Nonny de la Peña
Nonny de la Peña has been called “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by Engadget and The Guardian, while Fast Company named her “One of the People Who Made the World More Creative” for her pioneering work in immersive journalism. As CEO of Emblematic Group, she uses cutting edge technologies to tell important stories—both fictional and news-based—that create intense, empathic engagement on the part of viewers.
Brad founded 371 Productions in 2003 when he moved from New York City to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 371 makes film, radio and technology projects that contribute to the common good. From the emmy-nominated feature doc As Goes Janesville, to the Dupont award-winning film Ghosts of Attica, dubbed “a political thriller” by the New York Times, to the Independent Lens documentary about aging, Almost Home, Brad is known for intimate, engaging documentary storytelling.
Jeff Fitzsimmons is an author, artist, technologist, entrepreneur and co-founder of the VR company Custom Reality Services. His work life has gone from pioneering video maker in Seattle's grunge scene to founder of HarQen, a next-generation voice technology company.