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Dr. Ashlyn SzilvaVice President of ecosystems, influence, and researchJSG

Dr. Ashlyn Szilva is the vice president of ecosystems, influence, and research at JSG, where she leads the research practice and influencer strategy group. She is also the founder and CEO of ANS, a channel research firm focused on tackling the most challenging issues and identifying significant growth opportunities in the channel. Over the past year, she and her team have released several impactful research reports, including a TSD study, Gen AI analysis, a Next Gen Talent Report, and a Women in the Ecosystem Study. They are also investigating the advancement of women in the industry and are compiling the largest database in the channel on the talents, skills, and experiences needed for leadership positions. 

Szilva earned her master's degree from Drew University in 2015 and her doctorate in 2020, specializing in Holocaust and genocide studies, photo history, and research methods. She has received widespread recognition in the channel ecosystem for her ability to understand complex issues through rigorous research and develop data-driven solutions.