Andy Schlei

Former SVP, Information Technology, Sony Pictures

Experienced IT leader with over 30 years in large project consulting and IT leadership. As Senior Vice President, Information Technology at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Andy directed Sony Pictures’ Enterprise Technology organization, overseeing application operations, driving quality technology service delivery to the Production, Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Television, and Corporate lines of business. Andy oversaw desktop support, mobility, and service desk operations. He was responsible for overall service delivery strategy, working closely with the rest of IT to deliver state of the art applications supporting emerging digital business models and advanced analytics while maintaining stability in the legacy application portfolio.

Prior to taking this position, he directed operation and support of Sony Pictures’ global financial, human resource, talent payment, and procurement applications. 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 25 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.


  • Digital Strategy and Transformation
  • ERP Strategy & Implementation
  • Information and CyberSecurity
  • IT Operations and Management
  • IT Strategy & Optimization
  • Sourcing Strategy & Execution


  • High Tech & Telecommunications
  • Media & Entertainment


  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • IBM
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers