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Survios is Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Mike Domaguing
Vice-President of Marketing
Survios

Put your dukes up! Mike Domaguing, Vice-President of Marketing for Survios, is SPEAKING AT IMMERSED and joining our list of 30+ international speakers!

Survios is a AAA virtual reality content developer and distributor that releases chart-topping titles like “Raw Data,” “Sprint Vector,” and the latest collaboration with investor MGM, “Creed: Rise to Glory”. YES – Rocky in VR! Read More

Marc Saltzman Added to OVER 30 Immersed 2018 Speakers

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Marc Saltzman
Technology Journalist and Author

There are still more surprises on the way! Immersed now has over thirty speakers including Marc Saltzman, esteemed technology journalist and author. Marc is one of North America’s most recognizable and trusted tech experts with a strong expertise in consumer electronics, Internet trends, interactive entertainment, and future technology. Read More

Professor Prasolova-Førland Talks Education at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, Professor Department of Education and Lifelong Learning Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

One of the core themes of Immersed 2018 is the use of future computing in education.  Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland is Professor at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Her multiple credits include work with the Norwegian Armed Forces, the Innovative Immersive Technologies for Learning (IMTEL) research group and VR lab, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, and more.  She is very passionate about educational applications of immersive technologies in medicine, sports, therapy, career guidance, collaborative work, emergency management and other areas. Read More

Ubisoft’s Pascal Langlois Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Pascal Langlois
Assistant Director
Procedural Motion Capture
Ubisoft Toronto

Future computing is far deeper than the potential of processing power, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. There is also a very human component which is needed for the grandest visions to become reality.

Pascal Langlois is Assistant Director for Procedural Motion Capture at Ubisoft, Toronto. An ex-dancer and RADA trained Graduate, Pascal has over 20 years experience as an actor and performer in all media. The culmination of his work is the realization of a strong bond between technology and acting in the motion capture world. He has worked for companies including the Royal National Theatre, Warner, BBC, Talkback, Kudos, Quantic Dream, CBC, Ubisoft Toronto and Montreal, Dynamixyz, Quantum Capture, Space and SyFy, and numerous other Canadian TV productions. Read More

Microsoft Canada Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Ricardo Wagner
Marketing & Operations Product Lead
Microsoft Canada

As exciting as the world of future computing is, it’s even more exciting if everyone has an equal opportunity to be part of it.

TIFCA is very proud to welcome Ricardo Wagner, Marketing & Operations Product Lead at Microsoft Canada, to the Immersed 2018 speakers list.  Among other things, Mr. Wagner leads Microsoft Canada’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for people with disabilities.  Covering both internal and external efforts, his work addresses both the hardware and software components needed to enable everyone in day to day computing and future computing lifestyles that are easily taken for granted.  Some of the Microsoft products featured in Mr. Wagners’ work include the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft Office, XBOX, and more.

Outside of Microsoft, Mr. Wagner is working to support education in Africa and Latin America by co-leading a program called Myskills4Afrika.

Mr. Wagner will be part of the healthcare program at Immersed 2018 and will be our expert on making sure future computing benefits the widest diversity of people possible.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Immersed conference takes place November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada.  Get registered ASAP as space is limited!

The Globe and Mail’s Josh O’Kane Speaking at Immersed

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Josh O’Kane, Reporter
The Globe and Mail

TIFCA is very proud to announce that Josh O’Kane, award-winning reporter for the Globe and Mail‘s Report on Business will be moderating this year’s Immersed Futurists Panel. The Futurists Panel is one of the summit’s highlights every year and features the market’s top influencers and innovators.

Mr. Okane’s longform journalism has been showcased by Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard and Great Canadian Longform. His breaking-news writing has been shortlisted for a Canadian Online Publishing Award, and in 2018 he was part of the Globe team that won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Best in Business Canada Award for breaking news.

Immersed takes place November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre. It is sponsored in part by Intel (Platinum) and Advanced Mico Devices (Silver). We are still welcoming the right speakers, and we will begin announcing exhibitors shortly. Interested companies are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible.

Ajay Fry Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Ajay Fry, Co-Host of HUD
GINX ESPORTS TV Canada

One of the big trends future computing is looking at is eSports. This year, we are welcoming Ajay Fry, a regular co-host for HUD (Heads up Daily) on GINX ESPORTS TV. GINX ESPORTS TV is Canada’s only 24 hour eSports television channel.

Ajay will be giving a birds eye view of the market, share some of his stories and insights from his work at HUD / GINX ESPORTS TV, and keep a sharp eye out at Immersed for future computing developments he himself is excited about!

Affordance Studio Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

The Immersed 2018 conference has begun to publish the presentation synopsis of our speakers, and professionals working in the education field will rejoice with the addition of Avery Rueb, Co-Founder of Affordance Studio.

Avery Rueb, Co-Founder
Affordance Studio

Affordance Studio makes classroom solutions that revolutionize the way we learn. Most worldwide schools don’t have stable WiFi connections making it impossible for teachers to use effective digital solutions to develop 21st century skills and knowledge for their students. Their solution is Dokoma, a learning management system (LMS) which can travel in a modified Rasperry Pi. Mr. Rueb will talk about the future of classroom content creation and delivery throughout the world. Read More

Immersed Welcomes Dr. David Rolston

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Dr. David Rolston, CEO, Tirocorp

Immersed 2018 is big on the future and tight on the hype, and we are proud to welcome Dr. David Rolston, CEO of Tirocorp to the summit.  Dr. Rolston’s career includes being a best selling author in AI development (“Principles of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems Development”, published 1988), he led one of the first VR companies, was a General Manager with multiple firms (TRW, Silicon Graphics, ATI), was the Vice-President of Engineering for ATI and the youngest Engineering Fellow ever appointed at Honeywell Inc.  He was also one of the developers behind DARPAnet, the precursor to the Internet! Read More