Dieter May has 23 years of experience in global high tech companies, spanning mobile products, large-scale cloud based consumer services and semiconductor technology. Dieter has a track record in scaling, transforming and re-positioning of global businesses. During his career, Dieter built and managed large scale and high performance teams in the US, Europe, India and China. His portfolio includes setting-up digital consumer services activities in Nokia with more than 200 M active users and focus on emerging markets, connecting the next billion consumers to the internet. He also ran Nokia’s Emerging Businesses Unit and was instrumental in multiple strategic acquisitions. During his Corporate Strategy leadership with Infineon, the company made significant strides into the systems and solutions business and built the basis for its China activities. Dieter was also turning around one of Infineon’s global business divisions. In addition to his consulting background with Booz, Dieter held management positions with Motorola Semiconductors and IBM.Twitter
Ori Inbar is founder of Super Ventures, the first early-stage fund dedicated to Augmented Reality (AR). He is also the co-founder and CEO of Augmented Reality.ORG, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR) which produces since 2010 Augmented World Expo - the world's largest AR conference. In 2009, Ori co-founded Ogmento to develop augmented reality games (acquired by Apple as Flyby.) Ori has been an enterprising champion of the augmented reality industry since 2007 and is a recognized speaker in the AR industry, lecturer at NYU, as well as a sought after adviser for augmented reality startups.Twitter
Kris is the Global Executive Director of the global VR/AR Association. Prior, Kris was an executive at Toys R Us and Verizon, applying AR to retail and mobile. In addition, Kris was an Advisor, Board Member, to FlyBy Media, an AR tech startup, acquired by Apple. As an entrepreneur, Kris was the Co-Founder of Spime Inc, a Silicon Valley startup acquired by Trimble.Twitter
CEO of Ginwa E-business Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Ginwa Investment Group, Ivan is the first executive to introduce the AR technology to e-business innovation in a Chinese internet company.> Read More
CEO of Ginwa E-business Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Ginwa Investment Group, Ivan is the first executive to introduce the AR technology to e-business innovation in a Chinese internet company. Ginwa E-business is becoming one of the biggest E-business company in ShaanXi and even north-west part of china. Ivan made Ginwa E-business focus on Augmented Reality product innovation in addition to a vast E-business platform and social online to offline services. Ivan also leads Ginwa Gallant (another subsidiary of Ginwa E-business) providing AR solutions for various Chinese entities, such as the government, tourism, education, health, and social platforms. Prior to joining Ginwa, Ivan was the CEO of Shaanxi HuaGuan Information technology Co., Ltd. And COO of ShenZhen TongDeSheng electronics corporation. He is a 2006 graduate from The University of Melbourne
Ramzi Rizk is a Lebanese-born entrepreneur, and founder and CTO of EyeEm; the berlin and San Francisco-based photography community and marketplace. EyeEm’s distinct blend of talented photographers sharing beautiful and authentic photos, and unique photo indexing and search technologies have made it one of the fastest growing photography platforms in the world. The EyeEm Community now boasts 13 million photographers in over 100 countries. EyeEm’s yearly Photography Award and Festival is the largest photography competition in the world, and the company’s apps and website are regular features and award winners in both Google and Apple’s app store. Furthermore, EyeEm has regularly won various European and global awards for design, product, and technology. Before starting EyeEm, Ramzi was a PHD candidate with years of research and lectures on the social, economic and technological aspects of privacy in Social Media. Ramzi is a passionate software architect, photographer and pianist.Twitter
Guido Geminiani developed a unique technique and language for cinematic virtual reality experience focused on 360 3D full body VR experiences.> Read More
Guido Geminiani (CEO and creative director at Impersive) developed a unique technique and language for cinematic virtual reality experience focused on 360 3D full body VR experiences. He has directed hundreds of VR projects starting in 2014 for different purpose, from brand experience like Samsung, AC Milan, Juventus, Teatro alla Scala, Mediolanum, BPM, Google, Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, Yamaha, etc… to educational project in surgery and medical industry (and many other applications). The language is a mix of around 13 custom hardware solutions, a postproduction workflow developed with a dedicated team and the experience of hundreds of tests, creative and commercial VR projects. Speaker and showcase at Samsung VR Meeting 2016, Business Innovation Forum 2017, Spin Ars & Inventio, World VR Forum 2017, at Cannes Next 2017,
Giovanni Landi is a AR/VR Creative Director. He has been working in the field of Augmented Reality for the last 8 years, following the evolution of this technology. He carried out projects ranging from art, fashion and marketing to education, publishing and cultural heritage, creating value and engagement through AR. In 2013 he was awarded with the Auggie Award for the “Best Augmented Reality Marketing Campaign” during the AWE in Santa Clara (CA). He designed and developed the AR experience l’Ara Com’era for the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome. He was invited by universities in Italy and Switzerland (Bocconi, UniGe, U.S.I. etc.) to give lectures about AR and VR topics and he presented his work in several international conferences and Symposiums: , ARInAction @MIT Media Lab, ISMAR @GeogiaTech, ISMAR @TUMunchen, TEDx @Verona etc. He is the president of IMRA, the first Italian Mixed Reality Association.Twitter
Fred Galstaun Was born in 1976 in the city of Oss, The Netherlands. After many years of experimenting and experiencing he spend a few years on a spiritual quest in India. Within this scene he met the CEO of BOOKING.COM in at a meditation course in 2003. Here he worked for 5 years as a marketeer and business developer. After that he started in the business of Infrared Saunas under the name of NOBEL SAUNAS in 2008. After a rough period with his company in 2011 he received a burnout. After months of energy lacking and negative thiking spirals, he started feeling good again while laying on the beach in Scheveningen. Inspired by the immense healing power of nature he was challenged by the idea of simulating this effect in a closed personal environment. After 4 years of research and development SENSIKS. was finalized and introduced to the market in december 2016 in Amsterdam the Netherlands.Twitter
Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Chair of the BSc and MSc in Communication Design, Paolo is member of the Design PhD board and co-editor at “Big Data and Society” journal (SAGE). Founder and scientific director of DensityDesign Research Lab. He participated to several applied research projects funded by private and public organizations where Communication Design and Data Visualization competences have been used to face a vast range of complex issues, from mapping the evolution of techno-scientific controversies on the web to supporting the peculiar inquiry process of Digital Humanities scholars. Paolo has been visiting lecturer at several universities and research centers, including ENSCI Les Ateliers, Glasgow School of Art, British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, Stanford Humanities Centre, China Central Academy for Fine Arts and Georgia Tech. The activity of the DensityDesign Research Lab focuses on the visual representation of complex phenomena and the development of interfaces, tools and methods for Data and Information Visualization.Twitter
Leen has been building startups in technology and media for almost ten years. From evangelising social media to monetising online video, she has experienced the front lines of the startup world. In 2014 she joined Tech.eu, the premier publication covering the European technology industry in depth as a COO. Convinced that the future of mobile video will be immersive, she founded LucidWeb, a VR and WebVR consulting and software development company. LucidWeb is research partner and co-publisher of The VR Fund European Industry Landscape and of Tech.eu's investment analysis "State of the European VR Industry". Leen is co-founder of the Women in XR Europe initiative, counting more then 400 female members across Europe.Twitter
Creative Director at frog and awarded designer (ADC, Awwards, Lovie Awards), in her 6 years at frog Laura has been leading CX and Design Strategy programs with a focus on Brand Innovation and Digital Transformation working for clients in Europe and Middle East and for brands like AXA, Nespresso, IKEA and Al Jazeera.Twitter
Lucio Staiano was born in 1969 in Calabria, and graduated in Physics in Pisa. He had worked as a digital and advertising consultant for 20 years with Virgilio and Havas Group. Meanwhile, in 2000, he founded Shockdom, the first publishing company of webcomics in Italy. In Shockdom, Staiano explored new fields: he became the first publisher in Italy for webcomics (2000), mobile comics (2004), and comics by an italian blogger (2004). In 2013, Staiano started to work full time for Shockdom, empowering the digital-analogic integration and bringing the company to triple the income in the first year. Now Shockdom has become a model for the other publishing companies too, and new talents are being discovered all over the web. Lucio Staiano's new projects are related to the startup of the Brazilian Shockdom; YEP! A digital platform that offers access to a part of the Shockdom production via subscription; and Timed, a cross-media project, which includes two graphic novel collections and an AR game.Twitter
I started to work in Alstom in 1996. My first job was Power engineer in Tarbes (France) where I was responsible to design electrical traction drives for locomotives. In 2001 I joined Preston in UK where I was lead engineer for a project in Portugal. In Tarbes from 2003 to 2006 I was sub system manager in charge of developing traction drive for new generation of very high speed train AGV. In September 2006 I was appointed Traction Product Engineering manager in TCE organisation. From september 2008 I joined Alstom Sesto San Giovanni in Italy as Traction Projects & Tenders Director. After 2 years I was appointed Traction Solutions Director for Urban &HST/Xtrapolis product lines. From 2012 I spent 3 years in Moscow as New Products Director for Transmasholding and as General Director in TRTrans Engineering company of locomotives. From 2015 I am Alstom Site Managing Director in Sesto San Giovanni Italy, unit in charge of Traction equipment and train Service management. In 2006 I was also appointed Senior Expert in Traction sub system by the World Class Engineering Alstom committee. I hold a Master in Electrical Engineering and Diplome d’Ingénieur in Electrotechnic.Twitter
A psychologist and neuroscientist, Andrea (left) launched Thimus after years of work in the clinical research environment. He has embarked on this adventure to change his professional and personal life. Neuroscience has brought him closer to the central topic of the relationship between humans and nature and, ultimately, closer to his real passion: Mountains.Twitter
Valeria Cagnina is 16yo and she’s a maker, a robotics teacher, tech and travel blogger. Her story started when she was 11yo in Milan CoderDojo when she saw a digital plant made with Arduino of which she immediately fell in love. She decided to buy an Arduino kit and with YouTube video she made her first robot. She wrote Middle School thesis using Facebook and interviewing the astronaut Luca Parmitano. She started to partecipate in a lot of conferences and projects. At 14 yo she was speaker at TEDxMilanoWomen, at Pisa CNR, at the Senate of the Republic and at Maker Faire Rome 2015 in Opening Conference in main room of Sapienza university. At 15yo she spends her summer in Boston MIT robotics department, in Duckietown class like Senior Tester. Now at 16yo, after school (ITIS in Computer Science), she teach robotics to children, teens and teacher. Her courses and lessons are about hardware, software, robots, drones, robotics arms and creative activities always with a bit of tech. She attend international conferences and fair in Italy, in Europe and USA. She organize demonstrations in schools and she isn’t NERD: she’s passionate about travel, rhythmic gymnastic, origami, animation, creative crafts and kitchengarden.Twitter
Alper's interest in computers started with a black and white MS-DOS screen at the age of 6. Since then, he attained a BS in Software Engineering and studied Software Management at METU.> Read More
Alper's interest in computers started with a black and white MS-DOS screen at the age of 6. Since then, he attained a BS in Software Engineering and studied Software Management at Middle East Technical University (METU). He is an Augmented Reality enthusiast and has been developing solutions around it since 2014. He is the founder of Kabaq 3D Food Technologies and investor in an AR solutions company, Pandora Reality.
Lorenzo is Co-Founder and CEO of Springa, an Italian startup that develops Goliath CNC, the autonomous machine tool to cut and engrave boundless, anywhere. Graduated in Design & Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, he developed the first concept of Goliath CNC for thesis project for the Master's degree. He collaborated for two years with Habits Studio, designing mainly for the consumer electronics sector, then he started the startup experience with Springa, and recently reaching the market with a successful Kickstarter campaign. He likes to face design through different ways, from mechanical and manufacturing features to the communication and interaction ones. Fascinated by how design is more and more central to the success of the modern business.Twitter
Federica is co-founder and chief operating officer at Metaliquid s.r.l., an italian video content analysis startup operating in the Media industry with focus on leveraging advanced deep learning technologies to extract value from andio and video contents. A Serial entrepreneur, Federica started her first business at age 22 and has been working in the information technology industry since then. During her entrepreneurial journey she has built start-ups in Italy and South America.Twitter
Miki is the CEO of VRhealth Group, an Israeli based company that develops medical VR solutions.> Read More
Miki is the CEO of VRhealth Group, an Israeli based company that develops medical VR solutions. VRHealth Group is the first company in the world to develop a data driven virtual reality rehabilitation platform called VRPhysio.
A philosophy graduate who grew up in the family business, Mario is an entrepreneur who is madly in love with innovation. This made it easy for him to believe in Thimus. What he also believes is that neurosciences will open a door on the true nature of human beings and their place in the Universe, changing consumer economies in the process.Twitter
Ivo Boniolo is Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Offer (CIO) of e-Novia S.p.A.. He got his specialization in innovation marketing at Alta Scuola Politecnica...> Read More
Ivo Boniolo is Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Offer (CIO) of e-Novia S.p.A.. He got his specialization in innovation marketing at Alta Scuola Politecnica, renowned training project realized in cooperation between Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino, during which he had a research assistant experience at Maynooth University, in Ireland. In 2010 he got his PhD in Control Systems and Data Analysis from Politecnico di Milano, after which he started his R&D career in the automotive sector (control and identification of vehicle dynamics parameters). Since 2012 he's been deeply involved in technology transfer activities, co-founding e-Novia S.r.l., as CTO e Quality manager, and other startups of e-Novia “Enterprises Factory”, as e-Shock, Astra Yacht e Zehus.
Italian Country Manager of iconic internet brands such as Yahoo!, Altavista, Lycos, Via Michelin Lorenzo has more than 18 yrs experience in digital plus 10 yrs experience...> Read More
Italian Country Manager of iconic internet brands such as Yahoo!, Altavista, Lycos, Via Michelin Lorenzo has more than 18 yrs experience in digital plus 10 yrs experience in TV and classic media as Mediaset & Publitalia Manager. He wrote 2 successful books on digital marketing and e- commerce ( Lavapiubianco.com & .biz) and led as President the Innovation Team of American Chamber of Commerce. He is permanent partner of main Italian Business Schools & Universities on innovation topics. He just founded “secondstarvr”.
Mark serves as the Developer Program Manager for Occipital where he helps partners successfully build on top of Occipital's spatial computing platforms for both mixed reality and 3D reconstruction. As well as chairing both the Life Track and Consumer Track at AWE 2017 Mark has been a member of planning committees for SIGGRAPH Conference and the San Francisco SIGGRAPH Chapter, and for Augmented World Expo since 2014. Prior to graduating from Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center he’s worked on products that have won Best of Mobile World Congress, nominated for eConnected Toy Of The Year, as well as produced live sketch comedy revues for Chicago’s The Second City theater.Twitter
Kevin is a product designer and prototyper at Google’s Daydream Labs, a division that explores AR/VR interaction patterns and use cases through rapid prototyping.> Read More
Kevin is a product designer and prototyper at Google’s Daydream Labs, a division that explores AR/VR interaction patterns and use cases through rapid prototyping. Hired at 19, he was Google’s youngest full-time employee at the time. Prior to Google, Kevin founded video purifying service ViewPure (acquired in 2016) and co-founded cause marketing platform JoinGiving. In his spare time, he is an avid violinist and ardent ramen aficionado.
Preben Wik, born in Oslo, has a PhD in computer assisted language learning, is educated in language, logic and information and has a solid background as researcher from the University of Oslo, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the Department of Speech, Music and Hearing at Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Prebens academic career was followed by proffessional experience from Artificial Solutions and Walt Disney Imagineering before founding Furhat Robotics in 2014 together with 3 colleagues from KTH. (Samer Al Moubayed, Jonas Beskow and Gabriel Skantze).Twitter
Jason Vazzano is CEO and Co-founder of Vectorform, a global digital invention company. Vectorform drives R&D effectiveness by successfully bridging the innovation execution gap that exists today within many large corporations, and by helping these organizations develop a culture of courage. Founded in 1999, the company has a history of developing "first of a kind" emerging technology solutions for some of the world’s leading organizations. Vectorform’s clientele includes Google, Walt Disney, Microsoft, Nike, BMW, and American Express. Under Vazzano’s leadership the company has grown to six global offices in Seattle, Detroit, New York, Munich, Mumbai, and Hyderabad and was named Automation Alley Technology company of the year for 2016. A serial entrepreneur, Vazzano has successfully founded over a half-dozen companies.In 2013, he was recognized by DBusiness Magazine as one of Detroit’s Top 30 in Their 30s and is a TechWeek Detroit award recipient — a recognition of his contributions to Detroit’s burgeoning technology ecosystem. In 2016, Endeavor Global, a nonprofit aimed at driving social change through entrepreneurship, selected Vazzano as an Endeavor entrepreneur at its 64th International Selection Panel in Madrid. Vazzano serves as a board member of Crossroads for Youth, a non-profit organization that focuses on giving children the tools and skills required to lead productive and happy lives. He additionally serves on the Advisory Board of the Oakland University Information & Decision Sciences Department.Twitter
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