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SPROCKIT Innovators Hub 2019: More Signal, Less Noise

From high in the sky, overlooking Las Vegas and the madness of CES, SPROCKIT held its second annual Innovators Hub to separate the signal from the noise and spotlight trends in media and entertainment.

We filled the room with the top executives in media and entertainment, along with game changing emerging companies curated by SPROCKIT and Andreessen Horowitz. More than 100 executives joined us to connect with each other and learn about the hottest trends in sports and gaming, 5G and the media, the connected car and future of mobile entertainment and best practices to drive the customer journey using data, content and technology.

Here are some of our favorite moments from the SPROCKIT Innovators Hub.

A special thanks to our speakers:

Corporate Executives

  • Anthony Borquez, Founder, Grab
  • Sherry Brennan, SVP, Distribution, Fox Networks Group
  • Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari, Pong; gaming evangelist
  • Jennifer Byrne, President, Quesnay Inc.
  • Tom Flanagan, Chief Content and Innovation Officer, Big Block LA
  • Jamie Gillingham, VP, Strategic Development, Comcast
  • Christian Guirnalda, Director, 5G Labs, Verizon
  • Stephanie Bauer Marshall, Managing Director, SPROCKIT
  • Elise Neel, VP, Verizon New Business Development
  • Tom O’Brien, Senior Advisor, Consumer Tech and Media, McKinsey & Company
  • Rob Pardo, Former Lead Designer, World of Warcraft
  • Ron Peri, Associate Director, Digital Product Innovation, P&G
  • Erwin Raphael, Executive Director & General Manager
  • Brandon Snow, SVP, CRO, Activision Blizzard
  • Sol Trujillo, Founder & Chairman, Trujillo Group, LLC and Co-Founder & Chairman, Latino Donor Collaborative

Emerging Companies

  • Jim Anderson, CEO, SocialFlow
  • Jim Bennette, VP Sales, US, Applicaster
  • Adam Bry, CEO, Skydio
  • Michel Feaster, Founder & CEO, Usermind
  • Dominic Gallello, Vice President, Strategy, Airtime
  • Tuan Ho, CEO, Mira Technologies
  • Dianne Mercer, VP Accounts, SSIMWAVE Inc.
  • Jay Prasad, Chief Strategy Officer, VideoAmp, Inc.
  • Stephane Reynaud, CEO, CogniK
  • Jon Salm, Head of Business Development, SpokenLayer
  • David Schwarzbach, CFO, COO, Optimizely
  • Adam Shapiro, Co-founder, AlertMe
  • Dan Stieglitz, CEO, Stainless Code
  • John Van Wagner, Chief Commercial Officer, Wildmoka
  • Zack Weiner, Cofounder/President, Overtime

Like what you see and wish you were part of it? SPROCKIT accepts nominations and applications year-round for prospective members. Contact Katharine for more information. SPROCKIT alumni are welcome to participate through the SPROCKIT alumni package. Contact Elyssa for more details.