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Immersed 2018 Keynote Sessions

Event Timeslots (4)

Richard Huddy, Head of Gaming Ecosystem
Samsung Research Institute

The Ecosystem Benefits of Bringing Fortnite to Android

Fortnite is arguably one of the most successful free to play multiplayer games that runs on multiple platforms and devices. Bringing Fortnite to Android was no small task as it's not only a creative game of play, it also has a high bar for performance and image quality. Huddy will talk about some of the Samsung and industry backed ecosystem developments that makes Fortnite possible and how these developments are benefiting mobile game and content creators on a wide scale.

Dereck Orr, Division Chief
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST and the Future of First Responder Communications

Across the globe, there is a need for hardware and software applications to transform the way first responders serve their communities. Mr. Orr’s talk will chronicle PSCR’s use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to advance heads up display technology for public safety applications, and illuminate the possibilities of future tech for public safety in the realms of user interface and user experience (UI/UX), location-based services, and analytics. Together, these technologies will transform the way our first responders execute their vital missions in service of the public. Attendees will walk away knowing about the unique ways their work could better the world - be it through public safety or another area. Discover new ideas for making an impact during this special keynote presentation.

Futurists Panel: What's Next and Why?

Moderated by
Josh O'Kane, Reporter, The Globe & Mail: Report on Business

Frank Soqui, Vice-President, Intel
Daryl Sartain, Director, Advanced Micro Devices
Dereck Orr, Division Chief, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Sandra Clarke, Global Education Solutions Manager, Lenovo

Lenovo's Canadian VR Classroom Launch Event
Marc Saltzman
Lucille De Haitre, Director, Public Sector Canada, Lenovo