Raven Zachary is the co-founder of Object Theory, a Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality development agency, providing end-to-end services for enterprise clients from envisioning through delivery, with a focus on strategy, user experience, and development. Object Theory was selected by Microsoft to be a partner in their Microsoft HoloLens Agency Readiness program. This program connects prospective HoloLens customers with trained solution providers, enabling them to develop great holographic content to help transform business. Raven is a mentor in the Portland technology community and hosts the Portland HoloLens MeetUp. Prior to founding Object Theory, he spent eight years in the mobile app industry. He was the founder of iPhoneDevCamp, the largest iOS development conference outside of Apple’s own Worldwide Developers Conference. Raven was the director of the official Obama ’08 for iPhone app for the Obama Campaign, which lead to the formation of Small Society, a mobile application development company.
Topic of Speech: “The Experience Age: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality”
We are in the early stages of a fundamental shift from 2D to 3D in computing. This shift, sometimes referred to as the “fourth wave of computing”, follows and builds upon the technology revolutions of the personal computer, the Internet, and mobile. As was the case with prior technological revolutions, this will transform the ways in which we work, live, and play. In his talk, Raven Zachary defines the unique characteristics of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality, explores the market dynamics and industry players, and shares why he believes that 2018 will be the breakout year for this new wave of computing.