LDV Vision Summit 2014: Attendees, Speakers, Partners and Sponsors

Judges asking questions during the Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Competition ©Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media

What a fantastic Summit with all of you brilliant people!

Thank you for helping us make the 1st LDV Vision Summit a huge success!

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

YOU all helped us make for the day inspiring and special.

Congratulations to our competition winners:

Startup Competition: Visiosafe, Alexandre Alahi

Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Challenge: Serena Yeung’s EgoStitch

We could not have succeeded without the tremendous support from our:
Partners: Cake Works, Cornell NYC Tech, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

Sponsors: AWS activate, Fastly, NYC Media Lab, Olapic, Orrick, Peer1, Photos.com by Getty Images, Shutterfly, Silicon Valley Bank

Media Partners: Kaptur, Pro Photo Daily, Ubergizmo

Photographer: Dan Taylor, Heisenberg Media

Graphic Jam: Dean Meyers, Jonny Goldstein, Becca Wilson

Video Gallery powered by: Vidcaster

Event Coordinators: Venture Further Events


The conversation continues across the web:

Words are dead. Here’s what will replace them, by Jessi Hempel, Fortune

Visual Computing Trends Visualized, by Om Malik


Peering into the vision of tomorrow, by Kaptur

A Video Is Not Just a Video. How computer vision and AI will empower or disrupt businesses, by Rebecca and Evan

Dean Meyers #sketchnotes #graphicrecording of @nisselson @ldvvisionsummit #ldvvision

Erick Schonfeld interviews Matt Ruby on Touchcast at the Summit.


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 network and it will be a win/win!

Panel: Trends in Original Video Programming. Moderator: Rebecca Paoletti, CakeWorks. Panelists: Betsy Morgan, The Blaze, Megan Cunningham, Magnet Media, Erick Schonfeld, TouchCast, J.R. McCabe, Time Inc. [L-R]  @Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media 

Learn more about our partners:

CakeWorks believes that building a sustainable digital video business doesn’t have to be impossibly complicated or outrageously expensive; with the right strategy and technology partners, it’s cake. To get our weekly video news wrap-up, sign up for Worth Reading here: http://cake-works.com/connect/

Cornell Tech is a revolutionary model for graduate school, forging a new intersection between academia and industry to fuel ground-breaking research and entrepreneurial thinkers who will create the technology that reinvents the way we live. Faculty, students, researchers and industry partners attack problems as modern-day inventors – blending technical, social science and business skills with creative thinking to produce visionary outcomes grounded in significant needs.

NYU Entrepreneurial Institute leads a university-wide initiative to accelerate the pace of technology commercialization and the launch of successful startups founded by NYU’s 60,000 students, faculty and researchers. The Institute’s team of startup experts and thought leaders offers educational programming, events, resources, and funding, via the NYU Innovation Venture Fund, to inspire, educate, connect, and accelerate entrepreneurs across NYU.  

Learn more about our sponsors:

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. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with the resources needed to get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS.  

Fastly delivers the world’s only real-time content delivery network. At Fastly we think slow is unacceptable. Fastly enables a next-generation of businesses to give their users the best online and mobile experience. The patent-pending Fastly Caching Software delivers static, dynamic and streaming content with the lowest recorded time to first byte. Our customers include (but certainly aren’t limited to) Twitter, Guardian UK, GitHub, AddThis, Wikia, Shazam, Wanelo, and Yammer.

NYC Media Lab connects companies seeking to advance new media technologies with university labs, programs and talent in New York City. Corporate members include AT&T, ESPN, HBO, Hearst, NBCUniversal, News Corp, Publicis Groupe, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon. To learn more and sign up for the monthly newsletter, visit www.nycmedialab.org

Olapic increases sales and engagement for brands like Steve Madden, Coach and New Balance by integrating customer photos into the online shopping experience to convert browsers into buyers and storefronts into communities. 

Orrick is a global law firm committed to enabling entrepreneurs and investors in the tech economy.

PEER 1 Hosting has grown into one of the world’s leading hosting providers. We got here by delivering the kind of exceptional service that gets noticed and by building an infrastructure that always delivers on our uptime promise. For over a decade we’ve been cutting through the frustration of underperforming technology and poor service, delivering the power of the Internet to any organization that needs it. We do this by providing award-winning Managed Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Colocation, Cloud Hosting and Network Services.

Photos.com offers stunning Getty Images photography expertly framed for your home or office. Hundreds of thousands of creative, editorial and archival photographs are available, each hand-selected by Getty Images experts who understand the power of pictures to tell our stories. We were proud to be part of the LDV Vision Summit and to hear how images continue to shape our world and tell our stories in previously unimagined ways.

Shutterfly is a family of brands in the business of sharing life’s joy. We are proud to offer personalized photo products and services through Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, Treat and Wedding Paper Divas. Although our brands are distinct from one another, Shutterfly, Inc. shares a common mission, vision and values of passion, inspire, act, commit and trust.

SVB is focused on banking innovative companies and offers diverse financial services, knowledge, global networks, and world class service to increase its clients’ probability of success.

Learn more about our media partners:

Kaptur.co is the first and only online publication solely focused on the photo/tech space.  We track funding, launches, exits, ipo’s, trends and provide deep analysis written by industry experts.

Pro Photo Daily We feature inspirational work and insightful news and opinion every day. Sign up to our newsletter.

Ubergizmo is a popular news website that features honest, opinionated news & reviews of consumer electronics products and trends.

Dan Taylor, Heisenberg Media specializes in dramatic conference and event photography. We’re not your standard documentarians. We seek out, capture, and produce works of art that can be used time and time again in your marketing materials, publications, presentations and more.

Michael Brand, SCI Group, Inc. From National Meetings to Live TV or Web broadcasts our content knowledge, Key Thought Leader relationships and creative execution are a unique and powerful combination to produce game-changers for your organization.

Vidcaster provides a video experience platform that makes it simple to use video strategically in business processes like lead generation, employee training and customer support. Our platform enables you to manage, enrich, distribute and analyze your videos. Use Vidcaster to put video on your website, create a video gallery, charge for your videos or launch a secure video portal.

Venture Further Events Conventions, seminars and conferences are complex events with lots of moving parts. Our meticulous attention to all of the details ensures that you can stay focused on the big picture.

Panel: Key Metrics and Brand Engagement. Moderator: Jocelyn Johnson, VideoInk. Panelists: Mike Henry - Outrigger Media, Adam Paulisick, Nielsen Catalina Solutions, Sophie Lebrecht, Neon-Labs. [L-R] @Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media We will be posting more photos and videos soon!

Look forward to our community helping each other succeed! 

#carpediem

Thanks again!

Ciao,
Evan