Everything VR & AR is a weekly podcast covering technologists, enthusiasts, and companies with real world deployments of VR and AR experiences. It was rated the #1 podcast among 11 Top VR & AR Podcasts in 2017. Learn from interviews with the leaders in gaming, entertainment, productivity, enterprise, social, education, medicine, software, hardware, psychology and more.
The host, Nathan Pettyjohn, has been featured on CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg as a technology entrepreneur. He speaks frequently at industry conferences on VR/AR/MR, location and digital media technologies and how they are transforming business strategies.
Past Episodes of Everything VR & AR
Dan Burgar, Vancouver Chapter President of the VR/AR Association, and notably, the Vancouver chapter is one of the largest and fastest growing chapters globally. Dan is also a writer for VRScout, one of the world’s leading immersive media companies, reaching over 250 million people. Dan is also a contributing writer for the Daily Hive and he travels the world speaking at industry conferences regarding trends in VR/AR and immersive media technologies.
Kris talks about industry insights he’s seeing at a global level, the upcoming VR/AR Global Summit related to speakers, topics and experiences you can expect, and it goes into detail about the VRARA industry committees, white papers, and ecosystem reports being generated by these association committees.
Alan Smithson, CEO of MetaVRse joins us to talk about MetaVRse and their vCommerce (Virtual & Augmented Reality for Retail and eCommerce).
MetaVRse is also building the XR Learning Centre and was recently accepted to the Museum of the Future Accelerator in Dubai.
On this episode we talk with Mfon Akpan Assistant Professor of Business at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois. Mfon discusses the powerful opportunities that we have to apply VR in education.
Anne-Marie Enns, Executive Producer of the VR/AR Global Summit, shares with us the inside scoop on what to expect at the Global Summit conference, taking place in Vancouver on September 21-22 2018 at the PARQ Hotel & Casino.
We are joined by Reekita Shah Alias Gala who is the Founder of Virtual Marketing Revolution (VMR), which is an organization that hosts events in Virtual Reality for the Marketing Industry and also co-founder of Virtual marketing Revolution and founder of VRARE.
We are joined by Mafalda Ricca, who is the Executive Sales & Marketing Director (Tech and Tourism Sector) of GEMA (Jemma) Digital.
Nick Busietta, Managing Director of Liminal VR is our guest for this episode. Liminal VR is working with a global network of developers, to help create short virtual reality experiences that are designed to empower people to consciously choose how they want to feel and perform.
Tyler Kem, Founder and CEO of Visionary Tax is our guest on this episode. Visionary Tax is a R&D tax credit consulting firm focused on providing valuable tax expertise to the emerging technology industries including artificial intelligence, blockchain, fintech, software development including virtual and augmented reality.
We’re joined today on the show by John Sallaway, CEO and Co-Founder of vSpatial. vSpatial is redefining the way we meet, and the way we work with VR meetings and offices, allowing people to work from anywhere.
This episode we talk with Siddharth Saxena, Founder & CEO of Oblix, a VR startup based in Brooklyn New York. Siddarth joins us to discuss their first first product release - Go Guess - which is a multiplayer geographic guessing game for virtual reality. It's now available on Steam for Rift and coming soon on VIVE.
On this episode we are joined by Taylor Wilding, Head of Business Development at roOomy.
RoOomy is an AR/VR home staging platform whose app allows real estate agents, potential buyers, and sellers showcase a property, without the cost of virtual staging. Users can virtually design spaces with actual pieces of furniture. Further more, they can purchase the home furnishings directly through the app.
Taylor dives into their unique approach, and the value that roOomy is bringing real estate agents, home furnishing retailers and interior designers.
Kalin Stoyanchev, the Project Lead at RNDR and VP of Distributed Systems and Blockchain at OTOY, is our guest this episode. Kalin does an excellent job of explaining how blockchain in general is impacting VR/AR/MR, & where RNDR fits within the ecosystem.
Ori Inbar is the Co-Founder and CEO of AWE, (Augmented World Expo) and Partner at Super Ventures. AWE is the world’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the AR + VR industry.
In this second episode of a two part series, we talk with a number of companies such as Quantum Capture, RYOT, Two Bit Circus, XPrize Foundation and Virtual World Society that were at VRLA 2018.
In the first of a two part series, we talk with a number of companies that were at VRLA 2018.
We also want to thank those of you who were able to take advantage of the special listener code to attend VRLA 2018.
We are joined this week by John Buzzell, who is the President of, YOU ARE HERE.
YOU ARE HERE is an immersive experience lab that helps agencies and brands engage customers with a strategic mix of innovation technologies for events, marketing, and training all over the world.
On this episode we are joined by Adam Draper, Founder & Managing Director at Boost VC. Adam is a 2x entrepreneur and a 4th generation venture capitalist.
Boost VC invests in pre-seed VR and blockchain companies. Since 2012, Boost VC has invested in 200+ startups from over 30 countries.
Nathan Nasseri, Founder of RE in VR, is our guest to discuss how VR is changing the new construction real-estate market by adding cost efficiencies and accelerating the sales process.
RE in VR provides an all-in-one solution to real-estate developers, construction companies, and architects to deliver an all-in-one virtual replica of their entire building both inside and out.
This years VRLA is taking place May 4-5 2018 at the LA Convention Center and is one of THE conferences you must attend this year.
Cosmo Scharf talks about the inspiration for VRLA several years ago, and some of the philosophical questions and opportunities we should all be considering as we leverage the next generation of immersive and transformative technology.
Shawn Adamek, Chief Strategy Officer at Umbra 3D joins us to talk about Umbra's 3D solutions that make it possible to display any 3D content in real time on any piece of hardware.
On this episode, we are joined by Hollywood-based VR studio Light Sail VR, with Matthew Celia, Co-Founder & Creative Director and Robert Watts Co-Founder and Executive Producer.
They join us to speak on a new narrative design they created specifically for interactive VR games and film, bringing the "choose your own" adventure platform in all its complexities to VR.
Jeremy Kidd, CEO of Banjo, joins us to discuss some fascinating projects that Banjo has delivered related to augmented reality productivity, virtual reality training, and a pediatric VR experience designed to reduce anxiety for children getting an MRI.
Travis Cloyd, VR Director, VR Producer, and CEO of Observe Media joins us to discuss his experience of being the VR producer for Hannibal Pictures’ upcoming feature film Speed Kills starring John Travolta. Travis talks about the details of shooting cinematic VR, both the challenges, and some of the mind-blowing VR cuts they were able to achieve in Puerto Rico, leveraging drones, 360 cameras, speedboats on the ocean, and capturing in VR, one of the great actors of our time, John Travolta. We also discuss the present state of the VR film industry and what the future may hold for full-feature VR films.
We are joined for a second time by Nick Alcid, Co-Founder and VP of Escape to Virtual Reality, California’s first large scale location based VR gaming platform. We discuss the unique motion capture wireless system available at their studio, the company’s recent move to the L.A. Fashion District area, and their new partnership with meleap.com, and their AR headset system that includes the HADO gaming tournament, and HADO Cart games that will be available at Escape to Virtual Reality.
Brad Scoggin, Co-Founder and CEO of SpringboardVR joins us again for an update on the Location-Based VR market. We discuss SpringboardVR and how they’re making it easy and more efficient for operators to launch and manage their location based VR experiences.
We focus our discussion with Harold Hayes Jr. of SunnyBoy Entertainment on the entertainment industry’s lack of diversity, and the opportunities that come from adding diversity into the culture of entertainment media companies. This is a fascinating discussion where we also talk about how augmented reality and mixed reality are starting to emerge in the entertainment industry, and the importance of web-VR.
We are joined by Dr. Sana Farid, Co-Founder of Munfarid Consulting which is located in Dubai to discuss the significant and growing impact VR is having on healthcare and education, and the VR ecosystem in the Middle East.
Joining us on this episode of the Everything VR & AR Podcast are Nino Sapina, the Co-Founder and CEO of Realcast and Craig Vezina, who is the Co-Founder and CBO (Chief Business Officer) at Realcast.
Realcast offers interactive AR experiences on Hololens and Apple’s AR kit and we discuss their unique approach of leveraging Nino’s experience as a game designer and executive, along with Craig’s experience in education, to build educational mixed reality and augmented reality showcases.
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