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Apr 13, 2022
Israel & Online

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Join this in-person and online outreach event hosted by Hexa and featuring Tel Aviv’s leading XR startups, investors, and Khronos Group members and developers. The event will be hosted in Tel-Aviv with the live panels broadcast worldwide.  With the innovative 3D landscape in Israel, Hexa aims to boost the contribution of its local XR ecosystem and add value to the Khronos Group’s open standards initiatives

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Sessions

Retail Panel: The Age of 3D Commerce

Speakers: 

Shish Shridhar - Global Retail Startups Lead, Microsoft
Ipshita Biswas - Product Manager, Google
Brent Scannell - AR/VR/MR Product Manager and 3D Formats Chair, Autodesk

Panel Abstract

As younger audiences prefer to immerse themselves in experiences and are driving a massive shift toward 3D, retail has remained mostly flat and is decreasing in market share. 

While forward thinking retailers and brands have spotted the trend and are beginning the transition into 3D commerce, most still struggle to solve the complex technical challenges associated with any immersive change.

Join a session moderated by Shish Shridhar , Microsoft for startups retail lead,  and feature three of the world’s leading XR advertising, software and 3D commerce experts, in an open conversation about the challenges and success stories behind their work. 

This panel features a combination of leading software, retail and advertising executives, and is designed to cover most of retail value chain, while providing listeners with an holistic view of where things stand today and what’s to come.

Metaverse Panel: The Metaverse Past and Future

Speakers:

Neil Trevett - Khronos President & VP Developer Ecosystems, NVIDIA
Hugo Swart - VP & GM of XR and Metaverse, Qualcomm
Ori Inbar - Founder at Super Ventures and AW

Panel Abstract

Between these three industry veterans there are collectively 40 years of XR experience.

If you are interested in better understanding how notable XR entrepreneurs/investors like Ori look at the space, what there is so much buzz around NVIDIA Omniverse and their latest NURF videos, or why this will all be a far away dream if it wasn't for Qualcomme’s Snapdragon chips, we suggest you tune in to this one of a king panel.

Israeli Panel: The First Israeli XR Entrepreneurs

Speakers: 

Yehiel Atias - CEO & Co-Founder, Hexa
Itamar Friedman - Entrepreneur, Sold VisuaLead to Alibaba (2017)
Tomer Kahan - Executive & Entrepreneur, Stealth Startup
Alan Bekker - Head of Conversational AI, Snap

Panel Abstract

With more than $25B raised by startups throughout 2021, a 146% increase on the amount raised in 2020, the startup nation is gradually maturing to become the scale up nation and one of the world’s leading technology hub. 

Israel is also ranked as the country with the highest number of new unicorns per capita at 5.2 per one million residents, far ahead of Singapore (1.8) and the U.S (1). 

So what makes it so special and what do the local entrepreneurs have to say about that?

 

 

 

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Speakers

Yehiel Atias
Yehiel Atias
Hexa
Alan Bekker
Alan Bekker
Snap
Ipshita Biswas
Ipshita Biswas
Google
Itamar Friedman
Itamar Friedman
Entrepreneur
Ori Inbar
Ori Inbar
Super Ventures and AW
Tomer Kahan
Tomer Kahan
Entrepreneur
Brent Scannell
Brent Scannell
Autodesk
Shish Shridhar
Shish Shridhar
Microsoft
Hugo Swart
Hugo Swart
Autodesk
Neil Trevett
Neil Trevett
Khronos Group

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