Lydia Loizides is a former Gigaom Research Analyst, and serves the founder of Talentedly.com. Lydia launched Talentedly in 2013 with the goal of making personalized, one-on-one professional training and development actionable, affordable, and accessible. Since then, hundreds of people have been through a Talentedly program and thousands receive personalized and actionable expert advice weekly. Everyone needs a professional trainer at their side.
Lydia is a serial entrepreneur, with an IPO, joint venture and two acquisitions over her career. She has held senior positions in product management, research, analytics, and operations. She was most recently VP, Corporate Planning at Canoe Ventures, a joint venture founded by the six largest cable operators in the U.S. Prior to Canoe, she served as VP, Interactive Media at Paradigm Talent Agency responsible for digital business development in motion picture, TV, & music divisions. As VP/Director of Technology & Media Engagement Analytics at Interpublic Group, she lead a team of research analysts and software developers focused on the extension of proprietary research platforms that merged traditional and digital cross-platform media analytics for IPG clients. Previously, she spent over five years in investment and consumer research and analytics with Ziff Brothers Investments and Jupiter Communications, specializing in technology, media and telecom. She began her career in product management with VSystems, acquired by Esker, and nCompass Labs, acquired by Microsoft.
Lydia has served in various Board positions at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Fort Tyron Park Trust and published 300+ opinion and research articles in academic journals and trade periodicals. She was previously Adjunct Lecturer, Center for Design, Digital Arts and Film at NYU. Currently, she teaches Talentedly programs at General Assembly in addition to conducting research for GigaOm Research, focusing on the intersection of social media, technology and talent development, consumer media and IoT technology.