The Road2InfinityHollywood:Academic Innovation w/Prof Erin Reilly

October 23, 2019
Hosted by Lori H. Schwartz

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This week on the Tech Cat Show, the Road To The Infinity Festival of Hollywood, we chat with Erin Reilly, who is currently Professor of Practice and Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship for Moody College of Communication at University of Texas at Austin. Students play a big role in how tech and storytelling will evolve and Erin will share how she designs and teaches courses on the future of media and entertainment. Erin is also an advisor for building out the student program at the festival and she'll also discuss the launching of a new exciting program, Texas Immersive, that will help foster more entrepreneurship between students and startups. Join us this week on the Tech Cat show as we jump into the education scene with Professor Erin Reilly of the University of Texas at Austin.

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The Tech Cat show will give you the vital information that you need to stay ahead of the curve in technology as it relates to consumers and trends in marketing, entertainment and ‘business to consumer’ opportunities. You’ll hear from leading experts in the media and content business as they talk with Lori and share meaningful advice on how to navigate. Every show delivers insights and “nuggets” of information that you can take off line and activate on. Whether it’s a piece of business advice, a website or app to check out or a must attend trade show, Lori is the expert and authority in technology trends for all ancillary business opportunities. Listen to the Tech Cat Show, broadcasting live every Wednesday at 1 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel and syndicated on the VoiceAmerica Women’s Channel.

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Lori H. Schwartz

Lori H. Schwartz

As the Co-founder for StoryTech, a boutique agency dedicated to informed collaboration between storytellers and technology companies, Lori works with top executives of multiple brands, agencies and content companies to ensure understanding of new and evolving technology and emerging business models. With a focus on the habits of the consumer and the goals of the marketer, Lori provides the latest recommendations for this ever changing media landscape.

Previously, Lori was Chief Technology Catalyst for McCann Worldgroup, North America, where she was responsible for driving technology innovation at one of the world’s largest marketing communications companies, Lori was also one of the key principals to launch the highly regarded Interpublic Media Lab (http://www.ipglab.com). As Senior Vice President she helped to keep clients and agencies ahead of the digital curve.

Lori is a frequent speaker at major industry events as well as private companies and executive summits. She served two terms on the Board of Governors at the Television Academy (Emmys) and has been profiled as one of the “30 Executives Shaping the Evolution of Media and Technology” by Variety and “100 People to Have Lunch with” by MediaPost Publications.

An active spokesperson for mentoring women in tech, Lori launched Digital Hollywood’s “Women’s Entertainment and Technology Mentor Program.” Lori is a recipient of the Lucy Hood Digerati Award for her contributions to the Television Academy.

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Episode Directory

October 2019

  • 10/23/2019: The Road2InfinityHollywood:Academic Innovation w/Prof Erin Reilly Listen Now
  • 10/16/2019: The Road2Infinity Hollywood:The Immersive Art Scene w/Kevin Mack Listen Now
  • 10/2/2019: The Road2Infinity Hollywood: Creating Storyworlds with Vicki Dobb Listen Now

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