Senior Vice President, Global Media & Entertainment, Magid
Mike Bloxham has worked in media and tech research and consulting for over 25 years, advising multi-national corporations, media owners and government agencies on strategic marketing and communications issues on an international basis. A recognized innovator and thought leader in the media space, he has extensive experience in attitudinal and behavioural research across all media and marketing channels with an emphasis on the integration of emerging and traditional media among all audiences from children to seniors. He is the founding Co-Chair of Magid’s VR/AR Consumer Insights Consortium.
Executive Producer & Creative Director
Tim Dillon is an Executive Producer and Creative Director exploring the frontiers of immersive content and mixed reality in all their evolving forms. From 2012-2018, Tim helmed the Immersive team at MPC as Head of VR & Immersive Content, leading a group focused on VR, AR and Experiential for Film, Entertainment, Music, Fine Art, Social Good and Branded Content.
SVP, Immersive Media,Technicolor
Marcie Jastrow is an industry veteran with over 20 years in the Entertainment business. Currently the SVP of Immersive Media at Technicolor, as well as the Head of the Technicolor Experience Center (TEC), Marcie is dedicated to bringing artists, technologists, and partners together to build the future of immersive media. Since the opening of the TEC in July 2016, Marcie has consulted on many immersive projects and has provided her insights in dozens of interviews, published articles, and speaking engagements.
Jeffrey Travis is the Founder and CEO of Positron, a virtual reality technology studio. He created the world’s first full-motion haptic virtual reality chair, Voyager®. His company introduced the world’s first motion VR cinema to debut The Mummy VR experience starring Tom Cruise for Universal Studios. The Voyager platform has been experienced at events around the world such as Sundance Film Festival and ComicCon, and embraced by the world’s top VR creators.
Ina Yosun Chang
Founder & CTO, AReality3D
Ina Yosun Chang has prototyped thousands of 3D AR/VR apps at hackathons – and for agencies, companies, VCs and startups as a massively-parallel (and serial) freelancer. To build even more stuff, she made her own framework called RealityScript, which powers entire platforms for 3D AR+VR startups. A creative technologist at heart, she likes to use technology in ways that may make the hack seem like magic.
CEO & Founder, Open Health Network
Tatyana Kanzaveli has gone from a programmer to senior executive at Big 5 to Founder and CEO of a startup company along her 20-year career. Today she is the Founder and CEO of Open Health Network, a startup in a Big Data/Healthcare space. Today she is the Founder and CEO of Open Health Network, a startup in a Big Data/Healthcare space. She is a mentor at 500Startups and Richard Branson Entrepreneurs Centre and serves on boards for private companies.
CEO, Whole Earth Futures
From introducing affordable access to healthcare in emerging markets to accelerating the transition to a circular economy, Doug brings his business modeling and systems-change design experience to creating new markets and designing new economic models for growth. As CEO of Whole Earth Futures, Doug draws upon a breadth of experience from a range of sectors and value networks and significant depth in strategy, advisory, market-making, business model innovation and targeted systems change to deliver results.
Founder, Chair, CEO, and Chief Content Officer, Redphlag LLC
Gerard “Gerry” F. Corbett is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Redphlag LLC, a strategic public relations firm focused on helping people and companies define and communicate their intrinsic value. He serves on the board of advisors of Infinite Retina and the Museum of Public Relations. Gerry has served 50 years in senior communications and technology roles with Fortune 200 firms and NASA. He is an avid nature photographer and writes and coaches on corporate and career management.
Partner, Stealthmode Partners
Francine Hardaway, Ph.D., co-founded Stealthmode Partners, an accelerator and advocate for entrepreneurs in technology and health care, in 1998. She is a true angel investor, and has helped package and secure funding for many high-tech startup companies.
VP Insights, Singular
John Koetsier is a journalist, analyst, and tech executive. He writes for Forbes and Inc, and is VP Insight for Singular. John built the VB Insight research division at VentureBeat, managed teams creating software for partners like Intel and Disney, and secured VC funding for his AR cloud startup, Genesis Reality. His current dual focus is fourth industrial revolution technologies, plus martech/adtech. In 2014, John was named to Folio’s top 100 of the media industry’s “most innovative entrepreneurs and market shaker-uppers.”
L. A. Paul
Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Yale University
L. A. Paul works on the nature of time, temporal experience, causation, decision theory, and the self. Her recent work focuses on developing the philosophical concept of transformative experience, which concerns the nature of life-defining experiences, epistemic changes, and major life decisions. In 2014, she won a Guggenheim Fellowship for her research on transformative experience, and her 2013 book with Oxford University Press, Causation: A User’s Guide, won the annual book prize from the American Philosophical Association. Her 2014 book with Oxford University Press, Transformative Experience, was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement, translated into Japanese, and named by Cass Sunstein of Bloomberg View as one of the year’s five most important books on human bias and blunders.
Co-Founder & CEO, Black Box VR
Ryan DeLuca founded Bodybuilding.com in 1999 in his garage in Boise, Idaho at the age of 20. Under Ryan’s leadership, the company skyrocketed to nearly $500 million in annual revenue before he stepped down as CEO in 2015. Profitable from the start, Bodybuilding.com was eventually purchased by Liberty Media. A born innovator, Ryan was named Entrepreneur of the Year by E&Y in 2009 for the Idaho/Utah region and Inc. Magazine called him one of the “Top 5 Coolest Entrepreneurs Under 30”. Ryan was temporarily retired for only six months before the startup bug bit him again and together with co-founder Preston Lewis, Black Box VR was born, merging their continued passions for technology and fitness and the way they can intersect to help people transform their lives.
Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal
James Herr is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services in Houston, specializing in the fair value of businesses, intangible assets, and financial instruments for international and domestic financial and tax reporting. He has performed hundreds of consulting and valuation engagements, including fairness opinions, financial modeling, consulting on business transactions, and litigation consulting. He has two financial master’s degrees and is both a certified American Senior Appraiser and a CFA charter holder.
S. Matthew Liao
Director of Center for Bioethics, Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics, New York University
S. Matthew Liao is Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics, Director of the Center for Bioethics, and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University. He is the editor of The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) and the author of The Right to Be Loved (Oxford University Press, 2015); Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2015), Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality (Oxford University Press, 2016), and over 50 articles in philosophy and bioethics.
Founder & CEO, H-FARM
Curiosity-driven dreamer and always a keen observer, Maurizio, father of four, likes to discover and understand differences of people’s lifestyles and their cultures. He’s fascinated how technologies impact our day life and about their influence in society and culture. Thanks to his dynamic personality he has developed an important network of international connections. In 2005, Maurizio, together with his partner Riccardo Donadon, co-founded H-FARM to pioneer the startup industry over Italy and Europe, with the role of Co-CEO of the listed holding company and focused on international relations. He is also an executive member of the VATC (Vatican Art & Technology Council), chaired by Arianna Huffington and a selected group of worldwide senior technologists and art experts, and member of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), a worldwide innovator’s community related to the Northwestern Kellogg School of Chicago.