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09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Enter the Next Dimension with Spatial Computing

Ori Inbar | AWE and Super Ventures

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Ori Inbar, Co-founder and Executive Director of AWE and Super Ventures will kick off the 10th AWE USA with a special welcome address and his annual state of the industry. For 50 years, computing has been a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional world. Now, tech giants and thousands of startups who are seeking growth opportunities beyond mobile have set spatial computing on a trajectory for exponential growth. Most large corporations are adopting spatial computing to improve their businesses driven by strong evidence it delivers measurable ROI, and consumers begin to appreciate the radical benefits of this technology which could signal the next dimension of humanity. In 2019, everyone must enter the next dimension to understand the impact it’s bound to have on their lives and businesses.

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Ori Inbar
Co-Founder , AWE and Super Ventures
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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This keynote will give you hard data and lessons learned on what is and isn't working in AR/VR today, as well as a clear view of where the market is headed over the next 5 years

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Tim Merel
Managing Director , Digi Capital
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Jim Heppelmann Keynote

Jim Heppelmann | PTC

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Coming Soon

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Jim Heppelmann
President and CEO , PTC
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Coming Soon

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Coming Soon

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

ILMxLAB: From Storytelling to Storyliving

Vicki Dobbs Beck | ILMxLAB

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Emerging mediums like mixed and virtual reality allow audiences to experience new worlds and connect with characters like never before. We will discuss ILMxLAB’s ongoing pursuit of innovation in storytelling, and its potential to change the world of entertainment and more.

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Vicki Dobbs Beck
Executive in Charge , ILMxLAB
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Storytelling In Immersive

Chris Bobotis | Adobe

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Coming Soon

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Chris Bobotis
Director of Immersive , Adobe
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

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Coming soon

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John Gordon
Head of Bose Consumer Division , Bose
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Augmenting Journalism

Graham Roberts | The New York Times Company

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Leaning into the future of Immersive storytelling and spatial computing at The New York Times

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Graham Roberts
Director of Immersive Platforms Storytelling , The New York Times Company
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Convergence

Charlie Fink | Forbes

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This is a historic moment. We are on the cusp of a new generation of mobile computing. Latency-free 5G broadband networks, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies will converge in the next five years to change the world as we know it. Our devices will change dramatically and change us in ways no one can fully predict. Convergence tells the story of Augmented Reality, a new technology that’s seeping into every smartphone and every workplace. But the smartphone is just the beginning. We will soon wonder how we put up with its miserable form for so long. In this presentation of key ideas from his new book, author and Forbes columnist Charlie Fink will discuss how the convergence will lead to head-worn, interoperable AR/VR glasses and, ultimately, to wearable, invisible, computing. The book uses a kind of AR called "marker AR," to allow readers to use their smartphone to bring pages to life in surprising and entertaining ways to illustrate how the world, and everyone it, will be painted with data. More than a book about technology, this is about an evolutionary change in humankind.

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Charlie Fink
XR Consultant, Columnist, Author , Forbes
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Augmenting Coachella

Sam Schoonover | Goldenvoice

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An exploration of various strategies to implement XR technologies into the music festival experience and drive fan engagement.

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Sam Schoonover
Coachella Digital Innovation Manager , Goldenvoice
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

The O.G.’s of VR - lessons learned, vision confirmed

Jonathan Hirshon | Horizon Communications

Linda Jacobson | Virtual World Society

Tish Shute | Huawei

David Frerichs | Amazon

Ben Delaney | Greenlight Insights

Jesse Schell | Schell Games

Tony Parisi | Unity Technologies

Description

Virtual Reality may be a media and funding star in 2019, but the seeds of today's VR revolution were planted by the early pioneers who took the world by storm in the mid '90's. How did we create compelling VR experiences on PCs whose graphics and CPU capabilities throttled the dreams of these early visionaries? How did they create markets, sell products when the bell curve of available platforms ranged from low end PCs to high-end supercomputers? What mistakes were made, how can today's designers and developers learn from our experience and avoid making costly errors that can derail companies and careers? The "original gangstas" of VR will answer all, and share their accumulated wisdom with AWE attendees for the first time.

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Jonathan Hirshon
Principal , Horizon Communications
Linda Jacobson
Board Member , Virtual World Society
Tish Shute
Director AR/VR/MR , Huawei
David Frerichs
Principal Engineer, Alexa Voice Services , Amazon
Ben Delaney
Chief Analyst , Greenlight Insights
Jesse Schell
CEO , Schell Games
Tony Parisi
Head of AR/VR Ad Innovation , Unity Technologies