Startup, corporate, and investment professionals — join our panel of experts to learn how to navigate virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality trends. Walk away knowing how to better incorporate the tech in your personal businesses and ventures and expect to:
- Connect with industry leaders
- Gain practical tactics to implement such technologies
- Increase your knowledge of Mixed Reality technologies
1) Shawn Cheng - Principal at Vayner RSE
About Vayner RSE: Founded in 2014, Vayner/RSE is a marriage between VaynerMedia and RSE Ventures. VRSE invests in teams building tomorrow's companies through unique consumer insight and relentless drive. Their sweet spot is in the first round of institutional financing, funding either as lead investors or as part of a syndicate. Beyond capital, they support the community with access and insights derived across both VaynerMedia and RSE Ventures' investment portfolio and the operating companies they oversee on a daily basis.
2) Justin Hendrix - Executive Director at NYC Media Lab
About NYC Media Lab: Launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYU, and Columbia University, NYC Media Lab is a public-private partnership encompassing the universities of NYC and corporate members such as Audible, Hearst, ESPN, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Bloomberg, News Corp, NBCUniversal, Viacom, and Verizon. The Lab's interests range across disciplines from data science to design to engineering, and its programs include seed R&D projects with member companies as well as The Combine, which encourages digital media startup formation and technology commercialization on the city's campuses.
3) Sophie Kleber - Executive Director, Product and Innovation at Huge
About Huge: Huge is a global collective of designers, technologists and strategists. They work with companies who are as committed to shaping culture and defining the future as we are. Huge specializes in helping clients overcome barriers to innovation and get to market quickly with the right product, campaign or initiative for their business. Specialties: Business Strategy, Branding and Brand Experience, Data Science, Research, User Experience Design, Creative, Technology, Media, and User Relationship Management
Craig Wilson - General Manager at Digital Future Labs
About the Digital Future Lab: The Digital Future Lab supports startups taking analog into the digital world, such as software-enabled hardware, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, and video. The Future Labs as a whole offers the businesses of tomorrow a network of innovation spaces and programs that support early stage startups in New York City. Acting in a venture catalyst role, it accept high potential companies and builds on their success with an approach that emphasizes success rate, sustainability, revenue, and growth.