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A New Kind of Industry
News headlines describing Technology and Entertainment partnerships greet us every morning. Mergers, joint ventures and co-productions are everywhere. Come be at the center of this revolution and contribute towards driving its and your own success.

A New and Connected Community
In partnership with the leading entertainment and technology stakeholders from both Hollywood and Silicon Valley, the Advanced Imaging Society invites you, your colleagues and friends to join us for a“ meeting of the minds” of this new community of professionals in conversations around adventures in tech and content.

You’ll likely meet new friends, investors, or even find your next job. You’ll see the dazzling work creatives are making with use of amazing new technologies. And you’ll have a blast.

Come meet your future! Register today, space is limited. We will see you there!

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Tuesday, June 26
 

8:30am

9:00am

Host Welcome and Opening Remarks
*Description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Chabin

Jim Chabin

President, Advanced Imaging Society
avatar for Dave Ward

Dave Ward

CTO of Engineering & Chief Architect, Cisco Systems
As CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, David defines the strategy, design and development of the division's transport and mobility equipment, core, edge and access routers, and operating system. He leads research and development of new technology via tight partnerships... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 9:00am - 9:10am
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

9:10am

State of the Tech: From Blockchain to VR
We are thrilled to welcome one of tech's most sought after speakers to kick off our conference. Jonathan Miranda will share keen insights into what is moving consumers and the marketplace now and in the critical next months and years. Touching on the most relevant and applied tech of the moment, Jonathan brings a comprehensive spoken glossary of entertainment and enterprise technologies, and will explore how and where they are converging.  

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Miranda

Jonathan Miranda

Director of Strategy, Technology, Salesforce
In a time of great uncertainty, this thought-provoking presentation shines a light on how in the next few years technology will awaken our world. As your guide, Jonathan Miranda, Director of Strategy - Technology at Salesforce, will share several critical topics including the truth... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 9:10am - 9:30am
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

9:30am

VR/AR - Making it Real: How Technology is Moving from Media & Entertainment to Enterprise
VR/AR is connected to media and entertainment in the public perception and yet it is so much more than that. Hear about real examples of where Dell, with their partners and customers, in VR and AR have made a difference in manufacturing, healthcare and other verticals and what the vision of the future looks like.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Radburn

Gary Radburn

Director of Workstation Virtualization, Commercial VR & AR, Dell


Tuesday June 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

10:00am

Real-time Rendering Of a Galaxy Far Far Away…
Speakers
avatar for Eric Smolikowski

Eric Smolikowski

Senior Product Owner, Walt Disney Imagineering


Tuesday June 26, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

10:25am

Short Break
Tuesday June 26, 2018 10:25am - 10:35am
All Rooms

10:35am

Producing Content for a Widening Horizon of Use Cases
How do you produce for a marketplace that is changing more rapidly than at any time in the last century? What creative decisions need to be made in order to fuse them with digital magic? Join two of our industry's most respected content producers as they explore producing brilliant creative on a technical landscape.  

Moderators
avatar for Lori H. Schwartz

Lori H. Schwartz

Principal, StoryTech
Lori H. Schwartz is a well known industry curator, host and moderator. She is a CNN Tech contributor and sits on the board of the Television Academy for the interactive media peer group. Her company StoryTech is responsible for curation at NAB, ADTECH, IMEDIA amongst others and is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Grant Anderson

Grant Anderson

AR/VR Producer, Rapture
Grant Anderson is an executive producer, visual effects and VR/AR supervisor with decades of experience in the entertainment industry. Throughout his career, he has focused on melding imaginative stories with the latest advances in technology including visual effects, 3D, and now... Read More →
avatar for Karen Dufilho

Karen Dufilho

Executive Producer, Google
Karen Dufilho is the award-winning Executive Producer at Google Spotlight Stories where she was instrumental in introducing immersive, narrative content at Google. These efforts have resulted in a body of original, creator-driven immersive experiences that explore new questions of... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 10:35am - 10:55am
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

10:55am

The Immersive Mind and Body
For content creators and technologists alike, new fields are opening up opportunities and demand for uses that don't just entertain, but save lives. The medical and neuroscience fields now use AI, VR and AR to research our responses to stimuli and perform surgeries. This panel explores how the immersive medical fields are scaling, the technology being used, and how content can be integrated to transport
professionals and patients. 

Moderators
avatar for Annie Hanlon

Annie Hanlon

Immersive Technology Consultant and Strategist
Annie is a pioneer in the medium of VR. She is a business development executive and executive producer with 20 + years of experience working with leading companies in commercial / documentary / TV production and cutting-edge technology, including Here Be Dragons and Lytro.

Speakers
avatar for Tipatat Chennavasin

Tipatat Chennavasin

VR Investor, VRF
The VRF is a venture fund investing in early-stage virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies and mixed reality (MR). Tipatat Chennavasin, it's Co-Founder and General Manager will join the Investor's Lounge.
avatar for Danielle Perszyk

Danielle Perszyk

Scientific Director & Co-Founder, OSCILLATIONS
Danielle is a PhD in cognitive psychology and the co-founder and Scientific Director of Oscillations. She studies attention and engagement in virtual reality, and her company is using this research to build BCI applications for immersive environments.
avatar for ​Dr. F. Kennedy McDaniel, PhD

​Dr. F. Kennedy McDaniel, PhD

Lead Operations, Koniku
Kennedy has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, studying the expression, localization, and function of a GPCR expressed in a subset of hypothalamic neurons. Her postdoctoral experience is expansive—ranging from neurooncology research and method development, to clinical... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 10:55am - 11:15am
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

11:15am

Digital Solutions for Hollywood
Join Walt Disney Studios' Ben Havey and Cisco's Dave Ward as they discuss the current conversation being held between Silicon Valley and Hollywood. As the technology needs of our studios broaden, use cases could simplify workflows to give way to even more possibility. When two technology and creative powerhouses converge, it could result in exciting new developments. 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Havey

Ben Havey

VP, Technology Innovation Group (TIG), The Walt Disney Studios
Ben Havey is an Emmy Award winning Software and Media Product Executive with 20 year track record of success with top tier consumer technology and media brands including Netscape, NBC and Apple. He is startup co-founder and builder with multiple exits and now leads the Technology... Read More →
avatar for Dave Ward

Dave Ward

CTO of Engineering & Chief Architect, Cisco Systems
As CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, David defines the strategy, design and development of the division's transport and mobility equipment, core, edge and access routers, and operating system. He leads research and development of new technology via tight partnerships... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 11:15am - 11:50am
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

11:55am

Hack the Future of Media
Join Cisco CHILL (Cisco Hyperinnovation Living Labs) in an engaging lunch session to explore how the storytellers of Hollywood and the technology disruptors of Silicon Valley can come together to transform how media is created, delivered, and consumed.


Tuesday June 26, 2018 11:55am - 1:05pm
Cakebread - Cisco Building 9

11:55am

Lunch
Tuesday June 26, 2018 11:55am - 1:05pm
Tented Outdoor Area

12:00pm

Investors' Panel
Moderators
avatar for ​Lannie Medina

​Lannie Medina

Founder & Board Chair, Tech Bay Area Advocates
Lannie founded Tech Bay Area Advocates, the SF Bay Area Hub of Global Tech Advocates, a group of tech experts, leaders and investors in 50 countries.  Tech Bay Area Advocates champions, connects and supports tech entrepreneurs and investors in the tech ecosystem.  Before TBAA, Lannie... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tipatat Chennavasin

Tipatat Chennavasin

VR Investor, VRF
The VRF is a venture fund investing in early-stage virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies and mixed reality (MR). Tipatat Chennavasin, it's Co-Founder and General Manager will join the Investor's Lounge.
avatar for Matthew Hooper

Matthew Hooper

Founder, IME Law
Matt is a founding member of IME, a media and entertainment firm creating future-ready law in the film, television, video game, and interactive and immersive media industries. In film, Matt has served as counsel to financiers for major motion pictures with budgets totaling more... Read More →
avatar for Rodrigo Sanchez Servitje

Rodrigo Sanchez Servitje

Partner, B37
Rodrigo's B37 is one of the top Mexican funders of US and Mexican startups.  B37 is a venture capital firm that derives returns from a proprietary platform in which startups and multinational corporations exchange innovation and scale.  B37 validates product-market fit and curates... Read More →
avatar for Che Voigt

Che Voigt

Founder & CEO, Altwork
Before founding Altwork, a design and manufacturing company for alternative work stations, Che was the CEO of L3 Communications and Sonoma Design Group in North Bay.  He founded Crossover Ventures, which focuses on high growth, product-based companies.  He is a graduate of California... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:25pm
Kistler - Cisco Building 9

12:25pm

Pitching and Job Search Guidance
From startups to established firms, the perspectives and insights brought by investment experts can make the difference between success and failure. We are extremely grateful that four leading investors and venture capital leaders are joining our conference and have agreed to meet and advise attendees desiring the opportunity to make a valuable connection.


Speakers
avatar for Mona Hunter

Mona Hunter

CEO, Recruitable
As CEO of Recruitable, Mona Makhani Hunter stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry need: recruitment. She has spent the past year co-designing an AI enhanced, analytics and metrics driven system that shifts the model of recruiting from blind LinkedIN searches... Read More →
avatar for Nathaniel Hunter

Nathaniel Hunter

Interim COO & COO, Recruitable & DreamView Studios
Nathaniel Hunter has been at the forefront of computer-generated imagery development for over 2 decades, holding pivotal roles in the film, television, commercial, gaming and mobile application industries.He has been on the bleeding edge of digital hardware and software that pre date... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 12:25pm - 12:50pm
Kistler - Cisco Building 9

1:05pm

The Studio View
"Two of Hollywood's most respected leaders join the conference to share their perspectives on what it takes to create a winning creative formula. As Hollywood ushers in the next generation of premium consumer content, every aspect of creation and delivery must be re-imagined and re-engineered. What do these new platforms require in the development stage and will all workflows have to be re-created? What kind of content will Hollywood be making in 2019 and beyond? Join us as two of Hollywood's most respected leaders take the stage to discuss what it takes to make a hit."

Moderators
avatar for Lori H. Schwartz

Lori H. Schwartz

Principal, StoryTech
Lori H. Schwartz is a well known industry curator, host and moderator. She is a CNN Tech contributor and sits on the board of the Television Academy for the interactive media peer group. Her company StoryTech is responsible for curation at NAB, ADTECH, IMEDIA amongst others and is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hanno Basse

Hanno Basse

Chief Technology Officer, 20th Century Fox Film Corp.
Hanno Basse, chief technology officer (CTO) at 20th Century Fox Film Corp., oversees technology strategy and engineering, including home entertainment, theatrical distribution, and postproduction. At Fox, Hanno and his team of engineers are developing new distribution methods, are... Read More →
avatar for Christina Lee Storm

Christina Lee Storm

Vice President of Emerging Technology, DreamWorks Animation
Christina Lee Storm is Vice President of Business Operations, Strategy, & Emerging Technology at DreamWorks Animation (DWA). She runs the Advanced Creative Technology group which develops, prototypes, and innovates creative and technological solutions for the studio in the areas of... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 1:05pm - 1:25pm
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

1:25pm

Hiring Trends in Tech
If you are attending this conference, your value as a talented employee is likely on the rise. To find out why, and how to maximize your success, we have invited two of the most widely recognized search recruiters. Bill Simon leads a global entertainment practice and annually oversees the recruitment of hundreds. Mona Hunter of Recruitable, specializes in finding tech talent for some of the world's most successful companies. We'll ask Mona and Bill to share what winning candidates have in common, how compensation is negotiated today, and how you can best connect to your next dream job. 

Moderators
avatar for Jim Chabin

Jim Chabin

President, Advanced Imaging Society

Speakers
avatar for Mona Hunter

Mona Hunter

CEO, Recruitable
As CEO of Recruitable, Mona Makhani Hunter stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry need: recruitment. She has spent the past year co-designing an AI enhanced, analytics and metrics driven system that shifts the model of recruiting from blind LinkedIN searches... Read More →
avatar for William Simon

William Simon

Global Sector Leader, Media & Entertainment, Korn Ferry


Tuesday June 26, 2018 1:25pm - 1:50pm
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

1:50pm

Life on Mars
HP Mars Home Planet is a ‘universe-changing’ global effort to unite engineers, architects, designers, artists, and students. The challenge is to imagine, design, and experience life in an urban area for one million people on Mars – in Virtual Reality. Join Barbara to hear about the collaboration between HP, NVIDIA, Technicolor and others – and find out how you can enter the third stage of the challenge – the Rendering Challenge.  See www.hpmarshomeplanet.com. 

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Marshall

Barbara Marshall

Global Industry Manager, Media & Entertainment, HP Z Workstations
Barbara has spent 25 years in the media & entertainment industry with organizations such as the BBC, Autodesk, Epic Games and now HP. She has led marketing and PR teams both in-house and agency-side, consulted for several start-ups and was also technology editor with Broadcast Magazine... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 1:50pm - 2:15pm
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

2:15pm

AI for Film & TV
Artificial Intelligence has already had a major impact on Media & Entertainment – from connecting people with relevant content, to video analytics and dynamic distribution. Now, AI promises to accelerate film, television, and VR production pipelines by reducing repetitive, labor intensive tasks – giving time and control back to artists. Join this session to gain an overview of the Deep Learning (DL) branch of AI, and how this valuable technology will impact the future of production and post-production.

Speakers

Tuesday June 26, 2018 2:15pm - 2:40pm
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

2:40pm

Martin Starr of HBO's "Silicon Valley:" Our Keynote Conversation
As one of our Silicon Valley based members recently said: "'Silicon Valley' is the first show to get the essence of programmers' personalities down right. Other shows have figured out how to make the technology real, but this show made the people real. I’ve worked with Richard, Gilfoyle and Dinesh several times in my career.”  Join us as "Silicon Valley's" favorite satanist, Martin Starr (Gilfoyle), shares his take on today's technology, and the inspiration behind the hit HBO show's beloved characters. 

Moderators
avatar for Jim Chabin

Jim Chabin

President, Advanced Imaging Society

Speakers
avatar for Martin Starr

Martin Starr

Actor & Comedian, Silicon Valley (HBO)


Tuesday June 26, 2018 2:40pm - 3:20pm
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

3:00pm

Investors' Lounge - By Registration Only - (3pm - 5pm)
From startups to established firms, the perspectives and insights brought by investment experts can make the difference between success and failure. We are extremely grateful that four leading investors and venture capital leaders are joining our conference and have agreed to meet and advise attendees desiring the opportunity to make a valuable connection.

To participate in the Investors Lounge, you must first sign-up using the link below. RSVPing with the scheduling platform will not enter you into the queue to pitch.

Click here to sign up
Please sign up as soon as possible to secure you spot.


Speakers
avatar for Tipatat Chennavasin

Tipatat Chennavasin

VR Investor, VRF
The VRF is a venture fund investing in early-stage virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies and mixed reality (MR). Tipatat Chennavasin, it's Co-Founder and General Manager will join the Investor's Lounge.
avatar for IME Law

IME Law

IME Law will be represented at one station in the Lounge by legal & executive advisors Matt Hooper, Brian Sommer and Jessie Irwin. IME represents industry investors focused on XR applications for entertainment and enterprise. 
avatar for Rodrigo Sanchez Servitje

Rodrigo Sanchez Servitje

Partner, B37
Rodrigo's B37 is one of the top Mexican funders of US and Mexican startups.  B37 is a venture capital firm that derives returns from a proprietary platform in which startups and multinational corporations exchange innovation and scale.  B37 validates product-market fit and curates... Read More →
avatar for Che Voigt

Che Voigt

Founder & CEO, Altwork
Before founding Altwork, a design and manufacturing company for alternative work stations, Che was the CEO of L3 Communications and Sonoma Design Group in North Bay.  He founded Crossover Ventures, which focuses on high growth, product-based companies.  He is a graduate of California... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Kistler - Cisco Building 9

3:20pm

Short Break
Tuesday June 26, 2018 3:20pm - 3:35pm
All Rooms

3:35pm

Visionary VR
Kevin Mack is one of a handful of Academy Award Winners who is as comfortable creating VR as he is Oscar worthy visual effects. Join one of the most accomplished visual content minds of our industry as he opens his imagination and shares how he reaches creative excellence in VR, and even uses it to change our quality of life.  

Moderators
avatar for Jim Chabin

Jim Chabin

President, Advanced Imaging Society

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Mack

Kevin Mack

Oscar Winning VFX Supervisor & VR Content Creator, Shape Space VR
Kevin Mack is an artist and Academy Award winning visual effects pioneer. He received the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for his work on WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. Mack's abstract virtual reality artworks have been exhibited at art and technology events around the world. Designed to inspire... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 3:35pm - 4:00pm
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

4:00pm

Imagine a World...
With interactive collaboration, architects, urban planners and world builders are transporting clients and users beyond the technical with their designs, creating living experiences and igniting imaginations. What role do storytelling tools play in creating those living experiences, and will this new technology become the standard way of building tomorrow's worlds?  

Moderators
avatar for Annie Hanlon

Annie Hanlon

Immersive Technology Consultant and Strategist
Annie is a pioneer in the medium of VR. She is a business development executive and executive producer with 20 + years of experience working with leading companies in commercial / documentary / TV production and cutting-edge technology, including Here Be Dragons and Lytro.

Speakers
avatar for Evo Heyning

Evo Heyning

Founder & CEO, Light Lodges
Evo Heyning, CEO @LightLodges is a producer, 7X entrepreneur, systems consultant and strategist for cities and industry leaders. She focuses on NEW & EMERGING TECH for INTERACTIVITY that drives PARTICIPATION & ACTION. As a part of the Mozilla XRStudio this summer she collaborates... Read More →
avatar for Ana Garcia Puyol

Ana Garcia Puyol

Director of User Experience and Integration, IrisVR
Ana is the Director of User Experience and Integration at IrisVR, where she plans, designs and prototypes user experience features within the company’s virtual reality software ecosystem. Ana holds a professional Degree in Architecture from the University of Malaga in Spain and... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

4:25pm

Technology in Storytelling
Why are three of the entertainment industry's busiest production executives passionate about XR's future? Do traditional media models and XR even belong in the same conversation? We'll close the day with the advise of three Hollywood pros who will share why they are passionate about using bleeding edge technology for storytelling. 

Moderators
avatar for Christina Lee Storm

Christina Lee Storm

Vice President of Emerging Technology, DreamWorks Animation
Christina Lee Storm is Vice President of Business Operations, Strategy, & Emerging Technology at DreamWorks Animation (DWA). She runs the Advanced Creative Technology group which develops, prototypes, and innovates creative and technological solutions for the studio in the areas of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Bayer

Cheryl Bayer

CEO, Living Popups
Cheryl Bayer is an entertainment industry leader in casting and developing  talent, marketing, and branding campaigns.  She started with her own casting company and then moved on to the Head of Talent and Development at ABC Productions, packaging agent at CAA, and Senior VP of Comedy... Read More →
avatar for Chris Bobotis

Chris Bobotis

Director of Immersive, Adobe Systems Inc.
avatar for Tim Dillon

Tim Dillon

Head of VR & Immersive Content, MPC
Tim Dillon is Head of VR & Immersive Content at MPC, leading a group focused on the exploration of Original Content, Music, Arts, Causes, Advertising and Entertainment. Tim has been instrumental in the development and production of many notable projects including ‘The Last Goodbye... Read More →
avatar for Peter martin

Peter martin

Emmy Winner, “Capturing Everest” and Founder & CEO, VALIS Studios
Peter Martin is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning Producer. He is a Creative Futurist and a recognized thought leader in next generation entertainment. In 2000 Peter was hired by Lord David Puttnam as the Creative Director of CREATEC, where he pioneered new virtual technologies... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 4:25pm - 4:50pm
Vineyards - Cisco Building 9

4:50pm