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Mena Nadaraja

MediaMonks

Mena Nadaraja is a Global Program Monk at MediaMonks, a global creative production company that specializes in working with brands and advertising agencies to craft amazing digital content for global brands.

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Nils Adriaans

Nils Adriaans was editor-in-chief of Creatie magazine and is now ambassador of the creative industry in more than one way: as a writer, as a connector and as a consultant.

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David Robustelli

Capitola

David Robustelli is Founding Partner and Head of Digital at CapitolaVR. With a focus on creating highly immersive VR experiences, his latest VR projects contain brands like Doritos, The Voice Of Holland and DanceDanceDance.

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Paha Schulz

Playsnak

Paha is founder & CEO of Playsnak, a next-generation game company focusing on mobile & VR games based out of Berlin, Germany.

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Swetlana Zimmermann

SAP

Swetlana Zimmermann has been part of the Innovation team and is working on projects that showcase how new emerging technologies such as VR and AR can be integrated with enterprise business applications.

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Andrew Curtis

Force Field VR

Andrew Curtis specializes in creative direction, user experience design, creative process and new IP creation. His key skills are built from practical experience at high profile games studios including: Creative Assembly, Computer Artworks, Electronic Arts, Guerrilla Games and Supermassive Games.

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Diederik Veelo

Ambassadors

Diederik Veelo is the Head of Innovation and Founder of Ambassadors Lab & Ambassadors VR. Diederik’s talent for creative technology is derived from years of experience working in the commercial and feature film industry, initially at Valkieser Capital Images as Visual Effects Editor on such projects as Deuce Bigalow and the acclaimed documentary Kees de Jongen.

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Beyond Care

Beyond Care

Impact through technology Technology can be a catalyst for change. But the question on how we can put VR to good use and really make  […]

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Philippe Bekaert

AZilPix

Philippe Bekaert is professor of computer science at the University of Hasselt and staff member of the Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM) in Diepenbeek, […]

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Mikkel Lodahl

Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences

Mikkel Lodahl is the Director of the Institute for Danish Game Development at Dania Academy of Applied Science. He’s responsible for setting up and running applied research projects, especially in conjunction with Dania Academy’s new VRFirst Lab established with Crytek.

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Cees Dingler

CapitolaVR

Cees Dingler is Founding Partner and Creative Director at CapitolaVR. After leading positions at different international advertising agencies he decided to combine technology and advertising. Cees Dingler will talk about how brands can use Virtual Reality for marketing and advertising purposes.

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Joris Weijdom

HKU University of the Arts

Joris Weijdom is a researcher and designer of theatrical experiences using mixed reality technology. He is the founder of the Media and Performance Laboratory (MAPLAB) which enabled from 2012 untill 2015 practise led artistic research on the intersection of performance, media and technology. He works as a researcher at the Research Centre Performative Processes and teaches at several BA and MA courses at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.

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Robert Overweg

Robert Overweg explores and melts virtual and physical worlds together. He develops, researches and predicts the possibilities of Virtual Reality. Robert gives lectures at different universities and […]

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Daan Kip

VRBASE

Recently Daan Kip founded VRBASE in Amsterdam with the goal of uniting the several physical hotspots in Europe and to create a true VR/AR ecosystem. VRBASE is an incubator/co-working space, accelerator program/fund and experimental content studio.

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Edwin van Gessel

Force Field VR

Since starting his game graphics career in 2000 Edwin has worked with a multitude of game platforms and –engines, for numerous clients and publishers, on both existing and original IPs.

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Thierry Pul

Purple Pill

Thierry never imagined that his radically diverse set of hobby’s would eventually be applicable to Virtual Reality. His technical background in Engineering at the TU Delft allowed him to design and build a 360 3d camera, while his photography, music, and video editing skills proved to be highly valuable in later stages of founding and the growth of Purple Pill.

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Barbara Lippe

entreZ

Barbara Lippe is currently Founder and Creative Director of entreZ, a VR company developing the next-gen formats of entertainment. She has always been a visionary tempted to conquer the unknown: developing virtual worlds, virtual idols and social games.

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Marco van Herpen

Force Field VR

Marco van Herpen started ISAAC VR, now a part of the Amsterdam VR studio: Force Field VR. He heads the Business Solutions division, responsible for Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions in a Business Setting.

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World of VR

World of VR

World of VR creates stories based on experience, produces them and provides solutions for experiencing them. They are driving you to many worlds at events […]

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Albert ‘Skip’ Rizzo

University of Southern California

Psychologist Skip Rizzo conducts research on the design, development and evaluation of virtual reality (VR) systems targeting the areas of clinical assessment, treatment rehabilitation and resilience. This work spans the domains of psychological, cognitive and motor functioning in both healthy and clinical populations.

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Hylke Sprangers

Talpa

Hylke Sprangers CTO at Talpa Media and responsible for driving Talpa's technology vision, strategy and digital product delivery.

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Ela Darling

CAM4VR

Ela Darling is the world’s first VR cam girl and a pioneer of VR in the adult industry. As the co-founder and face of VRTube, Ela joined forces with Cam4 to bring VR live cams to a global scale – empowering performers to monetize across a new medium.

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Steye Hallema

JauntVR

Steye Hallema is a director, composer and inventor, known for his skill to tell original stories with the newest technology. He worked as a creative […]

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Phil Tippett

Tippett Studio

From Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, to Jurassic Park and many other films over his 40+ year career, Phil Tippet's ability to combine practical effects with developing technologies has made him a master visual effects craftsman.

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Kajsa Ollongren

City of Amsterdam

Kajsa Ollongren is the deputy mayor of Amsterdam and has more than 20 years of experience in Dutch politics, including working for a number of different ministries in The Hague.

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Zillah Watson

BBC

Zillah Watson, a former current affairs producer, leads future content and storytelling projects for BBC Research & Development.

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Dominic Eskofier

NVIDIA

Dominic Eskofier works across NVIDIA’s business units to identify and grow VR partnerships and opportunities and drive the use of NVIDIA technology throughout the VR ecosystem.

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Edward Miller

Edwardrichardmiller.com

Edward Miller is an interactive imagery specialist with six years experience producing 360-degree and immersive video content. Edward has produced interactive content for the likes of the BBC, UEFA, ESNP, Vogue, NHS, Daily Mail and The Royal Ballet.

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Sjoerd Demaret

Talpa

Sjoerd Demaret is VP Connected Content at Talpa Media. The almost ongoing transformation of the media landscape is forcing the business almost constantly to rethink the viewers […]

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Dominic Collins

JauntVR

Dominic Collins is General Manager Europe, Middle East, & Africa at Jaunt, the world’s leading VR media and production company. Based in London, Dominic is responsible for working with global content and production partners, brands and agencies to create groundbreaking, immersive storytelling and cinematic 3D VR experiences.

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Jeroen Doucet

ComingNextTV

Jeroen Doucet is MD and founder of ComingNextTV, the strategy and concept unit of Ex Machina Group. ComingNextTV specialises in developing multiscreen strategies and concepts, including second screen, social TV, transmedia and VoD

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Hadrien Lanvin

Innerspace VR

Hadrien is the CEO of Innerspace VR, which has been at the forefront of VR entertainment since 2014, with some of the first games and narrative pieces available on the Gear VR/Oculus platform.

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Vincent de Koning

Big Orange

Vincent is co-founder and creative director of Big Orange Audio Experiences. Big Orange is a full service audio studio based in Amsterdam and Utrecht specialized […]

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Monique van Dusseldorp

Van Dusseldorp

Monique van Dusseldorp is a curator of media and tech events, who over the last 15 years initiated and organised a series of internationally renowned seminars and conferences, all with a top line of speakers.

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Samuel Westberg

LiveLike

Samuel is one of the original members of LiveLike and Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Coming from a sports background, Samuel worked at Paris' second biggest club, Paris FC, and at sports data startup YouFoot before joining LiveLike. A major football fan who's still active as both coach and player, working with the sports business is more of a passion than a job for him.

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Martin Tirion

Microsoft

Martin Tirion is User Experience Evangelist at Microsoft. In that role he talks about the Microsoft platform and the Microsoft tools that can be used for building applications.

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Chris McKeeman

Frameless TV

Chris has extensive experience as an Executive Producer for film and visual effects. He has worked for some award winning VR & immersive projects for Rushes, Inition, Realise Studios and Tupac Martir, working with brands such as Cancer Research UK, Samsung, Real Madrid & Gucci.

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Job de Wit

Job de Wit is the producer and host of Fullscreen, a regular music video night at the Balie Cinema in Amsterdam, with special festival editions […]

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Jamille van Wijngaarden

Jamille van Wijngaarden

Jamille van Wijngaarden is a freelance film and commercial director based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She studied at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam and graduated in July 2014: Bachelor of Film as a directing student.

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Arnout van Raaij

BAM

Arnout van Raaij started at BAM Infra in 2011 and has been involved in several business development activities varying from new data acquisition tools (eg. smart sensors, drones) to new visualization tools (eg. virtual reality).

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André Lorenceau

LiveLike

André is the founder and CEO of LiveLike and established the company in 2015 to meet the challenge of bringing sports entertainment out of the 2D screen and into a more immersive VR world.

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Tim Merel

Digi-Capital

Tim Merel, founder/CEO of Eyetouch Reality and Digi-Capital, will do a deep dive across the industry, including AR/VR revenue forecasts, sectors, business models, investment, core tech, pricing and users.

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Kish Hirani

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Kish Hirani marks twenty years in the games industry this year. He is a freelance consultant in the games industry as well as the chair of UK advocacy group BAME in Games, promoting ethnic minority diversity in the video games industry.

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Jip Samhoud

Samhoud Media

Jip is the founder and CEO of &samhoud media and The VR Cinema. His digital agency is based in Amsterdam and creates leading VR and AR experiences for business as well as the consumer market.

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Zbigniew Wolny

VR Explorers

Zbigniew has years of experience in creating sound design for visuals, with commissions from Hermitage Amsterdam, Panorama Mesdag and Samsung among others.

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Przemek Siemion

VR Explorers

Przemek is an Amsterdam-based VR filmmaker. He studied on Leiden University and The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He is a visual multidisciplinary with a drive to create credible and touching stories with innovative ideas.

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Daniel Doornink

VRBASE

Daniel started his career at a large Dutch corporate (ING) where he gained lots of hands-on experience with Scrum, Agile and Lean Startup techniques. Recently he founded VRBASE in Amsterdam with the goal of uniting the several physical hotspots in Europe and to create a true VR/AR ecosystem. VRBASE is an incubator/co-working space, accelerator program/fund and experimental content studio.

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Loïc Bailliard

GoPro

Loïc Bailliard was an automotive journalist and photographer for 8 years before he found himself aboard an 18th century frigate as the official "mediaman", shooting videos daily and telling the story of this extraordinary ship.

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Chris Byrne

MediaMonks

Chris Byrne is a Partnership Monk at MediaMonks, a global creative production company that specializes in working with advertising agencies to craft amazing digital work for global brands.

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Wendy Bernfeld

Rights Stuff

Wendy Bernfeld (@wbernfeld), founder/M.D. Rights Stuff, is a passionate filmbuff specialized in content acquisition/distribution, international strategy and deals, for traditional (film, TV), digital media (Internet/IPTV, VOD, mobile, OTT/devices) , and web/cross-platform/VR.

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Jesse Mom

BAM

Part of Jesse's daily work is to explore the possibilities of virtual reality and the practical usability of this technology in constructions projects.

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Ashraf Hamed

SAP

Ashraf Hamed is head of Platform and Innovation for Solution Experience at SAP. Ashraf manages cross-functional, start-up-like teams to concept and develop new ways to […]

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Tienko Raster

Leapfunder

Founder of leading online Angel investment platform. Trained strategy consultant and financial professional. Focus on growth strategy and early-stage finance. Social entrepreneur.

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Taco Ketelaar

Taco is Co-Founder of DFFNRT Media together with entrepreneurs Winston Gerschtanowitz who was for many years the right hand of John de Mol (Talpal) as Chief Commercial Officer and serial entrepreneur Bas Verhart.

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Marijke Sjollema

The Dolphin Swim Club

Sjollema is an established artist whose work is represented by several galleries and museums throughout Europe. She divides her time between her studios in the North of the Netherlands, below sea level, and Sweden, at the seaside. Ever since she first encountered, by chance, a wild bottlenose dolphin in 1993, she has been traveling to meet and sometimes swim with free dolphins and whales all over the world. In 2015 she founded the Dolphin Swim Club.

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Tim Moelard

The Virtual Dutch Men

Tim Moelard is VR developer at The Virtual Dutch Men. He graduated specializing in Edutainment at the Academy of Creative Technology. His creativity is inspiring; he is an indispensable team player with great knowledge on the technical aspect of developing virtual reality content.

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Dana-Maria Faneker

CaptainVR

Dana-Maria Faneker is the first coach in the Netherlands who is working with Virtual Reality. She has won the Samsung VR Challange for the best VR idea in the Netherlands.

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Theis Madsen

CopenReality

Dr. Theis Madsen is a genenral practioner (GP), organizer of "Copenhagen VR AR 360" meetup group and founder of "NordicReality" community about VR AR 360 video.

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Ryo Asai

Colopl

Ryo Asai mainly worked for a value biased fund based in Singapore before joined Colopl Next, Inc./Colopl VR Fund and now is engaging in backing growth of VR industry all over the world.

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Willy de Jong

Océ

Willy de Jong works as a Learning Professional and Learning Innovation consultant at the International Training Center of Océ Technologies in Venlo.

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Benno Brada

The Dolphin Swim Club

Benno Brada is COO / producer of The Dolphin Swim Club, he has provided to the project all his skills and energy to realize a high quality Virtual Reality experience. Started as an art project, it turned out to be a new medicine for so many people. And as a great alternative for therapies involving cetaceans in captivity The coming years, research will be be executed to find out more about the healing aspects of this Virtual Reality experience.

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Dimitrios Ikonomou

Polar Effect

Dimitrios Ikonomou is the Co-Initiator of the Green Line Project. The goal of the Green Line Project is to produce a VR film of the UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus in order to raise international awareness for the Cyprus Issue at this critical stage in Cypriot history.

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Anton Dy Buncio

ViaTechnik

Anton Dy Buncio serves as the COO at VIATechnik, a virtual design and construction company that serves the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.

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Jaap van den Bosch

Vroom Training

Jaap van den Bosch (owner of VROOMtraining) has been using Virtual Reality for over 10 years now. During these years, he has seen hardware and software evolve, which makes it more accessible for more businesses to use in their everyday practice.

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