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Tuesday, July 11
 

7:00pm

 
Wednesday, July 12
 

9:25am

VR in the Sky Welcome: VR Society
Speakers
avatar for Jim Chabin

Jim Chabin

President, Advanced Imaging Society & VR Society
At the request of Hollywood studio stakeholders in 2009, Jim was asked to form the Society to advance the arts and sciences of 3D and other advanced imaging technologies. Jim has served as President of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Prime Time Emmys), President of... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:25am - 9:30am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

9:35am

Keynote: AMD, Roy Taylor
Speakers
avatar for Roy Taylor

Roy Taylor

Corporate Vice President of Alliances, AMD
A 25-year veteran of the technology industry; Roy is responsible for a global team managing AMD's external relations. Roy is an avid gamer and IT enthusiast, and one of VR's most passionate evangelists.  


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:35am - 10:05am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

10:10am

Keynote: The World's Most Compelling New Experiences, Unity, Tony Parisi
Speakers
avatar for Tony Parisi

Tony Parisi

Head of VR/AR Strategy, Unity
Tony Parisi is a virtual reality pioneer, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Tony is the co-creator of 3D graphics standards, including VRML, X3D and glTF, the new file format standard for 3D web and mobile applications.Tony is also the author of O’Reilly Media’s books on Virtual Reality and WebGL: Learning Virtual Reality (2015), Programming 3D Applications in HTML5 and WebGL (2014), and WebGL Up and Running (2012). | | Tony is currently Head of VR and AR at Unity Technologies, where he oversees the... Read More →
avatar for Julie Shumaker

Julie Shumaker

Vice President, Business Development, Unity
In her role at Unity Technology, Julie leverages the power of play as an ad medium to drive the largest independent monetization platform in games. She has led this charge through game industry platform shifts, beginning with the ’01 launch of Electronic Art’s advertising business in online casual and console game environments. Subsequently, Julie navigated the migration of games from web to social and mobile in growing the ads business at Zynga to its leadership position today. Prior to diving into the gaming space she led revenue... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:10am - 10:40am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

10:45am

Keynote: Gamificatiion of Commercial VR, Presented by Dell, Gary Radburn
Speakers
avatar for Gary Radburn

Gary Radburn

Director, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Dell Inc.
Gary Radburn is the Director of Consumer and Commercial VR/AR globally at Dell Inc. As part of his role, he manages the team charged with developing and delivering VR/AR technology, works closely with Dell customers on VR/AR deployments and founded Dell’s VR Centers of Excellence... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:45am - 11:05am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

11:10am

Creating Multi-Sensory VR Experiences
Speakers
avatar for Rick Champagne

Rick Champagne

Worldwide Media & Entertainment Segment Manager, HP
Rick Champagne is the Worldwide Media & Entertainment Segment Manager for HP Z Workstations and Professional Displays. Working closely with customers and industry partners, Rick helps guide HP’s marketing and strategy for the Film, Games, Broadcast, and Advertising industries. With a long history of managing products such as the Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya Entertainment Creation Suites, Softimage, Mudbox, and Painter, Rick has been in the service of Artists and other Creative Professionals for nearly two decades. Rick spends much of his personal time in his technological and creative pursuits. He studied Graphics in college and holds a... Read More →
avatar for Winslow Porter

Winslow Porter

Winslow is a Brooklyn-based film and virtual reality director, producer and creative technologist. Winslow has always been fascinated with the possibilities of how the intersection of art and technology can elevate storytelling. After beginning his career as a film editor and modern-dance composer, Winslow attended NYU Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program and delved into the world of creative technology soon thereafter... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:10am - 11:30am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

11:35am

Keynote: Welcome by Time, Inc. Chief Content Officer, Alan Murray
Speakers
avatar for Alan Murray

Alan Murray

Chief Content Officer, Time Inc.
Alan Murray is Chief Content Officer of Time Inc. In this role, Alan oversees Time Inc.’s editorial operations and is responsible for its commitment to quality journalism and storytelling. He is focused on harnessing the collective power and scale of all Time Inc.’s brands to... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:35am - 11:55am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

12:00pm

Fireside Chat With VR Society, Jim Chabin and VRC (Premiere VR Studio), Guy Primus
Moderators
avatar for Jim Chabin

Jim Chabin

President, Advanced Imaging Society & VR Society
At the request of Hollywood studio stakeholders in 2009, Jim was asked to form the Society to advance the arts and sciences of 3D and other advanced imaging technologies. Jim has served as President of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Prime Time Emmys), President of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Guy Primus

Guy Primus

Co-founder and CEO, The Virtual Reality Company
Guy Primus is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Virtual Reality Company (VRC), a company whose mission is to become the world leader in the production and distribution of premium, story-driven Virtual Reality content. | | Before co-founding VRC, Guy served as Chi... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

12:20pm

LUNCH
Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:20pm - 1:20pm
TBA

1:25pm

Distribution & Monetization: Mobile & PC, Time Inc./Life VR
Speakers
avatar for Chris Hercik

Chris Hercik

SVP, Creative + Content, Time Inc
As SVP of Creative + Content for The Foundry @ Time Inc., Hercik is responsible for Time Inc.’s state-of the-art branded video studio, creative lab and content studio located in both Brooklyn’s Industry City and Time Inc.’s main office in Brookfield Place. The Foundry’s m... Read More →
avatar for Mia Tramz

Mia Tramz

Managing Editor of LIFE VR, TIME
Mia Tramz is the Managing Editor of LIFE VR, Time Inc’s company wide virtual reality initiative. Since joining TIME as an Associate Photo Editor in 2013, Mia has embraced immersive digital storytelling in many forms, culminating with her involvement shaping the editorial voice... Read More →
avatar for Joelle Zerillo

Joelle Zerillo

Account Director, Video, VR/AR, Social, Time Inc.
In September 2016, Joelle co-led the launch of LIFE VR, Time Inc.'s multi-platform virtual reality brand. Driving marketing strategy and sales development across Time Inc. for 360 and VR solutions. Following the success of LIFE VR, Joelle co-led the launch of LIFE AR with the fir... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:25pm - 1:45pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

1:50pm

Writing, Pre-Production & Pre-Viz - Create VR, Jake Black
Speakers
avatar for Jake Black

Jake Black

Head of VR, CreateVR
Makers and marketers of VR experiences, specializing in movie studio and entertainment-based IP. Major work includes Spider-Man: Homecoming, Ghostbusters, and The Walk.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:50pm - 2:05pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

2:10pm

Production: Live Action, Koncept VR
Speakers
avatar for Joergen Geerds

Joergen Geerds

CEO, Koncept VR
Joergen Geerds is CEO and Co-founder of Koncept VR, a full-service 360 video agency that provides award-winning immersive content using a narrative-driven process and proprietary production methods.  He has experience in art direction with New York ad agencies such as Ogilvy... Read More →
avatar for Graham Roberts

Graham Roberts

Director of Immersive Platforms Storytelling, The New York Times


Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:10pm - 2:25pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

2:30pm

Production: Game Engine, Unity
Speakers
avatar for Adam Myhill

Adam Myhill

Head of Cinematics, Unity Technologies
Adam has spent almost two decades in video game and film worlds, working as a Director of Photography and CG supervisor at EA across multiple titles and as a feature film DP on a number of movies. Most recently at Blackbird Interactive working on the Homeworld prequel as DP doing... Read More →
avatar for Tony Parisi

Tony Parisi

Head of VR/AR Strategy, Unity
Tony Parisi is a virtual reality pioneer, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Tony is the co-creator of 3D graphics standards, including VRML, X3D and glTF, the new file format standard for 3D web and mobile applications.Tony is also the author of O’Reilly Media’s books on Virtual Reality and WebGL: Learning Virtual Reality (2015), Programming 3D Applications in HTML5 and WebGL (2014), and WebGL Up and Running (2012). | | Tony is currently Head of VR and AR at Unity Technologies, where he oversees the... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

2:55pm

A Visual Breakdown of Post Production, Legend VR
Legend VR will be showcasing various case studies covering the gamut of pre rendered content. We will be visually breaking down the different elements of stitching, stereo, CG integration, full CG shots, and some best practices for each.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cummins

Ryan Cummins

VR Supervisor, Legend
An Orlando, Florida native and graduate from the University of Central Florida, Cummins is a visual effects artist based in Los Angeles. His creative and technical skills have helped Legend complete over 16 major VR projects with everything from full live action mono and stereo... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:55pm - 3:10pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

3:15pm

VR Consumer Research, Frank N. Magid & Associates
Speakers
avatar for Debby Ruth

Debby Ruth

SVP, Global Media & Entertainment, Magid
Debby is a leader in the Global Media & Entertainment practice at Magid, a world-class research-driven consulting firm. She delves into the rapidly-changing media landscape where technology and media intersect and create disruption. Debby helps clients define business strategy, d... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

3:35pm

360 & VR: News & Documentaries, Time Inc./Life VR, CNN and NY Times
Moderators
avatar for Joelle Zerillo

Joelle Zerillo

Account Director, Video, VR/AR, Social, Time Inc.
In September 2016, Joelle co-led the launch of LIFE VR, Time Inc.'s multi-platform virtual reality brand. Driving marketing strategy and sales development across Time Inc. for 360 and VR solutions. Following the success of LIFE VR, Joelle co-led the launch of LIFE AR with the fir... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jason Farkas

Jason Farkas

VP, Premium Content Video, CNN
Jason Farkas is Vice President of Premium Content Video for CNN. Farkas works across CNN Digital's premium vertical channels, including CNNMoney, CNN Media + Entertainment and CNN Style. | | He also runs Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, CNN's Sunday program that examines... Read More →
avatar for Marcelle Hopkins

Marcelle Hopkins

Co-Director of VR, The New York Times
Marcelle Hopkins is Co-Director of VR and Deputy Director of Video at The New York Times. She oversees the production of the Times’s innovative immersive journalism, including NYT VR and The Daily 360, as well as video news stories, documentaries, and series. She serves on the... Read More →
avatar for Mia Tramz

Mia Tramz

Managing Editor of LIFE VR, TIME
Mia Tramz is the Managing Editor of LIFE VR, Time Inc’s company wide virtual reality initiative. Since joining TIME as an Associate Photo Editor in 2013, Mia has embraced immersive digital storytelling in many forms, culminating with her involvement shaping the editorial voice... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:35pm - 3:55pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

4:00pm

360 & VR: Sports - Sports Illustrated and Major League Baseball
Moderators
avatar for Maggie Gray

Maggie Gray

Maggie Gray is currently the lead anchor for all of SI.com’s digital video content. As the host of SI NOW, Sports Illustrated's daily live show, Maggie conducts interviews with the biggest and most influential names in sports and entertainment, ranging from league MVP's to Hall... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Furno

Michael Furno

Senior Director of Production and Development, Major League Baseball
20+ year career in media and entertainment. Act I, worked in NY news as an on-camera talent and writer/producer. Act II, ran an independent production company specializing in documentary filmmaking. Act III, in charge of production and development at MLBAM, working with the best... Read More →
avatar for Josh Oshinsky

Josh Oshinsky

Executive Producer, Time Inc Sports Video
Josh is a 13-time Emmy Award-winning producer who has spent the past 17 years creating TV shows and films for virtually every major sports league and network. His credits include: senior producer for Showtime’s The Franchise, for which he won a National Sports Emmy for Outstand... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

4:25pm

360 & VR: Music & Live Events, Sony Music & Nokia
Moderators
avatar for Marcus Peterzell

Marcus Peterzell

Partner & EVP, Entertainment, Ketchum
Marcus is a seasoned veteran in the entertainment marketing business whose skills and relationships have been invaluable to companies looking to market their brands through high profile celebrity partnerships. Marcus is Ketchum’s EVP of Entertainment and Head of Ketchum’s Mus... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jim Bennette

Jim Bennette

Sr. Director, Head of Business Development, Strategy, M&A and Content, Nokia Tech
Jim Bennette is a business development, sales and marketing executive with deep experience in both start-ups and large organizations. His career has tended to lean towards cutting edge technology and opportunities. Working at many companies who have pioneered several markets, he... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Bronikowski

Jeff Bronikowski

SVP, Business Development and Head of Innovation and Emerging Technology, Warner Music Group
Jeff Bronikowski is Warner Music Group's Head of Innovation and Emerging Technology. He is focused on helping Warner Music capitalize on the continued technology-led evolution of music content and consumption models. He has worked in several facets of the music industry, running... Read More →
avatar for Brad Spahr

Brad Spahr

Head of Emerging Technology, Sony Music Entertainment
Brad Spahr leads the emerging technology group at Sony Music Entertainment where he focuses on new technologies and initiatives. His career spans 17 years in digital media with a focus on product development, business development and new venture incubation across music, film/tele... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 4:25pm - 4:40pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

4:45pm

Digital Humans and Avatars in Advertising
Speakers
avatar for Alexx Henry

Alexx Henry

CEO, BlueVishnu, Inc.
Alexx Henry’s career has spanned almost 2 decades as a celebrity photographer and award-winning interactive director. As a 3D avatar evangelist he is currently the CEO of BlueVishnu and designer of the xxArray™ 3D capture system. | | Recognized by The Huffington Post as... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

5:05pm

Fireside Chat with VR Society, Jim Chabin and NYC Mayor's Office
Speakers
avatar for Jim Chabin

Jim Chabin

President, Advanced Imaging Society & VR Society
At the request of Hollywood studio stakeholders in 2009, Jim was asked to form the Society to advance the arts and sciences of 3D and other advanced imaging technologies. Jim has served as President of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Prime Time Emmys), President of... Read More →
avatar for Kai Falkenberg

Kai Falkenberg

First Deputy Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, City of New York


Wednesday July 12, 2017 5:05pm - 5:20pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

7:00pm

Opening Night Reception – Dunkirk VR Presented By Dell - "Dunkirk" from Warner Bros. Directed by Christopher Nolan
Registered VR In The Sky event guests can checkin under their last name upon arrival. Space is limited. First come first served.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
One World Observatory 285 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10006
 
Thursday, July 13
 

9:15am

IAB Presentation by Eric John
Speakers
avatar for Eric John

Eric John

Deputy Director, Video, IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau)
Eric John, Deputy Director, Video, works with media companies, publishers, and marketers to help grow their video business through industry standards, research, and buyer/seller best practices. He brings nearly 15 years of technology marketing and partnership development to this... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 9:15am - 9:35am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

9:40am

Broadcast & Brand Case Studies Presented By Natpe
Moderators
avatar for Lori H. Schwartz

Lori H. Schwartz

Principal, StoryTech
Lori H. Schwartz is a true technology catalyst (‘Tech Cat’). As a leading advisor and speaker in marketing and tech innovation, Lori collaborates with top creative and strategic executives of multiple brands, tech and content companies to ensure their understanding of emerging business models while designing unique experiences to create engagement. | | Los Angeles Based, Lori is a CNN Technology Contributor and a frequent speaker at major industry events as well as for private companies helping to facilitate conversations around new business models and technology innovation. You can find her broadcasting weekly on Voice America's business channel on her 'Tech Cat Show'​ | | Lori​'s StoryTech initiative facilitates communication between storytellers and technology companies. The trends briefings, curation and tours products have become well known globally through their work @CES, @NAB, @NATPE and @AdTech. She is frequently curating large trade show plenaries and hosting events to help drive conversations around the latest marketing and advertising technology as well as the latest content business models. | | Previously, Lori was Chief Technology Catalyst for McCann Worldgroup, North America where she was responsible for driving technology innovation at one of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ryan A Bell

Ryan A Bell

Director of Digital Strategy, Hydro Studios
Ryan A Bell represents an intersection of entertainment and emerging tech. As a judge for both Shorty Awards and The Emmys he also bridges new digital with traditional film. His eye for creative strategy helps showcase his work at Hydro Studios and redefines the ways that collab... Read More →
avatar for Elijah Blitz

Elijah Blitz

VR Director
Elijah Allan-Blitz is one of the first Virtual Reality directors for TIME magazine. His award winning VR experience about the holocaust was created as a companion piece for the Ken Burns PBS documentary, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War. Elijah has also directed VR experience... Read More →
avatar for Graham Sack

Graham Sack

Director, Lincoln in the Bardo
GRAHAM SACK is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and academic. Graham wrote and directed a VR experience for New York Times VR based on LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, the acclaimed novel by author George Saunders. He is currently developing VR episodic series for Felix and Paul Stu... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 9:40am - 10:00am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

10:05am

Ad Case Studies Presented By Ketchum, Moderated By Marcus Peterzell
Omnicom

Moderators
avatar for Marcus Peterzell

Marcus Peterzell

Partner & EVP, Entertainment, Ketchum
Marcus is a seasoned veteran in the entertainment marketing business whose skills and relationships have been invaluable to companies looking to market their brands through high profile celebrity partnerships. Marcus is Ketchum’s EVP of Entertainment and Head of Ketchum’s Mus... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alexx Henry

Alexx Henry

CEO, BlueVishnu, Inc.
Alexx Henry’s career has spanned almost 2 decades as a celebrity photographer and award-winning interactive director. As a 3D avatar evangelist he is currently the CEO of BlueVishnu and designer of the xxArray™ 3D capture system. | | Recognized by The Huffington Post as... Read More →
avatar for Jonas Hudson

Jonas Hudson

COO, CausePlay / 360 AdSpots
CausePlay provides revenue generating mobile technology solutions utilizing licensed patents and blockchain supported coupons & rebates and digital content for retailers and brands. | | 360 AdSpots is a responsive 360 and VR ad serving platform. 360 AdSpots servers Sponsor... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 10:05am - 10:25am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

10:30am

Fireside Chat with VR Society, Jim Chabin and Advertising Week
Moderators
avatar for Jim Chabin

Jim Chabin

President, Advanced Imaging Society & VR Society
At the request of Hollywood studio stakeholders in 2009, Jim was asked to form the Society to advance the arts and sciences of 3D and other advanced imaging technologies. Jim has served as President of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Prime Time Emmys), President of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mari Kim Novak

Mari Kim Novak

President, Advertising Week


Thursday July 13, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

10:55am

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: Time Inc./Life VR
TIME, INC. / LIFE VR

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hercik

Chris Hercik

SVP, Creative + Content, Time Inc
As SVP of Creative + Content for The Foundry @ Time Inc., Hercik is responsible for Time Inc.’s state-of the-art branded video studio, creative lab and content studio located in both Brooklyn’s Industry City and Time Inc.’s main office in Brookfield Place. The Foundry’s m... Read More →
avatar for Mia Tramz

Mia Tramz

Managing Editor of LIFE VR, TIME
Mia Tramz is the Managing Editor of LIFE VR, Time Inc’s company wide virtual reality initiative. Since joining TIME as an Associate Photo Editor in 2013, Mia has embraced immersive digital storytelling in many forms, culminating with her involvement shaping the editorial voice... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 10:55am - 11:10am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

11:15am

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: CNN
Speakers
avatar for Jason Farkas

Jason Farkas

VP, Premium Content Video, CNN
Jason Farkas is Vice President of Premium Content Video for CNN. Farkas works across CNN Digital's premium vertical channels, including CNNMoney, CNN Media + Entertainment and CNN Style. | | He also runs Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, CNN's Sunday program that examines... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 11:15am - 11:30am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

11:35am

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: VRC
VRC

Speakers
avatar for Jason Turner

Jason Turner

Chief Business Officer, The Virtual Reality Company
Jason Turner is responsible for managing VRC’s worldwide business development programs, strategic partnerships, and distribution channels for premiere VR experiences and franchises. | | Jason is an accomplished entertainment executive with more than 15 years of experience... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 11:35am - 11:50am
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

11:55am

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: Koncept VR
KONCEPT VR

Speakers
avatar for Joergen Geerds

Joergen Geerds

CEO, Koncept VR
Joergen Geerds is CEO and Co-founder of Koncept VR, a full-service 360 video agency that provides award-winning immersive content using a narrative-driven process and proprietary production methods.  He has experience in art direction with New York ad agencies such as Ogilvy... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 11:55am - 12:10pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

12:15pm

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: Loot Interactive
Speakers
avatar for Danilo Moura

Danilo Moura

Co-founder | Head of Creative Services & Operations, LOOT Interactive, LLC.
Danilo Moura is a distinguished entertainment industry visionary with over 17 years of experience. He is Co-founder and Head of Creative Services at LOOT Interactive, a game studio located in Culver City, CA. During his 10 year's tenure at LOOT, Danilo has been the executive pr... Read More →
avatar for David Sterling

David Sterling

Managing Director, LOOT Interactive
LOOT publishes games, OTT apps, VR experiences, and virtual goods for a wide variety of platforms. Our most recent VR product was BUZZ ALDRIN: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS, for Time/Life VR. | | Need an amazing VR experience built? Go LOOT.


Thursday July 13, 2017 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

12:35pm

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: Discovery VR
DISCOVERY NETWORKS

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Ranson-Walsh

Kyle Ranson-Walsh

Director, Branded Experiences, Discovery Communications
Kyle Ranson-Walsh is the Director, Branded Experiences for Discovery Communications connecting brands with Discovery VR’s cutting-edge & award-winning storytelling.Prior to joining Discovery Communications, Ranson-Walsh served as Senior Creative Producer for Compass, an innovative venture-backed real estate technology platform. He has worked as a producer, director and strategist, with brands large and small. Earlier in his career, Ranson-Walsh spent a decade at Pixar Animation Studios helping bring animated films to the screen including Academy-award winning features Ratatouille, WALL-E, and UP, and Golden-Globe nominated Cars 2. Additionally, he managed production for... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 12:35pm - 12:50pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

12:50pm

LUNCH
Thursday July 13, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm
TBA

1:55pm

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: EAB
Speakers
avatar for Elijah Blitz

Elijah Blitz

VR Director
Elijah Allan-Blitz is one of the first Virtual Reality directors for TIME magazine. His award winning VR experience about the holocaust was created as a companion piece for the Ken Burns PBS documentary, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War. Elijah has also directed VR experience... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 1:55pm - 2:10pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

2:15pm

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: Create VR
CREATE ADVERTISING

Speakers
avatar for Jake Black

Jake Black

Head of VR, CreateVR
Makers and marketers of VR experiences, specializing in movie studio and entertainment-based IP. Major work includes Spider-Man: Homecoming, Ghostbusters, and The Walk.


Thursday July 13, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

2:35pm

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: Sony Music
Speakers
avatar for Brad Spahr

Brad Spahr

Head of Emerging Technology, Sony Music Entertainment
Brad Spahr leads the emerging technology group at Sony Music Entertainment where he focuses on new technologies and initiatives. His career spans 17 years in digital media with a focus on product development, business development and new venture incubation across music, film/tele... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 2:35pm - 2:50pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

2:55pm

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: Causeplay/360 AdSpots
CAUSEPLAY / 360 ADSPOTS

Speakers
avatar for Jonas Hudson

Jonas Hudson

COO, CausePlay / 360 AdSpots
CausePlay provides revenue generating mobile technology solutions utilizing licensed patents and blockchain supported coupons & rebates and digital content for retailers and brands. | | 360 AdSpots is a responsive 360 and VR ad serving platform. 360 AdSpots servers Sponsor... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 2:55pm - 3:10pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

3:15pm

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: Legend
Speakers
avatar for Will Maurer

Will Maurer

VP, VR and Animation, Legend
With nearly two decades of experience in the Entertainment Industry, Will has worked his way up through the ranks, beginning as a PA, and is now currently an Executive at Legend where he has built and grown multiple lines of business, including VR, VFX, Animation and Content... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

3:35pm

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: Syfy/USA
Speakers
avatar for Jon Cotton

Jon Cotton

Vice President, Digital Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
Jon Cotton | Vice President, Digital Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Networks | | As Vice President of Digital Content, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Jon Cotton is responsible for the creative oversight of all digital content for US... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 3:35pm - 3:50pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

3:55pm

Reality Fronts - Content Presentation: Pattern Recognition: Augmented Art & Emotional Machines: The Mill
Speakers
avatar for Rama Allen

Rama Allen

Executive Creative Director, The Mill
Rama is an Executive Creative Director at The Mill New York, where he guides, develops and directs the inventive vision across The Mill, directing and consulting on film, interactive and immersive experiences. He was included in Adweek’s Creative 100 that listed him as one... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 3:55pm - 4:10pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

4:15pm

Tent - Pole Theatrical Features VR, Create VR and Legend VR
Moderators
avatar for Mia Tramz

Mia Tramz

Managing Editor of LIFE VR, TIME
Mia Tramz is the Managing Editor of LIFE VR, Time Inc’s company wide virtual reality initiative. Since joining TIME as an Associate Photo Editor in 2013, Mia has embraced immersive digital storytelling in many forms, culminating with her involvement shaping the editorial voice... Read More →

Speakers
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Jake Black

Head of VR, CreateVR
Makers and marketers of VR experiences, specializing in movie studio and entertainment-based IP. Major work includes Spider-Man: Homecoming, Ghostbusters, and The Walk.
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Will Maurer

VP, VR and Animation, Legend
With nearly two decades of experience in the Entertainment Industry, Will has worked his way up through the ranks, beginning as a PA, and is now currently an Executive at Legend where he has built and grown multiple lines of business, including VR, VFX, Animation and Content... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Time, Inc. Henry R. Luce Auditorium 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

7:00pm

Closing Night Reception Presented by VR World
Must have valid event badge at the door for access. No RSVP required to attend this event, but space is limited. First come first served.

Thursday July 13, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
VR World 4 E 34th St New York, NY 10016