We’re sponsoring HITS Spring 2016 – Check out what’s on our list to see at the event!

Olivia Broadley
Sohonet are excited to announce that we will be sponsoring MESA Alliance HITS Spring Event 2016 on 25th May at The Sheraton Universal Hotel, Los Angeles. The event kicks off at 8am, with a Networking Reception drawing the day to a close at 6pm. The Sohonet team will be out in force so make sure you get in touch and let us know if you’ll be heading along too. There’s a great program lined up, and here are a couple of the sessions we don’t want to miss:


The Power of Collaboration…We’re Better Together!  This session takes a looks at how innovation is driven by collaboration and focuses on the need for gender balanced teams. With an Introduction by Nadya Ichinomiya, Co-Founder, Woman in Technology: Hollywood, this should prove a very insightful talk.

The Globalization of Delivery as Localized Content Drives Revenue Growth Jonathan Taplin, Director, Annenberg Innovation Lab, USC moderates this panel, looking at the challenges of standards, automation and interfaces required to deliver content globally. He is joined by panellists from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros and DoubleClick, a subsidiary of Google.


Later that afternoon there are a number of Multi-track Break-Out Sessions taking place, where industry experts share innovative ideas, processes, or perspectives in an interactive and intimate way with the audience.  James Hurrell, Premier Content Operations Manager, BBC Worldwide will lead the track Anatomy of a Leak: Creating a Culture of Security at BBC Worldwide where he will take a look at the major cultural shift that occurred within the Organization after scripts and footage from one of their most profitable shows were leaked ahead of the release date.

Penned high on our ‘go-see’ list is Bringing Order to Chaos: Film Production Moves into the Future John O’Sullivan, Director of Technical Strategy at Microsoft and Lulu Zezza, Physical Production Executive at New Regency explore the newly-created motion picture workflow that applies to the creation, collaboration, securitization, storage, backup and archiving of the data generated in the course of developing, producing and distributing of motion pictures.  Key to this session, looks to be how productions are embracing cloud-based workflows without disrupting age-old creative, technical and corporate processes that have historically served them well.

There are plenty more great sessions to go see so check out the full program here


Olivia Broadley