Select Criteria: Session Type = NYVR Seminar
Dates = 10/28/2017

Saturday, October 28, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR33
SMASH stereotypes by claiming the future in VR and 360. Right now you’re a pioneer at the start of this tech wave, creating tomorrow’s visual history today. Learn how to build a diversity toolkit, strategize, stand out with your content, and lead in reshaping what our world looks like.
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Paula Landry

Paula Landry is an award-winning writer/producer advising creative entrepreneurs who seek deeper meaning in their work. Recent projects include Abracadabra!, A CAT’S TALE; projects in development include the Irish-themed dark-comedy LAST PINT, and THE ENTITLED, based on best-selling author Frank Deford’s novel. Landry creates budgets, schedules, business and marketing plans,...

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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR34
The tech industry is notoriously male dominated, and the VR industry is making determined efforts to avoid the same thing happening. Join this panel of women entrepreneurs, experts and community builders as they explore issues facing women in VR and how we as a broader community can ensure a healthy...read more...
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Ashley Kircher

Ashley Kircher is the co-founder and CEO of Minda, a New York-based startup that's rethinking how empathy can be used to solve everything from bias to burnout. Before starting Minda she was a product designer and web developer, specializing in user-focused enterprise data applications. She has a background in women's...

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...

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...

Sophia Dominguez

Sophia Dominguez is the CEO & co-founder of SVRF, the first search engine for immersive content for Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality. She also founded AllThingsVR, a weekly newsletter that highlights the best VR/AR news and content. Previously, she was the Entrepreneur in Residence at Rothenberg Ventures and was also...

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Saturday, October 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR35
The best VR is in roomscale. Join HTC's Dario Laverde as he shows you best practices in roomscale development.
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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR36
"Adoption is the #1 problem for the VR industry.  When we look at VR consumer adoption from a global perspective, it's obvious that this new technology/media has been adopted at a much faster pace in Asia, especially in China, compared to the US. Being one of the most active VR/AR investors...read more...
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Ryan Wang

Ryan Wang is Co-founder and General Partner of Outpost Capital, a leading VR/AR investment fund based in Silicon Valley. Ryan is known as a VR/AR expert who oversees companies in the US and greater China, with solid insights and strong connections in both markets. Prior to Outpost, Ryan was a Venture...

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Saturday, October 28, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR37
AI is increasingly seen as critical to the creation of great VR. Whether its animating avatars with lifelike movement, creating scenes automatically, natural language processing in VR scenes, or a myriad of other applications, AI is central to VR's success. 
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Frank Carey

Frank Carey is the Lead Machine Learning Engineer at Vimeo where he uses AI to better understand users and their videos. With a passion for VR and it's power to create deeply immersive experiences, he also explores and creates VR projects in his spare time. Though he received his Bachelor's...

Maryam Farooq

Maryam Farooq is the founder and director of New York Artificial Intelligence (NYAI), a technical community that meets monthly to learn & discuss trends in artificial intelligence and machine learning (ny-ai.com). She also serves as the Director of Client Experience for Machine Colony, a NY-based AI company that works with...

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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR38
There has been a lot of talk lately about VR filmmaking, and the possibilities are incredible. Animated films, documentaries, and live-action experiences could be revolutionized by 360-degree environments and a choose-your-own-adventure storytelling platform. The problem is, no one quite knows how to do it yet. Although there are some really...read more...
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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....

Sophia Dominguez

Sophia Dominguez is the CEO & co-founder of SVRF, the first search engine for immersive content for Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality. She also founded AllThingsVR, a weekly newsletter that highlights the best VR/AR news and content. Previously, she was the Entrepreneur in Residence at Rothenberg Ventures and was also...

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Saturday, October 28, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR39
Mixed Reality is the next evolution in human/computer interaction. It’s part of Microsoft's Vision to enable more personal computing and bring 3D to everyone. Hear how this vision will impact daily life in the future and what both individuals and organizations are doing today to help make this a reality.
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Sponsored by:  Microsoft
  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR40
Simulations are a major area of development in Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. Join this panel as they discuss early findings and examples from the Global Simulations Working Group, an open-source group from around the world that are holding and funding new experiments to learn more about how to create...read more...
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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...

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...

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...

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Saturday, October 28, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR42
VR is a new medium for art and expression - what are artists doing? How can artists experiment? Panelists to be announced.
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Liron Lerman

Liron Lerman is a New York city based augmented reality subsidiaries manager at the Glimpse Group. Liron discovered his passion to augmented reality while developing his Master’s thesis, a game where players attempt to govern a fishery without exploiting the commons. As an interaction designer manager for renowned artist...

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

  • Session Number:NYVR41
Come hear how Unity creates VR from the ground up.
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Rami Madbouly

Electrical Engineer with 5 years experience developing applications for computer vision, virtual reality, and augmented tracking. A passionate entrepreneur with a multi-disciplinary background in computer science. Building impactful products that advance modern gaming, productivity, education, and healthcare....

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Saturday, October 28, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR43
Cinematic VR: Financing and Producing of VR Content for international Markets - creating semi interactive Experiences with Partners in EU
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  • Room: 1D05/1D06

  • Session Number:NYVR44
The session will discuss the unique challenges facing startups in VR and AR in addition to the challenges that face all startups and the variety of paths that the founders can take to achieve success in this emerging market.
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Lyron Bentovim

Mr. Bentovim has over 20 years of experience in executive management, technology investing and entrepreneurship. Prior to co-founding the Glimpse Group in 2016, between 2008-2016, Mr. Bentovim served as CFO and COO for several technology companies: Top Image Systems. He also founded Darklight Partners, a strategic advisory to small and mid-cap companies. Between...

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Sponsored by:  The Glimpse Group

Saturday, October 28, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: 1D03/1D04

  • Session Number:NYVR45
By now, most designers and developers are familiar with best practices in accessibility, such as those recommended in the WCAG 2.0 standard guidelines. But WebVR opens a whole new arena of digital experiences—and, with them, a whole new challenge: how can we make VR experiences accessible without breaking immersion? For...read more...
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Roland Dubois
Roland Dubois

Roland Dubois is the Design Director of studio.zeldman and the creator of GRAVR - a globally recognized avatar for VR on the web. It is the first and only API for personalized and accessible VR built for users, developers & designers. Previously, Roland ran a successful dev shop and taught...

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

  • Session Number:NYVR46
The automotive sales process has always been about bringing the customer and their dream car together.  Over the course of time, technology has played an increasingly crucial role in this process.  From interactive websites to cutting edge in-dealership tools, automotive brands have continually pushed to match customers with their perfect...read more...
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Rob Spierenburg

Rob Spierenburg has been at the forefront of digital content development for 16 years. As co-founder and CEO of All Things Media (ATM), Rob has in-depth knowledge of digital media development and immersive new media technology. ATM is a multimedia development company focused on software and content creation...

Skip D'Amico

As Global Manager, Digital Innovations, Skip is responsible for shaping Cadillac’s Technology & Innovation vision. He appreciates the power of new storytelling technologies and their proper integration within the Brands Marketing program. Prior, D’Amico was the Marketing Manager for Creative Content for Cadillac, and the Global Advertising Production Manager for...

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Sponsored by:  All Things Media

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