Former head of Sony Digital
Fred Ehrlich has spent the last 20+ years in the music industry. Before
the start of this exciting career, he received a degree in accounting from
the University of Maryland, College Park, School of Business ’84, and a J.D.
from the University of Baltimore School of Law ’87. Ehrlich joined CBS
Records in 1982 as a College Representative and continued while he attended
law school. In 1987 he moved to New York City and began his full-time career
at CBS Records as Director of College Marketing, where he lead a field staff
of 30. He then moved on to Columbia Records (1989), eventually becoming the
General Manager of the label, with oversight responsibility for most of the
day-to-day activities associated with maintaining and promoting the number
one record company in the world. In 1994, Ehrlich assumed the post of
President of New Technologies and Business Development for Sony Music
Entertainment, Inc., with responsibility for all new business models and
technological advances related to the music side of the company. In 1999, he
added the title of President & CEO of 550 Digital Media Ventures, a division
of Sony Corporation of America, with the new responsibility of investing in
and starting companies associated with emerging technologies.
In 2003, Mr. Ehrlich left Sony Music and has since consulted for many
leading companies/artists. Since 2007, he has been partnered with Sony BMG
to jointly develop new brands and properties for the company.
Senior Vice President, Content Division
Chief Content Officer
Maryland Public Television
Eric Eggleton, 21-year veteran of broadcasting, entertainment
programming, and content development, joined Maryland Public Television as
its chief content officer in November 1999.
Mr. Eggleton has spent his two-decade career aligning specific target
audiences with program content and corporate strategic objectives. His
award-winning creative affairs portfolio of rights acquisitions, original
properties, and co-productions covers material created for the VCR,
multimedia computers, and analog and digital cable television. He won the
1998 Genesis Award for the best children's live action dramatic series,
Animal RescueKids, for which he served as executive in charge of
production; earned 64 software industry awards for CD-ROM editorial content
in the mid-1990s; and has been nominated for four Cable Ace Awards.
Most recently vice president for programming at Discovery Kids U.S., a
division of Discovery Communications Inc., Mr. Eggleton began his career in
the late 1970s in the advertising and multimedia production industries. He
joined Discovery Channel Enterprises in 1991 as senior manager of that
firm’s home video operations, and a year later he became director of product
development and production.
In 1993, he moved to Discovery Channel Multimedia, holding positions as
product group director, executive producer, and vice president of family
interactive product line operations. Mr. Eggleton held responsibility for
the startup of the $15 million Discovery Kids programming unit in 1996, and
he was executive in charge of production there until he accepted his new
position at MPT.
Mr. Eggleton earned his undergraduate degree in advertising from the
University of Illinois and pursued additional coursework at Harvard
University and Belmont College. He is a member of the National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences, the National Association of Television
Programming Executives, and the Software Publishers Association.
He lives with his wife and son in Rockville, Maryland.
Professor, Information & Operations Management
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
Ann Majchrzak received her PhD in Social Psychology with a minor in
Psychometrics in 1980 from the University of California, Los Angeles.
She is widely known for her research on the use of technology to support
worker agility and ingenuity, commonly referred to as socio-technical
Ann has published papers in journals that include the Management
Information Systems Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management
Science, and Harvard Business Review.
She is (or has been) a member of the Editorial Review Boards of
Information Systems Research and Management Information Systems
Quarterly, among others. She is also Senior Editor at Organizational
She is the recipient of the Literati Club Award for Excellence
Outstanding Paper for 2005 from Emerald Group Publishing. She was also named
the Magid Igbaria Distinguished Scholar by the School of Information Science
at Claremont Graduate University.
Ann is the Past Division Chair of the Academy of Management Organization,
Communication and Information Systems Division.
Ann has consulted for a variety of organizations, including the Aerospace
Corporation, Cummins Engine, and the Jet Propulsion Labs.