This week’s guest is Frederic Guarino, founder @ VR Valley. This episode is a trial of something I’m calling the Debate Series. Fred and I decided to openly debate a few subjects notably the monopoly of the larger tech firms as well as the future of VR.
Frédéric is the co-founder of Montréal’s VR Valley Network, an inter-industry professional group whose mission is to develop business opportunities between large corporations and startups in the VR space, with a current focus on healthcare and life sciences. He is the co-organizer with MUTEK of Montréal’s VR Salons. Frédéric is also a VR strategist for brands and large corporations and a startup advisor/mentor, affiliated with the CFC’s IDEABOOST accelerator. Frédéric writes for the Canada Media Fund’s Trends blog, the HuffingtonPost and is the editor of the Mediaquake.co blog.
Here’s what we spoke about
- GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) and the trust bust era
- Facebook and Snapchat battle
- The potential of VR – AR
- Live stream medical operations – Medical Realities
- D-Box Technologies
- Vrvana’s work with single headsets in VR
- Fred’s VrValley project
- Mediaquake.co – Fred’s media news site on Medium
I had fun chatting with Fred, he’s super smart in so many areas. What did you think of the format? Would you want to see more of these types of conversations?
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