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Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

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Adaptable: An ODI Online Series logo

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Next Episode
Monday, August 17, 2020
5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

ODI has expanded our outreach to connect, inform and inspire with an Online Series to help build your career tool belt!

NOW TWICE A MONTH, we're hosting a media, entertainment or technology executive to share their insight, advice and best practices to help build your career.

Our goal is to help you navigate your way around this disruptive world with conversations from diverse voices, experiences and roles to help keep the normalcy and make sure you are set up for change in a moments notice.

Adaptable: An ODI Online Series

This EXCLUSIVE online gathering is limited 50 students, recent grads, and faculty.
And it's FREE!

Next Episode

Monday, August 17, 2020

5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

45 minute overview with Q&A

Michael Smith

Michael Smith
Chief Marketing Officer
NPR

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Michael Smith IS A SUPER STAR media executive, advisor and mentor, and has more than 30 years of experience in entertainment brand marketing content, digital, and revenue generating brand extensions. He's created, launched, and branded multiple TV networks (including Cooking Channel and Food Network), and streaming services, developed and produced 80+ TV series, created many successful marketing campaigns, and extended TV brands into consumer products and experiences.

Michael has been an integral part of ODI's development since we launched, and one of his most favorite things about the program is engaging with you - our future leaders.

Michael earned his MBA in Marketing and Finance from the UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and received his bachelor's degree in Science, Technology and Society from Stanford University.

Date: Monday, August 17, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

Speakers in the Queue

Zenita Henderson

Zenita Henderson
Vice President,
Business Development & Marketing, SCTE / ISBE

Read More About Zenita Henderson

Zenita has been in the tech world focusing on marketing and business development for over thirty years. She is an industry icon, a people connector and relationship builder; and has been recognized by multiple organizations for her award-winning community and industry relations activism supporting education, arts, science, technology and math (STEM/STEAM) initiatives, healthcare, diversity and inclusion programs in the cable industry.

Zenita is also responsible for the largest cable telecommunications tradeshow in the Americas, Cable-Tec Expo® at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and its global arm International Society of Broadband Experts. She is an amazing leader who is passionate about education and placing young people in tech and media careers.

Date: Monday, August 31, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

Cassie Brown

Cassie Brown

President and Founder, SHRM-SCP 
Cassie Brown HR Consulting

Read More about Cassie Brown

Cassie Brown is a nationally certified human resources leader with over 18 years of experience. Spending 20 years with Scripps Networks Interactive, a leader in lifestyle content, she was a part of the amazing transformation and growth of the company and it's people. She'll share best practices on navigating moves from university to the workplace, and what it takes to be a top candidate.

Date: Monday, September 14, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

Cassie Brown

Carie Hrynkiewicz

Enterprise Account Executive
Apple

Read more about Carie Hrynkiewicz

Carie is a self-made executive who has keen relationship awareness and has been building a strategic network since leaving her home town early on. Her insightful moves showed adaptability, open-mindedness, and a big picture outlook. And there's the Apple gig, where she gets to work with the smartest people in the world. A global company delivering technology that changes lives.

Date: Fall 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

Previous Speakers

AIRED ON July 27, 2020

Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin
Co-President
Emerald Elephant Entertainment

Read More about Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin has produced four feature films, all acquired for distribution, two are on Amazon Prime Video. He and his producing partner, Penelope Korff, have eight feature films in development, three of which are currently being shopped around Hollywood. He is a mentor in the Producers Guild of America’s Diversity Workshop and on the PGA Education and Mentoring Committees. He was a visiting film professor at the University of Notre Dame, instructor at The Los Angeles Film School, media production advisor to General Petraeus in Afghanistan, and former army paratrooper commander. He graduated from Notre Dame and earned an MBA from Boston University.

Date: Monday, July 27, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

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AIRED ON July 13, 2020

Leerone Anolik

Board Member, One Day Immersion Inc.
Strategy & Operations Manager, Global Business Development, Google

Leerone Anolik is a Strategy and Operations Manager at Google, providing thought leadership, insights, strategic and operational support to Google’s Global Business Development team.

Prior to Google, Leerone held a number of roles at iHeartMedia, where she oversaw the Digital Revenue Management practice and worked collaboratively with executives and key senior leaders to develop and successfully deliver on projects critical to the company’s short and long term growth. She also worked as a Media Planner for Universal McCann Israel, managed major advertisers’ media budgets and television advertising campaigns.

Leerone holds a BSc in Mathematics with extended study units in Economics and Psychology from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Bits of Wisdom

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AIRED ON June 29, 2020

Melanie Ruderman

Melanie Ruderman
Sales Manager, Social Sales Forbes

https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanieruderman/

From ODI alum, to interning with one of the top media execs in the industry, to early career posts with Discovery, and now with Forbes, Melanie has just scratched the surface on building her career. She'll share her best practices on moving from college (Lafayette College), to the workplace, and her goals beyond.

Date: Monday, June 29, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

Bits of Wisdom

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AIRED ON MAY 18, 2020

Jonathan Skogmo
Founder & CEO, Jukin Media
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jskogmo/

Under Jonathan's' leadership, Jukin Media has grown to more than 170 employees with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, and New Delhi. Jukin is the world’s first media company that’s powered entirely by user-generated video content.

Skogmo has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Next-Gen 35 Under 35 list, the Cynopsis “Digital It” list, and the Multichannel News 40 Under 40 list; in April 2016 he was dubbed the “King of Viral Video” by VideoInk.

With more than a decade of industry experience, Skogmo has produced more than two hundred hours of linear TV programming for networks such as FOX, MTV, Discovery, TruTV, and Channel 5 (UK).

Skogmo's industry affiliations include The Producer's Guild of America (Co-Chair of the Online Video Committee), The Young Presidents' Organization (Malibu Chapter), and the Association of Media Content Users and Providers. He was a finalist in the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year program for the Greater Los Angeles region. He holds a degree in Film and Television from Columbia College. He resides in Los Angeles.

Bits of Wisdom

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AIRED ON APRIL 27, 2020

Uzo Ometu

Uzo Ometu
Content and Technology Professional, formerly with Google and YouTube 

Uzo Ometu will walk through the meandering road that has been his career in media technology. From writing for business magazines and freelancing for ESPN, to leading operations for a nationwide media sales effort and leading YouTube's venture into local news, Uzo's pathway from journalist to start-up founder has been up and down, roundabout and never easy to predict. He's learned a lot about how the business of media works, how technology has changed the industry, and most importantly, how things actually get done. He'll go over those lessons, important milestones in his career, and how he thinks his past has prepared him for his future in media entrepreneurship.

He'll share insights on how the business of media works, how technology has changed the industry, and most importantly, how things actually get done.

Get a glimpse into how his past has prepared him for his future in media entrepreneurship.

Bits of Wisdom

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AIRED ON MARCH 30, 2020

Evan Shapiro

Evan Shapiro
President, National Lampoon
Chairman, One Day Immersion Inc. 

Evan Shapiro is the President of National Lampoon, a Comedy Studio for Live Performance, Film, TV, Social and Audio. Shapiro, an Emmy and Peabody Award Winner, has produced or created more than 150 television series, specials or documentaries, including Portlandia, Comedy Bang Bang, Please Like Me, Take My Wife, Shrink, Trapped In The Closet, Harmonquest, Laurie Kilmartin’s 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad, HitRecord, Fortitude, Carlos, Bollywood Hero, My Brother My Brother & Me, Brick City, This Film Is Not Yet Rated and more.

He most recently executive produced the comedy special Funny Women of A Certain Age for Showtime, and Trump Bites, the Webby Award winner for Best Animated Series. He is a Professor for TV and Media at NYU/Stern School Of Business, and will be teaching Fall, 2020 at Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business.

Bits of Wisdom

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