10 Sep 2018 | AWE Team
AWE and Digi-Capital Partner to Bring AR & VR Data & Analytics to the XR Community
AWE EU 2018

XR Industry Giants Join Forces to Expand Key Intelligence to AR and VR Conferences and Community; Tim Merel to Deliver State-of-the-Union Keynote at AWE EU 2018

AWE is pleased to announce our official partnership with augmented and virtual reality analytics firm Digi-Capital, the leading global adviser and provider of XR industry intelligence. The partnership will provide AWE attendees access to select Digi-Capital analytics and reports to drive XR innovation initiatives, spur corporate and VC investment, and to help new startups go to market.

As part of the partnership Digi-Capital founder and managing director, Tim Merel, will headline AWE events, providing the State of the Union keynotes and sharing live, global and regional XR analytics. He will first present at the AWE EU 2018 conference and expo taking place 18-19 October 2018 at the MOC Exhibition Center in Munich, Germany. In its third year, AWE EU 2018 brings together more than 2,000 XR professionals to learn why every organization, startup, and investor must embrace XR – or be left behind. Following AWE EU 2018, Merel will speak at the inaugural AWE Tel Aviv on November 5, 2018.

In addition, Digi-Capital and AWE have joined forces on a global bi-annual XR industry survey program which will culminate in four regional reports: USA, Europe, China and Israel – each to be presented at AWE annual events in these regions. Composed with data collected from AWE’s extensive community of XR influencers, innovators and leaders, the surveys will augment Digi-Capital’s already rich dataset to generate an unparalleled resource for XR industry insights and information.

Launching today, the Digi-Capital and AWE joint survey program will offer respondents worldwide a detailed report from the most comprehensive global XR survey ever conducted. U.S. and Canada resident respondents (only) will have the opportunity to win one of two prizes: a round-the-world set of four AWE VIP event tickets (Silicon Valley, Europe, Asia and Tel Aviv); or a one-year license to Digi-Capital’s Analytics Platform, the industry’s leading XR dashboard with 500,000+ data points spanning: hardware and software sales, installed bases, historic and forecast revenues, platforms, business models, categories, countries and regions, companies, deals, valuations, VC and corporate investors.

To participate in the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HTY8V7J. Survey participation deadline is September 28, 2018.

“Companies of every size and shape are seeking advantageous knowledge about how their hardware, software or experience innovation fits within the XR marketplace,” said Ori Inbar, founder and executive producer of AWE. “While we know the XR space to be growing by leaps and bounds, we also know that granular, focused and actionable data is the cornerstone of any evolving market. From evaluating new technologies, scoping out the competitive landscape to understanding where the deals are happening, Digi-Capital now provides AWE’s community precision data and analytics to guide new business models, determine go-to-market strategies, benchmark product-market fit and target innovation.”

“Experience and gut feel will only get you so far in XR,” said Tim Merel, founder and managing director of Digi-Capital. “When you reach the data and analytics stage, our Analytics Platform is the industry standard. As the reference point for the industry, we wanted to help the AWE community with the market’s most comprehensive and granular hard data and analytics to answer their questions.

“At AWE Europe, we will highlight our XR market forecast that Europe could pass North America this year to hit 52% of Western XR revenue, growing to 57% by 2022 (even though the US remains the second largest global market, after China),” added Merel.

Join us at AWE EU 2018, taking place 18-19 October 2018 in Munich, Germany! Get your tickets by visiting the AWE EU website. Following AWE EU 2018 in Munich, the inaugural AWE Tel Aviv event takes place 5 November, 2018, in Israel. For more information, visit the AWE Tel Aviv website.

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