20nov5:30 pm9:00 pmCareers in Virtual Reality (VR) by Girls in Tech SwitzerlandVirtual Reality is going to change our every day lives: it will make remote work social (yay!) and make marketing immersive (nay?).
Virtual Reality is going to change our every day lives: it will make remote work social (yay!) and make marketing immersive (nay?). It will improve surgery and
Virtual Reality is going to change our every day lives: it will make remote work social (yay!) and make marketing immersive (nay?). It will improve surgery and let us have cocktails on Mexico beach while sitting on our coach on a Tuesday night?
When it comes to VR, there are as many opportunities as there are perils. So, what are the career opportunities? What the moral questions of such immersive technology? What effect will the VR have on our daily lives?
We invited five amazing women from different areas to the panel to help us understand their own path into VR/AR and how you can join them in this exciting field.
17.30 – Welcome drinks
18.00 – VR Experience (Ozwe Games)
18.20- Expert facilitated Q&A panel
19.50 – Q&A with the experts
The event will be followed by a Networking Apero where you will get the chance to talk to panel participants and speakers in more details
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Petra Ehmann – Business Development Lead Augmented Reality at Google
Petra follows three big passions: augmented reality, diversity and kitesurfing. She currently heads up business development for augmented reality at Google – a company where she has been working at since over five years. She brings with a mixture of technical and business expertise: she is a mechanical engineer from ETH Zurich and a graduate in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Her experience being a women in tech drives her to contribute towards bringing the second half of the talent pool into the workforce. Therefore, she serves as a board member at we shape tech and as an advisory board member at lish.ch. Petra is a truly global citizen: she has a German passport but grew up in Bolivia, lived and worked in Brazil, Mexico, China, Germany, the US and Switzerland and in her freetime, loves to go kitesurfing, preferably somewhere in the southern hemisphere.
Bara Caldova – Strategy & ProductLab Founder Namoko
Bara was born and raised in Prague and after having lived in a variety of countries, completed her masters in International Marketing in London. She has previously worked in Pharmaceutics but moved to Zurich to join an early stage startup Nomoko, back in 2015. Nomoko builds technology that allows 3D modelling at centimeter accuracy of large areas, with the goal of modelling entire cities and providing a platform to build solutions on top of this new kind of data. As such, VR and AR are fully in the middle of her work at Nomoko, where she is the head of the ProductLab – where new usecases for the company’s technology are imagined and market-tested. She is passionate about psychology and leadership science.
Alma Losada – Head of Marketing & Communication at Ozwe Games
Alma holds two master degrees in Business & Marketing and Communications & Public Relations, she has worked in marketing and communications for over six years, ultimately gaining experience in virtual reality, digital marketing, public relations, events, branding, business analysis and process optimisation, project management and diversity & inclusion best practices. She is currently combining her career as Head of Marketing & Communications at OZWE Games with her role as a first-time entrepreneur, launching her start-up Aequaland and she is a Member of the Committee of Business Professional Women Club Lausanne as well as responsible for the marketing of the club.
Laetitia Bochud – Head of Marketing & Communication at VR Switzerland
Before joining the tech scene as an XR evangelist, Laetitia has spent the 10 past years in the marketing & communication field, after a start as a freelance journalist. A curious mind, she joined Virtual Switzerland, the National Thematic Network on immersive technologies and virtual environments simulation supported by Innosuisse, the Swiss innovation agency, at its very beginning. Since then, she has been developing the association’s network and striving to foster interest and synergies in the Augmented & Virtual Realities’ realm. An enthusiast, proficient in project management, she is set to help Switzerland become a 4.0 essential on the techy world map.
Emilie Joly (apelab/Spatial Stories, CEO)
Founder and CEO of apelab, Emilie Joly has explore how the combination of Spatially Aware technologies and interaction design principles work together to build the User Experiences of the future. She leads SpatialStories, a blockchain platform allowing enterprise and institutions to find XR talent around the world. SpatialStories also provides best in class tools allowing creators to build interactive entertainment, training and educational XR content.
Salar Shahna – Director / Producer / XR Expert (Moderator)
He shifted from cinema to Virtual Reality late 2014, embracing the medium through content production (apelab. Dirty Bacon), building internatioanl events and community (World VR Forum, VR Villa Shanghai…), education and training (WSIS, Rwanda, Institut Le Rosey). Salar Shahna has a strong relation with China and has been advocating since 2016 for deeper collaboration between Europe and the Middle Kingdom. His expertise in the uses and the market of VR leads him to participate regularly as an expert in major events throughout globe (NabShowShanghai, Sundance Film Festival, Cannes, Venice Mostra, Slush …).
Girls in Tech Switzerland
08nov6:30 pm8:30 pmDemystifying 360° FilmsThe «Visual Narrative» research group explores narrative, staging and interpretation in linear and non-linear media (e.g. ultra short films, interactive smartphone apps).
What are the quality parameters to create a nice 360° film? What are the main elements of impactful storytelling? Come
What are the quality parameters to create a nice 360° film?
What are the main elements of impactful storytelling?
Come find out during an interactive evening with top scholars and teachers from the Lucerne School of Art & Design!
Its «Visual Narrative» research group explores narrative, staging and interpretation in linear and non-linear media (e.g. ultra short films, interactive smartphone apps, 360° film), investigates the use and reception of these media, and designs new communication strategies and formats in visual media.
6:30pm : presentation
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hochschule Luzern – Kunst & Design
Virtual and Augmented Reality are becoming increasingly more relevant in industry, architecture and engineering. They are offering new possibilities from the planning stage to the presentation of new
Virtual and Augmented Reality are becoming increasingly more relevant in industry, architecture and engineering. They are offering new possibilities from the planning stage to the presentation of new projects and to maintenance and repair work. The amount of companies that have discovered this potential of an extended realities for their projects is steadily growing in Switzerland. The aim of this evening is to give several Swiss companies working on the crossroads of XR and Industry the possibility to present their work.
18:30 Doors Open
18:45 Welcome from Impact Hub and Virtual Switzerland
20:15 Apèro & Experiences
Impact Hub Bern X Virtual Switzerland
Get a beer and play great games Join the Swiss for
Get a beer and play great games
Join the Swiss for casual “beer and games”.
Virtual Switzerland, Pro Helvetia, Pandally and Somniacs invite you to discover the latest games and technologies developed by Swiss independent studios and start-ups.
Studios and projects presented at VR Days Amsterdam:
Jurassic Flight is the newest Birdly experience. It invites you to embody a pterosaur, Kepodactylus, allowing you to fly amongst dinosaurs roaming the Earth during the Jurassic time period.
People of all ages have been fascinated by the Dinosaur Era. Yet, to date, there is no real virtual reality experience that enables you to move freely in a virtual world that resembles the Late-Jurassic period. We worked closely with paleontologists, scientific researchers and museum directors to create a Jurassic world that allows you to explore the flora, fauna and above all the dinosaurs existing 150 million years ago.
Anshar Online is an online multiplayer space shooter. Team up with players and fight intense coop battles in over 50 missions, contracts and assaults, against ever more challenging opponents. Compete against other players in an exhilarating race to determine who among you is the fastest, and battle in an 8-player death match to determine who is the top ace. Each successful mission will increase your level and skill, preparing you for the next fight. Starting out as a fighter, you will customize your ship to your liking by mounting equipment obtained through in-game loot drops, as well as by selecting upgrades in exchange for obtained resources.
Also meet the makers behind:
Brought to you by:
The Swiss arts council promotes the Swiss game cluster inland and abroad. Our core mission is to help Swiss developers and start-ups gain visibility, build relationships with the international game industry and access global markets.
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231
VR Days, Pro Helvetia, Virtual Switzerland, Pandally, Somniacs
XR stands for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. These Technologies are currently finding more and more areas of application. On this evening we
XR stands for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. These Technologies are currently finding more and more areas of application.
On this evening we will focus on “XR meets Urban Life”. Which opportunities and challenges does XR bring with it? What is the current state of the industry in Switzerland and what will happen next?
We are excited to welcome industry experts sharing their views and stories about how XR is shaping our lifes in the city. After the keynotes, we are looking forward to another lively exchange with all of you at the Apero.
18:45 Meet & Greet
Drives audio as the next frontier to boost the immersiveness of your XR experiences.
TOTEMI brings a new form of discovery and commitment for users and visitors of your cities, heritage, museums, businesses or events.
Contextual digital design around shopping and public space urbanism (pleasure gardens, etc.)
Followed by the Apéro & Demo Zone
This Event is jointly organized by Virtual Switzerland and Impact Hub Switzerland
Gathering around what's brewing at the Game Technology Center at ETH Zurich. Interested in discovering their magic? Come meet & learn & try some demo: 17h30: welcome 18h00-18h45: prez
Gathering around what’s brewing at the Game Technology Center at ETH Zurich.
Interested in discovering their magic?
Come meet & learn & try some demo:
18h00-18h45: prez => shortly before the event you will receive a QR code, please download the app, it will take this session to another interactive level
19h00-20h00: connected apero & demos
About the facilities
Presentation: Main ETH Building | Floor F | Room 33.5
Apero & demos: Main ETH Building | Foyer
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Game Technology Center @ETHZ
L'espace de co-working Voisins 105 accueille une soirée immersive organisée en
L’espace de co-working Voisins 105 accueille une soirée immersive organisée en collaboration avec Virtual Switzerland, le seul réseau national thématique dédié à la promotion des réalités augmentée, virtuelle et mixte.
Cet événement propose un mix de solutions immersives pour les professionnels (architecture, décoration d’intérieur, immobilier, ingénierie civile, culture, etc) avec expériences et démonstrations partagées par:
Scanways – spécialistes du scan 3D, BIM et de la RV
Imverse – développeur de solutions voxel pour les créateurs de RV, de la capture à l’expérience RV
Right Here Right Now – producteur de contenu immersif, institutionnel et artistique
Les intervenants s’expriment en français ou anglais.
17h15: les équipes des Voisins et de Virtual Switzerland se présentent
17h30 – 18h50: interventions de 1) Scanways 2) Imverse 3) Right Here Right Now
18h50: Questions et discussion ouverte
19h: Suite de la discussion lors d’un apéro et démonstrations
Participation LIBRE mais limitée à 60 places.
Apéro OFFERT jusqu’à 20h30, puis la soirée continue mais aux frais de chacun.e.s.
Nous nous réjouissons de votre présence!
(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
105A Route des Jeunes
Soirée sur le BIG DATA - un "BIG word" qui cache beaucoup de capacités innovantes et fascinantes! PROGRAMME 17h00 -
Soirée sur le BIG DATA – un “BIG word” qui cache beaucoup de capacités innovantes et fascinantes!
17h00 – 17h15: Accueil Université de Fribourg site de Pérolles PER B205 – Hall A 130
17h15 – 18h30 : Partage d’expériences
> Gundula Heinatz, Directrice du réseau national thématique Swiss Alliance for Data-intensive Services
> Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Professeur à l’Université de Fribourg et Directeur d’eXascale Infolab, Big Data Integration
> Alexis Roussel, Co-fondateur de Bity
> Niels Nijdam, Senior Researcher in Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality, and Behaviour Analysis
> Alireza Ghasemi, Data Scientist chez ELCA Informatique SA
> Nicolas Delétroz, Professeur HES et Chef de projet “Observatoire Valaisan du Tourisme” at HES.SO Valais
18h30 – 18h45: Q&A
18h45 – 20h00: Démos + Apéro connecté!
JUNE 14 & 15 2018 - ZURICH Join us for 2 days of immersive technologies
JUNE 14 & 15 2018 – ZURICH
Join us for 2 days of immersive technologies & insightful talks
+++ Get a quick glimpse +++
Gaming / Medtech
+ Networking Cocktail
Cultural Heritage / Architecture / Manufacturing / Entertainment / Gender Representation
2 Free Tickets per VS Member
50.- / Day
90.- / 2 Days
130.- / Full Package
40.- Cocktail Dinner
june 14 (Thursday) - 15 (Friday)
Microsoft Schweiz GmbH
Dans le cadre du World VR Forum 2018 et e
Dans le cadre du World VR Forum 2018 et en partenariat avec Alp ICT, Virtual Switzerland propose aux professionnels et acteurs du tourisme de découvrir les solutions innovantes développées par plusieurs sociétés dans la réalité virtuelle et augmentée, avec des cas concrets et des démonstrations pratiques.
Ce moment d’échange sera suivi par un apéro & réseautage + visite du forum et expériences immersives.
Nombre de places limité – réservation obligatoire sur invitation ou via firstname.lastname@example.org
(Friday) 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This is the event for all XR experts and enthuasists.
This is the event for all XR experts and enthuasists.
Join us to hear the cutting-edge presentations and industrial trends in the Conference, to experience the most unexpected VR contents in the Festival and to pitch your brilliant XR business ideas in the Market. Endless quality business meetings and networking opportunities.
june 7 (Thursday) - 10 (Sunday)
June 5th - 6th, 2018
June 5th – 6th, 2018
International Air Transport Association
The IATA AVARS 2018 Summit will be the first of its kind summit focusing on VR and AR in the aviation industry.
The summit will provide an opportunity for aviation industry stakeholders to connect with VR/AR manufacturers and developers to foster collaboration, share best practices and use case studies to encourage greater adoption of the technology in the industry.
At the AVARS, Virtual Switzerland organizes an INTERACTIVE SESSION on June 6, 3-5pm, dedicated to presenting and showcasing specific immersive solutions from and for the industry.
More details will follow & subscriptions specific to the workshop too.
All members registering to AVARS will get a 25% discount.
june 5 (Tuesday) - 6 (Wednesday)
Route de l'Aéroport 33
DISCOVER & TEST Anshar Online OZWE Games' latest space combat VR MMO.
DISCOVER & TEST Anshar Online
OZWE Games‘ latest space combat VR MMO.
Exciting co-op play over 50 missions along with racing and deathmatch.
MAJOR THRILL AHEAD!
18h00: meet & greet at OZWE Games’ Studio
18h15: presentation by OZWE Games’ CEO Stéphane Intissar
18h45: latest developments
19h00: testing & networking apero
20h00: end of event
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rue des Terreaux 20
Discover immersive storytelling, where creative communication meets immersive technologies. For companies wanting to take a leap forward, to develop innovative branding and 4.0
Discover immersive storytelling, where creative communication meets immersive technologies.
For companies wanting to take a leap forward, to develop innovative branding and 4.0 narratives.
Stories AG is an agency with an edge; it has won several prestigious media awards for its commercials. Its team will present its creations. Be ready!
17h00-18h00 : meet & greet
18h00-19h00 : presentation
19h00-20h00 : apero / Q&A
(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Combining education and gaming is rewarding. However the balance is delicate to obtain. It must be designed as a whole rather than a traditional education program
Combining education and gaming is rewarding. However the balance is delicate to obtain. It must be designed as a whole rather than a traditional education program with gaming elements.
We will discover during this event the educational power of digital media to increase the impact on users thanks to specalists in different fields such as education, robotic, videogame and mixed realities.
Details of the event to be released soon.
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ed Tech Collider - EPFL
1b Chemin de la Dent d'Oche, Ecublens, 1024 Vaud
with the Knowledge and Technology Transfer support of Innosuisse, period 2017-2020