The Future of Entertainment
This webinar will focus on how the entertainment business has dealt with the impact of the pandemic as some sectors have been devastated, while others have flourished. This panel will be moderated by Professor S. Mark Young who also holds the George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports Entertainment Business. Joining him are three other experts from the industry: Joshua B. Grode (CEO of Legendary Entertainment), John Nendick (Founder Malaga Consulting and former Global Leader M&E at Ernst & Young Consulting), and Elaine Paul (CFO and VP of Finance at Amazon Studios). We invite you to listen in on this important discussion on the current state of the industry and the path forward.
Date and Time: December 4, 2020, 11:00am - 12:15pm
S. Mark Young
George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports Entertainment Business & Professor of Accounting, USC Leventhal School of Accounting
Joshua B. Grode
CEO of Legendary Entertainment
Founder of Malaga Consulting; Former Global Leader for Media & Entertainment, Ernst & Young
CFO of Amazon Studios
How Algorithms Helped Greece Cope With COVID-19
Marshall Dean, Geoff Garrett, talks to Kimon Drakopoulos and Vishal Gupta, two Marshall data science professors, who developed advanced AI algorithms to help the Greek government admit tourists this past summer. They will discuss how “Project Eva” guided the Greek government on which tourists should be given scarce coronavirus tests based not on the conventional indicator of the symptoms they expressed but rather on where they were coming from and their demographic characteristics. The results were very impressive. Nearly twice as many people infected with the disease were tested than would have been the case relying on expressed symptoms. The success of Eva’s COVID-19 testing strategy in Greece has generated considerable interest from other countries as the virus continues to ravage the globe.
Recorded: November 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM