Lucas Rizzotto is an award-winning VR/AR Director and Immersive Designer from Brazil. A pioneer of VR/AR storytelling & human interaction design, Lucas’ work pushes the boundaries of immersive narratives & human connection, connecting audiences with themselves and each other. His directorial debut, Where Thoughts Go, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018 and was known for making 20% of its audience cry. The project went on to win several awards, including a Unity Award, a Gold Telly Award and a Gold Halo Award. He’s currently working on a number of new VR/AR narratives in a number of different genres.
Lucas will be giving a live Q&A with about his latest award winning VR experience Where Thoughts Go available on the Oculus Store.
Kirsty is Head of Production for VR Days Europe and also on the International Film Festival Rotterdam team as a producer for the narrative content programme (IFFR Pro x VR Days) that connects the two festivals .
A graduate of Middlesex University London where she specialised in directing VR content, Emma worked with VR filmmaker Mathieu Pradat on The Roaming (VRHAM! / Venice 75) before joining DVgroup in 2018. As a producer of original content, Emma works directly with DV’s most ambitious narrative XR pieces, with the aim of developing the emerging medium of Immersive XR Theatre into a sustainable LBE format.
Asha will be talking at our first event of 2020, Women in XR.
After years of experience working in business development and consulting, Asha has become passionate about immersive technologies. She is a VR producer who is a natural networker in the XR community. Asha is an active member of several VR groups, including Women in Immersive Tech which helps to support women in the industry. She has run workshops with the VR Diversity Initiative in London to up-skill underrepresented groups in media and technology, and has spoken on panels internationally. Her focus at KTN is to expand the ImmerseUK community and grow the immersive tech ecosystem around the country.
Since joining Twinkl Educational Publishing last year – one of the biggest education e-commerce platforms in the world – Robin has steered its Digital team into becoming a world-class educational App and Platform development team, establishing a 40+ strong internal agency structure.
As the global property industry continues to value buildings only as tradable asset commodities to be bought and sold on the open bond markets, it continues to have scant regard for the end of line people who actually rent and use them. The wider benefit that could be delivered if buildings were actually provided to more purposefully deliver increased user delight and productivity outcomes is rarely entertained.
Laura Smith is CEO and head of interactive visualisations at Slanted Theory, an innovative data visualisation and analytics company that utilises Virtual, Augmented and Mixed reality to disrupt the way data is analysed.