Date(s) - 10/05/2017 - 11/05/2017
All Day


Future Realities
IoT and Mixed Reality Conference

About Future Realities:
Taking place at Shed 6 on the 10th of May and GridAKL on the 11th of May Future Realities
will be diving into transformative technology and content trends with a focus on the
internet of things and augmented reality. Meet the local innovators along with
international thought-leaders that are connected in with our innovation companies here in
Why transformative technology?
Machine learning, augmented reality and the Internet of Things sit in the top 3 technology
trends that we need to be paying attention to this year.
The Internet of Things revolutionizes the interaction between human activity and the
environment we inhabit. We explore the technology and ideas that are new dimensions in
understanding and control of the world around us.
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) transforms the way individuals interact with
each other and with software systems creating an immersive environment. Companies that
are successfully achieving digital transformation are making serious investments in the
power of Augmented and Virtual Reality.
With machine learning set to change the world as we know it, AR and IoT are natural
partners already being applied to local applications.
Our key theme of Scaling Impact using new transformative technology allows us to look at
smart city initiatives happening here in NZ, the opportunity to turn Matiu Island into the
world’s first augmented reality island, explore how virtual reality is being used for medical
applications and how creatives can leverage this technology to scale their stories.
Along with speakers and workshops we will have immersive technology demonstrations.
This is your chance to play with a Hololens, enter a new world with an HTC Vive and meet
the local creators working at the forefront of this sector.
This will probably be the least boring tech conference you could take part in NZ.
Our audience:
If you are serious about your digital and technology strategy, want to be prepared for the
disruption ahead of us and find out how to leverage this technology then Future Realities
must be on your schedule for Tech Week.
Who should come?
  • Executives working across Architecture, Engineering, Healthcare, Tourism,
    Entertainment and Government.
  • Creatives interested in new storytelling formats including designers, directors,
    filmmakers and advertising agencies.
  • Technical Leads and Marketing Managers.
  • Students and Educators
Our Speakers:
We are delighted to be bringing over Neal Stephenson (Author & Lead Futurist Magic Leap)
along Mark Billinghurst along with local leaders include Tim Rastell (NEC) Jason Fox (Port
Nicholson Trust) Ben Knills (Showhow VR) and representatives from 8i and Weta.
Wednesday 10th May main talks, expo and workshops at Shed 6 Wellington
Thursday 11th May main talks and expo at Grid AKL in Auckland
Workshops and hackathon for the 11-14th and hackathon to be announced.
Discounted tickets until April 14th 2017
Our early bird tickets are $199.

Email: Rob: [email protected]

Notes on speakers: please note that some speakers will be Auckland or Wellington only. Neal Stephenson will be at both events and is
brought to you by the New Zealand Film Commission’s GPS 2026 project.

Click here for the event timetable

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