2016 Show-and-Tell Sessions

In three fast-paced sessions spread throughout the day, leading and emerging photo/imaging app developers will show their latest creations in 4-minute presentations.

This year's lineup includes:

  • Athentech, Brad Malcolm
  • Beamr, Eli Lubitch
  • di support, Adam Czajka
  • FotoFlipz, Rodney Van Johnson
  • FotoSwipe, Sylvain Dufour
  • Fripito, Jan Brezina
  • Fujifilm, Ryan Moore
  • Funimate, Kemal Ugur
  • GenMe, Chris Yewdall
  • HP, David Parry
  • Keepy, Offir Gutelzon
  • MEA Mobile, Bruce Seymour
  • nventify, Jack Levine
  • PastBook, Stefano Cutello
  • PhotoGurus, Laurent Martin
  • Pic: Mobile, Brett Rounsaville
  • PicCollage, Jon Fan
  • PicsArt, Argam DerHartunian
  • Rainhut, Lani Adamson
  • Regaind, Arnaud Laurenty
  • SanDisk, Sairam Challa
  • Sharalike, Etienne Leroy
  • Storyo, Inês Mateus
  • Streetography, Mike Lanza
  • Timebox, Len Kawell
  • Upthere, Brandi Kolmer
  • Vicman, Victor Sazhin
  • Vuze, Jim Malcolm
  • Walgreens, Drew Schweinfurth
  • Younity, Erik Caso
  • Zebra Instant, Anton Pereiaslavtsev

In the final session of the day, The Mobile Photo Connect Awards, a panel of industry experts will reveal which of the 30 photo and video apps demoed in our three show-and-tell sessions stood out – and why!  

2016 Special Fireside Chat

Pushing the photo and video boundaries – 
A Conversation with Facebook’s Head of Immersive Media, Eric Cheng

Eric Cheng has been at the forefront of some of the most revolutionary imaging technology innovations of our times: A highly recognized photographer and videographer, he is long-time publisher of underwater and drone photography community website Wetpixel, was Director of Photography at light field camera vendor Lytro, Director of Aerial Imaging at leading drone vendor DJI, and is currently Head of Immersive Media (360/VR) at Facebook.

Eric’s remarkable set of experiences gives him a uniquely well-informed insider’s perspective on how technology transforms the ways people capture and share visual content.  He’ll discuss his insights in a lively conversation with Mobile Photo Connect hosts Hans Hartman and Alexis Gerard, during which he will also show some of his most outstanding visual creations.

Eric’s work as a photographer has been featured at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum and in many media outlets including Wired, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Make, ABC, Good Morning America, CBS, CNN and others. His video work has been shown on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, and on virtually every news network around the world.  Eric is also the author of Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University, where he also studied classical cello performance.

2016 Special Fireside Chat

How to get your photo app covered by the major hi-tech sites – 
A Conversation with Haje Kamps and Jackie Dove

With over 100,000 photo and video apps now available in the iOS and Android stores, getting your app covered on one or more of the Top 10 hi-tech news sites is critical to emerging from the pack.
So what are the keys to success when approaching them to write about your app?
Learn the do’s and don’ts from two insiders who make these decision on a daily basis:

  • Haje Kamps, Writer, TechCrunch

  • Jackie Dove, Writer for various tech blogs

2016 Panel Discussions

The Mobile Photo Connect Awards
Hear from an all-star judging panel of key industry movers and shakers which of the photo and video apps demoed in our 3 show-and-tell sessions stood out - and why.  Which apps have the biggest potential to succeed? Who will receive the best-of-conference award?

  • James Joaquin,Co-founder and Managing Director, Obvious Ventures

  • Jackie Dove, Writer and editor, various tech blogs

  • Haje Jan Kamps, Writer, TechCrunch

  • Rudy Burger, Managing Partner, Woodside Capital

How to succeed in the photo app business 
A no-holds barred conversation with four photo app developers who achieved breakout success. What does it take to achieve, and then maintain, a high ranking? How do you leverage the ever-changing app store opportunities? And to how to generate long-term value from a mobile photo or video user base?

  • Bryan Mason, COO, VSCO

  • Wayne Liu, GM and VP of Bus. Development, Perfect Corp.

  • Kemal Ugur, Co-Founder & CEO, Funimate

The future of visual story telling
Moving beyond traditional photo slideshows, a variety of innovative approaches have recently come to market that make it easy for smartphone photographers to share their visual memories in new and enticing ways.  Users can now share their photos through video trailers, travel journals, music videos, and many other exciting formats.  In this session, cutting edge developers will lay out how this market will evolve and what the future of visual story telling holds for us.

  • Leonel Duarte, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Storyo

  • Offir Gutelzon, Co-Founder & CEO, Keepy

  • Aymeric Vigneras, Co-Founder & CEO, Sharalike

  • Chris Yewdall, CEO, GenMe

Monetizing photo apps through mobile output
Photo app developers have many options to monetize their user base, including ads, in-app purchasing, paid apps and subscriptions. And another monetization option is rapidly gaining traction: offering physical photo products, such as photobooks and prints, within the apps where users engage with their photos. Hear from industry leaders as to how B2C and B2B mobile photo product printing solutions are quickly transforming into a multichannel checkerboard of ship-to-home, in-store and in-home printing products and services.

  • Jim Dolce, VP Technology and Strategic Business Development, Fujifilm

  • Kartik Subramanian, Director Product & Program Management, Mobile Commerce, Walgreens

  • Troy Sechrist, Head of Strategic Partnerships at HP Strategy and Emerging Business Group, HP

  • Ralph Naruhn, CEO, di support 

The Next Big Thing: user-generated VR content
Until recently industry consensus was that the field of VR needed professionally created content in order to take off. Haven’t we heard this before, for instance with Desktop Publishing and Digital Photography? Now as then, a slew of powerful consumer tools – 360° cameras and even intelligent 360° photo and video apps – are coming to market that enable consumers to capture and share VR content more easily than ever before. That will inevitably change market dynamics, at the same time as the business potential for VR surges. Hear from the innovators in this space who lead the charge to bring VR user-generated content to the masses.

  • Radu Rusu, Co-Founder & CEO, Fyusion, Inc

  • Mehrshad Mansouri, Dir. of Bus. Development & Partnerships, Software and Services, GoPro

  • Paul T. Kim, Director of Content and Services, Samsung