODI Student Star stand-out, Julia Pinto and discusses her career path, industry challenges and insights for the future. 

SPEAKERS:

Julia Ururahy Pinto, Moderator

Student Star, ODI
Graduate, Media Management
Gabelli School of Business
Fordham University

Kathleen Finch

Chairman & Chief Content Officer
U.S. Networks Group, Warner Bros. Discovery

2:10—2:15p.m. EST

ODI HONORS: PROFESSOR LUCY HOLSONBAKE
We are excited to honor our second ODI Hall of Fame recipient for Professor Lucy Holsonbake's unwavering support and devotion to the success of her students.

SPEAKERS:

Dolly Wolf, Presentor

President, ODI

Lucy Holsonbake

Professor
Northern Virginia Community College

2:15—2:55 p.m. EST

LESSONS LEARNED: FIVE YEARS INTO MY CAREER
Three talented members of the industry who sat where you are today share their path moving from university to the workplace - and what they’ve learned about themselves and navigating their early careers.

SPEAKERS:

Lucy Holsonbake

Professor, NOVA Community College

Jake Cameron

Marketing Manager, Activations
Video Advertising Bureau

Bernard Rodgers

Marketing & Communications Specialist
Rochester Institute of Technology

Crystal Williams

Development Coordinator
9 Story Media Group

3:10—3:45 p.m. EST

BECOMING YOUR OWN CEO
Evan Shapiro, Producer, Media Expert and Professor of Media Studies at Fordham University, discusses starting your path in Media, creating a personal brand and focusing your career around your strengths. 

SPEAKERS:

Evan Shapiro

Media Pundit, Producer, Professor
ODI Chairman

3:45—4:00 p.m. EST

CAREER BEST PRACTICES: BRANDING YOURSELF ON LINKEDIN
The LinkedIn profile is the new resume. Learn how to make your profile shine.

SPEAKERS:

Rahdiah Barnes

Pride Global
Diversity Partnership Liaison

4:05—4:40 p.m. EST

A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA WEAVER, PRESIDENT, WMX AT WARNER MUSIC GROUP
What happens when two Pace University Alumni come together? Good things! Jennifer will speak with Maria about diversity in media, hard skills vs. soft skills, the music industry, and much more! 

SPEAKERS:

Jennifer Zaurov

MBA programs in Business & Marketing Management, Pace University

Maria Weaver

President
WMX at Warner Music Group

4:45—5:00 p.m. EST

Q&A AND CLOSING REMARKS WITH ODI TEAM

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