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Next Gen Entertainment: Pushing Boundaries with Immersive Virtual Activations

Next Gen Entertainment: Pushing Boundaries with Immersive Virtual Activations
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November 18, 2021
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Back in 2020 when stadiums and arenas were vacant, many upgraded their technology infrastructure to unlock an entirely new experience for fans upon their return.

Now, high tech venues are embedded with 5G & edge computing technology, connecting fans inside and outside the venue with new ways to experience live events. Some use cases have been a hit: AR stat overlays,  multi-camera views, immersive backdrops at concerts, hologram performers, and plenty more. The question now becomes: how can we capitalize on new event experiences and deliver new value to fans -- wherever they’re viewing from?


Join us as we explore what’s to come for connected venues, taking a closer look at how 5G & real-time compute capabilities can enhance the experience for fans in the stands and at home.


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Meet The Panelists:
Ahmed Aqeel
Ahmed Aqeel
Vice President
VR AR Association

Ahmed designs immersive experiences for people to connect, play, and collaborate. 

 

He recently opened up Arcadeal, a first-of-its-kind space for immersive arts & games. He’s building a real-world portal for artists, makers, players, creators, and consumers to experience emerging metaverses, broadcast live performances & experiment with technologies that weave AR, VR, XR, and all realities together. 

 

Over the last 15 years in the Asia Pacific, he worked with early-stage startups, founders, and corporate leaders bringing game-changing ideas to market. From sports & gaming to telcos, consumer retail to B2B marketing, and health tech to fitness & insurance, Ahmed had front row seats to industries at the cusp of innovation. Today, he’s excited about the life-changing potential of the entertainment sector driving mass adoption of technologies like 5G, and opening up avenues for further advances in AI. With his colleagues at the VRAR association, he’s expanding the community of practitioners interested in immersive tech.


Cynthia Slowik
Cynthia Slowik
Innovation Manager
Verizon 5G Labs

Cynthia Slowik is an Innovation Manager for the 5G Lab in NYC. She’s responsible for live virtual event programming, innovation workshops, and supporting co-creation initiatives across the NYC and Verizon innovation ecosystem. Most recently she executed an event series partnership with WXR to highlight relevant XR topics in a variety of virtual platforms. Notable work achievements from producing NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official Design ‘Week’ and an active mentor for several highly-regarded tech accelerators such as Barclay's Accelerator, powered by Techstars and hardware tech Futureworks incubator programs.


Sagar Mahurkar
Sagar Mahurkar
Senior Engineer, Software Development
Verizon

Sagar leads development for Verizon Video and Entertainment features. He built the Delivery Optimization Service for MEC content, and played a key role in innovative projects such as immersive concert partnerships with Sony and Capitol Music, XR Customer Support Applications, 5G Capture App, and E911.

In addition to being an innovator of several patents, he is an IEEE Award Winner, Honors Society Member, Journal Reviewer, and Published Author. He has also delivered a TEDx talk on Augmented Reality and its applications.

Lauren deLisa Coleman
Lauren deLisa Coleman
Digi-Cultural Trend Analyst
LNK Agency, GameChange

A digi-cultural trend analyst, author, speaker, and consultant; Lauren deLisa Coleman is an expert at deciphering and forecasting power trends and public sentiment within the intersection of popular culture & emerging tech of AI, 5G, digital currency and the impact of such on business and culture. She has helped brands and politicos create messaging that better resonates with today’s tech-savvy, pop culture millennials consumer by providing innovative communication strategies, forecast & analysis on cultural trends, attitudes and behavior as it all intersects with emerging tech usage through her company Lnk Agency. Through this endeavor as well as the previous Punch Media Group which she owned for 10 years, Coleman led her team for a variety of client projects for notables from Snoop Dogg to Ice Cube to Eminem. 

She is also a Changemaker having created GameChange during the pandemic. The non-profit and movement is an initiative led by Black women for all women of color to expand the TimesUp conversation to focus on the concerns of Innovation Inclusion and Economic Justice via programming and support for women seeking greater leadership positions and entrepreneurial success in the Pop Culture Innovation Economy: the intersection of emerging tech, media, and entertainment - the power hub of all culture today.  www.gamechangeproject.org

 Lauren has contributed to such media outlets as Forbes, Daily Beast, cnbc.com, The Next Web, Business Insider, and Inc. The Columbia U grad is also a guest commentator on MSNBC, among other media outlets. Lauren is represented as a professional speaker by Leading Authorities agency. 

Lauren is also currently at work on the BETA of the first-ever AI-driven media company called VaporMedia


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November 18, 2021
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