Friday, February 10th, 2017 Noon – Vangelis Lympouridis
Founder, Enosis VR
After a successful career in academia Lympouridis founded Enosis, a cutting-edge production company that specializes in immersive virtual reality applications. Before launching his company, he oversaw operations and research at the MxR Studio, the main VR Hub at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, where he explored Virtual Reality and Whole Body Immersion with an interdisciplinary team of students.
While at USC, he produced a series of innovative VR projects including Project Syria: An Immersive Experience, commissioned by the World Economic Forum and exhibited in Davos, the Sundance Film Festival, the Sheffield Doc Fest and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; Use of Force, that was funded by the Tribeca Film Festival and AP Google; and F1, a cinematic immersive experience presented at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Singapore.
Vangelis has a Ph.D. in Whole Body Interaction and an MSc in Sound Design from the University of Edinburgh. He also holds a BFA in Sculpture and Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art.
Friday, February 17th, 2017 Noon – Alex Perez
Perez is a marketing professional with senior advertising agency experience leading teams and managing national accounts across different industries. He focuses on advertising to multi-cultural audiences, especially Hispanic, Latino, LGBTQ, African-American and Asian-American populations in the USA and is a specialist in diversity and cultural dynamics in the advertising marketplace. As a Latino who graduated from the CSU (BSBA from CSUN), he brings a unique perspective to the advertising profession.
Friday, March 10th, 2017 Noon – Bill Locker
CEO, Sage Network & Communications
During his tenure, Sage has seen 54 percent growth in revenue. Previously Locker served the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club. In his time at BGCC, Bill increased average daily attendance from 200 to over 500 youth and increased the reserves by over 50 percent.
Prior to the Boys & Girls Club, he was the Director of Development for CoRR where he spearheaded the building of Center for Hope, a $15-million-dollar comprehensive treatment campus for those with drug addiction. He has also worked as the CEO of Sierra Nevada Children’s Services where he established the first low income Children’s Dental Clinic in Nevada County.