Chief Information Officer, Data 360
Marie Smith’s ambitious entrepreneurial spirit has led her to be a founding contributor in her 20 year career to nearly 50 media, tech and wellness companies and projects which have contributed to over $100 million in transactions. After bringing her talents to work at Warner Brothers in their Consumer Products division, Marie Smith began developing her skills in the areas of advertising, sales, dynamic and automated operations, and marketing, working with companies such as Computer Associates, Electronic Arts, Viewpoint Datalabs, Digital Domain, Saatchi & Saatchi and the Nobel Foundation.
Some of her most notable achievements have been in the late 90s and early 2000s in 3D imaging with an Academy Award winning company funded by the late Paul Allen called Paraform where she helped to launch a 3D human imaging program with entertainment studios combined with motion capture technology services program with a company called Motion Analysis and Silicon Graphics computers. With these three companies and other cutting edge technologies, Marie and her team helped create FIFA 2000, the movie Lake Placid, music videos with Digital domain, and the first animated promotional videos to air on television (CNN). She also directed the artistic displays at the 2001 Oscars Governor’s Ball.
Additionally, through various ad agencies, Marie has worked with the following companies over the last 20 years: United Healthcare, Bausch and Lomb, Mercedes Benz, Oprah Store, Lindsay Phillips, Valley Crest, Wal-Mart, Macys, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna. Also, Marie has managed outside program, product and services development with both Twitter and Microstrategy. She also prototyped early social media advertising with Facebook and Rakuten. As the CIO of Data 360, she’s collaborated and worked with the ACLU, Microsoft, Accenture, Autodesk, ESRI, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, the city and county of Los Angeles, LA Chamber of Commerce, O’Reilly Media, Oracle, Salesforce, Amazon, Google, IKEA, and Morgan Stanley.
Marie has continued her educational goals over the last 15 years by attending summer and online graduate programs with Harvard Program on Negotiation and Stanford Center for Professional Development. She is currently pursuing a JD and PhD in legal informatics from Stanford University (currently on extended hiatus). Lastly, Marie has been a speaker/presenter, lectured at and produced curriculum for over 8,000 elementary, middle, high school, college students and workers online and in-person about coding, career development, corporate data analysis, data science and technology development with Harvard Innovation Lab, the University of Southern California, University of California Berkeley, Los Angeles Trade Tech College, California State University Dominguez Hills, conferences and corporations throughout the United States and Europe.