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FUTURECAST: CREATING THE ENTERTAINMENT CITY OF TOMORROW (SPONSORED BY ERICSSON)

The AT&T Foundry and Ericsson Futurecast series returns to SHAPE! Futurecast is a thought leadership series designed to vet, debate, and ultimately spark ideas that will set the course for our collective technological future.

Just as technology has reshaped so many aspects of daily life, it has brought new dimensions to the entertainment experience. From virtual reality to artificial intelligence and social networking, entertainment in the 21st century will engage all the human senses and connect people in new ways. Join us as we talk to Casey Wasserman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wasserman agency, to explore what Los Angeles is doing to ensure it is the top entertainment hub of the future, and what implications there are for network build out, smart cities, content creation, and fan engagement.

CASEY WASSERMAN—Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wasserman

ALEX PADILLA—California Secretary of State

ANDREW KEEN—Entrepreneur, Writer, Broadcaster

NONNY DE LA PEÑA—Founder and CEO, Emblematic Group

KEVIN JAMES—Director and Chief Liaison, Mayor's Office of Film and Television Production

JONATHAN JOSEPHSON—Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Quantum Interface

RENATA SIMRIL—President and CEO, LA84 Foundation

LEVI WARE—Songwriter, Collaborator, and Musician

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS: HOW TO JOIN A MASSIVE STORYTELLING EXPERIMENT

Mixing story thinking, doing, and technological achievement, Sherlock Homes and the Internet of Things is a massive global experiment that combines story, play, and code with more than 2,000 collaborators from 60-plus countries. Designed to be an open research and development space that experiments with shifts in authorship and ownership of stories, the massive collaboration uses a detective narrative to examine the policy and ethical issues surrounding the Internet of Things and emergent technologies.

LANCE WEILER—Founding Director, Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab, Columbia University

INVENTING THE IMPOSSIBLE (SPONSORED BY AMDOCS)

Marco Tempest, Director's Fellow at MIT Media Lab and cyber illusionist, reveals the psychology, technology, and creativity that go into creating magical experiences. Using augmented realities and the latest network technologies, Marco will explore the future of entertainment and storytelling, redefining what it means to be entertained. He urges us—as artists, writers, and creatives—to push the boundaries of our problem solving, creative thinking, and audience engagement, whether from a platform or the Internet.

MARCO TEMPEST—Cyber Illusionist, Director's Fellow Alumnus - MIT Media Lab

JEFF BRADLEY—Regional President, West, AT&T Entertainment Group

NEXT-GENERATION ADVERTISING

Join Andrew Robertson, President and CEO of BBDO Worldwide, for a presentation on how new technologies will change the way advertising works—targeting, customization, and story-telling across multiple screens—and how it won’t.

ANDREW ROBERTSON—President and Chief Executive Officer, BBDO Worldwide

THE NETWORK REVOLUTION: FUELING NEXT-GENERATION EXPERIENCES (SPONSORED BY ERICSSON)

The network is oxygen—fuel for all of tomorrow’s connected technologies. A seamless network is essential for end-to-end connectivity across a growing and diverse set of devices, applications, and services. Join John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, and Gerd Leonhard, futurist, humanist, and author of Technology vs. Humanity and CEO of The Futures Agency, as they journey through the network revolution and discover how it can change the way we watch, work, play, connect, and live.

JOHN DONOVAN—Chief Strategy Officer and Group President, AT&T Technology and Operations

GERD LEONHARD—Futurist, Humanist, Author of "Technology vs. Humanity," CEO, The Futures Agency

CONTENT CREATION AND THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY ON SPORTS (SPONSORED BY 8I)

From virtual and augmented realities to e-sports, technology is transforming the way people view and consume sports entertainment. League and media industry executives discuss the evolution of digital and mobile video platforms and debate what the future holds for content creation and fandom in the ever-changing sports media landscape.

LUIS GOICOURIA—Senior Vice President, Digital Platforms and Media Strategy, PGA TOUR

DAVID JURENKA—Vice President, NFL Media Product and Business Operations

MATT MOSTELLER—Vice President of Content, Turner Sports

DANIEL YORK—Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, AT&T Entertainment Group

AT&T AND TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: FINDING THE MILLION DOLLAR FILM

AT&T believes that connecting people—to each other and to their passions—is vital. That’s why AT&T has been the presenting sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival since 2014. Earlier this year, AT&T and Tribeca collaborated to give the world access to stories from underrepresented filmmakers that deserve to be seen with the new film initiative, AT&T Presents: Untold Stories.

Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed industry experts as we explore this collaboration and recap the inaugural year of the Untold Stories program. We’ll get an update from this year’s winning filmmaker about how he’s using the $1 million prize to help make his movie. We’ll also discuss how the film industry can continue to push the boundaries of storytelling, while emphasizing diversity and connecting audiences to content they crave.

FIONA CARTER—Chief Brand Officer, AT&T

AMY HOBBY—Executive Director, Tribeca Film Institute

FARADAY OKORO—Filmmaker

JEFFREY WRIGHT—Actor

FUTURE OF STORYTELLING PRESENTS: PERCEPTION AND REALITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Explore the impact of immersive technology on the future of mobile entertainment. Join two-time Future of Storytelling speaker Dr. Beau Lotto as he speaks about the neuroscience of perception and the role that technology can play in mediating and expanding our relationship with the world. Dr. Lotto argues that technologies that digitally augment reality are uniquely positioned to engage our perceptions. By enhancing our physical reality, such tools allow us to truly occupy the space between the real world and the world of our dreams.

DR. BEAU LOTTO—Neuroscientist and Entrepreneur