Speakers

Speakers

The 2018 Future of Reality Summit featured 26 speakers from companies including Tribeca Film Institute, iNK Stories, D-Box, IDEO, and Paramount. They covered a wide range of topics such as ethics in AI, human-centered design, best techniques for storytelling, and the enhancement of education through immersive applications.

The Summit was hosted by industry leader Kent Bye and METL director Ryan Schmaltz.

Zeina Abi Assy
Zeina Abi Assy
Director of Interactive Programs, Tribeca Film Institute

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Jacquie Barnbrook
Jacquie Barnbrook
Producer, Director, Writer

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Phaedra Boinodiris
Phaedra Boinodiris
IBM Academy of Technology

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Fred Brooks
Fred Brooks
Department of Computer Science Founder, UNC Chapel Hill

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Thomas Dearden
Thomas Dearden
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, High Point University

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Diana Ford
Diana Ford
Global Academia and Industrial Research Head, Unity Technologies Labs

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Henry Fuchs
Henry Fuchs
Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, UNC Chapel Hill

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Teal Greyhavens
Teal Greyhavens
Partner and Creative Director, Dark Corner

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Vi Hart
Vi Hart
Mathemusician and Education Futurist

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Bob Keen
Bob Keen
Visual Effects and Immersive Media, UNCSA FIlmmaking

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Navid Khonsari
Navid Khonsari
Founder and creative director, iNK Stories

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Yair Landau
Yair Landau
CEO and Founder, Mass Animation

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John McBride
John McBride
CEO and Founder, Looking Glass Studios

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Brian Moynihan
Brian Moynihan
Head of Health Technology and Informatics, UNC Chapel Hill’s University Libraries

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Michel Paquette
Michel Paquette
Corporate affairs Vice President, D-BOX Technologies Inc.

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Susan Ruskin
Guy Primus
Co-founder and CEO, The Virtual Reality Company

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Yelena Rachitsky
Yelena Rachitsky
Executive Producer of Experiences, Oculus

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Dav Rauch
Dav Rauch
Director of Product Development, IDEO

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Christopher Rhea
Christopher Rhea
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, UNC Greensboro

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Susan Ruskin
Susan Ruskin
Dean, UNCSA Filmmaking and Executive Director, METL

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Peter Samuelson
Peter Samuelson
Producer, Educator, Philanthropist

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Ted Schilowitz
Ted Schilowitz
Futurist, Paramount Pictures

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Ryan Schmaltz
Ryan Schmaltz
Director, METL

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Josh Shabtai
Josh Shabtai
Director of Lab Productions and Operations, Lowe’s Innovation Labs

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Chanel Summers
Chanel Summers
Vice President, Creative Development VRstudios, Inc.

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Kevin Vitale
Kevin Vitale
CEO and Chairman, VRstudios

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