An Interview with Francine Beppu
June 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm HST| Free
The next Women In Tech (WIT) interview will feature Francine Beppu, Network Strategy Director at NMG Network.
Brought to you by the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), TRUE Initiative and Entrepreneurs Sandbox, the monthly Women in Tech series features female technologists who share their experiences working in the technology industry in technical and tech-adjacent roles. If you are looking to gain insights into different roles or thinking about transitioning into the technology sector, join us for this live, complimentary session over Zoom. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
In this WIT session, we will be speaking to Francine Beppu, Network Strategy Director at NMG Network. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Francine brings a unique perspective as a change agent in the world of media and entertainment. In her role as network strategy director at NMG Network, Francine develops innovative go-to-market strategies for delivering original content to travelers around the world, utilizing technology and collaboration to create cloud-based distribution channels that enhance the way entertainment is consumed. Over the past four years, Francine has curated over 25 branded channels under the NMG Network, reaching a global audience of 10 million and growing.
Francine brings over 16 years of combined experience developing new business and growth strategies for international corporations as well as start-ups in the entertainment, media, and technology industries. After pursuing a double major in marketing and international business at NYU Stern, Francine began her career in media and technology at Sony Electronics, where she contributed to the launch of the first full 1080p LCD displays, Blu-ray technology, and seven luxury consumer tech products under the Sony QUALIA line. Prior to joining NMG Network, she led digital campaign and acquisition strategies with KHON2, Hawaii’s FOX and CW affiliate stations, and Viacom’s MTV Networks. Francine’s early career accomplishments include the launch of the first LGBTQ cable network, Logo, which grew an audience of 30 million viewers during its first year.
In addition to her role at NMG, Francine is currently Chairman of the Board of directors for the Hawaii LGBTQ Legacy Foundation, where she leads strategic initiatives, fundraising and development programs for Honolulu Pride that support other local non-profit organizations in giving back to the community.
Please register by Tuesday, June 22nd at 5pm (HST). After registration closes, we will send a Zoom link to all registered participants. If you are unable to register, please contact Shane at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is a state agency under the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Our mission is to diversify Hawaii’s economy by developing a flourishing technology industry that provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaii residents. www.htdc.org
The Entrepreneurs Sandbox is a co-working facility in Kaka’ako, owned by HTDC and managed by BoxJelly. As the “front door to innovation”, our mission is to bring together change agents in Hawaii to enable transformation for a more dynamic Hawaii through technology and entrepreneurship. www.sandboxhawaii.org
The TRUE Initiative is an initiative of the Hawaii Executive Collaborative, supporting the CHANGE Framework and Movement. Driven by a partnership between the private, public sectors and the State of Hawaii, TRUE aims to tech-enable organizations through collaboration and sharing of tech solutions to common business challenges, in turn creating more resilient companies and a thriving Hawaii. www.hec.org/true