2018 Agenda

2018 VRTL Summit Agenda

Day 1
15 Nov 2018

Registration & Networking

Guests arrive at Paramount Studios and check in. Networking on the park and in the foyer of Paramount Theater.

CO-CHAIRS’ WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

VRTL:Media 2018 Co-Chairs welcome guests and provide opening remarks. PRESENTERS: Ted Schilowitz, Futurist in Residence, Paramount Pictures Ned Sherman, Counsel & Director, Manatt Digital Sunny Dhillon, Partner & Co-Founder, Signia...
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Ted Schilowitz
Ned Sherman
Sunny Dhillon

MIXED REALITY EXPERIENCES GO LIVE: WHAT’S NEXT IN LOCATION-BASED ENTERTAINMENT (LBE)?

2018 has seen the roll-out of new LBE ventures across the U.S. and globally, providing a near-term monetizable platform for mixed reality. This panel of LBE experts will discuss the...
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Nanea Reeves

THE NEXT WAVE OF AUGMENTED REALITY

This panel of experts in augmented reality (AR) will discuss the next wave of AR features coming to social platforms from Instagram to Snap. What does it mean for developers,...
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Matt Miesnieks

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH THOMAS GEWECKE, WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT

Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer & EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment
Thomas Gewecke

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: HOW COMPUTER VISION & INTELLIGENT VOICE INTERACTION IS INNOVATING STORYTELLING

Whether using Alexa smart speakers to interact with movies we watch or bedtime stories we tell our kids, or smartphone cameras gathering data on how we’re reacting to content we...
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Spencer Gerrol
Matthew Hammersley
Yan Liu

INVESTORS VIEW OF THE WORLD AHEAD: VISION-SETTING FOR THE NEXT DECADE

Venture capitalists, strategic investors, and angels will take the stage to discuss where they see opportunities in the years ahead – particularly within AI, blockchain, & AR uses in entertainment....
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Kobie Fuller
Sam Wick
Benjamin Grubbs
Alice Lloyd George

LUNCHEON ON THE PARK

VRTL:Media buffet luncheon on the park outside Paramount Theater.

DIGITALLY NATIVE CONTENT BRANDS: THE NEW WAVE

This panel of digital content experts will discuss the emergence of a new breed of digitally native content brands that are connecting with bands of loyal followers. PANELISTS: Robert Steele,...
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Robert Steele
Linda Pan
Jack Davis
Christopher Sumner
Chris M. Williams

NETWORKING BREAK & DISCUSSION GROUPS

Network with attendees or join one of the discussion groups in the park outside Paramount Theater.  Topics and discussion leaders to be announced.

FROM CRYPTOKITTIES TO BEYOND: ENTERTAINMENT ON THE BLOCKCHAIN

This panel of experts in blockchain will cut through the bs and give a hard look at where we are today and the opportunity and challenges that exist for blockchain...
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Gil Penchina
Josh Stein
David Siemer

THE RISE OF ESPORTS

Competitive gaming tournaments have been packing stadiums and drawing record viewers online for some time, and are increasingly becoming part of the network and cable television mix. What do the...
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Stephen Ellis
Nate Nanzer
Kent Wakeford
Chris Heatherly

VRTL:MEDIA CO-CHAIRS’ CLOSING PANEL

VRTL:Media 2018 Co-Chairs welcome guests to the stage for our closing panel. MODERATORS: Ted Schilowitz, Futurist in Residence, Paramount Pictures Ned Sherman, Counsel & Director, Manatt Digital Sunny Dhillon, Partner...
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Ted Schilowitz
Ned Sherman
Sunny Dhillon

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.