The VR/AR Global Summit have revealed their list of speakers for the upcoming event which will see industry members from around the world talking about all things virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). Taking place in Vancouver, Canada on September 21st and 22nd, 2018, the two day event will feature a range of talks, panels, workshops, investor events, pitchfest and demos which will explore the whole of the immersive industry.
Some of the speakers included Joanna Popper, a Hollywood and Silicon Valley media executive. She recently become HP’s Global Head of VR for Location Based Entertainment. Popper was also selected as “50 Women Can Change The World in Media and Entertainment, 101 Women Leading the VR Industry” and is on the Coalition for Women in XR Fund.
Frank Soqui, Vice President & General Manager in VR, Gaming and eSports at Intel Corporation Frank Soqui is shaping Intel’s client business in growth segments such as VR, gaming, and eSports. Next is Darren Bennett whoicke was involved with the initial prototype contributions for KINECT and provided creative direction for KINECT Adventures. Bennett is also lead edge development, from concept to ship, on Microsoft HoloLens. He has most recently shipped UX for the first MR operating system – Windows Holographic.
Other speakers including Timoni West, the director of XR Research at Unity, where she leads a cross-disciplinary team of artists and engineers that are exploring new interfaces for human-computer interaction. Kristi Hansen Onkka, the founder of healthiAR and uses technology, media and engagement to advance patient care, and Kyle Roche who is the General Manager of Amazon Sumerian and was also the founder of 2lemetry. There are plenty of other speakers attending the event as well and you can find the full list here.
More information on the VR/AR Global Summit can be found on the event website. Tickets for the event are also on sale now as well ranging from $599 (USD) for members to £899 (USD) for non-members.
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