31 January 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, 48 Druitt Street, Sydney 2000

Event Description

Mixed Reality (MR) is the convergence between the immersive worlds of Augmented and Virtual Reality to form a hybrid new environment.

Today, developments of MR have extended beyond the gaming industry to construction and building, health, transport, and even retail.

As technology advances and MR becomes more sophisticated, designers are more rapidly being able to bridge the gap between MR’s current limitations.

What does the future of MR hold and what can we expect from the technology in years to come?

At our panel, What will Mixed Realities look like in 2030, our expert panelists will explore:

  • Current trends and future trends of Mixed Reality
  • Where are the industries MR will be disruptive in?
  • Innovations that will change how MR headsets will be used
Kain Tietzel

CEO and Founder of Start VR

As an all-around technology veteran, software developer, award-winning creative director, and virtual reality storyteller, Tietzel serves as the CEO and Founder of Start VR. A respected digital thought leader in the Australian VR community, Tietzel serves as the Kaleidoscope Australia Community Director, leads the Sydney VR Meetup Group and is a founding member of the AVRN (Australian Virtual Reality Network).

Tietzel is an expert on bringing cutting-edge creative concepts to market, demonstrated by his time as the original Creative Director for MassMedia Studios, building an award-winning creative team and leading the creative and strategy.

Tietzel was the Co-Founder, Creative & Marketing Director of Fotomerchant.com, building the brand from the ground up to become the most powerful photography sales engine on the planet.

Priscilla Koukoui

Founder of Ovisquare

Emerging Tech adventurer Priscilla Koukoui, is the Founder of Ovisquare XR Creative agency based in Sydney, offering interactive experiences for LBE.

Priscilla is also Immersive Digital Solutions Lead at GHD, a leading professional services companies. With over 200 offices worldwide, GHD operates in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.
GHD delivers smart technology solutions through digitally connected infrastructure projects and digital engineering.

Saxon Dixon

VR/AR Designer and Technical Artist

Saxon is an Augmented and Virtual Reality Designer and is also the Founder of the Virtual Immersive. With over 10 years experience in the games and interactive industry, Saxon has released mobile and triple A games, whilst experiencing many of the AR and VR programs and engines.

Paul Kouppas

Head of Innovation at Auggd

Paul has over 20 years experience building innovative products across wearable, mobile, and the Internet of Things (I.o.T). Since 2007, he has been at the forefront of Augmented Reality (AR), developing some of the world’s best AR applications for clients that include Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Hyundai, Audi, McDonald’s, Telstra, and Laing O’Rourke.

Paul is currently the Head of Innovation at Auggd, a cloud-based CMS that delivers AR and VR experiences into custom-branded applications and enterprise solutions. Previously, he was the Co-founder and CEO of Explore Engage, where he created several breakthrough interactive AR products, including the world’s first integration of AR with the game engine Unity3D and the official Transformers 3: Defend the Earth AR app, which reached over two million global downloads.

Dates and fees


31 January 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
48 Druitt Street,
Sydney 2000

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