Thursday, April 30th, 2015

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

VR and AR – In Gaming and Beyond

Dr. Yue Fei, CTO, uSens

Danilo Moura, Executive Director Product Development & Operations, LOOT Entertainment

Rich Flier, President Advertising and Games, Digital Domain

Clifton Dawson, CEO, Greenlight VR

Jason Wonacott / CEO, Wonacott Communications LLC, Moderator

Clifton Dawson is an experienced executive of fast-growing digital startups. Prior to founding Greenlight VR (, Clifton was Head of Business Operations at AddLive, the leading provider of real-time communications APIs. In 2014, AddLive was acquired by Snaphcat, where Clifton then led various initiatives in growth and monetization. Clifton received his BA and MBA from Harvard University, and is former NFL football player.


Rich Flier, President, Advertising and Games – Digital Domain:  Rich Flier oversees Digital Domain’s advertising and videogame business. A 20-year veteran brand strategist and marketer, Flier joined the company in 2011 as Executive Producer. He was instrumental in building the division’s client base and expertise in the creative development and production of videogame content for Activision, Electronic Arts, 2K Games, Microsoft and other top publishers, developers and ad agencies. In 2012 he was elevated to VP. Prior to Digital Domain Flier co-founded boutique games marketing and production agency Secret Identity. He was also the VP of Interactive Entertainment at 3D imaging company 3DV Systems, which was sold to Microsoft and its technology became part of the Kinect system. He spent several years at DDB Worldwide, was a VP at Creative Domain’s Interactive Entertainment Division (now Trailer Park), and has held marketing and production roles at DreamWorks Interactive.


Danilo Moura is the co-founder of LOOT Interactive, a game development and publishing studio formerly owned by Sony Pictures. He joined the Sony Pictures Digital Authoring Center (SPE DAC) in 2007, after having launched and managed the award-winning DVD and Digital Cinema Mastering division of Casablanca, the largest Movie & TV post-production company in South America since 2001. He is the inventor of a VR patent-pending extension that enables efficient video streaming of high quality stereoscopic 360 content.  Danilo has 14 years of product development experience while managing creative services and software development teams. His studio has released three indie games on PlayStation®4,  11 highly rated video streaming applications on PS4, PS3, Vita and Smart TVs, two mobile games released on Android and iOS, 400+ Virtual Goods released on PlayStation®3. Danilo is currently working on unannounced VR experiences for Sony Morpheus, Oculus and Google Cardboard.


Jason Wonacott / CEO, Wonacott Communications LLC: Jason created Wonacott Communications in 2007 following several years heading up PR and communications initiatives, both in-house and on the agency side, for industry leading online entertainment companies. He had one goal: Provide the results of a major agency while being affordable, adaptable and approachable – all with a modern perspective on the constantly evolving communications mediums. Adhering to this mantra, Wonacott Communications quickly established itself as a PR partner for a number of start-up and established interactive entertainment, convergence, consumer technology, consumer products/lifestyle and technology companies. Jason began his career in PR way back in the dot-com boom with the emerging crossroads of consumer technology and digital entertainment, working with digital media, MP3 players, DVRs and set-top boxes, in addition to some of the world’s leading video game companies and organizations. Good times! Before cross ing over to the dark side, he was a TV reporter with an impressive 8-inch part in his hair, and he also served four years in the U.S. Navy (he doesn’t have any of his uniforms, so don’t ask). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Communication from the University of Oregon (Win the day!) and is member of the Public Relations Society of America. Though proud of his Oregon roots, Jason has called Los Angeles home for the better part of 15 years. When not in the office he can be found surfing in El Porto, or perusing the local wine store for a good Cabernet deal. Oh, and he is also an Expert certified instructor of Krav Maga, Israeli hand-to-hand combat and self defense, so don’t mess with him.

Dr. Yue Fei, CTO, uSens: Dr. Yue Fei has 12 years of experience as a lead scientist and advanced expert in Human-Computer interaction and Computer Vision. He has contributed significantly to many important products at Nokia, Motorola, Panasonic and Amazon. Dr. Fei's works have been shown on CES, CEATEC, SIGGRAGH, and APEX and won top design awards. Yue earned his B.S. degree in Physics from Fudan University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in space physics from Rice University.