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Develop:VR Announces Brandwidth’s Dean Johnson as Keynote Speaker

Earlier this year Tandem Events – the organisers behind Develop:Brighton – announced a new virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) focused B2B conference and expo called Develop:VR. In an announcement today Develop:VR has revealed that Dean Johnson, Head of Innovation at Brandwidth will deliver the opening keynote of the new conference and expo taking place in London, UK.

Brandwidth is a creative brand engagement agency using VR with some of the world’s biggest companies. Johnson is a highly experienced design leader, writer, presenter and BBC tech pundit. He’s a Fellow and former VP of the Chartered Society of Designers a Mentor for the British Fashion Council and co-hosts #StereocastVR.

Dean Johnson

“Virtual Reality offers designers and developers the greatest creative platform to date,” commented Dean Johnson. “That’s a big statement, but there is huge potential – the canvas is infinite with the only boundaries being time, budget and our imagination. Develop:VR brings the right people to the table and I’ll be speaking about market potential for content creation, product development and audience expectations.”

“Over the past 12 months, VR & AR has gone from a niche sector within the games industry to a technology that is aiding a number of industries,” commented Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events. “The aim of Develop:VR is to bring together VR developers, companies looking for developers and VR & AR suppliers; to inspire developers, through learning and networking opportunities, to create better titles in this sector and to showcase the prospects available in vertical markets.”

Currently the list of speakers confirmed for Develop:VR are:

Marco Gillies and Xueni Pan, Goldsmiths University London
Harry Brenton, Bespoke VR
Bertie Millis, Virtual Umbrella
Luke Thompson, Sigtrap
Tanya Laird, Digital Jam
Aki Jarvinen, Game Futures
Dr Charles Nduka, Emteq
Kumar Jacob, Mindwave Ventures
Peter Pashley, Ustwo Games
Solomon Rogers, REWIND
Keith Russell, Broadford Consulting

Developer:VR takes place on 24th November 2016 at The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, London. Passes for Develop:VR start at a Super Early Bird rate of £195 GBP plus VAT if booked by 21st September 2016, and VRFocus readers can also get a 10 percent discount by entering code: DEVR16VF.

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