Immersed Reveals Samsung and NIST Keynotes Among 30+ Speakers

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Richard Huddy
Head of Game Ecosystem
Samsung Research Institute (UK)

Running November 8-9 in Toronto, Canada, there are just TEN DAYS left until the Immersed 2018 summit! We are very proud to reveal that Richard Huddy, Head of the Game Ecosystem for the Samsung Research Institute (UK) is going to be the second Immersed keynote. Huddy is going to talk about the blockbuster game Fortnite and the Samsung and industry-backed innovations that were needed to make that title possible on the Android platform. Read More

Immersed and iVentures 48 Hour Flash Sale is LIVE

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News


TIFCA’s Immersed conference and IO’s iVentures are having a 48 hour flash sale beginning NOW!  Delegates can buy a full access pass to Immersed for $295 CAD plus fees and taxes; a $200 savings! OR, they can get full access to both Immersed and iVentures for $495 CAD plus fees and taxes which is a huge value.

This sale ends October 25 at 10:00AM EST and the number of available tickets is limited.  This discount offer will not be offered again, and existing tickets cannot be exchanged or discounted for this temporary program.

iVentures runs November 6-7, 2018 and Immersed 2018 runs November 8-9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Immersed features over 30 international speakers from companies like AMD, Intel, Survios, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Samsung Research Institute, Microsoft Canada, Deloitte Canada, Lenovo, the Globe and Mail, GINX Esports Television, and many more.  Companies speaking at iVentures include Dark Slope Studios, Ubisoft, Skyship Entertainment, World Gaming, and more.

Alex Igelman to Talk Esports at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Alex Igelman
Executive Chairman and Founder
Millennial Esports Corp.

Immersed takes esports up a notch with Alex Igelman, Executive Chairman and Founder of Millennial Esports Corp.  With over twenty-five years of experience in technology, entertainment and casino gaming, Igelman was the first lawyer to focus on Internet gaming and was instrumental in the early success of PartyGaming and PokerStars.

In 2004, he was involved in the creation of Gaming VC that has become a giant in the space. Igelman has most recently been focused on the Esports sector and was recruited to be a strategic consultant to Pro Gaming League (PGL), the first Esports related company that was later acquired by Millennial Esports Corp. In 2016, Millennial Esports was debuted on the TSX-V under the symbol GAME with Igelman as CEO. Igelman has successfully grown the company and has focused on raising over $27,000,000 and counting. Read More

Survios is Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider TIFCA News

Mike Domaguing
Vice-President of Marketing

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.