Prague 2015: Talks

The International Virtual Reality Photography Association Conference


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The Speakers

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Alexandre Jenny

Alexandre Jenny Kolor - Gopro


http://www.kolor.com

Alexandre Jenny, Senior Director Immersive Media Solutions @ GoPro and founder of Kolor who recently joined GoPro, creator of the most versatile action camera, will share his vision and roadmap about the future of Immersive Media Industry.


Antonio Victor Garcia-Serrano

Antonio Victor Garcia-Serrano Zakato Interactive Imaging


http://www.zakato.com

I come from a background of research in 3D computer graphics. One quiet and clear day, while surfing the net, I got hooked with the fisheye magic of panoramic interactive images. That happened by the end of the 2nd millennium, and since then I have been fishing 360º panoramas.


360Cities

Bruce Pales 360Cities


http://www.360cities.net

360cities.net is the preferred publishing platform for thousands of the best VR photographers from around the globe. Participating photographers can earn royalties from their stock images via 350Cities' own content licensing activities as well as an exciting new worldwide distribution partnership between 360Cities and Getty Images. Bruce Pales is pleased to be playing a role…


Charles Armstrong

Charles Armstrong Google


http://google.com/streetview

Charles is Product Manager for Google Street View's publishing products and services, including the Street View app, Trusted program, and camera partnerships. Since 2010, Charles has been an active supporter of IVRPA and the broader professional panoramic photographer community. Prior to joining Google, he previously launched Sphere and TourWrist as companies in the space.


Gerald Blondy

Gerald Blondy Bushman Panoramic


http://bushman-panoramic.fr

Gerald BLONDY, Founder and CEO, Bushman Panoramic. With studies of electronics, carpentry and acoustics among others along with his constant traveling and relocations to places such as Morocco, South Africa, Congo, across Europe and the USA Mr. Blondy has acquired a strong and unique obsession with details and design, across the years his innovation, love…


Ignacio Ferrando

Ignacio Ferrando Abaco Digital


http://www.abaco-digital.es

I'm a Spanish profesional photographer, I do 360 images since 1995... On the last years I have done many interesting projects in this area, especially on action panoramas of outdoor activities... Actually I'm working more with 360 Video.


Ivan Castro

Ivan Castro Guatemala


http://ivancastroguatemala.com

Traveler, Photographer, Lecturer, Teacher, Air Pilot Student and Sony Imaging Ambassador.


Gerald Donovan

Gerald Donovan Dubai 360


http://dubaifilm.ae

Gerald heads up the team behind Dubai 360 - the world's largest high quality virtual tour of a city comprising solely of 360 degree panoramic content. Dubai360.com was launched in January 2015 with 1,298 separate pieces of panoramic still, video and timelapse content connected by over 13,000 hotspots.


Jafar Amiri Parian Fovex


http://photocore.ch

Jafar Amiri Parian is the founder of PhotoCore AG in Switzerland (Fovex), where he is responsible for technology and business development. He holds a Master of Science from University of Tehran and a Doctor of Science (ETHZ -Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) in Photogrammetry.


Jim Watters

Jim Watters


http://photocreations.ca

Jim Watters is a panoramic photographer, software developer, and thing maker, that is now pursuing an endeavour to create 360° stereoscopic 3D interactive panoramic movies for viewing in head mounted displays. He has combined a Diploma of Fine Craft in Photography with a Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology to be an imaging software engineer…


Joergen Geerds

Joergen Geerds Freedom360


http://freedom360.us

CEO, Koncept VR / Freedom360 With a background in art, film-making, photography and art direction, and as the original inventor of the modern fully spherical video as a medium, Joergen has been evangelizing cinematic VR for the past 5 years. His deep understanding of the technology allows him to push the language of VR filmmaking…


Joost Nieuwenhuijse

Joost Nieuwenhuijse PTGui


http://www.ptgui.com/

In 2000, when trying to create a panoramic photo, Joost stumbled upon Helmut Dersch's Panorama Tools and decided to create a graphical user interface for it. In the following 15 years PTGui has evolved into a full featured, blazing fast panoramic stitching application. Joost holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University in…


Juha Kela

Juha Kela Finwe Oy


http://finwe.fi

Juha Kela, CEO and Founding member of Finwe Ltd and Chairman of the board and founder of FinCloud.tv. Finwe provides services and tools for a superior mobile panorama video viewing experience. FinCloud offers services for 360 video production including consultation and sales of 360 video equipment.


KC Lai

KC Lai iZugar Studio


http://www.izugar.com

KC Lai, Founder of iZugar Studio. We created many super fisheye lenses for 360 video, and keep shooting seamless 4K video with just two gopro camera. Our 3D360 system is the most affordable solution that welcomed by the community.


Keith Martin

Keith Martin London College of Communication


http://panoramaphotographer.com

Keith has extensive experience as a print and digital graphic designer, photographer, writer and programmer. He has worked in the print media production sector since the mid-1980s and print design since the late 1980s, developed multimedia and online projects since the beginning of the 1990s, and has worked in the magazine editorial sector since 1992.…


Kyle Giesbrecht

Kyle Giesbrecht fotofoto.ca


http://fotofoto.ca

Kyle Giesbrecht is an Edmonton, Canada based photographer and a Google Trusted Photographer. 90% of his panoramic work is done within the Google ecosystem with Google Maps Business View and Google Views virtual tours. His work has been featured internationally, notably in CNET, Vice Creators Project, CBS Gamespot as well as many times in the…


Luc Vincent

Luc Vincent Google


http://google.com

After a working on computer vision applied to document imaging for over a decade, Luc Vincent joined the Google Books team in 2004. In his Google "20% time", he helped bootstrap a research project attempting to systematically capture large amounts of street level images and make them universally accessible and useful. Under Luc's leadership, the…


Manuel Cabral

Manuel Cabral Digisfera


http://www.digisfera.pt

Manuel Cabral studied Network Engineering and has a Master's degree on the subject from Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. During his studies he made a stay in Stockholm for Erasmus at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). After that he made a one year internship at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands, where he…


Martin Arnoux

Martin Arnoux



Martin Arnoux, is an engineer at GoPro in the Kolor software division.


Martin Edström Photojournalist


http://martinedstrom.com

Martin Edström is a photographer and journalist working with immersive and interactive reportages built on 360 degree images. Combining in-depth storytelling with new technology, Edström is committed to telling important stories in new and immersive ways. His clients include media like The Guardian and The New York Times and organizations such as UNDP and International…


Matthias Taugwalder

Matthias Taugwalder CONCEPT360 GmbH


http://www.concept360.ch

Born 1981, grown up in Zermatt/Switzerland in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Started shooting panoramas in 1999. Has been working since 2010 in the field of using 360 degree content for corporate apps and news media. Studies in Editorial Photography at MAZ - the Swiss Journalist School in Lucerne/Switzerland; Master Studies in Business Informatics…


Michael Kolchesky

Michael Kolchesky


http://www.visual-solutions-360.com

She was born in 1979 in Israel. Michael Kolchesky is a professional photographer since 2005 and a VR 360° Photographer Since 2008. She hold a degree in photography and visual arts from Musrara Academy in Jerusalem and a diploma in photography from the Art Institute of Atlanta, US. she travelled and lived in countries as…


Nathalie Mathe

Nathalie Mathe Jaunt VR


http://www.jauntvr.com

After a successful career as a NASA research scientist, Nathalie Mathé became a documentary director, then a texture artist and matte painter for several major studios in Paris including Mac Guff. She moved on to an international career as an environment artist at Double Negative and Image Engine. Her credits include Cannes award-winner Persepolis, Skyfall,…


Neil Tocher

Neil Tocher NCTech Imaging - iSTAR


http://nctechimaging.com

Neil is a serial entrepreneur in technology innovation with over 15 years experience in 360 imaging. He also has 20 years of business experience and has worked for large companies such as Apple, Adobe and Macromedia. Neil extensive commercial, technical, programming and passion for innovation drives NCTech forward as a global market leader.


Thomas Rauscher

Thomas Rauscher Garden Gnome Software


http://ggnome.com

After starting with computer graphics at age 13, I took a detour into to electronics and databases. But, my first digital camera, The World Wide Panorama project and PanoTools reignited my interest in computer graphics which spurred me to create my first panorama software Pano2QTVR. Ten years later and my team and I continue to…


Timon Vielhaber

Timon Vielhaber World of VR


http://worldofvr.net

Timon Vielhaber is the founder and CEO of "World of VR", a German start-up that specializes on low-cost high-impact Virtual Reality solutions for end users and businesses. Their current portfolio includes VR use cases for product and asset marketing, event coverage in 360° videos and photos as well as AR/VR/360 interaction possibilities. Timon earned an…


Sergey Semenov

Sergey Semenov Airpano


http://airpano.ru

Born in 1983. My first conscious acquaintance with photography happened in 2003, when a simple digital 1.3Mp hand-held camera landed in my hands. I was highly impressed with the fact that a photo appeared on a screen right away! After that I became a fan of photography and dedicated all my spare time to it.…


Urs Krebs

Urs Krebs Seitz Roundshot


http://roundshot.ch

Urs Krebs is a partner at Seitz Phototechnik AG in Switzerland (roundshot), where he is responsible for Marketing, Business Development and Finance. He holds a Master Degree in Economics of University of Lausanne (HEC) and a Master of Business Administration of INSEAD/France.

Talks

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Prague 2015 Schedule

Our first workshop is on the Monday June 1st and the last one on Thursday the 4th. On Friday the 5th, we will take you on an excursion to some awesome locations around Prague.

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Call for Speakers

At IVRPA, we are always looking for speakers for the IVRPA 360° VR Panoramic Photography & Video Conference.
Qualified all panoramic photographers, related businesses, products and services are encouraged to participate by submitting a proposal to speak at our annual conference. DEADLINE for submissions for Prage: APRIL 4, 2015.

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