Immersed 2018: Entertainment Track

Event Timeslots (5)

Thursday
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Entertainment Track
Kevin Williams, Chairman, DNA Association

The Play in Out-of-Home Entertainment

A big challenge with the out-of-home entertainment market is its constant competition with the growing abilities of what people can do in their home. Going beyond the limits of rollers coasters and thrill rides, Mr. Williams will talk about the latest technologies the out-of-home markets are using to excite visitors and ride goers in theme parks, amusement parks, and leisure experiences. Be it virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, or things beyond - Mr. Williams will give a birds eye view of where things are headed and why.

Thursday
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Entertainment Track
Rama Krishna Aravind, Founder & Creative Director
Poco Loco Amusements

A Filmmaker's Journey Through the REAL "Ready Player One"

As an international filmmaker who has worked on worldwide blockbusters like “Baahubali -The Beginning” and “Baahubali – The Conclusion”, Mr. Aravind has found himself personally influenced and invested in the vision and concept of “Ready Player One”; most recently a Hollywood hit by Steven Spielberg.

Mr. Aravind will share his personal journey with his new India-based venture entitled Poco Loco Amusements. He will share his artistic vision, the realities of making such a vision possible, and what the viability is of pursuing an artistic business based on a story set in a book and on film.

Thursday
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Entertainment Track
Mike Domaguing, VP of Marketing
Survios

Building a Future One VR Punch at a Time

As VP of Marketing and Publishing for Survios, Mike Domaguing is faced with the mission of bringing amazing VR experiences to the masses through video games. Through blockbuster titles like “Raw Data” and “Creed: Rise to Glory,” Domaguing will talk about how they've driven viability and success to their studio and the market through home product releases, international arcades, and eSports. Finally, Domaguing will share tips and tricks that Survios has used to keep their studio on the beaten path as the immersive technology markets come to fruition.

Thursday
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Entertainment Track
Alex Igelman, Executive Chairman and Founder
Millennial Esports Corp.

The Real Numbers behind Esports viewership & What They Mean For You

This session will examine the state of the esports scene from the perspective of streaming viewership. Utilizing cutting edge data, Igelman will present meaningful information that will provide the audience with a better understanding of where competitive gaming stands today in the global entertainment space.

Thursday
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Entertainment Track
Ajay Fry, Co-Host, HUD
GINX Esports Television

Amazing Stories From the eSports Sidelines

No more are sports limited to throwing a ball, slapping a puck, or tackling an opponent. Growing in popularity for decades and with the advent of social media and distribution platforms like Twitch, eSports have become a serious business in nearly all parts of the world.

As a regular co-host of GINX eSports Television Canada\\\'s HUD (Heads up Daily), Ajay will give a birds eye view of the market, talk about where he sees things headed and why, and share some amazing stories he\\\'s come to witness in covering the eSports world.