G. Wayne Clough is President Emeritus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He recently retired as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Clough was president of Georgia Tech from 1994 to 2008, when he oversaw dramatic changes in the institute, including $1 billion in new construction. At the Smithsonian Clough was the driving force to digitize the entire archives of the Smithsonian, bringing the educational value of the institution to the world through the internet. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him to the President's Council of Science and Technology. In 2004, Bush appointed him a member of the National Science Board.
James Newton Howard is one of the most popular and respected composers for cinema, and has scored over 100 films. Howard won a Grammy® for his film score for THE DARK KNIGHT and has received eight Academy Award nominations. Some of Howard's best known film scores include PRETTY WOMAN, THE PRINCE OF TIDES, THE FUGITIVE, KING KONG, BLOOD DIAMOND, THE HUNGER GAMES, and MALEFICENT.
Kevin Morrow has worked for nearly 30 years in the music industry as a talent manager, concert promoter and marketing executive. He was the President of Live Nation's New York division and previously worked as a Senior Vice President of Tours & Talent for House of Blues Entertainment nationwide. In addition to his roles with such distinguished companies, his accomplishments include acquiring acts for the Superbowl including artists ZZ Top, Blues Brothers and James Brown.
Laurent Scallie is deeply passionate about VR and has dedicated his life to this medium since 1992. His accomplishments include founding and running, as CEO, 3 VR companies from Location Based Entertainment (LBE) VR to introducing, developing and fielding three generations of dismounted infantry military simulation systems to the U.S. Army. He was also a key catalyst behind the creation of Oculus. He was granted 3 patents in VR and has a couple more pending, designed VR hardware, middleware, software and VR content. Currently Founder and CEO of Red Pill VR, building the future of VR music visualization, he is also contributor to the VR Proto Awards and the Siggraph AR/VR contest as a judge.
Steven Spielberg is an American film director, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Widely considered one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history, Spielberg is the founder of the USC Shoah Foundation institute, as well as a co-founder of DreamWorks Studios. Having won the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for SCHINDLER'S LIST and Best Director for SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, he is also known for such blockbusters as JURASSIC PARK, E.T.: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL, and JAWS.