The VR/AR Association announces appointment of Sheena Fowler to the Board of the Orlando-Central Florida Chapter

The VRARA announces that Sheena Fowler, Vice President of Innovation at the Orlando Economic Partnership has been appointed as an Advisory Board Member of the Orlando-Central Florida Chapter.  In her role as Board Advisor, Ms. Fowler will assist the VR/AR Association to pursue its global mission of fostering connection and education through the use of immersive technologies.

 “Sheena is an experienced leader in terms of fostering innovation and collaboration with organizations across Central Florida.  In this role she will be able to better assist companies in our region looking to get involved in this important and rapidly growing technology area,” says John Cunningham, VRARA Orlando Chapter President.  “The VRARA provides a great platform in which to promote immersive technologies and services developed by companies in Central Florida as well as being a way for global organizations to connect with companies looking to establish a presence here.  This is good for the VRARA, the Orlando Economic Partnership members and the Central Florida Region as we leverage this technology to develop our regional economy.”

According to Ms. Fowler, “The groundbreaking technology that made Orlando “the happiest place on earth,” has fostered the region’s growing technology sector with new developments in virtual reality and augmented reality. As one of the world’s leading Modeling and Simulation markets, it’s important that as a region, Orlando continues to leverage this expertise for VR innovations that impact education, healthcare and more.”

The Orlando-Central Florida Chapter will hold its next chapter event on September 25th 2019 from 6-9pm at the Orlando Science Center.  Speakers will include Dan Ayoub, General Manager of Microsoft Education and Alan Smithson, CEO of MetaVRse.  The event theme will be how immersive technologies are changing education and training. The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register visit www.thevrara.com/orlando or email orlando@thevrara.com.

Media Contacts

VRARA Orlando Central Florida

John Cunningham

President, Orlando-Central Florida Chapter

orlando@thevrara.com


Orlando Economic Partnership

Laureen Martinez, APR

laureen.martinez@orlando.org

301 E. Pine Street, Suite 900

Orlando, FL 32801

VR/AR Association Day declared in Florida. Magic Leap present for the special occasion

Here’s a recap of our Orlando Chapter event!

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer declared July 10th 2019 as VR/AR Association Day in Orlando in recognition of the launch of the VR/AR Association Central Florida - Orlando Chapter.

Thanks to Mayor Dyer (Orlando), Mayor Jerry Demings (Orange County) and Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (7th District) for your support of the VRARA and our mission of making Central Florida a global hub for VR/AR technology and services. Special thanks to Graeme Devine, Chief Game Wizard of Magic Leap for his presentation on how spatial computing will change our world and how he is helping to create the Magicverse. Also to Jesse Havens from Valorem Reply on how Mixed Reality and IoT are benefiting the enterprise.

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