Speaker Profile: Aki Järvinen, Game Futures

Speaker Profile: Aki Järvinen, Game Futures

Aki Järvinen, Founder at Game Futures and subject leader for Sheffield Hallam University is one of 60 world-class speakers appearing at VR Connects London 2017 on the 16-17th January 2017. To hear Järvinen speak in person, book your ticket now!


Q: What do you do?
A: I am both an academic and an entrepreneur, with 15 years of experience from game design and development.


Q: What makes you most excited for VR as whole?
A: It’s always exciting to follow a new emerging technology take shape and especially to see how the content for it is beginning to evolve.


Q: What are your thoughts on the way the VR industry has grown in the last 12 months?
A: Well, my whole presentation will be about that, so you have to wait and attend my talk at VR Connects!


Q: What major trends do you predict for VR in 2017?
A: Again, this is my very much what my talk will be about, but as a teaser: I see the field diversifying in its applications, B2B market growing, and in my specific field of expertise, i.e. games, new ‘VR native’ genres starting to emerge.


Q: Which part of VR Connects/PGC London are you most looking forward to and why?
A: Meeting people working on exciting VR projects and getting feedback towards my own work.


Don’t miss your chance to hear Järvinen’s session at VR Connects London, where he will be discussing trends in VR development at 10:20 on the 17th January 2017. Book your ticket now!


About The Speaker
Aki Järvinen, Ph.D., is a game industry veteran and an academic. Since 2002, Aki’s career has included studios such as Fathammer, Digital Chocolate, Grand Cru, and Playdemic. His background is in design, but Aki has lead teams in developing state-of-the-art mobile and social games. From the beginning of 2016, he has been focusing on building Game Futures, a research and consulting initiative poised to help studios to think about the future in a structured way.


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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