The world of VR and AR is dynamic and ever-changing. To understand its promise, future directions, and developments, you need to keep up with the industry’s leadership and key voices. Here are some people whose pearls of wisdom you can’t afford to miss.
Sabarish, unbelievably, is just 14 years old, but is an established AR and VR developer who already built several applications in the field (Did he play with VR in his playpen?). He is the youngest AR developer in the world to be sponsored by Microsoft for Microsoft HoloLens. One of Sabarish’s ventures is an augmented reality navigation platform for airports, campuses, large conferences, and malls. Sabarish earned a scholarship for the Udacity VR Developer Nanodegree program.
Some of the top people in VR are not the creators of the technology, but those who write about it. Alice has been a leading journalist in VR for over 15 years. She writes about how VR will evolve, integrate with other technologies, and revolutionize fields like education. She is Editor in Chief of Tech Trends, an important technology website and blog, and helps companies mold their media strategy and tell their story effectively.
Cathy is one of the prominent women in VR, and an established VR Evangelist for HTC Vive, a virtual reality headset developed by HTC and Valve Corporation. She’s an expert in evolving technologies, and shares thoughtful ideas about immersive technology. She founded Latinos in VR/AR, and was chosen to be a 2017 Oculus Launch Pad Fellow, a program supporting high-potential immersive content creators.
Facebook’s VP of Virtual Reality is an authority in VR, holding a leadership position in one of the giant players in the field of VR, and writing about VR’s hottest trends. A Brazilian computer scientist, technology executive and entrepreneur, he served in a number of influential roles at Google, ranked #23 in Wired Magazine’s Wired 100, and ranked #92 in the Business Insider’s Silicon Valley 100.
Nonny is CEO and Founder of Emblematic Group, one of the world’s leading virtual reality experience agency. Nicknamed “Godmother of Virtual Reality” by The Guardian and Engadget, she is considered to have strong impact in using VR as a tool for expression and immersive journalism.