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Tuesday, April 4 • 9:40am - 11:05am
Virtual Reality and 360-Video: The Revolution is Here Town Hall

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Are you ready to look into the future? If you are, then settle in for the journey. Scenes from futuristic movies are no longer fiction, they are slowly becoming a reality. Whether it's VR dominating the tech headlines, or PokemonGo becoming an overnight AR sensation, this technological shift is ushering in a new era where content is no longer flat, it's now 3D/360, virtual and holographic. We are no longer just viewers, we are becoming participants and Hispanic audiences are already starting to engage with this new reality.

As VR and AR continue to mature the need for valuable content that is culturally relevant will only skyrocket. 

This technological shift is set to impact all industries and verticals and will bring about great opportunities for brands, businesses, communicators and content creators. During this session, you will hear from some of the most influential Latinos in the VR/AR space on how this new reality is impacting science, education, journalism, travel, television, marketing, and entertainment. If you're ready to journey into the future join us for one of the most thought-provoking town hall sessions ever held at Hispanicize. 

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Gemma Busoni

Head of Community, Discovr Labs
Gemma Busoni is the Head of Community at Discovr Labs, a VR startup focuses on immersive educational experiences. Formerly, she worked at CalTech, StudentRND, and Hack Club. Recently, she was featured on the cover of Seventeen magazine with Michelle Obama.
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Cathy Hackl

Chief Communications Officer, Future Lighthouse
Cathy Hackl is an Emmy-nominated broadcaster turned social media marketer & nationally-recognized live video and VR/AR influencer and speaker. She's the organizer of Latin@s in VR and is a pioneer in the immersive marketing field. Hackl is a bilingual storyteller that is recognized... Read More →
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Michael Ibrahim

Director of Innovation Products, Media Labs
Michael Ibrahim is the Director of Innovation Products at Media Labs. Media Labs is NBCUniversal’s internal incubator and accelerator of emerging technologies that drives innovation across NBCUniversal’s businesses, including Television, Film, Theme Parks and Digital. Michael manages... Read More →
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Evelyn Miralles

Lead VR Innovator/Business Technology/Engineer, Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRLab) Astronaut Training Facility NASA JSC
For more than 20 years, Evelyn Miralles has worked at NASA Johnson Space Center for the Virtual Reality Laboratory to enhance Human Spaceflight. Her work as Virtual Reality Principal Engineer and Technology Strategist has been integral to train astronauts to perform one of the most... Read More →
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Francisco Rivera

Francisco Rivera is Vice President, Emerging Business for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. He is responsible for Mobile, Digital Video Distribution and Digital Business strategy with the goal of leveraging the fastest growing platforms and establishing strong pillars for future... Read More →


Tuesday April 4, 2017 9:40am - 11:05am EDT
JW Marriott Marquis, 19th Floor, (BALLROOM)