Innovation Talks

This year, we are thrilled to unveil a new highlight within Match XR: the ‘Innovation Talks’.

This segment is specially curated to bring the forefront of XR, AI, and Gaming innovation directly to our audience, featuring an impressive lineup of keynote speakers who are thought leaders, innovators, and experts in the field of extended reality.

Innovation Talks are designed to inspire, inform, and ignite discussions on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the future of XR, AI, and Gaming. They will feature keynote speeches, three different panel discussions, and interactive Q&A sessions.


Confirmed speakers and panelists are:

  • Karoliina Partanen, Director, AI Finland
  • Sanni Siltanen, Mission Lead, Immersive Digital Life, Business Finland
  • Elina Tyynelä, Coordinator, Neogames Finland Association
  • Jiri Kupiainen, Sustainable Games Alliance
  • Dr. Magnus Westerlund, Director of the Laboratory for Trustworthy AI
  • Dr. Béatrice Schütte, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki
  • Tom Furness, Founder, Virtual World Society
  • Leslie Shannon, Head of Trend and Innovation Scouting, Nokia
  • Angelina Dayton, Senior Virtual Reality Research Scientist, Virtual World Society
  • Andrea Bravo, XR, AI & Innovation Specialist
  • Damon Hernandez, CEO, Mixx Reality


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