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Sarah Steele
Program Manager & Producer, Google VR Team
Sarah Steele is a lead program manager and producer on Google's VR/AR team, where she has founded numerous programs, including the Jump Start camera loan program, the VR Creator Lab, and Daydream Impact, a social impact program designed to enable activists to leverage VR.
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Jake Zim
SVP, Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment
As SVP, Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Jake Zim has been instrumental in the development of virtual reality experiences such as Spider-Man: Homecoming VR, Ghostbusters: Dimensions, The Emoji Movie VR Experience, and many others.
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Alexandra Shapiro
Executive Vice President, Marketing & Digital, USA Network & SYFY
As Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital for USA Network and SYFY, Alexandra Shapiro created USA’s award-winning brand identity “Characters Welcome,” led the 2017 campaign to reboot the SYFY brand, and has overseen high-profile, award-winning show launches including USA’s Mr. Robot.
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Sarah Ruger
Director, Free Expression, Charles Koch Institute
Sarah Ruger directs free expression initiatives for the Charles Koch Institute and Foundation, where she is a passionate advocate for open inquiry, Enlightenment principles, and free speech rights.
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Charles Melcher
Founder & Director, Future of StoryTelling
Charles Melcher is the founder and director of the Future of StoryTelling (FoST).
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