What exactly is currently possible with VR, MR and AR? Where’s the money in these? Where can XR technologies take us in the future? Future Female and New Things Co are organizing an informative but relaxed mini-meetup at the new office of New Things Co to discuss how these technologies are changing the way we communicate, consume and learn new things. Besides some networking, snacks and drinks, we’ll hear Krista Jäntti from Varjo talk about socializing and shopping in extended realities and Eeva Jäntti from Arilyn will give an account of recent AR campaigns as well as shed light on what the future of AR content production holds.

Program for the evening:

17:15-17:45 Registration and refreshments
17:45-18:00 Welcoming words by Future Female & New Things Co / Laura Vuorenoja
18:00-18:30 Krista Jäntti, Varjo: VR/AR/XR – Socializing and shopping in extended realities
18:30-19:00 Eeva Jäntti, Arilyn: AR content production, is it that different?
19:00-19:30 Questions & closing words
19:30-20:30 Networking, snacks & drinks (and the possibility to try out our host’s sauna)
21:00 End of meetup

Where: New Things Co, Lönnrotinkatu 20, Helsinki

Be fast: There are only 30 seats available for this event and spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Registration is becoming available via Lyyti https://www.lyyti.in/XRtechnologies13092018 on Mon 27.8. klo 7.00.

Tickets are free of charge. If you register but your plans change, please cancel your ticket in advance so we can offer your seat to people on the waiting list.

Please note that we will charge €20 as a no-show-fee if you don’t cancel your ticket 24 hours before the event.

Warmly welcome!

Future Female team

About our speakers:

Laura Vuorenoja, New Things Co.
Laura is a full stack developer at New Things Co. She has a over 10 years of background working as a software developer in different product and consulting companies and has developed software from embedded systems to large web services. Recently she has been working with a startup company SaaS-service. Laura likes new things in general, but especially when they are related to coding and creating software.

Krista Jäntti, Varjo
Krista Jäntti is Lead UX Designer at Varjo. Varjo makes revolutionary VR/XR hardware and software that together are jumpstarting a new era in immersive computing – where real and virtual worlds merge seamlessly in human-eye resolution. Krista is currently researching how VR and XR technologies are changing the future of work, design and social connectivity. What kind of workplace will virtual reality be like?

Before joining Varjo, Krista worked in IT consulting for over 15 years. She has developed and designed digital products from the perspective of the end user and stakeholders for nearly all major Finnish companies. She loves exploring future technologies such as VR/XR in order to think of new ways of interacting and designing things that no one else has done before.

Eeva Jäntti, Arilyn
Eeva Jäntti is an accomplished producer with over ten years of experience in TV commercial and prime time TV entertainment production. The last couple of years Eeva has been with Arilyn, the leading Nordic AR company. Execution numerous AR productions for wide range of industries has given her a solid understanding of how to create successful AR experiences.

About New Things Co:
New Things Co is a digital consultancy company challenging traditional consulting and experimenting with ambitious business models, complex design systems and cutting edge technologies.

Currently we are 16 people strong, both developers and designers who are all multitalented generalists. We strive to work with greenfield projects and technologies while giving priority to personal and technical development. In the center of all our doing is the people: as a client, a colleague, a team member and an end-user. We create services by people, with people for the people. The outcome of our work is always the sum of expertise, trust and co-operation between talented individuals.

About Future Female:
Future Female is a network of like-minded women, who are inspired by new ideas and the world of digital opportunities — women, who are driven and passionate about things both in their business as well as private life. It is for women who work, use or are interested in technology in its various forms.

Future Female is a platform for women to mentor, share, learn, connect, contribute and enable the next generation of excellence via informal and interactive get-togethers, workshops and seminars.

Future Female was born out of inspiring conversations by women with different backgrounds in technology, online media and ICT communications in Helsinki and abroad throughout 2010. Future Female registered association was founded in December 2017 https://futurefemale.com/.