Emily Taylor

Director, Custom Solutions · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Director, Custom Solutions

Project Management Virtual Reality (VR) Consumer Tech Connected Life Wearables

Manish Nargas

Research Manager, Knowledge Platform and Consumer Research · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Manish provides a unique lens on the Canadian consumer technology and services markets.

Consumer Services Consumer Technology Smart Home Technology Connected Consumer Consumer Wireline Services

Shahd ElAshri

Research Analyst, Consumer Devices · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Shahd examines the consumer mobility, wearable device and AR/VR markets in Canada

Wearables Consumer and B2B Buyer behaviour Augmented Reality (AR) Business Intelligence

Francis Ortiz Ocaña

Ceo & Founder · Crea Solutions

A Smart Citizen in an Augmented World. Geolocated, Virtualized and ready to share knowledge about Disruptive Tech and Smart Everything.

Governance Internet of Things (IoT) Destination Marketing Virtual Reality (VR) Geolocation

Yuichi Motai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Virginia Commonwealth University.

System Safety Intelligent Systems with Adaptive Tracking Online Classification Methodologies Medical Imaging Pattern Recognition

Swati Agrawal

Assistant Professor · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Agrawal's research focuses on protozoan pathogens that cause serious diseases like African sleeping sickness and Toxoplasmosis.

Molecular Biology (CRISPR-cas9 gene editing) Microscopy (Fluorescence, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy) Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biomolecular Visualization (PyMOL, MolStar, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality)

Jean Philippe Bouchard

Vice-President, Data & Analytics · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Leads the Data & Analytics research group at IDC Canada

Canadian AR/VR Market Tablets Mobile Phones Wearables Forecasting & Modeling

Richard J. Radke

Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Studies computer vision problems related to human-scale, occupant-aware environments

Radiotherapy Smart Lighting Social Signal Processing Video Processing Computer Vision

Gianluca De Leo, PhD

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences · Augusta University

Dr. Gianluca De Leo is a leading expert on using technology, such as virtual reality and e-health, in public health and health care.

Telemedicine Augmented Reality Health Technology Biotechnology Public Health

Yao-Chin Wang

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Yao-Chin Wang researches the experience of AI and technology in tourism, hospitality and events, and workplace mindfulness.

Augmented Reality Workplace mindfulness Event Management Mindfulness Tourism & Hospitality

Eric Fortune

Associate Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Eric Fortune specializes in evolutionary biology, specifically the mechanisms and evolution of animal behavior.

Locomotion Birds Biology Neuroscience Evolutionary Biology

Professor Kirsten Cater

Professor of Human-Computer Interaction · University of Bristol

Exploring the ethics and experiences of using highly sensory technology

Family Memories Big Data Gamification Augmented Reality Immersive Technology

Salvatore Iaconesi

President · AOS

Founder at AOS

Augmented Reality Ubiquitous Publishing Citizen Science

Steven King, M.S.

Associate Professor of Emerging Technologies, Hussman School of Journalism and Media · UNC-Chapel Hill

As a computer scientist and journalist, King experiments with emerging technologies to present news and information in new ways.

Drones Innovation & Creativity Robotics Virtual Reality VR

Carlos Paz-Soldan

CEO & Founder · Tenet Computer Group Inc.

Combines business and technology expertise.

Emergency Preparedness Information Technology Mobile Technology Business Augmented Reality

Simon Anderson

Applied Foresight Keynote Speaker · Venture Foresight LLC

Keynote Speaker | Applied Foresight Consultant | Award-Winning Author

Keynote Speaking Future of Work Emerging Technology Future Trends Transportation

Shawn Brixey

Professor; Affiliate Faculty · VCU College of Engineering

Affiliate Faculty in Computer Science, former Dean School of the Arts.

Immersive Media Film & Video Production Stereoscopy Computer Graphics Spatial Imaging

Stephen J. Andriole, PhD

Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Stephen J. Andriole, PhD, is an expert in emerging technologies and business technology strategy

Emerging Technology Trends Technology Adoption Virtual & Augmented Reality Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Social Media Analytics

Evan Hardie

Research Director, PCD, Printing & Imaging · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Research Director within IDC Canada's PCD, Printing & Imaging Markets

Future of Work 3D Printers Hardcopy Peripherals Large Format Printers Managed Print Services

A.B. Osborne

Assistant Professor of Animation in Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Art and Design · Augusta University

A.B. Osborne is an expert in the the field of animation working in everything from classic cartoons to technical and medical animation.

Motion Graphics Technical and Medical Visualization Animation 3D Modeling Virtual and Augmented Reality