Global Speakers

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TARA FAGAN

Executive Council Member / Project Director, Raranga Matihiko

EdTechNZ / Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Tara Fagan is Project Director, Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.  The Raranga Matihiko programme is part of the Ministry of Education Digital Technologies for All Equity fund and delivers innovative digital technologies to those with limited digital learning opportunities, while increasing access to national and local exhibitions and collections.

Throughout the programme, students solve real-world problems, while enriching their knowledge of their communities and regions.  Virtual reality and augmented reality form part of this programme with students sharing their knowledge with these tools.

Prior to her role at Te Papa, Tara held an education leadership role at CORE Education where she specialised in blended and digital learning. Tara is well regarded for her expertise in digital technologies in early childhood education, an area she is often called upon to provide commentary. Her strengths include open badges and micro-credentials, emerging technologies, online teaching and learning and digital technologies for accessible learning for all ages. Tara holds a MEd and Bed (Teach) ECE and is an accredited Digital Fluency PLD facilitator. She believes that using digital technologies in a well-considered blended approach enhances teaching and learning and she is passionate about accessible and lifelong learning.

Topic: Augmented and Virtual Reality Education – The Future of Classrooms
Panel Discussion: What It Takes to Create the Perfect ARVR Experience?

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JESSICA MANINS

CEO

Mixt

  • Award-Winning Producer and Co-Founder of NZ Centre for Virtual and Mixed Reality
  • 2017 Wellingtonian of the Year Finalist for Science and Technology

 

Topic: Virtual Reality – The Ultimate Future of Gaming Entertainment

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ANDREW CHURCHES

Curriculum Tutor of Digital Technology & Computer Science

Auckland University of Technology

Roundtable Discussions: How ARVR is transforming Marketing & Customer Experience across different Industry Verticals

Auckland University Of Technology

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PLEAYO TOVARANONTE

Executive Director

Rev3 Technology

Dr Pleayo Tovaranonte is a General Practitioner and a Managing Director of Rev3 Tech, a Christchurch-based technology company focussing on Augmented/ Virtual Reality and Wearable Technology applications in the real estate/ construction/ medical/ healthcare industries. He is also a consultant for Med-IT-Aid Ltd which provides business advice to medical IT companies aiming to incorporate technology into mainstream healthcare. He has published extensively in the areas of Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, and Medical Technology. He is an author for the eMagazine “Invented” writing about 3D-printing applications in Clinical Medicine. He is a co-founder of “Beyond The Stethoscope (BTS)”, a charity aiming to assist junior doctors towards their overseas voluntary work in developing countries. He has extensive governance experience in both the public and private sectors having been on the clinical board for the Canterbury District Health Board, on the board of trustees for Canterbury Asthma Society (CanBreathe), Community Energy Action (CEA), Creative Christchurch Charitable Trust (CCCT), The Hive co-working Space, and Canterbury Property Investors Association (CPIA). With his multi-lingual abilities, he also offers his skills and time to Translators without Borders, helping NGO projects at the intersection of public health and human rights in various parts of the world.

Topic: Next-generation Care Delivery: How Healthcare Teams can Gain an Edge by using VR & AR for Surgery and Training
Panel Discussion: What It Takes to Create the Perfect ARVR Experience?

Rev3 Technology

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PRADEEP KHANNA

President

VR AR Association

  • Innovation in Learning at Santa Clara in USA

Pradeep Khanna is Executive Director Asia Pacific, Sydney Chapter President & Global Co- Chair Education for the global Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Association. Pradeep is also founding member of IEEE ICICLE X-Reality for Learning and Performance Augmentation SIG & CEO of Global Mindset.

He has 30+ years of executive experience. Pradeep has been a leader for IBM Australia/New Zealand leveraging India, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Egypt, Romania, Brazil & Argentina.

He is Adjunct Professor in Australia, Singapore & India. Pradeep is regular speaker at international conferences including Vancouver, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, San Diego, Beijing, Shanghai, Manila, Melbourne & New Delhi. He is an acknowledged Leader in VR AR XR.

Pradeep is Advisory Boards of number of companies. He has MBA from AGSM, MSc (Computer Science) from UTS &  B Tech from IIT Delhi.

Topic: Multi-sensory Immersive Experience – ARVR’s Next Big Move
Roundtable Discussions: How ARVR is transforming Marketing & Customer Experience across different Industry Verticals

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DR MIRIAM ROSS

Senior Lecturer, Film Programme

Victoria University of Wellington

Roundtable Discussions: How ARVR is transforming Marketing & Customer Experience across different Industry Verticals

Victoria University of Wellington

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RUGGIERO LOVREGLIO

Chief Technology Advisor

Consumer Insights

  • NIST Research Grant “Modelling Evacuation Decision in Wildfire Evacuation”

 

Topic: Virtual Disaster Preparedness -How AR/VR Improves Hazardous Safety & Emergency Response With Immersive Training

Consumer Insights

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NICHOLAS CRITICOS

Head of Store Design

David Jones

  • Awarded Best Supermarket Design in the World

 

Topic: David Jones Case Study -ARVR in Retail Environment

David Jones

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TAEHYUN JAMES (TJ) RHEE

Deputy Director

Computational Medial Innovation Centre, Victoria University of Wellington

  • 2018 KiwiNet Award Finalist

Topic: Case Study: Interactive and Immersive Cinematic Experience by Using AR/VR

Victoria University of Wellington

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BRENT HILL

Executive Director of Marketing

South Australian Tourism Commission

Topic: National Museum of New Zealand Case Study -How Virtual Reality is Changing Customer Experiences at National Museum of New Zealand

South Australian Tourism Commission

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MEREDITH MEYER- NICHOLS

Guest Lecturer, Master of Design Technology

Victoria University of Wellington - Miramar Creative Centre

Roundtable Discussions: How ARVR is transforming Marketing & Customer Experience across different Industry Verticals

Victoria University of Wellington

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SIMON PAUL ATKINSON

Learning Designer, International Educator

Open Polytechnic

Topic: Designing Learning Making Use of ARVR
Topic: Virtual Field Trips – Taking Students to The Most Inaccessible Corners of the Planet

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SCOTT MCMILLAN

Safety, Technology and Innovation

Melbourne Water

Topic: Immersive Training – How Melbourne Water Is Using AR to Save Training Costs and Improve Rig Safety

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ALEJANDRO DAVILA

VR Producer

Conical - Interactive Studio

  • Finalist Young NZ Innovator of the Year at NZ Innovation Awards

Topic: Creating Perfect Story Telling and Emotional Experiences with Virtual Reality

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JAMES HAYES

Director

New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technologist

Topic: Case Study – The Impacts of ARVR on Personalised Learning

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