Agenda

time
Activity
8.00am Expo Opens
9am Welcome: Alex Gibson followed by Official Opening : Minister Pat Breen
9.15am Dave Lorenzini, youAR (formerly Google Earth) 

Building a New Reality – How the AR Cloud Changes Everything

9.45am Paul Sweeney, DAQRI
10.15am Philipp Nagele, Wikitude
10.40am Nikki Lannen, WarDucks
11.00am Coffee Break
11.20am Jian Gu, Alibaba 

Introduction to Chinese AR Market & AliGenie AR Platform

11.50am Jan Pfluger, Audi
12.15pm Andrew Jenkinson, vStream
12.35pm Chandra Devam, Aris MD
12.55pm Lunch
2.10pm Miguel Sanchez, Mass Ideation
2.30pm Stephen Howell, Microsoft
2.50pm Liam Ferris, Kainos
3.10pm Andy O’Sullivan, Liberty IT
3.30pm Coffee Break
3.50pm Gary Smith, Welsh Water
4.05pm Ann McNamara, Texas AM University
4.20pm Fiona Kilkelly, Immerse UK
4.30pm Concluding Panel Discussion – Andrew Jenkinson, vStream, Nikki Lannen, War Ducks, Dave Lorenzini, youAR, Jan Pfluger, Audi, Philipp Nagele, WikiTude
5.00pm Conference Closes
5.30pm Post conference networking drinks reception in The Bridge 
Please note: provisional agenda – timings and speakers are subject to change  
Time
Activity
1.50pm Gearoid Mooney, Enterprise Ireland
2.10pm Immersive Labs NI – Nigel Mc Alpine

2.30pm

Investing in AR and VR: 

Panel Discussion:

Helen Mc Breen – Atlantic Bridge

Barry Downes – Suir Valley Ventures

Dermot Casey – NDRC

3.05pm AREA Sponsored Panel: It’s not hype – examples of enterprise AR solutions uses cases and benefits: Chaired by Mark Sage ( AREA) with  Amina Naqvi, Manufacturing Technology Centre ( UK ),  plus Gary Smith,  Welsh Water
3.30pm Coffee Break
3.50pm Gareth Cosgrove, Grant Thornton
4.05pm Panel on Augmented and Virtual Reality in Training: Jordi Boza, Vuzix, Niall Campion, VRAI, David Trainor, Sentireal: Moderator, Alex Gibson
4.30pm Session concludes on this stage

Startup Pitch Competition ( Hall 3 Expo Hall)

We are very proud to announce that this year’s ARVR Innovate will include a special ‘Startup Zone’. This is a new feature for our conference and will involve an entire section of our Exhibition Area devoted to startup businesses.

A wide range of different startup businesses from across the AR and VR will have stand spaces in this section, where they will be able to showcase their work and hopefully to connect with new audiences and potentially make further connections that will aide their business.

The startups in this area will come from far and wide. We are expecting to see businesses from the USA, Russia, Europe, UK and of course Ireland featured in this year’s ‘Startup Zone’.

In addition, the ‘Startup Zone’ will also include another special feature. Uo to 10 of the startup businesses will also be invited to make short presentations about their business on the ‘stARtup Stage’. These presentations will allow the businesses to talk about the products they offer, who they are aimed at, how they are delivered, the technology that is used and to provide some background about the people behind them. The presentations will be delivered during the various intervals in the main conference activity – helping to bring greater focuses to these startups.

All of the presentations will also be assessed by special ARVR Innovate judges Barry Downes ,Suir Valley Ventures, Dermot Casey, NDRC and Dr James Crawford, SAP, who will award the ARVR Innovate Startup Award 2018 at the end of the overall conference.