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How Developers and ISVs are Accelerating VR Adoption in the Enterprise
- Session Type Developer Sessions
- Suitable for Enterprise developers
In this session we will discuss the trends we are seeing in the rapid transformation and evolution of the developer ecosystem which is accelerating adoption of VR in enterprise. We will share our learnings from the Oculus ISV Program and invite a panel of 3 of our ISV partners to share their experiences and provide their perspective based on their use cases and business models.
About the speakers
Moderator of this session
Claudia Backus leads enterprise and productivity partnerships for Facebook Reality Labs. Her team’s charter is to enable developers and ISVs to create solutions designed to accelerate the adoption of FRL technologies in the enterprise. Claudia has dedicated her career to building innovative developer and product experiences for leaders in the tech industry. At Microsoft, she led the team responsible for go to market execution to grow Microsoft cloud, data & AI partner ecosystem. Previously, Claudia has held senior partnership, product marketing and product management positions in leading tech companies including Barnes & Noble NOOK, Amazon, Motorola, Palm, TiVo, and eBay.
Co-founder and CEO of Osso VR, Dr. Justin Barad, is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon with a Bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley, and an MD from UCLA, where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at UCLA and his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital. Justin is currently practicing at UC Davis Medical Center. Justin, who has been a lifelong coder and has a game credit with Activision originally wanted to be a game developer. When a personal family health incident introduced him to the world of healthcare, he decided to find a way to combine his passions and use his technology background to solve medical problems. During his residency, he identified what could be one of the most pressing medical challenges of this century: how we are training our surgeons. With a strong interest in gaming and a first-hand understanding of the challenges facing residents and experienced doctors, he co-founded Osso VR with a mission to improve patient safety and democratize access to modern surgical techniques.
Kyle Jackson is the co-founder and CEO of Talespin, a company focused on using extended reality as a platform to enable workforce skills mobility. A prolific entrepreneur and prominent public speaker, Kyle has founded and led five successful companies spanning enterprise software, media technology, and IT infrastructure, including two successful company exits. Kyle has spent 16 years working on new platforms for extended reality, real-time rendering, virtual production and advanced post-production workflows. In addition to working on 350+ feature films and hundreds of hours of television programming, Kyle has held CEO, CIO, President, and Senior Product Manager roles throughout his career.
Jacob was previously Spatial’s investor at Samsung NEXT NY, where he led AR/VR investment and business development. He received his MBA from MIT, where he co-founded VR/AR@MIT, which is dedicated to fostering VR/AR/MR innovation. Additionally, he was a founding Co-Organizer of the VR/AR hackathon at the MIT Media Lab, the biggest in the world. Prior to MIT, he worked in business development and strategy at BuzzFeed and on a senior leader’s Chief of Staff team at Bridgewater Associates. He received his BA, Cum Laude, from Princeton University, where he studied the intersection of Media Theory and Public Policy. Jacob is based in New York and has previously presented on VR and AR at Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, Microsoft Build, and AWE, as well as at Harvard and the MIT Media Lab. When not talking at you about VR and AR, Jacob likes to sing Macy Gray, drink seltzer, and worship his cat.