Recent Posts From 2015 Speakers

Alan McGlade – Managing Director, Digital Entertainment Ventures

Alan McGlade is Managing Director of Digital Entertainment Ventures, LLC (DEV), a venture fund that focuses on high growth, early stage companies that are building next generation digital services and applications. DEV recently established DEV Korea which invests in and brings top Korean tech...

Donna Abood – Chairman Beacon Council

Donna Abood serves as the Chairman of the Beacon Council, Miami’s economic development organization.  The Beacon Council facilitates local, national and international business growth and expansion programs, helping companies of all sizes in diverse industries achieve their goals.  With a...

Dr. Kini – President & CEO Miami Children’s Hospital

Dr. M. Narendra Kini joined Miami Children’s Hospital as President and CEO in January 2008. Prior to joining the hospital, Dr. Kini served as EVP for Clinical and Physician Services at Trinity Health, the 4th largest Catholic health system in the U.S.  Prior to his work at Trinity, Dr. Kini...

Noah Graj – Managing Partner Graj + Gustaven Inc.

Noah Graj is an avid bird photographer and 18 year veteran of Graj +Gustavsen Inc, participating in every aspect of the company from research to strategy.   After studying Integrated Marketing Communications, and always having a passion for forecasting, Noah naturally landed in the area of...

Rick Barker

With over 25 years experience in the music industry, Rick Barker is looked upon as one of the industry’s best marketers and artist developers, having spent three years managing the day-to-day operations of superstar Taylor Swift.   Barker’s impact on music extends to the...

Daniel Brusilovsky – Digital Initiatives, Golden State Warriors

Daniel Brusilovsky leads Digital Initiatives for the Golden State Warriors, working on emerging technology, innovation, analytics, special initiatives and more. Prior to joining the Warriors, Daniel was the Head of Business Development & Growth at Ribbon, a payments startup in San Francisco. He...

Sherman Wright, Co-founder and Managing partner, commongroundMGS.

Sherman Wright, co-founder and managing partner of award-winning marketing agency, commongroundMGS. Since its inception, the agency has built an impressive client roster that includes Coca-Cola, Verizon Wireless, Illinois Lottery, MillerCoors, Bacardi USA, American Family Insurance, Nike, NBC...

Diane Sanchez – America’s Council for the Creative Economy

Long recognized for her leadership throughout the Americas region on behalf of leading global corporations, Diane Sanchez most recently at the helm of the Technology Foundation of the Americas, an organization that is recognized as the catalyst and engine in transforming Miami into a technology hub...

Dan Cui, Vuzix

Dan Cui is focused on introducing leading-edge technology and products into new markets on a global basis. Dan has held senior positions in the consumer electronics, e-commerce, semiconductor, system and electronic design automation (EDA) industries. Prior to joining Vuzix, he held the position of...

Avi Muchnick, Founder Aviary, acquired by Adobe

Avi Muchnick is an artist and serial entrepreneur based in NYC with a background in business, law, design and programming. His personal mission is to empower others to create. He co-founded and sold Worth1000 and Aviary, acquired by Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE). His products have been used by more...

Sanjay Daswani – AvenuePlanet

Sanjay has been an integral part of the team that has created Avenue Planet, the ultimate first person immersive virtual shopping experience. By recreating the greatest physical shopping destinations in the world within a secure virtual environment, the platform enables consumers and retailers to...

Michael Kaufman – Founder, ThinkToys & Architechnologist

Michael Kaufman draws on years of professional expertise as an Architect and a passion for cutting-edge technology to envision the role of innovation in the evolution of the practice of Architecture. Michael is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Architechnologist – an online magazine...

Rick Barker, Music Industry Blueprint

Former Taylor Swift Manager Rick Barker was given Big Machine’s new artist Taylor to help her better understand the business side of music. Rick become Taylor’s long time manager giving the artist direction and key insights on navigating the music business. Needless to say, she took Rick’s...

Mats Johansson – President and CEO, EON REALITY

EON Reality Co-Founder, Mats Johansson has developed partnerships and business with  leading companies such as Microsoft, HP, Nvidia, Atlas-Copco, Suzuki, Lexus, Boeing, Cornell University and Imperial College to mention a few, he also played a key role in the company’s rapid growth. Mats has...

Elizabeth Baron – Ford Motor Company

Elizabeth Baron has been the driving force in the development and deployment of the Ford immersive Vehicle Environment, a facility that uses sophisticated virtual reality technology to enable designers and engineers to fully experience a vehicle before it is ever built. The facility immerses a...

CARLOS ARGUELLO Oscar Nominated Film Director

Carlos Argüello is a Creative and Artistic Director with world-renowned companies such as Walt Disney Features, Cinesite (Kodak), Synthetic Video and PDI (Pacific Data Images). With a high international profile, Argüello has been a speaker in United Nations, Geneva, China, Organization of...

Wired Magazine, Sr Editor – Peter Rubin

Peter Rubin is a Senior Editor at Wired Magazine, overseeing Wired‘s pop culture and entertainment coverage. In June, Mr. Rubin wrote the definitive manifesto featuring Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, which ushered in a new era in the awareness of Virtual Reality as the next computing and...

Mary Spio – Founder Next Galaxy Corp

A noted entrepreneur, engineer and digital cinema pioneer Mary Spio is the President of Next Galaxy Corp – a leading developer of innovative fully immersive Consumer Virtual Reality technology and content solutions. Mary has provided technical direction, marketing leadership and brand...

Sebastian Rusk

Sebastian has developed a very unique approach to creating buzz and making noise for brands via social media. His role as an Author, Emcee, Speaker, Influencer, personality for brands and Social Media Strategist has enabled him to influence those around him. His forte of being able to make his...

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Alan McGlade – Managing Director, Digital Entertainment Ventures

Alan McGlade is Managing Director of Digital Entertainment Ventures, LLC (DEV), a venture fund that focuses on high growth, early stage companies that are building next generation digital services and applications. DEV recently established DEV Korea which invests in and brings top Korean tech...

Donna Abood – Chairman Beacon Council

Donna Abood serves as the Chairman of the Beacon Council, Miami’s economic development organization.  The Beacon Council facilitates local, national and international business growth and expansion programs, helping companies of all sizes in diverse industries achieve their goals.  With a...

Dr. Kini – President & CEO Miami Children’s Hospital

Dr. M. Narendra Kini joined Miami Children’s Hospital as President and CEO in January 2008. Prior to joining the hospital, Dr. Kini served as EVP for Clinical and Physician Services at Trinity Health, the 4th largest Catholic health system in the U.S.  Prior to his work at Trinity, Dr. Kini...

Noah Graj – Managing Partner Graj + Gustaven Inc.

Noah Graj is an avid bird photographer and 18 year veteran of Graj +Gustavsen Inc, participating in every aspect of the company from research to strategy.   After studying Integrated Marketing Communications, and always having a passion for forecasting, Noah naturally landed in the area of...

Rick Barker

With over 25 years experience in the music industry, Rick Barker is looked upon as one of the industry’s best marketers and artist developers, having spent three years managing the day-to-day operations of superstar Taylor Swift.   Barker’s impact on music extends to the...

Daniel Brusilovsky – Digital Initiatives, Golden State Warriors

Daniel Brusilovsky leads Digital Initiatives for the Golden State Warriors, working on emerging technology, innovation, analytics, special initiatives and more. Prior to joining the Warriors, Daniel was the Head of Business Development & Growth at Ribbon, a payments startup in San Francisco. He...

Sherman Wright, Co-founder and Managing partner, commongroundMGS.

Sherman Wright, co-founder and managing partner of award-winning marketing agency, commongroundMGS. Since its inception, the agency has built an impressive client roster that includes Coca-Cola, Verizon Wireless, Illinois Lottery, MillerCoors, Bacardi USA, American Family Insurance, Nike, NBC...

Diane Sanchez – America’s Council for the Creative Economy

Long recognized for her leadership throughout the Americas region on behalf of leading global corporations, Diane Sanchez most recently at the helm of the Technology Foundation of the Americas, an organization that is recognized as the catalyst and engine in transforming Miami into a technology hub...

Dan Cui, Vuzix

Dan Cui is focused on introducing leading-edge technology and products into new markets on a global basis. Dan has held senior positions in the consumer electronics, e-commerce, semiconductor, system and electronic design automation (EDA) industries. Prior to joining Vuzix, he held the position of...

Avi Muchnick, Founder Aviary, acquired by Adobe

Avi Muchnick is an artist and serial entrepreneur based in NYC with a background in business, law, design and programming. His personal mission is to empower others to create. He co-founded and sold Worth1000 and Aviary, acquired by Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE). His products have been used by more...

Sanjay Daswani – AvenuePlanet

Sanjay has been an integral part of the team that has created Avenue Planet, the ultimate first person immersive virtual shopping experience. By recreating the greatest physical shopping destinations in the world within a secure virtual environment, the platform enables consumers and retailers to...

Michael Kaufman – Founder, ThinkToys & Architechnologist

Michael Kaufman draws on years of professional expertise as an Architect and a passion for cutting-edge technology to envision the role of innovation in the evolution of the practice of Architecture. Michael is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Architechnologist – an online magazine...

Rick Barker, Music Industry Blueprint

Former Taylor Swift Manager Rick Barker was given Big Machine’s new artist Taylor to help her better understand the business side of music. Rick become Taylor’s long time manager giving the artist direction and key insights on navigating the music business. Needless to say, she took Rick’s...

Mats Johansson – President and CEO, EON REALITY

EON Reality Co-Founder, Mats Johansson has developed partnerships and business with  leading companies such as Microsoft, HP, Nvidia, Atlas-Copco, Suzuki, Lexus, Boeing, Cornell University and Imperial College to mention a few, he also played a key role in the company’s rapid growth. Mats has...

Elizabeth Baron – Ford Motor Company

Elizabeth Baron has been the driving force in the development and deployment of the Ford immersive Vehicle Environment, a facility that uses sophisticated virtual reality technology to enable designers and engineers to fully experience a vehicle before it is ever built. The facility immerses a...

CARLOS ARGUELLO Oscar Nominated Film Director

Carlos Argüello is a Creative and Artistic Director with world-renowned companies such as Walt Disney Features, Cinesite (Kodak), Synthetic Video and PDI (Pacific Data Images). With a high international profile, Argüello has been a speaker in United Nations, Geneva, China, Organization of...

Wired Magazine, Sr Editor – Peter Rubin

Peter Rubin is a Senior Editor at Wired Magazine, overseeing Wired‘s pop culture and entertainment coverage. In June, Mr. Rubin wrote the definitive manifesto featuring Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, which ushered in a new era in the awareness of Virtual Reality as the next computing and...

Mary Spio – Founder Next Galaxy Corp

A noted entrepreneur, engineer and digital cinema pioneer Mary Spio is the President of Next Galaxy Corp – a leading developer of innovative fully immersive Consumer Virtual Reality technology and content solutions. Mary has provided technical direction, marketing leadership and brand...

Sebastian Rusk

Sebastian has developed a very unique approach to creating buzz and making noise for brands via social media. His role as an Author, Emcee, Speaker, Influencer, personality for brands and Social Media Strategist has enabled him to influence those around him. His forte of being able to make his...