Virtual Next Big Thing

Best of CES 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021
9:00 to 10:00 am PT / 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET

2020 was a year of extraordinary change in media and tech and 2021 will be no different. CES continues its long tradition of being a showcase for breakthrough technology and global innovation, this time as a fully virtual and reimagined experience. Join The Paley Center for Media as we welcome a panel of leading technology experts to discuss the latest trends and most compelling products coming out of virtual CES 2021. What devices will affect the content we create? How will tech change the way we consume media? The panel of forecasters and technology watchers will be followed by exciting virtual demonstrations of some of the coolest gadgets and innovations that you won't want to miss!

Lauren Goode
Senior Writer
WIRED

Joanna Stern
Senior Personal Technology Columnist
The Wall Street Journal

Dana Wollman
Editor-in-Chief
Engadget

Moderator:
Jonathan Miller
CEO
Integrated Media Company

Demo Panel:

Grace Dolan
Samsung Electronics America

Jeff Weiland
LG

Nathan Pettyjohn
Lenovo

Jean Viry-Babel
xRapid

Live Demos

  • 2021 Neo QLED from Samsung
  • LG CLOi Autonomous UV-C Robot
  • Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses
  •  xHale Mask by xRapid

Events and participants are subject to change.

This event is exclusive to Media Council Members and other invited guests. A link to RSVP to this Virtual Paley event will be sent to NY & LA Paley Media Council Members. To find out more about Media Council Membership, contact mediacouncil@paleycenter.org.

Lauren Goode

Senior Writer
WIRED

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Lauren Goode is a senior writer at WIRED covering products, services, and technology issues and trends. Goode is the host of WIRED's new flagship podcast, "Get WIRED." Prior to WIRED Goode was a senior editor at The Verge, where her video series "Next Level" won an Emmy award. Goode has also reported for Recode, AllThingsD, and The Wall Street Journal. Goode is based in Silicon Valley.

Joanna Stern

Founder
Senior Personal Technology Columnist
The Wall Street Journal

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Joanna Stern is the senior personal technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal and an award-winning journalist who has spent the better part of two decades covering gadgets and apps. Among other honors, she received the 2016 Loeb Award in video for her out-of-the-box but always informative short films. She was recently nominated for an Emmy.
 
Ms. Stern is a CNBC contributor and often appears on national television and radio programs. Before joining the Journal in 2013, she was the technology editor at ABC News and before that a reviewer and editor at The Verge. She graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and lives in New Jersey with her wife, son and dog. You can email Joanna at joanna.stern@wsj.com and follow her on Twitter: @JoannaStern.

Dana Wollman

Editor-In-Chief
Engadget

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Dana is the Editor-in-Chief of Engadget, where she runs a growing team of reporters and reviewers. She got her start in tech journalism a decade ago as a writer for Laptop Mag and the AP before arriving at Engadget in 2011. She appears regularly on ABC Radio and has also been a guest on Bloomberg TV, CNN, CNBC, Marketplace, NPR and Fox Business, among other outlets. Dana is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Columbia Publishing Course. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Jonathan Miller

CEO
Integrated Media Company

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Jonathan Miller is CEO of Integrated Media Company, a digital media company that invests in growth stage companies at the nexus of media and technology. IMC is affiliated with TPG Capital, a premier private equity firm.

Jonathan is an advisor to Advancit Capital with Shari Redstone, Vice Chair of CBS and Viacom. Advancit Capital focuses on early stage venture capital investments. Previously, Jon was Chairman and CEO of the Digital Media Group at NEWS CORP and FOX, Chairman and CEO of AOL, INC., President and CEO of USA Networks Interactive (now IAC) and also held senior positions at MTV Networks and the NBA.

Jon is on the Boards of Akamai Technologies, Inc., AMC Networks Inc., Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., and J2 Global, Inc. In addition, he serves as a non-profit Director/Trustee for the American Film Institute and Paley Center for Media. Jon has been awarded the Inaugural Pioneer Prize, Producers Guild of America, the Inaugural Vanguard Award, International Emmy Association, the Digital Power Player of the Year, Hollywood Reporter, and the Monaco Media Festival, Interactive Pioneer Award.

Grace Dolan

Samsung Electronics America

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Grace Dolan is the Vice President of Integrated Marketing for the Home Entertainment division at Samsung Electronics America.

In this role, Grace has led a Passions-based marketing and innovation strategy for the US business, redefining the brand’s purpose to lead through service to the consumer. She has elevated Samsung’s efforts to deliver the ultimate home entertainment experience to gamers, streamers and sports fans, delivering award-winning advertising, first-of-its-kind partnerships with Xbox, Netflix and ESPN, and an advanced innovation roadmap. All of which has propelled Samsung TV’s leadership in the category.

Prior to Samsung, Grace spent 9 years in Brand Management at Johnson & Johnson, where she drove the growth of iconic brands like Aveeno, Listerine and Johnson's Baby.

Grace resides in Demarest, NJ with her husband and their 3 small kids. She holds a law degree and an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University.

Nathan Pettyjohn

Lenovo

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Nathan is the Commercial AR/VR Lead at Lenovo, working on product, partner and business strategy for enterprise augmented reality and virtual reality hardware and software solutions globally. Nathan is the Founder & President of the VR/AR Association (VRARA) - a global community of companies in virtual reality and augmented reality consisting of over 60 global chapters, 30+ industry professionals, and 20K + industry professionals. Nathan previously worked at Quantum Capture, a leader in the field of virtual digital humans powered by AI, and led a venture-backed start-up that worked on computer vision-based AR navigation experiences with the team at Google running their VPS (visual positioning system) Tango solution.

Jean Viry-Babel

xRapid

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Jean Viry-Babel, 50 years old, is a French entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of the French-based international start-up xRapid Group.

Jean Viry-Babel holds an MBA in IT management from the University of Dallas and a Master's degree in communication from the University of Nancy. He began his career in 1994 at Publicis as a consultant. He continued in multinational companies such as SAP, the world leader in management software packages, then became head of international sales, partnerships and development consultant at Ness, a digital solutions company.

After 10 years of experience in France, Jean Viry-Babel developed his career internationally and moved to London in 2001 where he joined Accenture as a banking compliance specialist.

June 11, 2011 marks a turning point for the French entrepreneur. After 8 days in a coma, he discovers that he has Berger's disease: an autoimmune disease that has gradually destroyed the functionality of both his kidneys and will force him to receive a transplant - for which he will find the perfect match.

Eager to embark on new professional adventures, Jean Viry-Babel turns 180 and becomes an entrepreneur. That's how xRapid Group came into being in 2015. Co-founded with the help of Apple, with Professor David Mendels and Lord Jim Knight (British politician and member of the House of Lords), xRapid Group is an international start-up present in France, Great Britain, the United States and China and leader in the automated AI diagnosis of fibres in the air. In 2020, guided by the desire to bring its technology to the service of health in order to improve our living conditions, xRapid Goup creates its blood test device and Covid-19 xRBlood and its intelligent and connected xHale (wearable) mask. Two technologies awarded at CES 2021.

Recognised for his leadership, in-depth knowledge of the market and commercial performance, Jean Viry-Babel is also the head of French Square, the leading network of French-speaking entrepreneurs in London. Based on a desire to create a community, French Square regularly organises events to enable new French entrepreneurs to build a solid professional network in London. French Square has subsequently developed into a Franco-English investment fund that brings together Business Angels on both sides of the Channel and invests an average of between 1 and 5 million per year. As part of the same approach, he also created London Mag, a premium magazine covering London news, which has become the leader among London's French-speaking community.

With more than 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in the field of finance and start-ups, Jean Viry Babel has a keen eye on today's economy. He lives between London, Paris and Marseille. In August 2020, after having been an investor for many years, he became president of Estimeo, a platform for information, rating and valuation of startups.

Jeff Weiland

LG

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Jeff Weiland leads the robotics business unit for LG Business Solutions USA. He is a talented and passionate business development executive with 20-plus years of success in developing highly effective strategic programs. Before joining LG in 2017, Jeff held senior sales positions at Samsung, iBAHN and Lorica Solutions, among others.  Weiland is a graduate of Towson University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

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