Vienna 2017: Speakers

The International Virtual Reality Photography Association Conference

Speakers and Presenters for Vienna 2017 - IVRPA 360° Virtual Reality Panoramic Photography & 360° Video Conference. More speakers will be announced here shortly.


Charles Armstrong

Charles Armstrong Google

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.

Thomas Bredenfeld

Thomas Bredenfeld Thomas Bredenfeld

Artist (painting and photography), photographer, specialist for panoramic and high resolution photography and interactive imaging.Author of the german standard book about panoramic photography.Video trainer with video2brain / LinkedIn Learning.

Antoine Cardon

Antoine Cardon DVMobile

Antoine has 20 years of experience in managing innovative projects and businesses. Expert in technical development and integration of cutting edge technologies for business purposes, with a strong 3D background.

Joby Catto

Joby Catto Anti Limited

Joby Catto has been a digital design professional for 20 years. He became interested in producing 360° imagery initially to support image-based lighting and reflection maps while working as a 3D visualiser in the mid 2000s, but was bitten by the panoramic bug. He’s since delivered 360° solutions for commercial clients in a broad range…

Axel Dietrich

Axel Dietrich vrisch

Axel is the founder of vrisch, one of the first VR production companies in Vienna. Since 2009 he has been creating content for VR projects for filmmaking, art, and marketing. In addition, since 2002 he has been involved in the film and advertising industry as a VFX/Motion Graphics artist in Vienna, Munich and Barcelona. He…

Greg Downing xRez Studio

Greg Downing specializes in image-based 3D technologies and computational photography techniques. His photographic work has been displayed in some of the worlds most prestigious museums including the MoMA New York, American Museum of Natural History, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, The Tech Museum, Computer History Museum, Ars Electronica, Art…

Traugott Emrich

Traugott Emrich

Traugott Emrich has over 10 years of experience in aerial photography, aerial panorama photography and aerial videos. He has engineered and developed motorized camera heads (Gigapanbot), custom drones and camera gimbals for various custom applications and has a strong technical background in remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) using different flight control systems.

Alexandre Jenny

Alexandre Jenny Kolor - Gopro

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.

Dustin Kerstein PanoMoments

Geek, photographer, and perpetual tinkerer. Working on bringing a new creative VR medium to life.

Jürgen Matern

Creating full spherical panoramas since 2006...

Nathalie Mathe

Nathalie Mathé UTURN VR

Nathalie Mathé is an experienced VR creative who worked on more than 30 cinematic Virtual Reality projects over the past three years. She uses her expertise in films visual effects, animation and interactive media to develop immersive experiences as well as cutting-edge creation tools for VR. She contributed to Zero Point, the first VR documentary…

Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan Metareal Inc.

Gareth studied Communication Media (Design, Photography and Time-Based Media) at UCA in England. A user-experience design veteran specializing in 3D & VR applications, Gareth has built confident, effective product teams for over 20 years, bringing a wide range of both professional and consumer products & services to market at companies including Softimage, Avid, and Microsoft.…

Joost Nieuwenhuijse

Joost Nieuwenhuijse PTGui

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…

Matthias Ortner

Matthias Ortner noVR

Coming from skiing, POV and other actionvideos were always part of the job (eg. skicross, freeride etc.). When VR and 360° videos came around a few yeasr back, I realised that there will be a need for small camera rigs as well. So I started building everything by myself, from 3d printing to CNC milling…

Thomas Rauscher

Thomas Rauscher Garden Gnome Software

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…


Bruce Pales 360Cities 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…

Tessa Schlechtriem

Tessa Schlechtriem Skizzie | TessaScape

Tessa specialises in visual branding and narrative illustrations. Her motto is: “Please allow me to illustrate your point!” She holds a M.A. degree in Image Synthesis and Computer Animation. Her panoramic photographer husband got her hooked on panoramas.

Thomas Sharpless

Thomas Sharpless

Biochemist/Engineer/Panographer. Like to write software, hack with cameras, walk dogs. Ambition: to create an automatic 3D stitching system.

Antonio Victor Garcia-Serrano

Antonio Victor Garcia-Serrano Zakato Interactive Imaging

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.

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