XR at LA Games Conference 2019

*Speakers and times are subject to change

Day 1
07 May 2019

Keynote Presentation with Rikard Steiber of HTC Vive

SPEAKER: Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport, HTC Vive
Rikard Steiber

The Next Wave in Experiential: Immersive Experiences for Games & Entertainment

This panel of leaders will discuss the hardware and software, including sensory interfaces, applications, and infrastructures, that are enabling immersive content creation for XR. How are these tools being used to generate new forms of experiential entertainment by bringing digital objects into the physical world and bringing physical world objects into the digital world? The panel will focus on what is available in the market today. What are the available apps, content, devices, and headsets?  What is the current state of consumer adoption? PANELISTS: Guy Costantini, Vice President of Global Interactive Marketing, Skydance Media James Iliff, Co-founder and Chief...
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Guy Constantini
James Iliff
Joanna Popper
Nanea Reeves
Gabrielle Kessler

Virtual Hollywood: What Are the Hollywood Studios Doing to Embrace XR?

Hollywood franchises have surged beyond the theater to generate billions of dollars in revenue from video games to toys to live experiences. What is the opportunity to extend storytelling and fan engagement into the realm of AR/VR/MR. What monetize opportunities exist and this intersection and storytelling and XR? What roles will immersive technologies play in brand engagement and storytelling moving forward? PANELISTS: Christina Lee Storm, Vice President of Business Operations, Strategy, and Emerging Technology, DreamWorks Animation Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount  Dane Smith, VP, The Third Floor Jake Zim, Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures Moderator: Chris Thomes, Vice President...
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Christina Lee Storm
Ted Schilowitz
Dane Smith
Jake Zim
Chris Thomes

XR Developers Roundtable

This panel of developers will discuss the future of AR/VR/MR for the game and entertainment industries. What does it take to create a compelling AR/VR/MR experience, from the design and research phase, to asset creation, to programming and production? What essential tools and considerations when it comes to the game engines and user platforms? PANELISTS: Ralph Barbagallo, Founder, Flarb Eddie Lee, Founder, Funktronic Labs Michael Masukawa, Strategy & Business Development, Secret Location Ryan Pulliam, Co-Founder, Specular Theory Moderator: Bjorn Book-Larsson, VP, Product, HTC Viveport
Eddie Lee
Michael Masukawa
Ralph Barbagallo
Ryan Pulliam
Bjorn Book-Larsson

What’s Next for AR/VR/MR Location-Based Entertainment (LBE) Content?

The roll-out of LBE centers in the U.S. and globally is creating a high demand for quality AR/VR/MR LBE content as well as new monetization opportunities for both established franchise and new original content. This panel will discuss the latest developments in LBE. How do you develop successful AR/VR/MR LBE content? What are the different considerations in working with licensed IP versus original IP? PANELISTS:  Shiraz Akmal, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SPACES Aaron Pulkka, Head of Attractions , Two Bit Circus Neville Spiteri, Co-founder / CEO, Wevr Bruce Vaughn, CEO, Dreamscape Immersive Moderator: Mary Ermitanio, Manager, Manatt Digital and...
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Shiraz Akmal
Aaron Pulkka
Neville Spiteri
Bruce Vaughn
Mary Ermitanio

The Next Wave of Augmented Reality (AR) for Gaming and Entertainment

It has been two years since Pokemon GO exploded on the scene, showing the power of AR to take mobile gaming to new levels. While nothing has come close to the popularity of Pokémon GO since, AR is being used by millions each day and analysts predict that we will see major growth in the industry in the years to come. With the 2018 releases of AR platforms from Apple, Google, and Snapchat, game developers are producing a variety of apps, games, and features opening new horizons for exciting strategies in gaming. How will AR shape mobile gaming moving...
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Ashley Crowder
Alex Hertel
Ariella Lehrer
Susan Brazer