You made our LDV Vision Summit Fantastic! Thank you!

Andrea Frome, Mor Naaman, Simon Osindero, Serge Belongie, and Sean Ammirati discuss computer vision trends. ©Robert Wright/LDV Vision Summit

Andrea Frome, Mor Naaman, Simon Osindero, Serge Belongie, and Sean Ammirati discuss computer vision trends.
©Robert Wright/LDV Vision Summit

Join us at the next LDV Vision Summit.

Wow - what a fantastic Summit with all of you brilliant people!

Thank you for helping us make our LDV Vision Summit a huge success!

We greatly appreciate all the insights and wisdom from the speakers, competitors, judges and the attendees throughout the Summit.

YOU all helped us make the two days inspiring and special.

Congratulations to our competition winners - Last year projects from Stanford University won both awards and this year Wirewax won both:
Startup Competition: Steve Callanan, Co-Founder & CEO, Wirewax
Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Challenge: Alessio Dore of Wirewax

A special thank you to Rebecca Paoletti and Serge Belognie as the summit would not exist without collaborating with them!

We also could not have succeeded without the tremendous support from our:

Partners: Cake Works, Cornell Tech, International Center Of Photography, School Of Visual Arts, LDV Capital

Sponsors: AWS activate, Dropbox, JWPlayer, Olapic, Orrick, Qualcomm, Sprout by HP, Vidcaster

Media Partners: Kaptur, VizWorld

Computer Vision Challenges Advisors: Jan Erik Solem, Mapillary;Silvio Savarese, Stanford University; Peter Welinder, Dropbox; Kristen Grauman, University of Texas

Photographer: Robert Wright Photography

Video Team: Hybrid Events Group

Graphic Recorders: Dean Meyers, John Bloch, Anne Gibbons, Jill Greenbaum, Becca Wilson

Event Coordinators: Grow.co

We are happy to give photos and soon videos to any attendees, partners and sponsors who wish to write blog posts about their experiences at our Summit. We will post them to our press page, network and it will be a win/win!

Building The LDV Vision Summit Together:

"Every year the LDV Vision Summit assembles the foremost thinkers, builders, and business leaders in the visual field. It's always illuminating and inspiring." Erick Schonfeld, Executive Producer, DEMO & Co-Founder, TouchCast

"The LDV Summit was filled with distinguished speakers and great depth of content. As a judge in the Startup Competition, I was incredibly impressed with the entrepreneurs and quality of startups presenting." Alicia Syrett, Founder & CEO, Pantegrion Capital

"LDV Vision Summit felt like all the movers and shakers from across the world of Vision, coming together in the throbbing heart of Gotham City.  A great way to get an overview of what is going on, and catch up with the people making it happen, at a fun pace." Julian Green, Group PM Mobile Vision, Google

“The summit was an extremely valuable experience. It combined people at the forefront of computer vision with people at the forefront of business.  The summit had not only the right speakers, it had the right audience too.” Marni Bartlett, Co-Founder and Lead Scientist, Emotient

“Thanks for organizing a great event this week. Excellent speakers, super-well organized and a really nice atmosphere. It was well worth the trip over from the UK and I made some good contacts. Looking forward to 2016!”  Mike Betts, Co-Founder & CEO, Photocrowd

“Great lineup of speakers and attendees. Part of my vision for 2016 already." Mikkel Thagaard, Chairman at Astra Billleddiagnostik

"The LDV Vision Summit was a fantastic event! What an amazing (and relevant) group of people you put together from the visual technology ecosystem with tons of imaging and video experts. I was thrilled to get to participate." Erika Trautman, Co-Founder & CEO, Rapt Media

"Computer vision often foretells the future but is stuck in the high shelves of academia. This Summit is the first step in bringing that vision to real business and practical applications. The future becomes real with LDV Vision Summit." Alyssa Wright, VP, Partnerships & Business Development, Mapzen

More quotes here and press here.

Fireside Chat: Joanne Wilson [Gotham Gal Ventures] and Evan Nisselson [LDV Capital]. ©Robert Wright/LDV Vision Summit

Fireside Chat: Joanne Wilson [Gotham Gal Ventures] and Evan Nisselson [LDV Capital].
©Robert Wright/LDV Vision Summit

Learn more about our partners and sponsors:

AWS Activate Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. Some of the world’s hottest startups including Pinterest, Instagram, and Dropbox have leveraged the power of AWS to easily get started and quickly scale. First 100 people who sign up receive $100 AWS Promotional Credit Codes, expiring on May 31, 2016,

CakeWorks designs, drives, evaluates and supports sustainable video businesses. All attendees are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter covering digital video people and products that impact our ecosystem every day. 

Cornell Tech is a revolutionary model for graduate education that fuses technology with business and creative thinking. Cornell Tech brings together like-minded faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary ideas grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live.

Dropbox is a service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, and share them easily. Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your phone or tablet, and the Dropbox website. Dropbox's Carousel app puts a lifetime of memories at your fingertips and keeps them safe forever in Dropbox.

Grow.co is the largest community of acquisition-oriented marketing professionals and brands comprising more than 2,000 professionals. Our Community includes a wide range of companies, from early stage startups to the most sophisticated, billion dollar brands. Grow.co hosts a variety of events including Mobile Apps Unlocked, GrowCommerce and others, along with publishing weekly newsletters to service these ever-changing communities.

Hewlett-Packard The ability to blend the real world and the digital in amazing new ways is a creative revolution. We call it Blended Reality, and to us, it’s more than just an idea. It’s a promise. A vision. It’s a way to humanize technology and make it tangible. Grab things. Mash them up. Make them even better. Sprout by HP lets you bring your imagination to life. Literally. For more information visit: http://sprout.hp.com/

Panel: The Explosion Of Digital Video. What's Next? Moderated by Rich Greenfield, Emily Gray, Greg Clayman, and Paul Marcum. [L-R]  ©Robert Wright/LDV Vision Summit

Panel: The Explosion Of Digital Video. What's Next? Moderated by Rich Greenfield, Emily Gray, Greg Clayman, and Paul Marcum. [L-R]  ©Robert Wright/LDV Vision Summit

The International Center of Photography is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Since its founding in 1974, ICP has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. 

JW Player is the New York-based startup that pioneered video on the web and is now innovating for the future. Started in 2008 as the world's first open source video player, today the company's customers span the globe across 193 countries. The company's flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites with 17 billion video streams monthly to over a billion monthly unique viewers across all devices. For more information, see www.jwplayer.com.

Kaptur is the first magazine about the photo tech space. News, research and stats along with commentaries, industry reports and deep analysis written by industry experts.  Find out more at http://kaptur.co/

LDV Capital Investing in people around the world who leverage technology to entertain, increase efficiency, and solve problems.  Focus: Visual Technologies and B2B Software as a Service businesses.

Olapic unlocks the power of consumer content to create engaging and authentic brand experiences.  Olapic’s visual marketing platform integrates visual consumer content into e-commerce sites, emails, ads, print, syndication partners, and more. With the ability to collect photos and videos from social media sites including Instagram, Facebook, Vine, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr, the Olapic SaaS platform can curate, display, and accurately predict and measure the effectiveness of consumer-generated visual content.

We are a family affair! Serge Belongie, Professor at Cornell Tech with his son August helping announce the next speaker.   ©Robert Wright/LDV Vision Summit

We are a family affair! Serge Belongie, Professor at Cornell Tech with his son August helping announce the next speaker.  
©Robert Wright/LDV Vision Summit

Orrick is a leading global law firm focused on representing companies in the technology, financial and energy sectors. The firm is committed to long-term strategic relationships with their clients, and is widely recognized for the quality of their client results. With 1,100 lawyers based in key markets worldwide, Orrick’s global platform allows their attorneys to meet the needs of their clients wherever they do business. Collaboration, one of the firm’s core values, defines the firm’s relationships with its clients, among its lawyers and staff, and with its communities. 

Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment, and each other.  For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website at www.qualcomm.com

The MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts is the premiere program for the study of Lens and Screen Arts. This program champions multimedia integration, interdisciplinary activity, and provides ever-expanding opportunities for lens-based students.

Vidcaster is a video training platform used by companies like Wix.com, VMware, and MIT to drive measurable training outcomes for employees, prospects, customers and distributed workforces. The platform includes a suite of tools for video hosting, user authentication, in-video engagement, and analytics data that integrates into third-party systems.

VizWorld.com covers news and the community about visual thinking, from innovation and design theory to applied visual thinking in technology, media and education. From the whiteboard to the latest OLED screens, graphic recording to movie making and VFX, VizWorld readers want to know how to put visual thinking to work and play. SHOW US your story!

Panel: Is Live Video Streaming A Fad? By Graphic Recorder ©Becca Wilson 

Panel: Is Live Video Streaming A Fad? By Graphic Recorder ©Becca Wilson 

We will be posting more photos and videos soon!

Look forward to our community helping each other succeed! 

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Thanks again!

Ciao,

Evan