Vision Summit 2014 Agenda


June 4, 2014: Agenda 

8:30 - 9:30am Registration and Coffee 
9:30am Summit Opening. Evan Nisselson, LDV Capital - Master of Ceremonies
9:40 - 10:25am CAMERAS: Video, Still & Wearable

Panel: The Future of Cameras 
Which cameras will dominate the market in the next 5 years? 25 years? DSLR, cameraphones or wearables?
Moderator: Evan Nisselson 
Panelists: Martin Kallstrom, Narrative, CEO & Co-Founder; Flo Meissner, EyeEm, CEO & Co-Founder

Computer Vision: Search, Categorization & Monetization

Keynote: Recent Progress in Computer Vision using Deep Learning, Rob Fergus, Facebook artificial intelligence lab.

Break –

Panel: The Future of Image Recognition 
Dozens of machine vision companies have recently been acquired by Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Twitter and other major players. How will image recognition disrupt businesses and empower humanity? How can we inspire more researchers to bring their vision to market?
Moderator: Evan Nisselson
Serge Belongie, Professor, Cornell NYC Tech, Computer Vision Expert
Gary Bradski, Magic Leap, VP Computer Vision & Machine Learning. 
Moshe Bercovich, Shutterfly, GM Israel 

Competition: Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Challenge
Finalists will give 4 minute presentations and receive 2 minutes of questions from the judges.
Serge Belongie, Professor, Cornell NYC Tech, Computer Vision Expert
Jan Erik Solem, Jan Erik Solem, Co-founder of Mapillary
Moshe Bercovich, Shutterfly, GM Israel 
Gary Bradski, Magic Leap, VP Computer Vision & Machine Learning
Tamara Berg, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sophie Lebrecht, Neon Labs, Co-Founder
Navneet Dalal, Google, Research Scientist
Rob Fergus, Facebook artificial intelligence lab. NYU Professor
Alex Winter, Placemeter, CEO & Co-Founder

Investors: Trends in Visual Communications Technology
Fireside Chat:
Om Malik, True Ventures Partner and Evan Nisselson LDV Capital: How Investing in Visual Communications Can Create Profits and Change Humanity.

12:50 - 1:50pm Lunch  

Panel: Investing Trends in Visual Technology
When it comes to visual communications, investors have experienced mixed results for the past 2 decades. But in the last 5 years, we have experienced a fundamental shift. The phenomenal value created in the sector via Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram has turned many heads. What does the future look like?
Moderator: Evan Nisselson
David Pakman, Venrock 
Om Malik, True Ventures
David Aronoff, Flybridge Capital Partners

Competition: Startup Pitches
Startups will give 4 minute presentations and receive 2 minutes of questions from the judges.
David Aronoff, Flybridge Capital Partners
Kelly Hoey, Cuurio
Om Malik, True Ventures
Erik Nordlander, Google Ventures
David Pakman, Venrock
Murat Aktihanoglu, ER Accelerator
Betsy Morgan, The Blaze
Ellie Wheeler, Greycroft Partners
Brad Svrluga, High Peaks Ventures
Rob Go, NextView Ventures
Pankaj Jain, 500 Startups  

3:05 - 3:35pm: Social: In Search of the Next YouTube, Instagram, Flickr

Inspiration: Consumer Video Sharing Phenomena - The Dave and Ethan Show

Keynote: How the Modern Family Saves and Shares Memories, Offir Gutelzon, Founder

Keynote: Video Founder Confessions, Adam Singolda, founder of Taboola

3:35 - 4:30pm: Metrics, Analytics & Brands: Tracking, Measuring & Optimizing

Keynote: How Do We Measure Success? Eric Berry, CEO and Co-Founder TripleLift

Panel: Key Metrics and Brand Engagement 
How do marketers and publishers successfully track and increase video revenue? What is the single most important metric for brands? When is engagement finally going to be monetizable - or is it already?
Moderator:  Jocelyn Johnson, VideoInk, Founder
Panelists:Sophie Lebrecht, Neon-Labs, CEO & Co-Founder
Adam Paulisick, Nielsen Catalina Solutions, VP of Marketing
Mike Henry, Outrigger Media, OpenSlate Studios

Break: Networking & Bar opens!

5:00 - 6:55pm Content: Engagement, Publishing & Distribution

Keynote: Viral Video Marketing. Matt Ruby, CEO & Founder

Panel: Brands As Publishers and Content Creators: Viral, Authentic and Revenue-Generating 
Brands are publishers, too. What is the magic success formula for balancing messaging with authenticity? How are brands making content more accessible, exciting and viral? How do brands and traditional publishers collaborate to attract bigger audiences, and make more money?
Moderator: Rich Greenfield, BTIG, Managing Director, Media & Tech Analyst
Todd Sawicki, Zemanta, CEO 
Jason Krebs, Maker Studios, Head of Sales
Jeffrey Madoff, Madoff Productions, CEO
Tobias Peggs, Aviary, CEO

Keynote: Paradigm shift in digital storytelling. Brian Storm, MediaStorm, CEO & Founder

Panel: Trends in Original Video Programming
Original video programming can be expensive and challenging to create. When is it worth the investment? Can costs be offset with evergreen, stock and other library footage? Will your audience - and your advertisers - support user-generated content? What's working best today and how will this change in the next three years?
Moderator: Rebecca Paoletti, CEO CakeWorks
J.R. McCabe, Time Inc., SVP of Video
Megan Cunningham, Magnet Media, CEO & Founder
Betsy Morgan, The Blaze, President
Erick Schonfeld, TouchCast, Co-Founder

Keynote: The Future of Visual Communications by Rick Smolan, Against All Odds, CEO

6:55 - 7:05pm Closing: Congratulate winners & thanks

7:05 - 8pm Drinks & Networking