AWE Asia 2022 Online Speech
CTO at VRrOOm
How to organize a great virtual event
Antony’s blog The Ghost Howls is well-known in the XR ecosystem, and he is considered by many as an influencer in the XR industry ecosystem, having participated in important worldwide events like View Conference, WCVRI, and AWE USA.
Jason S. Kao
Associate Professor of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
AR’s Potential for Narrative Immersion
Dr. Jason Kao is an associate professor of game developments at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. His research interests cover productions in XR, storytelling in next-generation medium, and visual perception. Prior to Norway, Jason was a lecturer in digital media at the University of Malta in Malta and a teaching fellow at the University of Southampton in the UK. Jason is also an Autodesk-qualified product expert and a game assets developer.
CEO&Co-Founder of MARVL
Immersive Language Instruction with Augmented Reality
Dr. Sara Smith is the CEO and Co-Founder of Multimedia Augmented Reality Vocabulary Learning (MARVL), an augmented reality (AR) platform that uses immersive technology and research-based best practices to support learning a new language. MARVL was a finalist for the 2020 Cade Prize, a top 15 finalists for Start-Up of the Year, and has received funding from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Sara Smith received her Doctorate from the University of Oxford, followed by postdoctoral research at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is faculty at the University of South Florida in Technology in Education and Second Language Acquisition. Dr. Smith was awarded the 2022 Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Excellence Award, and 2021 Excellence in Innovation Award, and has been featured in media outlets such as Florida Trend Magazine. A former ESOL teacher, Sara is passionate about leveraging technology for language learning.
Sr. Manager Product Marketing of Lenovo
Scaling into the Metaverse
Mattney Beck has been at Lenovo for 12 years and currently works as a Senior Manager of Product Marketing for the commercial AR and VR solutions team. In his current role, Mattney works closely with Lenovo’s research and development teams driving current market requirements for commercial augmented and virtual reality into the commercial AR/VR product roadmap. Before working on the AR/VR team, Mattney managed global portfolio development for accessories and peripherals across several product categories launching product offerings for enterprise and SMB market segments.
Co-founder & CEO of FFFACE.ME
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