Global VR and Immersive in VR & Immersive Tech Announced for VRX 2017 in San Francisco

Global VR and Immersive in VR & Immersive Tech Announced for VRX 2017 in San Francisco

World’s Premier Gathering of Senior-level VR Decision Makers returns to San Francisco this December

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON – July 12, 2017 – After two sellout years, VR Intelligence, the organizers of the VRX event series, have announced the first speakers for VRX 2017; this year to be held at the Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, on December 7-8.

With a specific focus on the business of VR & immersive tech, the two-day conference and expo is the original meeting place for the most senior-level business leaders from across the industry.

VRX is the only B2B event which covers the full spectrum of where VR is having the biggest impact; with insights and solutions from those leading the charge in gaming, film, broadcasting, automotive, engineering, architecture, healthcare, retail, tourism, hospitality, marketing and beyond.

The event will feature over 80 luminary speakers, with previous including senior-level heads from Google, Epic, Sony, Magic Leap, Oculus, CCP Games, ILMxLAB, IMAX, PepsiCo, IKEA, Lockheed Martin, Universal Music and many more. To launch this year, VR Intelligence has announced a handful of big hitters within the industry, with many more to come.

Initial announcements include:
Rikard Steiber, President Viveport and SVP Virtual Reality, HTC
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox
Maureen Fan, CEO, Baobab Studios
Denny Unger, CEO, Cloudhead Games
Chaki Ng, Head of Viacom NEXT, Viacom
Ryan Horrigan, Chief Content Officer, Felix & Paul Studios
Tony Parisi, Global Head of VR/AR, Unity Technologies
Drew Larner, COO, Within
Vicki Ferguson, Programming Team Lead, Virtual Reality, Ubisoft
Tommy Palm, CEO, Resolution Games
Marcus K├╝hne , Strategy Lead, Immersive Techologies, AUDI
Christine Cattano, Global Head of VR, Framestore
Patrick Dahms, Advanced Technical Artist (VR), BMW
Philip Rosedale, CEO, High Fidelity
Solomon Rogers, Founder, REWIND
Iffat Mai, Practice Application Development Leader, Perkins+Will
Tim Merel, Managing Director, Digi-Capital


Intel will once again take position of Diamond Sponsor at VRX, taking part in the Expo alongside some of the world’s leading immersive tech companies – a place not just for gadgets, but for real solutions, products and services having a serious impact on the way we live, work and play. VRX will also feature workshops and roundtable sessions for specific use cases and industries, in an intimate, senior-level networking environment.

“With so many VR events out there, we’ve always tried to position VRX as the place where business gets done”, says Pete Carkeek, MD at VR Intelligence. “As the hype cycle goes through its process, we make sure our content addresses the most important issues in how to ride the wave, build business, reach customers and realize the massive potential that the industry and technology holds.”

Registration for VRX 2017 is now open, with early rate tickets still available; and the organizers are taking applications for sponsors, exhibitors and speakers. For more information and pricing, see the VRX website at