The IBC Future Zone has long been a favourite part of the exhibition, giving attendees the chance to see the latest work from research labs, academia and software pioneers from around the world and spot which are going to be integral to technology development and the end user five years from now.
This year IBC has again included a stage in the Future Zone, The IBC Future Reality Theatre, which is home to a series of presentations on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The programme will look at creative, business and technology opportunities, particularly around VR, AR, MXR and beyond.
Speakers in the Future Reality Theatre include game-changers from organisations as diverse as AMD and Nokia, NBCU and Adobe, Live Planet and Fraunhofer. Topics range from the genres that lend themselves to these new technologies through to the opportunities to monetise them. Highlights include 'Best Practices for Live 360 Broadcasting' with Tarif Said, head of VR technologies at Nokia; 'Building Revenue in VR' with Khayyam Wakil, chief strategy officer at Live Planet; and 'Technologies for the Future: How emotion and immersion synergise in mixed reality with Gael Seydoux, R&I lab director, Technicolor. View the full agenda here.
The Future Zone and the Future Reality Theatre can be found in the Park Lobby, outside Hall 8. The exhibits are open throughout the IBC exhibition hours. The presentations in the theatre, like the demonstrations, are free to all IBC visitors.