Program

Keynote speeches, panels, networking – Match XR 2021 program is a deep dive into the state of the Finnish XR scene. The first day will be streamed from Helsinki XR Center’s live venue, and the second day will be held entirely virtually.

All Match XR 2021 program is in the EET or GMT/UTC+2 time zone.

While waiting for the event, you can get to know our speakers – awesome people from the top of the industry.

Wednesday the 17th
> Day 1

Presentations held from HXRC’s live venue and streamed to VR Pavilion Finland in AltspaceVR and YouTube. Live mingling for startups and companies.

10:00

10:00

Welcome speech

Santeri Saarinen
Technology Expert at Helsinki XR Center

Santeri Saarinen from MatchXR

10:10
– 10:40

10:10-10:40

Creating new business in another dimension

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Tommi Merelin
CMO at Arilyn
Product Manager at Virtual Art Gallery

MatchXR speaker Tommi Merelin

10:40
– 11:00

10:40-11:00

Showcasing Glue Collaboration platform

Recorded interview

Jussi Havu
CEO at Glue Collaboration

Jussi Havu from Glue Collaboration

11:00
– 11:30

11:00-11:30

Varjo – next in line

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Urho Konttori
Co-founder and CTO at Varjo Technologies

Urho Konttori from Varjo

11:30
– 12:00

11:30-12:00

Raute RxEvent – Building an immersive virtual event for a niche global audience

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Tommi Palvimo
CEO at Wakeone

Tommi Palvimo from Wakeone

12:00
– 12:30

12:00-12:30

Showcasing Cave Digger 2 space in AltspaceVR

Recorded interview and 10-minute Q&A

Begüm Doğan
Marketing Director at VRKiwi

Merih Arikkök
AR/VR Account manager at MeKiwi

MatchXR speaker Begüm Doğan
MatchXR speaker Merih Arikkök

12:30
– 13:00

12:30-13:00

Lunch break

13:00
– 13:30

13:00-13:30

Settling metaverse – On the reasons we are leaving the old world behind

Presentation

Olli Sirén
Director, Strategy and change communications at Miltton

Olli Sirén from Miltton

13:30
– 14:30

13:30-14:30

The Future of Metaverse

Panel

Moderator:
Petri Rajahalme
Partner at FOV Ventures

MatchXR speaker Petri Rajahalme
Anttoni Vesterinen from Immersal

Anttoni Vesterinen
CEO at Immersal Ltd

Urho Konttori from Varjo

Urho Konttori
Co-founder and CTO at Varjo Technologies

Laura Olin from Zoan

Laura Olin
COO and Partner at ZOAN

Vesku Paananen from Microsoft Finland

Vesku Paananen
Tech Lead at Microsoft Finland

14:30
– 15:00

14:30-15:00

Testbed Helsinki, Innovation challenge of immersive technologies – new ways of enriching the comprehensive event experience of visitors

Presentation

Tapani Nevanpää
Senior Advisor at City of Helsinki

Johannes Kinnunen
COO at Fullsteam Helsinki

Tapani Nevanpää from City of Helsinki

15:00
– 15:30

15:00-15:30

Break

15:30
– 16:00

15:30-16:00

A united vision: federating XR talents & developments in Europe

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Laetitia Bochud
President at XR4Europe
Director at Virtual Switzerland

Laetitia Bochud from Virtual Switzerland and XR4Europe

16:00
– 16:30

16:00-16:30

Making of “Nightwish – A night in a virtual world”

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Laura Olin
COO and Partner at ZOAN

Laura Olin from Zoan

16:30
– 17:00

16:30-17:00

WebAR is re-inventing QR codes – interactive webAR-experiences bring print to life without the need for app downloads

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Frans Tihveräinen
CEO / AR Designer at flyAR Augmented Reality Studio Oy

Frans Tihveriäinen from FlyAR

Thursday the 18th
› Day 2

Presentations and interviews held in VR Pavilion Finland and its Partner Worlds in AltspaceVR and streamed to YouTube. Online mingling for anyone interested in the industry.

10:00

10:00

Good morning from HXRC

Rikumikko Kangasmäki

MatchXR host Rikumikko Kangasmäki

10:10
– 10:30

10:10-10:30

Showcasing CTRL Reality space

Recorded interview

Frans Enala
Sales and Marketing Manager at CTRL Reality Oy

Frans Enala from CTRL Reality Oy

10:30
– 11:00

10:30-11:00

What can Psychology offer for VR and vice versa?

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Ray Pohjanheimo
CEO at Ameliate

Ray Pohjanheimo from Ameliate

11:00
– 11:20

11:00-11:20

Showcasing School of Gaming Galactic Oy space

Recorded interview

Konstamikko Korhonen
Game Education Coordinator at School of Gaming Galactic Oy

Katja Huttunen
Master Game Educator at School of Gaming Galactic Oy

Konstamikko Korhonen from School of Gaming Galactic Oy
MatchXR speaker Katja Huttunen

11:20
– 11:50

11:20-11:50

Video based remote support called XReach and D365 Guides consultations, customer stories

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Mikko Luukkonen
Solution Sales at Softability

Mark Twain from Softability Oy

11:50
– 12:10

11:50-12:10

Showcasing University of Jyväskylä XR Campus

Recorded interview

Merja Juntunen
VR Learning Specialist and Project Researcher at University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education

Sara Kristiina Elisabeth Kumpulainen
XR designer and 3D Environment Artist at POKE Vocational College and enterpreneurship

Maria Mäkivirta
University Teacher in Art Education at University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education

Anna Nurmi
School Principal at Municipalty of Konnevesi

Petro Pitkänen
Student at University of Jyväskylä

Matti Rautiainen
Senior University Lecturer at University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education

Pekka Ouli
eLearning Specialist at POKE Vocational College

Ilona Laakkonen
Specialist, learning designer at JAMK School of Professional Teacher Education

Maria Mäkivirta from University of Jyväskylä
Anna-Maria Nurmi from Konnevesi
Matti Rautiainen from University of Jyväskylä
Petro Pitkänen from Jyväskylä University
Pekka Ouli from POKE
Matti Rautiainen from University of Jyväskylä

12:10
– 12:30

12:10-12:30

Collaborative VR: How Far We’ve Come

Presentation

Michael Barngrover
Founder at Raptor Dance Studios

Michael Barngrover from Raptor Dance Studios

12:30
– 13:00

12:30-13:00

Lunch break

13:00
– 13:30

13:00-13:30

Industrial XR applications

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Jaakko Mattila
XR Solution Manager at Elomatic ViSU

Jaakko Mattila from Elomatic ViSU

13:30
– 13:50

13:30-13:50

Showcasing POKE Vocational College

Recorded interview

Katja Huttunen
Coordinator of Technological Education at POKE Vocational College

Jukka Seppänen
eLearning Specialist at POKE Vocational College

Toni Mikkonen
Instructor at POKE Vocational College

MatchXR speaker Katja Huttunen
Jukka Seppänen from POKE Vocational College

13:50
– 14:00

13:50-14:00

Break

14:00
– 14:30

14:00-14:30

Democratizing education using Virtual Reality – What is Virtual Reality Education World and how Virtual Dawn is planning to make the world’s biggest Education platform in VR

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Antti Martikainen
CEO at Virtual Dawn

Antti Martikainen from Virtual Dawn

14:30
– 15:00

14:30:15:00

Building Dream – From Shakespeare to CCIXR

Presentation

Pippa Bostock
Business Director at University of Portsmouth

Alex Counsell
Technical Director for CCIXR at University of Portsmouth

Pippa Bostock from University of Portsmouth
Alex Counsell from University of Portsmouth

15:00
– 15:30

15:00-15:30

Virtual Reality psychotherapy: improving accessibility to mental health services

Presentation and 10-minute Q&A

Ksenia Avetisova
Strategic Development Lead, Innovation Partnerships at TietoEVRY

Nils Konstantinovs
Child Psychotherapist at Psychotherapy Centre for Children and Youth

Ksenia Avetisova from TietoEVRY
Nils Konstantinovits from Psychotherapy Centre for Children and Adolescents