Success Stories: How Outstanding Professionals meet Challenges for Triumphant Projects.
As companies face critical moments, the difference between success and failure often comes down to how leaders choose to meet these challenges. There are always difficult decisions to be made and leaders need to manage teams and people through these changes. Please join us as our panelists discuss how they navigate through pivotal moments and lead teams and projects to success.
The panel will share stories, tips, and tricks that can lead to breakthrough thinking in your own project environment.
DATE: Thursday, March 25, 2021
TIME: 5:30 PM Virtual Networking, 6:00 to 8:00 PM Presentation and Q&A. (Pacific time)
PLACE: Virtual via ZOOM wherever your connection is good.
COST: FREE for MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS with advance registration.
About our Panelists
Kate deSousa – Vice President, Technology, Fox Corporation
Kate oversees a diverse group of technology teams responsible for partnering with Fox’s Programming, Scheduling, Research, Publicity and Master Data Management departments to implement systems and processes that optimize operations. Kate champions a “process first” approach to solving enterprise problems, believing that understanding the business process end-to-end will drive the best, holistic, solutions. Prior to joining Fox Corporation, Kate spent over a decade as a management consultant focused on the media and entertainment sector. Kate holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from USC. When not working, Kate takes advantage of the music scene in Los Angeles, attending as many live concerts and shows as possible.
Eva Metz-Tolliver, Localization Program Manager, Netflix
Eva has built a successful career in entertainment localization over the past two decades. She has been working in Netflix’s localization department for the past 6 years, most recently as Program Manager for animated content. She manages the end-to-end localization pipeline for titles, subtitles and metadata, finding innovative approaches to scale business operations for the rapid increase in produced content and the company’s international growth.
Prior to Netflix, Eva managed the E! Networks International digital presence at NBC Universal. Eva grew up in Germany and got her professional start in Los Angeles at SDI Media, one of the world’s largest media localization service providers.
Mehrnaz Sadolahy, Director of Engineering, Honey
Mehrnaz is the Director of Engineering at Honey (acquired by PayPal) leading groups of Engineers across multiple teams in her organization. She started her career as a Software Engineer right after graduating from college -where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. For over 16 years in the Tech industry, Mehrnaz worked in different roles and capacities across three continents. Although the path of leadership isn’t always a paved one, especially for women in Tech, Mehrnaz’s passion for leadership and her diverse background instilled a determination in her to keep pushing for resolution in whatever role she played.
Christine Kahn, Sr. Technical Program Manager, OpenTable
Christine recently joined Intuit’s Virtual Expert Platform team at TurboTax. She has successfully led teams to deliver products at OpenTable, 21st Century Fox, and Realtor.com.
Christine is a certified Agile Product Owner and Scrum Master.
Christine is passionate about women’s empowerment and advocates for self promotion of under-represented groups as a Google IamRemarkable facilitator. She is also a published musician.
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