In 60 Minutes Alan Smithson will discuss the future of AR and VR and how the technologies will change business. From Retail, Travel and Real Estate to Mining, Pharma, and Education, VR & AR will affect every industry. Recruiting, Sales, Marketing, and Training will all be revolutionized through these new technologies. Minority Report style data visualization, holographic teleconferences, VR Roller Coasters – these are already here, which begs the question…”What’s Next?”. Find out Alan’s predictions for a future ruled by AR and VR in the metaverse.
Graduating from University of Guelph with a Molecular Biology degree, Alan realized Technology and Music were his passions and he pursued his DJ Business developing it into an Audio Visual Production & DJ Company, Star Productions Inc., celebrating its 20th Year in business. Alan most recently Moderated the Future Watch Panel – How will Events be in 5/10/15 Years at the Canadian Special Events Conference. Alan has served as president-elect for the International Special Events Society (ISES) and has been nominated twice for Entertainer of the Year.
Through Alan’s passion of Technology and Music, Alan and his partner created the Emulator, the world’s first Touchscreen DJ System by SmithsonMartin Inc. Launching the company in 2010 at TEDxToronto. Alan led his team and persevered with validation by building hardware and software to support his vision. Emulator won the highest award in the DJ industry, DJ Mag’s Most Innovative Product in 2011. Alan has been featured on Discovery Channel, BPMTV, Wired and Dragons’ Den.