Sparktalk 11th edition:
Augmented & Virtual Reality Where Virtual and Physical Worlds Collide
Date & Time
October 19, 2016
Rooster Logic Pvt. Ltd.
1. Dr. Yue Fei
2. Mr. Alberto Torres
3. Mr. Eric Johnsen
4. Mr. Ebbe Altberg
Dr. Yue Fei has 12 years of experience as a lead scientist and advanced expert in Human-Computer interaction and Computer Vision. He has contributed significantly too many important products at Nokia, Motorola, Panasonic and Amazon. Dr. Fei’s works have been shown on CES, CEATEC, SIGGRAGH, and APEX and won top design awards. Yue earned his B.S. degree in Physics from Fudan University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in space physics from Rice University.
Mr. Alberto Torres, Ph.D., M Sc., has been the Chief Executive Officer of Atheer Labs, Inc. since October 2014. Prior to HP, Nokia and Vertu, Mr. Torres was a Partner at McKinsey and Company based mostly in Silicon Valley. At McKinsey, he worked with industry leaders in mobile devices, consumer technologies, software and Internet services. He served as Vice Chairman of Bang & Olufsen a/s (Alternative Name: Bang & Olufsen Holding A/S) since September 23, 2011. He serves as a Director of Bang & Olufsen, Atheer Labs, Inc and Opera Software. He served as a Director of Bang & Olufsen a/s from March 10, 2011 to September 19, 2013. Mr. Torres holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Eric Johnsen leads business development for Augmented Reality and Tango at Google. His previous work at Google includes various projects in Google[x], Google’s “moonshot factory” and building out the Google for Work partner programs and channels in the U.S. and APAC. His career also includes sales, marketing and product roles at APX Labs, Cisco Systems, SABA Software, Accenture, and a startup called IMsecure which he co-founded and sold to Zone Labs / Check Point in 2003. He started his career out of Tulane as a Field Artillery officer in the U.S. Army.
Ebbe Altberg is the CEO of Linden Lab, developers of Sansar, a new platform that will democratize the creation of social VR experiences. The company has over a decade of success with Second Life, the largest user-created virtual world. Ebbe’s prior leadership experience includes roles at Branch Out, Yahoo!, Ingenio Inc., and Microsoft.
Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub Spark Talk & Meetups 12 took place at Rooster Logic Pvt. Ltd, Gairidhara, Kathmandu. A live streaming event took place from the other side of the world. MIT VLab were hosting a discussion on the future of Augmented and Virtual Reality. The key panelists were Dr. Yue Fei, Alberto Torres, Eric Johnsen and Ebbe Altberg. A number of participants showed up for the event here which took place at around 7:30 in the morning. After a slight delay and a few glitches, the live streaming took place. Introduction of the participants and discussion took place afterwards along with coffee and cookies. The event ended at around 9:00 AM.