The Digital Hollywood Experience


Next Live Event:

Digital Hollywood

Thursday, October 12th

Live Streaming in Four Rooms

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Thursday, October 12th

Herscher Hall, Guerin A

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Guerin A, Herscher Hall

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


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Session II: Herscher Hall, Guerin A

VR-AR/MR ThinkTank - The Deep Dive - Creative - Visionary Experiential Content and Technology

Justin Molinari, CTO, Otherworld Interactive

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO

Seth Skolnik, COO, Live Planet

Bastiaan den Braber, President / COO, SAMO

Robert Watts, Co-founder and Executive Producer, Light Sail VR

Ben Mendelson, co-founder and president, Interactive Television Alliance, Moderator


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session II: Herscher Hall, Guerin A,

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

Julie Shumaker, Vice President, Business Development of Advertising, Unity Technologies

Tom Flanagan, Chief Content and Innovation Officer, Big Block

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

Jon Simon, Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Ayzenberg

Guy Bedov, CEO and Co-Founder, Sidekick VR

Danilo Moura, Strategy, Business Development & VR Creative Services - ‎LOOT Interactive, LLC - VR Production Partner for 8i and Time Inc.’s LIFE VR

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


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Entertainment: VR Story Architects and Experience Designers

Jake Sally, Director of Immersive Development, RYOT

Eduardo Yeh, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SELVZ

Penka Kouneva, Leading Games Composer, “NASA AR installations”, “The Mummy VR at IMAX VR

Ilya Rozhkov, film and VR director Agent Emerson VR Film Experience

Chad Woods, Immersive Reality Designer, Team One

Chris Prynoski, founder/president, Titmouse

Maggie Lane, VR/AR Designer, Moderator


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast from this Room

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

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

Ryan Moore, CEO,Experience 360°

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

Matthew Celia, Managing Partner and Creative Director, Light Sail VR

Amanda Shelby, VR Producer, (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Red Carpet Show, Obama’s Farewell Address, Hyundai SB 2017 Commerical)

BJ Schwartz, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media

Jessie Kim, CEO, Prosper VR

Larry Rosenthal, President, Creative Director, CubeVR, Moderator


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Thursday, October 12th

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304

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

Kim L. Hurwitz, Chief Marketing Officer, KOKO Sports Management

Randa Minkarah, Chief Operating Officer, Transform

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

Alia J Daniels, COO and co-founder, REVRY

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

Michael Downing, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, Tout Inc.

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


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304, Webcast

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

Erik Ramberg, Head of Product Management, TV Platforms, Media Solutions, Ericsson

Michael Alexander, Strategy & Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Telecommunications Industry

Virginia Juliano, CEO & Founder, CobbleCord

Nick Colsey, Business Development, Sony Electronics

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Session II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304, Live Webcast

VR/AR Production: Advances in Visualization & Experimentation in Cinematic - TV – Ads - Games

Brett Leonard, Virtual Reality Expert/Creator - ‎VIRTUOSITY VR (Director - The Lawnmower Man)

Edward Dawson-Taylor, co-founder, Edge Visual Studios (VFX, Jurassic World & Jungle Book)

Thomas Polson, CEO, 3DPaint/FX

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

Adam Geoghegan, CEO, Immersia Enterprises Pty, Ltd

James Dowaliby, Studio and Broadcast Executive, Light & Edge, Moderator


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Thursday, October 12th

Ahmanson Hall

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Live Stream of Music Festivals and Concerts: Brands, Bands and New Technologies

Raymond Leon Roker, Head of AEG Studioss

Eddie Vaca, CEO, Amp Live

Juan Santillan, CEO, Vantage TV

Marc Scarpa, founder and Executive Producer / Director, Simplynew

Brian Anderson, Global Music Sponsorships Lead, YouTube

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

Kim Owens, Founding Editor | Digital Media & Entertainment Researcher, Kaffeine Buzz, Moderator




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Thursday, October 12th

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Jonas Halpren, Director of Monetization, Synacor

Jason Bercovici, Director, Creative Strategy, Exponential

Aimee Helfand, founder and CEO, FamiLeague

Isak Yahav, EVP, Operations, BGB Group

Josh Lamb, Founder and CEO, Multipop

Zachary Soreff, President, Sawyer Studios

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


10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Session I: Haas Conf. Ctr. - Rm. 172 & 173

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

Michael Ludden, Director of Product, IBM’s Watson Developer Labs & AR/VR Labs

Alexandra Tynion, Principal, SeedInvest

Alexis Macklin, Analyst, Greenlight VR

Kinsey Cronin, Director of Business Development, StartEngine

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

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


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Craig Dalton, co-founder and CEO, DODOcase

Jeff Nicholas, Director of VR Creative + Production, Live Nation Studios

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Nicholas F. Longano, Partner, Hourglass Interactive LLC

Annie Lukowski, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media

Lewis Smithingham, ‎President and Partner, 30 Ninjas

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


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session I: Haas Conf. Center, Room 172-173

Presented by Laduma

VR/AR: The Next Normal for News and Non Scripted Content

Moderated by: Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6

Jason Farkas, Vice President of Premium Content Video, CNN

Jesse Redniss, Chief Innovation Officer, Turner Broadcasting

Tyson Sadler, VR Director

Joel Douek, ECCO VR and chief scientist, ManMadeMusic

Michael Santiago, Vice President, LadumaVR

Michael Dutton, SVP Strategy & Content Partnerships, Mesmerise Global VR


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Dan Goman, CEO, OWNZONES Media Network

Scott Hancock, Vice President, Marketing, Plex

Joey Fulcher, Director of Media Logistics across the Americas, Ooyala

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

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

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

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


3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

Video Everywhere - Technologies & Platforms - From Over-the-Top TV to 360 Video and Virtual Reality

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

Paul Canetti, founder and CEO, MAZ

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

Steven Harnsberger, President, ‎OTT Digital Services, Inc.

Peter Dawidzik, Vice President of Media and Service Providers, Qello

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Phoenix Gonzalez, co-founder and President of Sales, dotstudioPRO

Lauren Cole, President, Cole Media, Moderator