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How can businesses harness the power of VR and AR?

Thursday 8th June 2017 at Mills and Reeve, 9th Floor, 1 New York Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 4AD

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This breakfast event will hear from entrepreneurs and industry experts to find out how evolving technologies VR and AR can benefit business.

The event runs from 7.30am registration, 8am - 9.30am meeting, further networking till 10am. Join the discussion on Twitter at #bcloudvr.

Virtual reality has been 30 years in the making but advances in computing power mean its time has finally come.

With a million customers, the PlayStation VR is now outselling the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive while Samsung’s Gear and Google’s Cardboard have taken the technology mobile.

Augmented reality is also growing via mobile devices and wearables: Pokemon GO was the third most downloaded iOS app in 2016.

These technologies are making great strides in areas as diverse as entertainment, tourism, sports and business as content creators deliver experiences which meet a variety of needs.

How can businesses harness the power of VR and AR to drive growth? Is the new technology affordable for companies and can they afford not to have it? How are overseas companies using the tech?

These questions and more will be discussed as BusinessCloud brings together an array of entrepreneurs and industry experts to find out where VR and AR are headed.


Mylo Kaye, co-founder and CEO, Dreamr

Sean Murphy, owner, Evidential

Alex Kunawicz, VP strategy, Laduma

Garry Haywood, co-founder and managing director, Kinicho

Dr Timothy Jung, director, MMU AR VR Hub

Annie O’Toole, head of operations, Draw & Code and SwapBots

Dom Raban, managing director, Corporation Pop

Ben Haworth, creative director, Flipbook Studio

Peter Woodbridge, senior lecturer filmmaking, MMU

Dr. Maria Stukoff, director of Maker Space, Salford Uni 

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