GameON: Ventures (formerly GameON: Finance) is a 2-day conference that connects professionals with an interest in the business of games. Taking place on September 29 & 30 in Toronto, at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, GameON: Ventures 2015 is an exploration of evolving business models, emerging creativity, and the latest technologies surrounding the commercialization of video games. GameON: Ventures is produced by Interactive Ontario, a not-for-profit industry organization committed to the growth of the interactive digital content industry. IO produces over 30 events each year that include iLunch, Interact, i-ON Regions and more.
Panel Moderator - September 29 - 9:40-10:25AM
Wearables R Us
Immersive virtual reality and augmented reality devices are disrupting game play and storylines. From large corporations like Microsoft and Google who are innovating inside their companies to startups such as Oculus Rift and Thalmic Labs who are bringing disruption from the outside, this panel will debate the future of gaming: from augmented reality to virtual reality tools that will enhance experiences. What should gamers be planning for? How do they develop games in this new landscape?
Tom Emrich – Founder, We are Wearables
Mickey MacDonald – Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Canada