If you are attending NAB Show this year, be sure to check out the SPROCKIT Hub in North Hall in the Innovation Pipeline and our programing at the Destination NXT theater along with ITV Alliance.

We are halfway there! No prayers needed — except for our feet! The SPROCKIT Hub has been rocking every minute, starting with meetings in the morning and finishing with our annual awards ceremony and VIP reception. Just in case you missed our numerous live shots on, Live U, Nikki Rich, and many more, check out some of the highlights of the day.


All this week, SPROCKIT is sharing the Destination NXT theater with ITV Alliance. Tuesday’s panels focused on big data, content discovery, and how entrepreneurs and enterprises can work together.

  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Grow Your Audience: The AI Behind Content Discovery
    • Mika Rautiainen, Founder and CEO, Valossa (moderator)
    • Michael Avon, President and CEO, ICX Media
    • Adam Shapiro, Co-Founder, AlertMe
    • Philippe Brodeur, CEO & co-founder, Overcast HQ
  • 10:00 – 10:30 p.m. –  Big Data Overload: Tools to Help
  • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Enterprises & Entrepreneurs: Better Together?
    • Stephanie Bauer Marshall, Managing Director, SPROCKIT (moderator)
    • Frank Mugeum, vice president of digital engagement,TEGNA
    • Gus Warren, Managing Director, Samsung NEXT

Miss any panels? You’re in luck! Our panels are all streaming on Facebook, Twitter and our homepage thanks to SPROCKITeers Switchboard Live, Streann Media and Wildmoka.


Following our “Best in Show” SPROCKIT contest, powered by ExciteM and **Mobile, the top five vote-getters were honored at the SPROCKIT Awards Ceremony. Chris Brown, EVP of Conventions and Business Operations at NAB, joined SPROCKIT CEO Harry Glazer and Managing Director Stephanie Bauer Marshall on stage to hand awards to the winners:


Collaboration was a key component of our VIP Reception, generously sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Enterprises and entrepreneurs joined influencers and other VIPs for sips and sweets.

Want to learn more about any of our current startups or alumni? Curious how YOU can become a SPROCKITeer? Visit us at the SPROCKIT Hub in North Hall in the Innovation Pipeline or dial **GO to learn more.