Speaker Profile: Bertie Millis, Virtual Umbrella

Speaker Profile: Bertie Millis, Virtual Umbrella

Bertie Millis, Managing Director at Virtual Umbrella, is one of 60 world-class speakers appearing at VR Connects London 2017 on the 16-17th January 2017. To hear Millis speak in person, book your ticket now!


Q: What do you do?

A: I provide marketing and creative services to the Virtual Reality industry, be it creatives, developers or agencies exploring the potentials of VR.


Q: What makes you most excited for VR as whole?

A: The world-changing potential of the technology is what excites me the most. Seeing advancements everyday amazes me, knowing that I could wake up one day and there’s been an announcement that changes the way I do my work everyday; that really fires me up.


Q: What major trends do you predict for VR in 2017?

A: Wireless add-ons for headsets will become more prevalent. We'll see gen 2 versions of Rift, Vive and PSVR - maybe not big announcements but we'll see rumours, concepts, etc... The VR gold rush will begin to dry up as VCs begin to sit on their investments and nurture portfolio companies. We'll see a whole bunch of companies die and be acquired as seed funding from 2015/16 begins to run out.


Q: Which part of VR Connects/PGC London are you most looking forward to and why?

A: I'm really looking forward to the VR University track. I feel that knowledge sharing and teaching is one of the most important things we can each do to support each other and I'm eager to learn from people much smarter than myself.


Don’t miss your chance to hear Millis at VR Connects London, 16th January 2017. Book your ticket now! 


About The Speaker

Bertie is Managing Director of the award-winning marketing specialist, Virtual Umbrella. Bertie has a strong voice within the UK VR community and can be found demoing at or attending VR events across the UK. He is happiest when introducing people to VR for the first time and testing out new technology. Bertie has a background in marketing and business, having worked for a diverse range of blue-chip brands, consultancies and agencies.


About VR Connects London 2017

More than 500 delegates from the VR/AR industry will gather at London venue The Brewery on the 16-17th January 2017 for the first ever VR Connects London. Over the two days of the event, 60 expert speakers across four conference tracks will cover the key issues for the VR, AR and MR industry, from global trends and new tech to monetisation. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out – get yours now! 

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