RTE2021 - Free and virtual Real-time Engagement goes global - September 1-2

Transcend the boundaries of space and time.

With 7 billion people on the planet and counting, providing ways for them to make meaningful connections is more important than ever. At RTE2021, creators and developers across multiple industries joined our virtual stage to showcase how their real-time engagement innovations are helping people transcend physical barriers to authentic interaction.

View all the session recordings below!

Explore the RTE technologies and applications that connect us.

Hear from innovators—industry experts, entrepreneurs, business owners, and technologists—as they share their expertise and insights on connecting the global community:

  • Take a look at the real-time communities that are sparking local economies and making an impact around the world
  • Examine opportunities for collaborating across the full spectrum of human interaction —voice, video, messaging, and live streaming
  • Find out how creators and developers across industries are using RTE techniques and technologies to grow their businesses
  • Get an insider look at the APIs, SDKs, and other essential resources for creating your next RTE app
  • Learn how to launch the next incredible experience using emerging platforms like AI, VR/AR, and Metaverse

Agenda

Hey Engagement-Maker! Here’s a complete listing of the innovative content from this year’s event:

SEPTEMBER 1

KEYNOTE

8:00 - 9:00 am PST (session opens at 7:55 AM)

Creating More Natural Human-to-Human Connections Around the Globe


  • Tony Zhao, CEO, Agora
  • Reggie Yativ, COO & CRO, Agora
  • Virginia Liu, SVP, Marketing & Ecosystems, Agora
  • Edward Brakus, SVP, Product & Product Marketing, Agora
  • Jay Wilder, Global Head of Software, Bose
  • Barbara Pickering, Innovation & Technology Manager, HP
  • Marc Metis, Vice President, HTC Vive
  • Tom Impallomeni, Co-founder & CEO, TribeXR
  • Michael Williams, CTO, TotalVu

We’ve never been as connected in all of human history as we are today. We’ve also never been as isolated. It is this dichotomy that real-time engagement is addressing. Join Agora Founder & CEO Tony Zhao, and special guests including Bose, HP, HTC, TribeXR and more as they explore the changing dynamics of how we live, work, play and engage in our increasingly virtual world.

Technical

Get the inside scoop on how to advance your online community, from interactivity to security and everything in between. Hear from industry leaders from Google, Synervoz and Agora –among others.

9:00 - 10:00 am PST

Understanding the Latest Video Codec Standards: AV1, VVC, and AI-Assisted Encoder Implementations


  • Mark Donnigan, VP of Video Marketing, Visionular
  • Jan De Cock, Director, Codec Development, Synamedia
  • Debargha Mukherjee, Principle Engineer, Google
  • Tarek Amara, Video Transcoding Engineering Manager, Twitch
  • Shawn Zhong, Chief Scientist, Agora

10:00 - 11:00 am PST

The Future Trends in Audio: AI-Powered Codecs


  • Tsahi Levent-Levi, Co-Founder & CEO, TestRTC
  • Jianyuan (Jay) Feng, Audio Algorithm Expert, Agora
  • Michael Karliner, Chief Architect, Voicemod
  • Marko Stamenovic, Principal Engineer, Bose

11:00 - 12:00 pm PST

Digital Humans: How AI-Powered Humans Can Transform Our Daily Interactions


  • Ben Weekes, Senior Architect, Agora
  • Marek Zwiefka-Sibley, CEO, Trulience
  • Lauren Kunze, CEO, Pandorabots
  • Dr. Gregor Hofer, CEO & Fo-founder, Rapport

1:00 - 1:30 pm PST

The Positive Impact of Digital Characters to Combat Camera Fatigue


  • Dr. Gregor Hofer, CEO & Co-founder, Rapport

1:30 - 2:00 pm PST

Addressing and Solving the Audio Challenges of Remote Lifestyles


  • Jim Rand, CEO & Co-Founder, Synervoz Communications
  • James Meier, CTO & Co-Founder, Synervoz Communications

2:00 - 2:30 pm PST

Building Large Group Multiplayer Spatial Audio for First-Person Training


  • Bill Godfrey, CEO, C3 Pathways

2:30 - 3:15 pm PST

From Zoom Fatigue to Avatars: The Future of Communication


  • Jeremy Bailenson Thomas More Storke Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Business

Learn how emerging RTE platforms and applications are increasing customer engagement and driving business success in both the digital and physical domains across gaming, entertainment, education, health and wellness, remote work, and more.

9:00 - 10:00 am PST

Redefining the E-Commerce Experience with Live Interaction


  • Rui Ma, Founder, Tech Buzz China
  • Philippe Frères, Co-founder & CPO, LISA
  • Nidhi Sharma, Founder, ABBY
  • Juan Olea, Co-founder, Kuick

9:00 - 10:00 am PST

Revolutionizing Gamer Interaction


  • Sid Sharma, Sr. Director, Developer Relations & Partner Engineering, Agora
  • Piyush Kumar, Founder & CEO, Rooter Sports
  • Clarence Pereira, Sr. Game Producer, Gametion
  • Alana Kalin, Founder & CEO, De Kabeza

10:00 - 11:00 am PST

The Real-Time Future of Audience Engagement


  • Tony Wang, Co-founder, Head of APAC & Emerging Market, Agora
  • Brian Viegas, Head of Product Management - Video, FuboTV
  • Roland Ros, Founder, Kumu
  • Geremie Camara, Chief Creative Officer, LivePlay Mobile

10:00 - 11:00 am PST

Enabling The Future of Remote Work


  • Blaise Thomas, Startup Advocate, Agora
  • Matthew Lloyd, CXO, Wurkr
  • Joe Da Silva, EiR Camvas, Founders Factory
  • Charley Ho, Co-founder & CTO, Remotion

11:00 - 12:00 pm PST

The Rise of Real-Time Multi-User Metaverses


  • Hermes Frangoudis, Sr. Developer Evangelist, Agora
  • Damian Hickey, Chief Product Officer, Beem
  • Nassim Hadjoudj, Founder & CEO, Bublr
  • Navah Berg, Sr. Social Media PR Specialist, Adcom

11:00 - 12:00 pm PST

The Future of Broadcasting & OTT


  • Brad Altfest, Business Development Manager (OTT), Agora
  • Carlos Lucas, CEO, NexStreaming
  • Jared Timmins, SVP of Solutions, TVUNetworks
  • Yang Cai, CEO, VisualOn

1:00 - 2:00 pm PST

This Is Not a Webinar: Reimagining Virtual Events


  • Stanley Wei, Chief Strategy Officer, Agora
  • Pedro Góes, CEO, InEvent
  • Saroosh Gull, Founder & CEO, Eventcombo
  • Jonathan Kazarian, CEO, Accelevents

1:00 - 2:00 pm PST

How Real-Time Engagement Overlays Can Transform Media & Entertainment


  • Tony Wang, Co-founder, Head of APAC & Emerging Market, Agora
  • Michael Dale, CTO, Caffeine TV
  • Matt Ao, Senior Engineering Manager, Spotify Greenroom

2:00 - 3:00 pm PST

Uncovering the Market Trends of Online Education


  • Melody Liu, Senior Product Manager, Coursera
  • Shivam Gupta, CEO, PuStack
  • Kim Langen, CEO, Spirit of Math
  • Caprice Young, National Superintendent, Learn4Life

2:00 - 3:00 pm PST

A Healthier Tomorrow: Access to Wellness From Anywhere


  • Suzanne Nguyen, Sr. Director, Communications, Brand, and Community, Agora
  • Nora Abousteit, Founder & CEO, CraftJam
  • Amaya Becvar Weddle, Chief Product Officer, Bande Fitness
  • Kate Rosenblatt, Senior Clinical Manager, Talkspace

SEPTEMBER 2

Developers

Take a deep dive into SDK ideation with developers from the Agora Team. Learn firsthand how to bring your new app to life with low code / no code solutions, while integrating live audio, video and messaging. Agora Developers and Specialists will also be available for an AMA session to answer deeper technical questions and have you up and running in no time.

8:00 - 8:30 am PST

iOS UIKit: Add Video Call to Your iOS App with Just 3 Lines of Code


  • Max Cobb, Developer Evangelist, Agora

8:30 - 9:00 am PST

Android UIKit: Add Video Call to Your Android App with Just 3 Lines of Code


  • Meherdeep Thakur, Developer Evangelist, Agora

9:00 - 9:30 am PST

React Native UIKit: Add Video Call to Your React Native App with Just 3 Lines of Code


  • Ekaansh Arora, Developer Evangelist, Agora

9:30 - 10:00 am PST

Flutter UIKit: Add Video Call to Your Flutter App with Just 3 Lines of Code


  • Tadas Petraitis, Developer Evangelist, Agora

10:00 - 11:00 am PST

App Builder 101: Build and Launch Your First App with No Code Required


  • Vineeth Srinivasan, Developer Evangelist, Agora

10:30 - 11:00 am PST

Extensions Marketplace: Easily Add Extensions to Your App


  • Shaocheng Yang, Developer Evangelist, Agora

11:00 - 12:00 pm PST

Ask a Developer: Q&A With Agora’s Dev Team


  • Hermes Frangoudis, Sr. Developer Evangelist, Agora

Startups and Partners

Hear from our community startups and partners as they share their entrepreneurial journeys in the RTE space, including investor insights and operational best practices.

8:00 - 12:00 pm PST

Startup Battleground


  • Startup Finalists from APAC, EMEA and Americas
  • William Bao Bean, General Partner & Managing Director, SOSV Chinaccelerator MOX
  • Kathleen Forte, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Parul Madan, Founder & CEO, Due Dash

8:00 - 9:00 am PST

Startup Entrepreneurship and Emerging Innovation in LATAM


  • Andres Woodhouse Andrade, Sales Manager, LATAM, Agora
  • Luis Alberto Guevara Mendoza, CTO, My NextDerma
  • Jose Manuel Peral Cortés, Co-founder & CEO, GuruCall

9:00 - 10:00 am PST

Better Together: How Extensions Enhance Real-Time Interaction


  • Brad Mortensen, Partnership Development Manager, Agora
  • Kevin Guo, CEO, Hive
  • Vadim Nekhai, CRO, Banuba
  • Charlie Taylor, Corporate Innovation Manager, Bose
  • Michael Karliner, Chief Architect, Voicemod

10:00 - 11:00 am PST

Female Founders on the Power of Real-Time Engagement


  • Virginia Liu, SVP, Marketing & Ecosystems, Agora
  • Amaya Weddle, Chief Product Officer, Bande
  • Nidhi Sharma, Founder, ABBY
  • Kerry Schrader, CEO & Co-founder, Mixtroz
  • Liyia Wu, Founder & CEO, ShopShops

11:00 - 12:00 pm PST

Why Content Security & Moderation Are Essential to the Real-Time Experience


  • Brad Mortensen, Partnership Development Manager, Agora
  • Arushi Joshi, Founder & CEO, ATCash
  • Tiffany Xingyu Wang, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Spectrum Labs
  • Catherine Connelly, SVP Marketing & Co-founder, The Meet Group
  • Surbhi Rathore, Co-founder & CEO, symbl.ai

Fun and Games

Get ready for a special, live performance by freestyle rapper Harry Mack. Bring your wit and trivia knowledge to compete with fellow attendees, then enjoy a magic show that’ll leave you stunned. You won’t want to miss it!

Plus... Don’t forget to make the most of the multiple networking opportunities throughout the day to connect directly with like-minded innovators across the globe.

Startup Battleground logo

Join us September 2nd from 8 am - Noon PST and watch the finalists pitch live to global investors from SOSV (APAC), Lightspeed Venture Partners (Americas), and DueDash Capital (EMEA), competing for a prize pool of $15,000, with a top prize of $10,000! 9 finalists have been chosen, 3 from each of APAC, Americas and EMEA, to win the grand prize and be crowned the RTE2021 Startup Battleground Champion!

Ready, Set... FIGHT!

Hear from movers, shakers, and engagement-makers.

Expand your sphere of influence.

Connect with leaders and innovators—and gain the latest insights from global RTE communities.