AGENDA at a glance

September 22, 2016 | 8 AM - 6 PM

NYC Media Lab 16 is NYC Media Lab’s fifth annual summit. The full day event is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media from universities in NYC and beyond. This is an opportunity for media executives, technologists, and decision makers to explore interesting technologies and applications related to the future of media. Through thought-provoking discussions, faculty-led workshops, and 100+ innovative demos, attendees will explore pressing issues related to digital media innovation. See full agenda.


8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome & Announcements

  • Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures
  • Euan Robertson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NYCEDC
  • Kai Falkenberg, First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
  • Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC Media Lab

9:30 am Industry Keynote: Jim Bankoff, Chairman and CEO, Vox Media
10:00 am NYC Media Lab Research & Prototyping Showcase

  • Paul Horn, Senior Vice Provost of Research, New York University
  • Christian Guirnalda, Director, Open Innovation, Verizon
  • Amy Chen, Manager of Partnerships, NYC Media Lab
  • Robert Ruffler, Senior Director, Viacom NEXT
  • Rahel Jhirad, Director of Data Science, Hearst
  • Joe Inzerillo, Chief Technology Officer, MLB Advanced Media

11:20 am R&D Announcement: Winslow Burleson, Director, NYU-X Lab

11:30 am NYC Media Lab Combine: Five Startup Pitches

  • Satish Rao, Associate Director of Physical Sciences Licensing, Columbia Technology Ventures

12:00 Noon Lunch, Demo Expo & Workshops
3:30 pm Virtual Reality: The Next Three Years

  • Adaora Udoji, Angel Investor; Adjunct Professor, NYU
  • Kai Bond, General Manager, Samsung Accelerator NY
  • Ken Perlin, Professor of Computer Science, NYU
  • Jake Zim, Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment

4:15 pm Faculty Keynote: Emily Bell, Founding Director Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School
4:45 pm Awards Ceremony
5:00 pm Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm End