We’re delighted to invite you to the launch party for Immersive Tech NI!
Immersive Tech NI is designed to bring together the most creative minds in Northern Ireland as a community to explore and expand the possibilities created by immersive technologies, including virtual and augmented reality.
To celebrate the creation of this exciting new group, we’ll be hosting a launch party at Europe’s first Google Lab at PwC in Belfast and we’d love you to join us.
At the event, you’ll hear from dynamic keynote speakers who will be exploring the latest developments in immersive technology and the future of the industry in Northern Ireland and beyond.
Niall Lavery (Retail & Consumer Digital Lead, PwC)
Niall leads PwC's private sector digital consulting practice - with responsibility for some of the world's largest consumer facing digital transformations. He has a 20 year track record of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship across Europe and the US, and is a passionate evangelist and speaker on the philosophy and industrial application of new technology.
Niall will be joining us over Google Hangouts, talking about "What's really possibly right now" - a discussion of lessons learnt from implementing augmented reality in consumer products, and what will be required for it to really take off.
Dave Sharp (Founder, Binary Asylum)
Dave is a software industry veteran, with over 25 years of experience in software development. As well as being founder of Binary Asylum, Dave is currently group CTO at SGP Technoloy Group.
Dave will be talking about VR: Fantasy & Reality.
With exhibitor stands from many organisations currently working in this exciting space, you’ll also get the chance to try out some of the latest innovations in immersive technology, including exclusive interactive demos of the latest augmented and virtual reality headsets: the Microsoft HoloLens and the HTC Vive.
Drinks and canapes will be provided, and it promises to be a fantastic opportunity for those with an interest in this area to meet and get to know each other.
The event is free to attend, thanks to joint sponsorship from Kainos Ltd, PwC and Digital Catapult NI, and partnership with Belfast City Council and Northern Ireland Screen.
The Hive at PwC
8 Laganbank Road
Friday 4th November: 6pm – 10pm
6.00pm: Exhibition and interactive demonstrations of immersive technologies / optional immersive technology training workshop for developers attending the Immersive Technology Hackathon
8.00pm: Keynote speeches (Niall Lavery & Dave Sharpe)
7.30pm: Refreshments served
9.00pm: Exhibition continues
10.00pm: Official close
The event is open to anyone with an interest in immersive technologies, including developers, designers, other technologists and creatives, representatives from industry, academics, students and gaming enthusiasts.
If you’re a developer, a designer or other technologist or creative we would encourage you to take part in our free Immersive Technology Hackathon (which includes complimentary entry to the launch party) – click here to find out more.