Former Facebook exec to keynote VR conference

Press release: Randi Zuckerberg To Keynote Next Galaxy’s Virtual Reality Focused Business Innovation And Growth Summit

Next Galaxy Corp., a leading technology and content solutions company developing dynamic, innovative consumer virtual reality experiences and technology, is proud to announce that Randi Zuckerberg is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the company’s Business Innovation and Growth (B.I.G.) Summit. Each year, The B.I.G. Summit welcomes sold out audiences of visionaries, thought leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, media, business and community leaders to a day of BIG Ideas for propelling business forward. The next B.I.G Summit produced by Next Galaxy Corp. in partnership with the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce will be held at the New World Center in Miami Beach, Florida on Tuesday, January 20th 2015.

“We’ve seen technology change the way that the world thinks and communicates over the past couple decades and I think that we are getting ready for another major shift with the emergence of Virtual and Augmented Reality, said Randi Zuckerberg. “No matter how much people think they know what is coming, these revolutionary technologies are likely to exceed all expectations with applications canvasing social media, entertainment, business and much more. I am excited to be able to share my thoughts at The B.I.G. Summit.”

Randi Zuckerberg is a best-selling author, former Facebook executive, and sister to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. (Image courtesy Randi Zuckerberg.)

Randi Zuckerberg is a best-selling author, former Facebook executive, and sister to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. (Image courtesy Randi Zuckerberg.)

Randi Zuckerberg is a New York Times Bestselling Author, the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a media and production company, and Editor-in-Chief of Dot Complicated, an online community helping us navigate and untangle our wired, wonderful lives. Zuckerberg recently released her first books with HarperCollins, The New York Times Best Seller, Dot Complicated, which addresses the multifaceted complications of our socially transparent world.

As an early executive at Facebook, Zuckerberg created and ran the social media pioneer’s marketing programs and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the 2010 mid-term elections. Since starting Zuckerberg Media, Zuckerberg has produced shows and digital content for PayPal, the Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, Bravo and Conde Nast, with many other projects in the works. Most recently, Zuckerberg launched her own radio show “Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg” on SiriusXM’s business radio powered by the Wharton School Channel.

Mary Spio
Mary Spio

“Randi Zuckerberg continues the tradition of superstar lineups that the B.I.G Summit is known for. The outstanding group of global thought leaders including Ms. Zuckerberg presents a rare opportunity for attendees to network and gain insight from the very best in the industry. We are excited to partner with the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce to bring this extraordinary event to Florida,” said Mary Spio, president of Next Galaxy Corp.

With each B.I.G. Summit focusing on trends that are disrupting business and consumers, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Interactive Entertainment will be the primary topics of the upcoming event. Zuckerberg’s keynote will focus on future trends, based on her knowledge and insights from the front lines of Silicon Valley, into how the world is going to change in the next two to five years and what consumers and businesses need to do to make sure they aren’t left behind.

“We are excited to partner with Next Galaxy’s Business Innovation and Growth (B.I.G) Summit and welcome visionaries, business leaders and entrepreneurs to Miami Beach,” said Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Chairman and SVP of Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Michael S. Goldberg. “Randi’s keynote speech regarding the future of technology and how it could positively impact the economic development of Miami Beach will surely be one of the highlights of the summit.”

Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jerry Libbin added “Miami Beach is quickly emerging as a technology and innovation hub. With all the great tech companies, pristine beaches and attractions, it is the perfect meeting place for the best and brightest minds in the industry to convene.”

Call for speakers for the event opens today, with opportunities for founders, thought leaders, C-level executives, venture capitalists and other industry visionaries to submit an application to offer insight and inspiration. Visit Call for Speakers to register for the B.I.G Summit.

About Next Galaxy Corp.

Next Galaxy Corporation is a leading developer of innovative Augmented and fully Immersive Consumer Virtual Reality technology and content solutions. The Company’s flagship consumer product in development is CEEK, a next-generation fully immersive entertainment and social virtual reality platform featuring a combination of live, virtual and augmented events and experiences. Next Galaxy’s CEEK simulates the communal experience of attending live events, such as concerts, sporting events or business conferences through Virtual and Augmented Reality. In short, Next Galaxy is building the meeting places of the future.

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