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Gigi Johnson

UCLA Center for Music Innovation
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gigi Johnson is an “action futurist.” She connects creators and innovators can work together to build positive futures. She founded the UCLA Center for Music Innovation to bring musicians, companies, tech innovators, venues, and other creators together to explore how tech is changing music. Since 1999, she has built courses and programs at UCLA Anderson and UCLA Alpert for students and executives on digital disruption of media. Outside of UCLA, she runs the Maremel Institute, where she creates educational platforms, advises company leaders, and speaks internationally on future impacts of digital disruption on media and cultural systems. Gigi recently has founded alt-NEXT, a non-profit corporation building workforce development programs for creative and tech sectors. Her corporate experience includes a decade financing media M&A at Bank of America. She received her EdD from Fielding Graduate University, her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and her BA in Film & TV Production from the University of Southern California.