One Day Immersion
in Media, Entertainment, & Technology

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For an entire, intensive day, One Day Immersion (also known as ODI) pulls back the curtain and shows college students, graduate level candidates and recent graduates how to go from the classroom to the boardroom. Corporate partners engage with new leaders and executives share their industry expertise.

This unfettered interaction and shared learning between corporate partners, students, and top media executives creates an explosion of unlimited possibilities, making One Day Immersion a must attend event for the media, entertainment, and technology industry.

Mark Your Calendars for 2018
New York

Friday, November 2, 2018

Sponsored by:
Pace University Lubin School of Business logo HBO logoThe Cable CenterDiscovery logo

“One Day Immersion is an important signal to students and employers that we are serious about preparing students for the media business and beyond.”
neil braun
– Neil Braun
Dean, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
Former President, NBC Television Network
Former CEO of Viacom Entertainment

Thao Hoang
Thao Hoang
Head of Distribution, Partnerships and Corporate Development
DEFY Media

Session - Behind the Scenes with Key Players Who Are Creating Diverse Content Experiences
As Head of Distribution and Partnerships for DEFY Media, home to top digital brands that create regularly scheduled and award-winning programming for Millennial and Gen Z audiences, Thao Hoang leads content licensing, partnership and international efforts for SMOSH, Clevver, Screen Junkies and AWEme. These brands have forged deep connections with an audience of more than 110MM YouTube and social media followers combined, with content that can be seen across more than twenty steaming video platforms and TV networks.

Prior to DEFY, Thao was Vice President of Content Distribution at Viacom Media Networks, where she negotiated distribution agreements on behalf of Viacom's cable networks such as MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, Spike and Comedy Central. Thao also held various strategy positions at Viacom, NBC Universal and Primedia. She began her career as an investment banker with DLJ and Credit Suisse focusing on Media & Telecom and was an analyst for a Southeast-Asian private equity fund.

Thao is an accomplished sales and business development professional with deep understanding of the media landscape, consumer and distributor needs, emerging technologies and business models. She has a demonstrated ability to source and execute strategic partnerships and distribution deals in the digital and traditional media space.

Thao received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two daughters.