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Dean Ernest J. Wilson III, communication professor Christopher Holmes Smith and journalism professor Gabriel Kahn welcome USC Annenberg’s 2013 Executive-in-Residence, Kay M. Madati, Head of Entertainment & Media at Facebook, Inc., for a presentation entitled: "The Power of a Connected World."
From Mr. Madati: "The evolution of technology, consumer empowerment, and content development/distribution models has huge implications on audience experiences and how businesses and content producers have traditionally gone to market. How has the landscape changed in a Connected World?"
In his current role, Mr. Madati is responsible for extending and evolving Facebook's relationships and partnerships in the entertainment space, and is also ultimately responsible for positioning the platform as a critical and foundational element of the marketing matrix for all entertainment content publishers and distributors.
Mr. Madati has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC, where he majored in American Studies with a concentration in Philosophy. He is a Tanzanian citizen who has lived in Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.