2017 Sponsors & Media Partners

We offer a number of innovative event sponsorship packages, each one carefully designed to ensure maximum brand exposure and lead generation. Exclusive options can be purchased to customize your package to fit your needs. For more information, please contact: Tinzar Sherman, email: tinzar@digitalmediawire.com, tel:310.855.0033 x702

2017 Sponsors & Media Partners


Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging technologies. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go.


Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Information about Intel can be found at newsroom.intel.com and intel.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.

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 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.


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


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.

The Jefferies Technology Group is one of the largest and most experienced teams of technology advisors in the world, providing a world-class boutique approach to strategic and financial advice from experienced senior advisors, all supported by a powerful, global full-service platform. We have spent decades advising and representing technology companies because we love the spirit of innovation and the entrepreneurial culture the technology industry embodies. Jefferies has a leading technology equity research team complemented by one of the largest equity sales forces of any Wall Street firm. Jefferies also has a world-class leverage finance business, with an extensive track record in technology transactions. Across a truly global effort, the Jefferies Technology Group is represented by more than 70 dedicated technology investment bankers in San Francisco, New York, Boston, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong including more than 20 Managing Directors, each with an average of more than 20 years advising leading technology companies worldwide.


Nokia OZO is an innovative leader in Virtual Reality and the only single source solution of best-in-class VR hardware, software and audio technologies for creative professionals worldwide. With a mission to remove technical barriers so storytellers can focus on telling stories, Nokia is consistently driving advancements in video and audio capture, streaming and playback capabilities through its ever-evolving OZO VR ecosystem.


Portico Studios is a creative company producing serial interactive story games in virtual reality that star YOU as the main character. You become emotionally invested as you interact with the world and its characters. The decisions you make ultimately affect the direction of the story. Powered by the Portico Tool, we empower content creators to build, launch, and grow interactive VR story games to drive adoption outside hardcore gamers. Come experience, King Tower, and connect with a character like you never have before. A teaser of what’s to come.


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.


Variety provides the industry with the most comprehensive coverage of motion pictures, television and the digital space. With respected and experienced news reporters in Los Angeles, New York and around the world,Variety offers readers the in-depth news coverage necessary to stay one step ahead in the ever-changing entertainment industry across multiple platforms. The Variety GroupVariety, Variety.com,Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation. Follow Variety on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


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.


Virtual Reality Reporter is a community virtual reality, augmented reality. VR storytelling, 360 video and immersive technology!


CelebrityAccess is a worldwide online database containing over 20,000 venue, profiles and contact information on musicians, comedians, lecturers, agents, managers, record companies, talent buyers including local, regional and national promoters. Additionally, CA has over 75,000 artist profiles and a mass email system allowing full broadcast to the entire database, but also with the ability to narrow-cast to just local areas and venue types. Find out more about CelebrityAccess.

Press Relations


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.