Visionaries Address the Future of Entertainment at Confluence Summit

Winston Baker brings together thought leaders from Paramount Pictures, Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studios, Skydance Media, Activision Blizzard Studios, Niantic, Y Combinator, Sephora Accelerator and more for Silicon Valley event on October 25

San Francisco, CA – October 10, 2018 – Winston Baker, leading global producer of entertainment conferences, will be hosting its annual Confluence Summit at the Rosewood Sand Hill Resort in Menlo Park, California on October 25, 2018.

The Confluence Summit is designed to connect and foster collaboration between content creators and innovators by exploring emerging opportunities at the intersection of entertainment and technology. Award-winning filmmakers, studio executives and dealmakers will partake in meaningful conversations with the very tech innovators and venture funds who are disrupting the industry.

"Driving communication and innovation between technology entrepreneurs and creative storytellers worldwide is crucial. Winston Baker is at the forefront of fostering such collaborations,” said Steve Chen, Co-Founder of YouTube and an honoree of last year’s Confluence Summit.

Among this year’s growing list of speakers are the pioneers behind Voice Applications, Volumetric Capture, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Previsualization, Blockchain, Gaming, Finance and Global Strategies.

Keynotes will include conversations and presentations on:

  • Advanced Volumetric Capture Solutions with Paramount Pictures Futurist Ted Schilowitz

  • The Future of Collaboration with Skydance Media President and COO Jesse Sisgold

  • Storytelling Across Cultures and Mediums with “Crazy Rich Asians” Screenwriter Adele Lim

  • The Live-Action Feature Film Adaptation of “Call of Duty” with Activision Blizzard Studios Co-Presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk

  • Visualizing Blockbusters and Entertainment Design with THE THIRD FLOOR CEO Chris Edwards

Panels on the future of entertainment will be joined by:

  • Eric Briggs, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, MACRO

  • Carmen Carpenter, Managing Director, Evolution Media

  • Joseph Chianese, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Partners

  • Max Child, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Volley

  • Ken Coelho, Partner, Armanino

  • Ernestine Fu, Venture Partner, Alsop Louie Partners

  • Eddie Hartman, Co-Founder, LegalZoom and Lecturer, Stanford Law School

  • Diana Hu, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Escher Reality (acquired by Niantic)

  • Kevin Khanna, Co-Head, Technology, Media & Telecom Group, Fifth Third Bank

  • Holly Liu, Founder, Kabam and Visiting Partner, Y Combinator

  • Jon Penn, Chief Executive Officer, National Research Group (NRG)

  • Steve Raymond, Chief Executive Officer, 8i

  • Elexa Ruth, Senior Vice President, MovieCoin

  • Vinay Singh, Partner, Archer Gray

  • Rachel Springate, Founder and Partner, Muse Capital

  • Rebecca Sun, Senior Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter

  • Steve Sullivan General Manager, Mixed Reality Capture Studios, Microsoft

  • Tonaci Tran, Chief Executive Officer, HypeVR

  • Kevin Winston, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DigitalLA

  • Lily Yuen Xu, Program Lead, Sephora Accelerate

This year, the Confluence Summit will also feature a Pitch Session, during which select attendees will have the opportunity to present their start-ups to investors. Partners of the summit include BDO, Armanino, Fifth Third Bank, Entertainment Partners, MovieCoin, and National Research Group (NRG). For more information on how to participate, visit here.

About Winston Baker

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Emily Vogel