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Velvet is a full-scope marketing agency specifically organized to guide companies in maximizing their e-commerce, marketplace and social commerce sales.
Thanks to its 150 professionals, Velvet helps companies boost their business in Italy and abroad, by providing long-term strategic consultancy as well as managing all marketing and online sales activities.
Passion, enthusiasm and tenacity in pursuing our goals is what characterizes us from the beginning fostered by evolution and inspired by innovation, we look out for new challenges.
Our mission is to connect Academia and Business, looking towards the future, driven by passion, we act as a bridge able to transfer knowledge and talents to companies, helping them to gain tangible results.
We create communities and support meaningful relationships between people and their ideas, because we believe in the power of innovation!
A Top 30 Highest Performing Learning Provider (LPI, 2020), Skilla is an innovative, accredited eLearning company with a portfolio of multinational clients and a fast-growing presence globally.
With over 20 years’ track record as a specialist content provider of eLearning solutions, 600+ clients and courses present in more than 50 countries worldwide, Skilla helps organisations and individuals adapt and thrive amid change and complexity.
We do this by developing learning agility and interpersonal skills, helping to create lifelong learners, inclusive leaders and adaptive learning organisations. We help organisations embed a learning culture, digitally transform, and harness change.
BID is an Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence consulting and solution company. A team of experts who use technology and machine learning as a daily working tool; performance, trust, innovation and curiosity are in our DNA. The acronym for BID is Break In + Data: the union of which intends to mine the data and extract the hidden value.
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Global Head of AR/VR Ads and E-Commerce at Unity Technologies
Tony Parisi is an entrepreneur and career CTO/architect. He has developed international standards and protocols, created noteworthy software products, and started and sold technology companies. Tony’s passion for innovating is exceeded only by his desire to bring coolness and fun to the broadest possible audience.
Tony’s first startup,Intervista Software, developed the first-ever real-time VRML plugin for Internet Explorer, which Microsoft bundled with millions of copies of their browser. His most recent company, Vivaty, created a novel end-to-end virtual-world system fully integrated with the Web that served up millions of virtual-goods transactions.
Tony is perhaps best known for his work as a pioneer of 3D standards for the Web. He is the co-creator of VRML and X3D, ISO standards for networked 3D graphics. Tony continues to build community around innovations in 3D as the co-chair of the WebGL Meetup and a founder of the Rest3D working group. Tony is also the author of the upcoming O’Reilly book WebGL Up and Running.
Tony is currently a partner in a stealth online-gaming startup and has a consulting practice developing social games, virtual worlds, and location-based services for San Francisco Bay Area clients.
Author and Journalist at Forbes Tech
Charlie Fink is a Forbes columnist and the author of a new book, “Remote Collaboration, Virtual Conferences and the Future of Work” (May 2020), and the critically acclaimed AR-enabled books “Charlie Fink’s Metaverse” (2017), and “Convergence, How The World Will Be Painted With Data” (2019). He teaches XR at Chapman University Film School in Orange, California.
Fink is a consultant to some of the leading companies in the XR (AR/VR) world. As a 28-year-old junior executive at Disney, Fink famously came up with the idea for “The Lion King.” In the 1990s, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of VR pioneer, Virtual World Entertainment. Variety calls him “XR’s explainer-in-chief.”
In addition to his work as head of story development for Disney Feature Animation during Disney’s second golden age of animation (1985-1992), Fink was Senior Vice President & Chief Creative Officer of AOL Studios (1995-1999), and President of American Greetings Interactive and Blue Mountain (2000-2004). His past experience includes successful exits from several startups.
Co-founder and Ceo, AugmentedReality.org
Ori Inbar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Augmented Reality.ORG, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR), and the producer of Augmented World Expo – the world’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the AR industry. Augmented Reality.ORG’s mission is to promote the true potential of AR, and hatch augmented reality initiatives that offer unique value to its active users.
In 2009, Ori was the co-founder and CEO of Ogmento, one of the first venture-backed companies conceived from the ground up to develop and publish augmented reality games – games that are played in the real world.
Founder and Ceo, BadVR
Suzanne is the CEO & founder of BadVR, the world’s first immersive data analytics platform. With her background in psychology, she previously led product and UX design at 2D data analytics companies including Remine, CREXi, and Osurv. A recipient of Magic Leap’s Independent Creator’s Program grant, and an SBIR Phase 1 grant from the National Science Foundation, Suzanne thrives at the intersection of product design, immersive technology, and data.
In her spare time, she travels for inspiration (75 countries and counting), and is proud to be a published poet and former punk rocker. Her creative hero is Alejandro Jodorowsky, who has inspired Suzanne to take a completely unique and innovative approach to all of her work. She also has 19 tattoos, and is a big believer in the artistry of technology and the technicality of art.
Founder and Ceo, Somnium Space
Artur is Founder and CEO of Somnium Space. He has been navigating virtual worlds for more than two decades starting with Ultima Online in 1999, then Second Life and many more. Artur strongly believes in the ultimate future of Virtual Reality worlds with open and decentralized economy based on blockchain, amazing creation tools where imagination is the only limit. Artur has worked as an investment trader for many years before creating his first startup and becoming a serial entrepreneur. He is husband and a father of two wonderful children.
General Partner, Coral Capital
David is GP at Coral Capital and the CEO of NFT.com. He is an experienced investor and entrepreneur, and was a founding partner of Galaxy Digital and SolidX Partners, digital asset-focused financial services firms. He has over 15 years of international business and financial market experience, and has been involved in strategy, business development, and advisory of dozens of companies, and investment in 100s of companies and decentralized currencies. He has investment expertise in decentralized currencies, venture capital, private and public equities, derivatives and foreign currencies on a global basis. In addition, he has significant expertise across digital assets, blockchain technology, and FinTech among other emerging and breakthrough technologies. He previously was with Millennium Management and UBS Hong Kong. David has a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from the USC Marshall School of Business and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Founder & Web3 builder, Nether Labs
Master’s degree in Computer Science, prev. worked at AWS and in VC.
Now, launching ambitious NFT projets and decentralized applications with global brands and entrepreneurs.
Co-founder and Ceo, IGOODI
He graduated in economics from Bocconi. His professional experience can be divided into 3 phases: – the first, in the family group, where he mainly dealt with managing the European media platforms. And that’s where he learned about marketing. – the second, outside the family, in an airport service company with offices all over the world where he provided assistance to travelers. Here he experienced first hand the economy of services to the public and the importance of the latter. – the third, where he became interested in Blockchain Technology, attracted by technological innovation, like many of his generation. This interest has determined the turning point for his life both from a professional and a human point of view. And here is the idea, he founds a start-up with the aim of simplifying life online, everyone’s virtual life has become a priority and it is here that he commits all his energies today.
General Manager, LIVENow italia
After 20 years of experience in the digital industry, Cris coordinates all commercial operations in Italy and aim to transform LIVENow into the leading global and local live content distribution platform.
Founder and CEO, AnotheReality
Born in Osimo (Ancona) in 1978. Nerd since the age of 8, avid gamer, confirmed his passion for computers by learning to code at an early age. After classical studies and an honors degree in business administration, he began a career in marketing and sales at several multinational companies. After a long international experience at Luxottica, one day he tried Google Glass and realized that the future of eyewear was actually in technology. At the end of 2015, he left the world of large companies and decided to found AnotheReality with two other partners, where he is now CEO. He is also an author, TEDx speaker, professor at the Marangoni Institute, and SDA Bocconi collaborator.
Creative Director AND CEO, World XR Forum
Native of Geneva, Switzerland is the Creative Director and CEO of the World XR Forum. In 2016, he extends the prime mission of the forum by initiating WorldVRlab which finds, develops, and supports extraordinary creative talent who are devoted to crafting the immersive language of Virtual Reality. His expertise in the uses and the market of VR leads him to participate as an expert in major events throughout globe (NabShowShanghai, Sundance Film Festival, EMTS…). He moved from cinema to VR in 2015, joining apelab as Production Advisor on the series Sequenced (GDC 2015, Sundance 2016).