Steve Raymond is the CEO of 8i, a technology company that gives people the best way to connect with each other and express themselves through holograms in VR, AR and mixed reality. Prior to 8i, Steve co-founded Big Frame in 2011 and grew it to become a leading talent-management company and Multi-Channel Network (MCN) for online video creators before it was acquired by AwesomenessTV/DreamWorks Animation in 2014. He has held numerous digital-media leadership roles at startups including Relegence, Musicmatch and Flux, as well as larger media companies such as Yahoo! and Comcast/NBC Universal. Steve has an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is also is a founding partner of Los Angeles Social Venture Partners and serves as a Director of GrowingGreat.
Here's where you'll find Steve Raymond (CEO - 8i)
June 23, 2017
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM 45 minutes
Technology Tsunami! How VR, Digital Distribution, Virtual Actors, and Collaborative Tools Are Transforming Hollywood
Add to Calendar 06/23/2017 16:00 PM 06/23/2017 16:45 PM America/Los_Angeles Technology Tsunami! How VR, Digital Distribution, Virtual Actors, and Collaborative Tools Are Transforming Hollywood The digital revolution has had a radically transformative impact on the entertainment industry. The value of traditional celebrities has been declining over the past decade and may fall precipitously with Generation Z, for whom the biggest celebrities are YouTubers, not movie stars. The distribution model has also been upended with power shifting to players like Netflix. Will this lead to an irrevocable restructuring of the business of movies and TV — one which cuts out middlemen like traditional studios? Lastly, with the rise of VR/AR, will human actors make way for virtual ones? The consequence of these trends is that, in a decade, the Hollywood of old may well look more like the Silicon Valley venture capital model. | Industry Keynote Stage | false MM/DD/YYYY