Integrated Systems Europe 2020’s professional development program will feature over 200 leading experts (from a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas) across five days of keynotes, conferences, masterclasses, workshops and presentations.
Presented under the slogan, “Learn. Discover. Be Inspired,” the program has been produced by Integrated Systems Events working in close co-operation with AV industry bodies — in particular, its co-owning associations AVIXA and CEDIA — media partners and other independent organizations.
The program includes an opening address; 13 conferences across five days in the Hotel Okura and RAI Amsterdam — a record number for ISE; a four-day training program from CEDIA; AVIXA FlashTracks (on Stand 13-N110) and CEDIA Talks (on Stand 1-E20) and a full program of free thought leadership sessions on the Main Stage in Hall 14 (sponsored by Shure).
The opening address on Mon., Feb. 10, will be given by Duncan Wardle, a consultant to Disney who was previously head of innovation and creativity at the entertainment giant. His presentation, “Think Different,” will look at how companies can reawaken traits in employees such as imagination, intuition and curiosity to create an environment that fosters creativity and innovation.
Àngels Chacón to ISE 2020, the minister of enterprise and knowledge in the Catalan government, will also attend ISE 2020. She will be addressing the AVIXA Women’s Council on Wednesday, Feb. 12, on the main stage. She will also take part in the Hola Barcelona! Event in the Forum on Friday, Feb. 14.
On Monday, Feb. 10, Jeff Sonnleitner — a professional network and security instructor with over 35 years’ experience — will lead CEDIA’s cybersecurity workshop. He is a network specialist and information security instructor at Moraine Park Technical College, Wisconsin. The workshop will cover all aspects of network security and privacy for professionals working in either the residential or the commercial space.
Jeff Day — a business advisor, resident of North of 10 Advisors and chairman of the AVIXA board of directors — will be speaking on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at an AVIXA FlashTrack session (on Stand 13-N110). It’s called “AV Wellness Trends — Must-Know Applications and their Impacts create Real World Opportunity for Integrators and End Users.” The next day he will chair an AVIXA panel discussion, “The Experience Revolution — How Content and Experience Change Everything in a Brand Activated World!” on the main stage.
On Monday, Feb. 10, the award-winning architect Aryanour Djalali, founder and CEO of DNA Barcelona Architects, will give a keynote at the Smart Building Conference. His theme is: “Smart Nature, Smarter Buildings.”
Speaking at the inaugural Control Rooms Summit ISE on Tuesday, Feb. 11, will be Rossano Giachino, control center manager at CERN since 2008. Giachino was in charge of control center operations for the Large Hadron Collider during its operation, as well as for two other particle accelerators, the Super Proton Synchrotron and the Large Electron Positron.
Giving the keynote address at the XR Summit ISE on Tuesday, Feb. 11, will be Hilary McVicker, VP of business development at The Elumenati — a leader in the field of immersive projection design in education, enterprise and entertainment. Her keynote is: “Immersive XR and Pushing Creative Boundaries.”
Alexandra Hussenot is the founder and CEO of Immersionn, the world’s first VR discovery engine. She is also the U.K. lead for Women in Immersive Technologies, a community of 1,000 members that aims to empower European women working in XR. She will give a Main Stage talk, presented by ISE, on Wednesday, Feb. 12: “Surrounded! How Immersive Technology Dominates the Experiential Market.”
Glenn Kelly is head of production at The Imaginarium Studios, the U.K.’s leading performance capture studio — founded by actor and director Andy Serkis, where he is exploring how motion capture developments will affect various media. In a Main Stage session on Thursday, Feb. 13, presented by AV Magazine, he will be talking about “Mixed Reality in Theatre Productions.”
Two more show features have recently been added to the ISE 2020 content program. In Hall 14, the VR at ISE feature will contain two very different interactive virtual reality exhibits. Two Digital Projection Multiview VR systems will be demonstrated, each of which allows up to three people to view and interact with a stereoscopic 3D virtual model. Each person sees the object from their own viewpoint.
The other part of the VR at ISE feature will be an immersive VR theme park ride. Designed and run by Lightspeed Design, this DepthQ VR attraction will take attendees on an interactive fantasy ride through aquatic environments.
Each evening, projection mapping will be displayed on the RAI’s Elicium building. The upper floors of the futuristic nine-story building at the front of the exhibition center will be transformed by the projection, specially created for this location. The projection will be produced by ISE and the RAI, supported by seven technology partners.
Details of ISE 2020’s professional development program can be found on the ISE website at www.iseurope.org. Further details will be available later this month in RISE, the official magazine of ISE 2020, and the ISE 2020 Professional Development Guide.