Vincent “Vince” Ford is the Vice President, Digital and Strategic Initiatives for the New York Philharmonic. In his role, he is charged with unifying and leading strategic planning for the Philharmonic and with serving as a leader and catalyst for digital transformation. During his time at the Philharmonic, the organization has become a model for the field through its use of technology, social media, and self-produced content to build robust digital communities. Vince has worked in the arts for more than 20 years. His professional experience includes all aspects of digital strategy, from ecommerce platforms to digital marketing to digital content. Prior to his position at the New York Philharmonic, Vince led digital media for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and worked in various digital capacities at several software companies. Vince is regularly engaged to speak about digital media strategy and trends in the performing arts. Vince is pursuing his Doctorate in Business at Temple University’s Fox Business School. His research examines how digital technologies are transforming the arts and their potential for creating more sustainable business models. Vince completed his MBA at Emory’s Goizueta Business School, and studied French Horn while he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music at the University of Georgia.
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