The first DIGILITY international conference and expo for augmented and virtual reality will take place in Cologne, Germany September 22-23, tackling topics relating to AR/VR, wearable computing, hardware and software, 360-degree imaging and artificial intelligence. The event will take place alongside photokina, which is expecting some 180,000 visitors.
DIGILITY 2016 will focus on established best practices for brands and business, as well as developing opportunities in AR and VR. International brands such as Audi, Volkswagen, DHL and Media Saturn; European start-ups including RE’FLEKT, Gamewheel and Vectorform; and research institutes like the Fraunhofer Institute and the University of Hamburg will present innovations ranging from Hyperloop AR windows to walk-in Star Trek holodecks.
Well-known blogger and tech-evangelist Robert Scoble (Upload VR) will discuss the trends and business models expected over the next 10 years. Alysha Naples – who until recently was the Senior Director of User Experience and Interaction at Magic Leap – will be at DIGILITY to point out the challenges that developers face from the new user interfaces for mixed realities. The Berliner Philharmonic will present a completely new sound and experience world in 360° videos. The two Munich companies RE’FLEKT and Innoactive will hold workshops to demonstrate how they are developing applications for Microsoft’s latest coup, the HoloLens smartglasses.
“New technological innovations require new business models”, says Jan-Raphael Spitzhorn, Head of DIGILITY. “The diversity of our speakers and exhibitors is intended to enable closer interlinking of the relevant branches and create a space for investment and new business opportunities.”
Visit www.digility.de for more info.