Speaker Profile – Derek Smith

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Derek Smith is a Principal with PwC ‘s US Advisory Entertainment, Media & Communications Practice where he is committed to designing innovative business solutions that integrate technology with business strategy to drive growth for startups to Fortune 500 corporations. He has more than 25 years of experience leading and delivering solutions that achieve operational excellence and industry leadership.

Previously, Smith was a Senior Vice President at 20th Century Fox, Operations Strategy & Technology, where he led Operations Strategy for nine years beginning in 2007. At Fox, he was responsible for driving operational improvements across a multibillion international enterprise and creating process efficiencies and cost savings throughout multiple business units — Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Television, and Studio Operations.

Prior to his time at Fox, Smith served as a management and technology consultant where he focused on the Media and Entertainment Industry. He received his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from University of Illinois, and his MBA from Tulane University.