Prague 2015: Talks

The International Virtual Reality Photography Association Conference


The Speakers

This list is update on a regular basis.

Alexandre Jenny Kolor - Gopro

Kolor Founder, Senior Director Immersive Media Solutions at GoPro Mining engineer, DEA graduate in Material Physics, with 5 years of expertise in the development of video games and member of the Georges Mélies Photo Club, Alexandre Jenny is passionate about photography. It is this passion that led him to develop the Autopano software.

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 images.

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.

Gerald Blondy Bushman Panoramic

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 Abaco Digital

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 Guatemala

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

Gerald Donovan Dubai 360

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. 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

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 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 Koncept VR

Joergen is cofounder of Koncept VR. He started his career as Art Director in NYC advertising, changed focus to panoramic photography, and became hooked on 360 video in 2011. In 2012 he patented the first fully spherical 360 camera, and has tirelessly worked since then to develop 360 video into a medium with its own…

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 years PTGui has evolved continuously into a full featured panoramic stitching application. Fast: PTGui is blazing fast! Thanks to OpenCL GPU acceleration PTGui is able to…

Juha Kela Finwe Ltd.

Juha Kela, CEO and Founding member of Finwe Ltd and Chairman of the board and founder of 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 iZugar Studio

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 has extensive experience as a print and digital graphic designer, photographer, writer, programmer and lecturer. He is author of the Exif Fixer app and web service, and he pioneered embedding 360 panoramas in EPUB digital books. Keith has worked in the print media production sector since the mid-1980s and print design since the late…

Kyle Giesbrecht

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 Google

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 Digisfera

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

Martin Edström Photojournalist

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 CONCEPT360 GmbH

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 Visual Solutions 360

Michael Kolchesky is CEO of Visual Solutions 360°. From 2012 she has been based in Paris, France and has collaborated on large-scale projects around the globe as a VR technical consultant, 360 VR camera operator, and a VR post-production expert. She has contributed to over 30 cinematic VR projects and worked as a 360 panoramic…


Nathalie Mathe is an award winning Virtual Reality creator and animation and documentary shorts director. She runs NativeVR, a VR studio crafting unique experiences, in which she created and produced UTURN, an interactive 360 comedy examining gender inequalities in the tech industry. Over the past four years she contributed to over 35 cinematic Virtual Reality…

Neil Tocher NCTech Imaging - iSTAR

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 Garden Gnome Software

After starting with computer graphics at age 13, I took a detour into 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. 20 years later and my team and I continue to provide…

Sergey Semenov Airpano

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.…


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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.

Select your talks and build your agenda.

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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