Don Levy

Guest | Entertainment Technology Legend and Industry Analyst

Our final talk for this CES Special sees Dean joined by Don Levy, who spent 17 years at the helm of Sony Pictures' Marketing Communications. Don reflects on a fascinating career, discusses his stars of the show for 2020, and muses on CES's future after this year's all-digital endeavor.

Don has been at the forefront of the entertainment industry's digital transformation as a senior executive in animation, visual effects, digital media, television, and movies.

He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts' Entertainment Technology Center; teaching entertainment marketing at Boston University's Los Angeles Internship Program. Don is also President of his own media, entertainment, and tech consultancy – Smith Brook Farm.
Aaron Norstad

Guest | Star Wars Robotic Software Manager, AR Producer at Facebook

The latest episode of our CES Special sees Dean in conversation with Aaron Norstad in an episode that takes you to a galaxy far, far away, and back again. Aaron discusses fulfilling a childhood dream as Technical Project Manager at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, fact and fiction in robotics, and how COVID is accelerating roboticized reliance.

James Jensen

Guest | Hyper-Reality Pioneer and Founder at The VOID and JUMP

Dean’s latest guest is James Jensen, former Co-Founder of The VOID, CEO of JUMP and pioneer of hyper-reality. James discusses issues facing consumer-focused VR, including creating shared experiences, engaging all the senses, and making immersion meaningful. James also shares his thoughts on big-tech's role in propelling the sector forward.

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