University of Southern California

Lucy Hood
Executive Director CTM
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CTM Institute for Communication Technology Management

Lucy Hood, head of USC’s Institute of Communication Technology Management (CTM), is a highly respected industry expert in telecom strategy and innovator in digital content. USC’s CTM Institute is the world’s leading Institute at the intersection of technology and content, offering its members cutting‐edge global research and business strategy, executive education and leadership forums for the digital industry. Corporate partners include AT&T, Verizon, HP, Cisco, Qualcomm, Motorola, Alcatel‐Lucent, France Telecom, and Disney.

Prior to joining USC’s Marshall School of Business, Hood was founder and President of Fox Mobile Entertainment and Senior Vice President at News Corporation. Lucy Hood and her team created many industry firsts, including leading the groundbreaking "American Idol" mobile efforts, which introduced text messaging to mass media in the United States in 2001. Hood also received the first Emmy ® nomination for mobile content with the mobile video series "24: Conspiracy," leading the team that created the Mobisode ® and the first ad‐sponsored mobile video. Hood was a key executive in launching numerous technology businesses at Fox, including Fox.com and FX Cable. Previously, she was an executive at Paramount Pictures, and produced the news program, "Business Times."

Hood is a keynote speaker at major industry events and business conferences around the world such as CES, E3, CTIA, Mobile World Congress, Wireless Influencers and Digital Hollywood. In addition, she has spoken on digital issues before top government officials in the US and in China. Lucy Hood has won numerous awards and is regularly featured in lists of key influential executives, including the Digital 50. She holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Yale University.