Select Criteria: Session Type = NYVR Seminar
Dates = 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017

Thursday, October 26, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR02
Creating 360 VR Video is easier than you think. Join industry veteran Jim Malcolm as he shares his experiences and shows you tips & tricks for making awesome 360 VR video.
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Sponsored by:  Vuze Camera
  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR01
Microsoft will share tips & tricks to developing content on the Hololens. A must-see session!
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Sponsored by:  Microsoft

Thursday, October 26, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR04
Facebook will provide a high level overview of the challenges in bringing new media formats to market, a solution framework to helping improve adoption, and concrete examples of how we've applied this solution framework to engage people to consume and capture 360 media. Attendees will leave with an understanding of...read more...
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Chetan Gupta

Chetan Gupta is a product manager at Facebook working on scaling 360 media with a focus on 360 videos and live 360. He helped launch and grow 360 videos, new tools for creators including heatmaps and storytelling features, live 360, and new interactions around immersive media. His focus is on...

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  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR03
Introduction to WebVR - who is driving the industry, what's expected from WebVR 2.0?
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Debra Anderson

Debra Anderson is Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Datavized Technologies, Inc. an early-stage, NYC-based start-up building a smart way to experience smart cities, that works everywhere, for everyone. Datavized makes it easy to run rich 3-D geospatial data as fully interactive visualizations live in the browser and integrate spreadsheet...

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Thursday, October 26, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR06
While major studios and content creators are developing high quality immersive content, and developers are creating new headsets and hardware, how do consumers actually find the best content to experience? In this session, hear from the leaders of Littlstar about how they have become the go-to global platform for immersive...read more...
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Tony Mugavero

Tony Mugavero is a 4x tech entrepreneur and executive with a media, business, and computer engineering background. He is the Founder and CEO of Littlstar, a premium cinematic Virtual Reality network putting viewers at the center of experiences using immersive technologies. Littlstar has the best VR content in the world...

Vanessa Kincaid

Vanessa is the Chief Creative Officer at Littlstar, a premium Virtual Reality platform putting viewers at the center of experiences using immersive technologies. Littlstar has the largest VR content in the world from companies like Disney, ABC, NBC, Showtime, A+E Networks, Syfy Network, Sony, DiscoveryVR, National Geographic and more. Prior...

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  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR05
Overview of WebVR frameworks like Aframe, and others. Strengths & weaknesses of each will be explored.
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Fabien Benetou

Fabien Benetou is a WebVR Freelance Developer for startups and Fortune500 companies, Mozilla AFrame contributor and passionate for new technologies and their applications. Fabien has been making WebVR content for a couple of years and has already lead dozens of workshops, for professionals or for the public at large, in...

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Thursday, October 26, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR07
ARKit was introduced by Apple at this year's annual WWDC conference in June and released with its new iOS 11 mobile operating system in the Fall.  It's a software solution to satisfy several of the requirements of good augmented reality.  This presentation is design to be useful on several levels....read more...
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Howard Olah-Reiken

Howard Olah-Reiken is CTO of Immersive Health Group and Foretell Studios at the Glimpse Group. He is also president of Preferred App Consulting, who advise and mentor companies looking to incorporate Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Digital Eyewear and other emerging technology into their enterprise. He builds prototypes...

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Sponsored by:  Samsung
  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR08
Audio is a key component of high quality VR. This session will be an introduction to 3D audio.
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Albert Leusink

Albert Leusink - audio spatialist - Tumble & Yaw Originally from the Netherlands, Albert Leusink is a NYC based recording- editing- and mixing engineer with more than 20 years of experience in all facets of the media landscape: Music, Advertising, Radio, Television and Film. As a contributor to Grammy®, Emmy®...

Anthony Mattana

Founder, CEO Hooke Audio Anthony is a musician, composer, audiophile and inventor of the Hooke Verse: the world’s first Bluetooth headphones that capture wireless 3D Audio to any device. Originally trained as a theatrical sound designer, Anthony has worked on Broadway (select musicals include: King Kong, Motown, Bullets Over Broadway)...

Jose Frias

José is a Co-Founder and COO of Chapter Four, a NYC-based full-service production company specializing in VR and 360 content creation and innovation. As a VR Sound Supervisor, José has worked in creating immersive experiences through spatial audio for notable projects such as Disney's Lion King on Broadway "The Circle...

Karim Douady

Karim is the co-founder and creative director of Chapter Four, a full service production company based in NYC that specializes in VR/360 and immersive media and currently one of the few companies with a comprehensive end-to-end workflow, including spatial audio. Karim has worked in film and TV for many years...

Robin Shore

Robin Shore is an Emmy award winning Sound Designer and Re-recording mixer. He is a partner at Silver Sound, a boutique post-production facility in New York City. He has created and mixed sounds for films, television shows, video games, podcasts, museum exhibits, art installations and many other forms of media....

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Thursday, October 26, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR09
Apple ARKit has taken the world by storm and Google responded with ARCore. How does this platform work, what are some opportunities and challenges in developing for it? The Glimpse Group’s Alper Guler will present an overview, and some early use cases.
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Alper Guler

Alper's interest in computers started with a black and white MS-DOS screen at the age of 6. Since then, he attained a BS in Software Engineering and studied Software Management at Middle East Technical University (METU). He is an Augmented Reality enthusiast and has been developing solutions around it since...

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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR10
Augmented Reality has had an amazing few months. Join Ori Inbar, founder of AWE and ARNY, and his panel of industry leaders as they discuss where the industry is, where it's headed and what ARkit & ARCore are likely to mean.
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Dana Farbo

Dana Farbo has been a digital pioneer for over two decades and has built and sold a digital agency, co-authored a best-selling book on digital marketing, taught social media at Fashion Institute of Technology and co-leads two prominent meetups in New York City, The Customer Experience Group and Augmented Reality...

Jay Van Buren

Jay Van Buren, co-founder and CEO of Membit, is an innovator, artist, and augmented reality evangelist with 17 years experience in interactive media, marketing, and PR. Jay was responsible for the look and feel of the Forbes-Favorite award winning Multex Investor site in the late 90’s and went on to...

Mark Skwarek

Mark Skwarek is a full time faculty at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the director of NYU’s Mobile AR Lab and the CEO of Semblance AR. He founded Manifest.AR [the 1st AR artist group], organized the arOCCUPYWALLSTREET [the 1st AR protest], and We AR in MoMA [the 1st AR intervention]....

Ori Inbar

Ori Inbar is founder of Super Ventures, the first early-stage fund dedicated to Augmented Reality (AR). He is also the co-founder and CEO of Augmented Reality.ORG, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR) which produces since 2010 Augmented World Expo - the world's largest AR conference. In 2009,...

Pete Wassell

Pete is a thought leader in the wearables industry. He is an officer at the AREA (Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance), runs the ARNY Meetup (3000+ members), and the AR Glasses Group on LinkedIn (7,000+ members) CEO at Augmate with 20+ years career experience in the IT industry, and officer at the...

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Thursday, October 26, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR11
Paul Meyhoefer will be sharing some industry insight as a leading manufacturer of 360° VR cameras under the KODAK PIXPRO brand.  KODAK PIXPRO was one of the first names in the 360° VR market over 3 years ago,  answering professional and consumer demands with a family of 360° VR camera...read more...
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Paul Meyhoefer
Sales
KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras

Paul Meyhoefer is a well-respected industry veteran with over two decades of multi-faceted experience in the consumer electronics and B2B channels. His vast knowledge, leadership and background in product planning, sales and marketing has played a pivotal role in his success and afforded him opportunities to be involved in launching...

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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR12
"Ben Voss, CTO of Pixacore,  will share his perspectives, experiences and use cases covering the following topics:  *   Hype vs. reality…where does VR/AR/MR work and where doesn’ it?  *   When VR is appropriate, how do you plan, design, produce and measure it?  *   Case study of a successful VR rollout"
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Ben Voss

As the chief architect for all things interactive, Ben combines his technical prowess, passion for new technology, and competitive drive to create solutions that are truly leading and cutting edge. From pushing the interactive envelope for live events to defining mobile best practices, Ben skillfully guides PIXACORE and its clients...

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Thursday, October 26, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR13
WebVR delivers increasingly good VR experiences through the browser - but did you know that we can create Augmented Reality the same way? Join Fabien Benetou as he shows you how to use some of the same tools we use to build simple websites, to create browser based AR experiences.
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Fabien Benetou

Fabien Benetou is a WebVR Freelance Developer for startups and Fortune500 companies, Mozilla AFrame contributor and passionate for new technologies and their applications. Fabien has been making WebVR content for a couple of years and has already lead dozens of workshops, for professionals or for the public at large, in...

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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR14
What is photogrammetry? How does it work? How does it integrate into VR production?
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Alban Denoyel

Alban Denoyel is the co-founder and CEO of Sketchfab - the #1 platform to publish and explore 3D content on web, mobile, VR and AR. Prior to Sketchfab, he worked for 4 years in the 2D world of photojournalists. He loves to make things with wood, 3D capture or in...

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Thursday, October 26, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR16
Live streaming of 360 video and VR content is still in its infancy. Learn about the latest.
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Jimmy Giliberti

Jimmy Giliberti, Director of Sales and Business Development, WorldViz: Jimmy is Americas Director of Business Development and Sales for WorldViz, a company that has been creating Virtual Reality solutions for over 13 years. He has been on the forefront of many of Tech’s major turning points. He was on the...

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  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR15
FREE Mobile VR Viewer to all attendees of this session! (while supplies last) Lex will introduce you to the massive mobile VR market - the hardware and software involved in creating quality immersive experiences. Then we'll dive right in and create our own mobile VR app - live onstage -...read more...
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Lex Drietser

Lex is an award winning VR/AR developer. Over 90% of Virtual Reality is made with Unity®. Lex is likely the foremost Unity® expert in NYC. His firm - VRVU works with major brands - using Unity® to create high end immersive experiences. Lex enjoys sharing knowledge at institutions like MIT,...

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Thursday, October 26, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR17
WebVR requires browser support, and to date few of them do.  Damon Hernandez of Samsung Internet will talk about their efforts to create a powerful broswer that supports WebVR. Damon will also discuss the new WebVR 2.0 standard.
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Damon Hernandez

Damon works in many areas of interactive 3D and has been active in virtual environments and the 3D web for over 15 years. He is actively involved with the 3D web’s convergence with other technologies including IoT, GIS, CAD/BIM/CAM, AR/VR, and mobile. He has built numerous mixed reality applications and...

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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR18
All of the big video players are developing or acquiring VR editing capability. Learn about what's out there and how to choose which to use for your project.
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Chris Bobotis

Director of Immersive, Adobe Systems Inc Chris is Director of Immersive at Adobe, overseeing the company’s Immersive Media efforts. Chris is the software architect for the SkyBox suite of 360˚ video and cinematic VR tools, which Adobe recently acquired from Chris’ previous company Mettle. Chris co-founded Mettle in 1992 and was Partner...

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Friday, October 27, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR19
VR, AR and MR are all moving quickly, and 2017 was a huge year for new platforms and maturing of existing ones. Where do we think this is all going? 
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Ken Perlin

Ken Perlin, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at New York University, directs the Future Reality Lab, and is a participating faculty member at NYU MAGNET. His research interests include future reality, graphics and animation, user interfaces and education. He is chief scientist at Tactonic Technologies and Holojam...

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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR20
Sparked by the DK1, the VR industry has gone from asleep to on fire in 2 years. Where are we now?
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DJ Smith

D.J. Smith is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at The Glimpse Group. The Glimpse Group is a holding company for a portfolio of startups focused on the virtual and augmented reality industries. At Glimpse, D.J.’s responsibilities include overseeing the production of all VR and AR content as...

Justin Hendrix
NYC Media Lab

Justin Hendrix is Executive Director of NYC Media Lab. Hendrix connects media and technology companies with New York City’s universities to drive digital media innovation and entrepreneurship. The Lab's interests range across disciplines from data science to virtual and augmented reality, and its programs include seed projects with member companies...

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Friday, October 27, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR21
Researchers have been actively exploring Augmented Reality (AR) for a half century, first in the lab and later in the streets. What can AR make possible by interactively integrating virtual media with our experience of the physical world? I will try to answer this question in part by presenting some...read more...
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Steven Feiner

Steve Feiner is a Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, where he directs the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab, and codirects the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center. His lab has been doing AR, VR and wearable research for over 25 years, designing and evaluating novel 3D interaction and...

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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR22
Tourism is a great use of VR, both to augment the experience and market destinations. Youvisit will take us through their successes & failures in this market.
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Taher Baderhkan

A successful serial entrepreneur with hands on experience building and scaling technology companies and bringing them into profitability. He is an expert in all technology aspects of VR, AR, Mobile, AI, Backend. At YouVisit Taher with his co-founders built the ultimate engagement and conversion platform for brands and corporations. YouVisit...

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Friday, October 27, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR24
The tech industry famously has a diversity and gender problem. Hear from some of the VR industry's leaders on how this is being addressed and overcome. Panelists to be announced.
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Cinthya Mohr

Cinthya has been working as a UX Manager leading the UX teams working on Immersive design for Education & Creativity at Google. Prior to moving to VR/AR, Cinthya spent the past 4+ years leading UX for education efforts including Google Classroom and Google Expeditions using Cardboard viewers. She also managed...

Daron Jenkins

Daron is a Media Entrepreneur, host of the "Movies Make Me Happy" podcast and the founder of NYFL Storyteller Lab, an incubator and community of creators and innovators from film, television, and VR/AR/360....

Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland

Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland is Associate Professor at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has been working with educational virtual worlds since 2002, with nearly 100 publications in the field. She has been involved in developing educational virtual reality simulations for a...

Jennifer Holland

Over her 10 years at Google, Jennifer Holland has worked in Finance, Sales, and Product. Jennifer is the lead Program Manager for Expeditions and G Suite for Education, and her team built both the Classroom and Expeditions products from the ground up by prototyping and testing extensively with teachers and...

Micah Brown

I am the President, CEO and Founder of Centiment.io, which provides predictive analytics in relation to digital content using Deep Learning. I have worked as a senior level technology consultant and manager within the insurance industry for Aon and I have worked in commercial, retail and investment banking at Barclays and...

Michael McNair

Serial Entrepreneur who started Inspirational Hoopz Inc. 4 years ago. A Basketball training program for kids in the US & Europe. After having attended the Forbes 30 under 30 summit in Boston. After teaching himself how to code for over a year Michael is now the Founder of Moxie Reality,...

Veronica Flint

Veronica Flint is a Virtual Reality Designer and Developer at Moth and Flame VR. She has worked on many different VR projects within the past few years with some shown at festivals such as Tribeca Film Festival and Sundance. Most recent big project was a short cinematic VR experience called...

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  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR23
Real estate is one of the first truly profitable use cases for VR. During this panel discussion you'll learn what's being done and what's working. 
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Alex Gredysa

Alexander Gredysa is the co-founder and chief executive officer of VR Global, Inc. His schooling and work experience in finance, technology and entrepreneurship have positioned him as a thought-leader and industry expert featured by the Wall Street Journal, Real Estate Weekly, BizNow, Million Dollar Listing, The Real Deal, Siggraph, Stohler...

Greg Barto

Greg began his career working in entertainment in feature film development and production. in 2011, he joined TechCrunch working in operations and worked on parts of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Currently, he's head of business development at Occipital where he overseas retail partnerships within the "Augmented Home" division of the...

Jeffrey Jacobson

Jeffrey Jacobson, Ph.D. has worked in Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality for more than 25 years, mastering each new wave of the technology as they have emerged. His doctorate in Information Science is centered on how humans learn information rich architecture in VR. His published research on VR software and...

Jim Purcey
Orbix 360

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Friday, October 27, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR26
Join a panel of advertising industry luminaries as they explore opportunities and pitfalls of VR and brands. Panelists to be announced.
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Brennan McTernan

Brennan McTernan possesses extensive expertise in VR, with a strong background in post production and visual effects. He has won two Emmys for his work on NBC’s Olympics Coverage. He became involved in VR in the 90s, first using VR to augment his company’s motion capture business. He...

Cortney Harding

Founder and CEO Prior to founding Friends With Holograms, Cortney led business development and partnerships at cutting edge VR agency Moth and Flame, creating content for such brands as AT&T, MTV, Dodge Ram, and Discovery Channel. She is also a highly sought after speaker on VR, having spoken at SXSW, VRLA, VRDC, and Digital Taipei, and...

Jennifer Usdan McBride

Jennifer Usdan McBride is the Director of Digital at J. Walter Thompson New York, overseeing digital strategy, content, innovation and technical development. She has been integral in helping the agency win 11 Cannes lions in 2016 and 12 in 2017. She has worked on notable campaigns for Google, Puma, Black...

Kathleen Chung

Kathleen Chung is the co-founder of the open source Global Immersive Simulations Working Group (SIMS), aimed at determining what are the key elements necessary for simulations to be considered effective in VR/AR. In addition, she is the co-organizer of the VR/AR/MR Marketing and Branding MeetUp in NYC and Head...

Samantha Wolfe

Sam Wolfe is the author of Marketing New Realities: An Introduction to Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Marketing, Branding, & Communications. She is co-founder and CEO of PitchFWD Reality, a VR/AR consulting firm, and co-founder of The Marketing Futurists, an organization dedicated to preparing marketers for the next communication tools...

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Sponsored by:  The Glimpse Group
  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR25
From pre-surgical scans to education to telemedicine, the potential for VR in healthcare is enormous. Mo Ben, Founder of The Body, and panelists will share their work and provide an overview of what is being done  with Healthcare in VR. Panelists to be announced.
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Mo Ben

Mo Ben is a virtual reality creator with four years of experience developing VR applications. Mo co-founded The Body VR in 2015, where he leads all product and development efforts. The Body VR is revolutionizing healthcare through virtual reality. As an award-winning healthcare VR company with established proprietary technology, The...

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Friday, October 27, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR27
Conceiving, communicating, approving, building & managing structures has been an early success for VR. See what's being done to change how the built environment gets built.
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Damon Hernandez

Damon works in many areas of interactive 3D and has been active in virtual environments and the 3D web for over 15 years. He is actively involved with the 3D web’s convergence with other technologies including IoT, GIS, CAD/BIM/CAM, AR/VR, and mobile. He has built numerous mixed reality applications and...

Jeffrey Jacobson

Jeffrey Jacobson, Ph.D. has worked in Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality for more than 25 years, mastering each new wave of the technology as they have emerged. His doctorate in Information Science is centered on how humans learn information rich architecture in VR. His published research on VR software and...

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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR28
How is Virtual Reality changing the entertainment landscape? What do we see coming in the future? Panelists to be announced.
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Justin Hendrix California

Justin Hendrix is Executive Director of NYC Media Lab. Hendrix connects media and technology companies with New York City’s universities to drive digital media innovation and entrepreneurship. The Lab's interests range across disciplines from data science to virtual and augmented reality, and its programs include seed projects with member companies...

Lucien Harriot

VFX supervisor & Executive Producer of Mechanism Digital in New York City. Lucien started in 1988 as a technician designing, building computer animation studios and installed NYC's first Pixar Image Computer. His animation hobby turned into a business after purchasing his first Silicon Graphics workstation which sparked his production studio, Mechanism...

Tony Mugavero

Tony Mugavero is a 4x tech entrepreneur and executive with a media, business, and computer engineering background. He is the Founder and CEO of Littlstar, a premium cinematic Virtual Reality network putting viewers at the center of experiences using immersive technologies. Littlstar has the best VR content in the world...

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Sponsored by:  NYC Media Lab

Friday, October 27, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR29
It is widely expected that enterprise solutions will be profitable before most consumer efforts. What does it take to sell into enterprise? Panelists to be announced.
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Amy Peck

Amy Peck is the founder of EndeavorVR, a leading global VR/AR strategy & consulting firm. Amy speaks regularly on Enterprise VR and has long been an AR/VR evangelist. She holds several advisory roles, is Co-chair of the VRARA Enterprise Committee and is an active member of Women in Tech, Women...

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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR30
The process of funding can be difficult, getting terms wrong can cost founders money & control. Join David Sorin, Partner, Co-Chair - Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Company Practices at McCarter & English as he takes you through the challenges & opportunities of venture funding. 
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Sponsored by:  McCarter & English

Friday, October 27, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR31
Employee & management training is one of the clearest use cases for Virtual Reality. Join Hugh Seaton, CEO of Aquinas, as he shares some ideas, examples and frameworks for how to think about VR as a training tool. 
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Hugh Seaton

Hugh is CEO of Aquinas Training, a learning reinforcement software company, and founder of Stamford ACM SIGGRAPH, the Global Simulations Working Group, and various VR Meetups & Hackathons. Prior to Aquinas, Hugh spent 18 years in advertising in the US and Greater China, working with and for brands such as...

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Sponsored by:  Aquinas
  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR32
Join a panel of VC's moderated by McCarter & English's David Sorin, as they discuss the current funding enivornment. Panelists to be announced.
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Alison Malloy

Alison J. Malloy is director of investments at Connecticut Innovations on their Venture team. She is responsible for investing in new companies; sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, structuring new investments and monitoring portfolio companies. Alison was the co-founder and CEO of Design2Launch (D2L), a Connecticut-based packaging design...

Doug Clinton

Doug Clinton is a managing partner and co-founder at Loup Ventures. Prior to Loup Ventures, Doug was an equity research analyst at Piper Jaffray where he covered the Internet space including Apple, Google and Facebook. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray in 2008, Doug was an early employee in sales and...

Jacob Loewenstein

Jacob Loewenstein is based in New York and works in AR/VR business development and product strategy at Samsung Next, Samsung's software and services innovation arm. He received his MBA at MIT Sloan, where he co-founded VR/AR@MIT, which is dedicated to fostering VR/AR/MR innovation. Additionally, he was a founding Co-Organizer of...

Kai Bond

Kai’s experience as founder and startup corporate incubator make him a perfect fit to run Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, which funds diverse founding teams. He also leads seed investing in consumer and frontier tech investing in New York. Prior, he was General Manager of the Samsung Accelerator in NYC,...

Richard Duda

Rich currently serves as an Interim CFO for multiple Venture Backed Startups and Micro Venture Capital Firms. Before his time at Early Growth, he served as both Director and Controller of Fund Accounting for ff Venture Capital, a prominent seed- and early stage venture capital firm investing in such...

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Sponsored by:  McCarter & English

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