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Robert Scoble

Futurist, blogger, evangelist, and author.

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Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft.

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American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. He later worked for Fast Company as a video blogger, and then Rackspace and the Rackspace sponsored community site Building 43 promoting breakthrough technology and startups.

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Al Roker

Broadcast Journalist at NBC News

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As a host and weatherman of NBC’s Today Show, thirteen-time Emmy winner, Al Roker has the undivided attention of the nation (32M+ viewers per week) every weekday morning as America prepares for their day.

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Al conducts interviews with celebrities and newsmakers around the world and does a wide variety of segments on every imaginable subject. Al is also known as “America’s Most Trusted Weatherman,” recently concluding a successful 6+ year run on Wake Up With Al on The Weather Channel. As an accomplished television producer, Al is CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE), a thriving multimedia company involved in the development and production of unique and innovative series across a variety of networks and alternate distribution platforms. In 2015, Al formed Roker Labs, a creative consortium that partners with cutting-edge platforms to deliver digital and live streaming content for a wide array of new media and brand storytellers. Al is a best-selling author with nine acclaimed books to his credit. His latest Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom For Modern Times, is the first he has written as a collaboration with wife, ABC News Correspondent Deborah Roberts, and is out now.

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Joel Comm

Author, brand influencer & futurist.

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Joel Comm is an NY Times bestselling author, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, brand influencer and futurist.

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With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audience inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns.

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Danica McKellar

Actor/Educator

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Best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, and lately for her popular movies on Hallmark Channel, Danica McKellar, summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in Mathematics…

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New York Times bestselling author of several math books aimed at middle school and high school readers, including “Math Doesn’t Suck.”She is also an internationally-recognized mathematician and advocate for math education. Her newest book, Goodnight Numbers, hits the shelves March 7, 2017. Danica loves using social media to inspire and entertain: she hosts weekly #McKellarMotivationalMonday talks on Periscope and FB Live and holds a #NameThatPalindrome contest every Thursday on Twitter.

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Mitch Jackson

Lawyer, Futurist, and Disrupter

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Mitch Jackson is an award-winning 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year, who enjoys combining law, technology and social media to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients’ companies, causes and professional relationships.

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Mitch’s firm, Jackson & Wilson, Inc. (since 1986), is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, an exclusive honor reserved for less than 5% of all distinguished law practices in the United States. In 2009, Mitch was named Orange County California’s trial lawyer of the year and in 2011, he was nominated for the Consumer Attorneys of California “Street Fighter of the Year” award.

Because he believes that social, digital and AR/VR mobile friendly technology are the future of law and business, Mitch is “all in” when it comes to protecting creatives, innovators and entrepreneurs and encouraging them to disrupt their industry and embrace new technology to connect on a human level, and change the world.

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Cynthia Johnson

Ipseity Media

Cynthia Johnson is an entrepreneur, marketing professional, author and keynote speaker. She is Co-founder and CEO at Ipseity Media. She was previously Partner & Director of Marketing for RankLab, a digital marketing agency listed in Inc.

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Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2015. In July of 2015 RankLab was acquired by American Addiction Centers where she worked as their Director of Brand Development. She is an advisor to nGage.social, alongside former Apple executive Bill Cleary, business advisor to social good company NAIAD, a member on the Forbes Agency Council, a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, and volunteers at UN Women LA. Cynthia has been featured as a marketing professional in Forbes, Huffington Post, TIME, Mashable, Inc., Entrepreneur and several other publications.

Cynthia is a professional with 9 years of diverse work experience in entertainment, marketing and digital advertising. She has work experience in both corporate companies as well as small tech startups. She has been involved on social media and viral campaigns for Levi’s, Vans, Chevy, Susan G. Komen, Peta2 and Maker Studios. She is a contributor and a columnist for several major and industry specific publications, and a keynote speaker. She has been listed by Mashable as top 3 marketers to follow on Snapchat, and Inc. Magazine as top 30 marketing professionals to follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Carlos Gil

Marketing Executive, Social Media Strategist

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Carlos Gil has 8+ years of professional experience in B2B and B2C social media marketing as a Start-up Founder, Brand Marketing Executive, and Public Speaker. Previously, he served as Senior Social Marketing Manager for LinkedIn.

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His proven track record includes leading consumer-facing digital and social media programs as Social Media Manager for Winn-Dixie, where he developed strategy and led the launch of all Winn-Dixie’s social channels, social listening, and blogger influencer program. In addition, Carlos served as the Head of Digital Marketing for Save-A-Lot food stories. A true digital native, Carlos maintains an active presence on Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube in addition to speaking at industry conferences such as SXSW and Social Media Marketing World.

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Shawn Thomas

Founder of Ask a Millionaire, LLC

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Shawn Thomas is a lifestyle entrepreneur focused on contributing to the world through mentoring, coaching and philanthropy. After the multi-million dollar sale of his company,

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Shawn has embarked on the next chapter in his life—to share the business and lessons he has learned along the way.

As a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Shawn has the freedom and flexibility to work around things he is passionate about without the worry or stress of earning an income. And tens of thousands of followers from all the over world tune in to see how he has created his success.

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Vincent Dignan

Writer and Professional Speaker

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London-based Vincent Dignan is a writer and professional speaker who helps founders grow early-stage companies through teaching them a combination of rapid social media growth, and guerrilla community management tactics.

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He founded Planet Ivy & screenrobot.com. They received nearly 20 million pageviews, while content he has overseen for other clients has received over 150 million page views so far. His growth hacks have seen companies go from zero to thousands of signups/followers/users virtually overnight.

His company, Magnific, beat 1500+ other startups to be accepted into prestigious accelerator Techstars London. He was asked by The Duke Of York to help his companies at Pitch@Palace 4.0 and boost social media on the night of the event at St. James’s Palace with The Duchess of York. He has been interviewed in Vice, Wired, Inc, New Statesman, TechCrunch, and The London Economic, and has written for the likes of Huffington Post, Tech City UK, and Tech City News. He put on secretsauceconference.com, a one-day conference to help London startup entrepreneurs boost their companies. It attracted 900+ attendees throughout the day and night event.

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Justin Wu

Founder of Growth.ly

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Justin Wu is an Information Architect turned marketer and founder of Growth.ly. He Snapchat’s daily about how to hack entrepreneurship and has collaborated with both Wall Street Journal & CES. He takes a systems approach in all the work he does and find ways to utilize software to either build or optimize business needs.

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Mary Desmond

POP SINGER-SONGWRITER AND YOUTUBE SENSATION

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Mary Desmond has always captivated her audience. At age three, she joined her first music group, landed her first solo, and she has never stopped. It did not take her long to land gigs singing alongside Pat Boone, singing the national anthem on the “Larry King Live” show & performing in a commercial for Disney Fantasy Princess…

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She also played extras for several films including Yours, Mine, and Ours.By age seven, she landed the title role in a production of “Annie” and at age nine, shewas onthe national Broadway tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. When Mary turned 10, she led Lego land California’s holiday show, Let It Snow,as Emily. Since then, she has been performing as a part of seven different shows at Legoland, most recently as the lead in Lego Friends Live.Mary performed with Fusion Beat, winners of the Orange County, California People’s Choice for the best youth band,at over 85 live performances venues including House of Blues, Disney California Adventure Resort, and the Del Mar Fair. Mary continues to travel and perform throughout the US and the UK. She was recently featured as Elle Woods in performances of Legally Blonde, accumulating many awards and positive reviews. In the summer of 2015, Mary opened for jazz artist Eric Marienthal at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.These days, Mary can be seen covering pop hits on her YouTube channel, where she has released almost 100 videos including original songs Kiss You, Walking In The Summer, Lily,and Invisible. With more than 44,000 followers, Mary’s videos have reached almost 11million views.A fan favorite, Mary auditioned and performed on the Farewell Season of “American Idol.”

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Chris Kubbernus

CEO and Founder of Kubb&Co

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Kubby is a Canadian-born entrepreneur based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the CEO and Founder of Kubb&Co. a digital agency focused on the convergence of social media, marketing and technology.

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He has been featured in several publications such as Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post. He is a up-and-coming public speaker on digital media, marketing and entrepreneurship. In 2016, he was named the #1 business guru on Snapchat by Forbes and was named #15 in the Top 50 marketers to follow on Snapchat by Mashable.

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Kirk Fox

Comedian

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I’m a comedian. I tell jokes at night. Been in some movies. Most people seem to remember FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL. Also occasionally pop up on television. Popped up a lot once hosting the syndicated daytime talk show, THE TEST.

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It was on five days a week. Now it’s not. Also played Sewage Joe on PARKS AND RECREATION. Okay, that’s about it for my bio. Wait, just remembered, played Mr. March on a nickelodeon show called HOW TO ROCK. That was fun. It was cancelled after one season. I would have liked another. I was just getting used to my chalkboard.

Almost forgot, now I play Detective Donovan in Rush Hour. Look for it in the fall of 2016.

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Lizza Monet Morales

Actor, TV Host and Content Creator

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Lizza Monet Morales (@xoxoLizza on all social media platforms) has made a name for herself as one of the top 10 International multi-platform bilingual journalists and social media influencers as designated by The White House in 2014.

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She won the “Best Broadcaster” award at the TECLAS 2016, which marked the first time an award was given to a livestreamer. IMG, which produces the most impactful Fashion Week events around the globe, named Lizza one of their Global Committee Experts for their DHL Exported fashion designer competition for 2015-2016, alongside acclaimed designer Nicole Miller and Vogue Italy’s Sara Maino. And she was just name one of the “20 Most Inspiring Latinos And Latinas of 2016” by Alegeria Magazine.

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Josh Robert Thompson

Actor/Comedian

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Josh Robert Thompson has made a career out of having an identity crisis. A series regular on “Family Guy,” Josh’s wide range of character voices and impressions are also featured in “Robot Chicken,” “The Angry Birds Movie,” and in the “Final Fantasy” and “Call of Duty” video game series.

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On radio, Howard Stern fans remember Josh as the voice of “Fake” Arnold Schwarzenegger. On late night TV, he is best known as robot skeleton sidekick ‘Geoff Peterson’ from “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” On the road, Josh has toured as a stand-up all across the U.S. and Canada, playing such legendary venues as The Chicago Theater and Radio City Music Hall.

Currently, Josh is the voice of ‘Skull’ on the new Netflix animated series “Skylanders Academy,” and he produces, directs and hosts a weekly variety show on Facebook Live. His TV series “The Josh Robert Thompson Show” is presently in development at Lionsgate Television.

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Olivia Thai

Singer/Songwriter

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OLIVIA THAI, a powerhouse name in the Asian American new media scene for comedy and music proves to be more than just a funny singer. In her first two months of becoming a songwriter in late 2014, she had written over 100 original songs – most of them with the intent of having other artists sing them…

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She quickly discovered that it would be wise to present several of these works to her own loyal following of over 200,000 fans across all of her social media platforms.

With truth and creativity being her priorities in music composition, it is no surprise that her original, “Why I Stayed” leads her to be ranked #1 on ReverbNation’s R&B charts. “Why I Stayed” continues to be a testament to her songwriting abilities as she proceeds to accept the Independent Music Award at the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards as well as the Akademia Award for Best R&B Ballad in 2015.

Who knew that OLIVIA THAI – the girl who had amassed over 21,000,000 views on YouTube and won ETTV’s Taiwanese Idol singing covers – would become a 2x award-winning musician with a #1 original song in her first year as a songwriter? The next goal in her music career is to write for major label artists in order to share her introspective yet brokenhearted truth to as many listeners as possible.

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Joe Wilson

Award-winning LA-based storyteller

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Joe Wilson is an award-winning LA-based storyteller who posts too many cat pics. A former private investigator and stand up comedian, Wilson has created & directed two online series with a cast of over 30 actors, and a graphic novel series, all with the help of a worldwide community.

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Ryan A. Bell

Digital Story Teller

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Ryan A Bell is a digital storyteller, connecter & tech lover in Live Video and Virtual Reality. His speaking engagements range from CES to VidCon and topics range from VR screenwriting and app content creation to philanthropy and community.

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As partner at BackLamp LLC, the premiere consultancy for influencer strategy Ryan builds programs that connect brands to celebrities, influencers and streamers. As Founder of Summit.Live, the world’s largest conference centered around nontraditional media, his team bridges entertainment and technology with the mentality of bringing the world together to innovate, connect and educate. He has been recognized by The Presidential Office for his volunteer work with Special Olympics

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Cathy Hackl APR

VR/AR Influencer and Speaker,

Founder Latinos in VR

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Cathy Hackl is an Emmy-nominated broadcaster turned digital marketer, social media speaker, & nationally-recognized live video, as well as VR consultant. She’s the organizer of Latin@s in VR and is a pioneer in the immersive marketing field.

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Hackl is a bilingual storyteller that is recognized as one of the nation’s top latino digital influencers and tech innovators. Through her personal consulting business, she helps brands with their live video strategy and has worked with brands like Teradata, TNT Latin America and Applebee’s. Hackl is a recognized expert in Latino marketing strategies and has been featured in Telemundo, Mashable, The Huffington Post, FOX News, CNN en Español, Silicon Beat and NTN24. As the president of Latino Strategy, she is currently working with brands on Facebook Live, Periscope, Snapchat and VR content strategies for connecting with Hispanic and mainstream audiences. She’s also the head of Hispanic Marketing at Boom! Social where she helps Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs leverage social media for business. She is an advisor to VR Salon, is an international group of VR & AR creators, influencers, actors, producers, and directors connecting talent, stories, and funding. Hackl is also a part of the team of creatives working on the #HELPERASE Child Trafficking documentary that seeks to use VR for social good. She is a member of Women in VR and recently keynoted at VR Fest MX, Latin America’s 1st International VR Festival.

Hackl was also recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 10 Live Video Influencers to Follow and also by Onalytica as one of 2015’s Top 50 PR influencers. She’s the former director of Periscope Community Summit/Summit Live. She’s taught social media at IE Business & SDA Bocconi School of Management, two of Europe’s top business schools. Hackl has worked with CNN, FOX5, Discovery Channel, and ABC News and is currently a Huffington Post blogger and a Social Media Week contributor. She’s fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. Hackl has given talks in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US.

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Luria Petrucci

Live Streaming Pro

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Let’s make YOU a Live Streaming Pro! Luria helps you Start, Grow & Monetize Your Live Streaming Show to establish your expertise, build your audience, increase engagement, and increase revenue.

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Over 11 years, Luria has created 3500 videos with 1 billion views using video and live streaming shows.

Because of her shows, she’s been asked to share her expertise on CNN, FOX, NBC, MSNBC, ABC & BBC.

She’s worked with top brands including AT&T, Samsung, Verizon FiOS, Bausch + Lomb, Monster Products DISH Network and Panasonic.

At LiveStreamingPros.com, she and David have helped Orange County Choppers and GoDaddy start or grow their live streaming shows and can help you take your business to the next level!

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David Basulto

CEO, Inventor, Author

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Before founding iOgrapher, David Basulto was a college football player, Wall Street stockbroker, Hollywood producer, & high-school media teacher. After starting his Hollywood career as an extra in Rocky V, he worked with the likes of Jon Voight, Steven Seagal, & Edward Norton & on shows such as Cheers, Mad About You, & News Radio.

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His most rewarding job was teaching, and his students inspired the invention of the iOgrapher case. Basulto became an entrepreneur at the age of 51, and now spends his time helping individuals create Hollywood-quality films on mobile devices, and developing new products, when he’s not smiling with his wife and son.

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Rich Castellano, M.D.

The Smile Dr.

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Dr. Rich Castellano has written 2 Wall Street Journal bestsellers and is an award-winning double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

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He is a leader in plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine, and has performed over 10,000 cosmetic procedures of the face and neck. Dr. Rich is currently the #1 Bellafill facial filler injector in the world, and he travels the country teaching the latest research-based strategies in Non Verbal Communication and bedside manner. He is an expert who can help anyone find their smile, and he is known for being a doctor that heals doctors. He stands for quality of life, and he stands against abuse of the self-image.

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Ross Brand

Editor & Show Host, Livestream Universe

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Klout’s number one influencer for livestreaming, Ross Brand made the successful transition from terrestrial radio to livestreaming. Ross founded Livestream Universe to empower other live video creators by showcasing their content through his updates and shows.

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A community builder and supporter/mentor for other online broadcasters, his Livestream Update has reimagined the TV guide for the social video era and serves as a fulcrum to lift up others in this emerging medium. An experienced interviewer, Ross considers interviewing the purest form of storytelling.

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Mike Platco

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Mike Platco (@mplatco) is a vertical film maker, snapchat strategist, and social media influencer. What began in 2013 as an outlet for his artistic creativity and desire to look like characters from Harry Potter and Doctor Who, Has evolved into a full-time career…

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as a Snapchat content creator and consultant for brands including Disney, Samsung, Amazon, Coca-Cola, TMobile and more. Although his Snapchat content originally gained notoriety for it’s intricate artwork, he has since become one of the platform’s premier advocates for storytelling, amassing an audience of over half a million followers. His personal and branded work has been featured by Time, Forbes, Buzzfeed, MSNBC, AdWeek and Digiday.

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Veronica McGregor

News/Social Media Mgr NASA/JPL

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Veronica McGregor manages the award-winning news and social media team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She launched NASA into social media in 2008 by starting the agency’s earliest accounts on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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She created NASA’s first live-streamed interactive broadcasts and in-person events designed to build community and bring social media followers behind the scenes to witness mission operations firsthand. Now called “NASA Socials,” over 115 events have been held across the U.S. hosting over 6,000 alumni. In 2015, her team added 360 video to their list of products. Now, viewers can explore 360 views from the Mars Curiosity rover, or take a trip on a mission to Jupiter. Her campaigns for NASA have won Webby Awards, the SXSW Interactive Award, and Sawhorse Media’s Shorty Award.

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Doug Ellison

Visualization Producer at JPL

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A space enthusiast from an early age, Doug Ellison spent 8 years as a multimedia producer for a medical training company before joining NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2010. In 2015 he joined JPL’s OpsLab to work on a variety of AR, VR and MR projects.

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His work includes: Technical director for Eyes on the Solar System, the Spacecraft 3D AR App, DSN Now and the Mars Science Laboratory landing animation. He is the producer for the Microsoft HoloLens experience “Destination: Mars” and is a Curiosity Rover Engineering Camera Uplink Lead.
In 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Design by his Alma mater, De Montfort University in Leicester, England.

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Aaron Roth

VP, Sales & Marketing at Arkon Mounts

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Aaron Roth, Arkon’s inspirational VP Sales & Marketing exemplifies excellence in relationship and community building.  As co-owner at Arkon for the past 18 years, Aaron started live streaming in August of 2015 and quickly positioned Arkon Mounts as one of the most trusted, generous, and admired brands.

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Aaron Roth, Arkon’s inspirational VP Sales & Marketing exemplifies excellence in relationship and community building. As co-owner at Arkon for the past 18 years, Aaron started live streaming in August of 2015 and quickly positioned Arkon Mounts as one of the most trusted, generous, and admired brands. He provides an incredible array of content via daily broadcasts and weekly giveaways from an office studio at Arkon’s HQ called the Arkon Live Lounge. The lounge venue not only acts as a testing-ground and showcase for Arkon’s extensive lineup of high-quality mounts and stands, it also helps Aaron connect Arkon with other influencers in communities traditionally not related to mounting (e.g. bakers and cooks, crafters, stampers, deejays, entertainers, actors, educators, authors, and more). Arkon Mounts (in business for 28 years) features the industry’s largest assortment of professional-grade mounts, holders, tripods, and stands for tablets and phones.

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Amanda Oleander

Artist

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Los Angeles based fine artist. Oleander’s artwork became internationally recognized after working for E! Entertainment as their first in-house full time illustrator illustrating for their articles in 2014.

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In 2015 Oleander became a full-time at home artist. She started to paint live from home and broadcast her work on a live streaming app, Periscope. Oleander’s art became viral after she gained a following of over half a million followers and attention in the media. She has been featured in The New York Times, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, and The Hollywood Reporter to name a few. Shortly after she signed with United Talent Agency.

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Kevin Winston

CEO of Digital LA

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Kevin Winston is the founder and CEO of Digital LA, the largest LA-based networking group of professionals in tech, startups, digital entertainment (movies, TV, video, music, games, VFX), social media, marketing, and advertising, reaching more than 80,000 members weekly…

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via its newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn groups. digitalla.net @DigitalLA.

Kevin is also founder of Silicon Beach Fest, the first and largest tech, startup and entertainment conference in LA. The fest brings together LA’s startup CEOs, investors, Hollywood studios, and more, attracting more than 2,000 attendees each summer. The fest has been covered by Forbes, TechCrunch, PandoDaily, LA Times, and other national and local press.

Previously, Kevin worked at Fox Interactive Media, MySpace, and IGN where he created integrated marketing campaigns for movies, TV, and games. Prior to that, he worked at Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment and McKinsey & Company, the top management consulting firm.

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Roberto Blake

Creative Entrepreneur

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Roberto Blake is a Creative Entrepreneur helping individuals and businesses develop engaging brands and content. He has a background in both design and marketing, which have allowed him to help his clients with visual branding as well creating content and messaging that converts. More recently he has developed a popular YouTube channel and built a community around his content of over 190,000 subscribers

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DIRECTV, Intel, IPG, NBC, Showtime, RTL, Telstra, Universal, Slamdance Studios, Goldman Sachs, government bodies, NGOs and a wide range of new ventures. His first book, <strong>“TELEVISION: Innovation, Disruption, and the World’s Most Powerful Medium”</strong>, was published in July.

Mr. Shapiro is a Governor of the Television Academy, a member of its Executive Committee; and an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

He has served as a frequent Expert Witness, including before the FCC, and has been quoted in outlets including The Economist, The New York Times. The LA Times, <strong>CNBC</strong>, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, The Associated Press, PBS and The Daily Mail UK. As Head of Production at <strong>DIRECTV</strong> Advanced Services, he launched over <strong>25 services</strong>, including TiVo by DIRECTV, the world’s first major DVR platform.

He sits on the Annenberg Research Council and the Producer Guild’s New Media Council, is a Magna cum Laude graduate of New York University, and was Adelbert Alumni Scholar at Case Western Reserve University

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Kerry Flynn

Business Reporter at Mashable

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Kerry Flynn is a business reporter for Mashable covering the tech industry. She keeps her eyes on the daily happenings on the world’s tech giants while following themes like live video and advertising.

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She previously reported on social media companies, mobile apps and startups for International Business Times. She has also written for The Huffington Post, Forbes and Money magazine. When not listening to startup pitches, she runs half-marathons, plays with puppies and pretends to like craft beer.

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Elisa Camahort Page

Chief Community Officer SheKnows Media

Elisa Camahort Page is Chief Community Officer at SheKnows Media and was one of the three co-founders of BlogHer, Inc. In her role as CCO, Elisa oversees the BlogHer conference business, leads the company’s expanded consumer insights activities…

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and helps drive corporate strategy to achieve social community traction, conversation, and participation. She’s also the host of the new SheKnows podcast, Who SheKnows.

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Seth Shapiro

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Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a leading advisor in business innovation, media and technology. His clients include The Walt Disney Company, Comcast,

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DIRECTV, Intel, IPG, NBC, Showtime, RTL, Telstra, Universal, Slamdance Studios, Goldman Sachs, government bodies, NGOs and a wide range of new ventures. His first book, <strong>“TELEVISION: Innovation, Disruption, and the World’s Most Powerful Medium”</strong>, was published in July.

Mr. Shapiro is a Governor of the Television Academy, a member of its Executive Committee; and an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

He has served as a frequent Expert Witness, including before the FCC, and has been quoted in outlets including The Economist, The New York Times. The LA Times, <strong>CNBC</strong>, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, The Associated Press, PBS and The Daily Mail UK. As Head of Production at <strong>DIRECTV</strong> Advanced Services, he launched over <strong>25 services</strong>, including TiVo by DIRECTV, the world’s first major DVR platform.

He sits on the Annenberg Research Council and the Producer Guild’s New Media Council, is a Magna cum Laude graduate of New York University, and was Adelbert Alumni Scholar at Case Western Reserve University

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Michelle Van Otten

Founder & Lead Strategist

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Michelle Van Otten is founder and lead business strategist for Profit Ventures, LLC in Silicon Valley. PV works with early stage technology companies to build the right foundation from the start that fuels significant growth.

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Known for her passionate obsession for evolving tech brands through purpose-driven business strategy and brand and marketing solutions that help companies acquire and convert more customers into loyal raving fans.

She brings master level training and experience in neuroscience applied to branding, marketing and product development that hooks and engages. Her ability to understand people at a level they don’t even understand themselves stems from her ability to tap into deep human needs and the way we utilize and leverage the subconscious and conscious minds in day to day relating and decision making.

With a focus on the customer first, Michelle and team innovate extraordinary customer experiences that transform companies into becoming the very best in category. She’s co-founded and helped develop and launch dozens of products successfully and positioned countless startups to obtain significant capital investments. Her client list includes some of Silicon Valley’s most influential CEOs and tech startups, to top Fortune brands across many different industries, to top tier consulting and marketing firms who work with her when they seek their next level.

Everything she does is because of her drive to help entrepreneurialism to thrive and serve companies in becoming highly profitable, influential brands that solve real problems while making an impact on the betterment of the world. Lover of fine dark chocolate, all things fun and adventure, world traveler and a collector of extraordinary humans.

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Malia Probst

Director of Brand Strategy for VRScout

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Malia Probst is based in Los Angeles and is Director of Brand Development for VRScout, one of the world’s leading immersive media companies. Check out her two VR/AR podcasts: the Real Virtual Show for interviews with leaders in the industry, and the VRScout Report to keep up with all the latest VR/AR news.

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Marc Gawith

Business Development Manager at Rightside

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Marc Gawith is a veteran in the domain name space having spent over 10 years working for various companies. For the past year he has spent his time in and around the Live Video space working with advocates and platforms alike.

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He is seen as an expert when it comes to branding your live video presence and has spoken on various panels and at live events about this topic.

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Brandee Anthony

Photographer & Social Media Creator

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Brandee Anthony is an accomplished photographer and social media creator. Her work includes commercial photography, live broadcasting and content creation for global brands. Brandee is recognized for her presence on social media including award nominations for Snapchat and live streaming on the app Periscope to over 100,000 followers. She offers creative experiences from aerial drone views to interactive adventures in 360.

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You have seen her on TV shows such as The Bethany Show, Wendy Williams, and a regular on “The List” on the WWE network. This Month she will be making her second stand up appearance on Live at Gotham on AXS TV. This past year she has earned major success in the live streaming world. One night, a fan asked if he could buy a prop from one of the characters Robyn created on periscope. Having sold the prop for $300 she walked the check over to the Ronald McDonald House and handed it in while live streaming. Since that night Robyn has used live streaming to auction off more of her characters props, raising over 18.5 thousand dollars for the RMH. At this point Robyn does 24 different characters using periscope, busker and facebook live, along with morning “Cawfee Tawks” and workout sessions. Her two goals when live streaming is to make people laugh and to make the world a little happier.

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Chelsea Votel

Creator of #passthetat

and Faceyourtalent Yopickles

Creator of #passthetat and Faceyourtalent Yopickles, tattooed teacher in South Korea is known for connecting people, promoting talent, cross promoting social medias, sharing her love of travel and culture, and bringing awareness to the tattoo sub-culture and tattoo artists across the globe.

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Yopickles live streams and snaps her adventure with tattoo culture in South Korea , graffiti street art, events, travel and amazing people.

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Sandra Sparks

Director of Communications

& Community Outreach

EraseChildTrafficking.org

Sandra Sparks is the Director of Communications & Community Outreach. Sandra has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare as both an administrator and media consultant.

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Over the past 7 years, Sandra worked in the Music industry with a focus on PR and project management while transitioning into her role with ERASE. Sandra leads ERASE’s public relations efforts, media partnerships, online presence and strategic community outreach.

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Robyn Schall

Comic/Host

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Named “1 of the top 5 outstanding comedians in NY” listed by CBS.com, Robyn is an international headliner performing at a sold out six city tour in Australia to Performing weekly at Carolines in Time Square.

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You have seen her on TV shows such as The Bethany Show, Wendy Williams, and a regular on “The List” on the WWE network. This Month she will be making her second stand up appearance on Live at Gotham on AXS TV. This past year she has earned major success in the live streaming world. One night, a fan asked if he could buy a prop from one of the characters Robyn created on periscope. Having sold the prop for $300 she walked the check over to the Ronald McDonald House and handed it in while live streaming. Since that night Robyn has used live streaming to auction off more of her characters props, raising over 18.5 thousand dollars for the RMH. At this point Robyn does 24 different characters using periscope, busker and facebook live, along with morning “Cawfee Tawks” and workout sessions. Her two goals when live streaming is to make people laugh and to make the world a little happier.

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Frankie Greek

Social Media Wiz Kid

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Frankie Greek (known to Snapchat as wtfrankie) is a Snapchat storyteller, journalist and social media strategist. You’ve seen her hosting takeovers for brands like The Shorty Awards, Thrillist, Fox TV, Visit Philadelphia and The Times Square Alliance.

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Virginia Salas Kastilio

Snapchat influencer, brand consultant

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Virginia is a Snapchat influencer, brand consultant, and entrepreneur. She dropped out of college for a job offer with Apple, and within a year became a top Sales Manager, leading her to continue her career at Oracle.

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At 26, she left Oracle to pursue her dream as a Snapchat influencer. Within six months, she was featured in Forbes, Inc., Influencive and on SXSW panels as an emotional brand building consultant. She has since co-founded Snap and Stream, an online social media academy for brands and businesses. She is also the co-founder and hostess of Snaphappen, a snapchat awards show, “run by the community, for the community”. Her turbulent family life growing up lead to a disjointed formal education, where she attended over 14 schools across three languages and continents. Moving out at 16 with only 50 euros in her pocket, she tenaciously fought to finish her high school degree in Austria. Inspired by the kindness of others in her time of need, she has most recently initiated the “I Trust You” movement in an effort to bring communities closer together through hugs. To make the world a smaller, more loving place, you can join her at “I Trust You” and follow Virginia’s snapchat channel at Ginicanbreathe.

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Lippe Oosterhof

Co-founder and CEO of Busker

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Lippe is co-founder and CEO of Busker. He focuses on the Busker strategy, product and brand. Prior to Busker he held leadership positions in various video and news start-ups across Europe (London, Amsterdam, Paris and Prague). He lives with his wife (and cat) in Santa Monica.

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Lippe Oosterhof is the CEO of Busker, the world’s first social video platform that powers rewarding, real-time and authentic interactions between creators and their audiences through the most engaging live streaming community.

Oosterhof co-founded Busker in June of 2015 with the goal of creating a cohesive social channel and network where users could discover rewarding live video and interact with content creators. Oosterhof is responsible for business strategy, product development process and growing Busker’s overall brand recognition.

Prior to joining Busker, Oosterhof was the CEO of Livestation, a leading destination for distributing live television news content across the web, mobile and connected devices. He worked closely with a collection of premium news brands including CNN, CNBC, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg and BBC World News.

Oosterhof has more than 15 years of professional experience in business development, sales, advertising and product management for a wide variety of digital content creation agencies and financial and professional service companies, including Dun &amp; Bradstreet and ABN AMRO. He also has international experience working for firms across Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Oosterhof graduated from Sheffield Hallam University (UK) with a Masters of Science degree in International Business. He currently resides in the Los Angeles area.

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Amber Plaster

Actress & Content Creator

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Amber Plaster (@AmberPlaster on all social) is a content creator. She consults with brands on their videos and crafts content for niche audiences. You can find her in the upcoming 360 film ‘VAIN’, as well as HBO’s Silicon Valley or learning video games with a live audience on Youtube Gaming.

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Brandee Anthony

Photographer & Social Media Creator

BrandeeAnthony.com

Brandee Anthony is an accomplished photographer and social media creator. Her work includes commercial photography, live broadcasting and content creation for global brands. Brandee is recognized for her presence on social media including award nominations for Snapchat and live streaming on the app Periscope to over 100,000 followers. She offers creative experiences from aerial drone views to interactive adventures in 360. Visit her at brandee.live or brandeeanthony.com

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Scott Perry

Media & Production Creative Manager

SCOTT PERRY is author of the bestselling SNAPCHAT 101, which Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel calls, “easy to understand and approachable.” In addition to running film & TV marketing firm Sperry Media, Perry has created must-read info destinations such as LA Tech Digest an New Music Tipsheet over the years.

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Sabrina Cadini

Event Planner

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Sabrina Cadini is the founder and creative director of La Dolce Idea Weddings & Soirees, an award-winning full-scale design, planning and production company that creates unique experiences. Specializing in a wide spectrum of events from corporate functions to luxury weddings and private celebrations…

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…Sabrina combines original ideas, seamless management and attention to every single detail that always exceed her clients’ expectations. Sabrina is also a passionate broadcaster and very involved in the live streaming community. She loves to use technology to improve productivity in her business, to keep sanity in her life and to have fun with new tools.

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Jackie Miao

Founder of Dining Happy,

Gourmand Chef, Content Creator

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Jackie Miao is a live streaming gourmand chef, digital content creator, and emerging social influencer. Miao is Managing Owner of Leisurer, LLC, a Seattle-based lifestyle content creation and digital marketing consultancy specializing in live video streaming and 360 VR storytelling.

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A former restauranteur, travel operator, hospitality marketing consultant, and web developer, she is best known as the excitement behind “Dining Happy” on social media. A year ago, she began broadcasting making “restaurant-worthy” home cooked meals that awaited her husband daily on Periscope. Using her extensive background in the service industry, she taught her hungry Internet friends how to cook the world on live video, and served it with a side of crooning, and tongue-in-cheek comedy. Today she attracts tens of thousands of people in her broadcasts.

Endearingly referred to by her fans as “The Singing Chef,” Miao shares her passion for world cuisines, languages, accents and cross-cultural stories on Periscope, and Snapchat. She aims to craft unique experiences that are novel, entertaining, and educationally valuable to her community of international foodies, and culture enthusiasts. A year later, in addition to putting on ten pounds, she has built a community of 10,000 strong, and have been watched by half a million eyeballs. By popular demand, Miao wrote and launched her first cookbook “Asian Rice Bowls,” in January 2017.
After realizing that she’s too sociable to ever quit social media, she intends to continue serving her brand of edutainment via live-video streaming, and 360 VR to those who literally hunger for more in life. Miao’s life mission is to create more peace, love, and happiness by sharing joy to those in need of positivity in their lives. She combines her passion for diversity with purpose in her broadcasts, and her messages often touch, uplift, and inspire viewers to embrace, celebrate and experience the beauty of cultural inclusion.

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Mariana Acuña Acosta

Media & Production Creative Manager

at The Foundry, Founder of JoltVR

Mariana is the Media & Production Creative Manager at The Foundry and founder of JoltVR a company that specializes in immersive experiences for brands. Her focus over the last three years has been specializing in Virtual Reality Postproduction workflows and help prototype new tools for working in VR.

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She travels globally working with studios to find solutions to streamline their post production workflows.

Prior to joining The Foundry she founded her own VFX Studio in Mexico, she has over 10 years of professional experience in the motion picture industry where she has worked as senior compositor and VFX Supervisor on several major block busters such as: The Day After Tomorrow, Troy, Desperado, Surrogates, Rum Diaries, & Alice in Wonderland at Sony Imageworks, Digital Domain, CIS Hollywood and LOOK FX, amongst others.

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Ron Pratt

Social Media Journalist

Papa Bear Alaska

Ron works with high risk youth in the state of Alaska. Providing Suicide Prevention winter Camps, Summer Camps, School Assemblies, Youth Conferences and Workshops.

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Now in his 4th decade of professionally working with teens, PapaBear has developed a heart and hope for this generation. Because of his travels throughout remote Alaska, he has become an expert in wildlife and outdoor living. Teaching workshops on camping, and survival comes natural when you live the lifestyle. LiveStreaming on social media was an easy transition when you have a desire to pass on knowledge, information, insights and beautiful scenery.

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Nick Ochoa

Virtual Artist

Nick is a human. As an artist exploring the creative potential of immersive mediums, Nick has become enchanted with tools like Tilt Brush, Medium, and Quill. His company, Magik, is building a gallery of beautiful creations made in VR, and working to expose the immersive arts to the public domain.

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Jon Burk

Director Content Marketing | Digital Strategy

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Jon joined Al Roker’s production team in 2012 adding the digital and social broadcasting elements to the slate of unscripted TV programs and branded content produced by Al Roker Entertainment. Jon was also a guiding force in the development of Roker Media, specializing in live streaming programming for a variety of social broadcasting platforms.

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Nicolas Alcala

Founder and CEO of Future Lighthouse

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I believe in doing more than I believe in talking. Instead of finishing my degree, I commanded a team of 200 people to make The Cosmonaut, one of the first transmedia experiences. It was licensed under creative commons (with more than 140 hours of raw footage uploaded for people to use and remix), distributed online for free…

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…and crowdfunded by 5000 people, raising more than half a million dollars. It became a case study and inspiration for many people around the world.

In the process, I directed a feature film and 36 shortfilms, received international awards, wrote a book and gave more than a 100 talks in 4 continents, including 3 TEDx talks.

But, honestly, these are just the fireworks that make the headlines. What truly matters to me is to wonder people. To create magic. That’s the reason I tell stories and why I do what I do.

I’ve just created my second company, Future Lighthouse, a virtual reality studio in which we create amazing experiences to transform the world of storytelling. I believe in storytelling as a power force to make a dent in the world.

Recently, I was selected by NASA and Google among 79 other beautiful minds from 44 countries to be part of Singularity University Graduate Programe.

Four years ago the World Economic Forum asked me to be part of it’s network of young global talents called Global Shapers

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Evette Vargas

Virtual Reality

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Evette Vargas is emblematic of Hollywood’s new breed of multiplatform storytelling talent. Named by the New York Times as an “Artist to Watch,” Vargas is an award-winning writer, director, producer, multiplatform and Virtual Reality creator.

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Vargas’ work includes series for Amazon, MTV, Bravo, DirectTV; as well as writing, apps, games and branded entertainment for FAST &amp; FURIOUS, LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and Madonna. Vargas executive produced, wrote and directed her digital series DARK PROPHET, starring Henry Rollins. The series was nominated for two Emmys, premiered at Sundance and is available on Amazon Prime. The Virtual Reality series will premiere on the Sony PlayStation VR and on LeVR in China.

Vargas recently sold her one-hour series, MUSES, to TNT/Super Deluxe and is developing a show for El Rey network. Vargas is writing and producing four VR projects, three of which are based on her original IPs. Vargas is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America and the Alliance of Women Directors. Vargas earned her BFA in Directing and Film/TV Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA from UCLA for Screenwriting with a concentration in Television Showrunning. Vargas was born in the Bronx and learned to tell stories at the dinner table with her family where the imagination ruled.

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Leslie Nance

Founder go2kitchens.com

2017 Shorty Awards Nominee

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Leslie teaches others how to live an anti-cancer lifestyle with health insurance you can eat via her live interactive cooking show “Lunch with Leslie”. She is an early adopter of live motion broadcasting with one the first culinary shows on Periscope.

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She is a teacher, spiritual storyteller, cancer survivor and bold content creator.  Recently nominated in the Tech and Innovation category for “Periscoper of the Year”  by the 9th annual Shorty Awards.

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Judah Wiedre

Vice President of Sales, Mashable

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Judah Wiedre is Mashable’s Vice President of Sales for the west coast and Australia, bringing almost 15 years worth of digital and experiential marketing expertise to Mashable.

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Based in Los Angeles, Judah leads a global team that drives advertising sales growth for Mashable through developing and maintaining partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands. Judah has spent his career helping to develop “big ideas” and innovative concepts that benefit both the advertiser and the consumer on a multitude of platforms.

Judah joined the company in May, 2014 after spending over three years as a Vice President of Digital Sales at Flavorpill Media. Judah received his B.A. in Marketing at San Diego State University with a minor in Spanish.

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Amanda Patterson

Chief Executive Officer

TheCallList

Founder & CEO of The Call List, a two-way live video participation platform for hire. She’s spent the majority of her career consulting for Fortune 100 & Fortune 500 companies in areas such as customer impact, multi-channel strategy, market research, technology transformation, and change management.

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Amanda found inspiration in a friend and performance artist with a large fanbase spread across the globe, who would give taste bites of his performances via FaceTime. She wanted to help him scale this practice so he could make fewer calls to more people at once, while maintaining the collective energy of two-way video — thus, the genesis of The Call List.

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John Canning

VP, Interactive Experiences NBC

MediaSherpa.net

I am part evangelist, part producer and part development exec in helping define and build experiences for our shows that go beyond linear TV. Creating VR experiences for some of the top TV shows. Building digital experiences for The Voice, Million Second Quiz, Take It All, The Winner Is, Blacklist and more.

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Gregg Katano

VR Ambassador of MaiTai Global

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Gregg Katano is a media entrepreneur, solutions architect, and educator with over 20 years of experience in production, post-production, visual effects, and stereoscopic 3D. He is currently partner and chief business strategist of Unofficial Cardboard, the very first and leading Google-certified partner that produces Google’s ‘Cardboard’…

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virtual reality viewers and has become one of the leading evangelists in the VR community speaking at virtual reality and technology conferences both domestically and internationally. Gregg is also VR Ambassador of MaiTai Global, a group of entrepreneurs, innovators, and athletes that fuels philanthropic activities around the world that works closely with Richard Branson, his Virgin Unite, and the OceanElders.

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Irena Cronin

President and CEO of SpoutVR

President and CEO of SpoutVR which provides strategic finance and marketing services for both VR and AR companies, and InnovationCMS, a web development company.

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Irena has spent the last three years first meeting and talking with VR companies who have been developing VR head-mounted displays (HMDs), and then with those who have been developing VR apps and content, with frequent travels between the San Francisco Bay and greater Los Angeles areas. She is the creator and administrator of the largest Virtual Reality closed (non-public) Facebook group, with a focus on up-to-date news and commentary Irena has management consulting experience and worked several years as an equity research analyst.

Irena has a Joint MBA in Finance/MA in East Asian Area Studies from the University of Southern California and an MS in Information Technology – Management and Systems from New York University. She graduated with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Economics (summa cum laude). Irena has near-fluent proficiency in Mandarin, intermediate in Japanese and beginning in Korean.

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Marc Scarpa

Simplynew Founder & Executive Producer/Director

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David is the Founder & CEO of Socialive, the leading SaaS solution for brands and enterprise to create, manage and distribute high quality live content across their social channels, including Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitter and Periscope.

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Prior to building Socialive, David founded Mixify.com – a live streaming community for DJs – which was sold to Chew.TV in 2015. David spent 8 years in industry before becoming an entrepreneur, as Director of Online Learning at Scholastic and as a Strategy Consultant at Mckinsey & Co. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel and Harvard Law School.

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Dipak M. Patel

Co-Founder & CEO, Zeality Inc.

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Dipak M. Patel is Co-Founder & CEO of Zeality, Inc. – A social engagement & content distribution platform for 360 and virtual reality content. Spanning three decades in Silicon Valley…

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he’s known for being an innovative and high-energy executive who empowers boundary-breaking companies and helps them become industry leaders.

He was most recently chartered to lead a transformation of G-Technology, a leader in storage solutions for the Media and Entertainment Industry, by re-inventing fundamental operating and go to market models as well as driving a culture of innovation and disruption.

Dipak is also the Founder &amp; Managing Director of BIG Visioneering – an innovation consultancy which helps large multi-national technology companies chart new disruptive growth initiatives, Mentor at Wearable World – a media and innovation platform that connects businesses to the social fabric of the IoT and Wearable Things industry, and Advisor for DataRPM – a next generation intelligence and analytics platform for big data solutions.

“There are two distinct functions in Visioneering: Imagination &amp; Invention. Before anyone can “invent” the future, they need to “imagine” it”. – Dipak M. Patel

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Diana Mae Fernandez

Business Coach / Lifestyle Entrepreneur

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Diana Mae is a lifestyle Entrepreneur and travels the world to coach Entrepreneurs & Corporate Brands how to accelerate their brands properly. She’s a Business Coach, Real Estate Investor, and Founder of A Doll’s Mastermind featured on The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur and an International KeyNote Speaker.

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In less than 10 months within her coaching business, she quickly built a $500,000 dollar global brand through the power of social media utilizing platforms such as Periscope, Facebook,Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. With her degree in Finance/Economics and extensive background on Wall Street prior to her entrepreneur journey, Diana has help raised over $200MM in seed funding to various start-up companies. She leverages her experiences to facilitate several US & UK corporations to position themselves as leading experts in the market

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David Moricca

Founder & CEO of Socialive

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David is the Founder & CEO of Socialive, the leading SaaS solution for brands and enterprise to create, manage and distribute high quality live content across their social channels, including Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitter and Periscope.

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Prior to building Socialive, David founded Mixify.com – a live streaming community for DJs – which was sold to Chew.TV in 2015. David spent 8 years in industry before becoming an entrepreneur, as Director of Online Learning at Scholastic and as a Strategy Consultant at Mckinsey & Co. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel and Harvard Law School.

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Nick Mattingly

Co-founder Switcher Studio

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Nick offers a hands-on approach to groups and organizations when a project will benefit from new communication technologies.

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Nick’s current efforts include:

– Co-founding Switcher Studio, a mobile video solution that makes everyday iPhones and iPads link up and operate like a complete TV studio and is used by celebrities, marketers, brands, sports teams, educational institutions, religious services, professional broadcasters, non-profits organizations, artists/musicians and content creators around the world.

– Presenting at conferences and writing about video streaming, online monetization and new technologies.

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CS Murphy

Traditional / Digital Illustrator

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Los Angeles based Character Designer And Illustrator. CS is best known for his critter designs and odd sense of proportion. His characters range from cute and cuddly to petter beware. Recently, he’s found a new passion for VR Illustration and looks forward to being a part of this new art movement of Virtual Reality Artists.

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Robinne Burrell

Chief Product Officer at Redflight Mobile

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Over the past decade, creative Robinne Burrell has been at the forefront of technology and emerging media, having worked with brands spanning digital, interactive, mobile and social experiences.

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As a hands on product developer and tactical strategist, Robinne brokered the most key digital partnerships for Amazon/IMDb, myspace during its ascension and peak and has built digital products for NBC’s The Voice, Comedy Central, Steven Spielberg’s The VR Company and Google through Redflight Innovation, where she is a Principal of the award winning team.

Prior to her leadership positions at top tech and media companies, Robinne also held management positions at Universal Music Group, Sony Electronics, and was an early member of Jimmy Iovine’s start­up Inside Sessions, a digital curriculum designed to introduce young musicians on how to break into the business of music. Robinne would later go on to lead large engineering and product teams at Sony Electronics, match.com as the Head of Mobile, Head of Product for amp.it, where she was acknowledged by the Television Academy as a finalist for an Interactive Emmy Award for Take Back the Mic VR and is currently spearheading the development of an interactive golf application for iOS and Android for the largest golf course organization in the nation. In addition to her work as a builder, innovator and leader, Robinne was also an on air correspondent at the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama, covering the logistical technology used during the ceremonies. Standard and Poor’s identified her as part of the “Society of Industry Leaders” and Hollywood Reporter named her “The Next Generation of Industry Execs”. She has been frequently featured on CNN and NBC as well as a popular speaker at top mobile and tech conferences.

As a member of the global leadership community, Robinne has founded non­profit organizations that aim to uplift underrepresented communities worldwide. She was co­founder and original creator of S.T.A.N.D, Socially Together and Naturally Diverse, a global youth coalition across high schools and colleges that focus on bridging the gap between race and gender inequality through educational programs and activism. She is also the Founder of AYA (Arte y Amistad), a volunteer organization based out of Monterrey Mexico that places college students at orphanages throughout disadvantaged communities of Northern Mexico to implement art, literature and educational programs. She served 2 years as a Rotary Ambassador of Goodwill and Peace in Mexico as a philanthropist and representative of the U.S to improve relations between Mexico and the U.S border relationships. For her commitment to the national community, Robinne was awarded the esteemed Congressional Award for Outstanding Service to the United States. This fall, Robinne will be the Keynote Speaker of Oracle and Standard Bank’s Festival of Code in Johannesburg, South Africa where she will also host an Entrepreneurship in Technology workshop for South African girls. Robinne holds a B.A in Cinema/Television from USC and completed the Leadership Strategy Program at MITs Sloan School of Business and is Co­Founder of Writing and Producing for VR ­ a popular workshop based out of Los Angeles.