Timing Is Everything in the World of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Aroon Tan, CTO & Executive Producer, ShiftRunner | ShiftRunner Investor

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : April 18, 2017

Time : 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Price : $0.00

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Hosted by the Information, Communications, & Technology (ICT), SME / Entrepreneur and Marketing & Communications Committees

Technology is sometimes a disruptor, while other times a stumbling block. Following the lifecycle of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, we see how innovation sparks incredible opportunities in multiple fields including Architecture, Entertainment and Medicine. Timing plays an important role in the adoption and ultimate success of a business. What drives mass market trends and how much does the original innovation play its part? As a business owner, knowing where your product or service is within the adoption cycle is essential. This sensitivity is important when managing stakeholder/investor expectations and risk appetite.

About the Speaker

Aroon Tan
CTO & Executive Producer
ShiftRunner | ShiftRunner Investor

Aroon Tan has been a serial entrepreneur in the games, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality industry since the mid 90's. Having produced and developed over 40 games and apps, he has taken various leadership roles including a founding director in 10TACLE STUDIOS AG (ISIN: DE000TACL107), where he was an investor through Interactive Digital Dreams Pte Ltd (IDD) and CEO of Asia Pacific during the IPO on Frankfurt stock exchange on 14 May 2004. During his appointment, he helped raise US$18m in game funds through ASIA GAMES & MEDIA PRIVATE EQUITY FUND PTE. IDD exited in August 2007 when the German HQ acquired the remaining 50% of Asia to become 100% owned. At the time, 10TACLE STUDIOS had over 400 employees at development sites in Hanover, Duisburg, London, Charleroi, Bratislava, Budapest and Singapore.

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