Tandem Events Announces Advisory Board for Develop:VR
Representatives from nDreams, Focal Point, Mindwave Ventures, Make Real and Rewind:VR make up the board
Tandem Events has confirmed the creation of a new advisory board for its new VR conference and expo taking place in November.
The advisory board is made up of six VR professionals who will help the team at Tandem Events to curate a conference that is both compelling and informative. The panel is a mixture of developers from inside and outside the games industry and steer the conference programme that will include sessions on the VR and AR opportunities outside of games.
The six advisory board members are:
Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO, nDreams
Sam Watts, Operations Lead, Make Real
Jonathan Newth, CEO, Focal Point
Solomon Rogers, Rewind:VR
Jamie Macdonald, Co-Founder, Mindwave Ventures
Keith Russell, VR Consultant
Steve Jelly, Joint MD, Hammerhead VR
“At Mindwave Ventures we see great potential in the use of VR for amplifying the impact of existing therapies in mental healthcare,” commented Jamie Macdonald, co-founder at Mindwave Ventures. “Develop:VR recognises that VR is not just about games and brings together the wider VR community from different industry sectors. If you’re doing VR you’ve got to be at Develop:VR.”
Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of nDreams added, “Develop:VR is a great opportunity for virtual reality developers to share their insights and expertise with the community, and it’s fantastic that Develop recognises the importance of VR as an emerging medium by giving it such prominence at the conference. I’m delighted to be speaking about developing for the next generation of mobile VR at this event, and we look forward to dissecting our two original games for Daydream, Google’s platform for high-performance mobile VR.”
Andy Lane, managing director, Tandem Events commented, “From our years of organising Develop:Brighton we know what makes for a great event so we’re really excited about Develop:VR. With our advisory board we’ve got a stellar line up to help us cultivate a conference programme that’ll help our delegates realise the potential of VR and AR both inside and outside the games industry.”
Develop:VR is brand new event focusing on new commercial opportunities that Virtual and Augmented Reality present to today’s game developers, together with highlighting the tools and techniques needed to produce chart-topping VR and AR content.
For more information, contact Tandem Events directly: firstname.lastname@example.org A website and ticket prices will be announced later this year. Media partners for the event include GI.Biz, VRFocus and VR Reporter.
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With over 30 years of experience in organising market-leading exhibitions, conferences and events across a number of industry sectors, the team behind Tandem Events know what makes a successful event.
By bringing business communities together, each of Tandem’s events offers unique, face-to-face commercial and networking opportunities. Tandem Event’s currently organise Develop:Brighton, Evolve:Brighton and Indie Dev:Brighton, plus Games:Funding Forum.
Our previous events include F2P Summit, Evolve in London, Develop in Liverpool, GamesDev Masterclasses, Games:Edu, Games Grads, Casual Games Forum, Games Marketing Forum.
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