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Digital Hollywood Fall,

October 18-21, 2016





Tuesday, October 18th

The Welcome Dinner - The Keynote Roundtable

The Hollywood VR-AR State of the Union - Studios - Networks - Tech Companies - A Vision into the Future

Bill Fay, Production Executive, “The Dark Knight,” “300,” “The Hangover,” “Clash of the Titans” "Independence Day," former President of Production Legendary Pictures

Chris Defaria, President, Animation and Technical Innovation, Warner Bros., Executive Producer, 'Gravity', 'Mad Max: Fury Road' , 'Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix' and the upcoming 'The Lego Movie Sequel'

Paul Hook, Partner/Head, Motion Picture Production, ICM Partners

Jim Mainard, EVP, Digital Strategy & New Business Development, DreamWorks Animation

Brendan Handler, SVP, New Media, 20th Century Fox

Moderator - Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality & 3mersiv

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The Augmented Reality Experience: Implementing the Next Generation of AR into Application: From Education to Entertainment and Games

Jim Marggraff, CEO, Eyefluence

David Weinstein, Director for Professional Virtual Reality, nVidia

Roy Ashok, ‎Chief Product Officer, DAQRI

Brian Blau, Research Vice President, Gartner

Ronen Horovitz, Founder and CEO, EyeCue Vision Technologies

Michael Leventhal, Partner, Holmes Weinberg, P.C., former, Chief Legal Officer and VP, Magic Leap

Bill Newell, President, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

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Unlocking Intelligence: Education within Technology and Virtual Worlds - VR-AR-Immersive

Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Ph.D., Director, Medical Virtual Reality - Institute for Creative Technologies, USC

Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., CEO and President, Legacy Interactive and Legacy Games

Eric Gradman, ‎Chief Technology Officer, Two Bit Circus

Julian Sarmiento, Creative Director & VR Content Creator, Digital Domain

Lynn Rogoff, founder, AMERIKIDS USA

Tai Crosby, Founder & CEO, SilVR Thread

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

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Women in Virtual Reality and Immersive Entertainment: Experiencing New Dimensions and Creative Experience

Jacki Morie, Founder / Chief Scientist, All These Worlds, LLC.

Tanna Frederick, Producer/actor, Defrost (VR Narrative Film)

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Ryan Pulliam, CMO, Specular Theory

Rachel Skidmore, ‎Director of Media Development, ‎Skybound Entertainment

Anarghya Vardhana, Senior Associate, Maveron VC

Catherine Day, Head of Unscripted/EP, Jaunt VR

Louisa Spring, Head of Business Development, Innerspace VR, Moderator

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The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Brands, Programming, and Monetization

Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions

Rich Sutton, Chief Revenue Officer, North America, Trusted Media Brands

Josh Entman, Cofounder and Chief Development Officer, Jukin Media

Mike Pusateri, Founder/CEO, Bent Pixels

Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services, Moderator

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Pokemon GO - The Phenomenon of AR Gets Real - Gateway to the Future

Don Daglow, CEO Daglow Entertainment (Games Industry Leader: La Russa Baseball, Madden NFL, NASCAR Racing)

Brian Selzer, Vice President, Business and Product Development, DAQRI

Jules Urbach, CEO, Otoy

Craig Allen, Digital Strategist, Creative Leader, Creative Alchemy Incorporated

Dmitry Shapiro, CEO, GoMeta

Anjali Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Client Computing Group, Intel

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

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Cable, TV, Film and Broadband - New Content - New Networks - Streams, Platforms, Devices

Scott Barton, Senior Vice President, Branded Digital Content and Products, Starz

Amit Ziv, ‎Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Development, and Strategy, EPIX

Adam Ware, Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Media and Business Development, Tennis Channel

Joe Friend, Vice President, Ad Technology Systems, Fox Broadcasting Company

Scott Brown, SVP Technology & Strategic Relations, Engineering & Technology, The Nielsen Company

Edmond Shapiro, Video Solutions Architect, Global Service Provider Business, Cisco

Jordan Wiggins, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Moderator

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Programming the ‘OVNs' (Online Video Networks: the Next Generation of Video Content

Larry Laboe, President of Production, SXM

Bill Masterson, co-founder, Believe Entertainment Group

AJ Vernet, Chief Revenue Officer, Zype

Anthony Layser, Head of US Content Development, Dailymotion

Adam Goldstein, VP, Business Development, ZEFR

Allie Greenwald, Senior Account Executive, West Coast Sales & Brand Partnerships, Fullscreen, Inc.

Scott Robson, Vice President, Content Operations, Gracenote

Steve Bradbury, President & Head Coach, Deep Sports, Moderator

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VR-AR - Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in Immersive Entertainment & Technology – From VCs and Kickstarter to Corporate Investments

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, Headcase

Jacob Carlson, Digital Media Strategist and Consulting Manager, Manatt Digital Media

‎Sim Blaustein, Partner, BDMI - Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments

Keyvan Peymani, Partner, Touchdown Ventures

Mike Hildebrandt, VP of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, DAQRI

Joe Michaels, Chief Revenue Officer, AxonVR, Moderator

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The DealMaking Process: From Feature Film, Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Harrison Land, Vice President, Development, Jupiter Entertainment

Robert (Leo) Rodgers, MBA, Sr. VP & Label Liaison, Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group

Ryan P. Hall, Head of Development, Rooster Teeth

Ilyssa Goodman, Producer/Director/Sales Agent, DunGood Entertainment

Mimi Steinbauer, President and CEO, Radiant Films International

Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill, Moderator

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The TV/Film/Video - Developing Strategies and Partnerships - Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Franchise

Allison Wallach, president, Jupiter Entertainment

Mike Richards, Executive Producer, The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal

Lemuel Plummer, president and CEO, L. Plummer Media

Linda Ong, Chief Culture Officer, Civic Entertainment Group

Philip Shafran, Director of Content Activation, Brand and Rights Management, Vin Di Bona Productions

David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter, Moderator

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Valuing and Financing Entertainment Content: Movies, Television and Online Video, From VC & Equity to Crowdfunding

Diane McGrath, Managing Director Media and Technology, Streicher, J Streicher Capital

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners

Patrick Russo, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Larry Gerbrandt, Managing Director, Janas Group & principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

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Live Streaming – Social Streaming – The Video Phenomenon of Everything

Andy Beach, Technical Evangelist, Developer Experience, Microsoft

Rob Gabel, Founder and CEO, Tubular Labs

Michael Palmer, GM of Video, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard

Paula Batson, Vice President, Communications, YouNow

Lena Lotsey, Senior Social Media Manager, Ignition

Mike Lee, Director of Digital, AEG Global Partnerships

Karen Allen, President, Karen Allen Consulting, Moderator

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Investing in Diversity: The Social Impact in Higher Education & The Entertainment Industry

Dr. Jeffrey P Jones, Director, The Peabody Awards

Dr. Jacqueline Landrum Sanderlin, Executive Director, School and Community Relations, Inglewood Unified School District

Sherri Williams, PhD, Anna Julia Cooper Center Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wake Forest University

Eric Fitzgerald Reed, Vice President – Entertainment & Tech Policy, Verizon Communications

Dina Ibrahim, Director, The California State University Entertainment Alliance - CSUEA, Moderator

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Wednesday, October 19th

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Event and Evening Host

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

A Celebration of the "Best of" in Virtual - Augmented - Immersive Realities

The Evening Honorees

1. “The Martian VR Experience”, 20th Century Fox and RSA Films, Jen Dennis, EP of Branded Content and VR, RSA Films, (Ridley Scott & Associates Films)

2. Samsung’s GONE VR experience, David Alpert, CEO, Skybound Entertainment; Executive Producer, The Walking Dead franchise, Oucast

3. “Project Empathy"” Jamie Wong, Creative Director/Executive Producer, co-creator, Van Jones, Political Analyst, CNN

4. “Incorporated” - Executive Producers by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Aruna Inversin, VR Supervisor, Digital Domain, SyFy Networks

5. “Halcyon” VR/TV Hybrid for Syfy Network and Oculus, Benjamin Arfmann, Director, Secret Location for “Halcyon”

6. Ken Burns and TIME Present “Defying the Nazis VR” for PBS, Producer, Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse; Director, Elijah Allan-Blitz

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Future of Film - From Cinema and Immersive Entertainment to VR/AR and Theme Parks - The Franchise Expands!

Guy Primus, co-founder + CEO, The VR Company

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Michael Jenson, Strategy and Operations Consulting, Deloitte, Adjunct Professor USC Cinema

Christopher White, Vice President Business Development, Osterhout Group

Gene Munster, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

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The Future of Brand Partnerships: Message, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Advertising

Steven Haft, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

Stephen Tompkins, VP/Group Director, Media Tech, DigitasLBi

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation & Global Brand Director, Havas

Brandon Rochon, Managing Chief Creative Officer, Kastner & Partners

Jeff Hurlow, Head of Brand Partnerships, Vimeo

Adam Duritza, Senior Director of Global Partnerships, Video & Distribution, Yahoo

Jen Dennis, EP of Branded Content and VR, RSA Films, (Ridley Scott & Associates Films)

Tom Flanagan, Partner, Nut + Bolt, Moderator

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Virtual Reality Transforms Entertainment and Media – TV, Sports & Music

DJ Roller, co-founder, NextVR

Steven Haft, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

Ted Kenney, Director, Field and Technical Operations, Fox Sports

Shane Lindley, Senior Director, Digital Programming and Product, Epix

Brad Spahr, Vice President, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

Sami Ramly, Product & Program Manager, Virtual Reality, Wevr

Chuck Dalaklis, CEO, Dalaklis Media Enterprises (DME), Moderator, Moderator

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Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: Brands and Entertainers Collaborate

Ari Avishay, Marketing Executive, CAA Marketing

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Evelyne Ouellet, Chief Marketing Consultant, SAFIRA Entertainment Marketing

Devery Holmes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Spark Alliance Marketing

Jonathan Lowe, Senior VP of Marketing, AEG Sports

Mark Wolf, Writer, Director, Producer, Change The World Productions

Josh Stein, Special Counsel, MG+, Moderator

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Hollywood and the TV Network Experience: From Binge-Watching to the Streaming Generation

Charles Segars, CEO, Ovation TV and President and CEO, Segars Media

Maurício Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment

Jim Amos, former, Senior Vice President Distribution, STX Entertainment & Sony Pictures Entertainment

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services

Wayne Rodriguez, Vice President, Rights & Partnerships, United Entertainment Group

Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm, Moderator

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Future of TV - Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives - It's All About innovation and Disruption - Moving into the Next Wave

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group, Founder E! Entertainment

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research WEDBUSH SECURITIES

Ted Malone, Vice President of Planning and Strategy, TV & Media, Ericsson

Darren Cross, former, Vice President Business & Corporate Development, Maker Studios

John Corser, VP Production, NBC Universal Cable Productions

Gene Munster, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

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Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - TV, Internet and Mobile

Jason Henderson, Senior Contracts Manager, DISH Network

Nathan Guetta, Vice President of Product and Technology, Conde Nast Entertainment

Jay Samit, Author, Disrupt You!?

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

Frank Sinton, CEO, Beachfront

James Field, Product Manager, Infinite Video, Cisco

Kevin Westcott, US Media & Entertainment Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Moderator

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Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

The Women's Summit - By Women - For Women - About Women

Women in the Industry: Developing Film, Television & OTT About Women - A Golden Age in Hollywood and Indie Production

Amy Kim, Co-Founder & President of Lifeboat Productions

Karen Bailey, SVP, Original Programming, Starz

Shannon Keenan Demers, SVP of Production and Creative, Tremendous! Entertainment

Laverne McKinnon, Head of Television, Denver & Delilah Films

Karen Tenkhoff, Producer, The Motorcycle Diaries, Exec. at Wildwood (Spy Game, An Unfinished Life) Studio Exec., Frozen

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

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Inside the Experience: The Psychology of Immersive Design

Aunna Bollman, Media Psychology PhD Candidate, Fielding Graduate University - Meta + UNESCO: Location based augmented reality and social advocacy

Linda Durnell, Partner, Madison Lane Consulting - The human factor in immersive interface design

Garry Hare PhD, Scepter, Inc. - Visualizing real-time environmental data

Tunisha Singleton, JabCross Media and PhD Candidate, Fielding Graduate University: 3E Immersion: Emotion, Engagement and Virtual Experience in the Sports market

Jerri Lynn Hogg, Director, Media Psychology PhD Program, Fielding Graduate University, Moderator

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VR/AR as Change Agent: Social, News, Documentary and Political Media

Elijah Allan-Blitz, VR Experiences, “Ken Burns new film “Defying The Nazis,” Aloe Blac & Gina Belafonte

Lori Kozlowski, Producer, Project Empathy

Joey Caroni, Director of Digital Media, KCRW

Ian Forester, CCO, Co-Founder, VR Playhouse

Brandon Zamel, ‎Founder, CEO, Springbok Entertainment

Steven-Charles Jaffe, COO and Co-Founder, Springbok Entertainment, Moderator

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Friday, October 21st

ThinkTank II: Haas Center - Room 172

Accelerating Brand Value with Influencers: The Road to Relevance

The Influcencers

Manon Mathews, Social Media Influencer, Actress

Matt Cutshall, Actor-Writer, Over 2,500,000 Social Media Followers

The Executives

Dana Long, SVP, Digital Practice, Golin Digital, Moderator

Tiffany Everett, Director, Digital, Golin Digital

Kristen Berry-Owen, Vice President, Research & Analytics, Golin Digital

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Live Video And The New Frontier Of Social Media - Opportunities, Considerations, Concerns, Value and Storytelling.

John Mracek, CEO, NetSeer

Andreas Jacobi, CEO,

Lippe Oosterhof, CEO, Busker

Nathan McGowan, Vice President, Product, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard

Greg Morrow, Senior Vice President, Digital, Sports & Entertainment, TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Jenny Stiven, founder, Clio Consulting Group and Geeks With Grey Hair

Jonathan Tavss, founder & President, Scarlet Strategic, Moderator

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Wednesday, October 19th

Virtual and Augmented Reality: The Technology that will Change Everything: Cinematic, Games, Advertising, TV and Social Media

Kyle Cooper, Co-Founder, Prologue Immersive

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada

Jean-Colas Prunier, Creative Director, Film Engine VR, VFX, Life of Pi, Avatar, The Lord of the Rings and Guardians of the Galaxy

Joe Chen, Executive Technical Producer, Within (, Here Be Dragons

Joerg Bachmaier, SVP, Content Strategy and Co-Productions, Machinima

Sivan Iram, General Manager, UploadVR

Moderator - Robert Nashak, COO, Survios

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The VR-AR ThinkTank: Top Executives From Leading Technology and Entertainment Companies Assess the Current Expansion and Likely Evolution of the Industry

Guido Voltolina, Head of Presence Capture, Nokia

Randal Kleiser, Director, "Grease," "Honey I Blew Up the Kid"

Joel Susal, Director, VR/AR, Dolby Labs

Timothy Dodd, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Technicolor

Bo Begole, Vice President and Global Head, Huawei Technologies Media Lab

Bob Pette, Vice President, Professional Visualization, Nvidia

Shawn Gold, Corporate Marketing Officer, JustFab Inc., Moderator

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Working in the Industry: An In-Depth Discussion with Executives and Creatives from TV, Film and Technology

Shannon Flynn, Television Director, Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel

Maya Zuckerman, Multiplatform Transmedia Producer & Culture Hacker

David Viviano, Chief Economist, SAG-AFTRA

Daniel Tibbets, President and General Manager, Robert Rodriguez's El Rey network

Brandon Lawrence, Television group, CAA

Nicholas Pepper, Head of Television, The Mark Gordon Company

Sam Hanson, Creative Executive, FOCUS FEATURES

Simone Nelson, Director, Marketing & PR, California State University Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

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The VR-AR-Immersive - Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Brand Vision

Tim Dillon, Executive Producer, MPC VR

Jeff Nicholas, EP, Creative Director, CREATE+DESTROY

Tom Wright, founder of Tactic and Managing Director, Ntropic

Michael Conelly, founder, Blackthorn Media

Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory

Ben Reiss, Director of Business Development, Hologram USA

Micah Ainsley Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Filmfundr, Moderator

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The Power of VR-AR: A New Language of Artistry - A Unique Moment of Commercial Possibility and Marketplace

Ola Björling, Global Director of VR, MediaMonks

Spencer Hunt, Senior Vice President, Games and Interactive Entertainment, Skydance

Aruna Inversin, VR Supervisor, Digital Domain

Dario Raciti. Director Zero Code OMD

BC Biermann, Founder, The Heavy Projects

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director, The Click Effect

Carolyn Giardina, Continuing Tech Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator

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The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

Will Marks, VP, Business Development, Ovation

Stephen Strong, Vice President, Head of Revenue, Newsy, an E.W. Scripps Company

Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP

Ted Malone, Vice President of Planning and Strategy, TV & Media, Ericsson

Steve Wong, Director of Business Development

Media & Entertainment Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Moderator

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Hollywood, Internet and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence -  - from Snapchat & Facebook to OTT Networks

JR Griffin, Vice President, Digital Marketing & Business Development, FremantleMedia North America

Samir Ahmed, Chief Architect, Fandango

Caroline Wilson, VP of Integrated Marketing, Pop Media Group

Erik Ramberg, Director of Product Management for TV  & Media, Ericsson

Joseph Hodorowicz, Talent Manager, Studio71

Jen Garcia Allen, Executive Editor, Kardashian/Jenner Apps

John Solomon, CCO, Circa, Sinclair Broadcast Group

Terry S. Bienstock, CEO, Mobilactive Media, LLC., Moderator

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Amazing Immersive Realities - VR-AR - CG - VFX - Live Action - Arcade & Theme Park Experiences

Jason Schugardt, Visual Effects Supervisor, MPC VR

Michael Tolkin, Founder and CEO, Ultro Labs

Ed Lantz, MEE, PGA, Founder, Vortex Immersion Media

Dave Cobb, Vice President, Creative Development, Thinkwell Group

Jim Stewartson, CEO, Awesome Rocketship

Kevin Bachus, SVP, Entertainment and Game Strategy, Dave & Buster's, Xbox co-creator

Moderator - Kate McCallum, Producer, PGA: Producers Guild of America, National Board Member & New Media Council Delegate

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Thursday, October 20th

The Evening Event & Reception

The Numbers Don’t Lie - Gender Equality in Content, Production and Advertising

Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist, Media Advisor, Radio Host, Managing Partner @StoryTech, Moderator

Melinda Moore, Social Entrepreneur, Moore Media Ventures

Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia, Founder and CEO, PlayWerks

Amber J. Lawson, founder, CEO, Good Amplified

Dea Lawrence, Chief Marketing Officer, Variety

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Shira Lazar, Co-Founder/CEO, What's Trending

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Hybrid TV - Delivering the Ultimate TV Experience: Broadcast, Cable, Premium & OTT Content

Nash Parker, Director, IoT Ecosystem Development, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Nokia

Jim Monroe, General Manager, BTV, Didja, Inc.

P.P.S. Narayan, Vice President, Engineering, Yahoo!

Daniel Sanders, VP, Video Engineering, Verizon Digital Media Services

Josette Bonte, Chief Strategy Officer, CTM: Institute for Communication Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Ed Haslam, CMO, Conviva

Dana Forte, Vice President Product, Vubiquity

Mark Donnigan, Vice President, Marketing, Beamr, Moderator

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The VR Narrative: Immersive Theater and Language of VR: Story Architects and Experience Designers

Nick Bicanic, founder, RVLVR

Jenni Ogden, President & Executive Producer, Eye Q Productions, LLC

Monika Bielskyte, founder, AFE Media

Evette Vargas, CEO, Storyteller, DIGITAL • REIGN PRODUCTIONS

Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator, Moderator

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Mobile AR and VR – 360 Video – Content - Advertising - Social - The Next Communications Experience

Warren Zenna, EVP, Managing Director, Mobext, Havas Media’s Global Mobile Marketing

Seth Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas

Brian Selzer, Vice President, Business and Product, Development, DAQRI

Thomas Neubert, Chief Commercial Officer, Virtually Live

Jeb Terry, VP, Partner and Program Development, FOX Sports

Alexis Macklin, Analyst, Greenlight VR, Moderator

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Friday, October 21st

Strategies in Start-up Business Development:  Developing Concepts, Lean Start-up Techniques and Positioning Your Company to Succeed!

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

Speakers to be announced

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The Crowdfunding Update: A Roundtable of Experts

Jennifer Post, Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

Justin Giddings, CEO and founder, The Kickstarter Guy

Adam M. Goyer, Chief Strategy Officer. The Blak Box Group

Ryan Foland, Managing Partner, InfluenceTree, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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Crowdfunding Breakthrough: Access to Capital Meritocracy through Reg A+ -- How is Raising Money from Consumers, Including Non-Accredited Investors Changing the Funding Marketplace

Ron Miller, co-founder and CEO, StartEngine

Gene Massey, Chairman/CEO, &

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

Joshua Sessler, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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Friday, October 21st

VR - Making Visions Real - At the Edge of Storytelling - Next Level of Entertainment

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

Peter Martin, Executive Creative Director, Spectacle

Jim McArthur, Managing Partner & Chief Client Officer, FOLKLORE

Jake Dorn, President, Main Path Marketing

Eden Chen, co-founder, Fishermen Labs

Gordon Bellamy, Visiting Scholar, USC. Event Chair, VR Intelligence - ‎TheWaveVR, Moderator

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The Future of Entertainment: VR Story Architects and Experience Designers

Celine Tricart, founder Lucid Dreams Productions and co-director, "Marriage Equality" VR film for Nokia and 3ality Technica, Moderator

Joel Douek, Co-founder, ECCO VR

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

Csilla Kozma Andersen, Head of Content Relations, Nokia technologies

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The Language & Aesthetics of VR:  The Challenge of Creating Movies, Games & Other Experiential Programming

Ascot Smith, Filmmaker/Writer/Game Designer

Zenka, Independent Artist and Futurist, Jenny Carden

Larry Rosenthal, founder, Designer, Director, Producer, Cube3

Shane Pase, Ph.D., founding consulting partner, Reality Science

Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge, Moderator

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Thursday, October 20th

Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in AR, VR and Immersion – From VCs to Kickstarter and Corporate Investments

Ankur Prakash, Vice President, Liberty Global Ventures

Mark Linao, Associate, Technicolor Ventures

Mary Ermitanio, Manager, Manatt Digital Media

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners

Tom K. Ara, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

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The Hollywood Strategy: Building the Film-TV-VR-AR-Game - The Collaborative Vision of Franchise and Brand Extension

Cristina Mancini, EVP Franchise Management, 20th Century Fox

Justin Clibborn-Booth, CMO/Head of Business Development, Psyop

Greg Coleman, VP, Worldwide Marketing & Franchise Management, Walt Disney Animation Studio

Pete Blumel, co-founder, CEO, and Creative Director, The Rogue Initiative

Geoffrey Long, Creative Director, USC, World Building Institute and World Building Media Lab

Josh Feldman, Executive Producer, Head of Television Development and Production and Strategic Advisor for Digital Media - ‎Telltale Games/Lionsgate, Moderator

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CG Humans: Integration of the Virtual Character in Film - TV – VR - Games

Joseph A. Zaki, Founder and CEO, VRTUALITY

Marshall Millett, CEO, AeMass (Volumetric Motion/Reality Capture

Richard Taylor, Cinematics Director at Electronic Arts on Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3, CEO 3SpaceVR Inc.

Gregory Peter Panos, Founder: Persona Foundation, Futurist, VR /AR Pioneer

Woody Schultz, Actor, Producer, Writer and President/Partner of Winning Swimmer Productions

Alexx Henry, CEO, BlueVishnu/ Avatar Shepherd

David Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator

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Advertising, Live and Brands in VR-AR-360 Video – from Mobile & Immersive to Experiential

Lex Halaby, Director, Funny Or Die VR, Music Videos & Commercials

Chuck Peil, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Reel FX (VR for Lionsgate, JC Penny, AT&T, Samsung)

Mike Nichols, VP, Creative Technology, Fuel

Joseph Itaya, Founder & CEO, Epicenter VR

Dave Curry, VP, Emerging Trends & Technology, POP

Cynthia Lieberman, Media & Marketing Strategist, Lieberman Communications, Moderator

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The Evening VR Keynote Event


A deep dive into the creative and technical making of "The Game", a new JAUNT VR horror experience

John Grod, Director "The Game" Jaunt VR

Maceo Greenberg and Macea Greenberg, Producers Pulp Digital Productions

Dave Franks, Colorist “The Game”

Kimberly Hidalgo, Actress, “The Game”

MODERATOR: Celine Tricart - Founder, Lucid Dreams Productions

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Indie TV – OTT and Streaming - The Gateway to the New Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC

Kim L. Hurwitz, Chief Content Officer, FOTV Media Networks

Randa Minkarah, Chief Operating Officer, Transform (formerly OneAccord Digital)

Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion

Enrique V. Olives, Global Business Development Head, ABS-CBN Global

Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies

Ian Moffitt, Former, Head of Original Programming, Yahoo

James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Moderator

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VR/AR as a Branding/Advertising Strategy: The Immersive Experience as Image Maker - Movies/TV/Brand

Clay Weishaar, Creative Director, Tools of North America

Donny Makower, co-founder and President, RED Interactive Agency

Jennifer Richey, Co-Founder, Director of Business Development, Gravity Jack, Inc.

Christine Lee, VP and GM, Global Business Development, IMMERSV INC.

Nicholas Longano, Head of VR/AR, Manifest LLC

Michael Todd Cohen, VP / Director, Digitas Studios

Vince Cacace, Founder and CEO, Vertebrae

Malia Probst, VR/AR Producer & Connector, Director of Brand Strategy, VRScout, Moderator

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Innovating in VR-AR-Immersive Production - The Amazing Journey of Imagination, Gear and Innovation

Irad Eyal, President, Better VR

Alex Barder, Co-Managing Partner, VRWERX

Matthew Forrest, VP of Production and Operations, Endemol Shine Beyond USA

Dan Ferguson, EVP Digital Interactive, Groove Jones

Keram Malicki Sanchez, Executive Director, VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo (Toronto), Director, FIVARS

James Cahall, Chief Technical Officer, Toon Goggles, Inc. & Digital Media Interactive LLC

Jefferson Wang, Senior Partner, IBB Consulting Group, Moderator

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Innovation in Video Advertising: Enhancing Brand Experience - Maximizing Revenue in Syndication, Ad Insertion and Live Streaming

Jason Bercovici, Senior Manager, Creative Strategy, Exponential

Jay Prasad, Chief Business Officer, VideoAmp

Tom Herman, CEO, DashBid

Mike Gaffney, Chief Revenue Officer, Sharethrough

Mark Popkiewicz, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Mirriad Limited

Chris Shively, Manager, Global Business Development, ‎true[X]

Tracey McCormack, Founder & President, McCormack Media Services, Moderator

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Ultimate TV: The OTT, Cross Platform, Multiscreen Experience - Navigated by Set-top, Mobile Device or Console

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine

Robin Wilson, VP of Business Development, NAGRA

Campbell Foster, Director of Product Marketing, Video Solutions, Adobe

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

Dan Sweeney, VP, Sales & Marketing, Nevelex Corp.

Virginia Juliano, CEO & Founder, CobbleCord

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator

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Video Everywhere - Technologies & Platforms - Enabling the Next Generation of Over-the-Top TV

Judy Johnson, Director of UX & Product Innovation, AWE Division, Bottle Rocket

Xavier Kochhar, President and CEO, The Video Genome Project, Structured Data Intelligence (SDI)

Miles Dinsmoor, Co-Founder/Partner, modop

Greg Morrow, Senior Vice President, Digital, Sports & Entertainment, TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Jeff Weber, CEO, ZoneTV

Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator

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