2017 VRTL Summit Agenda

Day 1
26 Apr 2017


Guests arrive and check in. Networking in foyer and exhibit area.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

PRESENTER • Ned Sherman, Chairman, Digital Media Wire • Sunny Dhillon, Partner & Co-Founder, Signia Venture Partners
Ned Sherman
Sunny Dhillon

Fireside chat with Robert Stromberg, Oscar winning visual effects producer on Avatar (& more)

Robert Stromberg, Founder + Chief Creative Officer, The Virtual Reality Company, Oscar winner, visual effects, Avatar Moderator: Janko Roetggers, Senior Silicon Valley Correspondent at Variety
Janko Roettgers
Robert Stromberg

It’s In The Game: Challenges & Opportunities ahead for VR/AR gaming studios

PANELIST • Nick Tuosto, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Internet & Digital Media, BofA Merrill Lynch • Graeme Devine, Chief Game Wizard, Magic Leap • Ray Davis, ex GM of...
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Nick Tuosto
Graeme Devine
Chris Heatherly
Jamil Moledina
Ray Davis
Ikrima Elhassan

Virtual Hollywood: what are the major Hollywood Studios doing to embrace VR/AR?

PANELIST • Ted Schilowitz, Chief Futurist (VR head), 20th Century Fox • Jake Zim, SVP, Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures • David Liu, Creative Director of Virtual Reality, Viacom NEXT •...
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Vicki Dobbs Beck
Jake Zim
Peter Levin
David Liu
Ted Schilowitz

Making it Rain: What are Silicon Valley VC’s investing in?

• Niko Bonatsos, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners • Matt Huang, Partner, Sequoia Capital • Amit Kumar, Partner, Accel • Amitt Mahajan, Managing Partner, Presence Capital & Co-founder of Farmville...
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Matt Huang
Niko Bonatsos
Tipatat Chennavasin
Amit Kumar
Anarghya Vardhana
Amitt Mahajan

Fireside chat with David Alpert, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead, and Jon Goldman, Managing Partner, Skybound

SPEAKER • David Alpert, Executive Producer, The Walking Dead • Chris Shoff, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP Interviewed by: TBD
Chris Shoff
David Alpert
Jon Goldman

PANEL: VRcades: A Near Term Monetizable Channel in mixed reality location based entertainment

PANELIST • Cliff Plumer, CEO, The Void • Shiraz Akmal, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SPACES • Brent Bushnell, CEO, Two Bit Circus • Bruce Vaughn, CEO, Dreamscape Immersive VR •...
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Bei Yang
Bruce Vaughn
Doug Griffin
Brent Bushnell
Shiraz Akmal
Cliff Plumer

Cinematic VR: new avenues for storytelling

PANELIST • Nonny de la Pena, Founder & CEO, Emblematic Group • Peter Akemann, President, Skydance Interactive • Drew Larner, COO at Within (formerly VRSE) • Gil Baron, CEO, Mindshow...
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Neville Spiteri
Drew Larner
Gil Baron
Sam Wick
Nonny de la Peña
Peter Akemann

Fireside chat with Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer, Warner Bros.

Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer & EVP, Strategy and Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment Moderator: Sunny Dhillion, Partner & Co-Founder, Signia Venture Partners
Thomas Gewecke
Sunny Dhillon

If You Build It, They Will Come: Content Creation Tools – What Works & What Doesn’t?

• Gil Baron, CEO, Mindshow • Tony Parisi, Head of VR and AR, Unity Technologies • Steve Raymond, CEO, 8i • Jake Rubin, Founder & CEO, AxonVR • Ebbe Altberg,...
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Ebbe Altberg
Tony Parisi
Steve Raymond
Jake Rubin

A Word from The VR Platforms Themselves

• Brenda Freeman, Chief Marketing Officer, Magic Leap • Anna Sweet, Head of Content, SocialVR, Facebook • Rob Lister, Chief Development Officer, IMAX Corporation Moderator: Taylor Freeman, CEO & Chief...
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Anna Sweet
Brenda Freeman
Taylor Freeman
Rob Lister

Discussions will be focused on topics related to raising capital for VR developers and the technical challenges associated with creating VR content. There will be a series of intense roundtable discussions and keynotes, geared towards keeping the conversation at a deep level of expertise, with audience members listening and participating in Q&A at the end.