New Develop:VR Advisory Board to Feature nDreams and Rewind: VR Among Representatives

    Tandem Events, the organisers behind the Develop: Brighton conference taking place in July 2016, has announced a new virtual reality (VR) advisory board for its Develop:VR event in November 2016.

    The advisory board has been implemented to help the team at Tandem Events curate the conference. Made up of seven VR developers the board members are: Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO, nDreams; Sam Watts, Operations Lead, Make Real; Jonathan Newth, CEO, Focal Point; Solomon Rogers, Rewind:VR; Jamie Macdonald, Co-Founder, Mindwave Ventures; Keith Russell, VR Consultant and Steve Jelly, Joint MD, Hammerhead VR.

    “At Mindwave Ventures we see great potential in the use of VR for amplifying the impact of existing therapies in mental healthcare,” said Macdonald. “Develop:VR recognises that VR is not just about games and brings together the wider VR community from different industry sectors. If you’re doing VR you’ve got to be at Develop:VR.”

    While Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of nDreams added, “Develop:VR is a great opportunity for virtual reality developers to share their insights and expertise with the community, and it’s fantastic that Develop recognises the importance of VR as an emerging medium by giving it such prominence at the conference. I’m delighted to be speaking about developing for the next generation of mobile VR at this event, and we look forward to dissecting our two original games for Daydream, Google’s platform for high-performance mobile VR.”

    Develop: Brighton does feature an extensive line-up of VR and augmented reality (AR) talks, but Develop:VR will be the first conference by Tandem Events solely focused on VR and AR technology. Taking place on 24th November 2016, London, UK, Develop: VR will look at the commercial opportunities the technologies present across three tracks; two focused on videogames and one on how to develop for non-game sectors such as medical, entertainment and government.

    As further details are released on Develop: VR, VRFocus will bring you the latest announcements.

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