About The Speaker
Sujata Rao is Director of Technology for Universal Music Group. She supports digital strategy initiatives by evaluating technology, infrastructure and product related aspects of companies that license UMG content. She formulates technology strategy and policy in addition to identifying long-range product opportunities in the digital music space. After spending nearly a decade working in digital marketing, technical product development, ecommerce and CRM, Sujata understands how fans and artists can embrace the intersection of music and technology. Sujata has mentored at music and technology hackathons around the world (SXSW, Outside Hacks, Hack the Music CDMX). Her expertise has been leveraged by startups in the Capitol 360 digital music accelerator. In addition to her extensive experience in digital music, Sujata has been invited to speak about women in technology by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s WiSTEM program. Sujata holds a BS in computer science from the University of Florida.