|Track Host: Ken Blakeslee, Chairman, WebMobility Ventures
||Opening Address - Ken Blakeslee, Chairman, WebMobility Ventures
Augmented Reality Glasses 2015 - Towards 1 Billion Shipments.
In this keynote, Ori Inbar will share his key findings of an in-depth report on the state of the Augmented Reality Glasses market and its future. He will paint a picture of the competitive landscape and its key players, dissect adoption challenges and strategies, and provide a peek into the next generation of AR eyewear technologies. The Smart Glasses market report is a culmination of multiple years of work including a synthesis of the latest market reports, extensive hands on experience with Smart Glasses, discussions with researchers, industry experts, as well as end users. It attempts to answer questions by investors, fortune 1000 corporations, and startups about when, how and who will impact the evolution of this market. With 10 new AR glasses hitting the market for the first time in 2015 - the timing could not be more relevant for this report.
Speaker: Ori Inbar, CEO and Co-Founder, AugementedReality.org
||Augmented Reality – Where Are We Now?
Experts look at the current state of augmented reality, the new technologies available and how it will impact on our lives.
Moderator: David Wood, Chair, London Futurists
Panelists: Steve Dann, CEO , Amplified Robot: Martin Tabery, Sales Director, Vividworks: Todd Revolt, VP, META: Luke Robert Mason, CEO & Founder, The New Bionics
||Eyewear for consumer-facing AR experiences: Challenges and Possibilities
This talk will cover the challenges of delivering consumer-facing immersive AR experiences on head-mounted displays and look at the key hardware issues that must be solved to deliver a believable experience. However the hardware is not the whole story: even with a perfect wearable AR display there will need to be both compelling use cases and a large range of content to achieve mass consumer adoption.
The session will also feature the exciting unveiling of Zappar’s entry into the consumer AR eyewear market, with live demonstrations to illustrate both the challenges and possibilities of these next-generation AR displays.
Speaker: Dr Simon Taylor, Research Director & Co-Founder, Zappar
||How Augmented Reality is Helping To Improve Efficiencies in the Enterprise
Moderator: Ken Blakeslee, Chairman, WebMobility Ventures
Panelists: Brent Blum, Wearable Lead, Accenture: Charlie Isaacs, VP & CTO for Customer Connection, Salesforce: Jay Kim, CTO, APX: Artur Grzybowski, AR & VR Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
|| Augmented Reality and Digital Eyewear for the Enterprise
Pairing augmented reality with digital eyewear can propel all types of applications, and especially enterprise applications, into exciting new dimensions. By combining software and the latest advances in digital eyewear, these smart glasses are able to provide an overlay of digital information on a physical view of the world, creating valuable user experiences through applications such as remote assistance and step-by-step instructions.
Hear from experts in augmented reality software and digital eyewear design in a moderated discussion as they discuss case studies on this class of applications, design challenges, opportunities and best practices regarding this new and promising category.
Moderator: Ken Blakeslee, Chairman, WebMobility Ventures
Panelists: Michael Gervautz, Director of Product Management, Qualcomm Vuforia: Nima Shams, Vice President of Headworn, Osterhout Design Group (ODG): Zile Liu, CEO, Laster Technologies
||AR Eyewear Head to Head
Augmented reality devices are growing in popularity and a number of new companies are moving into the space. Several of the leading products take our five minute challenge to convince the audience that their platform is the best. Followed by a panel discussion on the future applications of AR eyewear.
Moderator: Ori Inbar, CEO and Co-Founder, AugementedReality.org
Panelists: Dan Cui, VP, Vuzix: Kayvan Mirza, CEO, Optinvent
DAQRI is proving augmented reality is no longer a gimmick with industry-leading solutions that are changing the way we communicate and convey information. DAQRI recently unveiled the Smart Helmet, a professional-grade head-mounted display for industrial environments. Through the Smart Helmet, work instructions are seamlessly overlaid on top of real-world environments, improving workers’ productivity, safety and efficiency. With high resolution 3D sensors, 360 degree navigating cameras and battery life that lasts an entire shift, the Smart Helmet is the world’s first human machine interface.
Speaker: Gaia Dempsey, VP Marketing & co-founder, DAQRI
||Ensuring a positive reception for Augmented Reality
The rapid spread of high-powered mobile cameras, coupled to smart computer vision software, could lead to any of a number of different scenarios in the 2020-2024 timescale. In some of these scenarios, there will be hostile public reaction to augmented reality. People will fear an unprecedented invasion of their privacy, and may organise widespread resistance to new systems. This presentation will consider the extent to which such fears might be justified, and will explore options to avoid any such "dark side of AR" scenarios. Topics covered include the rate of change, similarities and dissimilarities with the reception of previous waves of technology, the development of social norms, and options for smart tech to prevent misuse of AR systems.
Speaker: David Wood, Chair, London Futurists
||AR Gaming to Inspire Learning and Enjoyment
National institutions have embraced AR games as it successfully captures visitors’ imagination and provides memorable learning experiences. Join Lee Briggs from Gamar for a behind-the-scenes look at delivering real-world AR games at some of the UK’s most famous locations, including The British Museum.
Speaker: Lee Briggs, Managing Partner, GamAR
How Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses help employee productivity and business efficiency across a number of sectors including healthcare, education and field services.
Speaker: Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi, New Market Development Manager, Epson Europe
||Google Glass and Beyond
Creating apps for Glass and other AR platforms to create richer user experiences.
Speaker: Tom Grinsted, Group Product Manager Mobile & Devices, The Guardian Media Group
||Awards Presentation on Main Stage
||After Show Awards & Drinks Reception