Silicon Beach Fest

Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change

Nov
30
Thu
Check-in & Networking @ CTRL Collective - Playa Vista
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Women On Top In LA Fashion @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Track: Playa Vista

A conversation about the future of fashion + digital with the women leaders at TechStyle Fashion Group.

– Traci Miholen Inglis, JustFab + ShoeDazzle, Brand President of Fast Fashion
– Isamar Batista, ShoeDazzle, Director of Brand Marketing and CRM
– Carly Dahlen, Fabletics, Sr. Director of Customer Acquisition

Women Founders @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Track: Fashion Playa Vista

Women Founders share stories of building successful Silicon Beach companies.
– Stacy Stubblefield, TeleSign, Co-Founder
– Mari Bower, Kitterly, CEO/Founder

VRScout VR Demos @ CTRL Collective - Playa Vista VR Lounge
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Track: Playa Vista Women Founders
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
Blockchain and Influencers @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab

– Moderator: Nathan Chandra, RYSE / APEX

– Taryn Southern, Internet Personality/Artist
– 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
How to Raise Capital? @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage

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
Hiring Secrets for Startups: Get Funded & Succeed @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom

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
Video Content, Monetization, and Distribution @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage

Moderator: David Bloom, Tubefilter

– Jon Skogmo, Jukin Media, CEO
– Jane Weedon, Twitch, Director of Business Development
– Julie Kennedy, Fullscreen, VP Talent
– Javon Frazier, Studio71, EVP Partnerships
– Jason Dimberg, Machinima, VP, Programming & Talent
– Jesse Saivar, Greenberg Glusker, Partner
– Gayle Gilman, Ripple Entertainment, CEO
– Zack Coffman, One World Studios, Head of Content

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
You Will Be Hacked: Cybersecurity Trends & Predictions @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab

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

Art Lounge @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Art Lounge
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Track: Cybersecurity Hacking Playa Vista

Open for you to relax, charge, chill, meet other others and take selfies with dinosaur skeletons in Tyler’s art studio in the back.

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

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
– 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
– Randy Saaf, 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

Does This Need to Be in VR? @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Track: Digital Marketing Playa Vista
Does This Need to Be in VR? @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom

VR experts discuss how to address a concepts viability in VR and how to steer clients toward narratives that are custom-tailored to a VR environment.

Moderator: Malia Probst, VRScout, Partner; Real Virtual Show podcast host

– Ela Topcuoglu, Start VR, Producer
– Ian Forester, VR Playhouse, CEO
– Kevin Shah, SunnyBoy Entertainment, Senior Producer
– Chuck Peil, Flight School Studio, EVP Strategic Partnerships

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

– 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
How to Find Local Professionals to Maximize Your Company's Value @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage

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

Live Video Creates Content, Influencers and Money @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Track: Hiring Playa Vista
Live Video Creates Content, Influencers and Money @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom

Live video influencers are becoming millionaires as the live streaming market matures. Experts dispel live-streaming myths and discuss untapped opportunities for editorial, brands, and companies in this new media space.

Moderator: Dawn Chmielewski, Deadline.com

– Khudor Annous, Live.me, Head of Marketing and Partnerships
– Shira Lazar, What’s Trending, Co-Founder/CEO; Circa Pop Live, Host
– Eric Jacks, Collab, Chief Strategy Officer
– Damian Pelliccione, REVRY, CEO
– Lizza Monet Morales, XOXO Lizza, Inc., Founder/CEO; Influencer

Keynote: Brock Pierce, Blockchain Capital @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Track: Playa Vista Video
Social, Chatbots, and Innovations in Digital Marketing @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Track: Blockchain Keynote
Social, Chatbots, and Innovations in Digital Marketing @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab

Moderator: Joe Famalette, LiveRaise, Co-Founder/CEO; Startup Grind LA

– Lindsay Mauch, LTM Digital, Founder/CMO
– Steve Weiss, MuteSix, Founder/CEO
– Seth Greenfield, Imperson, Co-Founder & CEO

Tech Hiring Trends @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Track: Chatbot Digital Marketing Playa Vista

Advice to new developers job hunting in LA. How LA tech differs from the Bay Area. What companies in LA need to look for in candidates.

– Josh Stomel, TechHiringTrendsCadre, Founder
– Tony Karrer, LA CTO Forum, Co-Founder
– Ivan Bermudez, Cognizant; CAA, IT Exec (formerly)
– Giana Korth, Meltwater, Director of Talent Acquisition
– Shara Karasic, CoderDojo LA, Co-Founder; HealthStream
– Brant Barger, Automation Anywhere, Lead Front End Engineer
– Lauren Evans, Campaign Production – Brand Partnerships, Director
– Leah Nanni, Business Consultant, Startups

 

Sean Kelly, SnackNation: Creating a Best Place to Work @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Track: Hiring
Sean Kelly, SnackNation: Creating a Best Place to Work @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Main Stage

What does it mean to create a good company? How do you create an environment where people have the opportunity to become the best versions of themselves? This talk dives into all of these essential topics and touches upon secrets learned in creating a best place to work.

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
From Startups To Fortune 500: How AdTech Changes The Game @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom

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

ICOs: Funding the Future @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Track: Adtech Digital Advertising
ICOs: Funding the Future @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab

What actually is an ICO? Are they legal? How much can you raise? How do you ICO? What do prospective ICO investors buy? What kinds of companies are holding ICOs? Should you ICO or IPO? Should traditional VCs worry about being replaced?

Moderator: Chad Anderson, MT Digital Assets; ICO Advisor

– Dan Fleyshman, On Huffington Post 5 Blockchain Entrepreneurs
– Lawrence Lanoff, TokenAI, Co-Founder
– Justin Wu, CoinCircle, Blockchain Growth
– Jason Crilly, APEX, Founder

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

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
– Eric Pakravan, Amplify LA
– Noramay Cadena, Make in LA. Hardware/IoT accelerator
– Maureen Klewicki, Techstars Health Accelerator, Program Director
– Heidi Hubbeling, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Preccelerator® Program

AR / VR: What’s Working, Innovative, Next? @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Track: Accelerator Playa Vista
AR / VR: What's Working, Innovative, Next? @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Creative Lab

Experts in AR VR discuss what’s working, innovative new uses of AR/VR, issues in access, and predictions for next year.

Moderator: Joanna Popper, Media and Marketing

– Natascha French, VNTANA, CMO. Branded AR Hollagrams at events
– Nicholas Robinson, RLTY CHK, Co-Founder. Interactive VR game show
– Georgia Van Cuylenburg, Arts Bridging the Gap; previously Starbreeze VR
– Michael Ronen, Spil.ly, Berlin-based AR app

Influencers Cross Platform @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Track: AR VR
Influencers Cross Platform @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom

Influencers cover the latest trends, opportunities, and insights across top platforms this year and predictions for next year.

Moderator: Mike Prasad, Tinysponsor, Founder & CEO. Formerly Kogi BBQ

– Sara Mills, @saraontheinternet, beauty/fashion w 1.4M followers across platform
– Tay Zonday, Singer/comedian with >1M YouTube subscribers and 200M+ views
– Jarrell “Pyr2Sick” Johnson, Live.Me Top Streamer and micro-influencer
– Peggy Glenn aka “Granny Pottymouth”, YouTuber / Actress with 200M views

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

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

Moderator: Mark Landay, Dynamic Synergy

– Peter Liu, Pritzker Group, Vice President
– Colleen Poynton, Core Innovation Capital, 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

High Tech: Cannabis Startups Grow @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Track: VC
High Tech: Cannabis Startups Grow @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista - Boardroom

Cannabis companies are using tech tools from apps to blockchain. These experts will discuss how they use technology to innovate in this growing field.

Moderator: Matt King, Royal Cannabis Advisors

– Yoni Meyer, Casa Verde Capital (Snoop Dogg’s) fund, Partner
– Noah Rubin, Merry Jane, Editor-in-Chief
– Olivia Alexander, The Crystal Cult, Founder. High-end blinged vape accessories
– Tim Lewis, Genezen, cannabis tech procurement; Blockchain Cannabis
– Jude Widmann, GreenRush, VP Business Analytics
– Tamar Nimitz, BDS Analytics
– Jeff Chen, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, Director

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

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

StartupShowcaseStartups:
– Blue Fever: Netflix for women; texts video content to girls. Techstars LA alum
Lauren Tracy, Blue Fever, CEO; Greta McAnany, Blue Fever, Founder

– Lumenus: Internet of Things (IoT) bike light with directions, safety. Grid110 alum
Jeremy Wall, Lumenus, Founder / CEO

– Joel Ifill, DASH, Founder. Drone package delivery. Make in LA alum

– Ayinde Alakoye, nēdl, Founder. Talk to search 100,000+ live news, sports, talk, and music broadcast streams to listen or add your voice.

– Vampr, Josh Simons, Co-Founder. Music directory app connects musicians

Judges:
– Bob Vanech, Treble, CFO; Investor
– Noramay Cadena, Make in LA. Hardware/IoT accelerator
– Anna Barber, Techstars LA, Managing Director. Techstars’ third LA accelerator
– Professor Jeremy Dann, USC Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurship

 

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