Agenda

Virtual Reality 20/20


October 16, 2017 | Stewart Hotel


 

 

8:30 – 9:00 Networking Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 Fitzgerald Ballroom

Welcome

9:05 – 9:35 Opening Keynote

Lisa Martinez Gilpin

Global Head of News & Publishing; Google Play Apps BD

9:35 – 10:05 Networking Break in the Exhibit Showcase Area / Speaker Speed Dating

Have a burning question about the future of VR and AR for our panelists? Join them for some one-on-one time and forge deeper connections with our experts and your fellow attendees.

10:05 – 10:50
Track 1: Fitzgerald Ballroom

Opening New Worlds:  How Brands and Agencies Are Using VR, AR, and Other Emerging Technologies to Create Buzz

A handful of brands have positioned themselves at the cutting edge of emerging video technologies, and reaped massive rewards. Find out what the best practices are for engaging consumers and driving ROI with AR and VR

 

Moderator:

Cortney Harding

Founder

Friends With Holograms

 

Panelists:

Mike Woods

Director of Immersive Content / ECD

M ss ng P eces

 

Sam Margolius

Executive Producer

SPECTACLE

 

Michelle Carney

VP, Branded Entertainment

Head of Ketchum Films

 

Evan Kraut

Managing Director

Grey Adventures

 

Track 2: Rockwell

Shopping with VR

Retailers are adopting virtual reality to update and reinvent the shopping experience for both consumers and businesses. How is VR helping retailers with store design and customer experiences? How does VR play into retail analytics with its real-time stats and data? How does v-commerce serve e-commerce versus in-store shopping experiences?

 

Moderator:

Ko Im

Editor, Custom Content

CBSi

 

Panelists:

Jenya Lugina,

CTO

VRGO

 

Ramsay Hoguet

VP of Business Development

View AR

 

Jeremy Goldman

Firebrand Group

 

 

10:50 – 11:20 Networking Break

Have a burning question about the future of VR and AR for our panelists? Join them for some one-on-one time and forge deeper connections with our experts and your fellow attendees.

11:20 – 12:05
Track 1: Fitzgerald Ballroom

Tell Me, Touch Me, Smell Me: What are the latest developments in VR technology

What can we expect to see in 2018 and beyond when it comes to new developments in tech for VR? How will headsets change, and updates are being made to VR software and game engines? And what can we expect from firms working on scent based activations and conversational VR?

 

Moderator:

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Director

IDEA

 

Panelists:

Gavin Bauman

Tech Evangelist

Microsoft

 

David Lobser

Co-Founder

Object Normal

 

Jacqueline Bosnjak

CEO and Founder

March1

Track 2: Rockwell

Prescription for VR

With viewing devices now widely available, how are VR treatments evolving for pain relief and therapeutic purposes? What new techniques have been adopted? What are physicians’ predictions for when we’ll see VR in regular medical use?

 

Moderator:

Laura Mignott

CEO

DFlash

 

Panelists:

Dr Adam Davis

Director of Research and Collaboration

New York University Langone Medical Center’s Image Processing Lab

 

Alexandra Marchetti

Director of Business Development

AppliedVR

 

Dumeetha Luthra

Founder: Take Pause

VR Mindfulness for Kids

 

12:05 – 1:30 Topic Table Lunch

12:05 – 12:30 – Get Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 – Topic Table Discussion

 

Topic table hosts:

Matthew Braly

Community Manager

Littlstar

 

Linda Ricci

Founder

Decahedralist Inc

 

Jesslyn Tannady and Johannes Norheim

Researchers

MIT Man Vehicle Lab

 

Nate Rackiewicz

CEO

Meteor NOW

 

Alejandro Dinsmore

CEO

EEVO

 

Taylor Williams

Executive Producer

Flight School

 

Mark Iannarelli

CEO & Co-Founder

Endless Riff

 

Kelly Roman

Co-Founder

Fisher Wallace Laboratories

 

Exit VR

 

Nick Bicanic

Founder

RVLVR

 

1:30 – 2:15
Track 1: Fitzgerald Ballroom

New School: Exploring applications for VR in the classroom

How will virtual reality impact how students learn and experiment in the next ten years? Will headsets become as ubiquitous as iPads? How will schools afford this new technology?

 

Moderator:

Grace Lau

Director of VR

Global Nomads Group

 

Panelist:

Suni Girish

Founder

Laughing Buddha Games

 

Lisa Brown Jaloza

Adjunct Faculty, Art of Game Design MFA

Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD)/ Oculus

 

Jennifer Javornik

Vice President

Filament Games

 Track 2: Rockwell

Your VR Travel Agent

How can VR experiences, complete with “4D” effects like wind, temperature, and aroma, tell stories that inspire people to travel?

 

Moderator:

Casey Sapp

CEO

VRTUL

 

Panelists:

Richard Cumming

Founder

Two Goats

 

Julie Huynh

Unity Developer

Isobar

 

Christine Cattano

Global Head of VR

Framestore

 

2:15 – 3:00
Track 1: Fitzgerald Ballroom

The Medium and the Message: How Do We Tell Great Stories in VR?

How does the storytelling in VR differ from that in other mediums? We explore best practices for capturing, managing and distributing VR material as we examine: 360-degree imaging tools; software for stitching, editing, and matching VR data; and storage options for VR productions.

 

Moderator:

Jeff Jacobs

MTV

 

Panelists:

Victoria Pike

Theatrical Designer and Director

 

Sadah Espii Proctor

Founder & Exec. Creative Director

Espii Studios; Research & Development Director of

H+The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

 

Kyle Ranson-Walsh

Director of Branded Experiences

Discovery Networks

 

Kevin Cornish

Founder

Moth+Flame VR

Track 2: Rockwell

VR Moves into Real Estate Case Study

 

Moderator:

Alex Coulombe

Creative Director

Agile Lens Immersive Design

 

Panelists:

Zachary Levy

Head of Sales and Partnerships

Virtual Apt

 

Jessica Hockin

Head of Product

Floorplan Revolution / TRICK 3D

 

Cindy Mallory

CMO

DreamSail Games

 

 

3:00 – 3:30 Networking Break in the Exhibit Showcase / Speaker Speed Dating
Have a burning question about the future of VR and AR for our panelists? Join them for some one-on-one time and forge deeper connections with our experts and your fellow attendees.
3:30 – 4:15
Track 1: Fitzgerald Ballroom

Following the Money: The Investment Landscape for 2017 and Beyond
All this talk of content and strategy is great — but it takes cold hard cash to really move the needle. Our panel of experts will shed some light of where the money will go this year.

 

Moderator:

Kathleen Chung

Co-founder

Global Simulations Working Group

 

Panelists:

Adaora Udoji,

Producer and Investor

 

Shawn Cheng

Partner

TOG Angels

 

Dessy Levinson

Vice President & Head of Story

645 Ventures

 

Nisa Amoils

VC

Scout Ventures

Track 2: Rockwell

Moving the Goal Post for VR and Sports

Will it be live entertainment, documentary style, or team brand-building? Is it possible to make watching live sports in VR a more social experience?

 

Moderator:

Joanna Popper

Media and Tech Executive

 

Panelists:

Vince Cacace

Founder and CEO

Vertebrae

 

Meredith Kinsman

Digital Strategist, Group Director

Octagon

 

Dipak M. Patel

Co-Founder & CEO

Zeality, Inc

 

4:15 – 4:45 Closing Keynote from CNN

 

Jason Farkas
Vice President of Premium Content Video
CNN

 

Agenda subject to change