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Speakers

Top Industry Experts

Los Angeles Summit Speakers
Michael Doyle, VP of Interactive at Fox
Michael Doyle is responsible for the Fox Interactive group. This includes product acquisition, license negotiation, 3rd party diligence and production oversight.
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Michael Doyle is responsible for the Fox Interactive group. This includes product acquisition, license negotiation, 3rd party diligence and production oversight.
John Linden, CEO at Grue Games
After 15 years as the CEO and CTO of venture-backed Internet technology companies, John Linden joined Activision Blizzard as the Studio Head of Beachhead, an Activision owned game studio.
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After 15 years as the CEO and CTO of venture-backed Internet technology companies, John Linden joined Activision Blizzard as the Studio Head of Beachhead, an Activision owned game studio. John was responsible for Call of Duty: Elite and expanding the Call of Duty franchise into mobile as a second screen experience, resulting in over 22 million player accounts that integrated into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Ghosts and Advanced Warfare. John also created the very popular Clan Wars game mode, played by over 2.4 million teams.  Most recently, John has created Skylanders Battlecast, a free to play strategic mobile card game that ties physical trading cards into a 3D digital battle game using cutting edge augmented reality and a patent pending card recognition technology.  John is passionate about next-generation mobile gaming, the future of mixed reality media and bringing emerging technologies to the mass market.
John Canning, VP of Interactive Experiences at NBC Universal
Currently John is responsible for building and deploying interactive experiences for NBC Entertainment - if it affects the show, he is there.
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Currently John is responsible for building and deploying interactive experiences for NBC Entertainment - if it affects the show, he is there.
Shawn Johnson, VP of Design and User Experience at NBC Universal
As Vice President of Design & User Experience for NBC Digital, Shawn leads an Emmy® Award winning team – delivering innovative multi-channel apps, products and experiences for some of the biggest shows on television today.
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As Vice President of Design & User Experience for NBC Digital, Shawn leads an Emmy® Award winning team – delivering innovative multi-channel apps, products and experiences for some of the biggest shows on television today. Responsible for the Experience Design and Creative Vision – Shawn champions human-centered design strategies and experiences for the network’s products, platforms & programs. A seasoned creative and business leader, Shawn creates synergy between business, visual and experience design to tell engaging stories that create positive, memorable and lasting relationships between consumers, products, and brands. As an entrepreneur, he founded several award-winning design agencies - working with a broad range of clients including: Nike, Unilever, Sony, Budweiser, Nissan, Lexus, Microsoft, Paramount Pictures, 21st Century Fox, Disney & Walt Disney’s Imagineering Group. Within the past 5 years, Shawn and his teams have worked to re-define the design strategy and creative vision for many of NBC’s omni-channel campaigns: The Voice, Saturday Night Live, America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show, American Ninja Warrior, Blindspot, The Blacklist, The Wiz Live and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Blurring the lines between impossible and possible, Shawn thrives at the intersection of business, strategy, design, technology and the creativity of the human spirit.
James Knight, Virtual Production Director at AMD
James Knight is an LA based virtual production director at AMD. He specializes in onset realtime visual effects and VR. He has managed performance capture for films such as Aviator, I Am Legend, Hulk, and Prince Caspian.
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James Knight is an LA based virtual production director at AMD. He specializes in onset realtime visual effects and VR. He has managed performance capture for films such as Aviator, I Am Legend, Hulk, and Prince Caspian.
Will Maurer, VP of VR & VFX at Legend
With over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, Will’s background encompasses VR, VFX, Animation, Story Development & 3D Conversion. His expertise on both the creative and production sides of the industry has been a key factor in his ability to build and maintain long term trusted relationships with film makers and studio execs.
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With over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, Will’s background encompasses VR, VFX, Animation, Story Development & 3D Conversion. His expertise on both the creative and production sides of the industry has been a key factor in his ability to build and maintain long term trusted relationships with film makers and studio execs. Will has produced VR, VFX and 3D projects for Fox, Sony, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Paramount, Annapurna Pictures, Alcon Entertainment, Samsung, MasterCard, and the legendary Stan Lee. In addition, Will’s television and feature length scripts have won contests and have been optioned by major studios. Will’s passions lie in developing new business opportunities and creating new IP.
Risto Lahdesmaki, CEO of Idean
CEO and founder at Idean, Risto is an entrepreneurially spirited, jack-of-all-trades Creative Director.
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CEO and founder at Idean, Risto is an entrepreneurially spirited, jack-of-all-trades Creative Director. He has a special talent for identifying business opportunities for his client companies and is somewhat allergic to the phrase: "This is not possible."

About

Our Awesome Event

Design is all about storytelling, and content has never been as important as it is in business of UX and CX today. How do you translate your vision to your stakeholders in your organization? This intriguing yet highly important question will be discussed at our next UX Summit!

Schedule

Upcoming August 19th Schedule

12:00 pm
Registration & Lunch
1:00 pm
Welcoming Remarks
Risto Lahdesmaki, CEO of Idean
1:15 pm
Michael Doyle
VP of Interactive at FOX
1:45 pm
John Linden
John Linden, CEO at Grue Games
2:15-2:30 pm
Coffee and Networking Break
2:30 pm
James Knight
Virtual Production Director at AMD
3 pm
John Canning & Shawn Johnson
Interactive Experiences Team at NBC Universal
3:30pm
William Maurer
William Maurer, VP of VR & VFX at Legend
4:00-5:00 pm
Cocktail Hour
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Happy Hour

Cocktail Hour

Continue the event at the Happy Hour at Idean Los Angeles Studio at 5-8pm

Preview

What Happened Last Time

Venue

HYDE Sunset

HYDE Sunset is located in West Hollywood, next to Chateau Marmont
HYDE Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
8117 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Organized By

Idean

Idean is a global design agency dedicated to delivering the best possible user experiences. Since 1999, we have helped thousands of clients around the world to maximize the value of their digital solutions.
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