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Oct 21

09:40 - 10:30

Description

Coming Soon!

Speakers

CTO MackNeXT Europa-Park , MACKNeXT
CEO , WeAR Studio
Co-Founder & Treasurer , Euromersive | Federation of EU XR Professionals
Sales & Partnerships Director , Pico Interactive
Oct 21

10:00 - 10:30

Description

A panel discussion featuring leading VR, AR, Web3 and Metaverse investors on the trends in funding the future. What makes companies stand out, what are investors looking for, what are they avoiding, and what are some of the biggest mistakes startups make when pitching VCs. All this and more.

Speakers

Co-founder & General Partner , Venture Reality Fund
Angel Investor
Investment Associate , Ludus Ventures
Oct 21

10:00 - 10:50

Description

Hear how the values of security, openness, education as well as the success of gaming impact XR design from a Nordic perspective.

Speakers

Professor , University Of Eastern Finland
CTO , Fynd Reality
Prime Minister , XR Nation
XR Designer , Creator
Oct 21

10:00 - 15:00

Description

Whether you want to see the latest tech in our Expo hall or daring, first-of-its-kind, immersive AR & VR demos, join us in the AWE Expo Hall or the Playground to enjoy the best the XR industry has to offer!

Description

Shopping is the killer feature in any reality. The Spatial Commerce team at Shopify aims to prepare merchants for a wild future where real and virtual worlds merge, delivering the best of IRL and URL shopping. Russ Maschmeyer, Team Lead, and Eric Florenzano, Staff Engineer, are exploring what's possible and useful for merchants in this new landscape. They'll share cutting-edge prototypes as well as tools and capabilities merchants can leverage today.

Speakers

Product Lead , Shopify
Senior Developer , Shopify

Description

The pandemic forced us into a global experiment where the entire world had to figure out how to gain access to learning without classrooms, labs, travel, or field trips. We quickly realized that although you can bring access to education online and deliver knowledge, we needed to unlock curiosity, creativity, and connection to truly engage with learning. And so we were faced with a challenge - one whose solutions were rooted in interactive 3D visualizations and simulated environments where we could join with others in digital spaces with a sense of presence. And slowly, the potential affordances of the metaverse became clear as one of the most intriguing ways to increase access to education and transform the way we learn. The future of learning will push the boundaries of the traditional hybrid model for learning to a “tribrid” model where we will seamlessly move between in-person, online, and immersive experiences for a more curious and connected world. This talk will explore how Meta and its partners are building an ecosystem for learning in the metaverse that will help train the next generation of metaverse creators, fund high quality content to transform the way we learn, and increase access to learning through immersive tech, donations and research.

Speakers

Head of Immersive Learning , Meta

Description

This talk will help you to understand the key benefits of using VR for training, and the main factors you need to be aware of when considering implementing VR training.

Overview:
- Learn how companies use VR gamification to drive engagement with employees
- Understand how VR training can address the issue of equipment scarcity
- And how companies use VR to take the risk out of Health & Safety training.

We will share our learnings across the following topics:
- How do you identify the right use case and business case for VR training?
- Understanding the 3 key uses of VR for training: 1. Knowledge 2. Skills and 3. Behaviour
- What are the key steps you need to take to effectively (and profitably) use VR in your enterprise?
- How can you best scale the integration across a large enterprise safely and securely?
- What makes for a successful implementation, including metrics and ROI?

Speakers

Chief Marketing Officer , The Glimpse Group
Co Founder , VirtualSpeech
Oct 21

10:35 - 11:00

Description

Jussi will be speaking about the Dispelix DPX Selva product line and how defractive waveguide technology has answers to the needs of world wide leaders looking to launch amazing solutions leveraging our AR single layer , full color lightweight waveguide. There will be an update on customer requirements to a discussion on mass manufacturing. Jussi will discuss both LED and LBS AR waveguide solutions and the benefits of each technology.

Speakers

CEO, USA , Dispelix

Description

The demand for immersive, 3D, augmented solutions from brands and retailers has never been stronger. Use cases span from advertising, connected packaging, e-commerce, learning, loyalty, storytelling, etc.

Against all odds, Covid has been the rocket-fuel that has propelled both the enterprise and customer demand for mobile-first immersive solutions in a way that was un-thinkable in 2019.

Panelists will try to unlock the truths, myths and short vs long term opportunities and strategies for brands and retailers that are selling goods over the internet to incorporate AR VTO into their customer experience journey with a clear focus at maximizing ROI and benefits.

Speakers

XR Strategic Consultant , MDXR Strategy Consulting
Marketing Lead , artlabs
Head of Open Innovation , Farfetch UK Limited
Principal GTM Specialist | Spatial Computing , AWS
Oct 21

10:35 - 12:00

Description

Join us as start-ups pitch to our panel of judges for a chance to be named AWE's "Start-Up to Watch" for 2022. The winner will be announced during the Event Wrap-Up on the Main Stage.

Speakers

Co-founder & General Partner , Venture Reality Fund
Angel Investor
Investment Associate , Ludus Ventures
Oct 21

10:55 - 11:20

Description

An exploration into the state of the art of digital humans and their use in the industries. We will explore how artificial intelligence can improve empathy in humans to digital human interaction, with technical examples of natural languages processing and computer vision technologies integrations.

Speakers

Senior Solutions Architect , AWS
Oct 21

11:00 - 13:00

Description

We encourage you to enjoy one of the many amazing restaurants located around the area of the Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Centre.

Description

Education is one of the few areas of our lives that the digital revolution hasn't yet significantly improved. There's also a massive and expanding experience gap between children's education and consumer life.

Oxford University Press and InceptionXR are overcoming barriers and increasing accessibility to education through XR tech. During this session, Little Oxford, the team will share details of their new product that will increase accessibility to educational materials.

Speakers

Director of Oxford Children's Books , Oxford University Press Inc
Founder and CEO , InceptionXR
Oct 21

11:05 - 11:55

Description

In the race to build the Metaverse, there are a plethora of ways in which content makers, technophiles, brands and consumers are rising to the challenge. For Nexus Studios the north star is creating story-driven experiences with emotional depth, while AR giant Niantic has been developing the tools and pathways to enable XR mass-adoption, and The Mill has long been exploring what it means to interact in real time with virtual worlds. Our overlapping learnings show that there are some crucial ingredients needed to accomplishing meaning. Join Deborah Casswell, Jen Haugan, Sarah Burslem and Samira Abdelmalek in conversation as they reveal the projects and practices that explore the promise of a long-lasting and purposeful Metaverse.

Speakers

Senior Producer , The Mill
Executive Creative Director , Nexus Studios
Director of Business Development EMEA , Niantic Labs
Creative Technologist , Nexus Studios

Description

What exactly should we do about all that Digital Fashion/WEB3/Metaverse buzz? Most brands don't understand the value but want to do something because of the FOMO. We need to dispel the fog and explain 1) how these technologies can be applied in a simple language and 2) how to not just create a project but also connect it to the receiving of predictable results.

Join us as Dmitry Kornilov addresses:

- analysis of significant changes in consumer persona
- overlaying of audience behavior and technical opportunities
- finding viable Digital Fashion and Metaverse use-cases starting from virtual try-on and ending with in-game integrations
- integration of Digital Fashion and Metaverse projects into a cross-platform communication ecosystem, from online to offline
- analysis of Digital Fashion and Metaverse projects and connecting them to revenue growth

Speakers

Co-founder/CEO , FFFACE.ME

Description

Emerging tech can offer powerful learning experiences that inspire people to delve deeper through active engagement rather than passively looking at displays. AR encourages visitors to participate and make connections with the information presented to them, which has benefits in education and marketing as well as overall impact and retention.

Join this panel of experts for a discussion about the benefits of AR as an impactful teaching tool.

Speakers

Founder and Project Lead , Walking Museum
Co-founder , Draw & Code
Founder and CTO , Packet39
Director of User Experience , L3A UX Studio
Co-founder , LikeXR
Oct 21

12:15 - 13:15

Description

Join us for a presentation of Korean Start-Ups and see the future of immersive tech!

Speakers

Chief Strategy Officer , MARVRUS
VP , Ejune System
Business Development Manager , Haegin
Deputy General Manager , Woongjin Thinkbig Co., Ltd.
General Manager , P&C Solution Co., Ltd
CEO , MetaVu Co., Ltd.
Lead Global Business , NeoGames Technology Ltd.
CEO , 3i
CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) , Brandi
Creative Director , NP Inc.

Description

Who will own love in the Metaverse? How will we make love in the Metaverse? Will anyone want to?

This panel explores how life in the Metaverse will impact the perception of self, the emotional and mental wellbeing, and the interpersonal relationships of the users. How do we serve physical needs in a world that by definition lacks all physicality?

What interactions - and how many degrees of suspension of disbelief - are possible? What kind of sensory input is required to achieve sensual immersion? What will be the role of avatars, haptic technologies, motion tracking, and spatial audio, to facilitate emotional connectedness in this environment? How can creators make sure users don't end up in sex dungeons, unless they really want to? What about true love, romance, feelings, and intimacy? Can virtual love thrive in the real world?

This panel puts the metaverse hype in perspective, and imagines how the convergence of physical and digital could enhance people's affective bandwidth in digital environments to create a more sustainable and inclusive experience.

Speakers

Operations Manager , Virtex
CCO , CuteCircuit
Growth , Nevermet
Oct 21

12:55 - 13:45

Description

The many facets of identity across digital and physical space come together in entirely new ways in mixed reality, and especially in new metaverse implementations. How can developers, policy makers and platforms work to strike a balance between privacy, safety and inclusion, and what unique issues does the metaverse present in this space? A panel of representatives from across the industry address this complex and important topic.

Speakers

Senior Director, Head of Responsible Tech & Competition EU Gov Affairs , Microsoft
Vice President of Public Policy , XR Association
XR Policy Lead , Google
Sr. Attorney , Microsoft

Description

Nearly every moment of our human experience is influenced by things that are bought and sold — and successful retail at scale must increasingly integrate all of these touchpoints. While the emerging Metaverse is already permeated by commercial activity, immersive retail has yet to deliver a breakthrough app or experience.

What's missing?

In this paradigm-shifting talk, Innovation Architect and Near Futurist Neil Redding shares how seeing the world through the lens of connected ecosystems is the critical unlock. We'll explore ways brands can fulfill the promise of The Ecosystem Paradigm as digital and physical converge in the emerging Metaverse.

Speakers

Founder & CEO , Redding Futures