DIGILITY 2016: International Conference for Augmented and Virtual Reality in Cologne
From 22–23 September 2016, the first DIGILITY 2016 offers a cross-branch platform on the topics of virtual and augmented reality, wearable computing, hardware and software, 360° imaging, and artificial intelligence. On both conference days, top, internationally renowned speakers – such as Robert Scoble (UploadVR) and Alysha Naples (formerly of Magic Leap) – will be presenting practical applications spanning the VR and AR areas, and will provide insights into fascinating technologies and innovations. DIGILITY is taking place along side the photokina which expects 180,000 visitors from around the world.
The first DGILITY conference and expo will focus on established best practices for brands and businesses as well as on opportunities in augmented and virtual reality developments. International brands such as Audi, Volkswagen, DHL and Media Saturn, aspiring European start-ups such as RE’FLEKT, Gamewheel and Vectorform, and research institutes such as the Fraunhofer Institute and the University of Hamburg will present innovations ranging from Hyperloop augmented reality windows through to walk-in Star Trek holodecks. In workshops developers present their applications for the Hololens, the Google Tango project as well as storytelling methods for new technologies.
The well-known blogger and tech-evangelist Robert Scoble (Upload VR) will discuss the trends and business models expected over the next 10 years. Alysha Naples – who until recently was the Senior Director of User Experience and Interaction at Magic Leap – will be at DIGILITY to point out the challenges that developers face from the new user interfaces for mixed realities. The Berliner Philharmonic will present a completely new sound and experience world in 360° videos. The two Munich companies RE’FLEKT and Innoactive will hold workshops to demonstrate how they are developing applications for Microsoft's latest coup – the HoloLens smartglasses.
The speakers and companies presented on the DIGILITY website reflect the broad range of topics being covered by the branch's European event in Cologne: technology, communication, marketing, industry, research and worlds of experience. “New technological innovations require new business models”, says Jan-Raphael Spitzhorn, Head of DIGILITY. “The diversity of our speakers and exhibitors is intended to enable closer interlinking of the relevant branches and create a space for investment and new business opportunities”.
The list of speakers, the topics and the program will be updated right up to the start of the event. Tickets and other details are now available from the DIGILITY website: http://www.digility-cologne.com.