Video Program: Rebecca Paoletti, CakeWorks, CEO, Video Maven: Industry-leading expert in video product strategy, programming and monetization, with 18 years of experience in digital media. Computer Vision Program: Serge Belongie, Professor at Cornell NYC Tech and much more.
Which cameras will dominate the market in the next 5 years? 25 years? DSLR, cameraphones or wearables? Moderator: Evan Nisselson Panelists: Martin Kallstrom, Narrative, CEO & Co-Founder Flo Meissner, EyeEm, CEO & Co-Founder
Dozens of machine vision companies have recently been acquired by Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Twitter and other major players. How will image recognition disrupt businesses and empower humanity? How can we inspire more researchers to bring their vision to market? Moderator: Evan Nisselson Panelists: Serge Belongie, Professor, Cornell NYC Tech, Computer Vision Expert Gary Bradski, Magic Leap, VP Computer Vision & Machine Learning. Moshe Bercovich, Shutterfly, GM Israel
Finalists will give 4 minute presentations and receive 2 minutes of questions from the judges. Judges: Serge Belongie, Professor, Cornell NYC Tech, Computer Vision Expert Jan Erik Solem, Jan Erik Solem, Co-founder of Mapillary Moshe Bercovich, Shutterfly, GM Israel Gary Bradski, Magic Leap, VP Computer Vision & Machine Learning Tamara Berg, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Sophie Lebrecht, Neon Labs, Co-Founder Navneet Dalal, Google, Research Scientist Rob Fergus, Facebook artificial intelligence lab. NYU Professor Alex Winter, Placemeter, CEO & Co-Founder
INVESTORS: Trends in Visual Communications Technology
When it comes to visual communications, investors have experienced mixed results for the past 2 decades. But in the last 5 years, we have experienced a fundamental shift. The phenomenal value created in the sector via Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram has turned many heads. What does the future look like? Moderator: Evan Nisselson David Pakman, Venrock Om Malik, True Ventures David Aronoff, Flybridge Capital Partners
COMPETITION: STARTUP PITCHES
Startups will give 4 minute presentations and receive 2 minutes of questions from the judges.
Judges: David Aronoff, Flybridge Capital Partners Kelly Hoey, Cuurio Om Malik, True Ventures Erik Nordlander, Google Ventures David Pakman, Venrock Murat Aktihanoglu, ER Accelerator Betsy Morgan, The Blaze Ellie Wheeler, Greycroft Partners Brad Svrluga, High Peaks Ventures Rob Go, NextView Ventures
Pankaj Jain, 500 Startups
Amol Sarva, Knotable, Halo Neuroscience
3:05 - 3:35pm SOCIAL – in Search of the Next YouTube, Instagram, Flickr
How do marketers and publishers successfully track and increase video revenue? What is the single most important metric for brands? When is engagement finally going to be monetizable - or is it already? Moderator: Jocelyn Johnson, VideoInk, Founder Panelists: Sophie Lebrecht, Neon-Labs, CEO & Co-Founder Adam Paulisick, Nielsen Catalina Solutions, VP of Marketing Mike Henry, Outrigger Media, OpenSlate Studios
Break: Networking & Bar opens!
5:00 - 6:55pm CONTENT: Engagement, Publishing & Distribution
Brands are publishers, too. What is the magic success formula for balancing messaging with authenticity? How are brands making content more accessible, exciting and viral? How do brands and traditional publishers collaborate to attract bigger audiences, and make more money? Moderator: Rich Greenfield, BTIG, Managing Director, Media & Tech Analyst Todd Sawicki, Zemanta, CEO Jason Krebs, Maker Studios, Head of Sales Jeffrey Madoff, Madoff Productions, CEO
Tobias Peggs, Aviary, CEO
Keynote: Paradigm shift in digital storytelling. Brian Storm, MediaStorm, CEO & Founder
Original video programming can be expensive and challenging to create. When is it worth the investment? Can costs be offset with evergreen, stock and other library footage? Will your audience - and your advertisers - support user-generated content? What's working best today and how will this change in the next three years? Moderator: Rebecca Paoletti, CEO CakeWorks J.R. McCabe, Time Inc., SVP of Video Megan Cunningham, Magnet Media, CEO & Founder Betsy Morgan, The Blaze, President
Narrative highlighting the Vision Summit Competitions
Compete for limited presentation slots in front of ~250 attendees. Are you one of the most promising imaging & video companies? Meet investors, customers and potential partners. Finalists will be invited to NYC for presentation coaching by entrepreneurs/investors. Then the best will be invited to present in front of the summit audience and judges.
Deadline for application is May 14th, 2014.
Application deadline was May 14th.
Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Challenges
Compete for limited presentation slots in front of ~300 attendees. Prove that you or your team are computer vision experts!
You will have 22 days to work on challenges from April 23 to the deadline on May 14th, 2014.
Serge Belongie and Jan Erik Solem have worked together to create the following Computer Vision Challenges for the LDV Vision Summit. Show off your wisdom to peers, investors, technology & media executives and startups. Finalists will be invited to NYC for presentation coaching by entrepreneurs/investors. Then the best will be invited to present in front of the summit audience and judges.
1. YouTube Video Text Challenge: The challenge consists of designing an end-to-end system for detecting and recognizing words in the video frames.
2. Egocentric (First Person) Video with head-mounted cameras Challenge: The challenge consists of producing the best summarization of a given video to a specified length or number of frames, judged qualitatively by a panel.
3. Shoe Attributes with Zappos data Challenge: The challenge consists of predicting the relative attributes for pairs of men's and women's shoes (open, pointy, sporty and comfort)
Special thanks to Prof. Kristen Grauman at UT Austin for providing the datasets for challenges 2 and 3.