Silicon Beach Fest

Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change

Nov
28
Tue
Pasadena Day: Check-in & Networking @ CTRL Collective Pasadena
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Intro to Pasadena Tech Scene @ CTRL Collective Pasadena
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Track: Pasadena
Pasadena Day: Networking Reception @ CTRL Collective Pasadena
Nov 28 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Track: Pasadena
Nov
29
Wed
DTLA Day: Check-in & Networking @ CTRL Collective DTLA
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our Future AI Overlords: Friend or Foe? @ CTRL Collective DTLA - Classroom
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Track: DTLA

Are nightmare scenarios cause for concern, or can smart learning machines elevate humanity?

Moderator: Todd Terrazas, AI.LA Community, Leader

– Steven Schkolne, 3dSunshine, Founder/CEO
– August Bradley Cenname, MIND & MACHINE, Executive Producer; Technarte LA 2017, Chairman
– Ross Mead, Semio Robotics, Founder/CEO
– Ramsay Brown, Dopamine Labs, Founder & COO
– Sabri Sansoy, Orchanic, CEO & Roboticist
– Kelsey Scharnhorst, UCLA, Artificial Neural Network Researcher

Rise of the Downtown LA Ecosystem @ CTRL Collective DTLA - Main Room
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Track: DTLA

Diverse founders and leaders discuss the burgeoning DTLA ecosystem and community.

Moderator: Miki Reynolds, Grid 110, Executive Director

– Greg Toroosian, Hyperloop One, Lead Engineering Recruiter
– Elizabeth Reynolds, HyreCar, COO
– Jeremy Wall, Lumenus (IoT bike lights), CEO/Founder

DTLA Day: Networking Reception @ CTRL Collective DTLA
Nov 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Track: DTLA
Dec
1
Fri
Registration Opens @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Registration opens. Pick up your badges at SBF Registration at CTRL Collective Playa Vista front desk.

Blockchain and Influencers @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

– Moderator: Nathan Chandra, RYSE / APEX

– Steve Stewart, VEZT, CEO – Artists monetize music via fans – blockchain
– Don Meek, APEX, COO – Influencer exchange on the blockchain
– Jim Sellers, Tagger Media, CEO – Influencer Marketing Platform
– Dr. Wallace Lynch, Alpha Token Foundation, Founder/CEO

How to Raise Capital? @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Track: Blockchain Playa Vista

What are VCs and angel investors looking for? The do and don’ts of raising capital.

Moderator: Asher Leids

– Michael Tam, Crosscut Ventures
– Austin Clements, TenOneTen Ventures
– Chang Xu, Upfront Ventures
– Britt Danneman, Alpha Edison Ventures
– Maxine Koven, LDR Ventures
– Brian Mac Mahon, Expert DOJO, Founder

UX and Diversity @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Track: Angel investors Capital Playa Vista VC

Learn how unconscious bias in UX/UI design can greatly affect diversity and inclusion.

Moderator: Heather Wetzler, Cue Career, Co-Founder and COO

– Roe Astuto, NBC Entertainment, Senior Director of Brand and Digital Marketing
– Zorina Ohanian, Sony Pictures Entertainment, EVP Worldwide Sales Distribution
– Cassie Betts, District2, Founder and CEO
– Delali Kpodzo,  WeAreOnyx, Co-Founder and CPO
– Bernadette Irizarry, Velvet Hammer/VLVT, Founder and CEO

Hiring Secrets for Startups: Get Funded & Succeed @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Track: Playa Vista UX

How do experts find and hire people that can set up your company for success? What common but avoidable mistakes do many founders make that can sink their company or make it unattractive to potential investors?

– Moderator: Margeaux Sullivan, Quest Complete

– Neal Bloom, North America Marketing, H I R E D
– Kelly Shapiro, Thesis Couture, General Counsel
– Marissa Peretz, Silicon Beach Talent
– Rachel Bullock, Render Media, COO
– Carmen Palafox, Make in LA, Venture Partner
– Mark Landay, Dynamic Synergy Corporation, Managing Director

Video Content, Monetization, and Distribution @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Track: Hiring Playa Vista

Moderator: David Bloom, Tubefilter

– Jon Skogmo, Jukin Media, CEO
– Javon Frazier, Studio71, EVP Partnerships
– Jason Dimberg, Machinima, VP, Programming & Talent
– Jesse Saivar, Greenberg Glusker, Partner

You Will Be Hacked: Cybersecurity Trends & Predictions @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Track: Playa Vista Video

Cybersecurity can no longer be ignored, whether you are a small start-up, Fortune 500, or just an individual with email or a credit card. Hear from experts discussing how 2017 was so groundbreaking, predictions for next year, and how you can design the right program with your business interests in mind.

Moderator: Ilanna Bavli, Principal, Eleven/11; Lionsgate, Consultant

– Barbara Allen-Watkins, City National Bank, SVP & Team Manager
– David Grazer, Tevora, Information Security Consultant
– Wendy Wu, Stroz Friedberg, Vice President
– Stan Stahl, PhD, Citadel Information Group, President; SecureTheVillage, President

Chip Off the Old Block(chain) @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Track: Cybersecurity Hacking Playa Vista

Blockchain has quickly emerged as a game-changing technology with the potential to impact many other applications and industries as a whole. We’ll discuss the distributed nature of blockchain and how the technology isn’t a chip off the old block.

Moderator: David Bloom, Tubefilter

– Kristoffer Nelson, SRAX, COO; head of BIGtoken
– Ariel Jalali, Sensay, co-founder and chief science officer
– Yu-Chi Lyra Kuo, PhD candidate at Princeton and JD Candidate at Harvard Law
– Grant P. Fondo, Goodwin Procter, Partner
– Josh Smith, Vetz.co, CTO
– Octavio Herrera, Cryptibles.com, CEO

Digital Marketing Trends: Vision 2018 @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Track: Blockchain Playa Vista

The rise of social engagement is breathing new life into face-to-face marketing settings. Brands are realizing F2F can be great social-content creation opportunities.

Moderator: Marc Fernandez, Denizen Company, Chief Growth Officer

– Gustavo A. Leone, Netflix, Product Creative, Originals
– Joy Ofodu, Instagram, Social Strategist
– Darrius Sankey, Innovation Acceleration Capital, VC Partner
– Iris Ichishita, Mattel, Director of YouTube Content
– Chad Campbell, WeWork, Head of Marketing, US & Canada

FinTech @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Track: Digital Marketing Playa Vista

– Moderator: Peter Mansfield, CMO.LA, President

– Shivani Siroya, Tala, CEO
– Willis Chang – Kinecta Federal Credit Union, VP of Innovation
– Simon Jaud, City National Bank, VP Payments Innovation
– Elan Mevasse – VRAY Payment Solutions, CEO

How to Find Local Professionals to Maximize Your Company’s Value @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Track: Fintech

Moderator: Jody Simon, Fox Rothschild, Partner, Entertainment and IP attorney

– Scott Alderton, Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles; Managing Partner, Corporate Attorney
– Zoe Bekas, Thomas Employment Law, Employment Attorney
– Eli Eisenberg, Straight Line Management, Founder
– Farida Fotouhi, Reality2 Reality-Based Marketing, President

Keynote: Brock Pierce, Blockchain Capital @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Track: Hiring Playa Vista
Tech Hiring Trends @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Track: Blockchain Keynote
Sean Kelly, SnackNation @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Track: Hiring
From Startups To Fortune 500: How AdTech Changes The Game @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Track: Playa Vista

Insider access to the power of digital advertising. Attendees will come away from this panel understanding how ad tech is used for business.

Moderator: Robert Brill, BrillMedia.co, Founder/CEO

– Steven Kaufmanm OMD USA, Managing Director, Programmatic
– Rick Robinson, Billups Worldwide, COO
– Heather Luttrell, Field Test, Co-Founder; formerly Co-Founder Indieclick

Rise of the Accelerators @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Track: Adtech Digital Advertising

Representatives from LA’s top accelerators discuss their role educating entrepreneurs and how they can help today’s founders.

Moderator: Justin Wolske, Grid110 tech/fashion accelerator; Caseworx

– Anna Barber, Techstars LA, Managing Director. Techstars’ third LA accelerator
– Amanda Schultzbank, Amplify LA
– Noramay Cadena, Make in LA. Hardware/IoT accelerator
– Maureen Klewicki, Techstars Health Accelerator, Program Director
– Heidi Hubbeling, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Preccelerator® Program

VCs @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Track: Accelerator Playa Vista

Leading VCs discuss what they are looking for in Silicon Beach.

Moderator: Mark Landay, Dynamic Synergy

– Peter Liu, Pritzker Group, Vice President
– Mark Yung, OCV, Co-Founder, Managing Principal, $200M fund
– Karan Wadhera, Casa Verde Capital, Managing Partner. Snoop Dogg’s cannabis fund
– Mike Velcich, K1, Vice President. Exclusively invests in B2B software

Startup Showcase @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Track: VC

4-5 startups will pitch for 5 minutes each for the 2017 Startup Showcase title!

Startups:
– Vampr music app

More to be announced

Judges:
– Bob Vanech, Treble, CFO; Investor
– Noramay Cadena, Make in LA. Hardware/IoT accelerator
– Anna Barber, Techstars LA, Managing Director. Techstars’ third LA accelerator

Cocktails @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Startup Village
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Track: Playa Vista Startups
Silicon Beach Fest – Closing Party @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 1:00 am
Track: Cocktails Playa Vista

8-9pm Two Planet LA Bands: Elijah and Polar Tropica
9-11p  DJ Nate shines