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Mondo.NYC Speaker

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Gigi Louisa Johnson

Gigi Louisa Johnson

President/Co-Founder, Maremel Institute - Amplify Music Initiative

Dr. Gigi Louisa Johnson inspires and connects people/ideas/experiences around deconstructing/transforming creative sectors. In 2021, she co-created the 2nd Amplify Music virtual conference, continuing the April 2020 25-hour virtual conference with 30+ great partners. She produces and hosts the “Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson” podcast and its connected NextCareer.me career expansion programs. She runs two organizations -- Rethink Next and the Maremel Institute Center for Creative Futures -- connecting projects and community partners about how creativity and work are changing. She speaks around the world on digital transformations -- both of the past and in the extended future. In addition, she has taught for 21 years at UCLA, where she has built four industry-connecting programs and taught undergraduates, MBAs and executives about disruption in creative industries. Before UCLA, she was a corporate banker financing media M&A at Bank of America for ten years. She holds an EdD in leadership for change from Fielding Graduate University, an MBA from UCLA Anderson, and a BA in film/TV production from USC.

Be Present Everywhere: Intros & Connections

October 12, 2021, 8:30:00 PM

"BPE," inaugurated at Mondo 2020, is an offering of committed global speakers/experts networking and sharing their businesses and missions with each other and with the global music community. It was created to celebrate, educate and forward ongoing music business through the pandemic, while most of us are working remotely. It's what has kept many music conferences, "conferences," while operating virtually; the interactions, introductions, contacts shared, networking have shown the value and necessity of community in a uniquely isolated time. With many thousands of intros and personal (virtual) meetings between delegates and well over 250 speakers from many countries; speaker and delegate contacts distributed globally; communities connected, networked and shared; we'll never know all the "results" of these sessions. These can be lifetime, life and business changing relationships and they have been useful and enjoyable, with intensity, care and hilarity during a shared global and for most, very personal, crisis. Join the fun and participate.