The Technology, Media and Entertainment Group is part of Global Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch focused on advising emerging growth to public companies in the technology, media and entertainment industry across multiple segments of their business including capital raising, advisory and day to day operations. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the largest commercial banking groups in the U.S. and is committed to helping Indianapolis businesses capitalize on opportunities locally and worldwide. Experienced client managers provide access to a full range of financial solutions from credit, treasury, capital markets and retirement services, to wealth management products provided through Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust.
For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors to be successful, providing targeted financial services and expertise. Offering commercial, international and private banking services in innovation centers around the world – including four SoCal offices, the newest in Santa Monica — SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Visit svb.com.
Latham & Watkins is a leading global law firm that assists emerging and established virtual reality gaming and entertainment companies with their legal needs in a rapidly evolving space. Latham takes pride in understanding their clients businesses and provides counsel in mergers and acquisitions; financings; capital markets; employment; litigation; and other corporate matters. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the website at www.lw.com.
At the center stage of the historic Paramount Theatre MoveoPlus will be showcasing the Moveo Virtual Reality simulator. Moveo is the only VR simulator constructed with 3 Degrees of Freedom (DOF), giving the machine full 360 degree motion capabilities, resulting in an immersive experience like no other. Following the event, the Moveo VR simulator will be permanently hosted at Paramount New Media Lab, a new Virtual Reality showcase space at the Paramount Studios, as the core hardware platform.
For over 50 years, Jefferies has measured success just one way: We only win when our clients win. What makes this approach so important today is not just our dedication to it, but that these values and character of work have never been more important to our clients. www.jefferies.com
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the Government’s international business development agency. Our purpose is to grow companies internationally – bigger, better, faster – for the benefit of New Zealand. NZTE currently works with around 4,000 New Zealand businesses, and focuses intensively on around 700 of these customers. We also work alongside our NZ Inc partners within government and the business community to protect and build credibility in our national brand – helping businesses to open doors in global markets. www.nzte.govt.nz
Vrvana is the creator of Totem, an innovative and immersive Extended Reality (XR) Head Mounted Display which won Best of Show at CES 2017 (Tom’s Hardware). Totem provides a premium product to the enterprise and professional markets in verticals such as automotive, theme parks, AEC, medical and architecture. Its patented technology provides a superior customer experience, enabled by ultra low latency, inside-out positional tracking, customizable chroma keying, etc.
At UploadVR, we believe that virtual reality and augmented reality are going to bring data into three dimensions, unlocking the next platform of computing. Through conferences, events, community, daily news coverage, talent placement, corporate connections, content creation, and more, we do everything in our power to grow the industry and move toward a path of positive impact. We are always interested in learning about new opportunities and leveraging our position to help those in need. We look forward to building the future with you all! www.uploadvr.com
The Realities Centre, located in Shoreditch, London, addresses the lack of AR and VR specific co-working spaces with the UK’s capital. Additional accelerator programmes for these two unique mediums will be hosted by the Realities Centre which will aid the growth of AR and VR breaking new ground for future technologies. In addition to providing funding to startups, the Realities Centre will assist development by providing education services for both beginners and advanced developers through accredited classes and mentors services, as well as offering access to technologies otherwise unavailable to developers.
SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org.
The VR/AR Association (The VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.
Westside Digital Mix is an informal networking group for digital media & entertainment professionals who live or work on the Westside in Los Angeles — from the South Bay to Malibu, West LA to the Pacific Ocean. These monthly ‘curated’ social/business mixers are a great way to catch up with friends, colleagues, and meet new industry insiders.
JSA Strategies is a Los Angeles based communications agency specializing in servicing the consumer technology and digital media space. We work with clients, from startups to global brands, to develop and execute the right strategies to reach desired business objectives. Our full suite of services includes strategic counsel, positioning and messaging, thought leadership and media relations. We take a personalized approach to each client to build brands and create value.