inner banner

Kayvan Mirza, CEO of AR pioneers Optinvent, talks about the future of AR

03 Mar 2017
Please sum up your conference session in one sentence.
Contrary to what many people are thinking, the future of wearable AR is not Smart Glasses.

Who needs to hear what you’ve got to say?
Everyone that is interested the future of consumer and industry smart wearables and AR.

What is the biggest challenge facing AR/VR/MR this year and why?
Putting past failures (i.e. Google Glass) behind us and concentrating more on real available products that have tangible use cases rather than “cool technology hype”, dev. kits, and demos (i.e. Holo Lens, Magic Leap, et.) that may inevitably end in more failures for the industry.

And what is the biggest opportunity for the industry and why?
Bringing AR to the masses in a way that shows the transformative nature of the technology rather than the “gadget” oriented approach. Pokemon-go is a great start but AR has the potential to be much greater.

Where do you see AR/VR/MR in five years’ time?
Hopefully everywhere in everyone’s lives. In their living rooms, in their pockets, and on their heads.

Why are you looking forward to speaking at/attending WTS17?
Having participated in the show in the past years we’ve seen it grow to become a great venue to meet the entire eco system of partners and customers. We are looking forward to connecting with old colleagues, making new friends, and sharing our vision through the talk.

What is your Twitter feed?
@optinvent
PAID TRACKS
Free TRACKS

Wearables market to grow by 15 by 2023

According to market research firm Technavio, wearables are expected to see a compound annual growth rate of around 15 percent between 2019 and 20...read more

The Fitbit you can’t buy on your own

Fitbits new fitness tracker is reportedly the companys cheapest yet, but you’ll need company to get one. Or rather be in one, because the...read more

Hearables set to revolutionise personal audio market

A new report from Juniper Research has found that there will be an estimated 417 million hearables in use by 2022. The report said that more than...read more

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume you are happy to receive all cookies.