Digitally Speaking: A New Reality

July 15, 2016


Michele Fino
General Manager, Instrumental; Program Committee Member, AWIB

Michele Fino is the General Manager of a social music business here in NYC called Instrumental.  Instrumental is a music & technology company that uses social media to find the music stars of the future.   Prior to that, she worked in several digital content & social influencer strategy roles at Tiny Horse, a social media production agency, StyleHaul, a digital style & beauty network, and Orchestra Works, a Mom Influencer company.  She also spent ten years working on American Idol, and watched first hand how television viewing was transformed in the digital and mobile world.  She lives on the UES with her Husband and their five & seven year old sons.


Angela Fung
Executive Director and Sr. Partner, Digital Production, Ogilvy & Mather

Angela Fung is the Executive Director of Digital Production at Ogilvy, an international advertising, marketing, and public relations agency. She is a proponent of modern ways of working, to bring creative ideas from concept to their fullest potential, embracing diverse and flexible teams to achieve goals better, faster, and smarter.

Angela leads a New York team of digital producers, business analysts, information architects, and content strategists on a wide range of digital marketing programs, from experiential campaigns to long-term engagement platforms and everything in between. She is also deeply involved in key client engagements, most recently for Coke Zero, IBM, and Philips. 

Angela came to Ogilvy from the Google Creative Lab, where she was Executive Producer. At Google, she helped establish and streamline integrated production processes at a time of rapid team and business growth. She oversaw creative development for Think Quarterly, a publication created to provide insight into what’s on the horizon in a world gone digital, and the Hangouts Hackathon, a competition among cutting-edge creative technologists to show off the most ambitious applications of the Hangouts API.

Prior to Google, Angela worked at Razorfish, where she was the integrated PMO lead for end-to-end experience development, legacy system integration, customer database management, and CMS development for the North American launch of Sync, Ford Motor Company’s hands-free in-vehicle media technology. Before that, she spent nine years at, where she led the design and interactive division. During her tenure there, she helped develop branded entertainment and digital projects for clients including Nike, George Harrison, The City of New York, and Sotheby’s. Her team received multiple awards, capped by the Communications Design Award for a body of work, from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Most recently, her team's work has been recognized by D&AD, the Effies, the FWA, Mashable, and Fast Company. Angela holds a B.A. in English Literature from Dartmouth College, and an M.F.A. in Painting from Parsons School of Design.



Aditi Malhotra
Owner, Founder, Chocolatier,Tache Artisan Chocolate

Tache Artisan Chocolate was started by pastry chef Aditi Malhotra in September 2012. A graduate of the Glion Institute in Switzerland, The French Culinary Insitute, winner of Zagat's 30 Under 30 Award and most recently voted as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 game changers in Food & Wine for 2014. Aditi has competed for the title of Best Young Chef in America through Forbes magazine in 2014 and 2015. Tache is also famous for its many chocolate-making classes, which have gained the attention of The New York Times and Time Out Kids. 

Aditi landed writeups in The New York Times, Time Out, The Huffington Post, The Village Voice, Business Insider, Serious Eats, InStyle Magazine, Gotham Magazine, was featured in an HSBC commercial, a holiday campaign for major shoe retailer Shoescribe & Tory Burch and was invited to showcase her chocolate at The New York Chocolate Show in November 2012, one of the most esteemed chocolate shows in the world. 


Sree Sreenivasan 
Chief Digital Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) is the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the latest step in what he calls "a three-decade, one-way love affair with one of the world's great museums." At the Met, he leads a world-class team of 70 working on topics he loves: digital, social, mobile, video, data, email apps and more.

He joined the Met after spending 20 years at Columbia University as a member of the faculty of the Columbia Journalism School and a year as the university's first Chief Digital Officer, focusing on the future of education.

In 2015, he was named to Fast Company's list of 100 Most Creative People in Business, in part for the work he and the museum are doing on the future of culture: 

In 2009, he was named one of AdAge's 25 media people to follow on Twitter and in 2010 was named one of Poynter's the 35 most influential people in social media; in 2014, he was named the most influential CDO in the US. 

He is founder of such global learning opportunities as Social Media One-Night Stand and Social Media Weekend #smwknd (next edition is June 10-11, 2016: ).

You can find him on Twitter at and on Facebook at and on Instagram at and on the web at

Articles about Sree's work at the Met:

NYT: Museums See Different Virtues in Virtual Museums

BusinessInsider: The Met Plans to be the Most Influential Digital Museum in the World

Collection of 5 TEDx videos:




Powered by CitySoft Community Enterprise