Keynote Speakers

Lucia Pannese

Lucia Pannese is a passionate entrepreneur who established one of Europe’s leading and pioneering serious games companies, Milan-based imaginary, in 2004. With her background in mathematics and a very creative, multicultural mind, she acts as both CEO and Research Director and has published numerous international articles and papers.

Her company, Imaginary, is recognized internationally for its pioneering and innovative work, playing a key role in European Research. Since its foundation, imaginary has won and delivered a remarkable >30 European funded research projects and has received 14 awards for their work.

 

Lasse Tuominen

Extended reality is making its way to all industries and medical is no exception. Lasse joined Varjo especially because he saw the great opportunities XR has to offer in understanding behavioural metrics and decision making. Prior to joining Varjo, Lasse has worked as a Team Lead for customer success at Sievo, a data analytics company, working with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He also learned the ins and outs of cloud computing, and to utilize social platforms and digital marketing in guiding purchase decisions while working at Google. He’s now looking to combine XR, data analytics, and cloud computing to change the way research is done. Apart from exploring new realities, Lasse spends time with his two beautiful daughters, and playing many racket sports.

David Wortley

David Wortley is a VP of the International Society of Digital Medicine (ISDM. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce and a global thought leader and innovator on enabling technologies for health, education and the environment. He is on the editorial board of the Digital Medicine Journal and the Founder of 360in360 Immersive Experiences.

As the Founding Director of the Serious Games Institute (SGI) at Coventry University, his team established an International Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Innovation in the field of serious games and immersive technologies for a wide range of applications. His areas of special interest are technologies for preventative healthcare, collaboration, virtual reality and interactive rich media knowledge sharing. He a professional virtual event facilitator, webinar host and publisher.