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9:00am - 9:30am

Forever Startup

Tim Bucher, Senior VP and Chief Product Officer at Seagate may be the only person in history who has served in executive roles directly for Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Michael Dell.  He’s created winning companies and products in multiple fields. Find out what he (and Seagate) know about staying in the game.

Tim Bucher - Keynote Speaker, Senior V.P. and Chief Product Officer, Seagate

9:30am - 10:00am

Welcome to NYC, Where Tech Means Business

Cities everywhere are ramping up, embracing innovation and the tech spirit. Find out what NYC has on its tech docket and how the next wave of innovation will demand technology/government partnerships.

Minerva Tantoco - Keynote Speaker, Chief Technology Officer, City of New York
Jessica O. Matthews, Founder/CEO, Uncharted Play, Inc.

10:00am - 10:30am

Startup Playbook: From Idea to Availability, Bringing New Products to Market in the Age of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding projects come and crowdfunding projects go, but 60% of them go nowhere. What makes a campaign successful? We ferret out the best practices so you don’t have to fail.

Kate Drane, Senior Director of Outreach for Tech and Hardware, Indiegogo
Elliot Benitez, Founder and CEO, Nuni
Christian Houle, Chief Nerd, Phazon
Philip Petracca, Founder and CEO, Fizzics

10:30am - 11:00am

Editor’s Roundtable: Predictions, Prognostications, and Products

Some of NY’s favorite tech journalists gather to share what’s hot and what’s not for the second half of 2016.

Michael Gartenberg, Analyst in Residence, iMore
Jeremy Kaplan, Editor in Chief, Digital Trends
Cameron Faulkner, Editor, techradar
Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director, Tom's Hardware
Helena Stone, Editor-in-Chief, Chip Chick
Rob Stott, Lead Editor, Dealerscope

11:00am - 11:30am

Hi-Res Audio: How to Make It, Get It, Hear It

When it comes to our music, many of us have sacrificed fidelity in pursuit of convenience and portability. Thanks to new digital hardware that supports a variety of hi-res formats and new streaming services it’s time to perk up our ears again.

Marc Finer, Senior Director, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Jim Belcher, VP, Technology & Production, Global Digital Business, Universal Music Group
Kevin Brannan, Director of Marketing, Onkyo USA
Maureen Droney, Managing Director, Producers & Engineers Wing, The Recording Academy
Owen Kwon, President, iRiver Inc.
Mark Piibe, EVP – Global Business Development & Digital Strategy, Sony Music Entertainment
Howie Singer, SVP & Chief Strategic Technologist, Warner Music Group

11:30am - 12:00pm

The New Reality is Virtual and Augmented. Ready?

It’s a billion dollar reality!  Projections are for VR and AR to have their first billion dollar sales year in 2016. Whether you’re jumping off a cliff, touring a vacation destination or taking a tour of your unbuilt home we’ll look at the cameras, the headgear and the content systems you’ll need to know about.

Tom Emrich, Producer, Augmented World Expo
Dmitry Kozko, President, IC Real Tech / ALLie
Dan O’Brien, Vice President of VR Planning and Management, HTC
Paul Meyhoefer, VP Marketing and Product Planning at General Imaging, JK IMAGING LTD

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Launch-Time Fun: The Drone Report

Whether they’re entertaining you, delivering your groceries, or accessing soil content, drones will be a constant fixture in your life. Here’s your playbook.

Jeremy Kaplan, Editor in Chief, Digital Trends
Chris Blower, CEO and Founder, Queen B Robotics
Sal Irigoyen, National Accounts Manager, Odyssey Toys
Daniel Roe, Executive Vice President, Drone Volt USA
Sydney Wiseman, Brand Manager, WowWee

12:30pm - 1:00pm

The Changing World of Retail

Your customers want you online and off, 24/7 and they want to feel your love. What are you going to do?

Melissa Campanelli, Editor-in-Chief/Content Director, Total Retail
Tom Campbell, Global Technologist, Consumer Visionary and Entrepreneur
Mario Natarelli, Managing Partner, New York office of MBLM
Steve Panosian, Samsung, Director of Product Planning – Samsung Consumer Home Entertainment Products
Dave VanderWaal, VP of Marketing, LG Electronics, USA

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Of Robots, Printers and Games

Some of the most innovative ideas of the season are meant to let your explore the possibilities and kickstart your imagination.

Judie Lipsett Stanford, Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Co-owner, Gear Diary
Maxwell Bogue, Co-­‐Founder and CEO, WobbleWorks
Kilian Saekel, Founder & CEO, A-Champs
Davin Sufer, CTO, WowWee

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Peer into the New Reality of Data-Sharing

What if you could advertise directly to the shoppers doing product research on the websites of the brands you sell? With second-party data sharing now you can. Data-Sharing doe CE retailers and brands has arrived. Come learn about the benefits of using second-party data in your digital marketing efforts. This is only ad channel that enables retailers to capture shoppers of the brands they sell with benefits for both retailers and brands across the CE ecosystem. Enter to win a VR Virtual Reality Headset Must be present to win

Bob Scaglione, SVP, Strategic Channel Development, Owner IQ

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Is that Tech You’re Wearing?

Your body has become a showcase for the some of the coolest technology on the planet. From fitness to sleep, from personal assistant to medical manager, the new wearables are a must see.

Rob Pegoraro, Journalist, robpegoraro.com
Jeanette Duffy, Deputy Director, UNICEF Ventures, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Pamela Kiernan, Founder, WARE
Kari Kivelä, Co-Founder and CTO & Head of Design, OURA

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Monster 2.0: Blast into the Future

You haven’t been to CE Week until you see what Chief Monster, Noel Lee is unveiling. Special guests included.

Noel Lee, Founder, CEO & Head Monster, Monster Products Inc.

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Fireside Chat: Meet IBM

Thomas Watson said, “Our machines should be nothing more than tools for extending the powers of the human beings who use them.” Now, meet Watson the most powerful cognitive thinking machine on the planet. See how deep machine learning and AI will change our businesses and our lives.

Ed Baig, Personal Tech Columnist, USA TODAY
Jerome Pesenti, Vice President, IBM Watson Platform

3:45pm - 4:15pm

Smart Homes, IoT… Let’s Make It Work

The projected number of connected devices in our homes, cars and cities is set to skyrocket. Will our washing machines soon be talking to our wallets? We look at the myriad devices set to launch and the infrastructure glue that will hold them together.

Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director, Tom's Hardware
James Brehm, Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist, James Brehm Associates
Jenny Fielding, Managing Director, Techstars
Bill Lee, Vice President of Smart Home Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America
Rammohan Malasani, Founder and CEO, Securifi
Emily Sherman, Director of Strategy and Business Development, HomeAdvisor, Inc

4:15pm - 5:00pm

10Under20 Awards: Young Innovators to Watch

Students from across NYC show off their entrepreneurial and high tech chops in this spirited award ceremony. This years judges include:

  • Warren Buckleitner, Childrens Technology Review @buckleit
  • Ian Calamel, Business Development Executive,  Asurion
  • Brian Cohen, New York Angels @brianscohen
  • Mamadou Diallo 2015 Winner, 10Under20
  • Kerry Goldstein, Producer, TransformingEDU @Transform_EDU
  • Diane Levitt, Sr. Director of K-12 Education, Cornell Tech @diane_levitt
  • Frank Migliorelli, Director of Digital Experience, New York Public Library @nypl
  • Surendra Persaud,Director@TheYoungHackers @theyounghackers
  • Ayelet Segal, Touchcast TV @ayeletsegal
Ian Calamel, Business Development Executive, Asurion
David Harris, Sr. Product Manager, Lenovo