Tim Sweeney Warns VR Could Make Tech Companies ‘More Powerful Than Any Government’


” During his address on stage, Sweeney urged the audience to consider that, “if we ever allow one company to own the meta-verse, then that company would have more power than any government that has ever existed.”

HTC Partners on $1.5 Billion VR Investment Fund with Shenzhen Municipal Government

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HTC and the Shenzhen Municipal Government announced plans to set up a joint China VR Research Institute, creating a 10 billion RMB (~$1.45 This groundwork lead to the recent announcement, that HTC has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government. Cher Wang, Chairwoman of HTC, said in the announcement “It is a great honor for us to enter into the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government.

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Another serious player entering the Data Governance 2.0 market

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erwin, the very well known data modeling vendor separated from CA in 2016, is announcing a data governance module in addition to their existing suite of Data modeling, Enterprise Architecture and Business Process modeling The first release of the data governance is benefiting of the strong metadata repository acquired from Corso and is delivering business […].

Uber’s Uber Breach: A Stunning Failure In Corporate Governance And Culture

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When a breach is announced most security & risk pros are not too surprised. Yet Uber found a way to make the industry raise our collective eyebrows when it was discovered that Uber not only suffered a breach in late 2016 and failed to notify affected parties, but leadership appeared to take things a step further by engaging in a conspiracy to conceal the event by paying hush money to the hackers/extortionists and hiding it from the General Counsel […]. data security

Improving The Reality Of Government: AR And VR Use Cases

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Since Mobile World Congress , where the reality on the show floor was often either virtual or augmented, I've been thinking quite a bit about the practical uses of AR and VR - particularly in government and a smart city context. Government.

Progress At The White House: A TBM In Every Pot

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age of the customer application modernization balanced scorecard business & IT alignment business technology (BT) chief information officer (CIO) digital transformation financial management government infrastructure & operations IT governance IT management software IT MOOSE IT spending forecasts key performance indicators (KPIs) technology thought leadershipI was fortunate to participate in a historic morning gathering last week at the White House!

Lacking Smart Third-Party Risk Regulation, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, And American Express Create Company, TruSight

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governance risk & compliance (GRC) risk management security & risk sourcing & vendor management supplier risk & performance management vendor management vendor management systems vendor selectionThe third-party ecosystem continues to flummox risk managers. Regulators keep pushing for stronger oversight, but they fail to offer real standards or tools to make this possible.

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You Deserve What You Tolerate…

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information security network security security & risk security architecture security operations & program governance Security & RiskAfter reading through some other blogs and strategy papers over the weekend, (Don’t judge me. To some of us, this activity constitutes a good time…Yes, lame…I know.) I saw what appeared to be an underlying theme across the narratives I’d read: Security tolerates failure. It’s understandable that it happens, but I think, if we are […].

Experts set to meet with fed government about need for VR.


Experts set to meet with fed government about need for VR ethics, more research Virtual worlds are coming for humanity and a group of researchers and technologists wants to make sure we’re ready when they arrive. experts government regulation vr mr lab future

Government Divisions to Use VR for Training, Hiring, & More via @ReadWrite.


Government Divisions to Use VR for Training, Hiring, & More via @ReadWrite [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) October 26, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Equifax Does More Than Credit Scores

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UAE: Boosting Government Performance With AI


The UAE Artificial Intelligence strategy was launched to boost government performanc e, the rate of accomplishing achievements. This strategy represents the post-smart government phase, and it will be relied on by various future services, sectors and infrastructure projects.”. The UAE is one of the most prepared countries in the region to adopt AI technology because the government has already built a thorough technology infrastructure over the past two decades.

Applying Our Research To Black Hat 2017

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security & risk security architecture security operations & program governance breakout vendors S&R pros Security & Risk Vendor Landscape WaveI summarized RSA 2017 in the following way: It’s a bit like the supermarket, you’ll make far healthier choices if you stick to the outer aisles. Well, Las Vegas B-Sides, Black Hat, and DefCon are taking place this week and since these events differ in tone, audience, and participants, I’ve updated my advice: We’ve gone […].

Evolve Your Bank’s Organizational Structure To Promote Digital Maturity

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You can now take a virtual reality tour of the White House


Archive gear vr government oculus oculus rift President Obama virtual reality vrIf you’ve always wanted to tour the White House but never managed to make it out to Washington DC, then we’ve got some good news for you.

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CXDC 2017: Navigating the Uncertain Future of Federal Digital Engagement

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I’ll be joined by more than 200 government leaders who are leading the charge to improve CX at the federal level. customer experience customer experience index (CX Index) governmentNext week at Forrester’s annual CXDC Forum in Washington, D.C., Our packed agenda already includes 15+ sessions and features top CX leaders from the Census Bureau, Department of Veteran Affairs, TSA and more. We’ll […].

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Visible Light Communication: The Location Intelligence Backbone For Real-World Experience Delivery

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TIP of the Iceberg: Research Announcement on Threat Intel Platforms

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US Legislators Form VR-centric “Reality Caucus” to Guide Immersive Technology Policy

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Together the House of Representatives and the Senate form the Legislative branch of the US government which deals with passing laws and regulations.

HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR

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He provided me with a lot of cultural context, which includes support from the highest levels of Chinese Government to invest in companies working on emerging technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

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AR Glasses Company ODG Raises $58 Million Series A Round


For eight years, we’ve taken a very systematic approach to designing and refining our smartglasses for specific applications from the US government, industry and enterprise customers in a wide variety of markets, and that will not change,” said Ralph Osterhout, CEO of ODG, in a prepared statement. “We ODG was originally founded in 1999 as a tech incubator, but is now focused on head-mounted displays for government and enterprise.

China’s Largest Messaging App ‘WeChat’ is Creating its Own AR Platform

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WeChat, known in China as the app that offers everything from messaging to a ubiquitous payment service, is getting its own augmented reality framework; at over 963 million active users, the popular Chinese app could put AR in the hands (and minds) in more than just the mobile tech savvy.

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VR & AR Rule the Floor Before CES 2017 Even Opens its Doors


Last year, the tradeshow hosted nearly 180,000 attendees, including 200 government officials, with representation from 81 percent of the countries in the world. CES isn’t even open to the public yet and VR & AR are already the talk of the show.

VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’


While seeking to educate consumers, governments, and industry about VR’s potential, the association wants to get ahead of challenges with developing and deploying the technology responsibly.

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Now You Can Have ‘Dolphin-Assisted Therapy’ in VR


The Dutch government provided a 50,000 euro ($59,000) grant to develop the waterproof VR goggles, which contain a Samsung smartphone mounted on a 3D-printed rig made of recycled plastic. Dolphins meet virtual reality.

HTC’s New ‘VR Ad Service’ Can Tell If You’ve Looked at an Ad or Not

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In-game advertisement (IGA) is a pretty divisive issue; on one hand it provides needed incentive to developers who otherwise wouldn’t have the funds, on the other hand its … advertisement, something most people try to avoid on principle.

Mind-Controlled VR Game Coming to Arcades 2018


Developed by VR & AR neurotech company Neurable in partnership with eStudioFeature , Awakening is a VR game that has users step into the shoes of a young child being held prisoner and experimented on in a mysterious government laboratory.

HTC Announces $1.5 Billion VR Investment Fund and Research Institute in China


HTC is making yet more moves in China today, announcing a partnership with the Shenzhen Municipal Government to kick off two new initiatives. The first of these is a new China VR Research Institute.

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‘President of Virtual Reality’ Plans to Create 300,000 VR Jobs


Jacobs further claims the jobs he’d create would be permanent, unlike government programs that create temporary jobs in infrastructure for highway or bridge repairs.

What Brexit Means For The UK VR Industry


Last year’s historic referendum might have come to a close in June, but it’s taken nine months for the British government to ready itself for triggering Article 50, the document that was yesterday handed to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, to begin the long process of revoking the country’s membership. For Simon Barratt from Raiders of Erda developer Cooperative Innovations, the potential of redirected funds for government schemes could also be a benefit.

Canadian Tech Market Will Perk Up In 2017 And 2018, But Still Lags Behind US Tech Market Growth Rates

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in 2018 for Canadian business and government spending on tech goods and services. Forrester has just published its annual Canadian tech market forecast for 2017-2018 (see “The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018”). We are forecasting growth of 3.9% in 2017 and 3.7% These rates constitute an upward revision from our January forecast, […

5 Takeaways from VRTO that will Help to Guide VR Forward


Under Ana Serrano’s leadership as the Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre (CFC), her Team is drive Canadian innovation with a blend of government, corporate and private funding, paired with four activities which reinforce each other. Another Canadian group driving the industry forward for VR innovators, with a significant amount of government backing, is the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT.)

Second Chances: How Virtual Reality Could Be used To Rehabilitate Convicted Criminals


This could be a good move for both the rehabilitation side of governments and prison institutions, as well as the VR industry as a whole. The team is said to have spoken with government officials and private prison operators about the prospect of being used in actual rehabilitation programs.

Augmented Reality May Be The Future, But It Still Has Major Limitations


In his career, he has developed over 2,000 different products and hundreds of separate product lines for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500s, as well as the government. Augmented reality may be the future of games, but there are some huge problems that stand in its way.

Oculus Acquires Eye-Tracking Company The Eye Tribe

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million government-supported project to bring eye control to the mass market together with LEGO, Serious Games, IT University of Copenhagen, and Technical University of Denmark.

Global Tech Market Will Grow By 4% In 2018, Reaching $3 Trillion

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In constant currencies, we project that global purchases of technology software, hardware, and services by businesses and governments will grow by 3.4% Forrester’s has published its mid-year global tech market outlook for 2017 and 2018 (see “Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018”). in 2017, and by 4% in 2018. Software and tech […

SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind


Awakening is a futuristic story reminiscent of Stranger Things : you are a child held prisoner in a government science laboratory. I’ve used my eyes to interact with a virtual world before, but startup Neurable just enhanced that experience by reading my thoughts too.

‘Raw Data’ Developer Survios Raises $50 Million, Now Top Funded VR Dev Studio

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Billion VR Investment Fund with Shenzhen Municipal Government. Survios , the VR development studio behind the Vive title Raw Data , has announced a whopping $50 million in funding to further expand its VR content offerings.

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2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit Happening October 31 In Arlington, Virginia


The 2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit allows US Military, government agencies, educational leaders, and solution-providers to come together in a town-hall forum to discuss the current and future direction of virtual training and simulation. This educational summit brings together the government, military, academic, and scientific community to discuss the latest developments in virtual training and simulation as an effective tool to advance warfighter readiness.

New York City Invests in AR/VR Incubator to Bolster City’s Jobs, Tech Talent

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