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TECH AND...is a monthly event series where we host thought-leaders from a specific industry and explore new intersections between their field and technology.
This month, we'll explore the intersection of entertainment and technology. You’ll hear thought leaders in the music and entertainment scene share how the distribution of songs, movies, and shows have been shaped by the internet’s free market, how the relationship between agents and artists has adjusted to the times, and what the future of music looks like in a digital world.
Why It Matters:
The omnipresence of technology has rapidly transformed lives over the last decade (remember, the iPhone was only released in 2007). Now, it’s rare to go about a regular day without interacting with tech — whether it’s an alarm app that wakes you up, your Nest Thermostat-regulated apartment, or the software you use at work. Staying ahead of the innovation curve and being able to predict the future of tech in various industries has never been more important — both at work and at play.
5:30pm - 5:45pm Check-in, grab a seat and mingle
5:45pm - 7:00pm Tech & Entertainment Panel
7:00pm - 10:00pm Sofar Sounds live performance ***Not included in RSVP to panel event. See directions below.
Following this panel, we will enjoy a live performance organized by Sofar Sounds LA. Please make sure to purchase a separate ticket on the Sofar Sounds website. Use the promo code to skip the queue and purchase a ticket automatically - GENERALASSEMBLY-1F72D / https://www.sofarsounds.com/events/23037
Chicago Assistant Director,
Founder / CEO,
Benjamin Simons is the Founder / CEO of a socially conscious event production company called Ninety3. They specialize in producing live music showcases that center on social impact and artist stories, which they are dubbing "social impact concerts." Each show is curated with artists that use their music to help change the world & Ninety3 partners with a nonprofit to make sure your entertainment helps the communities you’re passionate about. Prior to running his own social enterprise, Benjamin worked for Sofar Sounds as their Head of Artist Booking in Los Angeles and for Red Bull as their Artist Marketing Specialist for the U.S. Consistent through all of his professional experiences, Benjamin has been utilizing new technology and a disruptor's mindset to invoke change and curate amazing experiences around music. Benjamin is originally from Huntington Beach, CA and is a proud UC Santa Barbara alumni.
Head of Product,
Betina began her career as a software engineer at Amazon. She was also one of the founding team members of A9, an R&D team dedicated to search for Amazon. In 2007, she joined Hulu as their first product manager and led development efforts in digital streaming, discovery and social. Since then, she has grown product, design and engineering teams in various sized startups including Ring and Studymode with a focus on AI, digital media, and ed tech. She is currently Head of Product at HITRECORD, a collaborative media platform.
Sofar Sounds is a global music community, in over 390 cities, that unites music lovers to experience shows in an intimate, unique setting. We curate a secret lineup of 3 diverse artists, each playing 4 songs, and give the audience an opportunity to connect with the artists & their music. Sofar transforms everyday spaces - like a living room or retail shop - and turns it into a captivating venue for secret, live shows, creating an immersive experience that brings guests and artists closer together. Each Sofar is small, and typically features three diverse acts, with no headliner. To learn more and experience it yourself in Boston and beyond, visit https://www.sofarsounds.com/boston.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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