Nick Klingensmith (1:10pm Speaker)
Mixed Reality Academy Lead Engineer - Microsoft
Nick Klingensmith is an experienced game developer and educator specializing in tool development, graphics programming, MR, and Unity! With over 100 published games, he's worked on small arcade games, mobile high fidelity GPU pushing titles, all the way to massive networked social games. The tools he's published on the Unity Asset Store are also used in thousands of games, on just about every modern platform imaginable! Nick has not only collected all the Unity certifications currently available, he's also helped write content for Unity’s programming certifications. Nick currently works for Microsoft as an engineer on the Mixed Reality Academy team in San Francisco.
Tim Merel (2:00pm Moderator)
Managing Director - Digi-Capital
Tim Merel is Managing Director of AR/VR adviser Digi-Capital (reports, analytics platform, strategy consulting, investment banking). Tim is a software engineer, investment banker, lawyer and founder, and one of the most connected people on the planet for AR/VR/XR at CEO level. He writes regularly about AR/VR/XR for TechCrunch and others, as well as being interviewed, quoted and presenting across all major media and conferences globally. Tim was educated at Yale and Sydney Universities, and before founding Digi-Capital worked for investment banks, News Corp and Ernst & Young in North America, Europe and Asia.
Ann-Marie Harbour (2:00pm Panelist)
Head of Studio - Ubiquity 6
Ann-Marie Harbour’s career is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of reality. She is an industry veteran in bringing creatives and engineers together to create ground-breaking and award-winning projects. Currently, as the Head of Studio at Ubiquity6, Ann-Marie and her team are pioneering an entirely new kind of shared, persistent reality experience for people to explore. Prior to Ubiquity6, she was the Executive Producer and Strategic Content Partnership Lead at Magic Leap; where she built out the company’s studio team and led content partnerships with some of the world’s most talented creators.
Matt Miesnieks (2:00 Panelist)
CEO and Co-founder - 6D.ai
Matt is renowned as one of the AR industry's thought leaders through his influential blog posts. He is co-founder & CEO of 6D.ai, the leading AR Cloud platform, which is his 3rd AR startup. He also helped found SuperVentures (investing in AR), built AR system prototypes at Samsung, and had a long executive and technical career in mobile software infrastructure before jumping into AR infrastructure back in 2009.
Kirin Sinha (2:00pm Panelist)
Founder and CEO - Illumix
Kirin Sinha, is the founder and CEO of Illumix, an augmented reality gaming and technology company focused on developing adaptive and immersive experiences for the mobile phone. She received a degree in electrical engineering / computer science and mathematics from MIT, and holds advanced degrees in mathematics, statistics, and business from the University of Cambridge, LSE, and Stanford respectively.
Erik Murphy-Chutorian (2:00pm Panelist)
Founder and CEO - 8th Wall
Erik Murphy-Chutorian is the Founder and CEO of 8th Wall, a Palo Alto-based software company that provides developer solutions for AR on the Web. Prior to founding 8th Wall, he worked at both Facebook and Google as an engineering manager and senior staff software engineer, leading the initiatives behind a number of key projects on Google Images and Google Photos. Erik holds a PhD in computer vision from UCSD.
Rikard Steiber (2:55pm Speaker)
President of Viveport and SVP of VR - HTC
Before joining HTC as President of Viveport and SVP of VR, Rikard successfully built up several international businesses as the CEO for MTGx and Chief Digital Officer at Modern Times Group. At Google, he was Global Marketing Director of Mobile and Social Advertising and prior to this ran marketing for all Google’s products in Europe. He co-founded Scandinavia Online (AOL of Nordics) and build Xlent Strategy Consulting. Rikard is the Founder of Women in Tech and Women in VR in Europe. He is a future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic. Rikard has MSc from SDA Bocconi (Italy) and BSc from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden).
John Anderson (3:45pm Keynote)
Director of Product VR/AR - Facebook
John leads the app store and distribution product teams to grow Facebook’s VR ecosystem.
John is an entrepreneur and product leader, with over 20 years experience starting companies and leading teams behind global commerce and payment platforms of over $60B in scale.
He holds a BS from Cornell and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Rob Jagnow (4:35pm Speaker)
AR Prototyping Lead - Google
Dr. Rob Jagnow joined Google in April 2015 after spending 8 years running Lazy 8 Studios, an indie game studio in San Francisco. At Google, he’s led multiple rapid prototyping teams focused on AR and VR. These teams have built more than 200 prototypes to help define the future of immersive computing.