Virtual Reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are at the center of the tech-entertainment convergence, attracting billions in venture capital and producing near-hysterical levels of expectation. In spite of the new excitement and attention, the people innovating in these fields remain largely unknown unknown to those in traditional showbiz circles and the public at large. With this in mind, we shine the Variety spotlight on 10 VR Innovators to Watch. These are VR and AR pros who are not just pushing the boundaries of gaming and storytelling, but also creating new software tolls that will change the way people work and live.
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Dell, which provides computers that drive VR experiences, will continue its support of VR innovation and entrepreneurship by hosting a Facebook Live stream with Variety on Thursday, September 7th at 2:50PM at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit.
The panel conversation Tipping Point: Innovating VR for All, Powered by Dell” will feature Gary Radburn, head of VR/AR, Dell, Chris Heatherly, EVP Games & Digital Platforms, NBC Universal, Brendan Handler, GM, FoxNext VR Studio, 20th Century Fox, Colum Slevin, Head of Experiences, Facebook’s Oculus VR, and Vicki Dobbs Beck, Head of Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab.