Virtual Reality 20/20 Summit 2016 Taking Place @ New York City on October 17, 2016

Today’s consumer has an insatiable appetite for new technology experiences. That trend bodes very well for virtual and augmented reality, which many leading analysts are surmising will become the next mega tech trend. VR/AR technology and its content, application and services has the potential to disrupt the market just as televisions, personal computers and smartphones did beforehand.

Virtual Reality 20/20 will look at VR/AR technology and investigate the meaning of this potential game-changing trend for the television industry and examine its impact on programming, distribution and marketing. During NYC Television & Video Week, VR/AR media executives, technology pioneers, investors and creative minds will converge to share inner secrets of the industry. Don’t miss this one-day only showcase on Monday, October 17th!


During NYC Television & Video Week, VR/AR media executives, technology pioneers, investors and creative minds will converge to share inner secrets of the industry. Don’t miss this one-day only showcase on Monday, October 17th.




Virtual Reality 20/20 Summit 2016 is the must-attend event for film/television/digital content/gaming industry executives, consumer electronics companies, VCs/angel investors, retailers, publishers, news outlets, sports franchises, advertising agencies, brands, social media channels, educators and other business leaders.


Meet some of the VR/AR industry’s top executives and most innovative creators.
Gain insight into emerging trends in hardware, content development, distribution and retail.
Connect with potential funding, content and distribution partners.
Explore many different types of VR/AR devices and content with hands-on demonstrations.
Participate in interactive discussions around ways to monetize VR/AR content.
Learn best practices around VR filming techniques.
Uncover surprising ways that VR/AR is disrupting businesses across the nation.
Generate visibility for your VR/AR device or creative project.

Virtual Reality 20/20 Summit Event Details

WHEN: Monday, October 17, 2016, 8:30am – 6:30pm

WHERE: The Times Center, 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036 / (212) 556-4300



Virtual Reality 20/20 Summit 2016 Advisory Board Announcement

NYC Television & Video Week has announced the formation of an advisory board for Virtual Reality 20/20. Members of the advisory board range from venture capitalists to intellectual property developers. While they hail from a variety of backgrounds, members of the board are all experts and decision-makers in finding and creating disrupters in the VR/AR market. The inaugural Virtual Reality 20/20 advisory board members are listed alphabetically below:

Neil Carty, SVP Innovation Strategy at MediaLink – Combining his knowledge of the emerging technology landscape with a proprietary methodology, Carty leads MediaLink’s Innovation Strategy practice which advises senior marketers across a variety of Fortune 100 brands.

Evan Kraut, Managing Director at Grey AdVentures – Grey AdVentures is a new division within Grey Group. Kraut oversees the development of intellectual property and works to unearth innovative and scalable new business models for the agency and its clients.

Scott Levine, Managing Director at Time Warner Investments – Time Warner Investments is the strategic venture group for Time Warner Inc. Levine focuses on digital media investment opportunities and is actively involved in sectors such as virtual reality and over-the-top (OTT) video.

Arjun Metre, Investment Director at Intel Capital– Intel Capital is Intel’s global investment and M&A organization. Metre is focused primarily on equity investments around client and perceptual computing technologies, including VR/AR, AI, computer vision, robotics and immersive sports and entertainment.

Hardie Tankersley, CEO of Avriss VR – Having developed product and business strategies at the intersection of technology and entertainment for Apple, Yahoo, Real Networks, The Grammys, and FOX TV, Hardie recently developed the Emmy-winning VR experience for Sleepy Hollow and is now leading efforts to create studios and commercial solutions for the emerging markets created by VR.

Cary Tilds, Chief Innovation Officer, WPP/GroupM – Responsible for identifying consumer technologies impacting digital media platform strategies, Tilds develops GroupM’s technology roadmap within search, social, mobile, and emerging digital platforms.

Michael Yang, Managing Director at Comcast Ventures – Comcast Ventures is the venture capital affiliate for Comcast Corporation, and Yang leads the investment activities in sectors such as healthcare, Internet of Things and virtual reality. He has made investments in AltspaceVR, Baobab Studios, NextVR and SPACES.

“I could not be more excited to announce the advisory board for the inaugural Virtual Reality 20/20,” said Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable / Multichannel News. “These are true industry leaders. Together, we’re going to organize an exceptional program detailing opportunities and innovations in the VR/AR space.”

Virtual Reality 20/20 will range from networking with creators and potential funders to hearing about the latest trends at panel presentations. Attendees will also be able to test out cutting-edge hardware through hands-on demonstrations.


To purchase early bird tickets (ends Sept. 12) for Virtual Reality 20/20, visit


Visit for a complete schedule of the 4th Annual NYC Television and Video Week, which includes the 26th Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Advanced Advertising, Next TV Summit, Hispanic Television Summit as well as Virtual Reality 20/20.


For information on 2016 NYC Television & Video Week partnerships and sponsorship opportunities, contact Charlie Weiss at 212-378-0478 or


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Author: VR Reporter

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