May has been a special effects expert in the motion picture industry for more than 25 years, working on 30+ Hollywood films, including two Academy Award winners: Spiderman II (which won for Best Visual Effects), and Happy Feet (Best Animated Feature Film). Morris is an avid surfer, kitesurfer and snowboarder. He has been a speaker and panelist for numerous tech and VR events including TEDx, Singularity University, Digital LA, Digital Hollywood and is member of MaiTai Global.
Ryan brings extensive agency and client side experience in digital marketing and brand strategy, working with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 brands to celebrities and musicians. Ryan is an avid kiteboarder, skier, burner and member of MaiTai Global and Summit Series. She has been speaker, moderator and panelist for CES, TEDx and Singularity University as well as Women in VR events hosted by Mediashift, CAA and Digital LA. She is also a published expert in The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom , which was named Top Business Book in 2012 by The Library Journal.
Alethea has worked in the film industry in the US and in Europe for 10 years as a writer, director, and producer focused on digital and new media. She has produced, written and directed global campaigns for Youtube, Hearst Corporation, and was awarded an Emmy by ATAS for her work directing The Foreigner (2012). In 2015, she has produced Season 5 of the Emmy winning OWN series ``Home Made Simple`` and Season 6 of Food Network's ``The Great Food Truck Race`` starring Tyler Florence. Alethea is a graduate of the MFA Film Production program of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, TV and Digital Media.
Louie is an east coast native who has worked as an editor in Los Angeles since 2012. In addition to editing the award-winning independent film Nowhereland (2017), he's also worked in post production for music videos for some of the industry's leading artists including One Republic, Calvin Harris, Jennifer Lopez and Ellie Goulding. Louie brings his extensive knowledge and experience in editing and post production to the innovative world of VR. Louie is a skiing enthusiast and a graduate of Boston University's Film and Television program.
Greg is an immersive designer specializing in user experience and art. He graduated from L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique with a Research, Innovation and Virtual Reality double masters degree in France. With a background in motion design and VFX, he is constantly pushing boundaries in VR hardware and storytelling.
Steve La is a production coordinator, producer and writer in Los Angeles. Steve has also produced videos for UCB Digital, the online arm of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, working with some of the top comedians in the industry. In addition to digital content, he has produced a number of live stage shows at the UCB Theatre Los Angeles including Hard Nation: Hard Talk and the 10th Anniversary Show of Gallery of Evil featuring comedian James Adomian as macabre host Maximilian Blanc. While not obsessing over comedy and finding the perfect breakfast burrito, Steve is also a freelance writer for LA Weekly.
Chris Moore is an entrepreneur. Current score: 3 public, 2 acquired, one smoldering crater. Chris was founder & CEO of iPass (NASD:IPAS) as well as Invisible IT (acquired). In 1996 the best VC objection to funding iPass was that we made the big assumption that people would want to check their e-mail everyday…. really. In pre-historic times he was a staff researcher at the University of Michigan and his mom had to drive him to a summer job where he wrote software for the first computerized real-estate MLS system.
Matt most recently served as the Head of Strategy & Operations for the B2B division of Fullscreen, Inc. (acq: AT&T/Chernin Group). There he scaled up revenue, business operations, the technology and premium service offering for brands — growing the business 12X to $56M in topline revenue, and building relationships with some of the worlds largest brands including GE, Pizza Hut, Anheuser-Busch, and Mondelez.