As the strategist for Media & Entertainment at Fastly, Alicia has been instrumental in cultivating Fastly’s largest and most well-known streaming clients in the industry over the last 7 years. When Fastly went public on the New York Stock Exchange in May 2019, Alicia stood on the podium next to Fastly’s Founder and CEO, Artur Bergman, to ring the Closing Bell to celebrate their First Day of Trading. She is a leader within Fastly’s Diversity & Inclusion Council which works in collaboration with other functions throughout the company to ensure integration and consideration of Inclusion and Diversity in policies, programs, practices and products. She also drives the Steering Committees for the Women’s ERG as well as the Black ERG.
Alicia is a Founder and serves as President of Women in Streaming Media (WSM), a group for women in the streaming media technology space. WSM was created for women in the Streaming Media Technology space. As a global networking organization, she has overseen growth from 50 to over 1000 women within 4 years. WSM’s mission is to increase diversity and give more visibility to women leaders within the streaming media industry. WSM creates events to connect and educate women, opens opportunities and visibility for them to advance their careers in technology, procures and extends access as speakers and provides a renowned formal mentorship program. WSM is often sought out to help place women in technology roles, working with organizations like Disney, Netflix, AT&T, Brightcove, ViacomCBS, Comcast, Wowza, Hulu, Vimeo and other leaders in the industry.
Alicia serves on the Board of Directors for the Streaming Video Alliance and is Chair of the Live Streaming Working Group. She speaks across the world on streaming trends, diversity, skills, talent and the future of technology. Her most recent webinar, “Diversity, Skills & Talent”, built around the core challenge of creating a deep and inclusive grassroots pool of rich engineering talent for the future, was published with IBC as a leading industry trend.
- Media & Entertainment Trends and Strategies
- Tuesday, April 26 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM