Beginning his career in film he set up Hybrid Productions, which produced several award winning music videos both domestically and abroad. He quickly became fascinated with the world of special effects and transitioned these skills to creating innovative projection mapping projects, his first set being for TED Talks in Toronto. He moved to Montreal where he set up Four Eleven and worked with such celebrated institutions such as Cirque de Soleil, Moment Factory and Ubisoft. These projects led to traveling globally spending months abroad in Spain and China creating interactive projection mapping installations.
Hungry to continue his technical exploration for new mediums to express himself, he set up ARIA SCAN and INGRESS VR under Four Eleven and is currently developing new Augmented Reality software and producing Virtual Reality content in 360 Video.
With a 24 year track record in successfully starting, expanding, diversifying and selling global technology companies. Paul Duffy founded Co-founded Corporate Communications Interactive (CCI), and grew it to being one of the largest online learning and communication companies in North America. With clients such as AT&T, GE, IBM, Microsoft, Pearson Education and Manulife Financial, CCI was sold to SkillPath Seminars in 2003. Paul is also a former member of the Board of Governors for the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, and holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied Computer Science from Ryerson University.
Over the past 20 years, multifaceted entrepreneur Philippe Lewicki has fine tuned his instincts for what tech will matter next. In 2014, his verve for augmented and virtual reality inspired him to create the HTML Fusion lab, a research space exploring the possibilities for mixed reality accessible to all. Philippe and his team are currently busy building a new kind of user interface with the Hololens.
Kibaya Njenga is the Product and Project Manager at SULON, a tech start-up redefining the world of augmented and virtual reality. As Sulon’s first employee he has been integral in the company’s early research and development, resulting in multiple IP filings and leading up to Sulon’s first prototype. He now leads the product development team just as they’re about to release their first flagship product, the Sulon Q.
A visionary artist and inventor, Srinivas founded AWE Company Ltd. in 2012 to develop patent-pending technologies and immersive, interactive, AR VR experiences for mobile audiences. Currently launching one of the world’s largest location-based AR VR experiences at the nine acre Fort York National Historic Site in downtown Toronto, Krishna’s work as a digital media innovator has been applauded by Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, as “utterly breathtaking…genius.”
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