05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Shawn Frayne | Looking Glass Factory
Karen Morgan | Soma Innovation Lab
Although most Augmented and Virtual Reality news is focused on mobile and glasses form factors, XR can be so much more. There are technologies that extend reality such as holograms, projection mapping, sound, AI, and IoT, that go beyond the traditional definition of XR. This panel will discuss the consumer possibilities of these engaging form factors.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Immersive technologies like VR and AR arguably represent the most powerful storytelling medium we have ever had. Until recently, AR brand applications and experiences have been relegated to experiments and bespoke activations, trapped within the confines of purpose-built applications. But the industry is moving fast. Really fast. And while change is great, it can also be confusing, misleading and messy.
How are brands using AR? Who is adopting? Is it really working? Join Unity Technologies’ Tony Parisi as he explores the utility of AR, examining its usefulness, scalability, and enjoyment through case studies, lessons learned and experiences from the field.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
It’s not enough to have great immersive content – you also need to help your audience find your VR applications. Meaghan Fitzgerald, Head of Product Marketing for AR/VR Experiences at Facebook, will share marketing challenges and insights gained from promoting some of Facebook and Oculus’s first party VR applications including Oculus Venues, Facebook Spaces, Quill and more.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Panelists will discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of XR facing sports institutions with deep traditions and history, such as the PGA Tour and the Boston Red Sox. Topics will cover technology, audience targeting and the often-under-appreciated elements of education and deployment for legacy brands.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Since Houzz launched its View in My Room 3D tool, more than two million people have used augmented reality when buying products in the Houzz app. People that have interacted with the feature are 11X more likely to make a purchase and spend 3X more time on the app.
Learn how Houzz built a powerful AR shopping feature for mass market impact, and find out what’s next for true mass market applications in AR shopping.
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Engagement is all about meaningful customer interactions. Engagement is one of XR’s superpowers. When someone puts on a headset or uses an AR app, they are engaged in a brand experience. More and more companies are starting to realize this immersive opportunity. The Superpowered Consumer Engagement panel brings together brand leaders and technology to discuss how engagement played a key role in digital innovation activations.