This year we are excited to introduce Talks & Roundtables. This conference track will feature practical and interactive conversations that provide conference attendees with ideas and real-life examples around navigating some of the tough and subtle challenges in today's business environment.


Location:  Lyceum Complex, 5th Floor

Career Pivots: Thriving in a Shifting World


Shannon Cassidy

Founder & CEO
bridge between, inc.



Managing Partner, Chief Brand Strategist
Maxus, a GroupM agency






SVP, Programs & Documentaries
Al Jazeera America

Jocelyn Cooley
SVP, Human Resources



Sr. Director, WW Sales Strategy & Growth Acceleration





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Amy Geary
VP, Sales & Business Development, Content Distribution

Viacom Media Networks​


SVP, Business Development
Defy Media



Business Solutions Executive





Senior Consultant
Korn / Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting

Skedgell Communications



Chief Development Officer & SVP
Comcast University





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Gemma Toner

Media & Telecommunications Executive


In basketball, a pivot is a move that keeps one foot firmly planted while the other swings forward. In the workplace, career pivots can move you forward in small, practical steps, helping you break through seemingly insurmountable barriers to a career overhaul or even a simple promotion. Join our roundtable session for a series of lively and revealing discussions about the decisions, trade-offs, and sometimes unconventional choices you can make to navigate your career in times of uncertainty. Leading industry executives will share their unique stories, providing food for thought and insights on how to thrive in a shifting world.  




Leadership Wellness: Burning Bright or Burning Out?




Jamie Shapiro

Executive Coach, Nutritionist & CEO



Being an executive requires a constant stream of energy.  We are faced with continuous demands from our business and personal obligations, travel schedules, and there is constant pressure to be "on."  How does health impact one's performance and ability to be at peak leadership?  Why do we allow health to often take a backseat to other imperatives?  Come learn in this session the connection between how we lead from within and the impact it has on how we lead others.  Get connected to your vision for health and learn why it is essential for resonant change.  You will leave this session with applicable knowledge about nutrition, stress management and connected leadership.  You will gain new ideas and the tools to make changes right away that will impact your personal health and professional leadership.  



Leading Teams in Times of Transition




Shannon Cassidy

Founder & CEO
bridge between, inc.



SVP, Client Business Partner, MVPD's





VP, Human Resources
TV One

EVP, Global HR & Facilities
A+E Networks



Sandra K. Howe

SVP, Global Marketing

ARRIS Group, Inc.





Corporate VP, Government & Industry Affairs
Bright House Networks

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Jeanine Liburd
EVP, Communications & Public Affairs

BET Networks



EVP & Chief Government Relations Officer
Time Warner Cable




VP, Comcast University - West Division

SVP, Technology Program Management



Senior Global Media Executive





President & Managing Director
Discovery Communications

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In the modern workplace, personal disruption, ambiguity, and a lack of clarity are often the backdrop for our day-to-day lives. As a leader and manager in our evolving industry, you need to facilitate organizational transitions with shrewd skills and emotional awareness. In this session, we spotlight leaders who have successfully navigated significant individual, team, or organizational change. Our presenters will join you in roundtable discussions to share their experiences and insights regarding change. Each industry leader will represent a specific facet of change, enabling you to hone in on particular issues involved in successfully navigating change for yourself and for others.