Startup, corporate, & investment professionals - join our panel of experts to learn how to navigate virtual reality, augmented reality, & mixed reality trends. Walk away knowing how to better incorporate the tech in your personal businesses & ventures & expect to:
- Connect with industry leaders
- Gain practicaltactics 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 & RSE Ventures. VRSE invests in teams building tomorrow's companies through unique consumer insight & relentless drive. Theirsweet 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 & insights derived across both VaynerMedia & RSE Ventures'investment portfolio & 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, & Columbia University, NYC Media Lab is a public-private partnership encompassing the universities of NYC & corporate members such as Audible, Hearst, ESPN, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Bloomberg, News Corp, NBCUniversal, Viacom, & Verizon. The Lab's interests range across disciplines from data science to design to engineering, & its programs include seed R&D projects with member companies as well as The Combine, which encourages digital media startup formation & technology commercialization on the city's campuses.
3) Sophie Kleber -Executive Director, Product & Innovation at Huge
About Huge: Huge is a global collective of designers, technologists & strategists.They work with companies who are as committed to shaping culture & defining the future as we are. Huge specializes in helping clients overcome barriers to innovation & get to market quickly with the right product, campaign or initiative for their business. Specialties: Business Strategy, Branding & Brand Experience, Data Science, Research, User Experience Design, Creative, Technology, Media, & 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, & video. The Future Labs as a whole offers the businesses of tomorrow a network of innovation spaces & programs that support early stage startups in New York City. Acting in a venture catalyst role, it accept high potential companies & builds on their success with an approach that emphasizes success rate, sustainability, revenue, & growth.