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Thursday, November 7
 

6:00pm PST

GATHER: VIP Opening Night Reception Presented by HP - Invite Only
Admission is by invitation only.


Thursday November 7, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Dream Hotel Rooftop & Highlight Room
 
Friday, November 8
 

9:15am PST

IF Kick Off
Speakers
avatar for Nick Urbom

Nick Urbom

Founder & CEO, Infinity Festival
avatar for Mark Lieber

Mark Lieber

Founder, Infinity Festival
avatar for Hanno Basse

Hanno Basse

Chairman, Infinity Festival & President, Distributed Media Solutions
Hanno Basse is President of Live Planet's Decentralized Media Solutions division. Hanno brings Live Planet his extensive expertise in driving the adoption of emerging technologies to catalyze new media experiences and services, expanding the company’s innovations in immersive and... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

9:30am PST

AI Kickoff: Research - The State of AI in the Media
Speakers
avatar for Yves Berguist

Yves Berguist

Director, “AI & Neuroscience in Media” Project
Yves Bergquist is the Director of the “AI & Neuroscience in Media” Project at the Entertainment Technology Center, where his team is developing next-generation applications drawn from AI and neuroscience for the media and entertainment industry. Yves is also CEO of AI startup... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 9:30am - 9:50am PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

9:30am PST

IMMERSIVE Kickoff: Convergence - How the World Will Be Painted With Data
Speakers
avatar for Charlie Fink

Charlie Fink

XR Consultant, Author & Columnist, Forbes
Charlie Fink is a former Disney, AOL and AG Interactive executive who writes a popular column about XR for Forbes, He is a consultant to some of the leading companies in the space. As a 28 year old junior executive at Disney, Fink famously came up with the idea for The Lion King... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 9:30am - 9:50am PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

9:30am PST

THOUGHT LEADER: Keynote with Rob Legato, Interview by Hanno Basse
Speakers
avatar for Hanno Basse

Hanno Basse

Chairman, Infinity Festival & President, Distributed Media Solutions
Hanno Basse is President of Live Planet's Decentralized Media Solutions division. Hanno brings Live Planet his extensive expertise in driving the adoption of emerging technologies to catalyze new media experiences and services, expanding the company’s innovations in immersive and... Read More →
avatar for Rob Legato

Rob Legato

VFX Supervisor, 2nd Unit Director, Cinematographer
Robert Legato is an award winning Visual Effects Supervisor, 2nd Unit Director and Cinematographer. He began his career in commercials before working in television for Paramount Pictures. He began his work in feature films at the newly formed Digital Domain, where his first assignment... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 9:30am - 9:50am PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

9:50am PST

CREATE: The Making of Modern Movies - How Pre is the New Post
Moderator
avatar for Hanno Basse

Hanno Basse

Chairman, Infinity Festival & President, Distributed Media Solutions
Hanno Basse is President of Live Planet's Decentralized Media Solutions division. Hanno brings Live Planet his extensive expertise in driving the adoption of emerging technologies to catalyze new media experiences and services, expanding the company’s innovations in immersive and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Sciutto

Adrian Sciutto

Virtual Production Producer, Magnopus
Former Visual FX production manager, Virtual Production producer on The Lion King, and general enthusiast of all things space and technology. 
avatar for Rob Legato

Rob Legato

VFX Supervisor, 2nd Unit Director, Cinematographer
Robert Legato is an award winning Visual Effects Supervisor, 2nd Unit Director and Cinematographer. He began his career in commercials before working in television for Paramount Pictures. He began his work in feature films at the newly formed Digital Domain, where his first assignment... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Derry

Glenn Derry

VP VFX, 20th Century Fox
Team lead FOXVFXLAB.


Friday November 8, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

10:00am PST

AI: AI in Entertainment - New Formats and World Building
EXPERIENCE

Moderator
avatar for Joanna Popper

Joanna Popper

Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment, HP
Joanna Popper is a Hollywood and Silicon Valley media executive. She leads HP’s initiatives for Go-To-Market and Location Based Entertainment for Virtual Reality. Prior she was EVP of Media & Marketing at Singularity University and VP Marketing at NBCUniversal. Joanna developed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Armando Kirwin

Armando Kirwin

Cofounder/CTO, Artie
Armando Kirwin is the Cofounder and CTO of Artie, a technology startup based in Los Angeles. Artie is building a platform for next-gen instant games that use AI to make gaming more accessible than ever before. Prior to Artie, Armando worked in the virtual and augmented reality industry... Read More →
avatar for Maria A. Montenegro

Maria A. Montenegro

Senior Lead Interaction Engineer, Magic Leap
Maria A. Montenegro is a creative developer passionate about disrupting and innovating new ways of bringing cutting edge technology into users hands. She believes interactive storytelling and reactive installation can provide a huge impact on people worldwide by showing them that... Read More →
avatar for Mariana Acuna Acosta

Mariana Acuna Acosta

Chief Product Officer, Co-Founder, Glassbox Technologies
Mariana is a technologist, connector, and entrepreneur. During her years at The Foundry, she focused on virtual reality post-production workflows, as well as being the Head of Product Specialists in the Americas. Mariana was a pioneer in her hometown Mexico City, where she founded... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

10:00am PST

IMMERSIVE: Coming Together for Vader Immortal - From Silicon to Saber
EXPERIENCE

Moderator
avatar for Patrick Costello

Patrick Costello

Sr. Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Patrick leads North American partnership engagement for Qualcomm’s XRbusiness and works with OEM’s, ISV’s, operators, enterprises, content providers,and sports and entertainment brands in the region to advance the mobile XRecosystem and drive adoption of Qualcomm’s broader... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Said Bakadir

Said Bakadir

Director, Product Management for XR, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Said Bakadir serves as staff of product management for XR at Qualcomm Technologies,Inc. He is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s XR business including go-to-market,product positioning, OEM engagement, and product planning.Said joined Qualcomm in 2005 as a Senior Engineer in Europe... Read More →
avatar for Terry Schussler

Terry Schussler

Senior Director, Spatial Computing, Deutsche Telekom
Terry drives research and creation of spatial computing solutions that leverage the value of 5G and edge compute services. He creates collaborations with vendors of devices (head-worn and HMI) and enabling technologies to build a future where we enjoy pervasive and personalized B2B... Read More →
avatar for Vicki Dobbs Beck

Vicki Dobbs Beck

Executive in Charge, ILMxLAB
Vicki Dobbs Beck is the Executive in Charge of ILMxLAB, a division launched in June 2015, whose mission is to pioneer in the area of immersive storytelling. ILMxLAB wants to make it possible for people to, ‘Step Inside Our Stories.’ The division combines the storytelling and innovation... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

10:50am PST

EXPERIENCE: Mythbusting the Location Based Experience Ecosystem
Moderator
avatar for Jenna Seiden

Jenna Seiden

Co-Founder, Zambezi Partners
Jenna Seiden is the Co-Founder of Zambezi Partners, an entertainment, emerging tech and social impact consultancy. She advises companies in the XR, video game, esports, telecom, digital OTT and film/TV ecosystems. Her focus is on location-based entertainment, content financing and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Edouard Montmort

Edouard Montmort

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, ARVORE
Hi! I'm Ed, the co-founder and CSO of ARVORE and VOYAGER, an XR studio and VR LBE chain out of São Paulo, Brazil and Los Angeles. We have embraced the challenge of democratising immersive tech in Latin America, which we are slowly doing by scaling our amusement parks and fostering... Read More →
avatar for Jake Zim

Jake Zim

SVP, Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment
As Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Jake Zim oversees global virtual reality production and strategy for the motion picture group. Zim has led the development of virtual reality experiences such as the Emmy® nominated Spider-Man: Homecoming VR... Read More →
avatar for Jason Tuner

Jason Tuner

Chief Business Officer, The VR Company
Jason Turner is responsible for managing VRC’s worldwide business development programs, strategic partnerships, and distribution channels for premiere VR experiences and franchises. Jason is an accomplished entertainment executive with more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Brad Scoggin

Brad Scoggin

CEO, Springboard VR
Brad Scoggin is a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of SpringboardVR, a software start-up that has created a SaaS platform for virtual reality management and content licensing used by over 500 locations in 45 countries. SpringboardVR does commercial licensing for over 300 studios... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

10:55am PST

AI: AI Driven Humans & Content Digitization
DEMOTIME
Abstract: The age of immersive technologies has created a growing need for processing detailed visual representations of ourselves as virtual and augmented reality is growing into the next generation platform for online communication. A natural simulation of our presence in such virtual world is unthinkable without a photorealistic 3D digitization of ourselves. In visual effects and gaming, compelling CG characters can already be produced using state-of-the-art 3D capture technologies combined with the latest real-time rendering engines. However, the creation of high-quality digital assets are still bounded by expensive and time-consuming production pipelines, and creating photorealistic results still requires authoring tasks that can only be achieved by skilled digital artists. We propose a deep learning approach to this high-dimensional reconstruction and rendering problem. I will showcase our latest research in human digitization and video manipulation. This presentation will open up the question in whether a deep learning-based synthesis approach could potentially displace conventional graphics rendering pipelines, as well as promote awareness of modern technology’s capability to manipulate videos, at a time in which social media is susceptible to the spread of doctored videos and fake news.

Speakers
avatar for Hao Li

Hao Li

CEO & Co-Founder, PinScreen Avatars
What up yo! This is Hao, I’m a German born punky of Taiwanese descent doing computer graphics. I know, #epicfail. But I’m also an Associate Professor (with tenure), fashion mödel, and zombie at the Computer Science Department of the University of Southern California (USC... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 10:55am - 11:15am PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

10:55am PST

IMMERSIVE: Finalists From the Immersive Media Challenge at the Entertainment Technology Center at USC
DEMOTIME

Speakers
avatar for Phil Lelyveld

Phil Lelyveld

Entertainment Technology Center School of Cinematic Arts USC, Immersive Media Initiative program lead
Philip Lelyveld runs the Immersive Media (VR/AR/MR) Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC@USC), a think tank within the School of Cinematic Arts. The ETC@USC is funded by the major Hollywood studios, Cisco, Microsoft, and related... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 10:55am - 11:15am PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

11:25am PST

AI: Conversational AI - A New Creative Output
CREATE

Moderator
avatar for Todd Terrazas

Todd Terrazas

Founder & President, AI LA Community Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Bant Breen

Bant Breen

Founder and Chairman, Qnary
In 2012, Bant founded Qnary an award-winning professional reputation management and talent branding solutions company. Qnary was listed as one of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in America by Inc magazine and was also listed as one of the 360 best companies by Entrepreneur magazine... Read More →
avatar for Audrey Wu

Audrey Wu

VP Strategic Partnerships, Haptik
Audrey Wu has been named one of the top 25 chatbot influencers in the world. Currently she is VP of Strategic Partnerships at Haptik. Haptik is one of the world’s largest Conversational AI companies, having reached over 100 million devices, and processed over 2 billion conversations... Read More →
avatar for Dustin Dye

Dustin Dye

CEO, Botcopy
Dustin Dye is the founder and CEO of Botcopy, a Santa Monica-based software company specializing in conversational AI. After developing character and dialogue branded content for the #1 business bots on Messanger and Slack, Dustin launched Botcopy in 2017. Dustin and his team at Botcopy... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

11:25am PST

IMMERSIVE: The Power of Volumetric Experiences
CREATE



Moderator
avatar for Helge Jürgens

Helge Jürgens

CEO, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
avatar for Kathleen Schroeter

Kathleen Schroeter

Head of Business Development & Marketing, Fraunhofer HHI
Kathleen Schröter is Head of Business Development & Marketing at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI in Berlin. Kathleen helps to bring cutting-edge scientific development to business and product solutions across AR, XR, AI and Human-Machine Interaction. As a consultant... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Danilo Moura

Danilo Moura

CEO, SIMULATED REALITY
Produced and launched more than thirty top-selling interactive projects across fifteen commercial platforms. Passionate for efficiency and perfection while creating photo-realist humans and environments. Experienced photogrammetrist, 3D modeler, VFX and post-production supervisor... Read More →
avatar for Harmke Heezen

Harmke Heezen

Co-founder, High Road Stories
High Road Stories is a Berlin-based studio for documentary VR, AR, and interactive content. As a multidisciplinary team, we create digital experiences as well as manage their production with an international network of talented artists.High Road Stories was founded in 2018 by director/writer... Read More →
avatar for Sönke Kirchhof

Sönke Kirchhof

CEO, INVR.SPACE GmbH
Sönke Kirchhof is founder and CEO of INVR.SPACE GmbH“ (VR, AR) and "reallifefilm international GmbH“ (Stereo 3D and VFX), based in Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. He studied political science at the University of Hamburg and Film Production at Babelsberg Film University. He is member... Read More →
avatar for Ioulia Isserlis

Ioulia Isserlis

CEO, AnotherWorld VR


Friday November 8, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

11:40am PST

RECHARGE: Lunch Break
Friday November 8, 2019 11:40am - 1:30pm PST
FESTIVAL HUB @ Goya Studios Central Lot

12:30pm PST

BLOCKCHAIN: Setting the Stage
Speakers
avatar for Ajay Dugar

Ajay Dugar

Business Development, Sizzle, Inc.
I specialize in leveraging exponential technologies such as Immersive (VR/AR), Blockchain Technologies, and digital content distribution - toward human wellness and well-being - while solving the world's most urgent problems - by way of Business Development & Strategic Partnershi... Read More →
avatar for Jonas Hudson

Jonas Hudson

Co-Founder, Greenfence
Shopper. Engagement. Reimagined.​​​​Using Brands and IP to drive sales through a blockchain loyalty platform. We have built a marketplace where Brands, Distributors, Publishers and Shoppers Connect.
avatar for Seth Shapiro

Seth Shapiro

Videocoin
Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a global leader in media technology. He has worked with partners including AT&T, Betfair UK, Comcast, DIRECTV, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Intel, IPG, NBC, Showtime, Turner Networks and Universal Pictures. He is an Adjunct Professor at USC and... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 12:30pm - 12:40pm PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

12:30pm PST

WATCH: New Talent Screenings - Student Showcase - US Festival Premiere
Embarko
Kailee Hague
When two delivery dogs on a job discover buried treasure in the mountains, their conflicting interests lead to dire consequences.

Preheated
Luke Snedecor & Sarah Heinz
A boy's plan to bake a birthday cake becomes disastrous when his scientist father's latest experiment gets added to the mix.

Friday November 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

12:40pm PST

BLOCKCHAIN: How Blockchain Will Disrupt Hollywood - 5 Years Later
Speakers
avatar for Michael Terpin

Michael Terpin

Founder and CEO, The Transform Group
Michael Terpin has more than 25 years of PR agency management. He has directly supervised many renowned PR campaigns of the digital media era, including early-stage PR for America Online, Earthlink, Jupiter, Motley Fool, Match.com, and Shapeways, as well as full-service campaigns... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 12:40pm - 1:00pm PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

12:55pm PST

A PANEL DISCUSSION: Hollywood Studios Discuss Emerging Tech - Creative & Business Applications
Moderator
avatar for Carolyn Giardina

Carolyn Giardina

Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Carolyn Giardina is Tech Editor at The Hollywood Reporter and hosts its weekly “Behind the Screen” podcast series, featuring conversations with directors, cinematographers, editors and other artists behind the making of motion pictures and episodic series.Her work as an editor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Berger

Richard Berger

Chief Executive Officer, MovieLabs
Richard Berger is CEO of MovieLabs, a technology JV of the major motion pictures studios. Rich brings over 20 years of experience in digital innovation, with more than a decade leading new media and technology efforts at Sony Pictures Entertainment, most recently as SVP of Worldwide... Read More →
avatar for Don Eklund

Don Eklund

Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures
avatar for Anthony Guarino

Anthony Guarino

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Technical Operations, Paramount Pictures
Anthony Guarino, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Technical Operations, Paramount PicturesOver the past 23 years in the filmed entertainment industry, Tony has lead finance, business development, and technical operations groups at Technicolor and Paramount Pictures. For the past... Read More →
avatar for Tony Driscoll

Tony Driscoll

SVP, Emerging Technology & Innovation Strategy, Warner Bros. Entertainment
Tony Driscoll serves as Senior Vice President, Emerging Technology and Innovation Strategy, at Warner Bros. Technology. In this role Driscoll is responsible for driving the development of Warner Bros.’ point of view and go-forward strategy for key emerging trends and technology-driven... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 12:55pm - 1:40pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

1:00pm PST

WATCH: Pixar's SparkShorts - US Festival Premiere
“The SparkShorts program is designed to discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows. These films are unlike anything we’ve ever done at Pixar, providing an opportunity to unlock the potential of individual artists and their inventive filmmaking approaches on a smaller scale than our normal fare.” Jim Morris - President, Pixar Animation Studios  (26 min)

Kitbull
Rosana Sullivan
An unlikely connection sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.

Smash and Grab
Brian Larsen
After years of toiling away inside the engine room of a towering locomotive, two antiquated robots will risk everything for freedom and for each other.

Purl
Kristen Lester
An earnest ball of yarn named Purl gets a job at a fast-paced, high energy, male centric start-up. Things start to unravel as she tries to fit in with this close knit group. Purl must ask herself how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for and in the end is it worth it?


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

1:05pm PST

BLOCKCHAIN: Blockchain in the Real World - Front Line Use Cases
Moderator
avatar for Seth Shapiro

Seth Shapiro

Videocoin
Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a global leader in media technology. He has worked with partners including AT&T, Betfair UK, Comcast, DIRECTV, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Intel, IPG, NBC, Showtime, Turner Networks and Universal Pictures. He is an Adjunct Professor at USC and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Malcolm CasSelle

Malcolm CasSelle

Strategic Advisor, WAX.io
WAX is an all-in-one blockchain platform enabling developers to easily create, sell and trade digital goods to empower businesses to profit from the next era of digital commerce. WAX is built by the operators of the largest digital goods marketplaces globally for video games and blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Hanno Basse

Hanno Basse

Chairman, Infinity Festival & President, Distributed Media Solutions
Hanno Basse is President of Live Planet's Decentralized Media Solutions division. Hanno brings Live Planet his extensive expertise in driving the adoption of emerging technologies to catalyze new media experiences and services, expanding the company’s innovations in immersive and... Read More →
avatar for Fred Krueger

Fred Krueger

CEO & Co-founder, LynxCHAIN
Fred Krueger is the CEO and Co-Founder of LynxChain, the first consumer blockchain. Built entirely for mass adoption, the Lynx Wallet and Blockchain platform features free accounts, easy onboarding, free-to-play games and referrals for growing the network. Prior to Lynx, Krueger has... Read More →
avatar for David Moss

David Moss

Founder & CEO, StrongBlock
David Moss is Founder and CEO of StrongBlock, a Blockchain-as-a-Service company. He speaks worldwide on blockchain adoption. Previously, David held two prominent roles in the creation of EOSIO, the 3rd-generation blockchain operating system that raised $4b in an Initial Coin Offering... Read More →
avatar for Ethan Mora

Ethan Mora

Co-Founder & CEO, Vertical Irrigation LLC
Ethan is an attorney, entrepreneur, and the CEO of Vertical Irrigation LLC. Vertical Irrigation is a Fresno-based agricultural technology company that delivers vertical farming (“Vertical AgriTech”) designs and equipment, customizable software controls, and integrated, crop-specific... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

1:30pm PST

WATCH: New Storytellers - Sony’s Hair Love - Screening with Q&A
Hair Love
Matthew Cherry & Sidney Clifton

Moderator
avatar for Sidney Clifton

Sidney Clifton

Executive Producer, Deluxe Animation
Emmy-nominated producer Sidney Clifton has over twenty years of experience as an executive producer, producer, casting director, voice director, and creative development executive in animated and live-action content across multiple platforms. In her career to date, Ms. Clifton has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Cherry

Matthew Cherry

Director
Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry is a former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker who playedfor the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens.In 2007 he retired and moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment landing work as aproduction... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

1:30pm PST

AI: The Case for Virtual Humans
A PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator
avatar for Jacki Morie

Jacki Morie

XPRIZE
Dr Morie’s has 30 years of researching & creating meaningful VR experiences, combining multi-sensory, perceptual techniques for VR that predictably elicit emotional responses from participants. Her company All These Worlds, LLC is active in social VR, Mindfulness, storytelling... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Remington Scott

Remington Scott

Founding Partner, MacInnes Scott
Across a 25-year career, CG veteran Remington Scott has worked on many projects that undoubtedly redefined what was possible within the realm of performance capture. He supervised the team that brought Gollum to life in the Academy Award-winning visual effects from the film The Lord... Read More →
avatar for Paul Debevec

Paul Debevec

Senior Staff Engineer, Google VR
Paul is a Senior Staff Engineer at Google on the Daydream team, and Adjunct Research Professor of Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, working within the Vision and Graphics Laboratory at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies... Read More →
avatar for John Canning

John Canning

Executive Producer - New Media & Experiential, Digital Domain
avatar for Alexx Henry

Alexx Henry

CEO, BlueVishnu, Inc.
Alexx Henry’s career has spanned almost 2 decades as a celebrity photographer and award-winning interactive director. As a 3D avatar evangelist he is currently the CEO of BlueVishnu and designer of the xxArray™ 3D capture system.Recognized by The Huffington Post as “fearless... Read More →
avatar for Mike Sanders

Mike Sanders

Senior Visual Director, Activision
Mike Sanders is the Senior Visual Director for Activision’s Central Studios overseeing innovation in art, animation and production across Activision’s game franchises, most notably Call of Duty. Mike is focusing on bringing film VFX quality to game development and emerging AR/VR... Read More →
avatar for Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro

CEO and Founder Embody Digital | Research Assistant Professor, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
25 years in software and expert in digital humans. Former visual effects and video game industry, including Industrial Light & Magic and Rhythm & Hues Studios, LucasArts. Dot-com veteran. PhD UCLA 2007.CEO and Founder Embody Digital | Research Assistant Professor, USC Institute... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

1:30pm PST

IMMERSIVE: Lets Talk Europe – New Tech for Changing Perspectives & Perceptions
A PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator
avatar for Kathleen Schroeter

Kathleen Schroeter

Head of Business Development & Marketing, Fraunhofer HHI
Kathleen Schröter is Head of Business Development & Marketing at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI in Berlin. Kathleen helps to bring cutting-edge scientific development to business and product solutions across AR, XR, AI and Human-Machine Interaction. As a consultant... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ioana Mereuta

Ioana Mereuta

Business Development Director SR EMEA, DIMENCO
Ioana A. Mereuta is the Business Development Director SR EMEA at Dimenco, the leading company in spatial computing without wearables. Moving from Spain to the Netherlands, Ioana embraced Simulated Reality in a mission of stimulating a more collaborative culture to lead the future... Read More →
avatar for Nira Bozkurt

Nira Bozkurt

Executive Producer at Amiluxfilm, Amiluxfilm
Nira Bozkurt is a Producer, Scriptwriter and Director with experience working in Film and Immersive Media, an extensive passion and knowledge of the media industry and a broad network of European creators, producers, writers and talent. At Amiluxfilm, a film company focused on immersive... Read More →
avatar for Saskia Kress

Saskia Kress

Managing Director, Interactive Media Foundation & Filmtank
Saskia Kress is the Managing Director of the internationally-successful production companies Filmtank and Interactive Media Foundation, based in Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart.Her goal is to bring socially-relevant topics like environmental protection and the protection of endangered... Read More →
avatar for Kathrin Brunner

Kathrin Brunner

CEO, mYndstorm productions
The shift to digital platforms, social media and XR has changed the relationship between audience and narrator. mYndstorm’s mission is to be a navigator in this development. With VR Installation Me & My Brain, we go to the core and bring you closer to the ultimate narrator – your... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

1:50pm PST

THOUGHT LEADER: The Coming Age of 5G/AI/XR & a New Story Experience
Speakers
avatar for Brian Vogelsang

Brian Vogelsang

Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Brian Vogelsang is Senior Director of Product Management for QualcommTechnology, Inc.’s XR business group, where he is responsible for strategyand partnerships globally. Brian is a 20-year veteran of the wireless industrywho believes that XR is the next evolution in mobile computing... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

2:00pm PST

BLOCKCHAIN: Blockchain & Obstacles to Adoption: Ease of Use, SIM Swaps, Fraud & Liquidity
Moderator
avatar for Seth Shapiro

Seth Shapiro

Videocoin
Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a global leader in media technology. He has worked with partners including AT&T, Betfair UK, Comcast, DIRECTV, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Intel, IPG, NBC, Showtime, Turner Networks and Universal Pictures. He is an Adjunct Professor at USC and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Enzo Villani

Enzo Villani

Chief Strategy Officer, Transform Group
Enzo leads corporate development, business development, corporate strategy, stakeholder communications and aftermarket support. Enzo is active in building the security token infrastructure through his investments and advisory that include: OKEx, Voyager Digital, Velocity Ledger, Delaware... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Calderón

Andrew Calderón

Associate, Pierce Bainbridge LLP
Andrew is a civil litigator from the Los Angeles office of Pierce Bainbrige and a member of the team litigating on behalf of SIM swap victims against AT&T. Andrew is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and is a former law enforcement officer with experience investigating identity theft... Read More →
avatar for Michael Terpin

Michael Terpin

Founder and CEO, The Transform Group
Michael Terpin has more than 25 years of PR agency management. He has directly supervised many renowned PR campaigns of the digital media era, including early-stage PR for America Online, Earthlink, Jupiter, Motley Fool, Match.com, and Shapeways, as well as full-service campaigns... Read More →
avatar for Rob Ross

Rob Ross

Founder, StopSIMCrime.org
Rob founded StopSIMCrime.org after a hacker stole $1M in USD from him, a crime made possible by AT&T. It was a majority of his life savings, and included his 17 year old daughter's college fund. Carriers have been allowing SIM swapping to grow at an alarming rate as there are tens... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

2:00pm PST

WATCH: The Lion King 3D in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos with Rob Legato, Oscar-Winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Panel
Speakers
avatar for Bruno Sargeant

Bruno Sargeant

Senior Producer, Unity Technologies
With over 20 years’ experience working in feature films, games, and the entertainment technology industries, Bruno recently joined Unity Technologies in the role of Senior Producer. Tasked with overseeing animation and virtual production projects, he works with clients looking to... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Marshall

Barbara Marshall

Global M&E Segment Manager, HP Inc
Barbara has spent 25 years in the media & entertainment industry with organizations such as the BBC, Autodesk, Epic Games and now HP. She has led marketing and PR teams both in-house and agency-side, consulted for several start-ups and was also technology editor with Broadcast Magazine... Read More →
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Rob Legato

VFX Supervisor, 2nd Unit Director, Cinematographer
Robert Legato is an award winning Visual Effects Supervisor, 2nd Unit Director and Cinematographer. He began his career in commercials before working in television for Paramount Pictures. He began his work in feature films at the newly formed Digital Domain, where his first assignment... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Sciutto

Adrian Sciutto

Virtual Production Producer, Magnopus
Former Visual FX production manager, Virtual Production producer on The Lion King, and general enthusiast of all things space and technology. 



Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

2:25pm PST

AI: AI Playground - Enhancing Human Creativity
LISTEN

Speakers
avatar for Rick Champagne

Rick Champagne

Global Media & Entertainment Industry Management, NVIDIA


Friday November 8, 2019 2:25pm - 2:55pm PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

2:25pm PST

IMMERSIVE: A Father & Daughter Take a Magic Leap Into the Future of Content
LISTEN

Speakers
avatar for Rowan Stewart

Rowan Stewart

Product Manager, BCG DV
Since I was a kid, I've loved making things - from cooking my first cake to programming my first robot. Today, at BCG Digital Ventures, I work with the world's largest companies to launch exciting businesses that leverage machine learning. From industrial robotics to eldercare, I... Read More →
avatar for Sean Stewart

Sean Stewart

Creative Director/Design Director, Magic Leap
Sci-fi novelist who was bitten by a radioactive Spielberg and turned into a New Media guy. Co-creator of the Alternate Reality Game (ARG) genre, won an Emmy for interactive television, and wrote the only Star Wars book truly focused on Yoda. Happy to chat Future of Storytelling at... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 2:25pm - 2:55pm PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

2:30pm PST

THOUGHT LEADER: Studio in the Cloud
Speakers
avatar for Chad Dombrova

Chad Dombrova

Head of Software, Luma Pictures
avatar for Will McDonald

Will McDonald

Head of Product, Studio Technology, Amazon Web Services


Friday November 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

3:05pm PST

AI: I Think, Therefore I Am…? An Exploration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Marketing Perceptions & Practices
EXPERIENCE

Moderator
avatar for Bant Breen

Bant Breen

Founder and Chairman, Qnary
In 2012, Bant founded Qnary an award-winning professional reputation management and talent branding solutions company. Qnary was listed as one of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in America by Inc magazine and was also listed as one of the 360 best companies by Entrepreneur magazine... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Todd Terrazas

Todd Terrazas

Founder & President, AI LA Community Inc.
avatar for Dave Rosner

Dave Rosner

EVP, Head of Marketing, Collab
Dave is the current EVP and Head of Marketing at Collab, a digital talent network and entertainment studio helping creators win at life. Collab works alongside the talent they represent to bring content to a whole new level, from production to monetization, creating award-winning... Read More →
avatar for Mark Kapczynski

Mark Kapczynski

CMO, Wrench
I am the new CMO of Wrench - helping to make vehicle repair and maintenance easy for all. I am always on the hunt for new ways to reach customers and deliver a memorable car-care experience.


Friday November 8, 2019 3:05pm - 3:50pm PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

3:05pm PST

IMMERSIVE: How New Stuff Gets Done – Hollywood Digs Into Immersive Content
EXPERIENCE

Moderator
avatar for Jody Tyree-Belliveau

Jody Tyree-Belliveau

Executive Director, Production, FoxNext VR Studio
Jody Tyree-Belliveau most recently was the XR consumer product and production manager for the FoxNext VR Studio, where they focused on extending Fox IP into all immersive storytelling mediums. She has been an interactive producer and product manager for over 15 years working for luxury... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jake Black

Jake Black

Head of VR, CreateVR
Jake Black is the Head of CreateVR, a twice Emmy-nominated developer of cinematic virtual reality content. Black has directed VR experiences for films such as Spider-Man: Far From Home, First Man, Ghostbusters and the highly acclaimed The Walk. Previously Black served as creative... Read More →
avatar for John MacInnes

John MacInnes

Co-Founder, MACINNES SCOTT
ohn first gained recognition as a screenwriter, writing CALL OF DUTY, ADVANCED WARFARE, the biggest selling video game of 2014. He is the recipient of an Academy Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars) for his script OUTSIDE THE WIRE which... Read More →
avatar for Ted Schilowitz

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist, Paramount Pictures
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist Paramount PicturesAs the Futurist at Paramount pictures, Ted works with studio leadership at Paramount / Viacom, exploring forms of new and emerging technologies.Prior to joining Paramount, Ted was the Futurist at 20th Century Fox, where he worked on the evolving... Read More →
avatar for Rick Hack

Rick Hack

Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships, Intel Corp.
He has an 18 year history in the media, entertainment and technology space. In his latest role, Rick was hired to operate as Intel's liaison to U.S. M & E companies pursuing transformational tech-based partnerships and strategic relationships. He's responsible for engaging industry... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 3:05pm - 3:50pm PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

3:05pm PST

BLOCKCHAIN: Hollywood IP & Collectibles - New Money, New Legacy, New Data
Moderator
avatar for Jonas Hudson

Jonas Hudson

Co-Founder, Greenfence
Shopper. Engagement. Reimagined.​​​​Using Brands and IP to drive sales through a blockchain loyalty platform. We have built a marketplace where Brands, Distributors, Publishers and Shoppers Connect.

Speakers
avatar for Malcolm CasSelle

Malcolm CasSelle

Strategic Advisor, WAX.io
WAX is an all-in-one blockchain platform enabling developers to easily create, sell and trade digital goods to empower businesses to profit from the next era of digital commerce. WAX is built by the operators of the largest digital goods marketplaces globally for video games and blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Tom Roach

Tom Roach

Co- Founder, Trinity Exponentials
Tom Roach is The Co-Founder of Trinity Exponentials based in the Los Angeles area with extensive experience in media and entertainment technology leadership. Tom is a senior level executive who has worked in every technological discipline of the entertainment industry. At Warner Brothers... Read More →
avatar for Tony Mugavo

Tony Mugavo

CEO, Littlestar
John Anthony Mugavero is the Co-Founder and CEO of Littlstar, a premium immersive content network putting viewers at the center of experiences using VR, AR, and emerging media technologies. He’s also the Co-creator of the open-source P2P distribution and blockchain licensing platform... Read More →
avatar for Mimi Slavin

Mimi Slavin

Head of Marketing and Business Development, Greenfence Consumer
Mimi Slavin is known as a keen brand strategist, recognized by her employers, colleagues, and direct reports for driving performance across creative, strategy, digital, production, research, publicity, partnership and advertising functions in several industries including theatrical... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Martin

Morgan Martin

In-House Agency Lead, Food4Less


Friday November 8, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

3:25pm PST

LISTEN: The Use and Abuse of Technology in Politics - Impeachment, Fake News, Election Hacking & Beyond
Speakers
avatar for Judith Regan

Judith Regan

Publisher, Producer, and Talk Show Host, Regan Arts
avatar for Douglas Schoen

Douglas Schoen

Political Consultant, Fox News Analyst & Author, Political Strategist and Fox News Contributor


Friday November 8, 2019 3:25pm - 3:55pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

4:00pm PST

AI: The Mindfulness of ART & TECH
CREATE

Moderator
avatar for Adam Neuman

Adam Neuman

Chief Creative Officer, Infinity Festival
Adam is a talented artist, producer and entertainment executive with a broad scope of experience in television, IP creation and fine art. Adam is a partner at Rethink Entertainment and Media, where he co-created and developed several projects for film and television, which include... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Android Jones

Android Jones

Artist, Vision Agency
Lyons, Colorado born Independent Artist Android Jones began studying art at age 8. He attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota FL, where he trained in traditional academic drawing/painting and animation. Jones was an intern at George Lucas’s Industrial Light and... Read More →
avatar for Teek Mach

Teek Mach

Artist, Antimattered
Vietnamese-American experimental artist is known for her installations involving virtual reality, painting, and performance. Mach studied Architecture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as an Art Director for films. In 2019, she debuted Grisaille, an installation... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

4:00pm PST

IMMERSIVE : XR And How It Powers Business Today
A PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator
avatar for Charlie Fink

Charlie Fink

XR Consultant, Author & Columnist, Forbes
Charlie Fink is a former Disney, AOL and AG Interactive executive who writes a popular column about XR for Forbes, He is a consultant to some of the leading companies in the space. As a 28 year old junior executive at Disney, Fink famously came up with the idea for The Lion King... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alfred-Marc Iloreta

Alfred-Marc Iloreta

Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai
Skull Base surgeon and innovator of disruptive healthcare technologies. Experience with minimally invasive skull base surgery leveraging emerging technology with healthcare applications to provde patients with safe, efficient and superior healthcare. Extensive experience with virtual... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Muir

Jeremy Muir

CEO, FNTECH
Jeremy Muir is CEO of FNTECH, a California based event production company specializing in full service creative, production and event management for corporate events, conferences, trade shows, concert series and entertainment. Jeremy has over 25 years of experience in the industry... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Peterson

Shelley Peterson

Prin Investigator – Augmented & Mixed Reality, Lockheed Martin
Shelley Peterson has supported Lockheed Martin pursuits, diving into the rapidly evolvingaugmented reality and wearables market to integrate emerging technologies into key solutionsfor Lockheed Martin. Her combined skill and reputation as a thought leader across theaugmented reality... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

4:05pm PST

EXPERIENCE: TLC: Technology, Location & Creativity
Speakers
avatar for Jodi Senese

Jodi Senese

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Outfront Media
Jodi Senese has served as OUTFRONT Media’s Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer since April 2013, and oversees all aspects of marketing, including research, advertising and creative services, as well as the development of new business strategies. From 2001 to 2013... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 4:05pm - 4:50pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

4:05pm PST

BLOCKCHAIN: Hollywood's New Revenue and Air Dropped Distribution - Flipping the Model from Promotions to Value Exchange
Moderator
avatar for Ajay Dugar

Ajay Dugar

Business Development, Sizzle, Inc.
I specialize in leveraging exponential technologies such as Immersive (VR/AR), Blockchain Technologies, and digital content distribution - toward human wellness and well-being - while solving the world's most urgent problems - by way of Business Development & Strategic Partnershi... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susan Brazer

Susan Brazer

CEO, LionShare Media
Lionshare Media is launching the THIN/AIR™ 5G platform for premium entertainment and immersive media. THIN/AIR is a decentralized, direct-to-consumer platform that introduces the "Metaverse" distribution paradigm. It empowers premium content creators--music, film, media, and brands... Read More →
avatar for Simon Zhu

Simon Zhu

CEO, BitMovio, Inc.
Simon Zhu is Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer at BitMovio. Prior to BitMovio, Mr. Zhu was Executive Board Director and SVP of Product Management at Vobile Group, which provides content protection and monetization solutions to most of the major content providers including major... Read More →
avatar for Shashank Sripada

Shashank Sripada

Investment Director, Marcena Capital
Shashank is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a broad set of skill and experiences including finance, consulting, politics, and economics. He is Investment Director at Marcena Capital a Private Investment Advisory with an Allocation Strategy which covers Turnaround, Buyout... Read More →
avatar for Adam Lesh

Adam Lesh

VP, Technology, Breaker
Adam Lesh is the VP, Technology for Breaker (a.k.a. SingularDTV), a blockchain entech company developing a rights, royalties and revenues management solution on the Ethereum blockchain. We are empowering independent content owners and rights participants with greater transparency... Read More →
avatar for Paul Jun

Paul Jun

CEO, Filmocracy
Paul is a serial entrepreneur and Los Angeles native. After graduating from UCSD, he served in the US Air Force as an intelligence officer. Upon completing his service commitment he earned his MBA from CSU Fullerton and went on to work for QED International and then Covert Media as... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 4:05pm - 4:55pm PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

5:00pm PST

GATHER: IF Monolith Awards Ceremony
Admission is limited to valid ticket holders and by invitation only.

Speakers
avatar for Jerome Paillard

Jerome Paillard

Executive Director, Marché du Film
The Marché du Film (May 12-21, 2020) is the world's leading film market, running alongside the Festival de Cannes. It provides the top echelon of the entertainment industry with a forum to conduct business with more than 12,000 registered professionals.In addition, the Marché du... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

6:00pm PST

GATHER: VIP Awards Reception & Tech X Art Reception
Admission is limited to Pro Pass holders and by invitation only.


Friday November 8, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
FESTIVAL HUB @ Goya Studios Central Lot

7:30pm PST

WATCH: Gemini Man and Fulfilling the Potential of Digital Cinema (120 Frames / 2K / 3D) - Screening & Panel
Carolyn Giardina, Moderator, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Demetri Portelli, Stereographer / Stereo Supervisor, Gemini Man
Ben Gervais, Technical Supervisor, Gemini Man

Ang Lee’s latest action film starring Will Smith is only the second movie to be made in 3D, 4K at 120 frames per second. This session will feature an insightful and frank conversation about why the filmmakers are exploring these formats, the bleeding edge filmmaking techniques, and the potential of these tools to deliver different types of stories and a new experience for theatergoers. This will include a special screening of Skydance and Paramount’s ‘Gemini Man’ in Dolby Cinema, in 3D and 120fps with high dynamic range.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Bowling

Stuart Bowling

Director Content & Creative Relations, Dolby
Stuart Bowling is Dolby’s Director, Content & Creative Relations, in this role Stuart is focused on helping to manage the pipeline of Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos content for all Dolby Cinema sites and Dolby Atmos sites globally. Stuart works closely with Filmmakers and Creatives... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Giardina

Carolyn Giardina

Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Carolyn Giardina is Tech Editor at The Hollywood Reporter and hosts its weekly “Behind the Screen” podcast series, featuring conversations with directors, cinematographers, editors and other artists behind the making of motion pictures and episodic series.Her work as an editor... Read More →
avatar for Demetri Portelli

Demetri Portelli

Stereographer / Stereo Supervisor, Gemini Man, the reel workers' film company
Demetri is stereographer | stereo supervisor of Gemini Man. He is also a cinematographer. His interest is in continuing the 180 year tradition of 3D imaging into the future with new and exciting projects. He hopes to support advancing technologies in Hollywood so amazing projects... Read More →
avatar for Ben Gervais

Ben Gervais

Technical Supervisor, Gemini Man
Ben Gervais is a freelance technical supervisor, specializing in bringing new technologies to current motion picture processes.  His most recent projects involve developing production technology and post workflows for Ang Lee's "Gemini Man" and "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 7:30pm - 10:30pm PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine
 
Saturday, November 9
 

9:30am PST

WELLNESS & TECH: Setting the Stage
Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Schroeter

Kathleen Schroeter

Head of Business Development & Marketing, Fraunhofer HHI
Kathleen Schröter is Head of Business Development & Marketing at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI in Berlin. Kathleen helps to bring cutting-edge scientific development to business and product solutions across AR, XR, AI and Human-Machine Interaction. As a consultant... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

9:30am PST

5G Kickoff: New Foundations for Storytelling
EXPERIENCE

Speakers
avatar for Hardie Tankersley

Hardie Tankersley

VP Visualization Solutions, Silverdraft
Hardie is a veteran builder of products at the intersection of entertainment and technology. Having worked with big media companies as well as pure startups; he is always exploring new forms of digital entertainment. As the VP of VR Solutions for Silverdraft he is at the forefront... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 9:50am PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

9:30am PST

CONTENT Kickoff: Inflection Point - Technology, Culture & Generations Impacting Media
LEARN

Speakers
avatar for Liz Huszarik

Liz Huszarik

Executive Vice President, Global Insights & Analytics, Warner Bros.
Liz Huszarik serves as Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Global Insights & Analytics, a post she has held since August 2011.  Ms. Huszarik oversees the daily operation of Warner Bros.’ Global Insights & Analytics Team. Her team of 45 oversee Insights & Strategy for TV Distribution... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 9:50am PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

9:30am PST

THOUGHT LEADER: The Connected Studio
Speakers
avatar for Nigel Tierney

Nigel Tierney

HEAD OF CONTENT, RYOT // VERIZON MEDIA
Nigel Tierney serves as Head of Content for RYOT, a subsidiary of Verizon Media (VM), overseeing the development, creative, art production, & marketing departments. Nigel is shepherding the advancement of immersive and mixed reality experiences specifically targeting the integration... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 9:50am PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

9:50am PST

WELLNESS & TECH: Recovering Out Loud
Speakers
avatar for Laurie Dhue

Laurie Dhue

National Recovery Advocate, Dhue Together
I’m a former national TV news anchor with CNN, MSNBC and Fox News now working as an advocate for individuals and families struggling with the disease of addiction. I’m in long-term recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction and travel around the country sharing my story of addiction... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:50am - 10:20am PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

9:50am PST

CREATE: The Connected Studio - Fireside Chat
Speakers
avatar for John Canning

John Canning

Executive Producer - New Media & Experiential, Digital Domain
avatar for Christina Lee Storm

Christina Lee Storm

Vice President of Emerging Technology, DreamWorks Animation
Christina Lee Storm is Vice President of Emerging Technology, Strategy, and Bus Ops at DreamWorks Animation. She is Head of the Advanced Creative Technology group, which advances DreamWorks IP into new forms of immersive creative content on all platforms using emerging technologies... Read More →
avatar for Nigel Tierney

Nigel Tierney

HEAD OF CONTENT, RYOT // VERIZON MEDIA
Nigel Tierney serves as Head of Content for RYOT, a subsidiary of Verizon Media (VM), overseeing the development, creative, art production, & marketing departments. Nigel is shepherding the advancement of immersive and mixed reality experiences specifically targeting the integration... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

10:00am PST

5G: Live Streaming & Beyond – Rethink The Audience!
EXPERIENCE

Moderator
avatar for Steven Calcote

Steven Calcote

Partner, Butcher Bird Studios
I’m a filmmaker who lives at the intersection of storytelling and technology. My work with Butcher Bird Studios ranges from original productions like the live interactive sci-fi adventure "Orbital Redux," for Legendary Digital, to a wide range of innovative entertainment for clients... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for MeeRa Kim

MeeRa Kim

Co-Founder, Arbor Entertainment
An entertainment producer with a background in feature films, digital series and new media. Active member of the PGA since 2015. Upon landing in Los Angeles in 2011, I've had the pleasure of working on a broad variety of productions and I'm excited to see how technology will continue... Read More →
avatar for June Zee Myers

June Zee Myers

Head of Media Labs, BuzzFeed
A 15+ year veteran of the VFX industry, Zee has worked around the globe on high budget Hollywood films. In 2017, wanting to experiment with a more direct connection to people, Zee switched gears and joined BuzzFeed in LA. As Head of Media Labs, BuzzFeed's experimental entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Erin Schmalfeld

Erin Schmalfeld

Executive Producer & Content Development Team, Twitch
avatar for Lillian Diaz-Przybyl

Lillian Diaz-Przybyl

Creative Executive, Butcher Bird Studios
As the head of development at Butcher Bird Studios, Lillian focuses on new technology, emerging markets and fresh creative channels, and brings a diverse slate of original content to the fore. Most recently she served as co-creator and showrunner of the world’s first live-stream... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

10:00am PST

CONTENT: OTT Fluidity – Embracing Technology to Win in the Content War
EXPERIENCE

Moderator
avatar for Dina Marovich

Dina Marovich

SVP, Worldwide Media & Interactive Marketing, Paramount Pictures

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill

Founder and CEO, VuPulse
Kevin is Founder and CEO of VuPulse, an intelligent marketing platform. Kevin has been a marketing and entertainment industry executive for over two decades. During his corporate career, he led marketing strategy, strategic partnerships, and played a key role in the launch and growth... Read More →
avatar for Rita P. Drucker

Rita P. Drucker

Head of Premium Content Solutions, Snap
After years spent in theatrical marketing, including more than a decade at 20th CenturyFox as SVP, Rita made the leap to tech and swears by it as the best professional move ofher career.In January 2018, Rita arrived at Snapchat in a newly created post, leading the company’sefforts... Read More →
avatar for Jonathon Barbato

Jonathon Barbato

Best TV Ever
Jonathon Barbato is a Digital Television Media visionary, entrepreneur and connector. Currently Co-CEO of Best Ever Channels, a streaming channels monetization company he founded with partner Barry Gordon in 2019. Prior to that Barbato ran Apricot Corp, a digital agency specializing... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

10:00am PST

WATCH: From 'Windy Day' to 'Age of Sail' - Six Years of Immersive Storytelling at Google Spotlight Stories
How can you make a movie, but give the audience the camera? This is the question that launched Google Spotlight Stories. Technical Art Lead Cassidy Curtis will talk about how the group’s work evolved from its origins in mobile immersive storytelling to VR, film and beyond. He’ll show examples from stories that span a range of visual styles, directorial voices and storytelling strategies, from linear (Age of Sail, Pearl) to highly interactive (Back to the Moon, Rain or Shine) and discuss the discoveries the team made along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Curtis

Cassidy Curtis

Technical Art Lead, Google Spotlight Stories
Cassidy Curtis has been practicing computer animation for over thirty years, and is on the verge of getting good at it. His current obsession is real-time non-photorealistic rendering. At Google Spotlight Stories, he developed the visual style for Patrick Osborne’s Emmy-winning... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

10:25am PST

WELLNESS & TECH: The Future is Human - The Business Case for Wellness in Organizations
Speakers
avatar for Habib Lesevic

Habib Lesevic

Founder, J2C
Habib is co-founder and managing partner of Berlin-based innovation company J2C. His company specialises in driving entrepreneurial growth and unlocking human potential in organisations in order to help them thrive in the business context of the 21st century. Habib holds degrees in... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:25am - 10:50am PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

10:50am PST

EXPERIENCE: Women Behind The Tech In Hollywood.
Moderator
avatar for Lori H. Schwartz

Lori H. Schwartz

Principal @StoryTech; Governor, Television Academy, Interactive Media
Lori​ is an experiential marketing executive whose StoryTech initiative pairs brands, storytellers and technology companies together to create experiences that foster business success. StoryTech's trends briefings, curation & tour products are well known globally through work @CES... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Marshall

Barbara Marshall

Global M&E Segment Manager, HP Inc
Barbara has spent 25 years in the media & entertainment industry with organizations such as the BBC, Autodesk, Epic Games and now HP. She has led marketing and PR teams both in-house and agency-side, consulted for several start-ups and was also technology editor with Broadcast Magazine... Read More →
avatar for Marcie Jastrow

Marcie Jastrow

SVP, Immersive Media; Head of the Technicolor Experience Center, Technicolor
Marcie Jastrow is an industry veteran with over 20 years in the entertainment business. Currently, Marcie is SVP of Immersive Media at Technicolor, as well as Head of the Technicolor Experience Center, a space dedicated to bringing partners together across the VR/AR space to ignite... Read More →
avatar for Christina Lee Storm

Christina Lee Storm

Vice President of Emerging Technology, DreamWorks Animation
Christina Lee Storm is Vice President of Emerging Technology, Strategy, and Bus Ops at DreamWorks Animation. She is Head of the Advanced Creative Technology group, which advances DreamWorks IP into new forms of immersive creative content on all platforms using emerging technologies... Read More →
avatar for Christina Heller

Christina Heller

CEO, Metastage


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

10:55am PST

CONTENT: Marvel Studios’ Avengers - Endgame Visualized
DEMOTIME

Speakers
avatar for Dane Smith

Dane Smith

VP, The Third Floor Inc
Dane Smith has more than 18 years of experience as a producer and innovator in visual effects and digital entertainment production. Across his career, Smith has managed the delivery of over 100 studio and independent projects ranging from live-action and animated features, to television... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:55am - 11:15am PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

11:00am PST

WATCH: Building Connection with the World in VR for Crow - The Legend and Bonfire
Michael Hutchinson, VFX Supervisor of the Emmy and Annie-award winning Baobab Studios, shares insights in creating cinematic VR worlds for their two latest critically-acclaimed projects, Bonfire and Crow: The Legend. Both projects were written and directed by animation luminary Eric Darnell. Crow: The Legend brings a Native American legend to life as an interactive VR narrative, featuring an all-star cast including John Legend, Constance Wu, Diego Luna, Tye Sheridan, and Oprah Winfrey. Bonfire, starring Ali Wong, combines a stylized alien world coupled with interactive storytelling where the viewer gets to build a meaningful relationship with alien creatures.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Hutchinson

Michael Hutchinson

Chief Scientist, Baobab Studios
Michael Hutchinson is the VFX Supervisor and Chief Scientist for the Emmy award winning Baobab Studios, the world's leading interactive narrative animation studio.  Named Fast Company's 2018 Most Innovative Company, Baobab is creatively led by Eric Darnell, the writer and director... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

11:00am PST

WELLNESS & TECH: The Global Mental Health Crisis - Can Tech Save Us?
Moderator
avatar for Kathleen Schroeter

Kathleen Schroeter

Head of Business Development & Marketing, Fraunhofer HHI
Kathleen Schröter is Head of Business Development & Marketing at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI in Berlin. Kathleen helps to bring cutting-edge scientific development to business and product solutions across AR, XR, AI and Human-Machine Interaction. As a consultant... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Ingber

Mandy Ingber

Health & Wellness Expert, Yogalosophy
Mandy Ingber, The New York Times best-selling author of Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover,  Yogalosophy For Inner Strength: 12 Weeks to Heal Your Heart and Embrace Joy  and creator of the yoga-hybrid DVD YOGALOSOPHY, is a celebrity fitness and wellness expert... Read More →
avatar for Arno Hartholt

Arno Hartholt

Director of R&D Integration, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Arno Hartholt is the Director of Research and Development Integration at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies where he leads the virtual human integration and central asset production & pipeline group. He is responsible for much of the technology... Read More →
avatar for Mark Hedstrom

Mark Hedstrom

Executive Director, US, Movember
Mark Hedstrom is the Executive Director in the US for Movember, the global charity focused on men’s health, funding over 1,250 innovative projects across 21 countries. To date, the organization has raised hundreds of millions for men’s health programs supporting three critical... Read More →
avatar for John Mekrut

John Mekrut

Owner, The Balanced Brain Neurofeedback Training Center
John is the owner of The Balanced Brain Neurofeedback Training Center in Los Angeles. After many years as a talent representative in Hollywood, he transitioned into his current work with neurofeedback after seeing the transformative effect it had on his daughter, who has autism... Read More →
avatar for Pamella Jean

Pamella Jean

Co-Producer, Steven Frain Sister Podcast
STEVEN FRAIN SISTER'S MISSION is to provide suicide survivors and people in emotional pain with a private listening resource. Our podcast aims to offer coping tools for people experiencing helplessness who are dealing with suicide loss, fear a loved one is contemplating taking their... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

11:25am PST

5G: Getting In The Game with Esports
CREATE

Moderator
avatar for Kevin Winston

Kevin Winston

Founder and CEO, Digital LA
Kevin Winston is the founder and CEO of Digital LA, the largest LA-based networking group of professionals in tech, startups, digital entertainment (movies, TV, music, games, VFX), social media, marketing, and advertising, reaching more than 80,000 members weekly via its newsletter... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Malcolm CasSelle

Malcolm CasSelle

Strategic Advisor, WAX.io
WAX is an all-in-one blockchain platform enabling developers to easily create, sell and trade digital goods to empower businesses to profit from the next era of digital commerce. WAX is built by the operators of the largest digital goods marketplaces globally for video games and blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Robert 'Fixer' Smith

Robert 'Fixer' Smith

Producer, SimplyNew
I am a seasoned production manager and creative technologist, focused on content creation in the digital realm. Over the past 25 years, I have been involved in every ebb and flow from the earliest days of the Web to streaming video to video on demand to mobile video, in addition to... Read More →
avatar for Gregg Katano

Gregg Katano

Partner / VP of Strategy & Growth, Hologate
Gregg Katano is a media entrepreneur, solutions architect, speaker, and educator with over 25 years of experience in the areas of production, visual effects, stereoscopic 3D, and virtual reality.Currently, he is Partner and Vice-President of Strategy and Growth at Hologate, the world’s... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Chau

Jeff Chau

CEO, GameGether, Inc.
GameGether is a social gaming connection app that makes it easy for gamers to instantly team up into voice parties to do challenges, events, and game together. Previously, Jeff has worked at: GM Apple; GM/Head of Mobile Immortals; Team Liquid; Analyst Commentator for the 18th Asia... Read More →
avatar for Sam Wang

Sam Wang

CEO, ProGuides
ProGuides esports learning platform helps gamers get better at video games. Gamers can watch trending news, learn from pro video guides, and play with pros on demand


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

11:25am PST

CONTENT: The Missing Link: Connecting Tech & Content with Advertising & Brands
A PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator
avatar for Lisa Gerber

Lisa Gerber

Co-Founder, Alchemy Tech & Entertainment Group
Lisa has been at the frontlines of entertainment since her start as a young performer, which led her to TV and feature casting for various award winning offices. Once introduced to the Producers’ Guild, she delved into trade conferences and navigating topics valuable to the industry... Read More →
avatar for Annie Hanlon

Annie Hanlon

Co-founder, Alchemy Tech & Entertainment Group
Annie is a business development executive and executive producer with 20 years of experience covering a wide range of creative projects including AR/VR, traditional film & tv, digital content, commercials and documentary production. A dealmaker and relationship manager with a passion... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alex Goryachev

Alex Goryachev

Managing Director - Co-Innovation Centers, Cisco
I am a Managing Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs at Cisco, the $50-billion technology leader. In this role, I lead global network of Co-Innovation Centers, enabling the company’s innovation ecosystem, and lead a corporate-wide portfolio of employee innovation programs.I... Read More →
avatar for Lewis Smithingham

Lewis Smithingham

Owner, Smithingham LLC
XR, relevancy, Skyrim
avatar for Jen Dennis

Jen Dennis

Executive Producer
avatar for Loni Peristere

Loni Peristere

Co-Founder, CCO, Zoic Studios
Loni Peristere is an Emmy-winning commercial and television director. He co-founded Zoic Studios, where his visual effects shot design for the television series FIREFLY and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA has creatively inspired the look of modern visual effects cinematography. Loni has helmed... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

11:40am PST

RECHARGE: Lunch Break
Saturday November 9, 2019 11:40am - 1:30pm PST
FESTIVAL HUB @ Goya Studios Central Lot

12:00pm PST

WATCH: Lost in a Vapor: Recent Psychedelically Nice Animated Films from Japan
Japanese independent animators no longer rely on the reputation of film festivals for wide exposure. Retaining their own unique styles, Japanese directors branch into comics, commercials, music videos and more. In this new era, independent shorts have become the place for artists to create their own unique worlds and nourish them. In this program, Chitose Airport Festival Director Nobuaki Doi provides us with an overview of this new era in Japanese independent shorts. Curated by GLAS // Presented by Creative Capers (75 min)

Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

12:05pm PST

WELLNESS & TECH: Me & My Brain
Speakers
avatar for Kathrin Brunner

Kathrin Brunner

CEO, mYndstorm productions
The shift to digital platforms, social media and XR has changed the relationship between audience and narrator. mYndstorm’s mission is to be a navigator in this development. With VR Installation Me & My Brain, we go to the core and bring you closer to the ultimate narrator – your... Read More →
avatar for Oliver Czeslik

Oliver Czeslik

CEO, mYndstorm productions
For Oliver Czeslik, narration is an adventure. Based on a personal experience, his VR Installation Me & My Brain creates a shared social space, a new vision of the brain through art. His plays travelled internationally, e.g. “khaddafi rocks” directed by Philipp Seymore Hoffmann... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:05pm - 12:30pm PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

12:35pm PST

WELLNESS & TECH: A Doctor's Exploration of VR
Speakers
avatar for Alfred-Marc Iloreta

Alfred-Marc Iloreta

Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai
Skull Base surgeon and innovator of disruptive healthcare technologies. Experience with minimally invasive skull base surgery leveraging emerging technology with healthcare applications to provde patients with safe, efficient and superior healthcare. Extensive experience with virtual... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:35pm - 12:55pm PST
MINI SUMMIT STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Think Tank Room

12:55pm PST

A PANEL DISCUSSION: Media Insights - Tales from Research Leaders
Moderator
avatar for Lori H. Schwartz

Lori H. Schwartz

Principal @StoryTech; Governor, Television Academy, Interactive Media
Lori​ is an experiential marketing executive whose StoryTech initiative pairs brands, storytellers and technology companies together to create experiences that foster business success. StoryTech's trends briefings, curation & tour products are well known globally through work @CES... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Liz Huszarik

Liz Huszarik

Executive Vice President, Global Insights & Analytics, Warner Bros.
Liz Huszarik serves as Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Global Insights & Analytics, a post she has held since August 2011.  Ms. Huszarik oversees the daily operation of Warner Bros.’ Global Insights & Analytics Team. Her team of 45 oversee Insights & Strategy for TV Distribution... Read More →
avatar for Keith Friedenberg

Keith Friedenberg

Executive Vice President, Endeavor
Keith Friedenberg is Executive Vice President, Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company. Endeavor is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency, WME; sports, fashion, events and media company, IMG; and the premier mixed martial arts organization... Read More →
avatar for Edwin Wong

Edwin Wong

Senior Vice President, Insights & Innovation, Vox Media
Edwin Wong is Senior Vice President, Insights & Innovation at Vox Media, the leading independent modern media company known for building the best media brands and the technology that enables them. He leads research to identify key trends in consumer behavior and help advertisers capitalize... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:40pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

1:30pm PST

5G: The Internet of Eyes – A Camera for Every Screen & Everywhere a Screen
A PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator
avatar for John Canning

John Canning

Executive Producer - New Media & Experiential, Digital Domain

Speakers
avatar for Cherryl S. Espinoza

Cherryl S. Espinoza

Producer | Co-Founder & COO, Making XR, Llc
Cherryl S. Espinoza is an Independent producer, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Making XR – a Los Angeles-based Collective that provides Extended Reality (XR) solutions for brands and creators in the XR space. Cherryl has 12 years experience in cross-platform media production... Read More →
avatar for Emily Barclay Ford

Emily Barclay Ford

EVP - Digital, Team Downey
Emily Ford is the EVP of Digital for Team Downey, Robert and Susan Downey's production company where she oversees the development and production of a variety of media projects for digital platforms. She is currently Executive Producing The Age of A.I., an eight part documentary series... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Andagan

Shelley Andagan

Director, Game Studio Relations, Qualcomm
Shelley Andagan is Director of Game Studio Relations & ExecutiveProducer at Qualcomm. She spent over a decade in feature film andtelevision with major motion picture studios and independent producersalike. Shelley worked on key title releases, such as Marvel’s “TheRunaways... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

1:30pm PST

CONTENT: Social VR - The Future of Virtual Reality
A PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator
avatar for Christina Heller

Christina Heller

CEO, Metastage

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Burba

Nathan Burba

Co-Founder & President, Survios
Nathan is an entrepreneur, product developer and software engineer.In 2013 he co-founded Survios, a virtual reality company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. During his time as CEO, the company raised $54M of venture capital funding and grew to over 100 employees. Survios... Read More →
avatar for Ben Formaker Olivas

Ben Formaker Olivas

Communications Lead/Contributing Writer, VRARA LA Chapter/VRScout
Ben Formaker-Olivas is a writer, designer, and multimedia creative. He believes that immersive and interactive media have the power to drive social change, and works to build experiences that spark the imagination and foster kindness. This passion for building positive communities... Read More →
avatar for Teek Mach

Teek Mach

Artist, Antimattered
Vietnamese-American experimental artist is known for her installations involving virtual reality, painting, and performance. Mach studied Architecture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as an Art Director for films. In 2019, she debuted Grisaille, an installation... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

1:30pm PST

WATCH: The French New Wave - Miyu
Miyu Productions is an audiovisual production company created in May 2009 by Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, specializing in animation. Miyu Productions produces short films and documentaries, and develops series and feature-length projects. Since 2015, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal leads the company in collaboration with Pierre Baussaron. Based in Paris, the company has 3 different 2D animation studios, have a branch in short film distribution with Miyu Distribution and also an animation Gallery since September 2018. A selection of music videos, animated documentaries and short animated fictions representing the line and aesthetics of Miyu Productions' last years, from the first to the last film produced. Curated by GLAS // Presented by Creative Capers (75 mins).

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

1:50pm PST

THOUGHT LEADER: How Technology Is Driving the Future of Creativity
The world of the creator is evolving rapidly with new experiences, media, tools and technology pushing expectations – and opportunities – for our work. Join Android Jones, digital painter and co-founder of Vision Agency, and Barbara Marshall, from Z by HP, as they explore how technology trends like virtual reality, AI and 3D simulation, color, and natural human interfaces are creating new possibilities for design, immersive installations and fine art.

Speakers
avatar for Android Jones

Android Jones

Artist, Vision Agency
Lyons, Colorado born Independent Artist Android Jones began studying art at age 8. He attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota FL, where he trained in traditional academic drawing/painting and animation. Jones was an intern at George Lucas’s Industrial Light and... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Marshall

Barbara Marshall

Global M&E Segment Manager, HP Inc
Barbara has spent 25 years in the media & entertainment industry with organizations such as the BBC, Autodesk, Epic Games and now HP. She has led marketing and PR teams both in-house and agency-side, consulted for several start-ups and was also technology editor with Broadcast Magazine... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

2:25pm PST

5G: Esports, Innovation, and TSM
LISTEN

Speakers
avatar for Brad Sive

Brad Sive

Chief Revenue Officer, TSM
Brad Sive is the Chief Revenue Officer for TSM, the premier digital gaming platform that includeschampionship esports teams, leading gaming influencers, and educational websites. Brad joined TSMwith over 20 years of experience in media and marketing, focusing on entertainment, sports... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:25pm - 2:55pm PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

2:25pm PST

CONTENT: Meme Movie Marketing: Theory & Tactics
LISTEN

Moderator
avatar for Nick Urbom

Nick Urbom

Founder & CEO, Infinity Festival

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Chaiet

Mitch Chaiet

Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Coordinator, UT Austin Grad - Hire Me!
Memes, Disinformation, XR


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:25pm - 2:55pm PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

2:30pm PST

A PANEL DISCUSSION: Cutting-Edge Work From Universities – A Faculty & Student Love-Fest
Panel Part 1
Circuit Breakout: Austina Wang, Tyler Fitzpatrick & Madison Belcher
Momento: Awu Chen & Nicholas Pudjarminta
Walking 360: Carlos Bårcenas

Panel Part 2
Augmented Library: Xin Liu
Deep Hallucinating: Addin Cui
Cymatic Immersive Reality: Prisha Velhal

Panel Part 3
Digital Diversity Awards Presentation

Moderator
avatar for David Nelson

David Nelson

Senior Producer, USC ICT
David Nelson is the Creative Director of the MxR Lab, the seminal virtual, augmented and mixed- reality research lab at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. He has overseen a broad range of Immersive research projects for clients ranging from... Read More →
avatar for Madeline Warren

Madeline Warren

Associate Professor, Media Arts Division Chair Artistic Faculty; Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media, Chapman University
A veteran motion picture executive and educator, Madeline Warren has developed and supervised production of many major studio films, including Academy Award winner L.A. Confidential. As Chair of Media Arts at Chapman University Dodge College of Film & Media Arts, she mentors student... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Xin Liu

Xin Liu

Student
Xin Liu is a multidimensional designer, film-maker, and photographer. He is interested in the phygital and mixed-reality approach to spatial design. Based in Los Angeles, he is currently a Master of Architecture candidate at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI... Read More →
avatar for Austina Wang

Austina Wang

Student, Chapman University
Austina is a second-year Animation and Visual Effects major with a double minor in Computer Science and Virtual/Augmented Reality at Chapman University. Exploring the bridges between art and technology has always been her greatest passion, whether through building 3D assets, creating... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Fitzpatrick

Tyler Fitzpatrick

Student, Chapman University
Tyler Fitzpatrick is a senior Animation & VFX Major at Chapman University with a minor in VR & AR. He is currently an Artist intern at Well Told Entertainment, and he is eager to further explore the art of interactive and immersive storytelling.
avatar for Madison Belcher

Madison Belcher

Student, Chapman University
Madison Belcher is a senior Screenwriting major at Chapman University with a minor in VR and AR. She currently works at JuVee Productions as an Immersive & Interactive intern and hopes to write for film, television and immersive experiences.
avatar for Prisha Velhal

Prisha Velhal

Student, Jesuit High School, Portland OR
Prisha Velhal is a 14 year old freshman at Jesuit High School from Portland, Oregon. Creative thinker at heart, since age 5 she has been involved with various science fairs with her first project being an arctic climate change model. Since then her projects have ranged from reverse... Read More →
avatar for Addin Cui

Addin Cui

Student Graduate, SCI-Arc
Addin Cui is a recent graduate of Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). He has been investigating potentials of deep learning algorithms in empowering architectural design production. Currently he works as an Architectural (Digital) Design Consultant at Trimble... Read More →
avatar for Awu Chen

Awu Chen

Chief Experience Officer, Momento
Awu Chen is a mixed reality developer who has found a community of student storytellers who are passionate in building immersive experiences. This community of storytellers incorporates diverse mediums to tell their personal stories. From the beginning Awu has always been fascinated... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Pudjarminta

Nicholas Pudjarminta

Student, Momento
Born and raised in Indonesia, Nicholas Pudjarminta taught himself 3D modelling and game development at age 12. But craving a more cinematic experience, he quickly added filmmaking to his repertoire. At age 18, he moved to Los Angeles to study at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Now... Read More →
avatar for Carlos E. Macher

Carlos E. Macher

Impact Filmmaker, MFA Student, Mycrom Films / American University
I'm the Director and Producer for the 360 documentary Walking for Freedom, a story about the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis, in which the viewer is placed in the "walker's" shoes for 7 minutes, hearing their stories, and experiencing their journey for a new beginning. Also, I'm a... Read More →
avatar for Erin Reilly

Erin Reilly

Professor / Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Moody College of Communication
Erin Reilly is an entrepreneur, educator and strategist with 20 years of experience inventing newapproaches, products, services and experiences about storytelling, engagement and learningthrough emergent technology. Erin is Past Board President of NAMLE (National Association forMedia... Read More →
avatar for Josh Ramirez

Josh Ramirez

Student & Winner Digital Diversity Day, University of Texas at Austin
I am Josh Ramirez, the lab manager and coordinator for monthly meetups with faculty and students here at the Moody College of Communication at the Imagine Moody Lab. I am also tasked with exploring Austin in search of the next new ideas, entrepreneurs, businesses, and opportunities... Read More →
JK

Johan K Panicker

Student & Winner Digital Diversity Day
avatar for Orhiane Savarese

Orhiane Savarese

Student & Winner Digital Diversity Day, University of Texas at Austin
avatar for Hayeong Choi

Hayeong Choi

Student & Winner Digital Diversity Day, University of Texas at Austin
avatar for Corey Morgan

Corey Morgan

Student & Winner Digital Diversity Day, University of Texas at Austin
I am a third-year student at the University of Texas at Austin and I am studying Advertising with a minor in Business. I am excited to attend the festival and learn as much as I can.


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

3:00pm PST

WATCH: Best of GLAS
We are pleased to present this program showcasing some of the best international animated shorts from the past year that were in competition at the GLAS Animation Festival 2019. This includes award winners, audience favorites, hidden gems, and represent some of the most innovative artists making animated films from all over the world. Whether you’re an animation aficionado or curious about the world of independent animated filmmaking, this program is for you. Curated by GLAS // Presented by Creative Capers (75 min).

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

3:05pm PST

5G: The Next Living Room: Entertainment Experiences in Car
EXPERIENCE

Moderator
avatar for John du Pre Gauntt

John du Pre Gauntt

Host & Curator, The Augmented City LLC
John du Pre Gauntt assumes a global, multi-trillion node network of connected and cognitivetechnologies by 2030. It won’t be an infrastructure, but will be the environmental and cultural habitat for most of humanity. He explores this new territory as the host and curator of TheAugmented... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Biniak

Bryan Biniak

CEO, Connected Travel
Bryan is Co-Founder and CEO of Connected Travel. He most recently served as an EIR at Nokia Growth Partners. He previously served as General Manager at Microsoft, Global VP & GM at Nokia, Founder and CEO of Jacked, SVP & GM of Mobile at American Greetings, VP at Harmonix Music... Read More →
avatar for James Cox

James Cox

In Charge of Product (Technology), Canoo
James has been instrumental in increasing revenue and expanding product operations through innovative go-to-market strategies for companies within the financial and ride hailing industries.James was the eighth employee to join Uber Australia in 2014. In his role as Launch Marketing... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:05pm - 3:50pm PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

3:05pm PST

CONTENT: Fandom Across Life Stages
EXPERIENCE

Speakers
avatar for Susan Kresnicka

Susan Kresnicka

President, Cultural Anthropologist, Kresnicka Research & Insights
Founder and president of research firm KR&I, Susan is a cultural anthropologist with over 18 years of experience in the commercial sector. Specializing in foundational research to establish core human drivers for consumer behavior, Susan has led large-scale, multi-modal research... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:05pm - 3:50pm PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

3:25pm PST

LISTEN: Immersive Cinema
Speakers
avatar for Jake Black

Jake Black

Head of VR, CreateVR
Jake Black is the Head of CreateVR, a twice Emmy-nominated developer of cinematic virtual reality content. Black has directed VR experiences for films such as Spider-Man: Far From Home, First Man, Ghostbusters and the highly acclaimed The Walk. Previously Black served as creative... Read More →
avatar for Ravindra Velhal

Ravindra Velhal

Global Content Strategist, Intel Corporation/Innovation Studio


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:25pm - 3:55pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

4:00pm PST

5G: All Together Now - A Comprehensive Look Today at 5G & Beyond with Anshel Sag
Speakers
avatar for Anshel Sag

Anshel Sag

Principal Analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy
Anshel Sag is a technology industry analyst working for Moor Insights & Strategy covering a broad spectrum of the technology industry with a focus on consumer technologies. He spends extensive time covering smartphones, wearables, PCs, PC Gaming, VR and AR, 5G and much more.


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm PST
CREATIVE STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage B

4:00pm PST

CONTENT: Innovative Storytelling and Technology Defining Next-Gen Entertainment
LISTEN
Hollywood and Silicon Valley: exploring the changing role of cinema in the entertainment industry ecosystem and the rise of new cinematic storytelling forms driven by technology.

Moderator
avatar for David Bloom

David Bloom

Sr. Contributor, Forbes
David Bloom is journalist, podcaster, speaker, and consultant on the collision of entertainment, media and technology, for outlets such as Forbes, Tubefilter, TVRev, and Marketing Land. He is a former communications executive at MGM, the City of Los Angeles, and the USC Marshall... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pete Blumel

Pete Blumel

Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director, Rogue Initiative
Blumel is an award winning veteran producer with over 22 years of experience in feature film, animation, VR and AAA interactive production contributing to some of the biggest entertainment properties in the world. As CEO and Creative Director, he oversees all stages of development... Read More →
avatar for Ilya Rozhkov

Ilya Rozhkov

Director & Writer, Agent Emerson VR
Ilya Rozhkov is an award-winning director, born and raised in Moscow, and one of the youngest members of the Director's Guild of Russia. He moved to California in 2013 and attended the New York Film Academy. Rozhkov directed award-winning short films including the Wes-Andersonesque... Read More →
avatar for Mark Rickard

Mark Rickard

Founder, Executive Producer, Virtuality
PGA Producer, Mark Rickard has developed and produced six feature films, working alongside Hollywood luminaries like Terrence Malick, Edward R. Pressman, and Brett Leonard. He was a producer on the 2019 film, “Run The Race”, which was distributed by Roadside Attractions and opened... Read More →
avatar for Scott Page

Scott Page

Musician, Technologist and Entrepreneur
Scott Page is a musician, technologist and entrepreneur. As a performer he is widely recognized as the saxophonist/guitarist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp, and Toto. He currently serves as CEO of Think:EXP, "a live immersive  media company based in Los Angeles.”As an entrepreneur... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm PST
MONETIZATION STAGE @ Dream Hotel 2nd Floor Rorschach Room

4:05pm PST

EXPERIENCE: All Together Now - The Ecosystem Drives New Experiences
Speakers
avatar for Rick Champagne

Rick Champagne

Global Media & Entertainment Industry Management, NVIDIA


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:05pm - 4:25pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

4:25pm PST

EXPERIENCE: The Messy Truth in VR with Van Jones & Elijah Allan-Blitz
Moderator
avatar for Judith Regan

Judith Regan

Publisher, Producer, and Talk Show Host, Regan Arts

Speakers
avatar for Van Jones

Van Jones

CEO, REFORM Alliance
Van Jones is the CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN political contributor, and host of Redemption Project and The Van Jones Show. Jones has been a leader in the fight for criminal justice reform for more than 25 years. He has founded and led many thriving social enterprises, including the... Read More →
avatar for Elijah Allan-Blitz

Elijah Allan-Blitz

Director
Emmy nominee and Lumiere award winner Elijah Allan-Blitz is the first VR director for Time Magazine. His VR experience about the holocaust was created as a companion piece for the Ken Burns documentary, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War.The VR experience was responsible for over... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:25pm - 5:00pm PST
AWS MAIN STAGE @ GOYA Studios Stage A

4:30pm PST

WATCH: NETFLIX Screening - I Lost My Body - 2019 Nespresso Grand Prize Winner, Cannes Film Festival
In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body in this Cannes Critics’ Week selection. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand's separation, and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three.  Based on the novel "Happy Hand" by Academy Award© nominee Guillaume Laurant (AMELIE).



Saturday November 9, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

6:00pm PST

WATCH: NETFLIX Screening - Klaus
When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar® winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care. An animated holiday comedy directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, KLAUS co-stars Joan Cusack, Will Sasso and Norm Macdonald.



Saturday November 9, 2019 6:00pm - 7:45pm PST
The Dolby Cinema at the Vine

6:00pm PST

GATHER: Closing Night - Cash Bar
Non-hosted bar


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Dream Hotel Rooftop & Highlight Room
 
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