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Monday, December 4 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Leading Teams That Are Leading Technology

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Creating state-of-the-art entertainment experiences requires not only cutting-edge technology, but also high-performing individuals who can work collaboratively to bring a production to life. As a leader, how do you build and manage teams that can innovate and adapt quickly in the face of technical challenges?
In this session, you will join a diverse group of industry professionals who will share insights on building and leading high-performing teams for award-winning experiences. Through real world examples, you will learn about best practices and strategies for building a culture of experimentation and collaboration that leads to successful teams and amazing experiences.
Whether you're a seasoned leader in the entertainment industry, or just starting out, this session will provide you with valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance your leadership and team-building skills.

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Chris Wessels

Principal Engineer, TAIT
Chris Wessels started as an engineer at Las Vegas-based Fisher Technical Services Inc (FTSI) where he designed and commissioned large scale automation systems around the world for clients such as The Metropolitan Opera, Franco Dragone, and Cirque du Soleil. After acquiring FTSI, TAIT... Read More →
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Dani Bellar Pilukas

Dani Bellar Pilukas is a technology leader at the intersection of creativity and production, with an impressive career spanning companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Tait, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Her expertise lies in redefining the way technology fuels creativity on a global... Read More →
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Lily Twining

Owner, Blackbird Production Services
Lily Twining is the founder and owner of Blackbird Production Services, Ltd. She comes with over 20 years experience working in all areas of the entertainment industry serving in roles such as technical producer, project director, and technical manager. On Broadway, Lily worked on... Read More →
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Mari Cataldo

Senior Manager, Technical Direction & Design, Disneyland Resort
As senior manager, Technical Direction & Design, at Disneyland Resort, Mari Cataldo leads the west coast Disney Live Entertainment team of technical directors and designers who bring to life Disney’s most iconic parades, shows, fireworks, and spectaculars. Mari started her Disney... Read More →

Monday December 4, 2023 11:30am - 12:20pm PST
  LDInnovation Conference, Design and Technology
  • Item Code C45
  • Early bird price Included with Conference Badge
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