LAVA Digital and AWARN Present: High Tech in a Dangerous World Next Gen TV, AI/AR/VR ‘Save the Day’ from Disaster

17 Sep 2018
12:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

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High Tech in a Dangerous World

Next Gen TV, AI/AR/VR ‘Save the Day’ from Disaster

 

Presented by LAVA Digital Media

 

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Monday, September 17, 2018

                                                                          12:30 pm – 3:00 pm                                               

Arizona State University- California Center

725 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

light lunch ❋ beverages ❋ program ❋ networking

 

Catastrophic fires. Biblical-level floods. Active shooters. Malicious cyberattacks. Natural and civil disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity, threatening to paralyze our infrastructure.

Billions of dollars are pouring into this sector: it’s a matter of life and death.

Resilience--the ability to anticipate, withstand, and recover from disaster--is one of the highest priorities for business, government and society. Resilience cannot be left to government alone – the innovation and expertise of entrepreneurs, investors and service providers is crucial in developing solutions.

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Program

High Tech in a Dangerous World: How Next Gen TV, AI/AR/VR ‘Save the Day’ from Disaster

  • Business opportunities: geo targeting, rich media alerts to IP connected devices & networks, including cars, smart cities, appliances and more
  • Emergency response prototype demos for ATSC 3.0
  • Panel discussion with leaders in enterprise tech, government, finance
  • Pitch, Pass or Play startup quick pitch session with industry & investor judges

Participants

 

 

 

 

John Lawson serves as Executive Director of the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance, a coalition of leading broadcasting, consumer electronics, and public safety organizations that is developing an advanced emergency alerting system based on ATSC 3.0. He’s also President of Convergence Services, Inc, a consulting firm focused on spectrum, resilience, and Next Generation Television.

John was one of four signatories to the original Joint Petition in April 2016 that led to FCC approval of Next Gen TV (ATSC 3.0) in November 2017. John currently serves on FEMA’s National Advisory Council, IPAWS Subcommittee, and he’s in the 2018 cohort of FEMA’s Emergency Management Executive Academy. John was an expert panelist at the White House Earthquake Resilience Summit in February 2016 and has been appointed to three FCC homeland security advisory committees.

John began his work on advanced alerting while President and CEO of the Association of Public Television Stations during the 9/11 attacks. He was Executive VP of ION Media Networks and Executive Director of the Mobile500 Alliance and served on the boards of the National Association of Broadcasters and the Open Mobile Video Coalition. John earned his BA and MA in International Studies at the University of South Carolina.

 

Deputy Director of the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance, Fiona James has helped build a coalition of leading broadcasting and technology companies. Using Next Gen Broadcasting, the Alliance is creating the world’s most advanced emergency alerting system.
Fiona has been instrumental in building the inter-industry and governmental relationships required for establishing this revolutionary system, including recruiting the AWARN Advisory Committee of the nation’s largest alert originators. She has represented the Alliance at key industry conferences, including the 2018 National AMBER Alert Symposium.    In addition, Fiona serves as media and technology consultant at Convergence Services, Inc. (CSI), providing expert analysis, research, and communications on a range of issues, including spectrum policy and monetization with a focus on Next Gen TV.   A native of Scotland, Fiona’s experience includes education, arts administration, and business operations. An accomplished Pilates instructor, Fiona brings her focus on technique and motivation to her professional life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Feldhausen

Product Manager at The Weather Company, an IBM Business

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Prater,   Executive Director

The Big City Emergency Managers, Inc. (BCEM) was founded in 2005 by the Council for Excellence in Government with the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Since that time, it has become an independent, non-profit organization. Its participation includes 15 jurisdictions, representing almost 20% of the nation’s population and 85% of the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant (UASI) funds that are allocated by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) annually.

 

LAVA Digital Producer & Host   

 Allison Dollar, CEO,  ITV Alliance

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Silicon Beach Startups!

technology or services for  geo targeting, rich media alerts to IP connected devices & networks, including cars, smart cities, appliances?

LAVA Digital presents:

Pitch, Pass or Play

a fast and furious start-up competition

Monday, September 17, 2018

                                                                                      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm                                               

Arizona State University- California Center

725 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

light lunch ❋ beverages ❋ program ❋ networking

Early Stage Companies geo targeting, rich media alerts to IP connected devices & networks, including cars, smart cities, appliances and more.

·         become clients

·         provide partnerships

·         participate in market tests

·         ….or even recommend investment

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Qualified companies are in market less than 2 years, and offerings would include technology or services for  geo targeting, rich media alerts to IP connected devices & networks, including cars, smart cities, appliances and more.

Discounts available to members of Expert Dojo, LAVA, ITA and our friends of AWARN Alliance

PITCH -Fill out application here:  APPLY HERE

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Innovative, timely and/or disruptive early stage companies technology or services for  geo targeting, rich media alerts to IP connected devices & networks, including cars, smart cities, appliances present in a rapid round-robin format. A judging panel of high-level decision makers in entertainment—content and brands—chooses who goes on from Round 1 to the Finals and ultimately names the Winner.

This fast-paced session offers high energy fun over cocktails while bringing attention to rising, best-of-breed technology companies. Presenting Startups gain the opportunity to network with companies that could provide partnerships, market tests, financing--or even sales.

How It Works

Round 1:              Each company gets 1-minute to persuade the judging panel why they should move on to the 2nd round. 

Observations Panel:        Judges discuss the presentations and technology in general regarding industry trends and their own projects/focus during tally breaks

Round 2:  Those chosen to continue will get 3 minutes with A/V and 3 minutes of Q&A from the panel. 

Finale:   Top 2 Runners Up and Winner Announced

The Pitchers

A dozen or so early stage companies are selected from a wide pool of applicants invited to submit by LAVA, AWARN Alliance and the ITA. These companies are screened and vetted to fit specific criteria based upon, but not limited to: adoption, benchmark highlights, technology, leadership, product/service availability, assets, customer base, press attention and other success indicators.

 

17 Sep 2018
12:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

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