Invitation to the Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series

Invitation to the Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series

Invitation to the Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series

François Julien, Dean, Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and John Reid, President, CATAAlliance are pleased to welcome our guest speaker:

Vince Commisso
Co-founding Partner, President and CEO, 9 Story Entertainment

9 Story Entertainment

Have you heard about "Almost Naked Animals"? It is one of the many flagship television shows created by 9story Entertainment, Canada's largest independent television animation studio and a globally recognized leader in this industry. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from Vince Commisso, the founder and CEO of 9story Entertainment who will explain how the studio was created and share his leadership lessons.

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Time: 7:00 a.m. Coffee and networking
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Presentation
Location: Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building, room 4101 4th Floor
55 Laurier E.,
Ottawa ON
K1N 6N5
("Pay and Display" parking available under Desmarais Building)
OC Transpo: Laurier Station
Cost: $30 per person
$20 for uOttawa students and alumni and CATA members
RSVP: Before November 23, 2012
- Register early. Seats are limited.
Registration: Register online: http://www.telfer.uottawa.ca/tickets
(Payable in advance by MasterCard, Visa, cash or cheque.) No-shows will be billed. Substitutions are allowed at any time.
Contact Us: Tel.: (613) 562-5716
Fax: (613) 562-5332
Email: alumni@telfer.uOttawa.ca
Biography:
Vince Commisso
Co-founding Partner, President and CEO
, 9 Story Entertainment

Vince Commisso is the Co-founding Partner, President & CEO of 9 Story Entertainment, one of the industry's leading creators, producers and distributors of award-winning content for young audiences around the world. With responsibilities for leading the production, creative, technical and sales aspects of the company's activities, Vince has contributed to 9 Story's production of over 500 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world's most respected children's channels and platforms.

Vince began his career in 1992 at Nelvana, where he worked with major networks, studios, producers and distributors, both domestically and internationally. He rose through the ranks to become Supervising Producer, garnering one Emmy® and two Gemini® nominations. In 1999 he left Nelvana to become President & CEO of Blab Media Inc., a Flash based new media company, where he gained valuable experience in the management of start-ups and factors impacting market positioning. In 2001, he co-founded 9 Story Entertainment, with a vision to launch an animation company that would utilize leading edge technologies to develop, produce and deliver compelling animated children's content with international appeal.

In 2005, Vince earned an Emmy® Award for Best Animated Television Program, as well as a Gemini® Award and ACT Award as Senior Producer on Peep and the Big Wide World Season I.Vince holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and is a Certified General Accountant. He also holds a Bachelor of Administrative Arts from Atkinson College at York University and a BA in Mathematics and Political Science.

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