Summer Forum Chair

Andy Schlei 

Andy Schlei

Andy Schlei is Senior Vice President, Information Technology at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Andy currently directs Sony Pictures’ Application Development and Maintenance organization, overseeing application operations, driving quality service delivery to all lines of business, and building operations on ITIL-based, data-driven processes. He is responsible for overall service delivery strategy, balancing process-focused, highly off-shore leveraged staffing with high end-user demand.

Prior to taking this position, he directed operation and support of Sony Pictures' global financial, human resource, talent payment, and procurement applications. Andy joined Sony Pictures in 2005. Prior to joining Sony Pictures, Andy was a Partner in IBM's Global Business Services group, which he joined as part of IBM's acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.

Andy has over 20 years of Entertainment industry experience, having delivered projects in theatrical distribution, television, home entertainment, and financial systems at several studios including Sony Pictures. Andy has extensive ERP experience, and has implemented SAP, PeopleSoft Financials, JDEdwards, and Workday Human Resources.

Andy obtained his MBA from UCLA's Anderson School and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA.