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DEG’s NextUP: Alternate Realities

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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The third installment of DEG’s NextUP series of technology forums takes a deep look at all of the new ‘realities’ for home media including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR). A series of presentations and panels will focus on Content Monetization, Distribution,  Hardware & Devices and Venture Capital.

 

 

Attendance at NextUP is complimentary for DEG members. To RSVP or to inquire about non-member attendance, please email Shannon@degonline.org.

For Sponsorship opportunities, please email Andi@degonline.org.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Charlie Fink — Writer, Producer, Futurist

New media veteran Fink is the author of “Charlie Fink’s Metaverse, An AR Enhanced guide to AR &VR.” He also writes for Forbes.

 

OPENING REMARKS

Mike Dunn — President, Product Strategy & Consumer Business Development, 20th Century Fox

PROGRAM

2 p.m.                   Opening Remarks
Mike Dunn, President, Product Strategy and Consumer Business Development, 20th Century Fox and Chair, DEG

 

2:10 p.m.             Keynote
Charlie Fink, Writer, Producer, Futurist
Forbes columnist Charlie Fink is a former Disney & AOL executive. In the 1990s, he ran VR pioneer Virtual World. Fink is the author of  Charlie Fink’s Metaverse, An AR Enabled Guide to VR & AR.

 

2: 45 p.m.            Content Monetization
People who have launched VR or AR experiences discuss business models and performance.

Presentation      Christina Heller, CEO, Metastage
Moderator  
         Thomas Sachson, Director, Emerging Technology, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
Panel
Ben Havey, VP Technology Innovation Group, Disney
Brooks Brown, Global Director VR, Starbreeze Studios
Brendan Handler, SVP & GM, Virtual Reality at FoxNext
Jessica Schell, EVP & GM, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

 

3:20 p.m.             Hardware & Devices
A look at the impact of devices already in market and what to expect from those coming out next.

Presentation                      Ben Arnold, Executive Director, Industry Analyst-Consumer Electronics, NPD
Moderator                          Mark Turner, VP Corporate Partnerships & Strategy, Technicolor
Panel
Joanna Popper, Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment, HP
Neil Parris, AR / VR Entertainment Partnerships Lead, Google
Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products/VR, Samsung

 

3:55 p.m.             Networking Break

 

4: 10 p.m.            Distribution
The role of advanced connectivity in the development of VR/MR/AR. Will 5G open the floodgates to mass adoption?

Presentation                      Noel Kenehan, VP & CTO, Ericsson
Moderator                          Steve Weinstein, Co-Founder, Kinetrope
Panel
Noel Kenehan, VP & CTO, Ericsson
Eduardo Esteves, VP Product Management, Qualcomm
Tom Vance, Co-Head of Studio Content, Jaunt

 

4: 45 p.m.            Where’s the Money
What do venture capitalists see as the future of alternate realities and where are they investing?

Presentation                      Scott Lenet, President, Touchdown Ventures
Moderator                          Scott Lenet
Panel
Steve Saltzman, Managing Director, Intel Capital
Greg Berkin, Managing Director, Concours Ventures
Abby Albright, Co-Founder, WXR Fund
Teymour Boutros-Ghali, Managing Partner, Bold Capital Partners

 

5: 20 p.m.            Closing Remarks

 

5: 30 p.m.            Networking Reception

 

Thanks to our sponsor

 

Attendance at NextUP is complimentary for DEG members. To RSVP or to inquire about non-member attendance, please email Shannon@degonline.org.

For Sponsorship opportunities, please email Andi@degonline.org.

 

Details

Date:
May 1
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

DEG
Phone:
424.248.3809
Website:
www.degonline.com

Venue

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
11461 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Phone:
310.476.6571
Website:
http://www.luxehotels.com/sunset

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