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General_Secretary _Zayed_Higher_Organization

Mr. Abdullah Al Humaidan was appointed General Secretary of Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination (ZHO) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi since 2017 where he leads the organization’s efforts to empower persons with disability and achieve the sought-after inclusive society. ZHO provides a

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Mindful_Experience_/ _Architect_&_Mindfulness_advisor

Expat by choice and traveller by curiosity she has always been observing the cultural differences and studying the human behaviour across the 6 countries she has lived so far. Since a very young age she was curious to understand what happens in our brains but it was only after a burn out in 2016 whi

Before joining the Lab as a research assistant, Allison made a Masters degree in Contextual Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven. For her master thesis, she has worked on a vision of the future of shopping. Working with VR, she has developped a complexe design research project questionning the e

Swissnex Brazil team member : Startups & Innovation Project Manager Rio de Janeiro


Amy Peck is the founder & CEO of EndeavorVR, a leading global XR strategy & consulting firm. Amy is a recognized thought-leader in the space and speaks globally on the future of XR. She is a venture partner at the Capital Region AR/VR Accelerator, holds several Advisory Board roles and Co-ch

Senior_Director_of_Software _Engineering_Samsung EA

Andrew Dickerson is Senior Director of Software Engineering on the SamsungXR team at Samsung Electronics America - Content & Services team in Plano, Texas. Andrew was the first software engineer on GearVR, and created SamsungVR Videos ( a.k.a. MilkVR ) Samsung's 360 degree video service. Hi

Program_Manager_ Operations_Improvement _Future Airports _IATA

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Antonio Giacomin aka. fluido was born in 1974 in Trieste, where he lives and works. As a creative technologist and video designer started to experiment with immersive media in 2015 working on various XR projects with his company fluido.it. In 2016 became the curator for the VR section at the Trieste

Advisory _board_member_Imverse

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Artur has worked as an investment trader for years before becoming a serial entrepreneur. He is a Founder and CEO of Somnium Space and an angel investor. He has founded several startups and holds several patents for hardware inventions which he has implemented into the market. Artur strongly believe

Head_TCS_XR_Lab _Siruseri_Chennai

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Scientists - EPFL

Bruno Herbelin is deputy director of the Center for Neuroprosthetics since 2012 (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland). He is researcher in virtual reality and cognitive neuroscience in the laboratory of Prof. O. Blanke at EPFL. From 2005 to 2009, he was Assistant Professor at Me

CTO_/_Creative_Technology _Director_Ellipsis_Entertainment

A philosophising futurist, computer scientist and conceptual creative technologist with a deep knowledge in neuroscience and emotional mapping.

Founder / Producer at Lucid Dreams Productions

Celine Tricart is a director who has developed a unique and recognizable style with a strong visual sense due to her background as a director of photography. Her work was showcased in numerous Academy Awards qualifying festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Hotdocs, the Austin Film Fe


Christine Perey is an industry analyst and active leader of new technology industry initiatives. She was an early evangelist for use of streaming media and personal (desktop) videoconferencing for 15 years until, in 2006, she began to study mobile Augmented Reality to increase operational efficienci

Member of a participating team : Project : Oasis Alberto de Assumpção, Daniela Tinoco, Pedro Teixeira, and Rogério Leão. Living is exciting; time is distressing. Creation and destruction are two sides to a story, the link between all beings. “Oasis” is the mirage of the master of time,


An expert in startup culture and entrepreneurship, known as the “Go to guy” in the Swiss entrepreneurial ecosystem. Involved in the Zurich startup scene since 2009, David has been managing events for entrepreneurs such as Startup Grind, Zuripreneur Meetup, Failcon, FintechDay, and mentoring /

Co-Founder at Teslasuit

Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Teslasuit || xR Enterprise Training Experts


Dmitry Krivtsov is a new technologies enthusiast with 20+ years of experience in various fields ranging from software development and telecommunications to organization of international art and music shows. Now Dmitry is a Partner Program Director at Varwin, a Silicon Valley-based technology comp


Jan K. Argasiński, PhD, works at the Department of Games Technology; Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). His research concerns affective computing, game design and Development, augmented and virtual reality. Recently head of the


Head of the Research and Development of Simpro and assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Psychology of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. He is focused on social and cognitive psychology, and in his research deals with the experience of players and professional users of virtua

Director, Human Informatics Research Institute, AIST

Dr. Hiroshi Sato obtained his BEng in Department of Architecture and PhD from Graduate School of Engineering, both in Tohoku University, Japan. He also worked as Research Associate and then Lecturer in Department of Architecture, Tohoku University, and also Visiting Scientist in National Research C

Passenger Experience Laboratory Academic Lead

Thomas is a Lecturer in Airport Planning and Management in the Centre for Air Transport Management at Cranfield University, UK, and Course Director for the MSc in Airport Planning and Management. He is also the Academic Lead for the Passenger Experience Laboratory, a new research and innovation u

Chief Senior Researcher, Human Informatics Research Institute, AIST

Dr. Hiroyasu Ujike obtained his BEng in Mechanical Physics Engineering and DrEng in Visual Psychophysics from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He also worked as Post Doc on parallactic depth perception with Professor Hiroshi Ono in York University, Canada. These are his starting of researches


Dr. Elena Kokkinara is the CTO of Inflight VR, where she leads an innovative product that brings an entertainment VR platform to passengers on airplanes and other means of transportation. She holds a PhD in Virtual Reality from the University of Barcelona, where she was advised by the VR pioneer

president of Little Empire Entertainment

Eric started as a creative and technical consultant for companies like SND/M6 or Ubisoft before opening a service company for Asian and American producers. He coproduced several features, focusing on international projects, some selected at Cannes Film Festival and one for an Oscar. Eric also create

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Ethan Shaftel directs film, immersive, and interactive projects. His work includes KAIJU CONFIDENTIAL (Sundance 2019), SPACE BUDDIES (Tribeca 2019) and EXTRAVAGANZA (Tribeca 2017) plus a full-body STREET FIGHTER VR game for Red Bull, a room-sized video installation for Nike, animated parade floats f


Eve Weston believes in storytelling as a force for positive change. She is CEO and Creator of Realities at Exelauno (www.exelauno.co) and writer/director of the first immersive 360VR sitcom, The BizNest. Featuring actors from Marvel’s Legion, FX’s The Bridge and YouTube’s Emmy-nominated Epic R


Farid is principal of Sababa Media Sàrl, a new media producer, distributor, and consultancy, and most recently Knowledge and Community Lead. Previously, he was director of strategic development for Fusion Media Group, and led business development and content acquisition for the online video service

HF_Quality_Management_& _Training_Lufthansa_Technik

Felix Kuschel joined Lufthansa Technik in 2009. After studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology and Princeton University, in 2015 he took over responsibility as Head of Quality Management and Training for the Landing Gear, Plating and Airframe Related Compon

Kynoa CEO

With over 20 years of experience in international sales and marketing, Frank has worked for large multinationals as a global head of Marketing & Sales, CEO or Executive Vice President. He has successfully guided companies through their restructuring and their positioning within the global markets. F

Post _Producer_Small_Studio

Gabriel Thiebaut is Business Developer and Post-producer Manager at Small Studio. With 23 Years of experience in the advertising, Gabriel Thiebaut is focus one the quality of the image. Today, Small Studio want to put that quality in VR.


Jiangtao (Gene) Wen received the BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees with honors from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1992, 1994 and 1996 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Research Fellow at UCLA, where he conducted research on multimedia coding and communicatio


Gordan Kreković is the Management Advisor at Visage Technologies, a company specialized in computer vision technology and the leading provider of face tracking and analysis solutions. Gordan has a PhD in Computer Science and 9 years of experience in managing software products, teams, and department


Greg Caterer is a strategy professional with 8 years’ experience, and is Neutral Digital’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Neutral Digital, Greg worked for Accenture Strategy leading digital transformation projects with clients in both the private and public sectors. He also built the


Guillaume is innovation project manager at Orange Content. This structure inside telco group is constantly building and refining its content offer to deliver the best TV, series, film, music and gaming experience for customers. Based in Spain, second Orange market and turnover, Guillaume is working

Hans-Peter Rohner, born 1953, swiss-citizen, mgmt-education by IMD, spent my entire business-life in media, communication, advertising in Switzerland and abroad. From 2002 to 2012 CEO of Publigroupe (world-wide-actif organization for advertising-and-media-service, 3000 employees), from 2009 to 2014


Dr. Harald Sieke is head of department at Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics - Aviation Logistics. In this function, he is pushing the department reorientation, particularly in the areas of IT, digitization and production. Dr. Sieke studied industrial engineering and management wit

German Aerospace Center

Hejar Gürlük will present the results of his phd thesis that he prepared within the DLR research project AdCoSCo (Adaptive Controller Support Components). His research focusses on the development and validation of a concept for a contexadaptive tower controller assistance system combined with augm

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Chief Financial Officer of Inflight VR, a leading provider of Virtual Reality Entertainment solutions for airlines and other transportation providers. I joined Inflight VR in 2017 as I believe in the tremendous opportunities Virtual Reality provides for airlines, both in terms of customer experience

Hossein Jalali Cofounder & CTO

Hossein is currently the CTO of Virtuleap and a board member of Edoramedia. He has earned a BS degree in Computer Engineering and an MBA from AUS. During his role as Head of Online at Al Aan TV, he had restructured the digital outlook of the company, He pioneered Al Aan TV as one of the first com

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Jaroslav is Co-Founder and Head of Music of Beat Games s.r.o. The Czech indie studio behind VR hit “Beat Saber”. The best user rated game on Steam and the most viral VR title to date. He is also music composer and founder of Epic Music Productions. The company behind music for game/movie traile

CEO & co-founder at Imverse

MSc in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Zaragoza (2010) with focus in Human Computer Interaction and Business Management. Previously Tech Lab Manager at the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (2013-2017), more than 15 Vi

founder and former CEO of NOVASYS SA

Jean-Claude Mouly, a French-Swiss national born in Geneva in 1958, holds an EPFL diploma in electrical engineering and a doctorate in technical sciences. He has held management positions in various IT companies, including Digital Equipment Corporation, Unisys (Switzerland) SA, DBCOM SA, Myriadgroup

Jérome Berthier is Artificial Intelligence expert, CEO and founder of Deeplink and vice-chairman of Empowerment Foundation. He used to be manager of the AI department for the biggest independent IT company in Switzerland and he lead too the Innovation lab of the company within the famous swiss inst


Jingshu Chen is the Co-founder & CPO of VeeR VR(veer.tv), Forbes 30U30 Asia 2018 nominee. VeeR VR is a premium content distribution platform, available on all major online VR platforms like Oculus, HTC, Steam, Mi & Pico, as well as 100+ Located Based Entertainment channels. Since 2016, VeeR has help

Producer I Directeur Général at Empreinte Digitale

Producer I Directeur Général at Empreinte Digitale Créée en 2003 par Raphaël Rocher et Benjamin Rocher, EMPREINTE DIGITALE est une société indépendante de production de longs métrages cinéma (Empreinte Cinéma), de séries, de documentaires, d'émissions de flux et de brand content.


Joan Mora is Product Manager & Head of Innovation in Inflight VR. He joined the company in 2016 as a Lead Developer after he finished his PhD on Embodied Interactive Systems. As Product Manager he is responsible of keeping the product up to the market needs and ensuring they provide the best VR expe

Global_Head_of_VR _for_Location_Based _Entertainment_HP

Joanna Popper is a Hollywood and Silicon Valley media executive. She is HP’s Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment. Prior she was EVP of Media & Marketing at Singularity University and VP Marketing at NBCUniversal. Joanna developed a TV show partnership with NBC and Singu


Swiss and British national, Julia Aymonier upon graduating from Glasgow University andthe Polytechnical University in Wales with a Bsc (Hons) in Computer Science, specialised in IT for the banking, finance and trading industries working for companies such as JP Morgan (Suisse) SA, La Compagnie Benja


President at Le Régent International School Le Régent International School is a Swiss International IB World school rooted in the canton of Valais and its spectacular mountains. It is nestled in the upscale yet neighbourly resort of Crans Montana amongst families with strong community values. L

CEO of Totalymage

With a technical civil engineer background and 19 years of experience and management in finance, Lionel is the CEO of TotalYmage : a unique training and information sharing software platform based on its own interactive 360° edition patented technology. Intuitive and immersive like a video game,

Director of Emerging Media

As Black Public Media's Director of Emerging Media, Lisa Osborne introduces black creatives to VR, AR, and AI storytelling through the organization's #BPMplus programs. Based in Harlem, New York, BPM has funded and supported black, independent filmmakers for 40 years. Lisa's career started in print



Marc, Head of Product Management, is a well experienced product manager and strategic developer. He started his career as economist in the field of sales and business development with a strong focus on evolving new markets and segments. At Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) he holds the position as H

art director at Société i Matériel

Head of Product Management

Maria Courtial is co-founder and managing director of one of Germany’s leading VR and VFX studios, Faber Courtial. As producer of award-winning VR films, Maria coordinates and influences the whole production process. Right from the beginning of each film project, she’s working closely together

Head of Production

Mario Kenyon is an immersive media (VR/AR/XR) researcher, teacher and producer. He has also produced several domestic and international feature films including his most recent features, The Gasoline Thieves, which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2019 Tribeca International Film Festival and the

Immersive_Audio_ Producer_VR_tonug

Martin Rieger is specialized in sound for cinematic virtual reality production. As VR Tonung, he is responsible for 360° audio recordings around the world, immersive audio post-production in his studio in Munich and working as a music composer . Therefore, he is delivering a holistic approach

Head of the Master Design Interaction Program at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK)

Max is Head of the Master Design Interaction Program at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), who has been teaching in both the bachelors and masters programs for the Department of Interaction Design. In 2015, he founded the first ZHDK Spin-Off ‘SOMNIACS SA’, which transformed the research p

Mélodie Mousset (1981, UAE) is a French artist who lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. Oscillating between virtual and physical realms Mousset's work focuses on the physicality of the human body and the potential virtuality of the mind. For her investigation around the body Mousset works with n

Executive Master in Digital Marketing & Social Media Communication

Mai 2018 – heute: Engadin St. Moritz Mountains AG. Leiter Verkauf & Kommunikation. April 2010 – Mai 2018: Bregaglia Engadin Turismo, Stampa. Geschäftsführer Juni 2008 – März 2010: Bergbahnen Engadin St. Moritz AG , St. Moritz Leiter Produktmanagement. Juni 2008 – März 2010: Bergbah


Michael Ludden is a technologist, futurist, strategist, product leader and developer platform expert who loves to operate on the bleeding edge of what’s possible and is a frequent keynote speaker at events around the world. Currently Head of Developer Advocacy and Principal Augmented Reality Produ


Myra Zhao is in charge of VR content ecosystem in Xiaomi. She has been dedicated in VR industry for 4 years, before Xiaomi she worked for Noitom, a world-famous motion capture and virtual reality company, as International Marketing and Business Development Manager. The majority part of her wo

Managing_Director _&_Founder_VRAI

Managing Director and founder of VRAI,Ireland's leading B2B VR & AR company who work with leading global companies and organisations such as IAG, Samsung & the United Nations. Niall has a background in digital content creation delivering prestigious, high quality projects. Niall has worked for close


Nilson is one of the co-founders of Nomoko and has obtained a degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University College Maastricht, where he built his curriculum around courses such as business, artificial intelligence, and media. His educational background and upbeat personality served him a

European attorney

Her practice focuses on Entertainment and Business transactions primarily in the Luxury, Beauty and Fashion industries. Olfa B'Chir started her international career working at the European Parliament between Brussels and Strasbourg. In 2011 she began as an intern at ADLI Law Group. While studying an

Director of CRYENGINE Enterprise

Pascal joined Crytek in April 2018 as Director of CRYENGINE Enterprise Solutions to manage the Enterprise Business of Crytek with focus to develop unique solutions to create world-class experiences together with clients and partners. Previously, Pascal worked at PIXOMONDO GmbH as COO and Managing P

Head of Digital Dev. Château de Versailles

Paul Chaine graduated in 2003 from the Panthéon-Sorbonne and Panthéon Assas Universities with Master degrees in management and law, respectively. He then pursued his studies in the New-York before becoming the General Secretary for digitalisation at Courrier International (Le Monde group) and Pari

Co-Head_of_Entertainment_& _Media_Practice_Adli_Law

Paul Menes is the internationally respected, AV-rated (“Preeminent” – the highest rating granted North American lawyers) Co-Head of the Entertainment and Media Practice at ADLI Law Group. He provides “Creative Solutions for Creative People”, to his diverse entertainment and digital media c


A visionary in virtual reality since 2010, Pierre Friquet has directed more than a dozen VR fictions, documentaries, music videos, dome and location-based experiences. Hailing originally from Paris, and having lived in four continents Pierre's VR clients include projects for ABC, FOX and Reddit,...

She is author of "State of the Art in XR: Ethical Content and Conscious Tech", an innovation theory (published in New York, 2019). For her, "Technology can humanize people."


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Director_of_the_Center _for_Neuroprosthetics _EPFL_University

Olaf Blanke is founding director of the Center for Neuroprosthetics and holds the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroprosthetics at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He directs the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at EPFL and is Professor of Neurology at the Unive

Group Leader - FORTH (Greece)

Prof. George Papagiannakis is a computer scientist specialized in computer graphics and virtual-augmented reality. He obtained his PhD (Hons) in Computer Science at the University of Geneva in Switzerland in 2006, his M.Sc. (Hons) in Advanced Computing at the University of Bristol, UK and his B.Eng.

Richard Broadbridge is the CEO of 4DViews, the oldest volumetric capture company in the market today.  "For years digital worlds have been empty of real people you can see, hear and relate to. Volumetric capture allows us to fill this void and transport real humans into digital worlds. By buildi

CTO & co-founder at Imverse

Starting to code at the age of 11, Swiss Computer Graphics enthusiast and expert, Robin has more than 10 years’ experience in volumetric rendering and has been working on virtual and mixed reality for the past 6 years. MSc in Communication Systems by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of

Rodrigo, Head of Hardware at Inflight VR

Rodrigo, Head of Hardware at Inflight VR, has been working with immersive technologies since 2012 at every level, from code development and PhD student to head of a department.


Dr. Rolf Adelsberger received his Master’s in Computer Science and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). During his studies, he interned with IBM Rueschlikon and Boeblingen. His 2007 Master’s Thesis, which he compiled while at MERL/MIT l


Marius Rubo is a PostDoc in the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy workgroup at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He obtained his PhD from the University of Würzburg, Germany, for his work on social attention in reality and virtual reality. In his current work he uses the illusory experie

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General Manager - 33MnT Italy

Senior_Programmer Sundance_Film_Festival Chief_Curator_of_New Frontier

Shari’s focus is American and World Cinema dramatic features, as well as films that experiment and push the boundaries of conventional storytelling. She is also the founder and driving creative force behind New Frontier at Sundance. As Co-Director of Programming for OUTFEST (1998-2001), she founde

Founder/Content Creator at Magic Squid, a full-service AR/VR/360 interactive media agency. The agency makes emotional and imaginative pieces, (including games), for augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality and 360. Both live-action VR/AR and CG. 

Co-Founder_Idego _Psicologia_Digitale_S.r.l.

Clinical Psychologist and Human Performance Specialist. Lecturer and research collaborator at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. He holds a second Master in "Management and Administration of Human Resources", in Milan. Simone Barbato graduated in Clinical Psychology, at the Salesian Po


Sonya Haskins is a respected voice and leading journalist in the field of VR esports. As a consultant, she advises those involved in the industry - from players with questions to sponsors and investors seeking insight. Sonya has written over 200 articles about VR esports and has experience in VR tou

Born in France, he owns a Master of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from the Ecole des Mines in France. He worked for several companies in the various field ranging from telecommunications, banking, and gaming. In 2013, Stéphane created the first version of A


In 2013 Tim founded Future Visual (www.futurevisual.com) to focus exclusively on building Virtual and Augmented Reality technology for enterprise. Future Visual partnered with IATA speaking at the 2014 IATA World People Symposium in Prague about the potential of Virtual Reality training environment


Grew up from floppy disk to virtual reality and started his company in 2012. Starting alone he is now joined by 25 creatives, developers and artist with offices in The Netherlands, Germany & China. Providing everything from content to hardware for companies like Ford, Adidas and Huawei and developi


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Engeneering_Professor _EPFL_University

Touradj EBRAHIMI received his M.Sc. and Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. In 1993, he was a research engineer at the Corporate Research Laboratories of Sony Corporation in Tokyo, where h


I am Bi national Belgian & Swiss. Physiotherapist, I reoriented my career towards pre-hospital emergency medicine when I arrived in Switzerland to resume my studies in that country and become a Paramedic. This year, I am celebrating my 30th birthday in pre-hospital medical emergencies. Other


Vita is a virtual reality fan since the late 90s. After a career in energy commodities trading where he ran a trading floor and launched his own fund, Vita went back to his big passion which is technology and virtual reality. Now as the COO of Somnium Space he converts the vision of a parallel world

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Founder, Europe China Video Game Association

As a culture and entertainment industry specialist, Yingzi previously worked in entertainment holding group Vivendi (Universal Music, Gameloft...) as an innovation strategist. Then she joined Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab as an analyst, this background led her to become one of the company's t

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