2019 Agenda

RDS Concert Hall

9.00am Conference Opening Address
9.15am Keynote Address ‘Shaping the Future of Technology’ : Jay Latta, ARVR Futurist, CEO and Founder STINTStrategic Intelligence for New Technologies
9.45am Paul Sweeney, COO, DAQRIUsing AR to Power Productivity in Manufacturing
10.05am Jan Pfleuger, Coordination Augmented- & Virtual Reality Center of Competence Audi AG / Founder advisXR, Are we on track for Enterprise XR?
10.25am Michael Mc Glade, Yellow Design, Belfast, The Art of Problem Solving Using Immersive Technologies
10.45am Coffee Break sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland
11.15am Paul Hollywood, Founder vTime, Socialisation of XR
11.35am James Watson, Immerse, Consumer VR is dead, long live Enterprise VR!
11.55am Industry and Enterprise Panel Discussion: – Sponsored by AREA.


  • Chaired by: Dr Michael Rygol – Managing Director, Chrysalisforge, UK
  • Andreas Hartmann, ARVR Specialist, Medtronic, Ireland
  • Paul Sweeney, DAQRI, Ireland.
  • Cortney Harding, Friends With Holograms, US
12.40pm Paul Shanahan – Microsoft, Mixed Reality and HoloLens 2 –   what this means for business.
1.00pm Lunch and Expo Viewing
2.00pm Keynote Address: Dean Johnson ( Conference Host ) , Founder, activrightbrain, UK – “Immersing a Brand: New Dimensions, New Stories, New Audiences”
2.30pm Sandra Whelan, Immersive VR Education: VR Training, Not just a Fad
2.50pm Panel Discussion “ Making Compelling Consumer Immersive Experiences”


  • Panel Chair : Ron Immink, Orange Manta
  • Sarah Jones, Head of School of Media, Birmingham University
  • Dave Vincent, Chief Digital Officer, Tourism Northern Ireland
  • Stella Setyiadi, Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Studio
  • Peter Woodbridge, Creative Director, Immersive StoryLab, Liverpool.
  • Camille Donegan, Virtual Reality Ireland
3.30pm Coffee Break
4.20pm Niall O’Driscoll, Co-Founder, vStreamHow Creativity is Revolutionising Healthcare through VR
4.40pm Concluding Panel : Immersive Tech : The Future for Business and Consumers

Isabelle O’Keefe – Suir Valley Ventures

Nigel Mc Alpine – Digital Catapult

Andy O’Sullivan – Liberty Information Technology

Alex Gibson – TU Dublin & Founder ARVR INNOVATE

5.20pm Conference Close
5.20pm Exhibition Close
6.00pm Networking Drinks – Bridge Bar, Ballsbridge

Please note that the above agenda may be subject to change, due to unforeseen circumstances, and bookings for the event are made on this understanding.

Workshops - RDS Hall 6

12.00pm- 1.00pm From Old Fashioned to New Fashioned: Open Labs by TU Dublin Hothouse

Workshop on deploying Augmented Reality to develop compelling heritage experiences – including client case-study

Workshop Leaders: Dr. Brian Vaughan, School of Media, TU Dublin and David Gardiner, Open Labs by TU Dublin Hothouse