LDV Vision Summit: May 24 & 25, 2017
Innovation & Trends in Video and Digital Imaging


We bring together top technologists, visionaries, startups, media/brand executives, creators and investors with the purpose of
exploring how visual technologies leveraging computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence are
revolutionizing how humans communicate and do business.  

Who should attend?

» Computer Vision, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence experts and professionals
» Technology executives evaluating imaging and video companies for partnerships & acquisitions
» Media and brand executives interested in boosting revenue by leveraging new imaging and video products and technologies
» Investors: Visual technologies & businesses deliver tremendous upside - don't miss the next Instagram, Youtube, Oculus, Snapchat... 
 » Imaging and video startups interested in meeting investors, customers, recruiting and potential partners
» Creatives: Photographers, Videographers and anyone creating content


May 24 & 25, 2017

Location: SVA Theatre, New York City, New York


 

Day 1: Technology Deep Dive

Join the smartest people working in Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning,  Augmented Reality and all technology related to Visual Content

 

Day 2: Business & Product

 How can you increase revenue and avoid being disrupted by competitors. Topics range from the future of Cameras, Analytics, Social, Advertising, Distribution, Monetization, and Publishing.

Last Year's Agenda»      
2017 Agenda TBD    


 

2016 Highlights: Video

Organizers

Presented by Evan Nisselson, LDV Capital
Video Program: Rebecca Paoletti, CakeWorks, CEO
Computer Vision Program: Serge Belongie, Cornell Tech
Computer Vision Advisors: Jan Erik Solem, Mapillary  
Universities: Cornell Tech, School of Visual Arts
Sponsors: To be announced soon. Please email if you are interested in sponsoring.
Media Partners:  TBD 

 
LDV Vision Summit is one of those rare events that brings a very focused group of people together to talk about something that they all care about - computer vision & visual technologies. If you are investing or working in the space, you should definitely attend to meet other experts and startups building the next great products and companies.
— Josh Elman, Greylock Partners, Partner
The Summit’s clear technology focus sets it apart - I was truly impressed by the quality of companies using computer vision across a range of verticals, from VR to robotics, and by the caliber of conversation amongst speakers.
— Christina Bechhold, Samsung Global Innovation Center, Investor. Empire Angels, Co-Founder, Managing Director.
Because of its focus, LDV Vision Summit was not only fun but also a real learning experience for me.
— Andy Weissman, Partner, Union Square Ventures
It was my first time at a summit as a student, and it was quite an eye-opening experience: lots of interesting people to meet with game-changing ideas in the works. I feel like it is a necessary bridge to even out the disparities between academia and industry in this rapidly growing field, and the opportunity to network with some of the greatest names in the field is something that should definitely not be overlooked!
— Divyaa Ravichandran, Carnegie Mellon, Research Assistant
Really impressive and most important - amazing founders presenting.
— Adam Singolda, Taboola, Founder & CEO
Being involved in the LDV Vision summit was a pleasure and an amazing opportunity to network across all disciplines of entrepreneurial computer vision. Big congrats to this years winners and everyone else for a great meeting!
— Oscar Beijbom, UC Berkeley, Postdoctoral Scholar
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.
— Julian Green, Group PM Mobile Vision, Google

2016 Speakers

Gaile Gordon Enlighted, Senior Director Technology San Francisco, CA, U.S.

Gaile Gordon
Enlighted,
Senior Director Technology
San Francisco, CA, U.S.

Josh Elman Greylock Partners, Partner San Francisco, CA, U.S

Josh Elman
Greylock Partners,
Partner
San Francisco, CA, U.S

Liza Pigram VIMBY, Mark Burnett Content Studio. SVP, Strategy & Dev. Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

Liza Pigram
VIMBY, Mark Burnett Content Studio. SVP, Strategy & Dev.
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

Nicolas Pinto Apple, Mobile Deep Learning Sold Perceptio > Apple San Francisco, CA, U.S

Nicolas Pinto
Apple, Mobile Deep Learning
Sold Perceptio > Apple
San Francisco, CA, U.S

Trina DasGupta Single Palm Tree Productions CEO & Founder NYC, NY, U.S.

Trina DasGupta
Single Palm Tree Productions
CEO & Founder
NYC, NY, U.S.

Stone Roberts Refinery29 SVP, Global Video Strategy NYC, NY, U.S.

Stone Roberts
Refinery29
SVP, Global Video Strategy
NYC, NY, U.S.

Jessi Hempel Wired Senior Writer NYC, NY, U.S.

Jessi Hempel
Wired
Senior Writer
NYC, NY, U.S.

Bijan Sabet Spark Capital General Partner & Co-Founder Boston, MA, U.S.

Bijan Sabet
Spark Capital
General Partner & Co-Founder
Boston, MA, U.S.

Patricia Hadden NBCUniversal Media SVP, Head of Marketing NYC, NY, U.S.

Patricia Hadden
NBCUniversal Media
SVP, Head of Marketing
NYC, NY, U.S.

Larry Zitnick Facebook, AI Research,  Research Lead San Francisco, CA, U.S. 

Larry Zitnick
Facebook, AI Research, 
Research Lead
San Francisco, CA, U.S. 

Howard Morgan First Round Capital Partner & Co-Founder NYC, NY, U.S.

Howard Morgan
First Round Capital
Partner & Co-Founder
NYC, NY, U.S.

Nicolas Steegmann GoPro, Software Engineering, Sr. Director. Sold Stupefix > GoPro Paris, France

Nicolas Steegmann
GoPro, Software Engineering, Sr. Director. Sold Stupefix > GoPro
Paris, France


Competitions

Many companies who presented or competed at the last Summit have since raised venture capital funding.
Others have joined startups or formed companies with people they met at the Summit.

Startup Competition:  Are you one of the most promising imaging & video companies? Compete for limited presentation slots in front of ~450 attendees including judges, investors, customers and potential partners.

Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Challenge: Face off against your fellow Computer Vision and Machine Learning enthusiasts for a chance to present your solutions to top industry VCs, judges, media executives and hiring companies.

2017 Competition Details >>

 



2015 Speakers

Julian Green Google, Group PM Mobile Vision Sold Jetpac > Google San Francisco, U.S.

Julian Green
Google, Group PM Mobile Vision
Sold Jetpac > Google
San Francisco, U.S.

Claudia Perlich Dstillery Chief Scientist NYC, U.S.

Claudia Perlich
Dstillery
Chief Scientist
NYC, U.S.

Ching-Yu Hu Google. Head of Skybox Business Operations. Sold Skybox > Google San Francisco, U.S.

Ching-Yu Hu
Google. Head of Skybox Business Operations. Sold Skybox > Google
San Francisco, U.S.

Joanne Wilson Gotham Gal Ventures Angel Investor NYC, U.S.

Joanne Wilson
Gotham Gal Ventures
Angel Investor
NYC, U.S.

Lane Becker Code for America Director of Products & Startups San Francisco, U.S.

Lane Becker
Code for America
Director of Products & Startups
San Francisco, U.S.

Andrew Cleland Comcast Ventures Managing Director NYC, U.S.

Andrew Cleland
Comcast Ventures

Managing Director
NYC, U.S.

Andrew Rabinovich Magic Leap Principal Engineer San Francisco, U.S

Andrew Rabinovich
Magic Leap
Principal Engineer
San Francisco, U.S

Andrew Weissman Union Square Ventures Partner NYC, U.S.

Andrew Weissman
Union Square Ventures
Partner
NYC, U.S.

Peter Welinder Dropbox, Engineer Sold Anchovi Labs > Dropbox San Francisco, U.S

Peter Welinder
Dropbox, Engineer
Sold Anchovi Labs > Dropbox
San Francisco, U.S

Vivek Sharma Movable Ink Founder & CEO NYC, U.S.

Vivek Sharma
Movable Ink
Founder & CEO
NYC, U.S.

Matt Meeker Bark & Co., Founder & CEO Meetup, Co-Founder NYC, U.S.

Matt Meeker
Bark & Co., Founder & CEO
Meetup, Co-Founder
NYC, U.S.

Nathan Brown The Huffington Post SVP & GM of Video NYC, U.S.

Nathan Brown
The Huffington Post
SVP & GM of Video
NYC, U.S.


Happy attendees:

LDV Vision Summit exposed me to some amazing entrepreneurs and thought leaders thinking about the world through a different perspective than any other tech conference I’ve been to. Anyone that wants to get a glimpse at the future of how we process everything around us would benefit from attending.
— Ed Laczynski, Zype, CEO & Co-Founder
The last 10 years of advances in mobile and cloud computing have been life changing. Visual computing feels like that next life changing tech movement, and the questions and ideas explored at the LDV Vision Summit will be critical to any tech player serious about being involved.
— Rohit Dave, Samsung, Corporate Development & Strategy
As a first time attendee to the LDV summit, I was mostly expecting to see numerous technical presentations by various startups from the computer vision field. I was pleasantly surprised that LDV Summit also covered important investment related topics and trends that helped me gain greater understanding of business aspects related to Visual Tech. I am definitely looking forward to LDV 2017!
— Jack Levin, Nventify, CEO & Founder, ImageShack, CEO & Co-Founder
It was definitely one of the best learning and networking experience. I love listening to all the rapidly disseminated information. Also loved feedback from people on my thoughts. So many people came and provided me positive feedback on Context and intent are essential for finding meaning in photos; and language divides but visual unites.
— Ramesh Jain, Professor at UCI and CoFounder at Krumbs
The summit gave us insight on emerging technologies that will be valuable for our network of photographers to anticipate as tools for their work in the near and distant future!
— Susan Meiselas and Emma Raynes, Magnum Foundation
As an early stage investor in robotics, computer vision, autonomous mobility, and remote sensing,The LDV Summit is an invaluable resource to have in our venture community. Reflecting on last week’s presentations, I am still impressed by the curated experience of industry leaders, innovative startups and quality connections all under one roof.
— Oliver Mitchell, Mach 5 Ventures
The LDV Vision Summit is computer mad scientists meets visual storytellers with world class investors lurking in every corner. Two days that will stretch your brain and open your eyes to countless emerging possibilities in the imaging world.
— Brian Storm, Founder & Executive Producer, MediaStorm
I had a fantastic experience doing the challenge and coming to the summit, and it was wonderful to meet so many other amazing people.
— Serena Yeung, Ph.D. Stanford U., winner of our Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Challenge
You brought a lot of great thinkers in the space together. I enjoyed it!
— Megan Cunningham, Magnet Media, Founder & CEO
Thank you for all your tremendous work organizing yesterday. It’s bold to bring everyone together from deep machine learning to publishers as brands - but it worked so well! I learnt a lot and met some great people, so thank you so much for including me!
— Sophie Lebrecht, Neon Labs, CEO
The LDV Vision Summit is a fast-paced mix of technology, business, and academic perspectives. You can hear insights from seasoned venture capitalists, major industry players, and young entrepreneurs developing their first vision or machine learning-based startups, packed into just two days. It’s invigorating!
— Dr. David S. Touretzky, Carnegie Mellon University, Research Professor Computer Science Department & Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
LDV brought together entrepreneurs, practitioners and investors for a multidisciplinary discussion about where the future of the visual image is heading. It was a great mix of people who are working inwhat lies ahead for visual media. It is clear we are only at the beginning of what is possible. It was exciting to be part of it.
— Doreen Lorenz, Vidlet, Co-Founder
As comedians, we weren’t quite sure what to expect at the LDV Summit. But seeing as we do much of our work on YouTube and in the digital space, it was really cool to learn about how future technologies will change the ways in which we develop and create content.
— Ethan Fixell, The Dave and Ethan Show