SPROCKIT

Connecting startups with Fortune 500 Brands.

The SPROCKIT Hub features the most promising, market-proven media and entertainment entities from around the world – the Best of the Best. These curated and highly vetted startups have proven products, customers and services. They are ready to scale and immediately impact a Fortune 500 companies' bottom line.

Since launching in 2013, SPROCKIT-selected startups have raised more than $1 billion USD and participated in countless partnerships, deals and acquisitions.

See the innovations set to reshape the industry. 

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Connect and Network: SPROCKIT Mixer

By invitation only.
Tuesday, April 9 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Hosted by SPROCKIT
Innovation Pipeline Theater - North Hall


An Innovation Pipeline Destination

The Innovation Pipeline

Programs and Destinations Fueling Media & Entertainment
This dedicated area in North Hall is home to three destinations and a theater spotlighting future-focused technologies and solutions – from concept to prototype. Attendees will discover never-before-seen products, realize new services and develop strategic partnerships.

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Session Highlights

Do you REALLY understand your audience?

Monday, April 8 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N2936

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Do you REALLY understand your audience?
Ben Keen, Analyst & Advisor, Technology, Media & Telecoms
Ian Blaine, Chief Strategy Officer,Wicket Labs
Lukasz Jeziorski, Chief Executive Officer, Plum Research
James Stojanov, VP & GM Consumer Group, Cerebri AI

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Mon 8

Network Optimization for Storage & Delivery

Monday, April 8 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am | N2936

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Network Optimization for Storage & Delivery
Richard Wolf, Media, Operations and Technology Advisor, The Switch
Scott Shadley, Storage Technologist and VP of Marketing, NGD Systems, Inc.
Steven Santamaria, Chief Executive Officer, Folio Photonics

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Mon 8

Advanced Advertising to Advance Monetization

Monday, April 8 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N2936

11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Advanced Advertising to Advance Monetization
Diana Wilkin, Managing Partner, Twelve24 Media
Geoff Wolinetz, SVP Client Relationships, FreeWheel
Gio Punzo, Chief Executive Officer, Streann Media
Scott Stansfield, Chief Executive Officer, Centriply
Roger Franklin, Chief...

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Mon 8

Content & Advertising Cross-Screen

Monday, April 8 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | N2936

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Content & Advertising Cross-Screen
Tim Hanlon, Founder, The Vertere Group, LLC
Sarah Foss, SVP Strategic Initiatives, FreeWheel
Dan Albritton, Chief Executive Officer, Megaphone TV
Devra Prywes, Chief Product Officer, Applicaster
Gabriel Banos, Chief Executive Officer, Flowics

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Mon 8

Artificial Intelligence for Media and Entertainment

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N2936

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Artificial Intelligence for Media and Entertainment
Allison Dollar, Chief Executive Officer, iTV Alliance
Stephane Reynaud, Chief Executive Officer, CogniK
York Eggleston IV, Chief Executive Officer, Widesider, LLC
Patrick Danckwardt, Global Buissness Development, Vionlabs
Bruce...

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Tue 9

Maximizing Benefits of ATSC3 / NextGen TV

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | N2936

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Maximizing Benefits of ATSC3 / Next Gen TV
Allan McLennan, Chief Executive Officer, PADEM Media Group
Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor
Anton Tkachuk, Product Management of a Technology, Adoppler
Gaith Abdo, CEO, cut2it

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Tue 9

Innovations: All Things Local

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | N2936

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Innovations: All Things Local
Rebekah Dopp, Principal - News and Local Media, Google
Frank Mungeam, Professor in Practice, ASU Cronkite
Sarah Lloyd, Director of Client Strategy, Social News Desk
Dennis Roche, Co-founder, Burbio

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Tue 9

Mutually Beneficial - Why Corporate and Startup Companies Need Each Other

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | N2936

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Mutually Beneficial - Why Corporate and Startup Companies Need Each Other
John Buergler, SVP Growth Initiatives, Univision
Frank Mungeam, Professor in Practice, ASU Cronkite
Gavin Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, iPowow
Jim Long, Chief Executive Officer, Didja-LocalBTV
Bruce...

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Tue 9

SPROCKIT Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | N2936

See the best of the best.

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Tue 9

Monetizing OTT: Beyond Subscriptions

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N2936

11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Monetizing OTT: Beyond Subscriptions
Alan Wolk, Lead Analyst, TV[R]EV
Yillmaz Schoen, Chief Executive Officer, TradeCast.TV
Andre Swanston, Chief Executive Officer, Tru Optik
Dr. Zhou Wang, Chief Science Officer, SSIMWAVE

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Wed 10

AI's Impact on Monetization & Measurement

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | N2936

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. AI's Impact on Monetization & Measurement
Larry Irving, Principal, The Irving Group
Will Jamieson, Chief Executive Officer, The Q
Jerónimo Macanás, Chief Executive Officer, JUMP-Data-Driven Video
Ben Fenster, Chief Executive Officer, Anzu.io

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Wed 10

Demystifying 5G & the Media

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm | N2936

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Demystifying 5G & the Media
Stephanie Bauer Marshall, Managing Director, SPROCKIT
Nick Mattingly, Co-founder, Switcher Studios
Tuan Ho, Founder, Mira
Nick Mattingly, Co-founder, Switcher Studios
Mike Henry, Chief Revenue Officer, 6Connex

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Wed 10

Effective Workflow & Production Tools

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N2936

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Effective Workflow & Production Tools
Tom Flanagan, Managing Partner - Innovation, SPROCKIT
Thomas Menguy, Co-founder, Wildmoka
Tim Keough, Chief Executive Officer, Sympli
Richard Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Tellyo

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Wed 10

SPROCKIT Showcase

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | N2936

More information coming soon.

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Wed 10

Future Trends - a post Facebook world, where your audience is yours again

Thursday, April 11 | 11:30 am - 11:50 am | N2936

11:30 Future Trends: Political and Civic Engagement and the Media
Bart Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Countable

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Thu 11

The Future of OTT Is Ad-Supported

Thursday, April 11 | 11:50 am - 12:10 pm | N2936

TV[R}EV Co-Founder and Lead Analyst Alan Wolk will walk you through the top level findings from their just-released report on ad-supported OTT. You’ll learn why there’s so much confusion, the right way to buy advertising on OTT, why measurement is such a problem and what the future looks like for...

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Thu 11

Future Trends: Blockchain & the Gig Economy

Thursday, April 11 | 12:10 pm - 12:30 pm | N2936

12:10 Future Trends: Blockchain & the Gig Economy
Roy Slater, Co-founder, Moonlighting

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Thu 11

Future Trends: Data Science & Media: How Valuable is Your Content, Really?

Thursday, April 11 | 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm | N2936

12:30 Future Trends: Data Science & Media: How Valuable is Your Content, Really?
Andrew Grosso, Co-founder, Pickaxe
Joshua Dern, Co-founder, Pickaxe

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Thu 11

Future Trends: The Future of TV

Thursday, April 11 | 12:50 pm - 1:10 pm | N2936

12:50 Future Trends: The Future of TV
Brian Handrigan, Chief Executive Officer, Advocado

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Thu 11

2019 SPROCKIT Exhibitors

Modernized virtual events and webinars for the enterprise. 

Provides an enterprise programmatic platform for media buyers and sellers who wish to establish direct programmatic channels with their partners.

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Supercharge broadcast advertising by harvesting increased viewer intent and activating targeted search campaigns.

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Uses games to create meaningful connections between consumers and brands via integrated advertising.

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Simplifies the production, delivery, and maintenance of direct-to-consumer media apps.

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Aggregates local school, government, library, sports, and community-based nonprofit events.

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Supplies cross screen inventory management platform for advanced TV analytics and activation.

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Allows Fortune 500 companies to grow revenue and exceed KPIs with next-best customer actions based on AI-powered measurement of individual brand commitment.

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Empowers influencers, causes and companies with a platform to engage audiences and drive action with nonpartisan information about legislation and news.

Enables media companies to optimize advertising, delivering targeted ads to optimal audiences, across all platforms, while maintaining full inventory control the delivery process.

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Increases monetization using patented, synchronized deep engagement technology and extensive access control with 100% protection to copyrights.

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Provides an audience participation platform for broadcasters and media to attract, retain and monetize audiences on all digital environments.

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Redefines archival data storage with next-gen optical solutions featuring the lowest cost/GB and 100 year archival lifespan.

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Helps companies maximize ROI and optimize their business decisions using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence technologies.

Provides a cloud platform with phone and smart TV apps to increase revenues for local broadcasters.

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Mira helps businesses transform their TVs into gorgeous screen signage.

Providing the tools that empower people everywhere to pursue the career they always wanted, to lead a better life, and to do work that they truly love.

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Delivers an innovative Computational Storage solution that prevents issues with managing data growth, analytics and content delivery.

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Gives your business the power of hundreds of data scientists and analysts to better understand your customers' mindset and important insights hidden in company data.

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Provides reliable OTT audience measurement by analyzing hardware, software and ISP data to create high volume research panels for the entertainment industry.

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Replicates human visual experience accuracy to measure video quality of experience for end-viewers on any network or device.

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Helps businesses make better video more often so they can connect meaningfully with their customers and communities.

Connects designers, developers, and other digital product team members so they can build web and mobile apps faster and easier.

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Powers Connected TV/Over-The-Top (OTT) advertising, making it measurable and attributable.

Provides a palette of products, all built on a fully-automated platform to analyze content and customer preferences.

Powers real news by leveraging the latest in AI technologies.

2019 SPROCKIT Alumni Participants

Provides a personalized distribution platform, based on artificial intelligence and cognitive science, that instantly provide an unmatched user experience to consumers.

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Partners with brands to create Participation TV formats for shows for TV as well as online platforms like Facebook Live and Twitch.

Viewer engagement platform: live polling, social reaction, live trivia, and transactional advertising.

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Delivers social media solutions for modern newsrooms featuring leading-edge optimized tools.

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Reinventing content distribution, engagement and monetization across a single platform, providing a powerful video and audio platform for content providers.

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Provides real-time cloud based video editing, streaming, production and distribution in a user-friendly platform.

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Lets users easily manage, distribute and monetize a personalized interactive TV channel and video platform using a proprietary and fully SaaS end-to-end OTT solution.

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Provides data-driven, actionable insights that maximize audience lifetime value with a proprietary scorecard, becoming the big-data department for media companies.

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Allows broadcasters and content owns to tell digital stories, in broadcast quality, via a live content production and distribution platform.

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2019 SPROCKIT Corporate Innovators

SPROCKIT aligns with leading media, entertainment and technology Fortune 500 brands to connect them with elite startups that can immediately inject innovation for a mutually beneficial relationship. 

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